Ashley Determined To Stay At Newcastle – Unfortunately


Mike Ashley seems determined to carry on at Newcastle United, that was the unfortunate message coming out of the Tyneside club today, and reported in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle this afternoon.

Mike Ashley – wants to appoint a new manager

That was the message for Newcastle fans coming out of St James’ Park today, and the search seems to have started for Kevin Keegan’s successor, following a turbulent and painful week on Tyneside for Newcastle fans and the Newcastle public in general.

A Newcastle source told the Chronicle today:

“Mike is firmly committed to Newcastle United. Despite the backlash from Kevin’s departure, he remains determined to get the club moving forward again.”“He totally believes in the structure he put in place at St James’ Park in January.”

“The search for the new manager is already under way and it will be a case of Mike and the board working through the list of candidates that they have identified who they feel can take the club forward.

“There’s no doubt that the current board are just as disappointed as the fans that Kevin’s stint in charge has ended.” “But whenever any manager leaves a football club life must go on and that starts with Saturday’s important game against Hull City.”

The Board may be disappointed that we have lost Keegan, but they had the power to work it out with Kevin, and they failed miserably. And their comments since then have been at odds with other statements they have made earlier in the year, about who had the final say on players coming and going at the club. They had earlier said that Kevin had that authority, but now seem to be trying to backtrack on that.

All they have to do now is to appoint a manager who is a friend of Dennis Wise, and that will be about as bad as it can get for Geordie fans – but maybe not.

And maybe the Evening Chronicle cannot say too much against Mike, because they are so close to the club, but we have no such restrictions, and we feel very much like the fans, because that’s who we are.

Mike has brought the Newcastle United club into disrepute, and the Newcastle fans are furious with him for this, not to mention the disdain with which the Board seems to treat the fans of the famous club, which are, after all, his customers.

The two best things  that happened under Mike was the new organization, to help Kevin scout for new players, and the return of the maestro himself.

But now those two have been submarined with Keegan resigning under protest, and the club now amazingly trying to say that Kevin never had any control of the transfers from the start.  That’s utter nonsense, or in the Geordie vernacular – utter tripe.

We will see how Ashley and his cohorts deal with their customers from now on – maybe they’ll even start communicating with them – that would be a nice change, at least for a start.

But please don’t start each sentence with “It is a fact”.

Comments welcome.



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330 comments so far

  • hitman

    Sep 8, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #1

    NOOOOOO,well its doon to us to force this twat oot

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  • schiz

    Sep 8, 2008 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #2

    guess we just gotta show him out the hard way. boycott boycott this s.o.b.

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  • The Corner

    Sep 8, 2008 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #3

    Ani Ambani’s email address;
    anil.ambani@relianceada.com

    Sensible, well thought out comments to be sent to him asking to buy our club.

    Anyone responsible for the petitions please send them there also so he understands how many people are annoyed. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY SWEARING COMMENTS.

    Cheers

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  • 51times

    Sep 8, 2008 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Can we beat the Mike Ashley propaganda machines? Well, we should at least try.

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  • shearer9

    Sep 8, 2008 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #5

    he wont understand any emails sent to him, he is indian.

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  • hmm

    Sep 8, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #6

    “but they had the power to work it out with Kevin, and they failed miserably”

    both failed tbh…both couldnt come up with a compromise that they thought was acceptable

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  • The Corner

    Sep 8, 2008 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Shearer9 – I hope that’s a joke!

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  • hitman

    Sep 8, 2008 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #8

    its pointless sending emails to ambani,hes not interested.

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  • shearer9

    Sep 8, 2008 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #9

    no it’s not a joke. if someone sent me an email in a foreign language I wouldn’t understand it so I expect that he wouldn’t understand an email sent to him in English

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  • hitman

    Sep 8, 2008 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #10

    shearer9 he understands english mate

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  • shearer9

    Sep 8, 2008 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #11

    ok, my mistake

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  • The Corner

    Sep 8, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Shearer9 – English is the 2nd language in India, in fact it is now 1st language to many now. Mr Ambani is well known international businessman, trust me he understands english. However i sent an email in Hindi and English for good measure.

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  • shearer9

    Sep 8, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #13

    The Corner – sorry mate my mistake. I don’t really have a clue about other cultures as you can probably see.

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  • The Corner

    Sep 8, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Hitman – we only have the papers word for it and a general spokesman for his company, if he’s interested he’d keep it secret.

    Did anyone know the Abu Dhabi group were about to buy Man City before it happened!

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  • Norman Mathie

    Sep 8, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #15

    A one game boycott will never get rid of Ashley. His cronies will be telling him to ride the storm out then all will be well again.

    ANY BOYCOTT MUST BE PROLONGED AND MUST INTENSIFY AS TIME GOES ON IF WE WANT IT TO SUCCEED.

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  • hitman

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #16

    i carnt see it me like,i wish it would tho.

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  • Roger The Lodger

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #17

    Posting a businessmans e-mail address and begging him to come to Newcastle is puerile and pathetic.
    Dp you really think that he answers his own mail , he will have secretaries to that job for him and they will be instructed to toss rubbish into the trash can.

    Have some of you people got no pride?

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  • ed_speed

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #18

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    DODGYE KEEPAAA

    regards,
    ed

    p.s ‘mon the lads

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  • shearer9

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #19

    The Corner – I think we are clutching at straws a bit here. I want the club to be sold as much as you do but I’m not pinning my hopes on Ambani.

    DIC didn’t keep it a secret when they were trying to buy Liverpool, neither did the Belgravia group when they wer trying to buy Newcastle.

    Hope your right, however you and I both know MA is a tight get. He paid over 100 million for the club and he reckons he has spent over 100 million since.

    So he will want at least 230million imo, there are other PL clubs which will be cheaper than that.

    So I’m afraid it looks like we’re stuck with him.

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  • WildWillyWilson

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #20

    Lads, Ambani aint interested- a statement has already came out again stating that. Pleading emails arent going to make a difference…

    I really cannot see Ashley selling anyway- hes far too stubborn for that. You dont make the money he has by walking away when the going gets tough. And before anyone says anything Im very Anti-Ashley for his treatment of Keegan and want him out as much as all of you.

    Just think we need to be realistic.

    What a sh*t situation this is….

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  • geordiegeotge

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #21

    Will someone please tell Ashley that Newcastle United does not belong to him .
    It belongs to the people of Newcastle who pay to watch whether through season tickets or the turnstiles .

    He is crucifying our club thinking that money is God and can Buy anything .

    I hope we can show him what a Geordie is .

    Lets remind him how far the Roman empire got with Emporer Hadrian as their leader .

    Wallsend is the answer.

    We need to rid our football club of this scum now .

    .

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  • GeordieJayne

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Still nothing on the official site…suprise suprise.

    They still don’t et it do they…..still not even trying to make any sort of amends with the fans.

    They really don’t give a damn do they

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  • Mick_Bell

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #23

    Ambani’s group have said twice now that they are not interested in Newcastle! What are you guys doing!!!

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  • hitman

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #24

    the only wau we can get ashley oot is, a total boycott,and season ticket holders cancel direct debits,its the only way, hit him in the pocket

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  • ed_speed

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #25

    dodgey keeper.

    the earlier post was to show how it would look typed in the accent of that leval 7 leazes geazer.

    regards,
    ed

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  • happy toon

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #26

    you have to admire this guy…he has balls. Most people would run…never mind sell up. You have balls ashley….but you’re still a pri*k!

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  • GeordieJayne

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #27

    The thing is about Ashley. Everyone forgets he did not make his money through running football clubs. He does not have a clue how we can the going tough for him. Don’t underestimate how we could make things really difficult for him.

    I assure you if he does not make money he will not stay. We are the ones who will put money into his pocket if we buy merchandise etc…think about it.

    He would never have anything in his business plan about the fans only attending matche and paying for nothing else would he. Also he would not have thought about less than a full house would he.

    LET STAND AND BE COUNTED

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  • Jimmy G

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #28

    i want ashley out as much as the next person, but sendin begging emails to anil ambani is definitely not the way forward, for one he probly wont read them, and if he does he will just look and think its a bit pathetic begging a complete stranger based on some bullsh*t story in the paper which he has already denied on a couple of occassions

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  • GeordieJayne

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #29

    HOW THE HELL DOES ASHEY HAVE BALLS. HAS HE MADE A STATEMENT, HAS HE STOOD INFRONT OF THE FANS HAS HE DONE JACK. NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    All from unknown sauces, no balls. It does not take balls to not even come to the TOON

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  • Nick 69

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #30

    iv gotta agree tht it is pointless, and pretty sad to be emailin ambani begging him to buy a club which he has already said he aint interested in twice now.

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  • Steeley

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #31

    I think a boycott of the next match to make a point in front of the cameras is the only way to get this fat git to understand that we dont want his money now. Thanks for clearing the debt and all that, but at the end of the day you only bought this club to make profit, so just flog it on to whoever will pay the cash…whether it be Mr Ambani or not.
    I just hope that some of the fickle fans who decide they want rid of Ashley for good, but are too chicken to actually make a stand, dont get in the way of our big chance to get ourselves heard!! Please dont leave us to be represented by a few hundred outside the ground, when only Sky Sports News will pick it up! If we do it during the game, all the higlights shows (and overseas people watching the game live) will have no choice but to watch/show it!

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  • shearer9

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #32

    ed_speed

    Will you be at the game on saturday?

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  • Nick 69

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #33

    ashley has balls, now tht has to be the stupidest thing ive heard in a while, the man who has yet to even make a statement regarding the situation, and who has been in another country, and has now hired ex SAS as bodyguards

    yeah hes got bottle tht bloke!!! pffft

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  • shearer9

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #34

    mike ashley hasnt even got the balls to come out and tell us what the eff is going on. he is a coward, a fake, a fraud, a prick, a liar and not a very nice man

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  • Paul

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #35

    The Corner (3) Sending a prospective owner a petition with a list of demands about owners selling up, sacking staff and reinstating a manager who resigned is about the WORST thing anyone could possibly do. If he did want to buy a Premiership club, it certainly wouldn’t be the one where the supporters are trying to drive the owner out of toon and threatening boycotts every time he makes an unpopular decision. Think about it.

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  • Steeley

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #36

    And by do “it” I either mean an en-masse placard hold-up, late entrance by everyone to the game (i.e. 5 mins after match has started), or by turning your backs to the game for 5 mins or so.

    I dont advocate a total boycott (i.e. not turning up), as like others have said in earlier posts, that could affect the players, and the last thing they need is to be hit even more by their fans. We need to protest against Ashley, not the players.

    Remember that Ashley is a BILLIONAIRE!! People not turning up to a few games, or not buying some shirts from the NUFC shop, really wont hit his pocket! Most of the seats are season tickets anyway, so already has that cash! We just need a good show inside the stadium while the cameras are on.

    Cue “ASHLEY OUT” banners! Or “WISE IS A COCK”, lol

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  • shearer9

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #37

    Ed-are you trying to make us all violently sick or something? please remove the pictures of MA, they are an insult to your excellent blog

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  • Steeley

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #38

    Ed Speed – if you were asking me, yes, I will be there. I’m just hoping that either this site or nufc.com get together a proper organised protest, so everyone will be singing from the same song book.

    I hear all the time from both sites that something should be done, but there’s nothing in stone. nufc.com have tried it, but they seem to be doing it in an almost politician-esque manner, as their suggestions (or at least the ones they support) are very mild and sound very ineffective!

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  • ed_speed

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #39

    hi shearer (9) nice to talk to you.

    yes i will be at the game, and will be in the march from central, with a large banner displaying the words

    ‘mon the lads.

    got it printed from that place in the metro centre.

    see you there.

    regards,
    ed

    p.s ‘mon the lads

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  • Steeley

    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #40

    P.S. ‘mon the lads (in homage to Ed Speed!)….he missed it off his last post!

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