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Douggy B

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  1. I thought this may calm the nerves of a few on here who are worried for the future of NUFC if they get relegated Sunday. I have mapped the post war positions of NUFC on a graph to map out the yoyo nature of NUFCs league position in the "modern game". I have then mapped it against a team who I have chosen at random. You can see on the graph that really what is happening at the moment may be just part of a natural cycle for a club whos place is just between the top two divisions. If that doesn't make you feel better I don't know what will.
  2. Will you cry?

    I have really never got it it when you see grown men in floods of tears. I have been at cup finals on both the winning and losing side but I have never once felt the urge to cry over football. My emotions are massive elation if things go well and anger (often misdirected) when things go really badly. Will you cry, either way?
  3. Muslim extremists

    Three men accused of plotting to bomb New York synagogues and fire missiles at aircraft have appeared in court on weapons and conspiracy charges. They and another man were detained after planting what they allegedly thought were bombs at two synagogues. The three, wearing shackles, were detained until 5 June for a preliminary hearing, Judge Lisa Smith ordered. Prosecutor Eric Snyder described them as "extremely violent men" and "eager to bring death to Jews". 'Best target' James Cromitie (also known as Abdul Rahman), David Williams (aka Daoud and DL), and Onta Williams (aka Hamza) appeared in court in White Plains, New York. Mr Snyder said Mr Cromitie had "complained" that the "best target" - the World Trade Center destroyed on September 11, 2001 - had already been targeted. The fourth man, Laguerre Payen (aka Amin and Almondo), was due in court later. Mr Payen's lawyer said he had been injured during his arrest and was receiving hospital treatment, according to AFP news agency. Before the court hearing, New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, visiting one of the synagogues, said all four "wanted to commit jihad". SEALED COMPLAINT FBI's allegations in full (Source: New York Times) [386 KB] Most computers will open this document automatically, but you may need Adobe Reader Download the reader here New York terror sting detailed The men had allegedly agreed to buy explosives from FBI agents posing as Islamic militants. The four are charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction within the US and conspiracy to acquire and use anti-aircraft missiles, officials said. The charges carry jail terms of between 25 years and life imprisonment. A senior FBI official in New York said three were US citizens and one was from Haiti. BBC defence and security correspondent Rob Watson says the case appears to be a classic sting operation against suspected home-grown militants rather than a plot with any links to known international terrorism. 'No risk' Speaking outside the Riverdale Temple, one of the intended targets, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised the work of New York's police and the FBI. The four have all made anti-Semitic statements, the police chief says The alleged plot served as a reminder to New Yorkers to remain vigilant "at all times", the mayor said. "The bottom line is that we have to be constantly vigilant and we have to constantly be sure that we have the best police department in the world, that they are well led and well trained." Mr Kelly, the police commissioner, stressed that the arrests were the result of a lengthy operation and that despite the serious nature of the charges, no-one was ever actually put at risk. According to prosecutors, the men planned to detonate cars packed with C-4 plastic explosives outside the Riverdale Temple and the Riverdale Jewish Center in the Bronx district of the city. They also intended to target military planes at the New York Air National Guard base at Stewart Airport, 60 miles (85 km) north of New York City. <a class="bodl" href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8061772.stm#map">See a map of alleged targets In their efforts to obtain weapons for the attack, the men dealt with an informant from the FBI, who is said to have provided the group "with an inactive missile and inert explosives." "This was a very tightly-controlled operation but these individuals did place bombs - or what they thought were bombs - right in front of the building in which we are standing and the temple a few blocks away," Mr Kelly said. 'Sought weapons' Outlining the charges on Wednesday night, law enforcement officials said the group set up what they believed to be 30lbs (14kg) of explosives. According to prosecutors, Mr Cromitie told an FBI informant in June 2008 that he was angry over the US-led war in Afghanistan. The suspects allegedly wanted to attack National Guard planes He "expressed an interest in 'doing something to America"'. From October 2008, the informant began meeting him regularly along with the four others at a house in which the FBI had concealed video and audio equipment. The group allegedly "expressed desire" to attack targets in New York and Mr Cromitie "asked the informant to supply surface-to-air guided missiles and explosives", prosecutors say. In April 2009, the group agreed on the synagogues they intended to attack and proceeded to conduct surveillance, including taking photographs of the warplanes at the military base, prosecutors say. Mr Cromitie allegedly pointed out Jews in the street, saying "if he had a gun, he would shoot each one in the head", according to the district attorney's statement. According to the statement, he told the informant that attacking the Jewish community centre would be a "piece of cake". He also said he would be interested in joining Jaish-e-Mohammed - a Pakistan-based group considered a terrorist organisation by Washington - "to do jihad".
  4. Is relegation normal for Newcastle?

    As I say, you have spend a quarter of that time in the second tier
  5. Is relegation normal for Newcastle?

    I dont think we have that many more than you.
  6. Is relegation normal for Newcastle?

    Leave is up to a Geordie to post a pie chart. Is it a Greggs pie chart? ........HA HA...ha
  7. Bassong angered by quit reports

    Goons will be all over him if you go down. Which is good in my books because he is not the full package IMO.
  8. Is relegation normal for Newcastle?

    Andrew was shocked when his credibility didn't increase after posting a star trek picture.
  9. Is relegation normal for Newcastle?

    We have won the league twice on that graph. I admit the lows dont compare. I would say it was more like comparing scholes and Barton.
  10. Is relegation normal for Newcastle?

    Dont worry, I have this info to hand. Any points on the data contained. I feel its a valid discussion.
  11. Is relegation normal for Newcastle?

    All I am saying Andrew is that Newcastle have bounced back many times before. After all it has spent over a quarter of its post war years in the second tier of english football.
  12. What is the most ridiculous hatred you harbour?

    People who don't wave when you let them out.
  13. Bradford City fire

    30 mph. The anniversary was fairly recently.
  14. Aston Villa 1-0 Newcastle United

    HA HA HA GENIUS.
  15. Good Luck to the Toon

    Its a very nice thing to say. Hes a class act. 'Better than "they always turn us over Im glad to see the back of them" which is what I would have said
  16. Good Luck to the Toon

    I'd like you to go and find a nice Ipswich board or something. He should, very much more local club, similar people, similar size clubs, both won the UEFA Cup in the 80's, you've got much more in common with Ipswich fans than ours. What did you make of 'Arry's comments about no where being like Newcastle by the way Danny in the paper today? Didnt see them Steve, you got a link?
  17. Good Luck to the Toon

    I'd like you to go and find a nice Ipswich board or something. I think this is the petty bickering people have the hump about TBH mate. Danny, this post doesn't make sense. I think we should leave it here eh fop?
  18. Good Luck to the Toon

    I'd like you to go and find a nice Ipswich board or something. I think this is the petty bickering people have the hump about TBH mate.
  19. Loyalty or Stupidity?

    Oh so you're blaming the man who you've asked to smack my arse now are you? He came clean eventually. And where's my apology? Tell you what, as soon as I get mine from him I'll pass on the favour
  20. Good Luck to the Toon

    I said its a great away day. What more do you want from me?
  21. Good Luck to the Toon

    To be honest I feel pretty much the same as Lillywhite. Whilst I dont think it is "special" in any sense, it is a great away day and as much as I enjoy watching you suffer, the premiership will be a poorer place without Newcastle. I love the idea of Newcastle going down but the reality will be a bit more uncomfortable. Be careful what you wish for I guess.
  22. Loyalty or Stupidity?

    Oh so you're blaming the man who you've asked to smack my arse now are you? He came clean eventually.
  23. Muslim extremists

    Scary guy. @Danny: I hope you don't think the institutionalized racism instituted by 'Bob's lot' is going away? EDIT: Wait until Parky and Fop see this thread btw, I can already see it's going to be clash of the titans all over again.

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