Time for Ashley to build a bridge?

Good luck Chris!
Just over six months ago Mike Ashley surprisingly sacked manager Chris Hughton, a move which angered many supporters as they felt that Chris was doing as good a job as possible in his first season back in the Premier League.

Anyway that was then, this is now. Newcastle have moved on now and finally Chris has been given the chance to move on at his new club Birmingham City and I’m sure all supporters would love to wish Chris all the best in his new role.

I will be giving Chris some support as, living in Birmingham, I’ll be going to watch a few of the friendlies at St Andrews and show some respect to a man who held us together during rather turbulent times. It will also of course relieve my withdrawal symptoms that I’ve suffered since the end of last season and I can’t wait to watch some football again!

Many of us Newcastle supporters felt that Mike Ashley was rather disgraceful in his treatment of Chris Hughton, but maybe now that Chris has a new job Mike could help out the man that done such a great job for him?

Birmingham City find themselves in the Championship after a mixed season in which they won the League Cup but ended up relegated on the final day of the season. Many of their better players are rumoured to be moving on to pastures new which will leave them with a thin squad and I personally would like to see our club help out the man who got us out of the Championship at the first time of asking.

I think it would be a great move for all concerned if we were to send some of our fringe players on loan to gain some valuable first team experience. If players like Haris Vuckic, Shane Ferguson and Phil Airey go on loan to Birmingham, I’m sure they will get a lot of playing time at quite a competitive level and who knows, they may even be able to gain some European experience.

I still think that Mike Ashley owes Chris Hughton big time, but will his ego allow him to help his former manager who showed nothing but respect to the club and its supporters through some miserable times?

Personally I would love to see Chris Hughton do a great job at Birmingham City and get them back into the Premier League at the first time of asking. And if some of our young players can help them achieve this, I think it will be smiles all around.

So is this a plan with no drawbacks? It certainly looks like one too me, as these young players will not get much playing time at our club yet, but maybe after a good season and plenty of time on the pitch, we might get to see what these players are really capable of and is young Haris as good as what we are lead to believe? Only time will tell.

Good luck Hooters!

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339 thoughts on “Time for Ashley to build a bridge?

  1. @223, now you’ve pointed it out, πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  2. πŸ˜• wtf i doubt they wil be pretending 2 be me mate ! i dont go on twitter , wudnt kna how to use it

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  3. Batty take it easy mate I was about to go mesel but have just noticed that the Armycadet is on so I will stay for a bit mate πŸ˜‰

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  4. aye, my spelling isnt the best, and i hardly ever put commas in online, but i wouldnt say im illiterate πŸ˜†

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  5. Anyone live around Warwickshire… will need some mates when i get to Ingerland. Moving to COV in September… will need a few Toon supporting mates, to ballance out the Manure supporting household I’ll be moving in with. Worried.

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  6. Well if you dont go on, and dont know how to use it, then it was obviously someone pretending to be you πŸ˜†

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  7. Big Dave
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 10:09 PM
    Army where are ye you ****ing tosser ! LOL do I know who you are ?? yeah I do, your a right ****ing Tool that thinks the’re an internet warrior

    hope thats not aimed at me mate

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  8. Army you just sent jobey a message saying you was going on the blog, school boy error πŸ˜†

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  9. To be fair, we all make mistakes online.

    Alreet Newkie mate, had my first proper night oot the other night πŸ˜†

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  10. 232
    Big Dave
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 11:22 PM
    Army when do you want to meet me, and get your hands on me

    wtf you talking about??? ive just came on the net as ive been on the docs about me sick 13 day son and your sayn that?? whats your problem mara??

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  11. jay jay
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 11:23 PM
    Army you just sent jobey a message saying you was going on the blog, school boy error

    tel me where i said that mate???

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  12. It’s alreet ryam, aslong as you dont correct me again, my english lit teacher is already enough of a coont with spellings 😈 πŸ˜†

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  13. @Big Dave

    Well spotted. I’d give you a gold star but… We’ve oceans between us. Take a rain-check?!

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  14. 1000000000% on my sons life saying thats not me mate , i dont use twitter

    whats ya problem with me always trying to wind me up??

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  15. Spence-good lad πŸ˜‰ Any good?

    Ryan no worries mate, some times I turn into a proper grammar nazi myself and then proceed to embarrass myself anyway.. πŸ˜†

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  16. @SpencerTheToon

    Haha, don’t take it the wrong way mate. It was just the irony of the first statement that made me chuckle. Thought it was done on purpose first.

    Right, off to get some work done. 8.30am here! You lucky pricks get to have a sound night sleep!

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  17. Strange this like. I blame the heat! It’s messed everything else up!

    Spence good times fella seriously jealous!

    We should have an article showing who’s where in the countey

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  18. Country. F-ing iPhone man.

    I’m off to have an hou before work. Hope some people are nightowls too

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  19. Army I believe you then but please dont swear on your bairns life mate. I fyou have to do that then the person your saying it to isn’t worth the bother πŸ˜‰
    Your words enough and I hope the wee lad is ok mate

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  20. Aye banging Newkie, brothers ID worked a treat, spend Β£70 πŸ˜†

    Ryan, I didnt take offence, I found it funny πŸ˜†

    Raffo, I cant wait man, a soon as I get up there, I will just live with a smile on my face πŸ˜†

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  21. 252
    Big Dave
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 11:31 PM
    Army I believe you then but please dont swear on your bairns life mate. I fyou have to do that then the person your saying it to isn’t worth the bother
    Your words enough and I hope the wee lad is ok mate

    wey man u wernt gana believe me , tel al ya pals on here aswell it wasnt me!! aye hes alreet mate just loaded with cold and being sick loads!! like what i said i dont use twitter and who evers winding yous up hasnt got nowt better to do in there life!!

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  22. Jealous jobey? πŸ˜‰

    It might of sounded gay, but I will just be able to do stuff that I enjoy doing. Sheffield is possibly the shytest city in the country.

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  23. @Ryan

    I always get picked on πŸ˜†

    And in secondry, I used to shout stuff out without thinking about it, and used to make some right stupid mistakes, and all teachers used to take the piss out of me for it (apart from the boring ones) πŸ˜†

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  24. πŸ˜† i cme on here for a bit crack and all i seem to get is jip πŸ˜†

    a nearly **** masel wen i seen yous all slagging me off when i came on πŸ˜†

    is the lads name on twitter just ” army ” ?

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  25. Just got on and its like a damn soap opera on this site!

    Either talking about Spences queerness, Batty’s ugliness, Daves birds (feathered apparently).

    English grammar lessons….

    Army the internet warrior (fake apparently).

    Is there anyone who wants to talk a bit of football?

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  26. No army. its david summat, but he said it was you when someone asked. πŸ˜†

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  27. @263 If you want to talk football, get on at 10:30 in the moring πŸ˜†

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  28. Gotta say though, Richietoon. Great sense of humour.

    And Jay Jay to a degree (for a ginger) – still think he’s pissed at being discriminated against, like only being able to use two life lines on ‘Who wants to be a millionaire’ πŸ˜‰

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  29. Army @ 256 I hope he gets better soon mate and everyone will know its not you now πŸ˜‰

    Spencer @ 260 what do you mean you used to shout stuff out without thinking ? oh and who picks on ye ?

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  30. aye me jj

    it wud make a change than getting accused of stuf i havent done πŸ˜•

    jj do u think nzog will be choosing us over sumderland then ?? al never forgive him if he goes there like 😯

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  31. Like if teacher asked a question, I would of just shoted out, I was a rebel in school mate πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†

    And Jobey picks on me the most πŸ˜₯

    And people always pick up on my spellings, but know one eles πŸ˜†

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  32. Army,

    I thinks Zogs preferred choice is undoubtably here, what with half the French team here already.
    That’s assuming we’be even attempted to get him and its not just agent talk.

    If he get offered 10k a month more he’ll go whenever. They all would.

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  33. jesus christ someone is having normal crack with me on here , cheers jj πŸ˜† , nowt worst when you get blamed 4 summit you havent done!!

    its sad jj , money takes control of footy these days , if nzog is just after the coin then he can jog on imo!!! we want players he that wana do well 4 the club !!

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  34. Spencer,

    ” Like if teacher asked a question, I would of just shoted out, I was a rebel in school mate”

    Surprised you didn’t end up in juvie… You rebel you.

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  35. raffo do you rate clichy?? i think hes canny good like , nowhere near as gud as enrique like

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  36. Army @ 274 πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† dont know mate I was going to ask you the same πŸ˜‰
    Lads I normally find with mesel anyway that I only wind up people that I tend to like and get on with, if I didn’t like ye I wouldn’t really talk to ye.
    JJ as I said before if Zogs wants international footie there is no better place than here as the French boss’s will be regular visitors to SJP

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  37. Ye, money is,taking control…

    It’s one thing I will praise MA for… They refuse to dish out high wages when there is risk involved without getting return…

    Hopefully we’ll never be stuck with the likes of frocks like Smith, Butt, Casapa, etc because we can’t get rid of them because their wages are too high…

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  38. i think theres no other place than newcastle 4 zoggy like , would we be playing him right midfield if he comes??

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  39. Jay… has to have a sense of humour, he’s ginga and his humour stops the 5ft giants picking on him πŸ˜‰

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    batty
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 10:17 PM
    i dont think army has got a twitter has he thats why he always asks whats happening

    cheers batty mate

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  41. Army- stop worrying about it mate, we know it wasnt you now like πŸ™‚

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