Now I am not a Mike Ashley fan.
He is, as we all know, a businessman. This in itself means that there is a good chance that passion is put to one side in pursuit of finance.
Add to that the perception that he doesn’t care for the fanbase and enjoys winding us up. Shay Given pointed to the hiring of Joe Kinnear.
Then there is the treatment of Rafa etc.
I do agree with Mike Ashley on one thing mind, the price of Newcastle United.
The increased value of our squad, coupled with the £125m or so prize money, makes the £400m asking price look not so bad after all.
Given that most thought it was worth £250m to £300m last season, I don’t think our friend Mike, is far off the mark.
Certainly the top six are all billion pound concerns, so we are worth at least his asking price. We certainly don’t get the hype of the top six and the press have something to answer for.
Surely we are hot property? Just look at our ground, gates and fanbase. Sky coverage last season suggested that Newcastle United were a top six club.
So maybe the fans should stop taking a pop at Ashley over the price and start asking why the media keep putting the club down. We’ve been labelled demanding, unmanageable and a poison chalice.
Why, for simply wanting a club that cares and players who try?
Ask yourself why lesser clubs are seen as more attractive, why are Everton worth almost double.
I put it to you that the press are doing the Newcastle fans no favours at all.
What could possibly go wrong in a Mike Ashley free zone, with full houses every week.