Newcastle United Rubbish Scott Sinclair Transfer Via Mike Ashley’s News Service
In what is likely to be a growing trend, the Mike Ashley controlled ‘Sports Direct News’ have exclusively revealed poured cold water on reports that Manchester City (if you would class him as a City ‘player’ after only 2 League starts and no goals last season) striker Scott Sinclair was on the verge of joining Newcastle, following much speculation after a big gamble on NUFC taking him on.
“We are unaware of those bets, I don’t know where that information has come from, so I can’t say much more.”
The first sighting of Sports Direct News for most people was the interest generated when they claimed an exclusive on Rooney possibly joining Newcastle, SD News having later to apologise for the lack of substance in what they had claimed.
However, many people within the media believe that the Rooney story/stunt was simply a means of testing what interest/money could be generated by such an exclusive, for future reference, and of course the Rooney story gave SD News massive publicity.
When Newcastle’s interest in Arouna Kone was reported by SD News last week then a lot of people laughed as they guessed the Rooney episode had made their ‘exclusives’ less than reliable. The truth though may well be that we are now on a journey where any real Newcastle United exclusives will be broken by Ashley’s Sports Direct News, rather than Sky Sports which we had become used to under Ashley/Llambias.
After all, if you ‘own’ the news then why would you let somebody else profit from it?
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