Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Infamy, Infamy...

I can't say I was surprised by the news that Newcastle were one of the clubs raided by the law on Monday, those of us who've followed the club for a number of years are well aware that the previous management and execs indulged in some dubious business practices. At one point, and this is fact so sue me fatty, the club sold a warehouse it owned and then leased back the same property on a long term contract costing them ten times the amount they made on the sale. The new owner must have been well pleased with that stroke of good fortune, his name? Bruce Shepherd.

Anyway, as I understand it, the club are thought to be victims of the crime that is being investigated and the responsibility will lie on the shoulders of individual parties rather than institutions. It's fair to stress that no-one has been named, arrested or charged with anything yet and that, in this country, everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

On an unrelated note the toon played a friendly at Hartlepool last night and won 3-1, my man in the stands (Nick the Nashman - Wallsend Ultra No.1) reports that the best chant of the evening was aimed at the 'pools' fans and was 'You're going down with the Shepherds' - ho hum.

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