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Why Doesn’t Mike Ashley Run Newcastle United Like He Does Sports Direct?

7 years ago

Just when you thought being a Newcastle fan couldn’t feel any worse, Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias prove to us yet again that they have no empathy or understanding of the Geordie public.

I now live in Cheshire and being a Newcastle Fan surrounded by Manchester Utd, City & Liverpool fans, leaves me the butt of many a football joke.

I can take it, because that’s how we are, we know who we are and what we’re about, we’re realistic about what Newcastle will achieve on any given season, but we colour it with bravado and big ourselves up because we want to believe how good we could be.

However, there are times where everything moves beyond funny and times where you just feel sick,  gutted, like any optimism has been removed.  I just don’t get it.

How the hell is Mike Ashley a billionaire?  Why can’t the business decisions he makes for Sports Direct, that make that business successful, carry forward to Newcastle Utd? Who advises him?

Joe Kinnear has proved to me in these last 2 days that he never had a plot to lose, he has no idea! He can’t get his basic facts right, he lies about his own achievements (why hasn’t anyone picked him up on this?) and embarrassingly gets all the names of the players and staff wrong.

As the main football man at the club now, at least have integrity and represent us professionally, not like a clown.

This move just makes us look like an amateur non-league outfit, Mike Bassett springs to mind.

I find it absolutely astonishing that he has this job, astonishing.  What are the professionals at the club going to think (honestly) after listening to that interview? And now Pardew has nowhere to turn, any success in the future – Kinnear will take the credit.  Even if Pardew rallies the troops and gets a great togetherness in spite of this, he’s in a no win situation, I can’t see him staying.

Then if Pardew does leave, who would want to work with Joe Kinnear above them?

We’re doomed.

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