Mike Ashley made it six in a row on Saturday.

The Newcastle United going to his sixth match off the belt, having previously boycotted NUFC matches for the previous 13 months.

It was sixth time lucky for Ashley as Newcastle beat Watford 1-0 and prevented the team breaking all kinds of unwelcome records, including becoming the first ever English top flight club to lose their first six home league games in a season.

However, on Sunday night it is reported that a Newcastle fan allegedly abused Mike Ashley in the Directors Box during Saturday’s match.

The Mail saying that a ‘club source’ had told them that the NUFC supporter had then tried to confront the club’s owner but was ‘removed’ by club security before reaching him.

A bit of a strange coincidence as it was only on Friday that another newspaper exclusive (see below) reported that Mike Ashley had been confronted and abused by a Newcastle fan in London. That report saying a Newcastle supporter had confronted Ashley in the Paradise Indian restaurant in Hampstead , North West London, the same restaurant where the NUFC owner met Amanda Staveley last December amidst claims she was leading a group interested in buying the football club.

Not sure to make of all this as it sounds a bit too much of a coincidence to have the two events happening so close together.

Feelings are obviously running high against Mike Ashley but it does sound a little bit similar to back when Kevin Keegan was forced out in 2008.

Seemingly to elicit sympathy outside the north east, Mike Ashley claimed a decade ago that police had warned him to stay away from Newcastle matches because of threats against him (Ashley’s) and his family, only for it later to emerge that the police had not said any such thing to the club’s owner.

The Mail – Sunday 4 November 2018:

Security guards were forced to intervene after a Newcastle fan in the directors’ box attempted to confront Mike Ashley.

Sportsmail understands the supporter was making his way up the steps next to Ashley when he verbally abused the owner before being removed during Saturday’s 1-0 win over Watford.

Ashley has security personnel stood behind his seat at St James’ Park given the strength of feeling against him amid continued protests and a planned boycott.

A club source said:

‘Something was directed towards Mike Ashley in the directors’ box and the individual was moved away.

‘Mike had a really enjoyable day and was delighted that Rafa, Jamaal (Lascelles) and the players secured their first win of the season.’

The Mag – Friday 2 November 2018:

An interesting exclusive on Friday morning regarding Mike Ashley.

It is reported that the Newcastle United owner was involved in a heated confrontation with a Newcastle fan at a restaurant.

Last month of course saw Mike Ashley confronted by Newcastle fans in Ponteland, when leaving after a PR stunt that saw him having a meal with Rafa Benitez and the Newcastle players.

On that occasion the supporters told him to leave Newcastle United and the NUFC owner responded with a two finger gesture once safely inn is car, though he later claimed it was two fingers but not a two finger gesture…

In this latest incident, a Newcastle fan is reported to have approached Ashley and after at first welcoming the attention, it all kicked off when the NUFC supporter called the owner ‘a parasite’ and advised him to ‘get out the club and the city.’

Mike Ashley said to then have turned bright red in embarrassment and to have threatened the Newcastle fan ‘I’ll knock you out you f…ing p…k. Get the f… out of here. F… off before I knock you out.’

A spokesman for Mike Ashley confirmed that the incident took place.

The Newcastle fan and those he was with, were then asked to leave the restaurant.

Interestingly, it was the Paradise restaurant in Hampstead, North West London, where this confrontation took place.

The same Paradise restaurant where Mike Ashley met Amanda Staveley last December, when Mike Ashley was supposedly willing to sell the club and Amanda Staveley was supposedly fronting a group that were interested in buying NUFC.

It is The Sun who have carried (curried?) the exclusive and interestingly, it was they who were also tipped off by whoever last December and had the exclusive on the photos of Staveley and Ashley at the restaurant.

Sounds like a waiter might be getting a few extra quid due to tips…

The Sun:

‘Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley launched into an expletive-filled tirade in a curry house and threatened to “knock out” a fan who goaded him.

The billionaire retail boss, 54, initially shook hands with the Magpies supporter when he came over to introduce himself.

But Ashley’s mood flipped when the fan called him a “parasite” and told him to “get out the club and the city” of Newcastle.

A witness said Ashley blasted back: “I’ll knock you out you f…ing p…k. Get the f… out of here.

“F… off before I knock you out.”

The fan and his party were then asked to leave by the management at Paradise restaurant in Hampstead, North West London.

The witness added: “Ashley thought the fan was coming to say hello, but then realised what was happening.

“He went bright red, screwed his face up and turned the air blue with his ranting.”

A spokesman for Ashley confirmed he was having a meal when approached by “an individual who became threatening, aggressive and offensive”.’



  • Paul Patterson

    The club line is a polite way of saying the owner got abuse because he’s a k**b.
    The reality is that he got told he is a k**b.
    Cue the trolls saying that Ashley is a saint and these people are out of order . .

    • drc74

      cue clarkwaxnker with his euros quote

      • Toon Arnie

        He’s already posting, just under a different guise.

    • t00nraider

      He is no saint but it is a disgrace thinking it’s clever or hard.

      • Wor Lass

        t00lrider! Been on holiday? Thailand, perhaps?

      • TheFatController

        Its disgraceful is it?

        Have you never been so offended ? Maybe write a strongly-worded letter to someone ?

      • Toon Arnie

        Are you taking about the fan at St James or Ashley at Paradise Restaurant ?

  • Cockneytrev

    I was in a box on Saturday and we heard nothing of this!!!!
    Sounds like more bull 💩

    • Ba ba.

      It happened

      • Cockneytrev

        Really?
        We never heard anything at all,,
        I was there drinking and not one person mentioned or heard of this happening,,

        • Ba ba.

          Cousin was in there and seen it.
          Mentioned it straight after the game…. Thats all I’m saying

          • Cockneytrev

            I’ve spoke to several people today and no one has heard or saw anything,,, they are all in the executive boxes,,
            I was speaking to the stewards after the match and they said nothing to me,,,

          • Ba ba.

            OK I made it up and he’s a liar..

          • Cockneytrev

            Well give some specifics, what happened, if your cousin seen it he must have told you exactly what happened..
            I’m telling you I was there and I saw and heard nothing,,
            Not one person mentioned anything and neither did the stewards.

          • Ba ba.

            Ffs….. He just mentioned it wtf is wrong with you.
            Do you not get out much.

          • Cockneytrev

            Obviously no where as adventurous as the labour club!!!

          • Ba ba.

            Helmet

          • Cockneytrev

            Or the crows nest!!

          • Ba ba.

            Fancy being a cockney and called Trevor.. 😂 😂
            You poor cuxt

          • Cockneytrev

            Who’s a cockney?

          • Cockneytrev

            I could be called BArBAra!!!

          • Ba ba.

            I’ll tell you what come to the Labour club this Saturday… And ask him yourself…. We will be in there from about half twelve. Sit in the lounge… In the corner very right of the bar….. There will be about ten of us.. Ask for Pedro or muzz… You’ll get all the details. If you can’t make the club after the game we’ll be in the crows nest.. Through the back entrance.. Standing to the left when you come doon the stairs… That OK..?

          • Cockneytrev

            Is there any need to be threatening?

          • Cockneytrev

            And do you need your little gang?

          • Ba ba.

            Gang yeah. My72 year old dad, his 84 year old brother and a few of my mates… No gang just family and friends meeting before the match… You wanted facts my cousin has them… We’re not want ing to chin you, you just wanted the facts of what he seen… OK Trevor.

          • Cockneytrev

            Whose Trevor?
            And I think you were being threatening

          • Ba ba.

            Wtf you on about… He said to me someone had a go a fat man Ashley today…. I went “really, good he deserves it”
            He said ‘aye kidd a got chucked out ”
            What more do you want t me to say.
            Your basically saying I’m lying. And tbh I don’t give a fuxx. OK.

          • Cockneytrev

            Well I’m saying I was there and nothing at all was mentioned by anybody , I wanted to know what happened,, I’ve spoke to a steward and he knows nothing about it,,

  • Ba ba.

    Cousin was in the box and mentioned this in the bar straight after the match… It happend!
    We nerd more of this. . Direct action!

    • Down Under Mag

      No we don’t. Do you think the fans being shown to be like this helps the cause? Do you not think this sort of behaviour is exactly what Bishop and his pocketed media are wishing for so they can start to put blame onto fans and deflect blame from the real cause of the clubs issues? The fans need to be better than this. I understand frustration is at boiling point but the fans need to be smarter than this.

      • Kenneth Jones

        the fan…….!

      • Danimal

        Seemed to work ok for West Ham.

      • Ba ba.

        Worked for West ham .. Wave a flag, sing rude songs and stamp ya feet .. That’ll sort him

    • Ram Kishore

      Come on Ba Ba.. it’s totally idiotic if fans keep going on like this and if h keep saying this.
      Would u do this? Huh.
      You won’t, so stop preaching it.
      If the fans are protesting for a change, this is not the way.
      Everything action by everyone counts because it may make things look bad for people who protest in a healthy way. Until a buyer comes we are stuck with Ashley. But until then these protests will definitely change the way the club works and it’s engagement with fans.
      Just being honest pal.
      Cheers

      • Toon Arnie

        It worked at West Ham. I’m not saying I agree with their methods but it definitely worked and brought media attention to their plight which, in my opinion, is nowhere near as bad as ours.

        • Themoscow72

          Several people got life bans from West Ham and that person will get a life ban from Newcastle.

          • TheFatController

            And doesn’t that just make you the excited one, Monkseaton…

          • Toon Arnie

            I hope Ashley gets a life ban from the Paradise restaurant for his thuggish behaviour ?

          • Toon Arnie

            Ashley ? I doubt it, he may get a ban from the Paradise restaurant though but even that is in the balance.

          • Squintytoonarmy

            Being a member of the bender squad then you would know all about potential bans and I bet it did not stop you

        • Ram Kishore

          The criticism of Mike is happening for years if I am right. This kinda of kind of act by West Ham fans were carried out against owners who are west ham supporters. The club engages with the fans on a regular basis.

          The kind of protest they carried out didn’t have any problems. So everything was fine. But those kind of protest can always backfire hurting someone among the crowd. Those protests are just a second away from causing all sorts of things. Just being honest

          • Toon Arnie

            Yes it’s been happening for years but that tells you a lot about him. West Ham was brutal and could have led to a lot of people being hurt but the message got across and they spent big in the summer. We’ve had almost 11 years of under investment so Ashley hasn’t done too badly out of it. This season , including £123m of missing tv money, has proved to be the final straw for a lot of Newcastle fans. Public image ? We have an owner who publicly pukes up in fire places and threatens fans so the damage is already done.

          • Ram Kishore

            This summer was definitely the breaking point.. I just couldn’t accept the fact that we couldn’t get a deal.for Rondon early or get a lb and Cam.

        • Danimal

          Exactly, their plight is nothing like ours and their behaviour was well out of proportion (however undesirable their owners may be as people). But they got quite a lenient hearing from the media afterwards. If that happened inside SJP it would have been ‘deluded Geordies’ and a points deduction.

      • Ba ba.

        Well I was in the 1892 seats against Brighton and I had a go at the fat slug …i got told to sit down
        I’ve also been on the pitch twice back in the early 90s obviously I’m older now .. All I’m saying if a few thousand went on the pitch in a quiet protest it would speak volumes.. Or smash the place up. 😉

        • Squintytoonarmy

          Spot on – the radgie support from 30 years ago would have done the trick. West Ham played up and it done the trick. I was up from Glocestershire for the Brighton game – my boys first game. The protest was a damp squib as was the atmosphere. The support has lost its edge.

          • Ba ba.

            Correct..

  • Dillon Tovak

    Ashley is so transparent and predictable, but the people intended to believe it and report it will as per usual.
    Even if it’s true, it’s not like it isn’t deserved.

    • Ram Kishore

      But it’s a sloppy move by that fan and now it will show nufc fans are like this to other parts of the world, isn’t it?
      All it requires is few more incidents like this sort.. negative attention for the protests.

      • KennySamsung

        Most people know Ashley is an idiot so most people will understand this sitiuation

        • Ram Kishore

          I don’t really care about that Kenny. All I am saying is if the protest against Ashley needs to have an impact, the fans shouldn’t give the opposite camp a bullet to fire back at the protesters.
          The protest imo will do a lot on changing the way the club will act but the sale will never happen unless there’s a buyer. The protest won’t lead to a sale

          • KennySamsung

            I understand what you are saying Ram however I think this man drives people to the end of their tether which is where each and everyone of us reacts differently, I would never act aggresively but I can understand that some people whether we like it or not, whatever affect it has on change or for a sale, will be verbally abusive, aggresive, intimidating with a one track mind and guess what a certain Mr Ashley has all of these traits also.

      • Toon Arnie

        We have an owner who does this in restaurants so it’s hardly big news !!

  • Wezza

    Oh poor Mike isn’t he being treated so unfairly?
    You treat people with contempt at your Shirebrook warehouses every single day.

  • Lewis SG

    What was he expecting? Hugs and kisses?

  • TheFatController

    I’ve never seen a man deluded he’s a big victim in life than Ashley

    When in front of the MP panel for business practices, he told them ‘I don’t know what goes on’ with an air of ‘why am I here? You’ve got the wrong man’ (?)

    He wrote a bizarre press release about having to sack his chairman at SD to appease the City and shareholders, ranting about them hating entrepreneurs (?) – totally childish and bizarre given he was attacking global institutions and not people with petty vendettas against one fat idiot

    And of course he’s always a misunderstood genial victim of the sad deluded Geordies.

    Always the victim, never to blame – they’re all at it – Ashley, Weinstein, Philip Green – victims of a society out to get them, a society clearly jealous of their wealth and influence.

    Part of their outlook in life stopped developing from about age 5. It makes them feel entitled and able to justify any behaviour and deny any wrong, like 5 year olds do when caught doing something wrong

    • Wezza

      Spot on.

    • Mike

      the stories of his family bein threatened? I cant recall his family ever being at St James? Agree with you 100%

      • Jonas

        I remember saying this at the time – when those stories came out I didn’t know he had a family and wouldn’t then or now be able to identify a single one of them, much less give them abuse.

  • KennySamsung

    It’s a logical step from verbal protest, someone is always going to do something like this. If Ashley puts himself in hearing range then he should expect a certain degree of criticism, he himself is putting others safety at risk. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of this by any means, in fact it’s just the beginning I would think.

  • Paul Patterson

    ‘club source’ = Keith Bishop

    • Cockneytrev

      Exactly

  • Sickandtired

    And why does his bald security bloke wear a RFC tie?

  • t00nraider

    He shouldn’t have to worry about chav thugs just cos we’ve had a bad start to the season. We will come good just need the fans united that includes the chav thugs.

    • TheFatController

      One man’s chav thug is another man’s freedom fighter

    • wheyayeman

      If by ‘come good’ you mean scrape enough fluke results together to avoid the drop while selling every valuable asset possible, simultaneously increasing club debt, and treating the fans to more of this contemptible vision for the club with the occasional sound bite from fat Mike to spout more lies or whinge at protests from the few remaining fans who demand better, then yes I’m fairly sure we will come good.

    • Toon Arnie

      Chav thugs threaten people in restaurants ….

  • Wor Lass

    Why is it so unbelievable that, as the pressure and level of protest increases, the odd an gets carried away and has a go at direct action? Ba ba says his cousin was there on Sat and that it definitely happened. It`s silly but understandable – plays right into Bishop`s hands.

  • Themoscow72

    Yes that bloke should be a worried man. Mr Storey will have his tapes out this morning, identify the person and he will get a life ban from the stadium.

    • TheFatController

      Monkseaton, you’re such a child – you love people getting their some uppance within your bizarre realm of morality.

      You’re excited that someone might get punished for using freedom of speech against our owner.

      Like the sad people in Middle Ages wanting the witch killed after a witch hunt, you are mad as a hatter and a very sad, angry person.

      • Realist

        Wrong.

        • Danimal

          Morning Clarko. Amusing to see you ranting like a certain deranged reality tv star/leader of the free world in your other post. Gives you even more credibility.

          • Realist

            Wrong again cause I’m not the person who posts as clarko I don’t write like him. What is it that you seem to not like about me? Is it the fact I speak the truth and have a mind of my own and don’t follow the brainwashed.

          • Danimal

            Your writing style and weaselly words are pretty much identical. Obvious mistake to make, hope you can get over it.

          • Realist

            You wouldn’t make a very good detective. You seem to notice my posts and I seem to rattle you and many other sheep on here.

          • Danimal

            You don’t rattle me, you amuse me. Anyway, wasn’t half term last week?

          • Realist

            Ok. Erm not sure if it was I haven’t had a half term for about 13 years. Worked away all week the majority of me working life in construction.

          • panther

            Making gallows’s for the poor souls who have to listen to you?

          • Realist

            You think I’m still in school yet you want to make conversation, abit weird.

          • Toon Arnie

            To be honest you’re probably the dullest of the trolls, or maybe second dullest behind Ghostrider. Monkwearmouth and Clarko are definitely the most annoying / dopey respectively and because of that provoke more of a reaction. You’re a bit on the outside looking in from a trolling perspective.

          • Carverlier football

            You do rather write like tom though… Ah tom… Whatever happened to him I wonder? Probably the same place as Mark “Shola wore number 9” Potter…

        • Will In Despair!

          On the contrary, indeed correct!

      • Themoscow72

        I was just expressing what will happen to him. Been banned myself a few times so know what is going to happen to him.

    • Toon Arnie

      Whereas Ashley threatens to knock somebody out, in front of witnesses, only a few days earlier and nothing happens ? Double standards at play perhaps ?

      • Realist

        How do you know they was witnesses? Because you read it in article on here😂

  • Hughie_Gallacher

    Fair play to those who have the bottle to confront the Fat Embezzler. I hope he carries on threatening to belt people. He won’t last long.

  • Realist

    It’s all fake news propaganda. I question even Fridays article. Is they any proof? Course they’ll be no proof?!

    • Toon Arnie

      All fake news – do you mean the threat to Ashley at the ground as well ?

  • Mxpx

    I have no problem with people telling Mike hes an embezzling asset stripping ©unt as long as no violence or threats of violence are involved I say have at it

  • Will In Despair!

    Mmm… Why should anyone believe a proven liar, someone who’s more than capable and thinks nothing to perjure oneself!

    In fact, I’d be very surprised if anyone, except the usual sad old apologists, believes anything that comes from the club these days!

    What a sorry state our club is in, and all inflicted by the one 0dious man :-(

  • Jonas

    Looks like he fancies a scrap, if Mike wants a fight, he can contact me through this site.
    I guess we’ll do it behind closed doors so for those that wont see it, if it happens, think of the scene in Midnight Express where Billy goes nuts and beats the living **** out of Rifki.

  • Rosco

    I was not too far from where this happened. I could see Mike Ashley’s Security bods looking a bit angry and concerned. Wasn’t too sure what had happened but assumed they had thrown someone out.

    Can’t say I am surprised, in fact surprised that this hasn’t happened sooner.