It turns out that several members of Mike Ashley’s family attended the game at Chelsea on Saturday, although Ashley himself was not present.
Mike Ashley – family at Chelsea game
Even though the owner is selling the club his family are said to be keen supporters now of the Newcastle United club, and were rooting for the Magpies on Saturday.
So they would have been happy with the tremendous performance put up by the side, who were completely committed to the Newcastle cause.
Joe Kinnear told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I received a text from Mike saying that Newcastle United got a fantastic result at Stamford Bridge and he was happy and proud.”
“He said he thought our defending was well-organized and added that, apart from games against the other members of the so-called big four, he had not seen Chelsea so well held for a long time.”
Kinnear apparently stayed in London overnight to watch Spurs beat Blackburn Rovers. One defender he is anxious to bring to Newcastle is said to be 6’5″ center-back Christopher Samba, who played in that game. But we have no idea if Blackburn would be willing to sell the player.
Samba has played 58 times with 6 goals for Blackburn, since joining them from Hertha Berlin in January, 2007, for £400K, and he’s played over 20 times for The Congo. Another great signing by Mark Hughes while he was manager at Blackburn.