Could Mike Ashley transfer Newcastle’s Premier League franchise to Rangers?
Mike Ashley is deliberately tearing the soul out of our great club so that the Newcastle fans lose all interest and walk away.
This leaves him with a Premier League franchise that he can claim is uneconomical in this region, so he can then take it up to Glasgow which allows Rangers to play in the premiership.
As he already has Rangers Football Club, which is in a dire financial state and is deeply in debt to him personally, he has the control of both clubs thus giving him the power to amalgamate the clubs. As Newcastle United has no debts, other than allegedly to him, then it would cost him nothing to close the business down.
The support for a team in Glasgow playing in the English premiership would probably be in the region of 80,000+, with a global marketing operation for all his merchandising via Sports Direct. Plus the TV rights which would be more marketable for Rangers globally than Newcastle, thus giving him a far greater return on his investments.
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For those who say it would not be allowed, then look at Wimbledon and the MK Dons as an example where it has occurred in English football, while Swansea and Cardiff have both played in the English Premier League whilst based in another country.
Both of these examples would be used by his legal team to enforce his rights and the FA are notorious for backing down when faced with difficult scenarios. In Rugby, Wasps have just been taken out of one city and placed in another without any consultation of their supporters, which was supported by their Premiership.
Ashley dislikes us just as much as the majority of Newcastle fans dislike and distrust him, in my opinion he would get great pleasure in removing the club away from the supporters and to leave the city without a club.
The above may seem impossible but he has proved that he can achieve amazing goals and he is a very good planner, often having long-term plans that he works to in small increments in all his business dealings.
We need to start protecting our club from such scenarios by ensuring law changes within the FA rules, to protect the entirety of great sporting clubs within the cities they belong too.
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