Here is my contribution to the current plight of Newcastle United:
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Here is what will happen in the coming months:
Newcastle survive relegation…..
Transfer window open,s lots of new players brought in at the beginning of window….(Carrot dangled)
Fans react to new transfers with glee and season tickets are in big demand again…. (Gotcha Money Now).
Towards end of transfer window key players sold to balance books….(Gotta recoup some of the outlay now Ashley has the season ticket money pocketed).
The same process begins again as in previous years… Long drawn out season with no aspirations or success.
What should happen:
Newcastle survive relegation or relegated….
Plenty new transfers come in…
Season ticket sales should stay in a slump…
End of contract players released…
Key players offered extended contracts…
Season begins and because of season ticket slump, match day tickets sold to general public at premium rate.
Lack of demand for general public premium rate tickets, Ashley then puts his spin to bring back the paying public at drastically reduced rates more appealing to the diehard fan ,which in turn bolsters attendance from diehard loyal fans, the atmosphere returns to the auld days and the players then actually respond on the field from the improved vociferous support.
We then have unity once again and a team to really support.
The point is, the only real way to beat this man is boycott your season ticket and to hold onto your hard cash. Wait and go back to paying as you go at a vastly reduced rate, if the team under performs the gates will go down, if the team performs admirably the gates will stay up… simple logic!
Don’t forget a club statement did say Ashley would not be leaving the club until at the earliest 2016…
Let’s see what the next twelve months offer, personally I strongly believe he will be gone during this coming season after milking and bringing the club to its knees… that is business unfortunately, especially if the season ticket revenue has disappeared and he panics and gets out of dodge quickly.