Mike Ashley is living the Newcastle United dream.

It is now 11 years and counting since he bought the club back in 2007 and things just couldn’t be any better for the NUFC owner.

Sadly, what is great for Mike Ashley isn’t necessarily great for fans of the club.

Instant promotion back to the Premier League was a massive relief for Ashley but to accomplish it with Rafa Benitez also delivering a £40m profit on transfers in and out, was a real dream scenario.

Last season saw not a single player bought in January 2018 and a minimal net spend of less than £20m in the summer 2017 window, yet the team managed to survive in the Premier League.

In fact, it ended up a lot better than just surviving, with some significant extra cash generated by finishing 10th, as well as only a handful of clubs getting more additional cash from appearing live on TV in the UK.

As for the man responsible for delivering all of this, Mike Ashley even has Rafa Benitez signed up to a contract whereby he would need to pay £6m to the Newcastle United owner if he wanted to leave before it ended.

You might point to the fact that there is only a single year left on Rafa’s contract but that is of little concern to somebody like Ashley, who just looks at Newcastle United surviving the upcoming season, rather than the kind of longer-term planning that your average club bothers with.

He will just think that this can be looked at again in 12 months time and if Benitez leaves then so what. He will just get somebody else on far lower wages and revert back to his usual model of employing somebody who knows their place and doesn’t expect to have any say on transfers or anything else important. Conveniently ignoring the fact that employing people such as Kinnear, Pardew, Carver and McClaren, is exactly why there has already been two relegations at NUFC in nine Premier League seasons under this owner, as well as other near misses.

Everything is just live for today for Mike Ashley where Newcastle United are concerned, completely different to how he runs the rest of his business empire. Always looking ahead with Sports Direct and rated businesses/brands, putting in major investment where necessary.

With the impending departure of both Mikel Merino and Chancel Mbemba, Mike Ashley will also shortly be sitting on a transfer profit of £10m+ this summer, with only £4m going out so far on Dubravka and Ki Sung-Yueng. The likes of Haidara and Gamez also now off the wage bill as well as a host of younger players who were released.

As well as last season’s Premier League revenues banked, Mike Ashley is also now guaranteed at least another year’s worth, and even if this next season did prove a failure, the parachute payments as from the end of next season are set to go even higher.

On top of all that, 50,000+ averages at St James Park are all but guaranteed as well, the ongoing presence of Rafa Benitez and the sheer scale of numbers who want to see their team play, no matter what failures to invest in the squad, guarantees this.

You might say what about ambition on the pitch but that has never been a driving force for Mike Ashley, apart from the ‘ambition’ of staying in the top tier.

Ashley has even won the PR war where much of the media is concerned.

He claimed to be serious about selling the club in October and nine months on he is sitting back and saying ‘well I tried, but what can you do…?’, hardly anybody in the media bothered as to what the truth was of this absolute charade.

Whatever you think of the supposed Amanda Staveley bid for Newcastle United, Ashley’s people stated that a number of other parties were seriously interested in buying NUFC and had been given access to the books. If that were true and interested potential buyers had seen the books AND Mike Ashley had the club up for sale at a fair price, why there has been absolutely nothing happening.

I smell a rat and it is very large one, who appeared in our lives 11 years ago. Does anybody honestly think now that Ashley was serious about trying to sell Newcastle United.

When he bought the club, Ashley’s people told John Hall that the main reason was so he could use NUFC to make his retail empire be more profitable by promoting it around the world.

Eleven years after snapping up Newcastle, the free promotion given to SD and the rest has never been more valuable. So why on earth would he be rushing to sell the club on?

Maybe some signings will be made this summer beyond the bargain buys of last season but I think there is every chance we will actually see no change at all on that front.

Mike Ashley looks at how Rafa Benitez performed a minor miracle last season and will be thinking well why can’t he repeat that, especially now this set of players have this 12 months of PL experience behind them as a group.

Thee future is most definitely bright for Mr Ashley but I am yet to be convinced an of us will be needing sunglasses.

As always it appears to be heads Mike Ashley wins, tails the rest of us lose.

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  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Rafa is happy, our captain is happy, the players are happy. Four more signings and most fans will be happy. Sadly there will be some fans who are never happy.

    • GlasgowMag

      You still a very funny guy!!! Everybody’s happy 😂😂😂pause😭😭😭😭🤣🤣🤣🤣!!!!

      • Wezza

        Monkseaton Magpies is one of the Lee brothers who have been exposed here in the past and troll/stick up for Ashley on multiple usernames. Very easy to spot as no NUFC fan likes Ashley. They need to stop trolling and focus on their own lives and their own club (mufc)

        • Leazes.

          He’s called David Lee and if I remember correctly he looks like Sergeant Bilko, but that was 10 years ago…. so he may look like Yul Brynner now.

          • Rich Lawson

            Phil Silvers was funnier.

          • Kneebotherm8

            Yul Brynner with Bilko glasses….😂😂🤓🤓

          • Wezza

            Hilarious! Beggars belief how pathetic and sad these brothers are.

        • Leicester Mag

          I’d wondered what happened to Comical Ali little did I know he’s alive in Monkseaton probably running a Chip shop with Elvis

          • Rich Lawson

            ”There’s a guy works down the chip shop swears he’s Elvis”

          • Leicester Mag

            Eye and he talks less sheet about Newcastle

        • GlasgowMag

          Leave him to it, it passes the time away for him when he is away from the asylum ward. I always find him and his other pals posts are hilarious!!😁😁

          • SuperDesHamilton

            His pals, it’s the same person 😂 although he’s probably got multiple pals in his head

      • Mark Andrews

        He’s proper off the map! Rafa’s just a prisoner seeing out the last year of his sentence and Monkseaton thinks everything is rosy in the garden!

    • Leicester Mag

      Time to make an appointment at the South Shields law firm Haddaway and Sheight. 4 more signings 🤪

    • SuperDesHamilton

      23 minutes it took for mikes mouthpiece to stick up for him.

      • Gallowgatefan

        He didn’t stick up for him he was being positive about having a great manager and committed, honest team

        • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

          Heads up, your wasting your time with that one. You say black he will say white vice versa.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Oh you back after your little tantrum Hardman?

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Commited, honest….criminally under strengthened

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Also it’s absolutely pathetic making yet another fake account up Monkseaton then replying to look as though you’ve got friends.

          • Wezza

            Thats what they do – they’re pathetic. They troll and make different user names as backup. Best just to block them. They really took it to heart when Shearer turned them down.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            My favourite won’t reply to me freetommyrobinson anymore. Wanted to meet me in a toilet, thought that was a strange meeting point

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Benitez is only happy because he knows he will be away from this husk of a football club at the end of the season, all because of your saviour lord Ashley

      • Gallowgatefan

        So being positive about our manager and team has to imply support for the owner???

        • SuperDesHamilton

          If you’ve seen his previous posts then yes.

    • Gallowgatefan

      To all those having ago at monkseaton what do you suggest we do? Protests, boycotts etc and Ashley doesn’t care! Rafa is doing his best and asking for support so maybe his thinks that’s the best way to go so why not go with it, it’ll certainly encourage any new buyers and maybe even Ashley (even though that might be a very long shot)

    • Dave Pattinson

      4 more signings? What type? Cheapos, loans/ freebies/ out of contract guys who are desperate?
      Hope not, but experience sadly says otherwise.

      • Wezza

        Exactly, experience and the past tells us that is exactly what we will get. If Ashley was serious he’d have given Rafa some of the TV money but it’s been cashed in. That’s why he didn’t sell the club when’s stavely was interested. Too big a bonus now to walk away from.

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          You really are one of the most stupid posters on here Wezza, this is a forum that includes Mickylove, Leazes’, Jezza as some of the most stupid folk to grace an internet forum but you have supassed these great thinkers.

    • Mark Andrews

      Rafa is happy the players are happy the captain is happy ? Says who? Prove it !

  • Paul Patterson

    Anything remotely successful that happens at this club will be despite Ashley. Anyone who says different is an idiot . .

    • Ram Kishore

      U r entitled to your opinion and so do others ..
      Just because they share something that’s even a bit differing doesn’t mean they are idiots..
      Would u feel better if someone calls u an idiot because of the opinion u share ..
      U have all right to be critical of owner and other fans too..

      • Paul Patterson

        I’ve been called worse, I can take it..

        • Ram Kishore

          You can take it..Thats good…But doesnt mean u have to be just like that and throw words

          • Paul Patterson

            My comment stands. If some people genuinely want to see the good in Ashley then fine. But I (and others) will still state that under anyone else we’d still have financial stability and be able to compete. When we do well under Ashley it’s despite him, not because of him..

          • Ram Kishore

            I appreciate your comment and I would definitely happy to see a Owner..
            I am no Ashley apologist

            From the beginning I was mentioning only one thing..
            Don’t call others names just because they have a different opinion

  • Toon

    Well stop whining and don’t go. No problem with fans who go but fans who renew season tickets year after year and spend every minute of the day crying about Ashley (Mag writers), numpties

  • Beaudan

    Totally agree with Toon. Stop going. An empty stadium each week would soon see the FCW on his merry way.

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      In what way? Will he look at the stands and say ‘my goodness, I’m leaving my shareholding to medical research’

      To get a new owner, you need a buyer. An empty stadium makes that less likely.

      • SuperDesHamilton

        He can do anything he wants & the mugs keep filling the stadium new perspective owner or not

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          Are you looking at things in a different perspective ?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            I’m looking as a fan not a little victim who the regime constantly take advantage of

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            It was a joke, you meant prospective not perspective

      • Rich Lawson

        Be more fun if he left his body to it !

        • Leicester Mag

          Whale Sushi anyone?

      • Beaudan

        Ermmm….I hate to point out the flipping obvious, but if 52,000 x twenty-plus quids (and that’s just at the lower end of the scale) weren’t going into his fat sky rocket each and every fortnight, I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t hang around for very long!

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          So, what would he do? Rafa gets a smaller budget as the club operate on a £135m turnover. RAFA leaves next summer as nobody waves Rafa flags for him. Anyone interested in buying the club will not bother because the fans are not there.

          Will that get rid of Mike Ashley? No.

          • Beaudan

            Yes it would, because he would have to pay wages out of his own pocket. What’s your alternative then? Continue to go along and fill his fat pockets even more?

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            No, he’d change the budget accordingly.

            He’s not exactly filling his pockets in 11 years, quite the opposite but he’s still here.

            I’d suggest fans club together, £2,500 each just 150,000 fans and that buys the club and gives a transfer kitty.

          • TheFatController

            You work for Ashley surely ? You have that ‘I’m the biggest victim’ mentality any therapist sees in Ashley whether he’s talking the club on sky or SD to government committees.

            ‘I’m the only one with the money. There’s no rich geordies. How could you possibly know how good I am really? Why should I put up with impoverished geordies when I’m a billionaire. If I’m so bad and you’re s good why not buy the club? Oh yeah I’m the billionaire ! Haha. Come back to me when you’ve got money cheap geordies.’

            Yep, he’s a lovely man, Mike. We can’t imagine just how horrible – no, make that benevolent – he can be.’

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I’m just sticking to the facts. It’s cost him money so far.

            Now, I don’t recall reading any of those quotes, in fact, it’s all made up.

            If fans want a way forward sans Ashley, they buy him out. It’s not that difficult, Nust gas beef going for 10 years and so far not raised a penny.

          • TheFatController

            Stop belittling fans who don’t have the money to buy out Ashley.

            The reason we haven’t been sold is not because no one wanted it, it’s because Ashley prices higher than is necessary (see Ellis Short as an example) and is clearly a pain to deal with (personality trait not unique to just selling his football club asset it seems).

            The fans pay in about £50m annually and he ignores them completely, often dipping into complete disrespect – so imagine trying to give him £290m for the club. Or £310m. He’d just be difficult til we were exasperated because that’s his personality disorder that always seems to come out.

            He’s clearly a basket case no one healthy mentally likes to be around or deal with.

          • TheFatController

            Oh I think you do potential new owners a disservice – I suspect their intelligence would stretch to understanding how to get the newly absent fans back in the stadium.

            Just a hunch, mind. They may be brain dead though, yes.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            They might but you know how sensitive Nufc fans are:- cockney owners? Paint a bedsheet! Get a payday loan sponsor? Boycott the shirt. Halfway through the transfer window and no big signings? Cancel the season tickets. Dare to choose a different make if shirt to the 1996 shirtmaker? Boycott merchandise. Arrange a profitable merchandising website and fulfillment system, accuse the owner if profiteering. Sell a piece of land so the club can profit and help squad building? Accuse the owner if stealing ‘assets’. Hold seats prices at cheap rates? Moan like an electric blue actress. Buy a good defender at a good price? Moan again. Buy a centre back from a championship side? Moan about lack of ambition. Let a manager leave as he’s not going to take us forward? Pretend he’s a football genius. Continually pump money into the club? Pretend the owner is ‘trousering’ money.

            Can you see that a potential owner may just prefer to put their money elsewhere?

            If Man City owners bought us, I’m sure some fans would have moaned about employment rights is the middle East. Some of our fans a just whiners.

          • TheFatController

            No. All of our fans are whiners by your definition.

            They all moan when we get relegated. Twice.

            The also moan when they see Man City, spurs, arsenal, Liverpool, Bournemouth, Burnley, Leicester all in their own way leave us behind due to sensible decision making or committed owners (ie not using the club for their business interests)

            That you need to defend Ashley by inferring a mental weakness in the fans makes me think you either work for him or have a mental weakness yourself that you ‘project’ onto us as a denial mechanism.

            Which is it? Because that was a bizarre attack taking a small minority’s behaviour and inferring it’s widespread. Pathetic argument. Like a child.

            Almost as bad as when Ashley claimed he and his family weren’t safe at games. Ah, so now Ashley is the victim. Couldn’t see that ‘victim’ behaviour coming at all…

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Not all Nufc fans are whiners. Most are not as we have a full house most weeks and despite the ill-advised boycotts, real supporters are supporting the club.

            However, there is a section of fans who embarrassingly live up to the stereotype of entitlement. They are vociferous and visible so the media pick up on the bedsheet and pitchfork brigade. This would be fine if they did something positive. The poster above said we can force an owner out be not turning up and those who do turn up are traitorous. That’s clearly nonsense.

          • Mark Andrews

            Rafa will leave next summer anyway because he’s sick of being micromanaged by people who have no knowledge of football . And you have the nerve to call other people idiots !

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            You know this? Just look at this summer so far, every borderline young player has gone, all his unwanted players are being shipped, recruitment seems very focussed. I’d say Rafa has never had so much control at a club except, as time went on, at Valencia. Certainly not at Liverpool, Napoli, inter or Real m.

          • Mark Andrews

            Why hasn’t he signed this gleaming new contract then ?

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            He’s a political, strategic manager. He’ll sign when he knows he hadn’t got a better offer, simple as that.

          • Ram Kishore

            Bobbi where do I see the accounts of Nufc pre Ashley years and what was the debt before Ashley took over?

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            The UK government website is companies house, this has all the records available to download. Search for Newcastle United and you should get there.

            Debt in 2007 was around £115m but bear in mind we were losing money at £33m a year due to excessive wages which could not be simply stopped. Every £ lost meant more debt, Ashley refinanced the debt and provided enough money to cover the losses and finance a few player purchases.

    • Big Hairy Man

      I think the only way to see him on his merry way will be to make every televised game toxic for his brands. We can slag him personally as much as we like but it doesn’t bother him. He’s as thick-skinned as a rhino in a stab vest. The only way is to very loudly vocally and visually ridicule S***** D***** on live TV. Sadly I don’t think that will happen.

    • nufcslf

      It really is as simple as that.

      • Tom Wilson

        Fact of the matter is, look at where we were prior to his ownership of the club and compare to where we are today. We are everything a small club now due his reckless appointments and decisions in addition to two relegations which could have been avoided all during his eleven years as owner. The fact that our debt has massively increased, now we can’t even compete spending with championship clubs. Prior to MA we were ahead of teams like Spurs and Everton now look at where MA has took us, even behind Huddersfield, Brighton and Burnley.

        • Ram Kishore

          I thought the debts were more than what we have when Ashley bought the club..

  • Leazes.

    Will he be giving away free United shirts if we win the league this year? He can make that promise as well without fear of being out of pocket…. free publicity for the [email protected] that the Chronicle Boys would be proud of!

  • Toon 83

    I think people need a reality check. We aren’t Manchester City or Real Madrid. We can’t just pull money out of thin air. We aren’t a big club, so we can’t attract elite players and we don’t have the money to pay big wages. We aren’t ever going to compete. If you don’t like it, don’t go. I’m not a fan of Ashley, but I’m realistic. We’ll get more players in I’m sure. Keep the faith. If we can get a few in we could aim to be a solid mid table team in a few years.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Championship clubs with 15 to 20,000 gates are outspending Nufc
      they don` get huge TV payouts either.

      • Toon 83

        I would love to see us blow money on big players mate, but you’ve just got to look at the likes of Leeds to see that doesn’t always work. I hope we do get a decent striker, but it’s hard when you are a small club to get top class. Hopefully we’ll get a solid striker who we can get knocking a few in.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          can you comprehend the point, the money is there
          Ashley just won`t spend it !

          • Toon 83

            I think we’ll spend all the money we make off sales. Rafa hasn’t helped signing clowns like Sels picking up wages for nothing

          • TheFatController

            A lot of goalkeepers at PL clubs pick up money for nothing, in fairness. Probably due to clubs having three or four on their books but only playing the one in form.

          • HarryHype59

            The club picked up £126m in TV money last year and will collect another tranche of this year s TV cash inJuly. The club will also collect over £10m on outstanding payments for Sissoko and Wynaldum.

            This club has never been richer in its entire history, yet our short sighted owner risks the TV income streams with his obsession with penny pinching.

          • nufcslf

            Yip

          • Tom Wilson

            Fact of the matter is, look at where we were prior to his ownership of the club and compare to where we are today. We are everything a small club now due his reckless appointments and decisions in addition to two relegations which could have been avoided all during his eleven years as owner. The fact that our debt has massively increased, now we can’t even compete spending with championship clubs. Prior to MA we were ahead of teams like Spurs and Everton now look at where MA has took us, even behind Huddersfield, Brighton and Bournemouth

          • HarryHype59

            100% true!

        • TheFatController

          I never fail to be amazed that people still reference Leeds spending money they hoped to earn from champions league qualification as relevant to today where clubs competing with us simply spend the tv money in advance.

          So Leeds spent what they weren’t guaranteed to get.

          The likes of Bournemouth and Huddersfield spend what’s guaranteed to come in. It’s not like Leeds at all, the finances of the game are completely different now.

          To be told by Ashley apologists we shouldn’t break transfer records etc set 10 years ago because we might do a Leeds tells us this club has now severely reduced the fans’ ambitions in English football …

          • nufcslf

            Exactly

          • Westdentoon

            Here, here 👏

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            Look at the last two sets of accounts we spend every penny which is guaranteed. So spending any more would be doing a Leeds.

          • TheFatController

            You can spend guaranteed tv money early.

            Do you think Bournemouth care that they’ve been fined £5m for spending to reach the PL? Now they will soon clear £120m annual revenue for a fourth season ?

            They don’t hang around, having reached the PL, they spend what they’d have coming as soon as to ensure they secure another’s year beyond.

            So you completely missed the financial policy I was outlining – probably because you’re codependent to Ashley and want to see him as equal to other PL club owners. Seek help.

        • Tom Wilson

          Fact of the matter is, look at where we were prior to his ownership of the club and compare to where we are today. We are everything a small club now due his reckless appointments and decisions in addition to two relegations which could have been avoided all during his eleven years as owner. The fact that our debt has massively increased, now we can’t even compete spending with championship clubs. Prior to MA we were ahead of teams like Spurs and Everton now look at where MA has took us, even behind Huddersfield, Brighton and Burnley.

          • FatParosite

            This dumbed down asset stripped clubs attitude to it’s position is not out of Ashley’s pragmatism in reaction to ‘reckless appointments and decisions’ Ashley has reduced us to it’s bare parts to run on empty in the same way he runs all his businesses. This is a well planned affront to the way any club builds for success not just ours. The PR stunts, the commonly held lie about how Ashley has saved the club from extinction, the careful extraction of money to MASH holdings. All of these have been meticulously planned to keep the club where he wants it and keep the gullible in the dark about his asset stripping. He will not be happy until he has left us with a carcass. Do NOT be fooled this is all part of the well planned show.

        • HarryHype59

          Are you actually a NUFC fan? NUFC are not a small club.

          NUFC club can easily afford to buy a £30m plus striker if the owner changed the recruitment and payment policy.

      • nufcslf

        Thank you. Every penny of the 124m for finishing 10th along with whatever tv money is handed out this season should go directly to brining in players, not the fat c**t owner’s back pocket.

    • Mark Andrews

      No we aren’t real Madrid or man city. And we aren’t Huddersfield Town either . But they’ve hugely outspent us since coming up from the championship with us. Even though they’re a much smaller club in an even less fashionable area

    • FatParosite

      This is the typical ignorance that Bishop loves to hear. Self regulating expectation management. It’s nearly as stupid as support the team not the regime divide and conquer $hite spewed by morons who do not have the intelligence that god gave wheelie bins. You are the cancer that Ashley uses to rot NUFC my friend. You and your shoe gazing self flagellating pragmatism allows a great club to cower at the mercy of a bloated egocentric dictator. The sooner NUFC is rid of your type the better.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    He`s a Scumbag

  • Lostprofit DBC

    As long as the TV make the payouts Ashley will be there. Attendance is very small scale unless it damages his advertising by abuse. Less gate money equals a better excuse to sell better players. Relegation doesn’t bother him, gives him a bit of a kick at our expense. Too much money!

    • nufcslf

      If nobody shows up and the fat c**t has to make it 5 and 10 quid…like cup matches…to get ars’s on seats for a full season it would f**k him royally, staying away and no season ticket money would have a massive effect. Too many sheep and never going to happen. All I can do is not spend a penny on anything Sports Direct United, because this has f**k all to with Newcastle United. The man is a total [email protected] and the one voice being the crowd just goes along with it. Absolutely pathetic.

    • FatParosite

      You’re falling for the gate receipts don’t make a difference LIE. Give your head a shake.

  • William

    dont buy season tickets or products from sportsdirect…he wil learn the lesson

    • FatParosite

      First you have to convince the happy clappers they have power….. The big problem is the are notoriously thick.

  • Mark Andrews

    And now he’s taken out an injuction against rangers over their shirts . And he doesn’t enjoy the pantomime villain role ?

    • FatParosite

      He would not enjoy a fall of 5-6 thousand at the game….. More importantly neither would Scudamore or Murdock.

      • Mark Andrews

        Yep empty seats under the sports direct banners might see him get real over the asking price . It’s all the power we’ve got as fans

  • FatParosite

    Our first 4 games are on the box. Let all those who supposedly hate the regime but not the team (whatever that means) show their appreciation of the price hike by dropping those games and watching it in bars around Newcastle instead. Ashley will receive phone-calls a plenty.

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      Sure Rafa and the team would love that. The likes of you and others on here need to stay away for ever as not welcome.

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Who are you, the fan gestapo? Do you decide who’s welcome & who isn’t?

        You support 5 teams you & your brother

    • FatParosite

      Fortunately I have blocked the cretin below as his voice is that of Bishop.. I neither want to know what you say or think as you’re just a pathetic paid for troll.

  • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

    Some so called fans on the mag these days would make the likes of stevie Charlton turn in his grave. Proper fan! I Remember when my mother used to take me to fenwicks when I was a kid he was sometimes sitting next to the doorway. Then when I got older I remember a man called “cliffy” second name i think Ahmed, every away game I went to when I was younger he was always there. He was sound as pound. Now you have the modern day nufc bandwagon jumpers who go hot and cold towards the club, no loyalty whatsoever. Never a good word to say. Constant insults towards the club and it’s LOYAL fans who always support the club no matter what. The mag these days or shall I say some people who post on it are becoming very repetitive in there moaning, it’s becoming tedious, I pick and choose when I post on here now cause the constant moaning is tiring.

    • Westdentoon

      So should people just sit in silence and submit to Mike Ashley just because you say so?
      It’s called having an opinion and making it known, what is wrong with that like?
      Who are you to say who is a proper fan and who isn’t?
      I’m a season ticket holder as my 7 year old son loves to go, but if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t give the fat greedy bstard a single dime & cant get enough of the Anti Ashley talk on the mag.

      • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

        Where have I said people should just as you put it, sit in silence and submit to Ashley and can’t have any opinion, I haven’t. Everyone knows the names I put above were true loyal to the core fans. I see people on here man calling people ” thick , morons, idiots, cretins even scumbags for going to the match, it’s really sad. I’ve never once voiced my opinion on mike Ashley as it is what it is. Yes it could be alot better but like I said it is what it is. I’ve never once defended Ashley nor have I said things like he’s a ” fat this fat that, even seen people wishing he was dead involved in accidents etc, it just makes people look really sad bitter n twisted. Anyhow I’m off back to work now enjoy your day.

        • Westdentoon

          Im not condoning criticising fans going to the match – I go myself, however If you feel so strong about the ‘moaning’ on here (most of which is derived from the way Ashley has ran the club over the last decade) then why bother reading? Just seems as soon as someone criticises or voices an opinion there is a select few on here who can see no wrong no matter what. You too enjoy your day, have a spiffing time ;)

        • TheFatController

          I think you’re over-exaggerating the incidences of abuse of fellow fans and death wishes for Ashley.

          Maybe you’re just attuned to that type of mentality so notice it more ..?

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            Wasting me time, if I’ve seen it then everybody else has seen it aswell. There will be people on this mag looking at the likes of you saying nothing but thinking your a bunch of loons. No more interaction with crackpots.

    • WrongToon

      I’m hoping your ‘name’ is ironic, otherwise it renders your opinions null and void.

      • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

        No not ironic. Tearing out a man’s tongue does not prove him a liar, it only proves that you fear what he might say. Anyway cba with your anti democratic fascist response so craic on.

        • WrongToon

          Yes, indeed, I’m the fascist while good old Mr.EDL is the innocent man.
          Calm down princess, I didn’t mean to #offend your sensibilities. He can say whatever he wants, only in this case he was in contempt of court, pleaded guilty, and went to prison. Like the disruptive kid in a classroom, you didn’t want him to shut up because you ‘feared’ what he was saying, you wanted him to shut up because he was dragging everyone else down – lowering the collective IQ.
          If Stephen could go 5 minutes without looking, sounding, or behaving like a complete moron then maybe he would be taken more seriously. As it is, he and his ‘supporters’ can continue scraping around at the bottom of the chromosome bin.