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Newcastle Ready To Ditch Wonga

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The Mirror are reporting that Newcastle are set to ditch controversial shirt sponsors Wonga when the current four year deal ends next May and they will not renew the deal with the payday loan company. Newcastle are now busy looking for a new shirt sponsor . The Wonga deal was announced back in October, 2012 [.

Newcastle’s New 2016/17 Away Shirt Is Really Rather Nice Apart From The One Obvious Blemish (Photos)

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Newcastle have unfurled the shirt that they'll be wearing on their travels in the Championship this season and, dare we say, it's a bit of a bloomin' looker.

The deep navy shirt features a smart button-down collar as well as a 'flame orange' band emblazoned across the chest, in which squatsthe proverbial fly in the ointment that sponsor.

Newcastle Release New Home Strip

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Newcatsle United Have just released their new home Wonga strip on their web-site. Vurnon Anita in the new home strip Tim Krul - in new home goalkeeper strip Shown above is the strip we released yesterday and would you believe it it looks like the same one. Let us know what you think of [...]

GREAT NEWS – Cisse And Newcastle Resolve Wonga Dispute

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Newcastle United striker Papiss Cissé has agreed to wear the club's Wonga-sponsored shirt now, despite his religious beliefs and that's fantastic news for Newcastle Cisse is a Muslim and did not travel to Portugal for the club's pre-season tour as he had not agreed to wear the Wonga insignia on religious grounds, but the [.

NewCashLe vs £underland, Cisse vs Altidore and the Moral Money Minefield

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England's North-East Premier League clubs Newcastle and Sunderland have made the headlines for very different reasons so far this transfer window.

At Sunderland, its Paulo Di Canio's seeming attempt to beat Mark Hughes' Premier League signings record of last summer - a wholesale change policy that saw the new Stoke manager's former club QPR eventually relegated.

Is Newcastle United's Papiss Cissé Right or Wrong?

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Newcastle United's number nine Papiss Cissé has reportedly been told by his club to train on his own until the row over the shirt sponsors Wonga is resolved.

The player, signed from SC Freiburg for £9 million in 2012, has refused to wear the name of the club's shirt sponsors on religious grounds that he does not want to benefit from a money lending company.

Is Newcastle United's Papiss Cissé Right or Wrong-A?

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Newcastle United's number nine Papiss Cissé has reportedly been told by his club to train on his own until the row over the shirt sponsors Wonga is resolved.

The player, signed from SC Freiburg for £9 million in 2012, has refused to wear the name of the club's shirt sponsors on religious grounds that he does not want to benefit from a money lending company.

No Resolution On Cisse Wearing Wonga – Trains In Gym

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The Daily Mirror is reporting that Papiss Cisse has been training in the gym, after returning for pre-season training to Newcastle on Friday, so it seems the WONGA question, whether he will wear the WONGA insignia this season, has still not been answered. Papiss Cisse training in gym at Newcastle It seems that Cisse [.

£1.5M For Naming Rights To St. James’ Park – About Right

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The Mail on Sunday is reporting that Wonga is paying £1.5M a year for the naming rights of St. James' Park, and that's close to our estimate of £2M we made recently. £1.5M a year to have this sign put back up not bad That's not a big surprise to us, because Wonga is [...]


Wonga Deal Not Too Bad – Majority Of Fans Approve Of It

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Newcastle new sponsorship with Wonga has received lots of publicity, and most of it has been bad publicity, but there are some good things coming out of the deal. One is that it's the best sponsorship deal Newcastle have ever signed, and it's said to be worth £8M a year for four years with money [..

Is this really the return of St. James' Park?

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By Tom Kelk

In the space of 5 minutes Newcastle fans, myself included, traversed from a familiar feeling of unease and tension - over the new sponsorship deal with payday lenders Wonga.com - to delirious excitement! The moment our managing director Derek Llambias announced that Wonga.

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Sports Direct get free advertising, but what Dunlop, Firetrap, Cruise etc?

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My latest story on metro.co.uk is now up! As is usual with the Metro, it now has a veritable cornucopia of titles chosen my their crack team of headline writers, sub-eds or whatever. However, my original title for it was the same as this piece, ie "Sports Direct get free advertising, but what Dunlop, Firetrap, [.

If 1000 fans can scare Ashley, what could 50,000 do?

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Dear reader, if you haven't seen it yet, my latest piece on Mike Ashley's childish and pathetic attempt at censorship was published yesterday on metro.co.uk and you can read it by following the link below: Why Newcastle United's media ban is a bigger issue than the Sunderland defeat. Just for the record though, the titles [.

Cisse gets a real winger to break his scoring duck at last

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My latest blog at metro.co.uk is now up! Now entitled "Left-field selection Sammy Ameobi helps Papiss Cisse break his Newcastle scoring duck," it orignally had the same title as this piece until a sub-editor got his or her hands on it. Thankfully though, they seem to have left the story intact this time, apart from [.

Mike Ashley now the fourth richest Premiership owner with over £3 billion

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With the news that Mike Ashley's downmarket sports chain, Sports Direct, is about to be included in the reshuffled FTSE 100 Index of the top 100 UK companies, I took a peek at their latest figures, as I do from time to time. As has been the norm with Sports Direct for quite some time [...]

Toon fans! If you want to protest, here’s what you should know

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Newcastle United fans are revolting! However, writing as someone who used to be an protester and fundraiser myself in the past, not over Newcastle United but over causes such as civil liberties, racism and the like, from what I have read and seen of Newcastle United fans' planned protests so far, the chances of success [.

‘Straight talking’ Toon fans vent their spleens on Wonga…

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As some of you regular readers may recall, I posted this blog a few days ago, asking readers for their views on 1. The Yohan Cabaye transfer situation and 2. Wonga's sponsorship of Newcastle United now that the season has started. I compiled the results into two seprate pieces for my blog on metro.co.

Cabaye and Wonga: I need your views for metro.co.uk

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As some of you already know, I am currently the Newcastle United blogger for metro.co.uk, the website for the free newspaper distributed in London and several other major cities throughout the UK. This time, I want to prepare two pieces for my Metro blog with your views. The first will be to reflect the views [.

Putting lipstick on a pig called “Wonga”

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My latest 'blog on metro.co.uk is now up! Entitled "Is Wonga really Newcastle United's greatest ever sponsor after only five weeks?" I reflect on the words of Newcastle United's Financial Director John Irving, who recently said the following at a meeting to reassure Newcastle United fans about the club's controversial sponsorship deal with Wonga: "From [.

The lending game: Newcastle United and Wonga

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A radio programme which is well worth listening to if you're a Newcastle United fan is BBC Radio Four's "the Lending Game," a 40 minute look at Wonga's controversial sponsorship of Newcastle United. This is what the online blurb for the programme says: "As Wonga moves into the mainstream with its sponsorship of Newcastle United, [.

Did Wonga actually pay anything for St James’ Park naming rights?

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"It's a big statement by Wonga to say: ‘We want the naming rights and we're going to give it back to the fans and the community'." gushed Derek Llambias. Alan Pardew also chimed in, exulting: "Getting the St James' name back is fantastic. It is a clever move in terms of getting fans in a [...]

Papiss in our time?

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It seems there's a grand conspiracy to make me look like a complete arse at the moment. Just before I finally had my most recent blog, "We're still in the dark about Cisse and Wongagate" published on metro.co.uk, Cisse came out and spoke for the first time on his war on Wonga, saying: "It has [...]

The great Puma Newcastle United shirt rip-off

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In the top photo, you can see an example of a £7.50 training T-Shirt from the existing Puma "Spirit" range side by side with the new Newcastle United change shirt with an almost identical design. Now before I proceed, please don't get me wrong. I'm not going to try and suggest that the two are [...]

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Papiss Cisse Backs Down In Newcastle Shirt Row, Agrees To Wear ‘Wonga’ Kit Next Season

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By Chris Wright

We couldn't possibly speculate that it was anything to do with the photo of him of frittering away chips at the casinosurfacing or not but two days after the image started doing the rounds, Papiss Cisse has backed down and agreed to wear Newcastle's Wonga-sponsored kit next season.

Why Wonga just isn’t worth it

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In a piece I wrote on here back in October of last year I asked the question "Wonga and Newcastle United Is it worth it?" Apart from the damage to the club's dignity and self respect, not to mention it's "brand value" because of associations with downmarket Sports Direct and even worse, Wonga, we [..

Why do you have to be a Muslim to object to Wonga?

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I've read it many, many times now; passages of media stories about Papiss Cisse alleged objection to wearing a Newcastle United shirt with a Wonga advert on it which usually go along the lines of: "Islam forbids the lending of money for interest, and Cisse has raised concerns with the club's hierarchy about United's new [.

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Newcastle Need To Get Out Of Wonga Deal

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The latest news of Wonga's criminal activity in England, afterthey admitted they sent false demands for money to some of their poorest clients, has again brought up the question of whether Newcastle United should be associated with a company that not only has a bad name in the UK, but charges exorbitant fees on the [.