Saturday, January 17, 2009

Brassed Off

According to this 37% of Newcastle season ticket holders will be finding other things to do next season. I'm surprised the number is so low. A friend of mine has had one since the early-1990s, when Ossie Ardiles was manager and things on the pitch were even worse than they are now. Yesterday he sent me this: "I think I’ve taken out my last season ticket at SJP. It boils down to a choice between blind, stupid loyalty or financial common sense. I guess, whilst it’s not that I don’t care, I’m just becoming ambivalent."

If I was Mike Ashley, I'd be a very worried man.


TeeTotallyNot said...

He doesn't strike me as someone who worries too much. If he did, he'd have done something about the sad state by now. Or done one.
So far he's only done us in.

Michael said...

Yeah, sadly I think you're right.
Make that very sadly.

Garry Nixon said...

I've started regarding it as soap opera. It's less painful that way.

Michael said...

The kind of soap opera where you half fear the ending.

TeeTotallyNot said...

Unfortunately, a soap opera you can turn off anytime.
I haven't suffered enough (I can't believe I'm saying that) to turn my back on the club.

Michael said...

I could never turn my back on them, just maybe keep my eyes closed for a bit.