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 â‚¤500 tip and bought everyone there a drink also helped.
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 â€“ 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.â€
“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.