Sam Allardyce once again steps up to support him “I think Mike Ashley genuinely wants to sell Newcastle United”
Sam Allardyce is at it again.
The out of work manager going out of his way to back up Mike Ashley, once more.
It is all getting a little bit too much of a coincidence surely, after Tim Sherwood, Rio Ferdinand and Richard Keys all stepped up at the weekend to talk positively about Mike Ashley and against Newcastle fans.
Just because you are paranoid, doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t still out to get you.
Sam Allardyce has said this morning that he thinks Mike Ashley ‘genuinely wants to sell Newcastle’ and that the reported £300m he is asking for the club is not ‘excessive’ in his opinion.
You have to ask yourself, how does he have any idea what Ashley is thinking and when did he suddenly become an expert on valuing businesses? When it comes to football finance, Sam Allardyce is only expert in stuffing as much into his pockets as he gets paid off from clubs.
As for why nobody has bought the club since Mike Ashley supposedly first put it up for sale 11 years ago?
Sam Allardyce ignoring the previous 10+ years and instead declaring that if the team were mid-table then it would have been sold.
It was Mike Ashley himself who claimed on 3 December 2018 that a sale of NUFC was imminent when in the middle of a relegation fight, no doubt it is then Rafa’s fault the club hasn’t been taken over, due to him having the team so far down the table…
Back in August 2018 (see below), Sam Allardyce was also on Talksport, only six days before the summer 2018 transfer window closed as Ashley blocked Rafa bringing in the signings he desperately needed and made a £20m+ profit.
Yet back then, Allardyce laughably claimed that Mike Ashley was giving Rafa ‘every penny’, that the manager had final say on all transfers, and that the big problem is that Newcastle fans always want more than the realistic expectations in the transfer market.
Sam Allardyce speaking to Talksport today (15 January 2019):
“I think Mike Ashley genuinely wants to sell Newcastle.
“What surprises me…
“If it (the asking price) is £300 million, I don’t think that’s excessive.
“I really don’t.
“If the club was stable, around 11th or 12th in the Premier League, then I think you would get that buyer.
“The purchaser at this moment is saying, am I buying a Premier League club, or am I buying a Championship club?”
Sam Allardyce speaking to Talksport – 3 August 2018:
“I think what’s happened, in my limited understanding, is that Mike Ashley has always said Rafa can have every penny the club generates, and that he can use that in the transfer market how he sees fit.
“So clearly Rafa, for the first time at Newcastle, is in charge of his own recruitment.
“I was in charge of my own recruitment at Newcastle, but after that there were always other people in charge of recruitment at Newcastle, not the manager.
“I think Rafa’s got the say verbatim on what players come in and go out now, which has not been the case before at Newcastle.
“But what is expected at Newcastle is beyond the real expectation and the reality they can do; they (Newcastle fans) always want that little bit more.”
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