Does Best and Ireland’s night on the town really matter?

What's the big deal?
I’ve read a few opinions and different articles that have talked about Leon Best and Stephen Ireland and their night on the town.

Even other sites are starting to jump on the bandwagon now and suggest that then emergence of a photo of the pair, plus Caleb Folan, taken at a posh Newcastle nightclub could be causing problems at Newcastle United. This is of course utter bollocks and only someone that is so far removed from what really happens in the UK would suggest such a thing.

Quite honestly, who really cares whether or not two players, who were not in the matchday squad I’ll add, went to a nightclub? I know I don’t and I feel that some are reacting in a bit of an over-the-top fashion. Fair play to the vast majority of people on the blog as they also see that there isn’t really a problem with anything that has gone on, but it won’t stop people creating a headline, or even a story, out of what is essentially nothing.

It’s a situation that is ripe for the drama queen’s and headline writers to have a field day with, but there was actually nothing wrong with them going out for a night out. I mean who is to say that they were even drinking?

‘Two lads have a night out on night off’ should be the headline, although I feel it’s only a matter of time before it changes and no doubt the self righteous among us will preach how these athletes should be looking after their body and have a responsibility etc etc. Really? So they should all act like monks should they?

Storm in a teacup springs to mind!

About toonsy

A lifelong Newcastle fan and current webmaster of this very 'blog who has the sole aim of creating a place by Newcastle United fans, for Newcastle United fans.

148 thoughts on “Does Best and Ireland’s night on the town really matter?

  1. Just to clarify something,Best was injured in training on thursday,and the night out was when? πŸ˜•

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  2. TOONSY last thread.
    i see were your comeing from,i woundnt like it either,grinds ye doon like

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  3. Aye Ice, but then I suppose it happens. It’s just people need to be aware that eventually I’ll have enough and just stop it from happening full stop. I have enough my plate without having people constantly trying to get a rise out of me πŸ™‚

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  4. Jay πŸ˜†

    Tell you what though, if I had Best’s physique I doubt I’d wear a top at all 😯

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  5. think aboot poor richie,cant find top to fit,telt him to try rent -a-tent,they should find sumit πŸ™

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  6. Here comes the 85million question,who will score first.

    Torres or carroll? πŸ™„ 😈

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  7. Jay@6 πŸ˜†

    Ice…good job I respect my elders πŸ˜‰

    but seriously, they’re athletes and they should be looking after their bodies a little better, afterall they do have a responsibility to set a good role model! πŸ˜‰

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  8. I forgot footballers were not allowed to have a social life…If Best and Ireland went out and were fit for Stoke aye fair enough, but considering they were both injured why are we even talking about this?

    Not sure about Folan though, he might have had a game unless if he is injured too.

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  9. Apparently,it has been very long since i last watch milner,and boy.he hasn’t improve his crossing. πŸ˜†

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  10. that pic makes me feel sick !!!! newcastle got beat 4-0 yesterday which im really hurt about then i turn my pc on 2 see that pic ??? newcastle are a massive joke!!! going out in a night club and showing off your stomach ?? its what little kids do man !!!

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  11. He can’t play when he’s injured, fair enough if he pulls an arm muscle by lifting his top and is out for the rest of the season moan… but he hasnt

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  12. So we have the spanish contingent, the OAP contingent and now the irish contingent. Did Best get injured on St. Paddy’s day kissing the blarney stone.

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  13. torres 50 million , ben arfa 5 million HAHAHAHAHAHAHA WE SPENT 45 MILLION CHEAPER TO GET A BETTER PLAYER

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  14. Jobey07
    Posted March 20, 2011 at 4:38 PM
    He can’t play when he’s injured, fair enough if he pulls an arm muscle by lifting his top and is out for the rest of the season moan… but he hasnt

    HES LOOKING LIKE A MUPPET AFTER HE HASNT EVEN PLAYED A MINUTE FOR NEWCASTLE YET THO MATE THEN BEIN A HOOP WHEN HE GOES OUT

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  15. not really done much wrong IMO, fair enough if he was meant to play and didnt play to have a drink, but he can’t play, im sure he’d want to play

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  16. I don’t think lifting his shirt is “being a hoop”. I mean Geordie golden boy Carroll actually used to break the law when he went out yet nee ****er used get uppity about it. In fact a lot of people stuck up for him which was laughable in hindsight.

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  17. whats the problem?? i want him 2 sort himsel out and play mint for newcastle thats the problem

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  18. Army69
    Posted March 20, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    “whats the problem?? i want him 2 sort himsel out and play mint for newcastle thats the problem”

    So we could say the same about Best then as well?

    Should all injured players be house bound until they are fit?

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  19. Carroll smacked his lass and people still stuck up for him.

    ”probably deserved it” ” provoked him” etc.

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  20. well i think differently 2 you toonsy but when it comes to newcastle players who are a watse of money then it annoys me ! my girlfriends grandad is jackie milburn and do you think he would of went on like that showing off when he went out?? nope

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  21. They could have just been out celebrating st paddy’s having a laugh and a drink or two. I think the media are stirring up a bit of a storm in a tea cup here. yes it may have been the night before but to put it into perspective they didn’t travel with the rest of the squad, they are injured presumably and their next game isn’t for 2 weeks. Plus whats the point of Ireland coming here if he doesn’t drive his bling bling pink Range Rover around the quayside a couple of times. πŸ˜€

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  22. Army69
    Posted March 20, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    “well i think differently 2 you toonsy but when it comes to newcastle players who are a watse of money then it annoys me ! my girlfriends grandad is jackie milburn and do you think he would of went on like that showing off when he went out?? nope”

    Of course not, but times move on.

    End of the day, would Ireland have been fit to play anyway? No, where is the harm? Can people not go out and enjoy their spare time or summit?

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  23. Army69
    Posted March 20, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    πŸ˜› and your a muppet

    This is correct. Jobey doesn’t know who his dad is πŸ˜†

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  24. DJG
    Posted March 20, 2011 at 4:53 PM
    They could have just been out celebrating st paddy’s having a laugh and a drink or two. I think the media are stirring up a bit of a storm in a tea cup here. yes it may have been the night before but to put it into perspective they didn’t travel with the rest of the squad, they are injured presumably and their next game isn’t for 2 weeks. Plus whats the point of Ireland coming here if he doesn’t drive his bling bling pink Range Rover around the quayside a couple of times
    hahahahaha

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  25. Army69- That’s hurtful. Just realised your name, whats the reason behind it? is it your hobby or something?

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  26. @DJG I agree with you as they weren’t even part of the squad and could have been celebrating st paddy’s. It’s just the media trying to create a storm, probably they were allowed out but they will resume training next week for a game that is in two weeks

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  27. toonsy
    Posted March 20, 2011 at 4:53 PM
    Army69
    Posted March 20, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    β€œwell i think differently 2 you toonsy but when it comes to newcastle players who are a watse of money then it annoys me ! my girlfriends grandad is jackie milburn and do you think he would of went on like that showing off when he went out?? nope”

    Of course not, but times move on.

    End of the day, would Ireland have been fit to play anyway? No, where is the harm? Can people not go out and enjoy their spare time or summit?

    im just sick of the clowns keep coming 2 newcastle mate thats all

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  28. Army69 why can’t footballers go on a night out and enjoy them selves? Not surprised Bests showing his body off to be honest.

    Like toonsy said Carroll broke the law and we used to sing about it, no one really cared. If Ireland is crap we send him back to Villa which is not an issue.

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  29. Jobey07
    Posted March 20, 2011 at 4:55 PM
    Army69- That’s hurtful. Just realised your name, whats the reason behind it? is it your hobby or something?

    im in the army mate , fight for your country pal

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  30. If I was Ireland I would keep my top on. He looks like a bag of bones and his back is covered in feathers. πŸ˜†

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  31. DJG
    Posted March 20, 2011 at 5:00 PM
    If I was Ireland I would keep my top on. He looks like a bag of bones and his back is covered in feathers.
    HAHAHA nice 1 mate

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  32. Jobey07
    Posted March 20, 2011 at 5:04 PM
    DJG- do you like the Sol Campbell kind of figure on a guy?
    im getting worried about you like

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  33. Army69- why?

    Toonsy- you say ed’s article, that’s giving him a bit more credit than he deserves πŸ˜›

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  34. I think Pardew needs to sort this matter out in the quietest way possible. Did anybody else think that Harper was lacking confidence yesterday? He didn’t seem his usual self

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  35. Goose….he seemed himself in respect of not being able to kick a ball first time πŸ˜‰

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  36. jobey you have the strangest questions pal , asking people if they like the sol campbell kind of figure on a guy , weird lad

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  37. gareth barry has made an excellent career for himself for a player of limited ability. nae wonder england do nowt at major championships if he is a bench mark of the side.

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  38. batty
    Posted March 20, 2011 at 5:13 PM
    army69 so is ya missis related too bobby charlton the manc as well
    aye she gets on better with jackie tho mate

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  39. terry is down.all the talk about terry being the captain,and if he is not fit.LMAO

    fabio capello is watcHing

    oh the irony.

    πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜›

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  40. icedog
    Posted March 20, 2011 at 5:14 PM
    ARMY69 you al-reet,hope your looking after your lass mind
    ????

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