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    Newcastle Utd sponsored by Wonga!

    Uproar in Newcastle. The toon have signed a new shirt deal with what have been described as legal loan sharks 'Wonga'
    One MP has stated there is now the anomaly of having some of the richest young men in Newcastle wearing a kit that tells the more desperate and deprived members of the community to go to loan sharks.

    Personally think it's disgusting
    Con Artist

    #2
    Didn't they sponsor Blackpool? EDIT they still do.

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      #3
      is there much difference between them and say BOI or AIB given what they have cost every man woman and child?
      "Everything good about Ireland can be found in County Cork"....Lonely Planet Guide 2012

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        #4
        Well said Grandpa.
        "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

        Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

        Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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          #5
          Newcastle Utd sponsored by Wonga!

          Originally posted by Grandpasimpson View Post
          is there much difference between them and say BOI or AIB given what they have cost every man woman and child?
          Fair comment but I'm disgusted with those cnuts too
          Con Artist

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            #6
            They used to be sponsored by Northern Rock.....

            United were sponsored by AIG sure, nothing really new here
            "They think they know us, but they haven't a clue"

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              #7
              Maybe this is why they bought the naming rights to the stadium and it will be changed back to St. James. A bit of positive publicity that the toon army will be delighted with them for I'd think

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                #8
                Looks like there is some backlash to this. Interesting regarding the Muslim players.

                http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/f...s-8204411.html
                I am one of the 5 clowns woo hoo

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                  #9
                  Newcastle Utd sponsored by Wonga!

                  4,212 % interest p.a WTF
                  Con Artist

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Valencia View Post
                    4,212 % interest p.a WTF
                    Thats even beyond mafia terms!!
                    "Everything good about Ireland can be found in County Cork"....Lonely Planet Guide 2012

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Grandpasimpson View Post
                      is there much difference between them and say BOI or AIB given what they have cost every man woman and child?
                      Wonga never had to take a government bailout either so they're ahead as far I can see. In a league sponsored by a bank I don't think it's that big a deal, and this is as a Newcastle fan.

                      Sure, Wonga are loan sharks without the goons, but they provide a service and are legally able to advertise where they want.
                      To The Brave and the Faithful, Nothing is Unpublishable.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by joeriddick View Post
                        Wonga never had to take a government bailout either so they're ahead as far I can see. In a league sponsored by a bank I don't think it's that big a deal, and this is as a Newcastle fan.

                        Sure, Wonga are loan sharks without the goons, but they provide a service and are legally able to advertise where they want.
                        I'd imagine if you default it won't be long before the goons show up. Anyway H'way de Toon :smile2:
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                          #13

                          The world erupted in rancour at the news that Mike Ashley has signed a deal with the glorified loan sharks. But come on, is it really any different to the collection of charlatans and ****e hawks who sponsor our clubs?
                          Newcastle & Wonga.com: An Idiot’s Guide To Morality In Football…

                          Oh how simple things were yesterday. When we, the football suffering public, could hold our heads up high and proudly wear our replica shirts knowing that the child who’d stitched it together in a factory outside of Jakarta was delighted to be part of such a morally pristine industry.
                          But now, darkness has descended, as news reaches these virginal ears that a payday lending company is going to have its name visibly displayed on a Premier League kit as of next season. They already sponsor teams in the Championship andScottish Premier League apparently, but this revelation is almost certainly much worse.
                          How long ago the days seem when we could take our irritating sons and disinterested daughters to a game, safe in the knowledge they’d only be exposed to clubs sponsored by betting agencies, breweries, and investment banks which totally aren’t in any way being investigated in the distribution of weapons in African coups. Listening to fat blokes screech about the opposition’s race, mother and sexuality just won’t be the same without little Timmy repeating it on the way home. Damn you, Wonga.
                          Does nobody have a conscience any more? What’s the point in brining in billionaire chairmen from countries besieged by mob rule, or that still employ capital punishment, if they won’t take a hard line stance on internet based lending companies who pray on people who can’t be bothered to save up for their new tele.
                          We’ve managed to get the match-day pie to within touching distance of a fiver, and we’ve made sure that the chickens that went into it will never have to suffer the aching torture of sunlight.
                          What do we have to do to get through to these monsters? I’d cancel my subscription to the coverage, but I wouldn’t want the massive multi-national currently under investigation for unfathomable levels of corruption and civil liberty abuses, to suffer unnecessarily. I’m also not sure how long I could last without seeing my beloved millionaire, playboy, vacuous, adulterers elbow each other in the face, or showcase their new range of £50 flat-peak caps on light entertainment shows. I’m only human.
                          I thought we were in a happy place now. We’ve managed to get the match-day pie to within touching distance of a fiver, and we’ve made sure that the chickens that went into it will never have to suffer the aching torture of sunlight. We’re even making away fans shell out enough money that they’ll think they’re going on a holiday every other week, these were golden times guys!
                          Football let us all down yesterday though. A company that provides a legal financial service has wedged its cloven hoof in the door and I’m not sure we’ll ever convince it to leave again. I despair.
                          What if it’s just me though? What if I’m wrong about all of this? What if, in fact, these legalised loan sharks that I’m so upset about are no better or worse than the other business we’ve readily allowed to pump obscene sums of money into our game over the last 20 or so years. I couldn’t possibly just be being influenced by the recent bad press they’ve had, could I?
                          What if I’m only angry because, as someone who doesn’t use their services, it’s a nice convenient target for me? I mean, I could hardly raise a pitchfork against a company if I was say… banking with them… or wearing their tracksuits, could I?
                          What if I’m only angry because, as someone who doesn’t use their services, it’s a nice convenient target for me? I mean, I could hardly raise a pitchfork against a company if I was say… banking with them… or wearing their tracksuits, could I?
                          Come to think of it, if I’m really so convinced that the likes of Wonga.com are “praying upon the vulnerable in society”, it would be a lot easier for me to declare that the companies themselves are the problem. Rather than the school system that didn’t teach them what APR is, or a society that’s told them to go out and grab whatever they want, or possibly a government who’ve taken away the housing benefit and childcare support they so desperately need, and made irresponsible lending an attractive option.
                          Maybe, just maybe, after never giving a toss about the morality behind the finance structure in football until yesterday, maybe I’m a bit of a hypocrite.
                          Maybe.


                          Reference:
                          I am the million man.

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                            #14
                            To be fair to Wonga's P.R. department, at least they insisted on returning the name to St. James' Park
                            Marty in the Morning

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by joeriddick View Post
                              Wonga never had to take a government bailout either so they're ahead as far I can see. In a league sponsored by a bank I don't think it's that big a deal, and this is as a Newcastle fan.

                              Sure, Wonga are loan sharks without the goons, but they provide a service and are legally able to advertise where they want.

                              Wonga should not be allowed to trade.

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