Hearing that about Newcastle United on 606 last night, I must have called them …
Lying in the bath listening to 606 on BBC Radio 5 Live, to Robbie Savage singing the Blaydon races.
Then Chris Sutton asks why toon fans don’t ring 606 when they’re doing well…?
This “ Newcastle fan ”, who has obviously never attended a game in his life, rings 606.
On the call he praised Steve Bruce, convinced that we are buying game savers on loan for twenty million, all is well and what a brilliant season.
I had never called 606 before, but for therapeutic reasons I felt I had no choice but to do it this time.
So I rang and was asked to leave a message, which went like this.
We (Newcastle fans) are not ringing, nothing to celebrate.
We are simply doomed to another year of abject control of Mike Ashley with no ambition or progress and another back to the relegation fight to the Wall.
Our only hope was wrenched by the refusal of a Newcastle United takeover that did not pass the right person test, largely missed by the Big Six. Who have clearly demonstrated this week just how fit and fit they are.
Our guy (future owner of NUFC) might have been very doubtful and lacked in integrity, but neither does the one we have in post, or money catches the soulless sh.ts calling the shots in the Premier League.
Their only motivation was the fear of a big seven, I guess.
So no, I don’t want to celebrate another Mike Ashley year.
Forgive me, but I would trade it for some decent football at Newcastle under the guidance of a tactically astute manager, albeit under Saudi ownership.