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John Stones and Ross Barkley, two of the most overrated English footballers of all time. Slightly hyperbolic, but not far off the truth. In fairness it likely is complete bollocks. That is unless this journalist has literally hacked Rafa's phone and or computer, which I suppose isn't that far fetched when you see what that Financial Times journo got caught doing, and every other hacking scandal.

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2 hours ago, ewerk said:

I heard that Dalglish wants to come back and sign Des Hamilton and Brian Pinas.

 

Surely Dogleash would want to resign junior. Again.

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On 5/24/2020 at 04:41, Monkeys Fist said:

Given the choice between Rafa and Pochettino as our first post-Fat Cunt manager, the fact is we don’t have a choice- as usual. 

That being said, Rafa is a no-brainer for me. 
He already knows the club, players and what’s needed to improve, he is hugely popular with the fan base, and has an exemplary record. 

He’s a known entity as far as NUFC is concerned, and would hit the ground running. 
 

I’m not saying Pochettino is a worse manager or anything, just that I think we’d get a trophy a season or two faster under Rafa than Wor Maurice. 
 

I also think that if you brought him in as manager with a remit to win the club a trophy, he could then move to DOF ( if that’s something he’d be interested in) and bring in a younger manager to work in tandem with him. 
 

There’s admittedly a lot of speculation involve in the above, but if I was in charge of the club, it’d be the route I’d explore first. 

 

Also, I would assume that Rafa is unlikely to be poached as a manager, whereas Poch, if what people have been saying about him being coveted by other clubs is true, could be poached by Real, Barca, Man U etc. 

Whether he should be is a discussion for about 14 other pages of this thread, but would he stay if push came to shove?  I think Rafa would stay.

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On 5/23/2020 at 01:00, Polarboy said:

 

That gif reminds me of the time a mate of mine was on a dance floor and pointed at a girl, pointed at himself, and did a little hand shuffle thing in an attempt to entice her over. Suffice it to say that she wasn't having it :D

Was it MF? 

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On 5/24/2020 at 06:18, Monkeys Fist said:

Outside. 
 

 

Now. :lol:

I'll take both, thanks, while you two are hitting each other with your handbags :) 

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4 hours ago, RobinRobin said:

I'll take both, thanks, while you two are hitting each other with your handbags :) 

:lol:

 

 

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13 hours ago, RobinRobin said:

Was it MF? 

 

There was quite a lot of dry ice, I suppose it's possible :icon_lol:

 

Edit. That Eurosport France journo Manu has said that an announcement could happen in the next 24-48 hours. As far as I recall he's been pretty reliable, but I could be wrong. But as some others have said, if you consistently keep saying it's going to happen you'll be right eventually.

https://sportslens.com/report-newcastle-united-takeover-could-be-completed-soon-and-announcement-could-take-place-within-24-to-48-hours/298154/

Edited by Polarboy

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The attention on Newcastle...

From the back pages to the pink pages, Newcastle United’s journey in the last five months has been an extraordinary one, writes Mark Douglas.

A club ticking along in the Premier League before January has been a major international story in recent weeks, especially after a deal was agreed between a consortium backed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund and Mike Ashley to buy the club.

Monday bought further coverage in the Financial Times (the pink pages, on account of the colour paper it is printed on) with an international banker referring to the PiF’s acquisition of Newcastle.

“It’s going to trigger all sorts of questions, criticism and scrutiny, but the deals will be done,” the source is quoted as saying.

For United fans questioning the current state of play, that might be a crumb of comfort as the wait stretches on. For what it’s worth, the buying side continue to repeat the point that the deal remains on track but with the Premier League’s checks a strictly confidential process there’s no way of knowing exactly when we’ll have the puff of white smoke from the game’s authorities to start looking at what comes next.

United will go from being a sporting story to a political, diplomatic and business issue with one (fairly substantial) transfer of money.

 

if it's taking this long, i'd wager they've been puffing the smoke too much.

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Guardian reporting the takeover is in "serious trouble" due to our old friend the WTO :lol:

 

Can't add link, snowflake libtard cunts :glare:

 

 

Edited by PaddockLad

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I’m not sure I can cope with Ashley, Bruce and Carroll still at the club at the start of next season. I might even have to pack in my free season ticket 

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FFS. Have the WTO just sped that through or have the PL been waiting for the outcome?

 

Is the individual named in the criminality behind BeoutQ directly involved in the running and purchase of NUFC?

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Also surely they'll appeal it.

 

If this falls through I think I'm done though. I can't go back to Ashley after getting so close to being the end of his reign.

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“My guy” reckons there is nothing new in the guardian report so as you were 

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