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Jamie Carragher ‘Why does Mike Ashley want Newcastle United?’

6 years ago

TV pundit Jamie Carragher has questioned why Mike Ashley wants to own Newcastle United.

The former Liverpool player has been an outspken critic of the team and managemnet in recent weeks and after the latest feeble defeat to Tottenham, Carragher reflected on Mike Ashley’s shocking record at St. James’ Park.

The Sky pundit correctly points out that in six previous Premier League seasons, Ashley has relegated Newcastle once and almost repeated the trick two seasons ago.

Jamie Carragher:

“It is getting to the stage now where football is so big, there is that much money with the new TV deal, sick of owners coming in who are successful business people and they think ‘where else can I make money…oh a football club’.

“People will say as supporters you have got to come back, you have got to get behind your team, but what are the owners doing for supporters?”

Could be relegated again…:

 “Since Mike Ashley has been here they’ve been relegated once, they could be relegated once again, I’m sure under Alan Pardew they come close once before.

“Why does Mike Ashley want the club if there’s nothing happening? There is no cup run, I just don’t get it. I don’t get why he wants to own a football club.”


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