Much has been written about Mike Ashley  and his cohorts as he attempts to take over at Glasgow Rangers.

However, unlike on Tyneside, he has now endured vitriolic and sustained resistance and in addition, his representatives may have sustained physical abuse from those willing to protect the club they adore.

Personally, I think Ashley and his sycophants have had an easy ride from the supporters of Newcastle United.

We have heard in the past that he has been unable to attend games due to threats to him and his friends and family. Crucially, there is no tangible evidence of this.

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Why not, some may ask?

Is it because the fans have just had enough?

I certainly have and cancelled my season ticket last week after 40 years of unconditional support.

Since 2007, at least 20 of my friends and acquaintances have done the same. I am sure dozens would report similar instances.

So back to Ashley.

I think he is already considering his position at Ibrox and may cut his losses and head back down to Tyneside with his tail between his legs.

He will have money in his pocket that was destined to be spent in Govan. That money may be spent on Tyneside but here is the crux, will it be spent in NE1?

Watch this space…