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Hang your head in shame Mike Ashley

1 year ago
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Mike Ashley has made a mockery of this great club, having little or no respect for the fans and its magnificent manager.

Fans renewed season tickets and Rafa committed himself to Newcastle after being told there would be money available for transfers.

We were subsequently told by Ashley in ‘that interview’, that there was NO money to spend unless we move players on.

So 16 players out and 6 in, yet still NO money to spend.

Premiership status bringing in fortunes for each club this season but still NO money to spend beyond the bare minimum.

Clubs with relatively low fanbases in comparison to the Toon Army spending big, yet we are told there is No money to spend.

Sadly, we have an owner who speaks with forked tongue and who has a management team who are clearly unable/incapable of getting a deal done, whilst we sit back and see Brighton, Huddersfield, Swansea and others, make a commitment towards their Premier League survivals.

Since Mike Ashley took over, Newcastle United appear to have gone from crisis to crisis, making the news for all the wrong reasons.

This must surely have a significant influence on players and managers who may be enticed to Newcastle. Why would anyone want to join a club in perpetual crisis?

The fact that many of the summers targets have selected to go to lesser clubs than Newcastle, must clearly be evidence of this, and it should be a wake up call for everyone associated with the club.

There is absolutely no doubt of the fantastic loyalty the fans of Newcastle United show. When Kevin Keegan was forced out of Toon, there was a call for a boycott of the game that followed (Hull City at St James Park). As a season ticket holder I decided to answer that call, sadly the crowd that day exceeded 50,000.

I was asked on BBC radio after that game whether I thought by missing the game I had made my point.

My answer was; “Obviously not – because the call for a boycott had not been supported.”

I also said that it demonstrated that Mike Ashley could walk all over these fans, do what he wanted, and still feel comfortable that the fans would turn up – come what may!

I for one would not be surprised if Rafa did walk after being giving false promises.

If this does happen then I hope that it will be the start of a revolution to oust this clown. There is only one way to do that – hit him in the pocket and show him that he cannot walk over people.

(All contributions from Newcastle fans welcome, send articles (as well as ideas/suggestions) to [email protected])

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