Ashley Defies Newcastle Fans, Players And City Council


It seems to us almost unbelievable, that the owner of Newcastle United Football Club has taken the decision to go against the wishes of the Newcastle fans, The Newcastle players, and the Newcastle City Council, and allow Kevin Keegan to leave the club.

Mike Ashley – will hardly be welcome much longer in Newcastle

This is not a bright decision, and Mike couldn’t have made his billions with dumb decisions like this. But it may prove he’s stubborn when it comes to business, but his days now have to be numbered at Newcastle, and it seems like the fans will urge Mike to sell the club, as one ploy to get him out.

Maybe Kevin can bide his time while the club is bought by somebody else, and then he can be reinstated as manager, but that’s just dreaming, and it’s not likely to happen.

We think Kevin must be so fed up with football today, which is being run by billionaires, who often know absolutely nothing about the game, that he’s had enough.

At least Mike Ashley is English and not an American owner, so at least he knows a little about the most popular game on the planet.

Americans generally dislike the game immensely, although it is gaining a little popularity with David Beckham, but we don’t think the owners of Man United, Liverpool or Aston Villa know the game very well.

We don’t know what will happen now, but we wouldn’t be surprised if we have demonstrations again by the Newcastle fans, and even some word from the Newcastle City Council.

But it seems to us this situation is just untenable, that a bunch of London based businessmen come in, and are wrecking this club, which make no mistake, that’s exactly what they are doing.
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161 comments so far

  • lee

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #1

    ma you prick

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  • lee

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #2

    ma you dikc

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #3

    COME ON GUYS IM OFF TO SJP TO SHOW MY SUPPORT WITH OTHER FANS!!!

    ASHLEY OUTASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUTASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUTASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT

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  • marky24188

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Newcastle United is our football club not mike ashleys, if we boycott the club then it will either become bankrupt or relegated, ashley can sell the club at any time and it will be us the fans who are left with the s**h. it is our club not his. support the team ashley will go we will just have to wait. NUFC is has been around for hundreds of years with lots of different owners that FAT mess who calls him self the owner will go one day. do not boycott the club and the players they deserve more.

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  • Michael

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #5

    The boycott is back on.

    What an arsehole this man truly is.

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #6

    ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUTASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT

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  • Matty

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #7

    I can’t even look at this f&ckers face any more.

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  • shearer9

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #8

    I HATE U MIKE ASHLEY I HOPE U AND YOUR HORRIBLE CRONIES DIE I REALLY DO IVE NEVER HATED ANYONE AS MUCH IN MY LIFE

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  • keegan was king

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #9

    any fans going to the hull game please take some massive banners saying “ashley out” and chant keegan keegan all game long

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  • Steve_48

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #10

    Ed – sort these comments out please, I’ve tried to post several and nothing coming through

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  • hitman

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #11

    ashley is DONE the sooner this clueless pr1ck goes the better.

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  • ED

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #12

    everyone you can send the club an e-mail on the official site under ‘your shout’. See if we can send enough to make cashley realise what hes doing to our club.

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  • I Made 1000

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #13

    IM GOING TO HULL GAME, I WILL TAKE ANYTHING TO GET ASHLEY AND WISE OUT

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  • hitman

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #14

    no manager worth his salt will touch the toon,there a dark times a head lads .

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  • keegan was king

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #15

    ashley has messed up our club enuf… we need him out

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  • steve

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #16

    All this talk of players walking out is a bit far fetched – Owens been stalling over a new contract and they apparantly already tried to sell him on Monday. Footballers are fully aware that the managers are likely going to change under their spell at any club (outside the top six).

    I think they’ll be happy to turn us into a cheap team (as in player wages/signings) with a foreign coach and run the club at a profit
    That is good business sense but will obviously alienate some fans – maybe they think all this will blow over in a few games and to be fair if they win the next four/five games in style it will.

    A huge mistake would be to appoint Wise and I can’t imagine he would even take the job given the backlash from the papers/fans this week

    There’s no chance of any english manager or shearer taking the job so it’s obviously going to some foreign coach who’s used to having players dictated to him.

    At the end of the day Ashley can do what he wants as he owns the club lock stock and barrel although I doubt he’ll turn up for the next couple of home games and he def wont sit with the fans (although I heard he was already surrounding himself with bodyguards rather than real fans at matches he’s recently been to)

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  • Kelvin Koogan

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Ed – get that fat f**ks face of this site. I swear to f**k, hes a f**kin prick. You f**kin fat stupid w*anker, you don’t know what you’ve done you stupid c*nt. The Toon army hates your stinking guts fat boy.

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  • Ali

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #18

    Email sent to “your shout”. Do you think they will care though?

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  • Alex

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #19

    I wonder if the fat twat & his Dwarf will dare to show their faces on tyne side again . Lets all hope that the Indian billionaire will buy the club before the hull game . I read today that he is sending a delegation to the UK on Monday to try and buy an EPL club and we are top of his wish list . I am going to church for the first time in many years to pray that will happen!

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  • stinkman

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Ashley is a fraud! Wise and Lamb are crooks! The 3 of them stole the club. Bunch of rats!

    @ Ed: Why the cheap did at Americans? Does not really have anything to do with the situation and did not really need to be said. BTW, its an American owner who currently keeps the Champions League Trophy in his office.

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  • Gazza's cat

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #21

    Ashley your a F*CKING TOOL!!! sell up and take that cockney dwarf with you!!

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  • clint

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #22

    No longer have the words…..everyone else has said them anyway.
    But something needs to be done, some response is required – I suggest we all thrn up at SJP next week, with our £40 shirts on, and just after kick off, say 3:08 PM (one minute for every month of KKs tenure) take the shirts off and leave.
    Simple,effective and very visible….

    Clint Evans.

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  • Martin

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #23

    Mike has well and truly shot his own c**k off now like…I fail to see how he’s going to win back the fans?

    No manager with sense will come, any manager who does come won’t be trusted (and won’t be KK) and until either/or/and himself, wise, jiminez, llambias go – will we even have a fan base?

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  • Steven

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #24

    WHAT HAS ASHLEY DONE TO OUR BELOVED CLUB!! No doubt that we are about to witness the biggest rebellion against the board ever!!

    They have absouletly destroyed the reputation of our club. Why is DENNIS WISE seen as indespensible? He should have been sacked.
    This is such a disgrace to us all.

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #25

    i know its a terrible thing but i hope mike ashley dies if he doesnt sell. i hope none off the managers that are in that list on skybet dont come in, i would be devastated, even shearer. i dont think any man that comes in while ashley is in the helm i will support

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  • Jonny

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #26

    I was an Ashley backer………..not now

    THERE IS A ‘NO CONFIDENCE PETITION’ SET UP.

    i urge all toon fans to sign it and please pass on the link — lets make a stand

    http://www.gopetition.co.uk/online/21664.html

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  • JonnyToon

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Thats it…….hes just done it.

    Destroyed Newcastle football club.

    Our best players will be gone now.

    I cant believe it.

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  • Ian

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #28

    Where is ed speed when you need him?

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  • obaistheman

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #29

    Any of htose supporters that say they will keep going to matches because they support the team and do whats best for the team are fools. The best thing for newcastle now is for ashley to leave, his system of having a director of football(wise) will never work, and the only way to get this across to ashley and force him to sell is to protest and not go to matches

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  • DanToon

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #30

    Ashley die you C*ut!!!!

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  • db

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #31

    Best thing MA could do now is take the first offer that comes his way for the club. No Newcastle fan will be sorry to see the back of him

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  • DanOx

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #32

    FFS,
    Weird, the club have deleted all the recent KK stories off the website..

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  • mr kk

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #33

    no boycott now then this will happen again. away games only .

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  • Whitt

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #34

    not sure that paragraph about Americans not knowing or caring about English football was necessary.

    is it really any better to know that an Englishman ruined your club?

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  • Richard L

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #35

    I actually feel sick. Can’t describe how angry and sad I am at this.

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #36

    ed can u set something up on maybe ur news of the world blog or something so we can show the whole of football what we need to do, we need that fat c u n t out of our club.

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  • mag in boro

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #37

    official club statement on club website

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #38

    Kevin Keegan – Official NUFC Club Statement

    Newcastle United Football Club is sad and disappointed that Kevin Keegan has resigned.

    Over the last few days the Club has devoted itself to the discussions it has held with Kevin and as a result of those discussions had put together a set of practical suggestions for how to move forward.

    Today the Club made it clear to Kevin that if he had any outstanding concerns on its proposals, he should raise them with the Club.

    The Club regrets that Kevin has, instead of taking up that offer, chosen to resign.

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  • Mitch H

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #39

    My humble apologies to all those posters who were slagging off Ashley.

    I was wrong to support him, you guys were right.

    I’ve been watching the toon for 30 years, but i’ve never go again while Ashley is in charge.

    The club means everything to me, everything, but enough is enough.

    I beg every one who has a season ticket, to contact the club, tell them you are no longer interested in going while Ashley is in charge.

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  • JEFF MILLS

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #40

    IM A GEORDIE LIVING IN B’HAM AND DEVASTATED , CANT BELIEVE ASHLEY KEPT WISE RATHER THAN KK……..IF I LIVED IN NEWCASTLE I WOULD HOLD A SEASON TICKET…..BUT WOULD DEFINITLY BOYCOTT ALL MATCHES.

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