Clipping the wings of the golden goose

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You can bet your life there are a few football club owners with very twitchy sphincter muscles at the moment. Such are the riches on offer with the new TV deal no one wants to miss out; staying in the premier league means getting your hands on the golden goose of football. The new deal, some £5.1 bn, is truely eyewatering even after you allow for 5 percent going to grassroots football and community projects and charities, it still leaves £4.9bn going to Premier league clubs. I personally feel the 5 percent to grass roots is not enough, the whole package needs to be shared out much more fairly throughout the leagues. We have gotten to the stage now where this deal makes the champions league money look like small fry and as for the Europa league, forget it. At the end of the day few clubs below the top 6 in the premier league will have much appetite for a run in Europe if it risks their Premier league status and the money on offer. No, they’ll be content with a good cup run to keep the natives happy and the ultimate aim of safety. This is a scenerio we as Newcastle fans are all too familiar with, with the exception of the good cup run. It’s starting to feel like the perfect storm has arrived with different elements all coming together to finally kill off the game as we know it. If it wasn’t before then it certainly is more business than football now, as we have seen with our own clubs owner. I predict more and more that Ashley’s entering the world of football because, for the first time, there is real money to be made if you do it right. My big concern though is that he won’t utilise the new TV money to fund a couple of quality signings, instead keeping to our ‘wipe our own nose’ philosophy that he has in place. All very admirable but what happens when the so called lesser clubs start throwing their new financial weight around buying up quality players and leap frogging us in the league in the process? I feel he really needs to loosen the purse strings before we start to drift away, and a good start would be using some of our windfall to land a quality coach. A good coach, two or three quality signings and some of our up and coming youngsters should see us look much healthier next season. I really don’t see the point in clipping the wings of the golden goose, do you?

By KIMTOON

287 thoughts on “Clipping the wings of the golden goose

  1. Mike has learned all about relegation. He doesn’t like it at all. We might have a decent young core if they can get healthy (Lascelles, Aarons, Perez, Haidara, possibly even Dummett as backup CB). We also have an improving Cabella, De Jong to come back, Janmaat, and Krul. That’s not too bad if we keep them all. However after that it gets more dicey. Colback is uninspired but decent, but beyond that we’re woefully thin. Tiote will be sold and Gouffran has not been great. Nor has squidward. Anita can be competent but not great. We need several good players obviously but Mike probably thinks we can scrape through another season with possibly one or two incoming and what we have. Pathetic? Yes for any ambitious owner but typical of Mike.

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  2. Troysta @225: i don’t normally answer idiots but in your case I will make an exception. It is not about an either/or of Pardew or Carver. It is who would be a good manager for us. In my opinion it is neither/nor Pardew or Parver. Yes, I said Parver. It is a simple answer, why do you keep repeating a meaningless question?

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  3. I didn’t mention Colo or Willo because that is where a true disaster lies if at least one of them (Willo) is not gone or at least consigned to the bench next season.

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  4. I’ll go for a 2-1 and on Troys question I would have stuck with Pards over Carver.
    But Pards got out IMO because he got sick of being a puppet and Jabba’s **** deflector

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  5. Is 4 of the 5 loanees at Rangers injured as well?. Just noticed their team tonight and only Vuckic featured – none of the others were even on the bench tonight.

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  6. Sharpy ,yep 4 injured mate, we are a joke for injuries, effin god knows what goes on in training like.
    Tomorrow 4.0 to them I reckon and another defensive injury for us

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  7. So now Sammi is in talks with Real Sociadade. Why not I say, we haven’t been bothered to offer him a contract.

    We’re doing a cracking job trying to keep these good young players we have.

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  8. Well done Big Dave for being the only one brave enough to commit. The others dare not say Pardew after all the crying they did to get shot of him and drove him out.

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  9. Begas

    Have you gave Aussie a knock next door lately. I know he will be sulking behind his settee but just to check in case he’s fallen down the inside and can’t get out. 😯

    I’m shaking my head in full Oz style. 😉

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  10. I don’t understand why anyone is answering Troysta’s dumb question? Pardew buggered off, done a bunk, did a runner, ran for the hills at the first opportunity. We are left with his yes man, the superbly ugly John Carver because Charnley has neither the experience nor knowledge to do his job. So we are left with Hobson’s choice, ie. no choice at all. Troysta thinks it is valid to ask which of these losers we would want and the obvious answer is neither, but he frames his question in such a way that he will TRY to poke fun at anybody who chooses this answer.

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  11. So Mike, you are a professional footballer, and what attributes do you bring to this job? Well Guvnor, I run about a bit, though not very fast. I point a lot to other players for my colleagues to pass to as my close control is non-existent. If I do get a pass I immediately hoof it up to the opposition. Of course my party piece is to stand on the edge of the opposition box for every free kick and never win a single contest. All of the other managers know this is what I will do but the former Guvnor said I should continue until I get it right, which will be never because I am a plank.

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  12. Psychs

    So you were happy to drive Pards out with your abuse but now you’ve got a replacement you don’t like it.

    I take it from your answer you would rather have Pards but are too frightened to commit. 😉

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  13. It’s Willo bashing this week. It’ll be someone else once Willo is driven out. Some people are never positive. 🙄

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  14. Troysta: I didn’t drive Pards out of anywhere, he left of his own accord. I am sort of taking the piss out of how useless Williamson really is. It has got to the point that it is a joke and I am therefore making a joke about it. I made some positive comments @171.

    Are you seriously trying to say I am moaning when just about every comment you make is a criticism of someone else on this blog including @243 and @244? (except when you congratulate Troy Junior for being a ****).

    Your dumb questions and incessant repetitive follow ups are the real issue, not me calling Carver ugly or Williamson useless. I am just having a bit of fun pointing out the ugliness and uselessness.

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  15. And Troysta, if you read what I am saying, it is that I didn’t want or like Pardew and think his understudy is a poor choice chosen by an unqualified MD. I doubt that I am the first NUFC fan to point out Williamson’s deficiencies and suggest that we can do better?

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  16. Troysta: If I had pointed out that Amdy Faye was the worst player ever to play for NUFC would you have gotten your the pom poms out and put on your rah rah skirt to say you support the team and I don’t?

    I am being negative about a few things that I think deserve to be critcised. I have always worn black and white glasses and been absurdly optimistic about NUFC from the time I went in the 70’s. Taking the piss out of some of the bad management and bad players has always been part of the NUFC fan culture. We haven’t won a domestic trophy for 60 years FFS so you have to laugh otherwise you will cry.

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  17. It’s so funny how Big Dave, I and Troy’s consistency in opinions continues to keep showing were right. I wish some people would show some humility and accept it.

    The reality train is full speed ahead and some…

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  18. Stuart

    Heaven forbid. Humility. On here. Not a chance. 😉

    I blame Psychs for most things bad at nufc.

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  19. wehey@248 from loyal season ticket holder, stuart79 has designated himself official driver of the legendary reality train.
    that really did have me giggling 🙂

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  20. Troysta @250: I blame me as well, but why stop there? I was responsible for the appeasement of Nazi Germany even though I wasn’t even born. I am at fault for how bad Radio One DJs are and how everything they play sounds like the same tinny crap or copied from summink else. It is people like me who are sending Britain to the dogs with my hatred of a stand up bloke like Pardew and his mini-me Geordie accented successor.

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  21. I wonder when Carver will be appointed full time? My bet is a week after the season finishes. Then sit back and watch ticket sales plummet.

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  22. Munich – You say that like its a bad thing to be a season ticket holder. I’m not sure you’re right in the head. I’ve given them plenty of time to prove me wrong – they haven’t so I haven’t renewed my season ticket. What’s wrong with that?

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  23. klunk……sorry in the absence of smiley and emoticons, thats me laughing my head off…

    stuart79, now don’t go getting personal mate, it’s not good for you.

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  24. stuart79@257, for me being a season ticket holder whilst watching on as Ashley decimates the club IS a bad thing mate.

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  25. In summary:

    1. I didn’t like Pardew and his smarmy ways or the way he would send us on death spirals and played ****e football most of the time.

    2. I have no idea who Lee Charnley is or what qualifies him to be Managing Director of one of the most storied clubs in the world?

    3. Carver is a continuation from Pardew and complicit in the ****e football we played. On these horror shows like True Blood they are holding up Carver masks to scare away the vampires.

    4. However, Carver has been handed a poisoned chalice with having only one decent goalkeeper and 3 defenders (Williamson doesn’t count).

    Is that enough ****ing for the reality train riders?

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  26. troy can’t you help eric sykes out with his love affair with jc. obviously the term “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” hasn’t reached Chicago yet 🙂

    all aboard next stop Trumpton….

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  27. very strange that a so called fan (Munich) wouldn’t give his support to the actual team instead choose from the off not to support them at all due to Ashley. At least I’ve given the club every chance.

    On another note I notice a very big effort on the part of the local media to get Carver on a positive note. There’s been positive (apparently) stories everyday about Carver. It’s so clear that the club are laying the ground for his appointment. Yet again, not the best we can get, just the cheapest and easiest.

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  28. Eric – I think the point Troy is making is that however Pardew left whether sacked or resigned we would not have replaced him with somebody better. They history of Ashley shows that. So the supporters should have realised that, accepted that and be happy with Pardew who was doing much, much better than anyone else would do from the list Ashley would choose from to replace him.

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  29. I suppose we can only live in hope that Ashley appoints the right manager. Still think it’s going to be a slow build up to Carver getting the job.

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  30. I just thought it needed explaining a bit more to you because you seem to struggle with the basic understanding of what he’s saying. Is it reading in general you struggle with or a more over arching problem of understanding normal rationale?

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  31. Troy Junior: why do you feel it is necessary to explain Troysta’s points to me? I will use the term again but your insults are like being mauled by a dead sheep.

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  32. It must be your reading as you’ve asked the same question twice. Moby!

    Have you ever got anything right regards NUFC? I’m not trying to insult you, I’m pointing out that I don’t believe I have ever seen you say something that has been correct. That probably annoys you more than anything, so I totally admire you for continuing to contribute (loosely) on this blog. You add comedy value, so thanks.

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  33. stuart79@263, fyi i’ve been a toon fan since i went to my first game in 1970. if we had less fans like you blindly stuffing spondoolicks under ashley’S MATTRESS WE MIGHT SEE THE back of the parasite. now you’ve seen the light, welcome aboard the toon army armchair branch.
    oh for those heady champions league years. thank goodness we had the chance to enjoy those before dodgy money destroyed soccer

    all aboard for Trumpton toot toot…

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  34. TJ: I try to add a bit of humour but yours and Troy Senior’s comments cant be beat in that respect. If I repeated myself I am sorry. But if you keep saying the same dumb things I am liable to have the same answers.

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  35. And TJ: look at my post @261. Exactly what am I saying that is out of order? The away fans were singing “are you Pardew in disguise” last week about Carvs. They can’t be true NUFC fans though, criticising the bloke and not being on the reality train. Never.

    So we have Munich Mag who started going in 1970 and me who was there from 1972. I am thousands of miles away in Chicago and yet watch every game and Munich is 100’s away and does the same. Am I supposed to value your jumped up repetitions of Troysta’s opinions?

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  36. big dave@270, ya cheeky monkey ya. 🙂

    i was just in short trousers at that time mate… bit cowld it was as well 😉 the rest of the 21 year olds had long trousers though 🙂

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  37. eric sykes@274, don’t try and get me on your side mate, you don’t need it, you have stuart79 on the run as it is.:-)

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  38. reet, off for a 5k run, then sun glasses, shorts and flip flops and a few beers in the sun watching the toon take on the mighty man city. may the best team win …ahem….

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  39. Trousers? We couldn’t afford trousers. I had to make do with wrapping the old curtains round me belly and tying thembetween me legs with a clothes peg from the line.

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  40. There goes, Eric’s illiteracy again. I didn’t say you had said anything out of order. Would you like me to to start making my comments on audio for you so you understand them?

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  41. TJ: where are you getting this stuff about me not being able to write or understand from? You might notice that I don’t usually use incorrect grammar or spelling. If that is the best you can offer… **** me, that is sad.

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  42. TJ @279: illiteracy is different to misunderstanding or miscomprehending. If you are going to criticise someone for misspelling, misuse of the language, then at least get it right!

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  43. MM: enjoy the weather. I wasn’t trying to get you on my side at all, just mentioned you that’s all. As for Troy Junior, if I needed any help with him I would have to be seriously mentally impaired. Someone who has the Troysta as a mentor cannot be thinking that clearly.

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  44. ERIC SYKES
    February 21, 2015 at 13:52
    MM: enjoy the weather. I wasn’t trying to get you on my side at all, just mentioned you that’s all. As for Troy Junior, if I needed any help with him I would have to be seriously mentally impaired. Someone who has the Troysta as a mentor cannot be thinking that clearly.

    I thought we had already established your mental impairment?

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  45. brisvegas@278, didn’t you also stand on the leazes end in the 70’s :-)… i remember you wearing doc martens and auld curtains from fenwicks 😥 wrapped round your belly…

    have you tracked down your 2ic Aussie Mag yet ? thats some hissy fit spell that Troy cast on him…..pity really 🙁

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