With still fourteen hours to go until this transfer window concludes, it is already building up to be Mike Ashley’s greatest ever.

The win at Hull on Saturday just about confirms Newcastle won’t be in any relegation trouble barring total disaster, so no wonder the United owner had a smile as big as his bank balance at the final whistle on Saturday.

Profits of around £50m for 2013/14 are expected to be announced any day soon thanks to not buying any players and banking the extra TV millions.

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However, Mike Ashley is not one to rest on his laurels.

With all the nonsense surrounding the imaginary search for a credible manager/head coach taking so many people’s eyes off the ball (transfer window), Ashley is in the process of completing an audacious month of business.

The achievements so far;

‘Selling’ Alan Pardew for reported compensation of up to £3.5m.

Getting one of the top wage earners Hatem Ben Arfa off the books.

Selling Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa for £5.5m to AS Roma.

A deal is imminent for Davide Santon to go on loan at Inter Milan until the end of the season, with a £3m+ fee triggered if he plays a certain number of matches.

Those deals could add up to over £12m received in transfer fees, wages until the end of the season saved in the region of £4m. While just as important for Mike Ashley is that the long-term commitment to wages for all but Ben Arfa could be cleared from the books.

And remember this is all before you look at the possibility of a Moussa Sissoko still going…

When it comes to money committed going out, 17 year old Callum Roberts has been given his first professional contract and….errr, John Carver will no doubt have been given a minimal raise, with any decent extra money only coming via a higher league placing.

Maybe Ashley’s greatest achievement may well be how little criticism this transfer window’s ‘activity’  has attracted, mainly because of a downtrodden fanbase as well as a negligent media, especially the locals.

However, an extra factor in Mike Ashley’s favour is that apart from a few obvious players such as Janmaat, Krul, Perez and Sissoko, no others are seen as ones that fans are desperate to keep.

Which would be all very well if money generated was going to be used to strengthen with new signings, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Instead it is the ultimate Mike Ashley scenario, safe from relegation, unspent TV riches and now trading in high earners while the likes of the lowest paid youngsters such as Dummett, Abeid, Ameobi and Aarons take up the slack, not forgetting the more mature cheaper options Carver and Williamson as well.

Obviously we all hope the likes of Abeid and the rest can make the step up but any decent club would be looking at this as a great opportunity to bring in the much needed striker and central defender, not a cynical banking of any money the owner can get his hands on.



  • GToon

    Amazing. If you add all of that money up we will soon be able to almost afford the £5m for that bloke from MK Dons (once MA has taken his share out obviously).

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Looks very much like Santon is out as well as Dele All (hardly world beating players to begin with). Despite knowing what we needed since before the end of last season, the club will use the propaganda of ‘January madness’ in order to justify signing no one again. When are even the most hardened Ashley defenders going to start accepting the man has no game plan other than building a very handsome profit/balance sheet? What’s the point of 50+ million profit if none of it is going back out onto the pitch? Ashley could spend 20+ million profit right now just from existing player trades since ’08 and he’ll still probably have 50+million in the accounts come April and an even bigger TV pot to follow.

  • Brownale69

    So WHERE is the money going? Are we paying off any of the club “debt”?

  • DZA187

    We lost out on Dele Alli as Spuds are about to sign him this morning and loan straight back to the Dons.

  • No Brainer

    Your mental man

  • Hez

    Where do I sign up for a season ticket?

  • Burrells

    Can’t sign and loan back out again in the same January window

  • DZA187

    Burrells it’s reported on sky sports news.

  • scotty63

    GToon Going to Spurs apparently

  • Heaton Mick

    I’d put money on Carver’s next press conference telling us that ‘De Jong is like a new signing’
    Might be OK if he could cover in what’s left of our depleted defence. Wonder what happened to out ‘goal scoring centre back’ we’ve been trying to sign for 18 months?

  • Burrells

    I would love every fan to put a quid in to hiring a phenomenonal team of forensic accountants. For those of us that are blind to money filtering scams, we’re none the wiser, but forensic accountants could one and for all tell us exactly what’s going on and where all this ‘finance’ really is and has went

  • Demented_Man

    I can see Ashley taking the skin off his hands with all the rubbing.

  • GToon

    Sickandtiredstill Wasnt our big plan to develop players and then sell for more? Santon and YMB have both been sold for less than we bought them for this window so how does that work or is it just about grabbing money while we can?

  • GToon

    scotty63 GToon Yep – a club with ambition, like we once were.

  • wor monga

    What’s the point of going over and over all this stuff about
    Ashley…all it does is inspire the same handful of sad individuals to put in
    their usual abusive, one line, name calling responses…is that all the Mag writers
    want to see these days?…
    It’s common knowledge that every person who has an interest
    in the club knows exactly what Ashley is like, and he knows they know, but
    because the rancour hasn’t had any bad effect on his business interests at all,
    over the last 7 years, he couldn’t give a t*ss what they say about him…or has
    that penny not dropped for you yet.
    …neither will there be any mass walkouts/demonstrations
    either, and certainly not when we can see we have a decent coach and a squad of
    good young players working hard to get results, and improve our position in the
    league over the next 16 games.

  • GToon

    You can imagine the scene at SJP is similar to the final scene in “Trading Places” with Ashley frantically trying to sell all of our players.

  • GToon

    wor monga True, but its theraputic if nothing else – otherwise my lounge is in serious danger of being permanently rearranged like Golden Gordon did in Ripping Yarns!!

  • No Brainer

    GToon wor monga I remember you campaigning for the last few weeks that Carver should have had Santon back in the first team line up.

    Crying into your beer that Determined Davide was the missing link to help the club push on. 

    The crassness of your argument is that a player despised for his performances against the likes of Sunderland last season is now lamented for his dispatch.

    Grow up, what therapy for you is detrimental to the club.

  • SimonM68

    Whilst we won’t see anything much reinvested, so it’s an academic point to a degree,  I don’t get the pricing policy on this years fire sale. Cisse is the best goal per minute striker in the division, but he’s only worth about £9m ….because of his age.  So why therefore is Santon going for £3m when he’s years left in him?  That’s a crazy price when you think of the club he’s going to and also that Coleman is supposedly worth £25m (to Man Utd)???

  • Sickandtiredstill

    I don’t think there is anything crass about these facts whatsoever. Unless a big dent is put in these figures thanks to this years expected gazillions, then some of our owners fan club need to wake up and smell the coffee. Fantastic now that we are making huge profits, yet the club debt remains the same and the playing side gets worse..

    “The club’s net debt as of 30th June 2012 was £129,343,000.00 (£129.34 million). This is very slightly down on the figure for the previous year, which was £130,485,000,00 (£130.48 million). £129 million of this is owed to Mike Ashley (down from £140 million in the previous accounts) as Ashley took back £11 million which was secured on future broadcasting revenue. However the club’s cash in Barclays Bank which was over £9 million is now £343,000.00 overdrawn. Ashley will be taking back a further £18 million within the next year, once again secured on future broadcastling revenue. The bulk of Ashley’s loan was to pay the debt he inherited when took over the club, passing the debt from himself to the club.”

  • Demented_Man

    wor monga What is the point of going on and on about any kind of crookedness or sleight of hand in financial matters?  After all, the perpetrators couldn’t give a t*ss for the most part and protests are usually just a minor inconvenience.  We should all just shut up and grin and bear it eh?
    I’m not so sure Fat Boy is really as thick-skinned as many people seem to think.  Remember the protests at the Hull game following KK’s departure?  He wasn’t slow in whining about death threats and how it was unsafe for him to go to games.

  • wor monga

    Sickandtiredstill  No point in worrying yourself about the debt…the club was
    left open to any unscrupulous owner playing the ‘debt’ card to their advantage,
    by the last owners…whilst they saw the way to enrich themselves on the way out,
    and leave any ‘debt’ consequences behind them.
    …The TV deals then came in big time, and so Ashley found
    himself sitting on a goldmine with a ‘debt’ from the club to himself that will
    never be paid off…until he sells up….forget about that ‘debt’, just enjoy the
    football or walk away and find something else to worry about.

  • DownUnderMag

    wor monga Sickandtiredstill I’m sick of this “deal with it or walk away” comment that always gets thrown around as if we are some bunch of fickle Man Utd supporters who only support the club because they are winning things. The fact is, we all support the club through thick and thin, but there is a line that has been crossed with Ashley and he is sucking the club dry.  Why should the fans walk away from the club they support just because the owner is content to spend as little as possible, never clear the debt off and give himself free advertising in the process??  The running of this club is a joke and every true fan has every right to have a go at the owner.

  • wor monga

    Demented_Man wor monga  Death threats…nowt much to complain about there, man…anybody
    would just think he was a bit of a fairy…although what with those ISIS, and
    whatnot, there are some demented people around these days.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    wor monga Sickandtiredstill Look, it’s kind of a spurious argument when people believe (or just argue) the club is now financially sound AND the frugality of the owner is because of inherited debt. If he so wished, he could have paid his debt down instead of our revenue benefiting SD, and therefore had a debt free ( or close to it) club with a huge profit sheet to add. It’s not inaccurate to suggest SD has already benefited by at least 80 million in the last 8 years of Ashley’s ownership which is revenue the club could and should have had.

    Ashley benefits from ownership just as much if not more than Shepherd or Hall did. You know the score here and are one of the more informed posters. Enjoying the football lies at the heart of this issue. It’s not something I can swallow or pretend does not exist when our measly owner refuses to reinvest the same funds he argues we need to be self sustaining with!

    We are already self sustaining and he still won’t reinvest the money, let alone pay his debt down. I’m really unsure why anyone would willingly accept this and the dross being served up, all based on a financial smokescreen they can’t be arsed to understand yet argue in defence of. We are told we can’t compete and people believe that, yet financially it is obvious we most certainly can.

    Operating expenses are reduced and stable. TV revenue is going to increase once again. We are in profit on player trading. This years accounts are expected to show even greater profits. Is it too much to ask that the owner actually puts some of that back in and attempts to buy better than kids with development potential? Is it wrong to want to compete for better than mid table and for both domestic and euro cups?

    If this was in anyway enjoyable I am sure myself and many others would actually buy in rather than critiscise. It wouldn’t take much of Ashleys so called genius to do any of that, just a relaxation of his greed and a similar degree of interest in the football club as he gives to SD.

  • wor monga

    DownUnderMag wor monga Sickandtiredstill  Well don’t walk away…it’s your free choice…but Ashley’s
    certainly not worrying about the debt so why should we…when we have no power to
    influence it one way or the other, and if you don’t want to walk away from the
    club … do you want others to do that, or do you have something else in mind for
    them?

  • Sickandtiredstill

    wor monga DownUnderMag Sickandtiredstill As I keep on saying, what anyone does regarding going or not is up to them. I’m not attacking anyone nor slagging anyone off for that. My comments are about the owner and his financial running of this club and the way it is damaging any attempt at competition we have.. 
    News elsewhere – kind of gives an indication exactly what the guy thinks about the so called ‘players for development’. Yeah, let us sign them and send them up to Rangers. He wins both ways.
    http://www.shieldsgazette.com/sport/football/newcastle-united/newcastle-could-loan-four-players-to-rangers-1-7083964

  • LeazesEnder

    Sickandtiredstill It isn’t a real debt… if it is an asset it has value…Christ on a bike how many times have I to say it….t was manufactured in order to instill into the minds of the gullible a sense of overspending!

  • wor monga

    No Brainer GToon wor monga  I haven’t been on any campaign since the 60’s and certainly
    not for a footballer to be in any team…I’ve nothing against Davide as a player,
    but Haidara is the man for that position, and Dummett in the centre…but they’re
    both young, and we need to be patient…I don’t get that bit about therapy…does
    it involve electric shocks!!!!

  • wor monga

    GToon wor monga  The border collie does that for our lounge…but we love him…I’m
    thinking now of renaming him Ashley, but wor lass would be ‘dead’ against that.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    LeazesEnder Sickandtiredstill He bought the club and then paid off the mortgages thanks to his error in due diligence. That’s what the amount pertains to. It is still classed as an ‘interest free’ loan as far as I am aware, making it a club debt and Ashley a club debtor.

  • Burrells That would be a #WasteOfMoney, as there would be no reason or requirement for Ashley to open the accounts to the fans forensic accountant.

  • wor monga

    Sickandtiredstill LeazesEnder  Don’t worry about Leazesender, mate…he’s been flogging that
    old dead horse for about 7 yrs now, and he still hasn’t realised it’s not getting
    up!!

  • Burrells

    What reason would he have to refuse?
    If it proves to the fans everything is above board and in their interests it would increase income streams as hostility toward his brands would cease
    Surely a business man could see the potential value in that??

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Burrells He’d refuse for the same reason as he changed how the accounts are now published. NUFC now provide the legal minimum, entirely for this purpose – to stop anyone getting too deep into them. Confusion and rumour serves him much better, that much is shown by the arguments on these boards alone.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Oh, and those kids the Club are wanting to develop? Take a look at the Shields Gazzette, they are running a story that 4 of the players could be on their way up to Rangers. Surprise, surprise.

  • Sickandtiredstill
  • Burrells

    I completely agree that he runs his business like his personality, but it’s circumstantial evidence that they’re up to exactly what we think they’re up to and not a damn thing we can do about it

  • GToon

    No Brainer GToon wor monga i havent said anything about Santon!!!!!!! At all. I think he’s a good player though and i wouldnt have sold him. But havent mentioned him at all to my knowledge. Do you mean the post above mine?

  • No Brainer

    Not you g toon apologues for not removing [email protected] name tag. I agree with you haidara and dummett are both ahead of him.

  • No Brainer

    DownUnderMag wor monga Sickandtiredstill
    How is the running of the club a joke. Just what is it that is wrong.
    A prudent approach to employing a new coach.
    The sale of third choice players
    The position in the table (achieved despite horrendous injuries)

    or is it that uncle Mike won’t spend hundreds of millions wasting money on players like cfc mcfc lfc, thfc and mufc have done and still at least one of them won’t be in the champions league.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Burrells it’s not circumstantial, mate. His ‘loan’ is still there. Merchandising/retail goes to SD as does free advertising. Profit from sales are still on / in the accounts. Anyhow, I think as long as people believe we cant do anything then nothing will ever get done.

  • No Brainer

    Sickandtiredstill wor monga DownUnderMag Newcastle could loan 8 players to Blyth Spartans., 
    I am that you believe a piece written as an opinion by miles starforth which quotes McCoist exemplifying his immaturity saying he’s already been looking at Newcastle players, when Ashley bought rangers shares. 
    Your comments here seem to  forget that McCoist hasn’t been at Rangers for a number of months.

    Any you use this to spout more hate for the club.

  • Burrells

    It is circumstantial until we see the books which we never will. Can only assume what we see is happening. I do firmly stand by your final comment

  • Sickandtiredstill

    No Brainer DownUnderMag wor monga Sickandtiredstill Err, he won’t spend any of his own money and is now not spending the money the club makes!
    Third choice players were also players this regime bought were they not?
    Prudent approach to a new coach? Seriously? 
    Are we not a club that can do better than WHU and Swansea in league position? Equally, why is Spurs revenue greater than ours? 
    Nah not hundreds of millions, but he could start with the 20+ he still has in the club coffers from player sales.
    As far as I am concerned if JC does a good job then good luck to him and us, but trying with one hand strapped behind your back is a mugs game.

  • No Brainer

    Sickandtiredstill LeazesEnder You are missing the point pal if something is worth £270 its worth £270
    If something is worth £270 when it is in full working order you pay £270
    If something is worth £270 but it needs £129 spent on it to be in full working order you then say 
    Mr seller spend the £129 and i will give you £270 for it or
    Mr Seller i will give you £141 for it and fix it myself.

    Mr Ashley took the second option but instead of taking it to the main dealers he lets the guy underneath the arches tek a little tinker every know and again

    Geddit

  • Sickandtiredstill

    No Brainer Sickandtiredstill wor monga DownUnderMag Well, if it’s good enough for The Chron to run with it as well as a few others now, I’d suggest that it’s hardly any of us here spouting ‘hate’.
    Not sure who you are talking to about McCoist but I certainly never mentioned him.
    Will be interesting to see your response if any of this actually happens. Kudos to Starforth and anyone else who can double guess Ashley -it plainly isn’t going to be you or anyone else happy to suck up whatever he dishes out.

  • No Brainer

    Sickandtiredstill Burrells He wouldn’t even answer the request

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Burrells Well, we will see the accounts, but only what he wants and is legally required to produce at the minimum.
    I’m again at a loss as to why so many of you don’t think we still owe him the ‘interest free’ loan? Or that he (SD) does actually run our merchandising/retail operation and they [pay nothing for ground advertising?
    You can lead a horse to water…..

  • DZA187

    Burrells Tottenham are the front runners to nail the signature of MK Donsyoungster Dele Alli.

    Here is the latest update from our reporter Paul Gilmour, who is reporting from north London today.

    He said: “We understand this one is moving ever closer, we understand the deal will see Alli loaned back to MK Dons for the remainder of the season.”

  • No Brainer

    Sickandtiredstill No Brainer wor monga DownUnderMag The Chron and Northeast Press have a deal to share stories you can read both everyday and its still the same.
    McCoist – you obviously didn’t even read the article which makes your use of it even more galling.

    More telling will be how you qualify the benefit of pouring more scorn on the club as to how it always treats its fans when the things you write to do this are consistently untrue and never happen or happened.

  • No Brainer

    Sickandtiredstill No Brainer DownUnderMag wor monga I will not be surprised by us finishing above WHU and Swansea. Southampton are on the slide but i would take our squad ahead of Swanseas all day. WHU have a couple mof good strikers (some injured) and Song and that’s it.

    How on earth has he one hand behind his back.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    No Brainer Sickandtiredstill LeazesEnder Ok, mate, sure.

    So, using your thinking Shepherd/Hall sold a 270 mil club for 129 mil? is that what you are suggesting? And (Mr.) Ashley kindly had a go at ‘fixing’ it?

    That is what Ashley has paid out, other than the relegation extra which he promptly paid himself back after we were promoted. 

    He hasn’t spent a quid of his own money on us since, and he isn’t even fully  re-investing the club profits now. What he has done is bought us and said that business owes him the money for buying it! 

    That’s the reality, mate.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    No Brainer Sickandtiredstill wor monga DownUnderMag Give it a rest. Everyone and their dog reported that Ashley was seeking to expand his holding/influence in Rangers. It happened.
    One of the few comments ever made by Ashley was that the merchandising operation and free advertising from NUFC “benefits SD and it’s shareholders significantly”. Well, if it does that, then it also means it disadvantages NUFC significantly.

    If you think I have said anything untrue then kindly point that out to me and I’ll be happy to either stand corrected or have you eat crow pie.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    No Brainer Sickandtiredstill wor monga DownUnderMag P.S. NUFC also couldn’t loan 8 players to Blyth. 

    “52.3.1 A maximum of 5 loan Players (Standard, Emergency or Youth) can be named in the Players listed on a team sheet for any individual match played under the auspices of The League.
    53.2.4 A Club can have a maximum of 4 Players under 23 and a further 4 Players over 23 on a Standard Loan during any Season…
    53.2.5 No more than 2 Players who are over 23 may join one Club from another Club on a Standard Loan in any Season.”

  • Burrells

    No Brainer Sickandtiredstill
    I think of his IFL as when you lend a tenner to your brother… you’ll get it back when you get it back.
    He probably see’s it the same way- in that the value of that IFL will be built into the valuation of the club. That way he keeps it constantly dangling over our heads knowing he has no urgent need to pay it off but can use it as financial blackmail as and when needed

    We all know the SD/ NUFC relationship is one way and thats why the fans are so upset
    to play devils advocate though, what gives us the right to dictate to a person how he should run his business and what he should spend his capital on.

  • No Brainer

    Sickandtiredstill No Brainer LeazesEnder You should read it again pal. I put it in a very very basic way for you to understand.

    Your response explains a lot

  • Steve1221

    Players being sent somewhere they might get first team competitive football what a disgrace!!! it’ll be disastrous for their development.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    No Brainer basic in a very wrong way. 
    Very simple really. If he paid his debt down then a buyer may actually be found. He was desperate enough to want only 100 mil for us at one stage.
    Or, keep us and reinvest the profits that the club is now making. Profits, not his own money. Hell, he could even go crazy and pay us for advertising SD! You know, like a real business enjoys.
    My biggest criticism is that he doesn’t see or doesn’t want to see, the potential that is actually there. 
    Otherwise, mate, all you are actually saying is he can do as he wishes and as long as we are in the PL, that’s good enough for you.
    As that seems to be the case I won’t waste any more breath.

  • Steve1221

    What exactly is wrong with a player being given a chance to prove themself?

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Steve1221 Nowt at all. Ashley possibly sending players to Rangers though, is as we all know, absolutely nothing to do with player development.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Burrells No Brainer Sickandtiredstill It’s his money. I have nothing against the guy making a profit. I do have problems with him ensuring another business and it’s shareholders benefit from it though, to the financial detriment of NUFC. 
    I don’t want him to nor expect him to spend gazillions more of his own money. I would like him to live up to his own words though, such as –
    “We look for young players, for players in foreign leagues who everyone does not know about. We try and stay ahead of the competition. We search high and low looking for value, for potential that we can bring on and for players who will allow Newcastle to compete at the very highest level but who don’t cost the earth.”

    Full interview @
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/7615655.stm

    Only part of hose words have turned out to be accurate as 8 years on we certainly aren’t competing with anyone, other than for PL survival.
    The club is self sustainable and growing more and more so. TV revenue along with the cost reductions etc has enabled that.
    This has tunred into a cash cow rather than a self sustaining football club more than capable of signing better players and competing for things. That’s what he put on the tin and it’s high time we saw some of it.
    Is this really too militant or hateful for anyone to accept???

  • Demented_Man

    No Brainer Sickandtiredstill LeazesEnder Not a bad analogy, except the ‘something’ in question wasn’t worth £270 million.  It was worth £141 million.  It’s called overspending, ie totally different from taking over a debt.

  • Greekgeordie

    All players mentioned have no chance to play football this season, so a chance to play week in week out with Rangers can only benefit them and subsequently the club.
    As for Santon, he has missed a lot of games through injury and in his absence the club has found two left backs that can do the job, so a few months in Italy might be the right thing for club and player.

  • DownUnderMag

    Steve1221 as long as they GET first team football.  Far too many of our young players sent away on loan simply sit on the bench at best or fail to even make that in some cases.  Surely there should be some way of guaranteeing them a certain amount of game time otherwise why bother sending them away, wouldn’t they be better training with the club here??

  • DownUnderMag

    No Brainer DownUnderMag wor monga Sickandtiredstill unlike some, I don’t expect Ashley to bankroll a huge spending spree.  I don’t expect us to compete with wages of Man City, Chelsea etc…  What I would like to see is us using the TV money to be more competitive, try to go as far as possible in the cups and perhaps get back into Europe.  You know, things that actually PLEASE fans…but unfortunately labelled as not a priority here because it doesn’t make money for the owner.

    There in lies the problem, the owner is MAKING money off this club while we wallow in mediocrity, knowing full well that the club has so much more potential.   The free advertising to Mash’s company without it making any dent in the club “debt” is a joke!  It’s a con and completely unscrupulous.  He is basically making the debt, owed FROM the club TO himself despite him being the OWNER as leverage to justify getting free company advertising is bang out of order….especially if it never comes off the actual debt…lifetime free advertising and still gets his money back from the club when he eventually sells.  Not bad eh??  Surely if we were getting in advertising revenues and built up a better club image so we attracted bigger sponsors, that would help reduce the debt even further OR…you know…actually go towards keeping players and buying in new ones so we are stronger in the league.

    The facts remain that the club is in the top 20 earners in Europe and yet we are spending like we are are in the Uzbekistan league.   Sensible spending is a great thing, but not to the extent that league and cup ambitions are forfeit!

  • DownUnderMag

    Sickandtiredstill No Brainer LeazesEnder No what is being said is that Hall and Co sold a 270m club for 270m…but it needed repairs of 140m which because Ashley failed to do due diligence properly was overlooked and then he took his own incompetence and eagerness to jump on the football club ownership bandwagon out on the club by saddling it with debt that he himself should have had for not doing the homework properly and offering a more sensible price and negotiate properly to include the debts owed off loans.   Once the Keegangate sage hit and the fans turned on him his interest in football here was over and he firmly used the club as a vehicle for making profit.

  • LeazesEnder

    Sickandtiredstill LeazesEnder So he paid £270m for a club worth ehm …£270m!

  • mrkgw

    Ashley is a despicable figure and hated by the Newcastle faithful. I hope now that he goes, the damage is well and truly done.

  • Alsteads

    Ashley will have his cronies report back on what sites like the mag and fans forums are saying and he will be pixxing himself at us all bickering with each other. He loves all this stuff.
    The only way forward is to carry on supporting the toon in what ever way each supporter see’s fit and pray the FCB has a heart attack. Even then he will probably have the toon stitched up in some way or other to go to the wall within 30 days unless X Y and Z happens!
    In the mean time I’ll carry on my self imposed exile from St James……….to be honest though lads I’m struggling and just want to go and support them. When I see the lads all trying on the pitch I think I should be there with them supporting them and let all this crap carry on in the back ground. Just love the toon like!