I think we have all learnt by now, not to believe a single thing Mike Ashley tells us.

Whether it is a new state of the art training complex which was promised six years ago, the sale of the club which was promised 11 years ago, or backing to spend in each transfer window – windows which repeatedly end with Rafa Benitez saying there have been yet more broken promises from the NUFC owner.

Whilst we surely aren’t surprised by now at the way Mike Ashley operates it is always good to get some new/extra information on the workings of his mind when it comes to Newcastle United.

Cast your mind back to the embarrassing Sky Sports ‘interview’ with David Craig back in August 2017 (see below), Mike Ashley stating that Rafa Bentez would get ‘Every penny the club generates’ to spend in the transfer market.

Further to that, Ashley added: ‘Just so we are crystal clear, Rafa makes all the final decisions on players out and players in, but he has to do it with the money the club has.’

This is of course nonsense and window after window, Rafa Benitez has stated that the amount of money is only one part of the problem and that not being allowed the freedom to spend it as he sees fit, is at least as problematic for him.

With the January 2019 transfer window now up and running and clubs such as West Ham and Chelsea already having agreed signings, Mark Douglas from The Chronicle has been addressing fan concerns about the issue.

Douglas stating: ‘It is not about budget, it is about the player. Propose the right player and they take it to Ashley to get green light. So a player worth £10m may be OK if fits profile while a player worth £8m may not. Rafa’s fundamental disagreement with this is why Newcastle United have hit logjam in last two windows.’

Despite not having spent £10m on a player last summer, the club at the next NUFC official fans forum meeting actually claimed they had bid for a number of players who would have broken the 14 year old £16.8m transfer record. Something which Newcastle fans simply laughed at.

Rafa Benitez wasn’t even allowed to buy Salomon Rondon. The manager forced to accept a loan arrangement which then meant he wasn’t able to keep Dwight Gayle, something which Rafa said he’d wanted to, instead West Brom insisting that if Newcastle were not buying Rondon then they wanted Gayle on loan in return.

Much was made of a £16m selling clause for Rondon but I think in reality West Brom would have sold for £10m or so if Mike Ashley had allowed such a bid. Nobody else was interested in paying that release clause and at the time the striker was set to turn 29 in September (2018) and only had a year left on his contract – bottom line being he could have held out and left for nothing this summer (2019).

As it stands, they added a year onto Rondon’s contract, so when we get to the end of this season you will have a striker set to turn 30 in September (2019) with only a year left on his contract. The number nine is doing ok for Newcastle but he isn’t suddenly a prolific goalscorer (five PL goals so far with less than half a season left) and exactly what value will he have this summer?

For Mike Ashley it all comes down to wages and resale value for me.

For instance, I could easily see Mike Ashley blocking Rafa buying Rondon for £10m this month BUT allowing say Miguel Almiron to be bought for £15m (even though Atlanta say the bidding starts at £24m!), along the lines Mark Douglas is suggesting.

Salomon Rondon will be on decent sized Premier League wages around the same as top earner Jonjo Shelvey who is reportedly on around £80,000 a week, which Newcastle would at least have to match. Whilst buying somebody who will be 30 in September means any resale value is minimal.

As for Miguel Almiron, he is reported to be on £30,000 a week in the MLS and even if they double his wages, Newcastle would still be committing to far less than say for Rondon. Plus, at 24 Miguel Almiron clearly has a big resale victory, especially if showing he can do it in Premier League.

Realistically though, whatever the transfer targets end  up being, Rafa Benitez has to be given a decent budget and then total freedom on how he uses it.

If Newcastle are going to get better quality then you have to accept that older players are going to play a part in that. Only Lejeune picking up that serious injury meant Rafa Benitez could persuade Mike Ashley to allow £6m to be spent on Federico Fernandez, the centre-back has been Newcastle’s best outfield play but will be on good Premier League level wages and turns 30 in February, plus he was signed on only a two year contract, so basically can leave for nothing in 18 months time and would have zero resale value if so.

As it stands, Newcastle United is a total joke and the biggest joke of all is that Mike Ashley was lucky enough to have a top manager such as  Rafa Benitez actually ask about the job after McClaren was sacked, yet he won’t even allow this multi-trophy winning manager to sign the players he wants to.

Mike Ashley asked on Sky Sports how much money is available for Rafa Beitez to spend – 13 August 2017:

“Not enough.

“It is very simple, it’s not enough, and Rafa knows that. It is not enough, it is not a secret.

“Every penny the club generates, he can have, but it won’t generate enough.

“It’s Newcastle United, it doesn’t have a £40m a year stadium naming rights deal, it doesn’t, so I don’t want the fans to watch this interview and think, ‘That’s great, Rafa is getting £150m in the morning’ – he’s not.

“Rafa Benitez, with Lee Charnley’s help….and Lee Charnley answers to Rafa, not the other way round.

“Just so we are crystal clear, Rafa makes all the final decisions on players out and players in, but he has to do it with the money the club has.”

Mark Douglas – 2 January 2019 via Twitter:

“It was explained to me like this.

“It is not about budget, it is about the player.

“Propose the right player and they take it to Ashley to get green light.

“So a player worth £10m may be OK if fits profile while a player worth £8m may not.

“Rafa’s fundamental disagreement with this is why Newcastle United have hit logjam in last two windows.

“Club on record in Fans Forum saying there IS money to spend, of course.

“These are enduring issues at NUFC re: recruitment.

“Should manager have final say?

“My contention is when it’s Benitez: yes, yes & three times yes!”

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  • Paul Patterson

    So the flawed transfer policy from the Pardew era is STILL in place then.
    It wouldn’t surprise me if Graham Carr and/Dennis Wise were still being consulted.
    As ever, the problem stops with the owner..

  • t00nraider

    People need to support the stadium name change. This is why we can’t afford top players.

  • Peaco

    More KB inspired BS. Saying “it’s about the player” is so subjective that it could preclude the purchase of any player.

    “…we looked at him and put in a bid based on our valuation, which recognises the number of ‘rs’ In his surname. Unfortunately the selling club disagreed with our valuation…”.

    The answer is to step up the level of protests and harassment – magpie group to be replaced with a serious group, and let’s make 2019 the year of insurrection for Sports Direct and KBA.

    • Wezza

      Spot on.
      I read somewhere (I forget where) official club statements after each and every window and all of them were pathetic excuses.
      Why does our MD Charnley hide? Where is the TV money?

  • Themoscow72

    So Mike told sky that the managers get every penny to spend which is generated by the club and you think he is telling lies. Well let me educate on the true facts.
    Year ended 2008 £13.0m overdrawn, year ended 2009 £47.9m overdrawn, year ended 2010 £22.0m overdrawn, year ended 2011 £2.0m overdrawn, year ended 2012 £11.9m overdrawn, year ended 2013 £16.0m overdrawn, year ended 2014 £22.5m in the bank, year ended 2015 £44.5m in the bank, year ended 2016 £2.1m overdrawn and year ended 2017 £12.3m overdrawn.
    So during his tenure we have had money to buy players in only two years. Then we gave a large some to Pardew and an incredible £83m to McClaren when the money was available. So in my book Mike is telling the truth and nothing but the whole truth.

    • Brian Standen

      I take your point on the money McClaren and Pardew spunked but particularly in McClarens case most of what he bought left with a profit ( I may be wrong )
      Thauvin, Cabella I know we lost money on

      • Wezza

        His argument is based on McClaren getting so much to spend – which is flawed.
        Everyone can see that this was a period to stop unrest and act all “transparent” and use fan forums again etc. The McClaren money wasnt even a token gesture by the FCB (it’s the clubs own money)
        Your mate is a complete fool.
        Happy new year by the way!

        • Brian Standen

          Happy New year to you of course!
          Your point is correct I think he was just highlighting that some managers did have a few who’d to spend, give Rafa those funds and top 8 comfortably

          • Peaky

            Happy New Year Brian…hope 2019 is a better year for you…take care.

          • Brian Standen

            Many thanks. It needs to be, cheers
            Happy new year to you also

          • Themoscow72

            My point is out of eleven years we had no money in the bank to buy players in nine. The two years we had money Mike spent it. That is a fact.

          • Wezza

            Utter rubbish.
            Why do t you ever mention the SD Grant Thornton investigation? You know they “independently audit” our accounts don’t you? The same accounts that you believe hook line and sinker yet are under investigation?

          • Themoscow72

            We have had other auditors as well and the bank figures are correct as has to reflect the bank statement. Cannot understand why people do not like Mike Ashley as the only person ever to put money in the club.

          • Wezza

            Trolling again.
            You’re trolling in a dispicable way too.
            You say you’re a super fan yet defend FCB, even though he is the reason why we have had two relegations, nearly more.
            Still you don’t get it about Grant Thornton. If an auditor is under investigation for one of our owners businesses doesn’t they seem suspicious? To you no, you’re either an idiot or just plain trolling. I go for both.
            You enjoy the match tonight Monk, but we will lose.
            The lack of investment would annoy any true fan which still makes me question whether you are.
            You know fine well 123M TV money has disappeared and your excuse for wages doesn’t hold water.
            You also know fine well FCB has taken money out of the club.
            Grow up.

          • Themoscow72

            He has not taken a penny out of the club or it would be disclosed in the accounts. We were two nil up down there so must have a good chance tonight. Going for 3-0 win to us.
            I do not say I am super fan just go to matches but defend myself from those who say I support Man Utd.
            On 529 away loyalty points. Spurs will take me up to 530 be a very proud moment.

          • Wezza

            Good for you mate. But you’re trolling again.
            Officially we know he was claimed to have taken 10M.
            So officially you are debunked.
            FCB has taken hundreds of millions. SD has also made a massive amount too. Are you totally blind or just plain trolling?
            3-0 to us with a championship squad?
            You’d better hurry to get to 3 bulls.

          • cmrowley

            Why was there no money in the bank? With tv revenue, the austerity measures (player sales, interior players bought thus reducing the wage bill) put in place by the parasite, matchday revenues, merch, sponsorship etc. Why was there no money?

            He diverts the club’s rightful funds and strips the club bear. Year on year, more money should be coming in and less and less going out in wages but the opposite happens.

            His chronic mismanagement results in relegation then he ‘loans’ his business his cash to cover his operating loss. He’s a crooked unethical lump of a man exploiting his business. Nothing legally wrong with that and everyone knows it’s happening so why feel the need to pretend otherwise? He isn’t doing anything illegal, he’s just a ….

            If he owned what hes doing rather than tgis charade there would at least be a begrudging respect for the bare faced cheek.

        • Themoscow72

          You again miss my point. Out of his 11 years we only had money to buy players in two which we did. In Ashley we trust.

          • Wezza

            Trolling again.
            It is no wonder why everyone here dislikes you – and everyone else for that matter.

        • drc74

          im still waiting for carols replacement

      • Sickandtired

        He didn’t buy them. Carr did. That applies to Pardew as well as the Brolly.

    • Yeaaap

      MA made about 140m last year out of newcastle he’s fiddles the money we all watched him spend newcastle profits. Why support MA bull. You going to report this comment to

      • Themoscow72

        I never report any comment and never will. I have been banned three times on here and I know who the grasses are but will leave that for another day.

        • Damon Horner

          You’re entitled to your opinion mate. Even though I usually don’t agree, that’s not criteria for internet trolls.

    • Leicester Mag

      Maybe you could write a book how Stalin was actually a reasonable guy and collectivisation of farms simply resulted in there being a few things missing from the shops for a day or so due to logistics

      • drc74

        hes probs a sympathiser as Schindler (swis company) make lifts which we all know he loves hanging around in

    • Rabid Dog

      Question for you then… do the accounts show how much the land was sold for?

      • Wezza

        When he doesn’t like the question he ignores it entirely. A bit like the Tories.

      • Themoscow72

        Not sure of the position on the land. Certainly not been bought by Ashley.

        • JohnnyH

          Monk
          He sold it so how much for and where’s the money now?
          Not that it’s much use to future stadium development as it is to become student digs thanks to your greedy fat mate

          • Wezza

            Exactly. He sold the land! Stopped and gallowgate future expansion. Where’s that money? Where’s the disallowed instalments? We should have half or even two thirds of the TV money that’s at least 60M. Player instalments 20M.

        • Rabid Dog

          So you can’t see it in the accounts? But we know it’s been sold though – right? Or not?

          You are the accountant, so go look….

          • Themoscow72

            Certainly not in any transactions which relate to Mike Ashley that is for sure or it would have been disclosed.

          • Wezza

            There’s a loophole that has been spotted and focussed on here. Forget where cos I’m in a hurry but it stated that transactions between parties do not need be disclosed. Interesting.
            Stop the accounting trolling because you’re so bad at it and nobody believes you.

          • Rabid Dog

            So no payments to Ashley’s holding company. At all?

          • drc74

            he got his accountancy degree from hotmail……along witg his penxs enlarger

    • drc74

      u said a few weeks ago u expect ‘Mike’ to spend a out 60 mil in this transfer window

      • Themoscow72

        There should be sixty million available but whether we spend it depends if the right players are available and if they want to come.

        • drc74

          u really should stop talking tbrough ashleys sphincter

          • Wezza

            He is just trolling mate – and wonders why people report him.
            This isn’t debate or an opinion (as the trolls cry) it is pure internet trolling and he knows it. He needs to grow up.

          • drc74

            hes a pure cockwomble, 😂

          • Themoscow72

            I report the truth and they are from the accounts bank balances. Most people on here know I am not a troll and even Leazes proved it.

          • Wezza

            You’re trolling mate pure and simple.
            “Ashley we trust”
            Long live Mike”
            “Rafa gets every penny” (after THAT summer window”
            “I’d gladly buy Mike a pint”
            “Mike saved us”
            “Mike was very generous with the loan”
            “If Ashley goes we go”

            There you have it, your trolling quotes. That makes you a troll. Are you stupid?

          • stan the man

            sports direct advertising -5 -10 million a season where is this money in the accounts ?
            why did nufc pay sports direct 6 million 2 years ago
            these books are cooked

        • drc74

          ps your fat twxt fxck buddy ashley is tge reason players would chose not to come, if u were a professional footballer would u go to a yoyo team with ni desire to compete

        • Wezza

          That is rubbish as well. 220M in now with the instalments and no, don’t day the wages cost 80M because they don’t. Try being honest for once.

          • Themoscow72

            Benitez and his team cost £10m, the bonuses are over £10m and that is just the start.

    • Tweed Mag

      Various High Court Judges did not think he told the truth. If there was £83m available for McClaren, where did it come from? Nothing in your post equates to that amount.

    • Toontaff

      Madmonk is in the counting house, counting out the Euros……………

    • Stephen Paylor

      you are miles wrong

      year 1 back in the PL was 150 million revenue (operating revenue) and 90 million costs. On top of that was a balanced budget on transfers due to the installment money.
      This year another 150 million revenue and 90 million costs. Then another 20 million net transfer profit and on top of that installment money from previous deals.
      We have a 60 million wage bill and running the club costs 30 million. Revenue is 150 million. We could spend an extra 40 million on wages and net spend 50 million annually right now to stand by Ashleys claim that the club can spend every penny it creates.

  • Wezza

    A good read highlighting the many lies the FCB has told.
    The club HAS been the richest in a while – that was until the TV money and others for siphoned off into MASH Holdings. The wage bill is at it’s lowest for many years too!

  • Kenny

    The headline should read, Misled the mugs, anyone with common sense knowes he`s a liar

  • Peaky

    Wtf does the Fatbastard look like with that pyjama top on….lying fat piece of shyte…

    • Toontaff

      A pig?

  • Kenny

    Forget Almiron, Newcastle were out of the running days if not weeks ago

  • Carl Marks

    Very much a case of,
    “tell those of us who have an I.Q. above minus 20 zillion,something we’ve always known”
    just like the sky’s above our head and the ground’s below our heads”
    along with,
    Who are these faceless individuals who ALLEGEDLY conduct diligence when it comes to giving the green light to purchase a club a.k.a. “Fit and Proper Person” test???
    Or in our case,
    “Fat and screw the fans proper” test

    THESE people are ultimately to blame for our predicament and the pain inflicted on the fans of Hull City(still not “Tigers”),Charlton,
    Leyton Orient,Cardiff,
    Blackpool etc !!!!

    • X2

      “Fat and screw the fans proper” test” – lol.

  • pedrodelgardo

    No spend on the stadium, no spend on the training ground, no ambition, no truth – what a parcel!

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    I just wish one day coming on here or headlines in “The Chronic” etc, Would read in big black letters that Fat Boy Ashley was gone from the club for good !
    Sick and tired of hearing about that fat no mark and his absolute despair tenure.

  • Allan

    The best news our fans could have is that A*s*h*le ASHLEY has died a hideous death, then the partying can begin.

    • Themoscow72

      Do you have a party when a family member dies think your comments are very sad.

      • drc74

        people do have parties when people die, have u not heard of a wake

        • We’ll support you evermore

          A wake is to celebrate a life not to celebrate a death.

          • Toontaff

            Aren’t you concerned the bearers of the oversized coffin may get hernias?

      • We’ll support you evermore

        I agree, but there seems to be alot of derranged people on here.

      • Tweed Mag

        It is a bit harsh to suggest celebrating the demise of another, but Ashley is not our family member. Neither does it matter where he comes from, his shape or his parentage. What does matter is his lack of honesty, his constant asset stripping and the connection of NUFC to his empire of tat. He enjoys taking the micky out of the fans and that includes you Monk. In fact you give him more money than most, just to see your team struggle year after year.

    • X2

      He’s just poison for the club. NUFC is dead as long as Ashley stays.

  • ShearersRightPeg

    Ashley wont back Rafa this window. It will be loans. I think he will gamble Rafa keeping us up with what he has, bank the tv money again and then still want 300m for the club

    • MadMag83

      Yup. He’d rather gamble on not spending and chancing relegation, than gamble on spending and competing. In his head relegation isn’t a problem, because he’s spent nothing and can simply get promoted again, if not he can pocket the parachute payments.

  • Sickandtired

    Douglas doesn’t know his backside from his elbow. I’d guess his ‘info’ came from Ryder.

  • Down Under Mag

    Almost ready to wash my hands of supporting the club, I can handle not winning anything, I can handle us being bad, what I struggle to handle now is the fact Ashley treats the fans like mugs, and nothing looks to be getting better. He will cotinue to siphon off money until the club cannot give any more and then he will jettison it and kleave an empty shell of what things used to be. I don’t care about not winning, it’s the not trying that kills you! To be honest, as with a few things in my life i’m assessing priorities with now, I feel I just have too many other things I want to do than give any more time or money to the parasite that is Ashley! If he stays at the club then my attitude is why bother…he certainly doesn’t!

    • Mike

      hear hear…but 50k will still turn up and 40k will be Season ticket holders next year regardless

    • Wezza

      Spot on mate. I used to get excited for games knowing we have a full backroon staff, large squad, exciting stars on big wages etc.
      At the moment we have a threadbare squad on minimum wages, no investment and the owner takes hundreds of millions out of the club thanks to his SD auditors Grant Thornton.
      Don’t forget the FCB fingers were at all of us.

      • We’ll support you evermore

        So which one of our squad is on £7 pound odd an hour then? So did you used to get excited about Michael Owen on his 100 odd grand a week and many more like him?

        • Wezza

          He was an exciting signing Monk.

          • We’ll support you evermore

            Wrong, he was a money grabbing p1ss taker and many more like him have milked this club in the past. No it’s not monkseaton wezza jezza chezza or wazezza other names you use on here cause you have got other aliases and you frequently up like your own comments.

          • Wezza

            You’re funny! How paranoid that you think I am Jezza. I only use one account unlike you. Interesting you troll on a guest so I cannot block you. However luckily I have a trick so I can’t see you’re tripe.

          • We’ll support you evermore

            You seemed to miss out the bit I put about Owen and the other money grabbers, but this is what you do when you haven’t got a valid response. Enjoy your evening on here you little freak, I’m off to the match now- hhhhowayyyy the lads howay the lads howayyyy the lads howay, howayyy the lads howay the lads howayyy the lads, howayyyy

          • Wezza

            Adios! Enjoy the match!
            Blocked

          • Kev Newcastle England

            Howay only has 1 Y

          • Kev Newcastle England

            He was shy te

    • LA toon

      I agree, after todays attempt at playing football the only silver lining is that I will save $50 on NBC gold and more on reducing the cable bill for PL football as we are relegated this season and we will have Mark Hughes managing our demise in the championship.

    • Carl Marks

      Couldn’t agree more!
      I’m so pi**ed off,with being pi**ed off !!
      How many relegations and how much embarrassment will it take,before our fans have had enough?
      Or are they all sado masochists??

  • Mirandinha9

    The Totteridge ‘Al Capone’ will never authorise the funds for Almiron. Whenever there is a hot prospect on the market such as Almiron, we persistently fail to get it ‘over the line’ whenever any other club also exhibits an interest in the player. It’s a card that Cashley perennially uses with great effect and personal satisfaction, to him. Unfortunately the Totteridge ’scarface’s misdemeanours over the years has only served to leave many Toon fans with scars that will take a long time to heal. Huddersfield have stated their intent to break the bank to keep themselves in this division. Will Cashley adopt the same approach – we all know he loves to finish 17th each season!

    • Angelswithdirtyfaces

      In three years time Almiron will very probably be a £75m player . Just as we missed out on van Dijk when he was still a £10m player with Celtic, and several others over the last few years, Fatty has shown he has no clue when it comes to transfers. And his shops sell tat.

  • Philoon

    Forget the nickname Magpies and Toon army. It’s now Mugpies and Fools army.
    I’m actually bewildered by the stupidity of the fans. They bottled the boycott against wolves out of so called loyalty, more like fear. They’re clinging on by their fingernails in the hope he’ll sell, when he sits on SKY and makes a mockery of the fans and our club. I’m old enough to remember the reign of Westwood and Mckeag and co, when you voiced your disapproval or walked. Time for the Geordies to wake up.

  • Marc Sanderson

    Well make a stand !!! You all turn up weather your bottom or top of the league. Hell you even turn up in the Championship! The only way this gets resolved is stay away and let the media show an empty stadium week after week. I know that’s harsh on the team & members of NUFC who love and support the club but this will be going on in 10/20 years time because all the board want is a mid-table premier league club. Mark my words, actions speak louder than protest before&after kickoffs !

    • Toontaff

      Whether the weather be hot or cold!

      • mactoon

        stand by for a bad spell of weather

  • Weyhhadaway

    I thought you were quoting a journalist? but there are only quotes from some bloke called Mark Douglas?
    Then he tries to say that Ashley will sanction bigger deals, LOL. I nearly paid my TV license money after that one.
    We all know from experience how this window will go. Almiron stories will drop into the inbox every day until he signs for West Ham or the window closes. Followed by “revelations” that he wanted unrealistic money, or sell on clause or Santa Clauses etc etc.
    Then of course we will be bidding for our perennial fall back, Bas Dost, even though he retired two years ago and runs a chippy in Skegness.

    • Leicester Mag

      That’s an outrageous lie regarding Bas Dost. Everyone knows he’s in the Gateshead Hilton stuck in a lift with Moscow/Shergar and Lord Lucan 😉

      • Gareth Marshall

        Haha! Brilliant

      • Weyhhadaway

        Did you not hear? Shola got a job as the lift engineer, dropped a spanner and it accidentally hit the door release. They are all oot and on the joy in the Nags Heed. Shola held a press conference stating that he was gonna be the best lift engineer in England. “One day my lift will go alll the way to the top! “ Still hasn’t got past the 5th floor but hey ho.

    • Gareth Marshall

      Brilliant!

  • Marc Sanderson

    Well corrected, weather / whether got it.

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    really really gutted that Pulisic is going to Chelsea to rot on their bench… It’s the last thing he and American soccer need right now.

  • Stephen Paylor

    30 million up on transfers the season in the championship (wiped out by an operating loss which there is no way it is possible due to the parachute payments and a ‘real’ wage bill of 80 million. At worst the transfer surplus meant a balanced budget that year.
    Then year 1 back in the premier league we must have been up by 60 million 150 in and 90 out. Then this year, again 150 in and 90 out (with another 20 million net transfer profit). Factor in installments from previous sales Sissoko etc and the last 18 months and to the end of this season assuming no sales or signings has seen the club net profit maybe 140 million.
    Someone tell me that is not correct?

    • Mr_Kinnear

      Just wait, Moscow is on it. He has an internal source.

  • robbersdog

    If Rafa hadn’t approached the club to offer his services, I dread to think who would’ve succeeded McClaren. And if Rafa leaves at the end of the season, I dread to think who’ll be our next manager. Oh, and I also dread the next phantom takeover.

    There’s far too much dread under the Ashley regime, and not enough hope.

    • Mr_Kinnear

      Mark Hughes or Joe kinnear, again

  • nufcslf

    Funny, I don’t need so called poxy journalists help at all to see what total f**king c**t Mike Ashley is. Known this for years. Rot in hell Cashley.

  • GToon

    I think it’s a lot more straight forward than that. He buys players on the cheap who he can sell for more and make a profit and he sells players who he gets offered more than he paid for them. It’s that simple. Think along the lines of how a shop operates and replace the words “January transfer window” with “January sales”. He’s been doing it for over ten years and yet still we expect something different.

    • Down Under Mag

      Talk of Wolves about to spend 18m on Tammy Abraham after his first half of the season in the Championship… January just feels like a pointless exercise when you support NUFC, we all know all Ashley will be wanting is a net profit if he can otherwise a window of no business will be his second choice.

  • Toonrobbybobson

    Parasite. Nothing will change and his fake takeover has conned the fans again. No signings will come again this month. Rafa gone soon if not then summer.

    Tragedy of a club.

  • Malcolm Fisher

    Have you seen the Newcastle tunnel? Black and black, how depressing for the players. No wonder they play poor football

    • Phildene

      At least the ruddy SD advertising has gone, hopefully for good. The handrails are gleaming white as are the skirting boards -imo I think it looks rather smart. We

  • KennySamsung

    I am now totally depressed

  • X2

    Grrrr, grrrr, gnash gnash, terrible. Right – see you at the game next week, then.

    • Mr_Kinnear

      Against the mighty Blackburn, on the cup.