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Mike Ashley turns up at Crystal Palace and gets the full treatment

5 months ago
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Mike Ashley came, he saw, hopefully he listened…

The Newcastle United owner was at Selhurst Park for today’s match.

After a kind of ok first half, Newcastle were terrible after the break, never ever really looking like scoring all game.

The evidence there for all, including Mike Ashley, to see – of just what you end up with when allowing no proper investment in the squad.

The last game the NUFC owner was at, was the home match with Spurs 13 months ago, incredible to think that in that time the squad has actually gone backwards. Rafa Benitez expected to work miracles with loans, free transfers and bargain basement buys.

An excellent sold out away end left Mike Ashley in no doubt as what he should do (listen/watch below).

Here is hoping he takes notice.

What a sorry bunch they look, Mike Ashley pictured with Lee Charnley, alongside Keith Bishop and Justin Barnes who have no official public roles at NUFC, but that pair are widely reported to pull the strings on Ashley’s behalf.

The gang of four…

You know where (not) to shop…

Get out of our club…

Stats from BBC Sport:

Crystal Palace 0 Newcastle 0 

Goals:

Possession was Palace 62% Newcastle 38%

Total shots were  Palace 16 Newcastle 6

Shots on target were Palace 4 Newcastle 3

Corners were  Palace 9 Newcastle 5

Referee: Andre Marriner

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie (Atsu 73), Diame, Shelvey, Kenedy, Perez (Muto 81), Rondon (Joselu 46)

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Ki

Crowd: 25,679 (2,900 Newcastle approx)

(Alan Shearer reacts to Newcastle’s 0-0 draw at Palace – Read HERE)

(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the goalless draw with Crystal Palace – Read HERE)

(Match ratings of all Newcastle players v Crystal Palace – Read HERE)

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