Mike Ashley To Join Newcastle Fans

Well we did have an article earlier in the week asking why it was so bad that Mike Ashley wear his Newcastle shirt in the Director’s box at Sunderland on Saturday.

But it turns out that Mike has solved the problem himself, in a really creative way.

Mike says he so wants to wear the Newcastle strip for the game, that he will sit with the Newcastle fans in the away end of the Stadium of Light.

What a great gesture by Newcastle’s owner!


Newcastle Owner Mike Ashley – with Chris Mort in right background – to be with fans tomorrow

Mike Ashley will join ranks with the Newcastle supporters on Saturday as he is determined to wear his black and white colors to watch the big Tyne-Wear derby from the away end at the Stadium of Light.

Mike of course has been seen wearing his Newcastle shirt in the directors’ box at the majority of Newcastle’s matches so far this season, having taken control of the club during the summer. However, Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has stated this week that it was against club policy for away team’s colors to be worn in executive areas, Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort has today confirmed that Mike will join the Newcastle fans to cheer on Newcastle at tomorrow’s game:

Chris Mort said this morning:

“Niall Quinn and I have had some very constructive conversations on this topic,”

“He understands Mike wants to wear his shirt for this game more than any other, but at the same time Mike doesn’t want to cause anyone at Sunderland any problems by doing so.”

“Mike has decided to watch the game in with our fans behind the goal, and he is very much looking forward to doing so.”

Well, we’re sure the cameras will be focusing in on wherever Mike is situated tomorrow afternoon. That’s a great way to settle the argument of Mike wearing the famous black and white colors of Newcastle – well done Mike – and we hope you’ll be able to celebrate a victory – it’s been a long time since you last did that on the night of our Tottenham victory.

Hey, wonder is he knows the words to the Blaydon races, he will after the game. 😀

Comments welcome.

You can join the discussion of tomorrow’s derby game on our Newcastle United Forum.

32 comments so far

  • ObaFan2

    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #1

    ha ha ha way to go…….. wish i could join ya 🙂

    Ed have to say what a fantastic blog you have and you are definately no. 1 for reliable info.

    Keep up the good work.

  • wsq

    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #2


  • wsq

    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #3

    i hope the cameramen will be looking out for him.. so i can see him in the crowd tomorrow.

  • phil

    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Something the previous regime would never of dremt of. Way to go Mike.

  • Whitey

    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Get in their Ashley. Thats great news, all so he can where is toon shirt with pride.

  • wrighty

    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #6

    Bet by the end of the game he’ll be pogo’ing, shoe off and tops off too !!

    Get in Big Mike Ashley !!

  • Soren

    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #7

    What a FANtastic idea. I think it is very refreshing to see a owner do that. Think with Ashley and Mort we are in good hands for many many years to come.

  • evildick

    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #8

    classic! i love it!

    i’m so excited about this derby, i hope we can win it. i am worried though, i feel like the pressure is on the toon to win it. but so it should be!

    howay lads time to produce!

  • indian toon

    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #9

    WE’VE GOT ONE HELLOVA OWNER IN MIKE ASHLEY!!! i wonder why mort is always thinking… even in this photo he seems to be thinking a lot.. ED’ we’d like to see a funny caption for a photo kinda thing in this blog…. it’ll be fun.. hope u get the point…

  • Bill f

    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Just hope he has a couple of minders if things go pear shaped.

    I also hope this is not just a baby kissing exercise.

    Otherwise good luck to him, couldn’t see a certain Russian doing it.

  • indian toon

    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #11

    dont think people here ever visit the official site. no wonder they depend on this blog..

  • ObaFan2

    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #12

    I always get some spyware/adaware from official site but it’s rubbish in comparison to this blog.

  • Hadrian

    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #13

    is that asheys young lad who is at the games with him lately? wonder if he fancies asking his pops for a superstar in the winter sales ?

  • Hadrian

    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #14

    forgot to add, doesnt our chairman seem great so far? he’s went above and beyond what i expected him todo .
    think im gonna get his name on the back of my shirt 🙂



  • smudger

    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Talk about a chairman endearing himself to the fans. No wonder he’s done so well in business. Even if it all goes pear shaped at the game I hope he gets to experience the positive side of the toon supporters instaed of all the knee jerk negativity. Hopefully Sam will play Zog left and Milner right. Man for man we are better than them so who cares if it’s away.

  • indian toon

    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #16

    i will hav mort on the back.. man he looKs like a nerd..damn..!!

  • ObaFan2

    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Imagine all the advice he’s gonna get ha ha ha hahahahaahah

  • Mart

    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #18

    Excellent gesture – how many chairmen have ever done that I wonder ?
    Let’s hope he brings us luck.

  • Ross

    Nov 9, 2007 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #19

    brilliant idea, excellent gesture to the fans. shows he wants to wear the shirt, he wants to get involved. i’ve never heard of any other chairman do anything close to this, and i think its quality of him to do so.
    pogo if you love big mike in the toon end tomorrow? ha.

  • wsq

    Nov 9, 2007 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #20

    Doesn’t he get cold? with just that jersey on! he has a lot of blubber i guess.

  • yet_another_indian_toon

    Nov 9, 2007 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #21

    Keep all Big-Sam-haters away from him!!!!

    Dont want him to be brainwashed, do we?

    (p.s. I dont dislike Big Sam, I dont like him either…)

  • indian toon

    Nov 9, 2007 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #22

    the fans will decide on that at the end of the match..lol

  • Bill f

    Nov 9, 2007 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Is he still wearing the Smith Shirt.

    LOL Obafan2. He will get his ear well and truly bent I bet, hope he is not adverse to strong language.

  • ToonKing

    Nov 9, 2007 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #24

    This is unprecedented as far as i know. Mike’s a real trendsetter lol.

    Hope we otherwise he wont make a habit out of it. 🙂

    1 more day to go, it’s like freakin’ Christmas!!!

  • ToonKing

    Nov 9, 2007 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #25

    *ops i left the key word out : “Hope we WIN….”

  • Ed Harrison

    Nov 9, 2007 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #26

    indian toon – I’m going to do it as trial on this photo – up in less than 30 minutes.

  • indian toon

    Nov 9, 2007 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #27

    k ED.. am all ready,,

  • Brisbane Mag

    Nov 9, 2007 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #28

    Yep, Toon King, hope we win although a draw would not be a disapointment…….

  • Eamonn

    Nov 9, 2007 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #29

    Fair play to him, can’t see Quinn up on Level 7 next April somehow!!

  • Toon Al

    Nov 9, 2007 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Ashley = legend

    sittin with the fans to wear his shirt.. wat a legend

  • Leo

    Nov 9, 2007 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #31

    what a bloke, i guess he didnt get the chance to sit and watch football when he was younger, as he was out making his billions, he is reliving his childhood.

    good on ya ashley.

  • Sparkey

    Nov 10, 2007 at 5:34 AM

    Comment #32

    Ashley is tops for sitting with the fans. The only other time i can remember that type of thing happening was when Gretna’s owner sat with their fans during the cup final against Hearts.


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