Ashley Good To Fans – What a Concept!


Newcastle chairman Chris Mort talked to the People yesterday about owner Mike Ashley and himself trying to be as friendly to the fans as possible.

Certainly with Mike Ashley coming out of his shell and attending the last 3 games and being into the games as much as anybody else, it’s come across very well to Newcastle fans. The fact he celebrated each victory with a trip to local Newcastle clubs and left the bar staff a ₤500 tip and bought everyone there a drink also helped.

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Newcastle owner Mike Ashley – being good to the fans – Newcastle United’s customers

But this is nothing more than good business by Mort and Ashley. After all the customers of Newcastle United are the fans and they deserve to be treated with the utmost respect. Good business is little more than having the very best customer service. The fact that hasn’t happened over the years is water under the bridge now. We have been very pleased with the way the new regime has gone about their business and shortly the name of Newcastle United will be as good and as well known as at any time in the past – we are sure of that.

This is what Chris Mort told the People yesterday:

“It is a conscious decision to be fan-friendly,” “It is not to compare ourselves with the old regime. Every football club in the country will do things differently.

“I am not saying the old way was wrong and our way is right. But from my point of view and with my personality, I would rather build up a relationship with the fans.”

“The entire city was ready for us to come in and we have been delighted to do that.”

This is more good news that Ashley and Mort have the right approach to owning Newcastle United and as things settle down we look forward to seeing more actions to get Newcastle United better known throughout the world. Of course doing well in the Premier League this season will help that goal enormously.

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11 comments so far

  • pramod

    Sep 10, 2007 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #1

    hi!!. am from india. following all matches of my beloved nufc.and the new management rocks.. wish the geordies all the luck for the future matches.. and one more thing , sam has been the best buy of the season.. this is my first post on any nufc fan site..! cheers.

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  • Lamesley Mag

    Sep 10, 2007 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Ashley and Mort are a good partnership, with a good manager, who’s building a team we’ll all be proud of in the very near future…….

    Keep up the good work guys, but please resolve the Steven Taylor contract issue ASAP!

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  • Callum

    Sep 10, 2007 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #3

    I really hope all 3 (BSA, MA and CM) stay for the next 10 years or more, although i guess Allerdyce will probably go in the next 5 years but who knows!

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  • Dingo

    Sep 10, 2007 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #4

    Nice one Pramod, welcome …… buy some shirts and get yer friends to a bar that shows the matches… can you get Brown Ale in India? 😛

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  • rich

    Sep 10, 2007 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #5

    Callum, why do you think Allerdyce will go?

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  • RAHUL

    Sep 10, 2007 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #6

    hi guys i am from india, a die hard nufc supporter i have read a lot of articles posted on this site it rocks ,i have been made fun off by my friends who are the supporters of the big four but now its pay back time .B.S.A and the new management is the best thing that has happened to nufc in years. keep going lads ,toon forever.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Sep 10, 2007 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #7

    RAHUL – payback time coming up for your friends 😀

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  • Ed Harrison

    Sep 10, 2007 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #8

    pramod – welcome aboard – thanks for your first post 😀

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  • squid

    Sep 10, 2007 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #9

    i just hope sam isnt tempted by england when the post comes up after euro 2008 if england make it that far.

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  • Steve Mills

    Sep 10, 2007 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Its brilliant news, for too long we’ve had the piss taken out of us by the owners.
    I’ve been really impressed with every aspect of the start to the season. What look like geat dealings in the transfer market, for reasonanble prices, and no panic buys of star players we didn’t need.

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  • perry

    Sep 11, 2007 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #11

    Agree with Rahul. Its payback time. He… Top 4, watch out.. We gonna kick your ass..

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