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Mike Ashley breaking news – May 2020 after another disastrous season at Newcastle United

2 years ago
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Mike Ashley has refused to relinquish his ownership of Newcastle United, citing the prices offered by all the 18 consortia chasing to buy the club as ‘laughable’…

Finishing bottom of the Premier League and playing in front of a paltry crowd of 10,134 in the 0-4 loss to newly crowned champions Liverpool.

Ashley declared that the Gallowgate End, so sparsely populated this season, will now be demolished to make way for a new casino and luxury apartments.

“The fans showed their contempt this season,” said a stoic Ashley. “Business is business.”

When asked about his transfer business during the past year, he continued :

Perez was great business, so was Longstaff.

“The return of Dennis Wise has been a breath of fresh air and our efforts in the January 2020 transfer window were tireless, five quality players coming in from the Uzbekistan champions and the Bolivian second division for a total of $308k.”

What happens next at St James Park is down to Mike Ashley.

With three managerial changes during the season and failing to secure a long-term replacement for Rafa Benitez, Ashley’s men will need all their powers of persuasion to tempt any manager of note to St James Park.

The value of the club automatically diminishes with their relegation to the Championship and the fan base has all but disappeared. What is Newcastle’s loss is the region’s gain though, crowds at Morpeth Town, Whitley Bay, Gateshead and South Shields all up by at least 80%.

A new club, Newcastle Phoenix, sponsored by the local taxi firm and run by the NUST, is set to enter the football pyramid at step seven.

Could this be the shot in the arm that Newcastle needs heading into the 20/21 season?

The future is bleak. Get him out.

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