THE FAT CONTROLLER PROMISED US GLORY
BUT ANLY BROUGHT US DISPEAR!
"A MAN WHO PROMISED SO MUCH, BUT DELIVERED
On this day in 2007 a billionaire bought NUFC and PROMISED to torn us into the best team in the Premyaa Leegue! (see 'The Jawnil' headline above, from May 2007!)
At forst we believed him and welcomed him with open arms!---Indeed, he even dressed himself in black n white garb and went to away games with the fans in the visitors sections, rather than in the home clubs directors boxes!
I remember that at one game away to Aston Villa, somebody said to me that he woz just behind us az we passed through the tornstiles!
I waited til the fat man walked into the concourse and I shook hiz hand and welcomed him to NUFC!
This iz my biggest regret az a Toon fan, az it soon became clear that he WASN'T gannin to bankroll us after aall!---Instead he had a 'skinflint scrooge attitude' which soon had us in trouble at the wrang end of the Premyaaship!
'COCKNEY MAFIA BANNERS' appeared and chants of: "YOU FAT COCKNEY B*STARD!---GET OUT OF OUR CLUB!" became the main chant from disgruntled fans! (even though he woz born in Waalsaall, in the West Midlands!)
HE HAD A NEW NAME BY THIS TIME! (2009)
'THE FAT CONTROLLER' AZ HE WOZ THE SPITTIN' IMAGE OF 'THE FAT CONTROLLER' IN THE 'THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE' CHILDRENS TELLY PROGRAMME!
ie: HE WOZ 'FAT' AND IN 'CONTROL'
OF THE RUDDERLESS SHIP!
And then relegation followed just 2 years into hiz 'reign' with promises that he would sell the club at the forst opportunity!
He didn't (or couldn't?) and we had to put up with him az we had nee choice! Idiotic decisions followed, like the appointment of Joke Kinnear az manager!----Anothaa relegation happened after we had bounced back, meanin that he hadn't lorned by hiz misstayks!
He woz like an unwanted 'muthaa in law' who lived with you and who yoo just couldn't get rid of---and by this time he didn't even gan to home games, nevaa mind away!
Today iz the 13th anniversary of hiz takeower and it haz indeed been unlucky for US!---But have we finally!---finally! edged him towards the The Milburn Stand exit doors and onto Barrack Road and got rid of him FOREVER!? 🙏