Freddy Shepherd has once again been winding up Newcastle fans.

The former Newcastle Chairman who along with Sir John Hall made £146m from their association with Newcastle United, has been speculating about the future of Mike Ashley and the club.

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Shepherd suggests Ashley is likely to sell and says that you can’t get relegated twice within seven years and there not be major changes at the top.

Speaking to the BBC, Freddy Shepherd said:

“If they do get relegated then I think there could be a change of ownership, I’m sure.

“You cannot get relegated twice in seven years without something at the top being sorted out.”

Had enough?:

“He (Mike Ashley) might have had enough at Newcastle.

“It’s down to the players though at the end of the day.”

We can all speculate but it as always a bit rich(!) when it is either Freddy Shepherd and John Hall talking about Mike Ashley and the good of the club.

They love to play the ‘I’m just a normal fan’ card these days but think that we all have the memory of a goldfish.

Between the pair of them they made fortunes from the club, much of which could have been used to grow the club and make it a success, rather than ending up in their pockets via salaries and share dividends.

Then there were all the disastrous decisions which led to the club being on its knees, the treatment of Sir Bobby and appointments such as Glenn Roeder, Graeme Souness and Sam Allardyce were disastrous. Not forgetting shocking signings such as Michael Owen, Boumsong and Luque, to name just a few.

Then we come to the fact that the pair of them sold us on to Mike Ashley, with claims that they were thinking about anything but the cash they were banking being simply laughable.

The idea of Freddy Shepherd being involved in some way as part of the ownership of Newcastle United if relegation happened and the club was sold at a knockdown price, is about as hideous as the thought of being stuck with Mike Ashley.