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Mike Ashley day celebrated by Newcastle United fans – Greatest achievements these past 12 years

3 months ago
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It is 12 years to the day since Mike Ashley bought Newcastle United.

On the 23 May 2007 it was announced that he had purchased Sir John Hall’s shareholding.

That setting in motion the surety of Ashley owning the entire club.

To ‘celebrate’ these past 12 years, Newcastle fans have dedicated today as ‘Mike Ashley Day’, a special moment for us all.

Under the hashtag #MikeAshleyDay, NUFC supporters have been putting forward an ever growing list of suggestions to go on his roll of honour.

Please feel free to add your own in the comments section below…

Taylor not Besty:

‘Alan Pardew’s 8 year deal, which still has a year left until it would be finished.’

Hanoi Toon:

Ashley’s friends:

Kinnear, Llambias, Pardew, Keys, Wise, Jimenez

Ashley’s enemies:

Jonas, Keegan, Shearer

Judge a man by the company he keeps.’

Daryl Taylor:

‘Hiring Joe Kinnear. And then hiring Joe Kinnear again.’

Gareth Barnes:

‘The no expense spared plunge (kids paddling!) pool at the state of the art training facilities.’

Kriss:

‘Changing the name of Shearer’s bar to “Nine” out of sheer pettiness.’

Lee Harwood:

‘I think making Kevin Keegan believe we would sign Bastian Scweinsteiger if we sold James Milner is up there!’

Adam Shires:

‘Sacking Chris Hughton after beating Sunderland 5-1.’

NUFC360:

‘Changing the stadium name to Sports Direct Arena.’

Waffle FC:

‘Hiring a Casino manager with zero footballing experience to be our MD, as a metaphorical nod to the fact his ownership would be one big gamble with our future.’

James:

“Finishing fifth and Mike Ashley cut our transfer budget because team had overachieved.’

Elliott Parasmo:

‘Selling Andy Carroll for £35mill and bringing in Shefki Kuqi on a free. The Mike Ashley way.’

Chris Dixon:

‘I love the way you keep winding the fans and press up by pretending to want to sell the club around every transfer window as a way of getting out of spending money on players yet still get same fans to buy season tickets/merchandise. Genius. Here to the next 12.’

Garwain:

‘12 years of unforgivable mistakes, horrendous appointments, 2 relegations, a stadium name change, legends of the club treated with contempt, gagging orders, pathological lies & a tax investigation, GET OUT OF OUR CLUB.’

Andy Connelly:

‘My best Mike Ashley moment was the day before he took over and I’d never heard of him.’

Big Davey:

‘Employing Dennis Wise.’

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