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 


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)

  • Kenny

    Vermin all 4 of them.

    • gordon

      all 2 of them you mean 🤣

  • Kenny

    Was that Shola disguised with a beard

  • HarryHype59

    I expect Monky, Fleckman or some other troll, to now tell us how ungrateful we are and how we should be thanking nice Mr Ashley for all he has done for NUFC.

    • Wezza

      Nah they’re annoyed their beloved manure only drew against Wolves.

      • HarryHype59

        Give it time!

        • Wezza

          I wouldn’t entertain them or invite them mate, just block the Tory scum.

  • Wezza

    They’re up to something.
    More PR thats for sure.

    • Ron

      No doubt he’ll try to convince us he cares, try to stop protests cos he’s a supporter after all!


      • Wezza

        I just hope people don’t think just because he went to the game he will change and invest in January. He won’t.
        In fact I think it will get even worse. More asset stripping, more damage for the future e.g. No land to expand training, expand stadium etc. He is in full on spite mode and today will have angered him, not made him see sense.

        • Ron

          See sense! He’s had nearly 12 years to see sense, it won’t happen now. He knows he’s hated but still turns up, blokes a prize pr1ck! He was at the back of the queue when sense was dished out.

  • Cockneytrev

    Be interesting if MOD show the banner,,,,
    Only thing with this banner, any casual observer will just think it’s a SD advert.

    • Ron

      It looks like an advert on every photo I’ve seen. Just what the FCB wants, but the truth will out.

    • Carverlier football

      That thought had occurred to me…

  • Simon Ritter

    I never realised a fat Joe Pasquale (far left) was one of the Mike Minions

    • Geordiegiants

      Looks like Max Clifford with a hair rinse.

  • nufcslf

    What a cheek that shower have turning up to a match. They should all just do the football world a favour and drop dead.

    • Dave Pattinson

      Only turned up cos it was free and the b’strds only live round the corner. Ah well, its back to sticking needles into that doll I bought on holiday in Haiti last yr.

      • Ron

        you should have bought a job lot to make sure.

        • Dave Pattinson


    • Ron

      Must be a Debenhams near by, just casing it – you know, put it on his Christmas list…..

  • Ron

    He’s got a new tie, probably surplus stock from HoF

  • Paul Patterson

    KK’s book is out next month. Expect PR galore . .

    • Ron

      I hope Keys isn’t involved – it makes it so easy!

    • Kenny

      KK is at the Sage on 2nd Oct, got a ticket

  • toonterrier

    Hope the fat git paid for the two seats he needed.

  • Steviemagpie

    🤓🤓🤓🐖 there’s the line up ….🔫 ⚰⚰⚰⚰ problem solved

  • drc74

    a cxxts convention

  • graham18

    Probably there to have alook at Lascelles then sell him in January-FCB get out of club

  • Hopey

    Why do people say that Ashley saved our club from the abyss when he purchased the club, this time now is the abyss!
    If he did not take control from the Halls, others very well may have done and who knows we could have been just like City at this point..
    This club, this City and this manager deserve a lot more respect from the football world and Ashley needs to be put out of our misery, Kevin Keegan is idolised a beacon of hope for all of us, please boycott the next televised match and possibly more to come to rid our City of this tyrant

    • CKO

      Same can be said for the people who believe that Benitez has and can do no wrong despite doing plenty wrong.

      • TheFatController

        Yes that’s a very good opposite polarity to the people baming it as Ashley’s failings.

        Sadly the managers change and Ashley remains constant. Thus your point is invalidated by Ashley himself as Rafa has got us to 10th which no one could have expected.

        You say he does plenty wrong, which I presume is factual but omits his championship title and 10th place PL finish …?

        • Clark

          Every comment I make people respond with, ‘he won the Championship’, stop acting like that was some sort of miracle, it wasn’t, that was his objective and with the money spent, we should have walked the league.

          Finishing 10th last season was probably the highest you could’ve expected to finish, so credit where credit is due but again, let’s not pretend about the way in which he went about finishing 10th.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You’ve got 8 comments & just popped up don’t lie I’m the first to reply to you, absolute danger

          • Jezza


        • panther

          we shouldnt have been in the championship, and we should be better than tenth

      • nufcslf


      • Squintytoonarmy

        Muppet – Tell me where you are from. Not specific address just area. I’m guessing it’s from the north west ,

      • East Durham Mag

        Juan Kerr

      • Ashley-out

        Die, troll

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Benitez doesn’t own the club you know, dummy

  • Steve Smith

    Mission accomplished after that idiot threw the bottle onto the pitch. Ashley wanted to provoke a negative reaction and he succeeded. Expect to see sky and the rags focusing on that Muppet instead of Ashley now.

  • Dillon Tovak

    That sportsredirect sign is weak. For one it 95% just looks like an advert for s*****direct, and secondly it’s just not effective wordplay.

    Whoever threw that bottle is a gimp. Thanks for making the supports look like Neanderthals. 👏

    • Kenny

      I agree the banner looks like
      an advert for the Rats shops

      • 1957

        He will have trademarked the SportsRedirect logo soon… a new brand name for selling previously bought goods returned to stores

    • Phil Yare

      agreed. i think as well because we are so tired of seeing that c**p at first glance it just looks the same

      i would have suggested ‘F**K’ in the same colour blue….and ‘OFF’ in same colour red. same typeface too, 100 times more effective

  • Shields Mag

    Keep up the pressure. ASHLEY OUT!!!!

  • Shields Mag

    Hope ASHLEY OUT was ringing in his ears at full time the scumbag.

  • lupa

    had a few uneducated comments published the last few weeks about Ashleys football acumen , probably invited him and his drinking yesmen down for how to run a football club lessons
    No doubt with ex Palace owner the phone salesman Simon Jordan another pr!ck

  • Stephen Paylor

    18th place is around where we will be. Cardiff and Huddersfield will be below us all season but can we finish higher than Burnley? I think so, hope so

    • 1957

      It will be a struggle because Burnley have forwards that have better goal scoring records than ours. The Hoss tries hard but is never going to score enough goals, Rondon is a better option on paper but seems to be this year’s Slimani and I doubt Muto will reach his double figures target… my bet would be Perez top scorer with 7.

      For all his limitations are they better than Dwight… or Mitrovic

      • Kenny

        No they aren’t better than Gayle & Mitrovic

        • nufcslf

          I think it should be, but you are probably right.

        • Jezza

          Can’t argue with that. I was never that keen on Mitrovic but he has scored more Premiership goals so far this season than the entire Newcastle playing squad.

          • Phil Yare

            that really says it all jezza. a majority of the fans never said mitrovic was amazing (albeit still young with potential to improve) but he had to be better than the absolute dross that frequently plays ahead of him

            if we look at dummett for example, hes never going to be the best player on the planet but hes best we’ve got in that position

      • Jezza

        You are right. We went into the summer window absolutely desperate to strengthen our strike force. Instead we have ended up with an ever weaker strike force while the club’s owner has pocketed around £16 million profit from our striker dealings.

    • Jezza

      I think 18th place is being optimistic.

  • Kenny

    The Rat didn’t even have the courtesy to see Rafa before or after the match, he just sat there laughing with his mini me.

    • Phil Yare

      i think he only likes to communicate from the comfort of the sports direct canteen. class act.

  • Ashley-out

    Watched Fulham yesterday, Mitrovich all round game was top class, laid the ball off well, won most in the air, scored, hit the bar & defended .
    shocking decision that he left Newcastle & never played yet the Spanish Donkey is still here. to make matters worse the parasite pocketed the money.

    • 1957

      The decision to dispose of Mitrovic and Gayle and leave ourselves with the Hoss and Rondon beggars belief. Surely Benitez wasn’t so naive he thought he would get all of the Mitrovic money to spend given the owner’s previous form of misdirection, lying call it what you will.

      Our present ‘strikers’ aren’t as good as the two who have left, the Hoss is a trier but is as lethal in front of goal as Lee Clark or ‘Nil’ Ranger and Rondon is looking a total waste of time… was he injured yesterday?

      For me we would have been better served with a change of tactic and played Gayle with Mitrovic, but the manager has his tried and tested formula lets hope it works.

      • Phil Yare

        your so right mate, gayle and mitro probably had about 20 minutes football together. in fact the only time i remember them both on the field at the same time was when we were already 1-3 down to norwich, interesting how that turned out

        • Phil Yare

          and i fail to see how important this number 10 role is instead of having 2 out and out strikers. yes weve got rubbish players but the system doesn’t exactly blow lesser teams away….eg nottingham forest, braga etc

  • Ashley-out

    Fernandez played well, Lejuene back in the New Year and the Fat parasite will sell Lascelles to the highest bidder.

  • Phil Yare

    a full allocation of tickets sold……..hes never ever ever going to leave

    yes yes yes its commendable, forking out more hard earned cash for another dismal trip BUT there’s nothing more to prove and this ‘support nufc till i die’ attitude is killing us.

    it was time for change years ago. even when rafa leaves and gary megson, alan curbishley or joe kinnear arrives through that revolving door…ashley’s will achieve maximum profit because 100% of tickets will be sold

  • Tweed Mag

    The half wit who threw the bottle ruined the efforts of the other fans who were very vocal with their opposition to Ashley and his cronies. He (or she) did Bishop’s job for him.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Correct, should of been a Brlick at Ashley

  • MadMag83

    The cockney mafia were probably there to support Crystal Palace, innit geezer!

    Either that or he’s too tight to put enough fuel in the helicopter to reach Newcastle​.

  • FatParosite

    After reading some of the stomach churning guff in the comical I was forced to post this:- The comical barely meets the ticket price for the “reporters” (sic) who go. Writing prose like this:- ‘But, given the recent suggestions that he has reduced the asking price of the club, perhaps Ashley is hoping to stoke up greater interest by trying to portray himself as a hand-on owner.’ I won’t get in to the self evident poor grammar but the off the cuff regurgitation of non-facts solely at the behest of Bishop is staggering.

    The pathetic excuse for supposedly independent journalism The Comical is hell bent on propagating Ashley lies for the sake of his PR toad Bishop. The comical has their hands dirty from selling the lie that Ashley is a benevolent benefactor by handing out the tired ‘cleared the debt’ trope for years. The reckoning is coming Comical & your place in it as collaborators is duly noted.

    • graham18

      Well put..the day of reckoning will come for the FCB soon.

    • Tweed Mag

      The Sunday Times do a lot better. Michael Calvin (reporter) describes Ashley’s tenure at NUFC and the goalless draw as “an appropriate consequence of his frugality and fecklessness”. That is a polite way of saying he has not invested and acts in an arrogant, spiteful way. The piece also covers the protests from the fans. Of course Ashley won’t care at all what anyone says, but his name and reputation continues to spiral downwards.