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    Newcastle's bizarre new stadium name

    Newcastle have confirmed their stadium will be renamed sportsdirect.com @ St James' Park with immediate effect.

    Managing director Derek Llambias said the famous ground would bear the name of owner Mike Ashley's company until the end of the season, when naming rights would be sold on the open market.
    Llambias said: "We will showcase Sports Direct until the end of the season. I'm sure we're going to get a sponsor in for next season."
    Although the club insist the St James' Park name will not be lost, the decision to sell rights has met with opposition from fans after it was announced on Monday.
    "We could have worded it better, and that's why we came out yesterday to explain what we're trying to achieve," Llambias said.
    "With the renaming it was always going to be whatever brand it was, at St James' Park. For the remainder of this season, we already have sportsdirect.com on the Gallowgate so we'd like to take that branding through the rest of the stadium."
    Ashley has suffered huge losses since buying Newcastle in 2007, paying £134 million up front plus another £120 million to pay down the club's debts. He claims the club is still costing him £20m every year.
    Ashley is still looking to sell the club, and last month cut his asking price from £100 million to £80m, although a proposed takeover by businessman Barry Moat fell through.
    Despite chaos off the pitch the team, managed by Chris Hughton, top the Championship with 30 points from their first 15 games.


    PS : I'm Netural

    19 Comments

    He's touched! Protest this weekend is planned.

    Banned

    touched indeed, i though we had it bad with bates....

    suprised he hasn't been assasinated yet tbh

    casparwhite;6782931

    touched indeed, i though we had it bad with bates....suprised he hasn't … touched indeed, i though we had it bad with bates....suprised he hasn't been assasinated yet tbh


    He's destroyed the club, thought we had a muppet when Sheperd was in charge. Something new every week keeps us in the press for all the wrong reasons.

    casparwhite;6782931

    suprised he hasn't been assasinated yet tbh



    Your aim gone a bit awry??? ;-)

    ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH - kris sort him out

    How can you rename a ground for gods sake

    dandoc2;6783133

    ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH - kris sort him outHow can you … ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH - kris sort him outHow can you rename a ground for gods sake


    Because he's a fat southern plonker. Think we are gonna be stuck with him for some time unfortunatley. I think this could be the straw that breaks the camels back

    dandoc2;6783133

    ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH - kris sort him outHow can you … ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH - kris sort him outHow can you rename a ground for gods sake



    It's all the rage now.............how many people actually know Arsenals' ground is called Ashburton Grove and only know it as the Emirates??

    Paddy_o_furniture;6783189

    Because he's a [SIZE=4]fat southern plonker[/SIZE]. Think we are gonna … Because he's a [SIZE=4]fat southern plonker[/SIZE]. Think we are gonna be stuck with him for some time unfortunatley. I think this could be the straw that breaks the camels back



    How rudeeeeeeeeee............that could be me bar the fat bit. :-D ;-)

    Syzable;6783220

    It's all the rage now.............how many people actually know Arsenals' … It's all the rage now.............how many people actually know Arsenals' ground is called Ashburton Grove and only know it as the Emirates??How rudeeeeeeeeee............that could be me bar the fat bit. :-D ;-)


    People in Leeds are southern to me, But Arsenals ground is a new ground and doesn't have the history of SJP. You ever imagine Man Ure or Liverpool flogging the rights to Anfield or Old Trafford?

    Paddy_o_furniture;6783260

    People in Leeds are southern to me, But Arsenals ground is a new ground … People in Leeds are southern to me, But Arsenals ground is a new ground and doesn't have the history of SJP. You ever imagine Man Ure or Liverpool flogging the rights to Anfield or Old Trafford?



    I hope Liverpool don't but they definately will the new one. As for Man Utd........i wouldn't put it past the Glaziers as they seem oblivious to hate. lol

    Syzable;6783272

    I hope Liverpool don't but they definately will the new one. As for Man … I hope Liverpool don't but they definately will the new one. As for Man Utd........i wouldn't put it past the Glaziers as they seem oblivious to hate. lol


    Man City moved to a posh new ground before they became mega rich., they saw no need to sell the grounds name. I just think fat mike has gone one step to far with this. He just keeps upping the anti to see how far he can push us.

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    Lets all laugh at Newcastle :whistling::thumbsup:

    Paddy_o_furniture;6783297

    Man City moved to a posh new ground before they became mega rich., they … Man City moved to a posh new ground before they became mega rich., they saw no need to sell the grounds name. I just think fat mike has gone one step to far with this. He just keeps upping the anti to see how far he can push us.



    He'll probably spit his dummy out after the protest and say he's selling the club again. :-D

    The bit i find most odd is he's going through all this grief for just £6m which in footy terms is peanuts.

    Disco;6783298

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA … HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA Lets all laugh at Newcastle :whistling::thumbsup:


    Well after 20 years of laughing at the mackems I suppose it's our turn

    Disco;6783298

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA … HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA Lets all laugh at Newcastle :whistling::thumbsup:



    I can't........my mums a Geordie and she'll probably hit me. :cry: :lol:

    Syzable;6783325

    He'll probably spit his dummy out after the protest and say he's selling … He'll probably spit his dummy out after the protest and say he's selling the club again. :-DThe bit i find most odd is he's going through all this grief for just £6m which in footy terms is peanuts.


    The blokes an idiot and can't be trusted. When I do go to SJP I watch the football I don't spend a penny in the ground. I won't buy from his chav tastic sports direct. He'll take this club to the wall

    Ridiculous name - no-one will use it. Everyone will just keep on calling it St James' (Park).



    casparwhite;6782931

    touched indeed, i though we had it bad with bates....suprised he hasn't … touched indeed, i though we had it bad with bates....suprised he hasn't been assasinated yet tbh



    Seems he's told the Yorkshire Post that everything will be OK re his suitability.:x

    Did you see this;
    hotukdeals.com/ite…404

    chesso;6783440

    Ridiculous name - no-one will use it. Everyone will just keep on calling … Ridiculous name - no-one will use it. Everyone will just keep on calling it St James' (Park).



    :oops: isn't it his email address? i've just emailed him to ask about buying the club :whistling:

    Disco;6783470

    :oops: isn't it his email address? i've just emailed him to ask about … :oops: isn't it his email address? i've just emailed him to ask about buying the club :whistling:



    Haha - free with a new pair of trainers!:giggle:
    Your first act should be to see if Kevin Keegan wants to be manager again instead of getting the court case costs.

    chesso;6783530

    Haha - free with a new pair of trainers!:giggle: Your first act should … Haha - free with a new pair of trainers!:giggle: Your first act should be to see if Kevin Keegan wants to be manager again instead of getting the court case costs.



    na ta.. i dont want nowt to do with that championship club, 15 miles up the road thank you :whistling::oops::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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