As a Newcastle United fan now in the 12th season of Mike Ashley owning the club, you think you have seen it all, then they put Dennis Wise and Richard Keys in the same room.

Whether they are in the direct pay of Mike Ashley, or just do it to ensure they keep/boost their profile as pundits/experts, the net effect is the same.

Shameless comments/discussion that they clearly don’t even believe, no matter how thick they might be, as well as how cynical they are in the way they are willing to say anything for money.

Gathered together by beIN Sports, Andy Gray and Sam Allardyce were also in the room on Saturday as Newcastle were due to take on Cardiff.

However, even those two had the good grace to sit there and look (slightly) shamefaced as this monstrous segment took place, as Richard Keys and Dennis Wise took part in this clearly scripted pre-arranged ‘interview’/’discussion’ that only involved the pair of them.

It was so amateurish in trying to make it look natural, it could have been Alan Partridge at his finest.

This is what took place and my observations in brackets on the various nonsense spouted…

Richard Keys:

“Why does Mike Ashley not put his hand in his pocket and back Rafa Benitez?”

(Nobody is asking Mike Ashley to ‘put his hand in his pocket’, just to let the club try and generate as much money as possible and then allow that revenue to be spent on and off the pitch to take the club forward.)

Dennis Wise (grinning):

“Do you know what, it’s really funny, we have just been sitting here talking about it.

“Rafa in his first two years had £102million to spend…”

(Fancy having this ‘fact’ to hand, almost as though Keith Bishop prepared it…the figure is actually more like £90m as well)

Richard Keys:

“On what…18 players?”

(17 NUFC first team squad players moved out of the club in summer 2016 alone, so Rafa has actually only replaced bodies, as well as making a profit in the transfer market. Plus, even if the figure was £102m and 18 players brought in, that only averages around £5.5m per player, not exactly the basis of a Premier League team/squad)

Dennis Wise:

“On 18 players, yeah.

 “So how much do you want?

“He (Mike Ashley) has actually come out and turned around and said ‘I’m not a country, I’m a person. I haven’t got as much money as these countries that com out and purchase all these players. I’m not spending the money that the Man Cities of this World are going to spend.’”

(What kind of a country are Bournemouth, Huddersfield, Brighton, Fulham, Wolves and others? Once again we face this nonsense of the likes of Dennis Wise trying to make out that Newcastle fans are demanding we compete with Man City in the transfer market, rather than the likes of Huddersfield and Brighton who we were promoted with 15 months ago.)

Richard Keys:

“This is Ashley?”

Dennis Wise:

“He’s comes out and said it, he done a fantastic interview where he sat down and explained it, but what he does do is he gives money to the managers and they use it in the manner that they use it and they’re complaining that he (Mike Ashley) made money in the transfer window. But do you know what, what is wrong with that? That is part and parcel of the business, if you trade well, your trading on players, then well done to you, and full credit.

“I look at the situation, and I look at Rafa, and I think that people haven’t really credited Mike for bringing Rafa in.

“You know,  thought it was a fantastic masterstroke of him (Ashley) getting him in to manage the football club at the time.”

(Rafa Benitez approached Newcastle, not the other way around. Mike Ashley only employed him because he realised he (Ashley) had dug such a hole, that only a proper manager like Rafa could turn the club around. What is wrong with making a profit in the transfer market he asks? Well….nothing, if you have a great squad that doesn’t need a lot of money spent on it.)

Richard Keys:

“This was at a time in Benitez’ life, was it not, when he’d just been sacked, after six months at Real Madrid, so he wasn’t doing a lot was he ?’

(This is classic, as though Rafa Benitez was so desperate for a job that Mike Ashley did him a favour, letting him come in after his last club was Real Madrid, to a club that was all but relegated already.)

Dennis Wise:

“No he wasn’t. You know what to go and get a manager like that, I don’t think Mike got a pat on the back for that, he won’t, because unfortunately that’s how people perceive Mike, they don’t think he does anything that is right for the football club.

“But he does, he does a lot for the football club and he won’t sell that football club to somebody who will strip it.

“Somebody comes along and the money is right, but he knows they will also put money in, then he may do that (sell Newcastle United).”

Richard Keys:

“So one of his (Mike Ashley) problems is, that he won’t sell the club to asset strippers, he wants to protect the integrity of the club?”

(Totally shameless, Mike Ashley only interested in protecting the ‘integrity’ of Newcastle United. Somebody who has shamelessly dragged us through the gutter.)

Dennis Wise:

“A team that I played for and a club you love, Coventry, got stripped and lost a lot of things and he is not prepared to do something like that.

“He has got that club in a comfortable position. Yes, he’s had problems doing it with the fans because they don’t like him but he has got it in a strong position and they are gradually building.”

Richard Keys:

“Is the club for sale? You speak with authority because of course you worked with Ashley up there, I don’t know exactly what your job title was, you ran the club in effect. Is his problem then, that it is up for sale, but he wants to protect the club and sell to the right people.”

Dennis Wise:

“He wants to protect the club, yes, and I don’t blame him for that.”

Richard Keys:

“What sort of money has he invested in it, what is his commitment to it?”

(Talk about staged questions….)

Dennis Wise:

“The commitment I don’t know right now, I’m guessing £120m…£130m…loan to the club.”

(…and answers. Though of course the majority of that money ‘owed’ was simply part of the price of buying Newcastle United. £45m to pay off the mortgage amount still owed for redeveloping St James Park, as well as money that was still owed for players previously bought. Pretty much every normal club having amounts still owed for players they have bought in instalments.)

Richard Keys:

“Interest free loan? So if he pulled that out, they go bust?”

(Once again…)

Dennis Wise:

“Oh of course, yes of course.

(Why would the club automatically ‘go bust’. if Ashley demanded that he/NUFC ‘repaid’ him this £130m? In what circumstances would that cash need to be paid? Presumably if Mike Ashley walked away, rather than selling the club, and somebody else had that commitment to pay those ‘loans’. With Premier League revenues and the potential for so much more if Ashley was no longer involved, no reason why a new owner couldn’t finance paying Ashley that money, either through personal funds and/or commercial loans.)

“You know, when he first took over that football club there was a lot of debt at the football club. He had to put a lot of his money in and he had to clear the debt and he decided ‘I want to clear the debt’, so he loaned the club the money.

“He has put a quarter of a billion pounds into that club from day one.”

(If Mike Ashley has PUT IN £250m, then surely if he then sold the club he would then be TAKING OUT £400m from NUFC. Ridiculous to portray it that way, when somebody takes over another business (such as a football club or whatever), they will almost always pay money to purchase it AND then also put money in to stimulate growth, buy stock/players and whatever. The idea being that by purchasing and investing, you then at a later date sell and make a profit, hopefully. If Ashley got his supposed £400m price tag, then he would walk away with a massive profit and having had all those years of huge free advertising to promote his retail empire around the world.)

Richard Keys:

“A quarter of a billion?!!”

Dennis Wise:

“I was at the football club when Sam (Allardyce) had just left. I then turn up about three weeks later and I have seen the kind of wages these players were on and it was far too high for that football club.

(At this point, amusingly Sam Allardyce looks a bit sheepish, because of course in the one transfer window when he was at NUFC, he wrecked havoc, it was him who got ‘bargain’ free transfers Viduka and Geremi on £100,000 a week contracts, brought in the likes of Smith and Barton on five year deals at £60,000 a week. He basically paved the way for relegation the following season by making terrible signings.)

“They were on long contracts and therefore certain things had to be sorted out and certain things had to be addressed.

“That football club is in a lot better position than it was before Mike.”

(Nobody could deny that Hall and Shepherd made some disastrous decisions in later years in the way they treated Sir Bobby and brought in idiots such as Allardyce and Souness, then wasting massive amounts on poor buys such as Owen, Luque and Boumsong, plus many of those Allardyce buys. However, if it hadn’t been Mike Ashley, somebody else would have come along and bought NUFC. If that had happened, I think Newcastle fans would be very confident that nothing could have been worse than what we’ve experienced under Ashley…two relegations, only one finish in the PL top nine, not trying in the cups, as well as all the added off pitch pathetic nonsense – such as renaming SJP and employing disgraceful people such as Wise, JFK and Pardew.)



  • Paul Patterson

    💩🏠ses!

    • TheFatController

      I had to play catchphrase for a second there …

      ‘Say what your see!’

  • Leicester Mag

    When are fans going to realise he is out to smash us by every possible means. There can be no compromise either he wins again or fans fight back. This is no longer just about Rafa staying or going this is about what is left of the soul of OUR great club.

    • Bob_the_Builder

      no balls pal, sheep

  • Billmag

    Stopped reading it after the dwarf said the wages are to high for that football club, what a horrible little get what the [email protected]@k does he know about finances I could be sick.

    • Damon Horner

      Pretty sure he gave Xisco £60k a week?

  • scumtest

    For the love of god can someone with the brains needed come up with the solution to oust this odious human being from our club?!
    Richard keys this, Dennis wise that, the geordies are ungrateful and should thank their lucky stars for big oil mike!
    I am absolutely sick of it. Why on earth are we putting up with it??
    Someone tell me what I must do because I’ve had enough.
    Cue the Ashley supporters…

    • Geordiegiants

      Leazes knows the fatcunts home address!
      The rest is up to you.

      • Leazes.

        They’re all easy to find…. just go to ‘companies House Beta’…. filing history…. New Directors….Bingo….Stiglitz

  • Damon Horner

    The club wants us all to pull in the same direction apparently. Maybe Ashley should shut up his little lap dog because these interviews will divide not unite.

  • Vincent Gigante

    He looks like a ventriloquists dummy on that photo.
    Selltheclubyoubigfatbastard!!

  • Tony English

    I started reading then thought…no…can’t do it…can’t….the ninety six and a half minutes wasted were enough without wading through their bile.

    • Carverlier football

      All you need to know is that it was appalling enough to even get Mark Jensen to write an article…

      • Tony English

        Same sh it different Saturday. Feel no need to listen to a syllable they say.

  • Carverlier football

    Well I’ve just had my first lesson in what methods of censoring swears is accepted on here – not asterisks apparently! beIN needs to get a letter from the Magpie group…

  • Wezza

    Great article and it certainly does seem all Dennis Wise’s comments were pre planned and well rehearsed. I find it shameful to not even speak the truth never mind the facts.
    It doesn’t though Bishop. We all know what is going on and where the money is going and we have had enough of this toxic regime. Ashley out!!

  • Gareth Jones

    I know I shouldn’t let it get to me, but these knackers are really annoying….

  • Bob_the_Builder

    7 day ban on twitter for me after going on Bein and calling them thecunts they are
    this follows a 24hr ban i got last week for going on Keys twitter and telling him he
    wasacunt.

    • nufcslf

      Well done and a shame a lot more fans don’t let them know what a load of of rse holes they are. Have no time for twitter, faceless book or any of that shyt, but I would be banned for life if I did apparantly.

    • Peaky

      Salute 👏👏👏

    • Leazes.

      Have you tried Keith Bishop Associates?…. despite the front page you don’t have to ‘like him’ to send him a tweet.

  • Tweed Mag

    Clearly staged, poorly rehearsed and amateur in delivery. More or less sums up the whole Ashley Apologist PR ‘machine’. No one in football really trusts Wise, Keys and Allardyce. This so-called interview is of no value to anyone apart from Bishop (he has to do something to justify his fee). It has been pointed out many times that those who spout Ashley’s mantra are simple beings, easily bought and who have no meaningful career. They must have no pride, professional or otherwise. It would be easy to take the mickey out of this group of comical characters, but having stooped so low, they should be pitied. They are not helping Ashley one bit, stooges never do.

    • Leicester Mag

      Made all the more pathetic and seedy that the only low lifes willing to act this out were these C list nobodies on the Sports equivalent to Breibart news.

  • Superdooperhooper

    Again wind ya neck in yeti and garden gnome unwise. Mind your own business silverback and dwarf or I’ll come round and kick you up your fudgetunnels

  • Polarboy

    Who the f*ck even watches Bein Sports. Wise, Keys, Bellamy, Ameobi, Ashley, Penfold etc are a bunch of f*cking tossers. It’ll never happen, but the only way to get rid of Ashley is to boycott games and not buy any of his tat. We should preferably do it when we, hopefully, are in a safe position near the end of the season. No good showing our disgust, us getting relegated because of the disruption, and then nobody being interested in buying. Then again like chemo we may have to make ourselves sick in order to get rid of a cancer.

    • Leazes.

      I think they are trying to get Journos to repeat the claims….like Mark has done.

  • Leazes.

    Oh god yes… clearly staged!

    What for though?…who is it aimed at….. and why?

    …. the answer is Journalists, but I think some of our own are starting to ask questions after 11 years….is it aimed at London Journalists who snipe from a safe distance, those Journalists who are as far away from the events of Ashley’s policies as Ashley is from SJP.

    I don’t think theres anyone up here who will still buy this nonsense, Wise himself must know the score, and Keys too… Journalists are supposed to research their facts otherwise its propaganda!

    Strange thing to say….

    …..’Ashley isn’t going to sell to an Asset Stripper …..

    because there’s nowt left to strip!

    I’d say that was job done!

    Ashley is now having fun!

    • Sickandtired

      Even more bizarre they have the Poison Dwarf on when even Fatty binned him.

      • Leazes.

        I don’t think he did….looks like he’s still on the payroll to me.

  • TheFatController

    You don’t take a knife to a gun fight.

    You don’t bring on Richard Keys and Dennis Wise in a credibility contest.

    Unless you’re desperate and have few friends. Like, say, er…oh! Yes, unless you’re Mike Ashley.

    • Leazes.

      Its an obscure little cable channel which is trying to boost its audience figures.

      I’ll give it a miss.

      • TheFatController

        He’s an obscure little ex Chelsea player who is trying to boost his audience figures.

        I’ll give him a miss.

        • Sickandtired

          Saw him from outside Piccolino’s on the Quayside when he was here, getting massively abused by a bunch of kids. He literally ran into the restaurant and hid out until a car arrived for him. Gutless shandy drinking cockney [email protected]

          • TheFatController

            Just when I think The Mag posters are losing their ability to make me laugh, you come along and restores my faith…

            That’s pure solid 24 carat gold.

            Might post it to his twitter next time he talks pap if I may?

          • Sickandtired

            He must have been traumatised, mate. Those 11-13 year old’s were bigger than him!

      • Sickandtired

        Its THE channel in the Middle East. Maybe they are on some form of F’d up sales pitch for Fatty? LOL.

      • Martin Rooney

        It’s a massive company with dozens of regional, countrywide and continent wide huge audiences loads of content and part of a massive organisation that includes in it’s portfolio Paris St Germain also known as Qatar

  • Superdooperhooper

    Keys to the left of me wise to the right. Here I am stuck in the middle with you

    • Leazes.

      Appropriate ‘Stealers Wheel’

  • Peaky

    Just watched a fascinating docufilm on iplayer about Bill Shankly…….he brought the red half of Liverpool totally together like one big community…….
    #AshleyKeysWisearecunts….

  • 52k

    Couldn’t even read past the first sentence of this mockery! Thinking of them two bigging up a.hole ash makes me feel nauseous. Give these down and outs a wee miss..sure I will.

  • Lord

    After today’s penalty miss, it’s nice to have some comedy to chuckle at.

  • Geordiegiants

    Second rate channel with second rate commentators. It proves the doubters wrong about the fatcunt, he will run at any sort of pressure, a few games boycotted and he will shithis pants.

    • Leazes.

      Second rate is a tad generous….. never heard of it until now.

  • Tino11

    Why don’t we all email Keith Bishop at his PR agency? Here is the email address which is taken from their website: [email protected] com

    • Sickandtired

      Seems a lot of us are old farts on here – but surely someone knows some stupidly bright, spotty kid or kids, who can go online and hack the F out of SD, Bishop etc?

      • Mark Potter

        Which would be illegal. You are inciting criminal behaviour. Computer hacking is a serious offence which, if proven guilty, carries a sentence of up to 10 years imprisonment. Old fart is no defence.

      • Hughie_Gallacher

        www(dot)hackerslist(dot)com

        A bit pricey but if we could club together …

        • Mark Potter

          There is no such thing as “ethical” hacking. All hacking is a crime, regardless of why you do it. Paying the hackers is conspiracy to commit a crime.
          Surely you understand that the problem comes when plod breaks your door down early one morning, and hauls you and all your electronic devices down to the station.

  • Sickandtired

    £40 mil profit since Rafa arrived. To any sane person, that means Fatty has more than ‘spent’ nowt at all during this time.
    Fatty brought KK in. Then he lumbered him with Wise – the man who buys players off Youtube in order to line an agents pocket. His matey Jimenez got the hook also, then they ended up suing each other. Proper top geezers.
    As for long contracts – who the F was responsible for Saivet’s? Who signed him? Why?
    Muppets the lot of them and it’s time we plastered social media with the truth, in order to combat this obvious PR assault to big Fatty up.

    • Mark Potter

      McClaren was the manager when the club bought Saivet for £4.5m on a five and a half year contract in January 2016. But it may have been (partially at least) a decision of Graham Carr. One of a number of bad decisions made in bringing players to the club over a 2-3 year period, that ended with both McClaren and Carr dismissed.

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Definitely Carr. Saivet was told to change his agent to the same one as Carr or he wouldn’t be transferred to Newcastle. A also believe Ashley has shares in said agency

        • Mark Potter

          Told by who? What’s the name of the agent/agency? You believe it, or there is some actual evidence of this?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            He said it in an interview back when he was on loan at saint etienne

          • Mark Potter

            I see an article in the Chronicle where he was interviewed about the move to Newcastle in 2016. He mentions he was recommended by Carr (to McClaren), but none of the other allegations.

            Also an article by Graham Porter in the Mag in June 2018 “Newcastle United look stuck with flop as refuses to take drop in wages to get transfer – Report”. Graham usually refers back to any relevant articles in the Mag on the same subject. No mention in the article of these allegations, and not even any such claim in any of the comments.

            Google finds no other articles with Saivet and Carr’s names in them, as far as I can see.

            It would be a conflict of interest for someone working for a club to act as a player’s agent, or for the owner of a club to also own shares in an agency. I don’t think these allegations have any substance. You may have read them, but possibly in some forum somewhere where someone has claimed this MIGHT be the case. But it probably isn’t. If there was even the slightest hint of such corruption, then the Mag would probably be all over it.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            I’m so sorry for wasting your time P.C Potter. I know what I saw, try L’equipe since it was done in French. When would anything like the law stop agents acting illegally

  • Jonas

    Shameful. A disgrace to football even by its low modern standards that we have media paid to peddle a narrative in support of an owners maltreatment of a football club, not just any owner but a man proven time again to be a loathsome greedy lying bar steward – these creeps are selling him like he’s an angel.
    opinions are now paid for, up for sale, Keys has proven himself to be actual scum now, an utter parasite to the sport. Bravely sitting in an echo chamber.
    this is deeply disturbing, regardless of club. Fake news?! This is propaganda.
    has to be investigated and something done about this situation.
    Ashley wants to keep the club desperately is what i take from this PR assault. Ironically in itself proving the lie he wants to sell.

  • Hughie_Gallacher

    The propaganda war is most definitely on.

    There are a couple of jobs going at Keith Bishop’s. Naturally I shall be submitting my somewhat unusual application.

  • Martin Rooney

    Were you watching beIN sports for yesterday’s game?

    Imagine people making money of the back of nufc with advertising and putting none of it towards new players, despicable human beings that sort.

    However what I don’t understand is why do ‘t you do something about it?

    Offer him £400m and get shot of him, borrow it from a bank and sell every player to raise the first £125 -£150m. Three to four years in the championship even div one we’ll be back in the premier league and have a fan owned club.
    Of course that would mean we’d have to all be happy with no longer having any one to moan at. And of course there wouldn’t be any parasites making a load of cash off the back of nufc and putting nothing in, who censors their critics. We’d be rid of people like that wouldn’t we! Mat£ £ensen

  • robbersdog

    Is there bad blood between Keys and Rafa? I can’t understand why Keys has this bizarre, malevolent obsession with our manager.

    • Kenny

      be getting a bung

  • SuperDesHamilton

    A only read half of that, a thought they were gonna start necking on, the love in towards ‘mike’ was making the bile in my stomach rise

    • Kenny

      i didn`t read it all all, vermin

  • Kenny

    Chinese club, Rafa £30m a year v King Rat & his little nest of vermin.
    that would be a hard decision

  • GlasgowMag

    FFS the only thing missing from that discussion was the wee fella shouting “da plane da plane” (google fantasy island for the younger viewers 😂😂) If the tv company want a good insight into the club at the time when the poison dwarf was about ask KK, but then again it seems the norm these days for the commercial sports channels to employ presenters with an agenda spouting rubbish from scripts written by their pay masters!!!

  • Kenny

    a remote action Trojan (RAT) would sort out Sports direct, Newcastle & Bishop,
    pity it’s illegal. all you do is attach it to an email & once it’s opened bang in goes the virus to f##k up the system. as i say it’s illegal so thats not on

  • FatParosite

    The Mag needs to stop making clickbait like the comical. This article is to purely incite anger and does nothing to abate the obvious staging by Bishop. These ‘discussions’ are not to placate fans but to ready them for an acrimonious divorce. We should be aware of the agenda and not give a free ride to Bishop and his stunts. Get ready for takeover talk to resurface in lieu of Benitez’s departure. The comical already running KY jelly articles about Chinese interest in Rafa at the behest of Bishop. The Mag should not fall into the trap of doing Bishop’s work for him.

    My bet is Ashley is waiting for an implosion at one of the ‘typical’ clubs prone to panic in order to get money and a free ride to show Benitez the exit door. 2 or 3 more defeats at West Ham should do it. Then look out for the comical greasing the wheels to make it happen.

    • Kenny

      i think King Rat is trying to force Rafa out

      • FatParosite

        No really…???

        • Kenny

          you trying to be funny

  • Ashley-out

    the protest and the bad publicity is getting to him

  • Scottie Chugger Dearden

    Well let’s be honest, we don’t need these two to be doing a scripted interview by The Bish to be hated, it’s not like we used to welcome the Poisoned Dwarf to SJP with open arms as a player and as for Hairy Hands the man has no soul. They are in a unique postion to get their message across and taking it! These two deserve each other, I’m sure they’ll be in the Qatar desert enjoying the Bein TV money in retrun for the Qataris watching them getting bummed by some camels in the desert!

  • kingfisher

    Quote from the Chron:
    “Does the club realise how damaging it will be if Rafa Benitez walks away at the end of his contract?
    This is, in many ways, the burning question. Are they going to risk the unrest that would come with Benitez leaving? Do they not realise the damage it would do?”

    “Unrest at Benitez leaving, damage it will do” What unrest and what damage? The happy clappers will still turn up even if Wise and his cronies came back and Kinnear was manager.Life would go on, nothing would change !

    • Ashley-out

      I don’t think Ashley cares

      • kingfisher

        100% correct 👍👍👍

    • Hughie_Gallacher

      I’ve thought for a long time the Mugpies will only leave if Newcastle suffer multiple relegations, like Sunderland, and it ceases to be trendy to support them. Even then, they’ll go quietly, without a murmur of protest.

      • kingfisher

        Exactly right Hughie. I can’t for the life of me understand why they keep going.Mugpies ? 🤣🤣🤣

  • Big Hairy Man

    Another predictable love-in with Ashley and attack on Benitez by the horrible little weasel and the werewolf-handed sex pest. Surprised the usual suspects haven’t commented on here defending them.

    • MadMag83

      They have!

      • Big Hairy Man

        Yes, they have now.

        • MadMag83

          They’re busy first thing, taking their medication.

  • Peaco

    I suppose that when you’re a cradle snatcher or a convicted thug, and you’re long past your sell-by date; you’ll say anything for cash. I think that on past actions alone most will appreciate that these two are devoid of integrity.

  • ghostrider

    And nothing is staged against Ashley, right?
    But as soon as people take up for him, it’s staged.
    The frenzy of people is staggering when they don’t get their way.

    • Damon Horner

      You’re right, Dennis Wise doing interviews like this and not for the first time is very natural, he’s just that passionate about witnessing good business practice.

      • ghostrider

        He might be passionate about backing Ashley who he classes as a friend…right?
        He’s telling it like it is. I firmly believe Ashley is doing a decent job. Not perfect or always ideal but certainly a decent job of running a football club.

        When we owe money outside of the club, to banks and other clubs for player payments and we’re struggling in that regard, where the club could potentially crumble…have a go at him.

        Don’t have a go just because we can’t afford the top stars and sustain their wages.

        And if that’s not the case then what’s all the fuss about?
        Take a look at West Ham.
        This is what the fans wanted. Gungho spending….for what?

        • Chuck D

          The problems at the club extend much wider than player investment, which is still below average in the PL.

          Let’s not forget his promise of ‘every penny generated’. Again like Wise is trying to enforce the misconception that we should be matching the likes of the City for spending.

          Carragher is right for once, if Ashley remains the owner we will be relegated again. When this happens the club will crumble.

          I’ll let you decide which name to reply under.

          • Martin Rooney

            Is it above the mean though?

        • Damon Horner

          If Wise says it as it is, you then believe Ashley has invested £250mil into the club? Our debt ws 30% that figure on the day of the takeover and our net spend since has averaged around £3mil per season, how can it be said that a club which needs that much recovery investment has been run well and sustainably?

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    The way the fans continually attack Ashley is seen through out the country as pathetic moaning. It certainly will not help the players during games and creates an atmosphere of uncertainty and in reality for me is supporting Spurs last weekend.
    The previous regime took out a staggering £145m in wages, dividends and selling shares. Ashley has not taken out a penny. When he took the club over we were £148m in debt paying interest rates at 11 %. In short his interest free loan has saved nearly £80m so some free advertising is justified. West Ham directors charge a rate of 6%. Protesting outside of shops is really hitting rock bottom and is embarrassing as were the anti Ashley chants which followed Kenedy’s penalty. However I forgot that was his fault to. When we find a buyer they may be better they may be worse but until then support the team as protests will only make things worse.

    • Chuck D

      I speak to fans all around the country and they are well aware of Ashley and his ways. Even the Cardiff fans applauded the anti Ashley sentiment yesterday.

      Let’s not forget he has as many enemies in the world of business and politics as he does in football.

      I suggest you listen to the true faith podcast with the two Rangers fans who fought to remove him from their club.

    • TheFatController

      That there are more abusive people out there doesn’t mean an abuser should go unchallenged …

    • MadMag83

      The fact that a loan signing is the second designated penalty taker is a concern and highlights the lack of investment. Of course it’s not Ashley’s fault that Kenedy missed that penalty, but should we have been relying on a last minute penalty to beat Cardiff? Again it highlights the lack of quality in the squad, due to lack of investment by your man Mike.

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        On paper Kenedy is worth twenty million at least. What I cannot understand is he get’s rid of Gayle a decent player gets in Rondon does not play him so the attack is weaker pure madness and to round it off took the only player who looked scoring off.

    • Wezza

      You say the same thing all the time. ‘Ashley hasn’t taken a penny’
      That is pure trolling right there.

    • Will In Despair!

      Lol, here you go again, more utter 💩 💩 💩 spoken by the apologists trolls!

      Curious, as I’ve just been in touch with a couple of mates this afters, 1 a hammers, other a Saint, not one of them see us as anything like pathetic?
      Fact is from what hammer fan was saying, inc recent match chats with his mates – nothing but praise, nothing to note of anything real negative, well, actually the only thing neg – was we should be doing a hell of a lot more!

      So where’s your proof? Can you back this up; as I’d, sure do like a chortle, I’d love to see anything non SD 💩 connected that supports your bile here! (BTW, I only read your 1st line).

      For fun, I’ve just been reading through the accounts, 2012/13 think it was, which clearly confirms how the 0dious goit took £11m out, so what’s that for then? – tho no need to bother yourself, as you’ll just spew more of your untruths, plus as I’ve already stated, you cannot tell me anything I don’t already know, sadly that’s a FACT.

      Does make one chuckle tho, all these persistent constant lies from your ilk.

      Lie after lie, after lie, anything that you think supports your loving idol in any favourable way, that I actually really believe you think helps detracts from how he’s crippled and wrecked our beloved club, in favour of anything SD!

      It’s pretty sad that you have to constantly moan this DROSS & DRIBBLE, that no one actually takes notice of, as you will never convince anyone else with your constant spew, NEVER!!!

      Yes, one thing I know for sure – no mater how many times you try your hardest to persuade others with this type of tripe: Newcastle United’s major problems and faults – are all down to one obnoxious 0dious goits fault, FACT, and %99.99999… know this!

      To repeat, no matter how you many times you try, accusing everyone and anyone, how it’s always other peoples fault, and you even ‘sinking to the lowest most sickening accusations’ and aimed towards some of the most loyal fans, get a grip lad, go get help.

      Seriously, how the hell can any of this be because of or caused by anyone else except from owner down?
      With our club a shadow of its former self, thanks to that hideous goits asset stripping etc, that will take years to eventually recover from, really this should be a crime.

      So, do yourself a little favour, as not one person will ever believe anything you post, so what is the point – 🐑

      (btw, bored, tis only why I replied!, ah and now blocked 😂 😂 😂)

  • Leazes.

    Rattle those cages.

  • MadMag83

    I don’t understand who this is supposed to convince? It’s not going to pull the wool over the eyes of NUFC fans who know what an odious creep Wise is, and that Keys has an anti Geordie agenda.

    I can only imagine it’s aim is to create some sort of media choir of ‘deluded Geordie’s’ and to force Rafa out.

  • Hughie_Gallacher

    I was just about to send Keys a congratulatory message about his appearance on Bein Sports, but was disappointed to discover he appears to have taken himself off Twitter.

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    I am glad people are starting to see this level of manipulation that now exists within The Mainstream Media.
    The whole segment has been set up because of Richard Keys receiving criticism from Newcastle fans on Social Media platforms.
    It wasn’t enough that he was threatening fans with police action that they now have to resort to this level of Fascist Intimidation !

    What we are seeing from the likes of Keys and Gray is nothing new and is part of an agenda that has been going back over 20 years.
    Newcastle United Bashing was part of the Sky Sports “Story Arc” which these two cretins were involved in from day one.
    It’s that whole thing about : “Every Season There Is An Unwritten Rule That Two Clubs Will Struggle And One Of Them Has To Be : Newcastle United.”
    The whole thing is a manipulation and unluckily our club was chosen by Sky Sports as the eternal whipping boy in this sick agenda.

    This now continues with Mike Ashley’s ownership used as yet another vehicle for this agenda to carry on.
    The new narrative paints Ashley as some benevolent benefactor who hasn’t put a foot wrong and those awful deluded, Ungrateful Geordies are the source of all his ills

    What we are now seeing is the typical response when the man on the street tries to fight back against this very thing !
    This is not just happening with us but across the board where The Mainstream is concerned where a concerted effort is used to silence anyone who has a differing opinion from theirs !
    What you are seeing now is the childish reaction

  • Jordi

    Drag out the usual muppets to slag off the club, the manager, the fans.
    All Hail Emperor Mike!

  • JohnnyH

    Mark,
    Why do you continually waste column inches on these two ?
    Yawn……….

  • Rafalution 14

    This interview must have been orgasmic for monk, ghostrider and others

    • Leazes.

      What do you mean ‘others’ …..Its all the same person….. idiot.

  • Taz

    They are Bothpricks end of….

    • Kev Newcastle England

      If I ever meet them al lamp both of them.