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Mike Ashley – Why?

6 years ago

The summer transfer window of 2014 has closed and yet again Newcastle United fans are left feeling angry, sad, worried, confused, sickened and just downright disillusioned.

The overall feeling from most fans is that of a very simple question, ‘Why?’

Why have we not signed a centre forward we can look to rely on to get us the goals this team desperately needs?

Why have we not signed a centre back to improve the quality and prevent shambolic defending like we saw against Crystal Palace on Saturday?

Why, in failing on both of these aspects of bringing much needed players in, have we allowed potentially key players that could possibly have helped solve our issues, to leave on loan in the shape of Mbiwa and fan favourite Ben Arfa? Why? Why? Why?

The question has no logical answer, not in footballing terms anyway, which is why we never receive one. We don’t even receive a possible explanation we could understand and be comfortable with to put our anger, worries and disillusion at bay.

All we get is some tripe from Pardew which has been drafted up by the club involving excuses and propaganda. When will it end? Well the answer to that question leads to another one which nobody on the face of the Earth can possibly answer.

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The only way this continuous middle finger up at the fans will end is when Mike Ashley leaves our football club and is never seen within our beloved St James’ Park ever again, as he relinquishes his ownership.

This will only be possible in three ways

a) someone buys him out

b) he signs over all control to someone else or

c) he dies

I will let you decide which one is the most likely. Now the question I have on my mind constantly regarding this troll of a human being is the following: Why is Mike Ashley even the owner of NUFC, what does he actually get out of it?

This question seems impossible to answer. The only reason someone should own a football club is that they receive some kind of joy out of it.

What joy does Mike Ashley get out of it? He seems totally disinterested in improving the team to make it challenge for trophies or get into the Champions League. He obviously knows the better the team is, the more money it will make in revenue, so why does he insist on not doing it?

BBC showed Mike Ashley sat in his seat on Match Of The Day on Saturday against Crystal Palace whilst we were 3-2 up in injury time, the look on his face was not of an owner pleased with his club seconds away from a victory. It was one as dull and bored as someone not interested at all at what is happening on the pitch and can’t wait for the game to finish so he can leave and do something more entertaining.

All of this goes back to ultimate question of ‘Why is Mike Ashley the owner of Newcastle Utd, what does he get out of it?’.

From the looks of it in all aspects, absolutely nothing. So why don’t you just stick the club on the market or if you can’t find anyone, at least look to employ people who would get something out of it and who would have the football club’s best interests at heart. A very simple game when you have common sense and some knowledge of the game to go with it.

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