For a good while now, fans have debated what is wrong at the Toon and where the blame should be placed.

The majority verdict amongst a whole range views is that the fat controller is the reason for our current plight.

The majority of fans blame Ashley first and foremost, with Penfold and Carr narrowly beaten into 2nd and 3rd place, the manager and players bringing up the rear.

The way to solve the problem also divides opinion amongst the faithful but the two ways of getting rid of the parasite that come to the fore, is for supporters to boycott all games and Ashley’s products, or for the Toon to be relegated which will automatically reduce his income.

I don’t think an effective boycott will ever happen because Toon fans, in the main, just instinctively go to watch their team.

That leaves (God forbid) relegation, which I believe would force Ashley to take his money and run.

The trouble is I don’t think we would get back up very quickly with the state he has got the club in.

Therefore, as unpalatable as it is, the lesser of the two evils is for us to carry on limping along, just missing relegation every season and hoping the fat pig gets sick of being a football club owner, finds something that will make him even more money and absconds back to the smoke.

Mike Ashley has literally got us by the balls and he knows it, no amount of protests or insults will bother him just so long as he makes money and neither he nor us want relegation.

We are stuck with him until he gets sick of ownership for whatever reason, either way he really is the fat controller.

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