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by DavideDuck
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NUFC Takeover Petition
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: NUFC Takeover Petition

Yes, let's protest one corrupted organisation's inability to facilitate another corrupted organisation's acquisition of our football club.
by DavideDuck
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?
Replies: 1356
Views: 74191

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

The Reubens have been donating thousands each week to the NE food bank and had big plans for the area. As much as it could be a 'dodged bullet' with PIF, the North East was undoubtedly going to become a better area post-takeover. At the risk of sounding champagne scoialisty again, since when did we...
by DavideDuck
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?
Replies: 1356
Views: 74191

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Imagine if some of these people put the same energy into lobbying our actual government for investment into the local community. :)
by DavideDuck
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?
Replies: 1356
Views: 74191

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

People need to think twice before celebrating this, if the stuff coming out is true, the delay was constructed to keep power balance, not an ounce of blame has been put towards Piracy claims, they are even on record saying it was never put forward as an issue but the consortium tried to help solve ...
by DavideDuck
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?
Replies: 1356
Views: 74191

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Also, this woh is us "if it were any other club they'd have approved it" (a direct quote) mentality is already irking me. Comparisons to Man City are off-base, because Saudi Arabia has had more bad press than their owners at the time, social media didn't really exist, there weren't other government...
by DavideDuck
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?
Replies: 1356
Views: 74191

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Going back to how being part of a football 'club' is a different kettle of fish to times long gone, isn't it crazy how throughout this whole process we've barely heard a peep from the actual club? Even after this news, the next tweet from the official account will probably be about Barry Venison's n...
by DavideDuck
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?
Replies: 1356
Views: 74191

Re: Toon Takeover Thread

I'm happy this has fallen through. However, if it is indeed the case that the PL sat on their hands with this being their ultimate intention, it just goes to show how rotten to the core this league is. At the risk of sounding clichéd, if this was Manchester United it would have been a totally differ...
by DavideDuck
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?
Replies: 1356
Views: 74191

Re: Toon Takeover Thread

Looks like Steve Wraith is gonna have to find another morally bankrupt cause to shill for.
My heart truly bleeds.

:)
by DavideDuck
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?
Replies: 1356
Views: 74191

Re: Toon Takeover Thread

Using mental health as a weapon against the PL has to be the worst thing I've seen. People are actually suggesting the PL are hypocrites for running mental health awareness campaigns but not making a decision on the takeover. If your mental health is so bad that the takeover is making it worse then...
by DavideDuck
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Football Kit 20/21
Replies: 113
Views: 5469

Re: Football Kit 20/21

Has anyone ever complained about the blue or gold trim? Some of our best kits have had them. I seem to recall the 2013-14 and 2015-16 kits (with blue trim) were relatively hated, but maybe it wasn't specifically because of the blue. Though I do seem to recall some fans specifically complaining that...
by DavideDuck
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 92365
Views: 1608154

Re: Pavel's eBar

Bit of a random one, but did we ever find out if that German Pardew superfan was Skalps? Total coincidence that I was away at the time. I'll let you decide on whether or not that first sentence is sarcastic <roll>. It wasn't me. No idea who it was, and I missed the whole thing because iirc I was aw...
by DavideDuck
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?
Replies: 1356
Views: 74191

Re: Toon Takeover Thread

Well the PL haven’t rejected it yet so it’s not totally dead and buried. It's such a perplexing situation. I feel like the PL think they should block it but are petrified of seeming despotic. I'm obviously a simple pleb who has no idea how these things work, but you get the sense that all parties a...
by DavideDuck
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?
Replies: 1356
Views: 74191

Re: Toon Takeover Thread

- I just tried to use the supposed word 'irregardless', clearly I meant 'regardless' - of all the complexities at play here, I seem to be seeing 'do gooder' used as a pejorative a lot more these days. I find it a bit peculiar how to 'do good' seems to be an undesirable characteristic in some people'...
by DavideDuck
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 92365
Views: 1608154

Re: Pavel's eBar

Bit of a random one, but did we ever find out if that German Pardew superfan was Skalps?
by DavideDuck
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Football Kit 20/21
Replies: 113
Views: 5469

Re: Football Kit 20/21

I had seen people mentioning that it was basically the West Brom kit from this season, nufc.com have a comparison (admittedly using photoshop kit templates) that shows just how much this is the case. Only appreciable difference being black for their navy, their white shoulder bar thing is now black...
by DavideDuck
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Football Kit 20/21
Replies: 113
Views: 5469

Re: Football Kit 20/21

Oh yeah those sticker patches were awful. I’ve got our purple away top from about 7 years (?) ago with Jonas on the back still - that’s got an embroidered badge in the centre of the shirt. This one? https://www.vintagefootballshirts.com/uploads/products/images/thumbs/2008-09-newcastle-away-shirt-l-...
by DavideDuck
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Football Kit 20/21
Replies: 113
Views: 5469

Re: Football Kit 20/21

I want an embroidered badge again, other than that I don’t care. Would be nice (assuming nipple rash is mitigated), but are there any major clubs that have anything but a simple patch these days? At least a stitched patch is better than what was essentially a sticker on the 2014-15 kits: https://ww...
by DavideDuck
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Football Kit 20/21
Replies: 113
Views: 5469

Re: Football Kit 20/21

On that note, is there any design tweak that people would like to see that hasn't been explored before? At the risk of seeming too Juventussy, I've always liked the look of our top when paired with white shorts; it was a fun fresh edge to derby days when there was a kit clash, but you don't really s...
by DavideDuck
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Football Kit 20/21
Replies: 113
Views: 5469

Re: Football Kit 20/21

Can't say I'm overly impressed with the kit design. Could be symptomatic of a late renewal with Puma along with our clear preference towards cheap manufacture. One thing that totally boggles my mind is the exposed stitching at the collar: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EdnO-fSXYAE47Wy?format=jpg&name=4...
by DavideDuck
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?
Replies: 1356
Views: 74191

Re: Toon Takeover Thread

Toondes wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:48 pm
Is this dead in the water yet?
Let's hope so