Interesting quotes this morning from Karren Brady, with the West Ham vice-chair questioning whether Mike Ashley passes the ‘tests’ of commitment to the community on Tyneside.

Brady says that whilst owning a football club is a business, at the same time it has a responsibility to the fans, the community and to the game itself.

In her column in The Sun, Karren Brady unfavourably compares Ashley to West Ham owners Gold and Sullivan, contrasting their commitment to West Ham with that of Mike Ashley and NUFC.

Karren Brady:

“David Gold says that there’s no chance of he and co-owner David Sullivan selling West Ham.

“How different from Mike Ashley, who appears to be going through the motions like a marriage with Newcastle, that both bores and irritates him.”


“Owning a club is a business but, more than that, it is a responsibility to the community, fans and the game itself.

“Only Mike Ashley knows how many of those tests he thinks he passes.”

I think I can guess how many tests most Newcastle fans think Mike Ashley passes…


  • MarkBacon

    The more people publicly come out and highlight negativley the way Ashley is running Newcastle United the better, Time for Change !! Boycott HWTF

  • mactoon

    Its good to see the outside world sitting up and taking notice, at last they know how Ashley runs the club and that this is why we are unhappy

  • Bornunderabigbluestar

    Well said Karren

  • toon tony

    Agree that it’s like a marriage going through the motions, loveless. ….Ashley I want a divorce so fcuk off.

  • Paul Patterson

    So Ashley, Charnley, Carr and Carver.-
    *Fans (Including famous ones- Thanks Sting and Jimmy Nail) are against what you’re doing.
    *Players are against what you’re doing.
    *Ex pro’s are against what you’re doing.
    *The media are (belatedly) against what you’re doing and now
    *Rival owners are against what you’re doing.
    Ans STILL you’re oblivious/don’t care!
    Says something doesn’t it!

  • Mark Brooker

    She’s quite right.

  • No Brainer

    What is it that they are doing

  • pissed off mag

    No Brainer  no ballser ashleys bitch is back

  • v0ices

    pissed off mag No Brainer if no one engages him he will get bored soon.

  • Toon Magpie

    Don’t blame Carver he is a Geordie. ;-)

  • Toon Magpie

    They are relegating us.

  • Toon Magpie

    Did you make a prenuptial agreement?

  • Harry Todd

    Yes her and her two partners rapped Birmingham City and have left them on the verge of bankruptchy
    and relegation.Some woman.

  • Andgeo


  • Toon Magpie

    She is just kicking a dead horse.