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Mike Ashley “To be categorically clear, I’m not going anywhere until we win something”

2 years ago
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Listening to Mike Ashley is a bit like taking any notice of what Donald Trump is saying.

Neither of them have any shame in totally ignoring what they might have said previously, as they give us the latest spin.

By now you might have guessed that I am not a ‘believer’.

When Mike Ashley put out a statement on Monday afternoon, declaring he was selling Newcastle United, I was unmoved.

Why should we believe it now after everything that has gone before?

It is just another part of the Ashley circus, the ‘recluse’ who is desperate to generate as much publicity about himself as possible, instead of just actually getting on and selling the club, if that is genuinely what he wants to happen.

Supporters who are ‘believers – many of them are quite fanatical, wanting to declare as heretics anybody who shouts ‘liar liar’ at the latest Mike Ashley move.

Amongst the many things that have gone before, I refer you to 24 May 2015, Mike Ashley making yet another scripted appearance on Sky Sports, when he stated: “To be categorically clear, I’m not going anywhere until we win something.”

Mike Ashley speaking to Sky Sports – 24 May 2015:

“I can’t really have really imagined it from Christmas.

“I probably didn’t anticipate we would probably be even near this situation so obviously after the last couple of weeks I’m still a little bit shocked by where we find ourselves today.’

“The only positive is we’ve got the club on a very sound financial footing.

‘We are able to spend relatively and punch above our weight now with the current situation the club finds itself in.’

(Ashley asked what his plans were for the club over the next few years)

“Definitely to win something. By the way, I shall not be selling it until I do.

“This club is not for sale) at any price. When I say win something, if we ever get in the position that we get a Champions League place that also qualifies as winning something.

“To be categorically clear, I’m not going anywhere until we win something.”
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