Before the derby match yesterday Mike Ashley popped into the Black Bull pub on Barrack Road for a drink before the Tyne-Wear derby.
Mike Ashley – wearing his new business attire
Mike was seen to down at least a couple of pints, posed for pictures and joined in a few songs with the black and white faithful. News is that Mike knew the words to all the songs â€“ good for him.
The lads in the pub of course started the cries of “Ashley, Ashley, get the drinks in!”Â Newcastle fans always seem to think that way with that famous Geordie adage – â€œOut for Nowt.â€ 😀
But the Billionaire Owner began handing out pints of lager to all the the fans in the pub, and we’re a good time was had by all – and that was before the game!.
Newcastle fan Jack Harrison, 24, from Heaton in Newcastle,, who was at the pub with Ashley, commented:
“He seems like a great bloke, he’s just one of us.â€
“It’s great how he bought everyone a pint â€“ there’s not many Premier League club owners who have a few pints in the local instead of the director’s box.”
After the game Ashley was seen to be dancing in the Directorâ€™s box after his team finished easy 2-0 winners, with both goals from Newcastle captain Michael Owen.
Newcastle chairman Chris Mort knows all about how Ashley wants to support his club like any other fan as he said:
“Mike’s been very clear from the outset. He’s wanted me to run the club, and he wants to enjoy his football on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.â€
“He enjoys supporting the club in every respect. Lots of fans have a quick beer before a game, and he’s no exception.”
Well, itâ€™s not surprising that Mike had a great day yesterday, thatâ€™s for sure.
And weâ€™re sure he downed even more pints after the game. Just like any other Geordie last night.