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  1. 21 points
  2. Long time lurker here, circa 12 years or so..... I felt obliged to join this forum just to say: Clarko you're patter is shite mate, as you were gentlemen
    18 points
  3. "Like Alannis Morrisette said once back in the days of entertaining Newcastle United sides, 'Isn't it ironic, don't you think?' Once loudmouthed, cockney gobshites with holsten piss on their shirts buying our best players plus Kevin Scott and Ruel Fox to now showcasing Son and Kane for NUFC to see if we're interested in buying them? Lol. This is your match thread and I'm the people's chosen reporter, been there, marched up seven sisters, watched some frisk just a few yards away and now telling it like it is, straight from the shoulder like one of my mentors, one John Gibson esq. 'Caaaamm on you Spuuuurs', nar son, pipe doon, the proper chanters are in the smurk today to show you how supping, crooning and hopefully how football is done. Laters, Ryder and out!"
    17 points
  4. Thanks for the memories. Saturday was my first experience in St. James Park. I came from Madrid to your city just for the match. It was the momment I have been waiting for more than 10 years. I spoke with a lot of people in the city, in the stadium and everyone helped me, asked me why was a crazy Atletico de Madrid born fan than loves Newcastle. Love you guys. I can't explain why, but I started to cry when the match started. Appreciate what you have and you can enjoy every 15 days. You are very very very special. See you in the future, I know.
    17 points
  5. Man City - tba Liverpool - tba Chelsea - tba Man U - tba Spurs - tba Arsenal - Bruno Guimaraes - GAZUMPED y'fuckas ☑️ Get used to it, cunts. Next! (To be updated on a casual basis through the transfer windows to come). PS. Mods feel free to delete this if anything remotely shit happens.
    16 points
  6. I love that we're above all of the teams that signed the players who didn't want to join us in Jan because we were too far down the league
    16 points
  7. Michael Owen is a fat little cunt
    16 points
  8. You know, when I was there, I really didn't know how near was St James Park and when we walk just 4-5 minutes and we saw the Stadium was... OH. When I went to the city and to see the game, I knew that I sympathized with Newcastle and I really felt like a fan for more than 15 years. But when I heard the music that plays when the players take the field (Going Home: Theme of the Local Hero) and I started to cry a little, I really knew that I was in love with the club. Without a doubt for me it is one of the best days of my life.
    16 points
  9. Hi Everyone - Thank you to all the patrons who keep this place ticking, as a board we've nearly been running for twenty years & the temporary loss of the forum left a lot of us absolutely lost as to where to go to talk about Newcastle United. Twitter is toxic & given how tightly knit our community is other forums aren't really an acceptable replacement. When our Patreon fund was launched the response was amazing, we had enough funding to pay for the forum & associated costs. However we were left with a surplus. It was decided at the time that the forum would be run not for profit & at cost price. It was agreed among admins/moderators & patrons that the appropriate use of the surplus funds would be an annual donation to a local charity, chosen by the patrons. However things don't always go to plan & the world is a cruel place. In the past few weeks our gaze has been drawn away from Tyneside. Everyone is aware of the recent & continuing atrocities committed by the Russian Federation in Ukraine & given the acquisition of Newcastle United by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia the atrocities carried out by our majority owners in Yemen have been cast into the public eye. I have to admit, hitherto, I had very little to zero knowledge of KSA's military action in Yemen. As Saudi Arabia are allies of Great Britain this war doesn't make our news feed. I won't pretend to understand the geopolitical nuances of the situation, I'm a guitar player who likes to drink cans and watch Newcastle play, even if we're shite. However, given the desperation of the situation in Ukraine & our association with Saudi Arabia the decision has been taken to withdraw the surplus Patreon Cash & donate it 50/50 to the following organisations : RED CROSS YEMEN APPEAL RED CROSS UKRAINE APPEAL There will be a £75 donation to each organisation which will make a huge difference. Given that our patreon has only been running two months or so I'm sure we can all be proud of where the surplus funds will be going. When the world is a little more normal we'd ideally like to see surplus funds go to a local charity such as the West End Food Bank. In the meantime, thank you for your continued support & I hope you are satisfied with this use of funds. Regards, Tom (+ fellow admins & mods)
    15 points
  10. Clarko is misunderstood. He's making a long and detailed ironic demonstration on the uselessness of statistics in order to thoroughly embarrass The Fish into abandoning his hardline approach to conversations based around logic and numbers in favour of an approach akin to a Romantics' sense for the poetic. Clarko is the man above a sea of fog. Unfortunately for Clarko, the Fish cannot be embarrassed on account of his lack of a limbic system. So, we have ourselves an ol' fashion standoff.
    15 points
  11. I'm at the ground. Staveley just came out and held up Bruce's head.
    15 points
  12. Many heartfelt thanks for all the kind replies. I am feeling much better today, I've kept myself busy organising things which has actually helped. Dealing with personal effects is especially hard and seems to be my trigger. Also I have had to go through her contacts list phoning her friends individually to let them know - she didn't do social media and neither do I. Thank God her phone was unlocked. Hoping the funeral directors will take over tomorrow in organising things. I am going to take some positives out of this, mainly that in the end it was a rapid death without the weeks and months of suffering I have seen other friends and relatives endure due to cancer. I have seen people rot in agony in a way you wouldn't let a dog suffer, thank God that was avoided. Also two bits of advice. First one sounds incredibly trite, it's live life to the full every day. We aren't here for very long and every moment counts. Don't let relationships fester, don't stick with jobs you hate etc. How many people have said this but you've ignored the advice? I know I have, but its true. Second is more specific, if you find a person close to you in this situation make a fuss with the hospital to let you see them and for God's sake make sure the hospital has your correct contact details. Miscommunication has caused a bad outcome for me and if there was one thing I would turn back time on it would be that. Truly I believe now things can only get better for me this year, starting today.
    15 points
  13. I've spent many a workday researching CHAPS.
    15 points
  14. I don’t know Callum. But you weren’t arsed when it came to your own website (https://realcombatmedia.com), with its in depth coverage of Joshua vs Ruiz II so why are you arsed now? Fuck off you smoggy cunt.
    15 points
  15. Can we just get something clear. Toontastic.net isn't like these other forums where you can just waltz in and suddenly make friends with people. We're snobby, rather perpetual and overall cliquey. Most of us have known each other for years, I went to my first piss up when I was 16 and that was 16 years ago. Don't get excited - those numbers add up to 32. We've filled our quota on contrary twats and that quota is one and we let him stay out of sympathy or something. Basically we don't want your 'different opinion' or your 'take on things'. I want opinions I already know well in advance and agree with. We don't want to be your friend, fuck off. Signed, The Staff
    15 points
  16. just got home. there was a thatchers in the fridge, rolled a single skinner sat in the back.garden looking at the full moon and thinking life is fucking wonderful.
    14 points
  17. RIP Mrs Fist. Bit sick to get the kid involved though.
    14 points
  18. Elsewhere, Watford cheating to victory over home of the Spitfire by playing a manager they didn't have at the start of the season.
    14 points
  19. Chelsea They bring on Kepa in the last minute of extra time for penalties who then fails to save a single one and blazes his penalty over the bar to lose it for them.
    14 points
  20. God help Eriksen when Chris Wood is around. Asking him if he’s still got the heart for football and such
    14 points
  21. This doesn't feel right here considering the filfth posted above (!), but what the hell. Tired, somewhat numb. Got the inevitable phone call at 4.30 this morning to tell me my Dad had passed. Peacefully, in his sleep, and tbh it's really just a relief. I hope I never have to watch a loved one die in slow motion again. I haven't really even cried yet, but I know that's okay. Maybe I will at some point, maybe not, but what I do know is I loved him in life and that's what matters. So all in all, I feel okay. A word to the staff at the Freeman, they have been outstanding throughout, there's no way I can thank them enough ( I literally can't thank them because of the corruption and bribery protocols, huge irony given the government we have).
    14 points
  22. The only thing we should be getting in is about 15 positive tests at this stage
    14 points
  23. I know we're all celebrating but no matter what you think of him he's a human being. Yes we all know he'll a useless cunt but to go through months of abuse and then receive this crushing news this morning must be devastating. Please, everyone, keep Luke Edwards in your prayers.
    14 points
  24. Calling out around Wearside Are you ready for a brand new beat? Eternal Winter's there and the time is right For shitting in the street They're shitting in Roker (shiting in the street) Down in Pennywell (shitting in the street) In Hendon (shiting in the street) All we need is blue pop, sweet blue pop There'll be blue pop everywhere There'll be defecating, urinating, and spice being taken Shitting in the street
    14 points
  25. Great news lads the son in laws ex wife is home. It looks like she's going to be ok it's really brought it home how bad this is. Hopefully things can get back to some kind of normality in a couple of months & we can get over to see her & the kids. I'm starting to really miss all the grandkids I'm going to try & speak to them all today
    14 points
  26. Yesterday I told you that audios of the owners of Valencia are leaking. Okay. One leaked last night. In it, Anyl Murthy (the owner) says that Valencia is a beautiful city, but that they don't know how to export the club's brand. And for comparison, he says: 'Newcastle is a shitty city. But on the other hand, the club, at the sponsorship level, knows how to move'. This gentleman hasn't been eating at Greggs.
    13 points
  27. If there was a magic bullet that worked for everyone then I suppose no one would have a drinking problem in the first place. And it's not like what I've done has been flawlessly successful - I lapsed several times in my first year, and I had a few more wobbles during the worst of the Covid lockdowns too. But I think it's really important not to see that as a "back to square one" failure like AA would have you believe. For me the main thing is the intent. If you come to the conclusion that you really do want to (and need to) stop drinking, and you start taking steps to achieving that, it's completely fine to fuck up along the way as long as you're moving in the right direction overall. Think of it as training for a marathon. You wouldn't expect every training run to be better than the last one - you'll have days where it doesn't go like you want it to, you'll have injuries and niggles and setbacks and days when you can't be arsed, all of that. The main thing is the broader picture. That's why I see December 2013 as "when I stopped drinking", even if I haven't abstained completely ever since - it's the moment when it clicked with me, even if it took a while to unlearn some pretty unhealthy behaviours and get the right tools in place. Absolutely no one can do that from one day to the next, and if they say they can, they're a liar (or they're setting themselves up for a massive relapse one day). So I think you do need to internalise what you said there - "the negatives now greatly outweigh the positives" - and keep hammering that home until it begins to stick. "Never drinking again" does feel like a big imposition when you frame it like that, but "never feeling like absolute shit after drinking again" is a pretty good incentive if you can flip it round that way instead. For what it's worth, I went to in-person meetings with a group called SMART Recovery for about nine months in 2014-15 (and then again online for a few months after my lockdown wobble). I found them really useful, and I don't think they're necessarily just for people who have a more "conventional" addiction (i.e. using every day or whatever). They deal in science-based approaches, digging into why we do what we do and challenging the thinking that leads you to engage in addictive behaviours. A lot of it is CBT-adjacent, cost-benefit analyses, that kind of thing - the stuff your logical brain knows really but that you're liable to throw out of the window when you're feeling shit and just want to get blitzed, so the more you work through it and internalise it, the more chance there is of you applying it when it comes to the crunch. I don't know if there's anything like that around your way, but I'd definitely recommend an evidence-/science-based approach over AA, which I tried for one meeting and found to be absolutely depressing - all that "I realised I was powerless in the face of my addiction" stuff - bollocks. The choice to drink is just that, it's a choice you make, so you can also choose not to. The point is not to surrender yourself to your feelings, but to work out what it is you're feeling and what you're telling yourself that gives you the "permission" to make that choice in the first place against your better judgement - and, consequently, how to make different decisions in the moment. (Absolutely no shade meant on AA, it works well for a lot of people, I just think you're probably like me in the way your brain approaches these things and I imagine you'd benefit from something more rational.) In practical terms, cravings are definitely a right bugger, and for all they've lessened greatly for me over time, they still kick in in my weaker moments. There's nothing that definitely always works for me - it's a bit different every time. Sometimes a non-alcoholic drink scratches the itch enough (including in a pub environment, if you feel confident to do so without hitting a real drink - sometimes "low-stakes social contact" is actually the itch that needs scratching), sometimes pigging out on unhealthy food does the trick (not exactly a long-term option, but practically speaking it's a far lesser evil in the moment), or sometimes you just need to distract yourself or exercise or just get out of the house and have a change of scene until you can ride it out. Weirdly I found myself eating loads of Haribo after I first stopped, without asking myself why - turns out the body craves the sugar as much as the actual effect of the alcohol, so that's quite a common side-effect of stopping drinking. Tangfastics instead of Tanqueray. Who knew? I realise the above is all a bit stream-of-consciousness and I'm not sure any of it will be actively useful, but there's some jumping-off points there at least. Feel free to PM me any time if you want to, obviously, though if you're happy keeping the discussion here then it might help others too, you never know!
    13 points
  28. Huge set of results today. When Howe took over I firmly believed we had a decent chance of staying up - the time he had to work with the players and the potential to bring people in during the January window being key. Along with not being adrift even though we hadn’t won a game. But I thought it would be very tough and, if we were to eventually be safe, it would go down to the wire. There’s still work to do and we got away with one today (although I think Howe had very little luck in those early games). But what a fucking transformation, man. Already more than a point per game for the season and 7 (SEVEN!) points clear of the bottom three. And with only Everton, of teams below us, having games in hand.
    13 points
  29. It's the authentic romanticism of those from the southern Mediterranean that Fish lacks. The passionate description of Trippier's essence captured perfectly from la Diego without a single statistic in sight. Such qualitative understanding combined with perfect quantitative accuracy should be impossible; unbeliebable. And yet! Regardless of Fish's annual bourgeoise weekend in the Portuguese sun sipping on some concoction of fruit juice bullshit it is no substitute for the real thing. Diego lives everyday what Fish can never understand. Respect!
    13 points
  30. Shearer's take on the ethical conundrum.
    13 points
  31. This is only my second post since joining in Feb 2011. There hasn’t been a lot of good news to shout about to be fair. Now I feel like the hermit, in Life of Brian… “I’m alive, I’m alive!”
    13 points
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