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We can forget about Mike Ashley selling Newcastle United any time soon

2 years ago

As some bloke off twitter posted recently, the only club Mike Ashley is interested in selling is a cheap Dunlop 9 iron from his tat shops.

I am not here to bang the old drum.

Everyone has picked a side of the fence by now, some of us are willing to sit back and watch others more prepared to take action.

We all know Mike Ashley repeatedly benefits from the club ,continually making transfer window profits, gets free global advertising via TV pictures showing 50,000+ St James Park. and club merchandise is sold through Sports Direct.

It would be bad business to give all that up.

I am no business expert but if you ask any informed Glasgow Rangers fan, how deep he sank his claws into their finances and how difficult it is to get rid of him…it’s not as simple as done deal new owners.

Since Ashley took over eleven years ago I have lost count of how many clubs, larger and smaller than us, have been sold.

The only conclusion I can come to is that just like he did at Rangers, he does not want to let go of the merchandise, and this is the stumbling block for future investors. While Mike Ashley passes them (potential buyers) off as time wasters and nondisclosure agreements prevent arguments to the contrary.

Newcastle United are the last good potential investment in the Premier league. Why have we not sold?

There isn’t another club in world football like Newcastle, a city that lives and breathes football.

We have unrivaled support for a team that has won nothing for almost 50 years. Where else in the world would you find that?

We are living in a time where a generation have had nothing to shout about.

The Magpie Group are doing some great work and they need your support.

I would have put our supporters well above that of Rangers but it seems they are more up for a fight.

What will it take for you to do something?


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