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The final step Mike Ashley needs to take if he wants any forgiveness

5 years ago

I continue to rub my eyes in disbelief and gulp at the fear at the feeling of anticipation, excitement and hope rising in my stomach. Despite relegation everything feels great again.

Mike Ashley, all of a sudden, appears to be doing everything right.

We have a world class manager who trusts us enough to speak the truth.

We are removing overpaid, underperforming players from the squad at last.

We are signing hungry players who want to play for us and seem proud to be here.

The ticket prices have been reduced.

Youth and reserve teams have been given some consideration.

We even have black and white stripes on the back of the kit.

The way things are going, fickle fans will be rejoicing in the name of Mike Ashley before we know it.

But not me.

The way in which Mike Ashley treated Kevin Keegan is forever unforgivable.

That some supporters were duped by the lies and deceit churned out by the club against Keegan (and there were plenty) and turned against the great man, makes it even worse.

I have a suggestion that would be a huge statement of apology from the club and would at least be the beginning of righting such a horrendous wrong.

The club should offer Kevin a testimonial match. Something similar to his retirement game against Liverpool but this time allow him to do with the money what he wishes.

It would be a wonderful opportunity for us to say thank you for everything that he has done and to ensure that he knows he will forever be considered the ultimate legend in these parts.

How amazing would it be as part of the arrangement to have Keegan unveil a statue of himself, perhaps standing on the Gallowgate steps engaging his people and winning their trust over the Cole sale?

Why wait until he has gone to commence tributes when we could thank him in person?

Who knows, this could all be part of a wonderful promotion party and the beginnings of another hero worthy of a statue.



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