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Quite simply, it wouldn’t be allowed to happen if this was Chelsea, Spurs or Arsenal

1 year ago
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I think it’s fair to say that this summer couldn’t have gone much worse for any Newcastle fan.

Without repeating the list of football atrocities, let’s just say that Mike Ashley isn’t acting like a fit and proper owner at the moment.

In these days of stringent regulation and exhaustive checking, it’s hard to believe how anybody saw him as proper and correct in his running of the club.

What astonishes me even more, is how pundits and national media outlets stick up for Ashley’s regime. In fact, I’ve just read today how you can’t blame the players looking for pastures new, at progressive, well run clubs, when the fans are deserting the club in droves.

Do any of these so called neutrals understand why this is happening?

This balanced view of the current saga is mystifying, when there isn’t a balanced situation, it’s simply a case of Mike Ashley running Newcastle United into the ground.

The fans are powerless and the only tools at their disposal are to stop attending games, stop buying merchandise or to stop satellite TV deals.

To be honest, none of these scenarios would bother Ashley. The Sky TV money is why he is in football, the rest matters but the attention and TV revenue keeps this narcissist in football.

Just ask yourself what the national media would be doing and saying now if this was Chelsea, Spurs or Arsenal?

Quite simply, it wouldn’t be allowed to happen.

The press and television would crucify the owners.

Not so with Newcastle, the powers that be seem to think that we should be grateful with what we have.

Maybe it’s satellite TV and the press that we should be at war with, not our own fans for wanting to watch their beloved team.

That said, I don’t know how anyone can go in the current climate. You are supporting his regime which should be brought to account, nationally.

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