Mike Ashley – King of transparency still refuses to reveal Newcastle United accounts despite deadline passing
The Newcastle United accounts for two seasons ago (2019/20) were due to be filed by 30 June 2021.
These accounts taking us up to 30 June 2020 and allowing us to see what Mike Ashley had been up to in that time.
However, late June 2021 saw a new filing at Companies House, this showed that Mike Ashley was extending the Newcastle United accounts period covered, instead of the 12 months up to 30 June 2020 it would now be the thirteen months up to 31 July 2020.
The Companies House records showing that by doing this, Mike Ashley had thus been allowed to also push back the need to file those 2019/20 Newcastle United accounts until 31 July 2021 at the latest. Or else he would be breaking company law.
Mike Ashley usually submits the Newcastle United accounts late anyway (the penalty handed out is in most cases just a meagre fine, by Ashley’s level of wealth anyway) but this gave him license to do it even later this year.
A quick check at Companies House and on 1 August 2021, still no sign of those 2019/20 Newcastle United accounts.
If indeed they have not been filed by now, that would mean yet another breaking of company law by the NUFC owner.
There appears now the very real prospect that Newcastle United could kick off their third season under Steve Bruce in two weeks time and yet still absolutely nothing made public of the club’s finances during his time so far as NUFC Head Coach.
Quite outrageous really that as things stand we have seen no financial information whatsoever since Rafa Benitez left the club on 30 June 2019, of what has happened at Newcastle United since forcing the Spaniard out and replacing him with Steve Bruce.
Whilst of course we all want to see a Newcastle United takeover happen and an end to this owner’s appalling reign. Mike Ashley has absolute nerve for anything to cry lack of transparency from the Premier League, when at the same time he treats Newcastle fans with such contempt, doing absolutely everything he can to keep fans in the dark when it comes to the Newcastle United accounts…and indeed pretty much every other thing at our football club.
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