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20 minutes ago, thebrokendoll said:

 

just out of interest why did you assume the point of the thread was a jab at hurst? I never mentioned him at all. perhaps it's telling though that the mention of superfan would bring you that conclusion!  :)

I considered joining at the time a membership cost £1 annually but being as they'd already been at pain to point out that they weren't a protest group i decided it was too expensive. their recruitment drives however always seemed to coincide with whatever latest atrocity ashley had committed.

as far as communicating with their membership goes I obviously wouldn't know but I do occasionally look on their website and it appears to not having been updated since the time of their 2021 elections nearly a year ago other than a note to say they'd abandoned the 1892 pledge (not dated) and were working on how to donate the £200k raised to charity, something which appears to be taking a lot of mulling over!

as far as the pledge goes, I thought it was well meaning although the idea of raising £6m was fanciful at best and very possibly delusional, but when they do get round to handing out the donations it will at least have been worthwhile, so credit for that.

I'm gonna take a punt and guess their membership is on the decline (hence the topic) no doubt as a result of the takeover, especially from those who joined as a response to ashley being a cunt, although I could be wrong and they're beavering away on other projects I know nowt about as the only time I ever actually hear them mentioned now is when michael martin gives them a plug in his truefaith editorials.

as far as hurst's podcasts go, i've never listened to one, nor do i particularly want to. he does appear to be skysports and jamie carrigher's go to voice of newcastle so his self promotion appears to have done the trick. personally don't see much difference between him, wraith or the training ground stalker really, but there you go!  :)

I don't know the lad but he was close to me at the match a few years ago and was on his fucking phone quite a bit while the game was on. Whether he was filming, taking photos, checking bets or social media I've no idea? 

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1 minute ago, Howmanheyman said:

I don't know the lad but he was close to me at the match a few years ago and was on his fucking phone quite a bit while the game was on. Whether he was filming, taking photos, checking bets or social media I've no idea? 


probably just checking his Tory Geordie WhatsApp group :cuppa: 

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13 minutes ago, Dr Gloom said:


nah, he’s definitely got more about him than the other two mentioned :lol:

 

he seems quite a thoughtful bloke to me. I quite like his conversations with Emile, Norman and Charlotte. They’re proper fans who are capable of talking intelligently about  games - unlike all lot of their rival podcasts!
 

I am curious why you think he’s a Tory. Is it speculation or common knowledge?  

 

this is quite clearly him before he grew his beard.....

 

 

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michael martin using half his truefaith editorial to promote the worthless n.u.s.t., the bit about their meeting with richard masters made me want to vomit.

and how the fuck after 6 months since the winding up of the 1892 pledge have they still not distributed £200k to charity?

 

https://true-faith.co.uk/thru-black-white-eyes-forward-the-people-20-jun-2022/

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I know the timing of the deal being waved through made it look like it was the piracy issue that was the difference but it was actually the meeting with NUST that made up the minds of the PL hierarchy 

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20 hours ago, thebrokendoll said:

how the fuck after 6 months since the winding up of the 1892 pledge have they still not distributed £200k to charity?

 

 

I came on here pre-empting defending them (I thought the Sky Sports games boycott they arranged was great and had some top times at the Strawberry and Shark bar those days) - but yes exactly.. It's not like there is a shortage of worthy causes at the moment eh?

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On 21/06/2022 at 16:25, scoobos said:

I came on here pre-empting defending them (I thought the Sky Sports games boycott they arranged was great and had some top times at the Strawberry and Shark bar those days) - but yes exactly.. It's not like there is a shortage of worthy causes at the moment eh?

 

was it n.u.s.t. who tried to arrange the boycott of games? I thought it was a more militant group and n.u.s.t. have always stipulated they're not a protest organisation?

anyway....

2nd editorial in the space of 3 weeks in which michael martin has shamelessly plugged n.u.s.t., which of course is his perogative.
it's now 6 months exactly to the day since members voted to end the 1892 pledge and yet there's a deafening silence as to where £200k is headed.
there's people all over the north east on the bones of their arses during the current cost of living crisis never mind those who are desperately dependent on charities and yet NOWT has been headed their way.
you'd think martin would be keen to elaborate as to what the hold up is in the distribution of this by his heroes?

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