Mike Ashley has not yet decided whether he will attend Newcastle’s game against Hull City tomorrow, but we think he will.
Mike Ashley – we expect him at the game tomorrow
Mike will, of course, have to be in the stands for his own protection, and probably will no longer be able to mingle with the fans of Newcastle on the terraces, who have labeled him Public Enemy Number 1 in Newcastle.
The club is again in complete disarray, is without a manager, and even without sufficient players to be able to withstand the injuries the squad is already seeing.
But the news is that Ashley will not get any special protection from the police, if he decides to attend the game and face the Newcastle faithful, who are not too happy with him at all.
Newcastle United’s owner is being advised by friends to face up to the furious Geordie public, still seething at the treatment of their former boss and hero Kevin Keegan, and the general incompetence shown by the Board during the summer transfer window.
Northumbria Police are sending extra police onto the streets to deal with at least two planned protests before and after the clash with Hull City at St James’ Park tomorrow.
But a police spokeman said:
“We have not advised Mike Ashley or Dennis Wise that they’ll need extra security.”
We’d be surprised if Dennis Wise is at the game, because for one thing he hardly ever is, with Newcastle being too far away from his London base, and that about sums up the Newcastle Board right now.
They are just hopeless, and that’s about the best praise we can muster.