Mike Ashley Has Made Newcastle A Complete Laughing Stock


Steve Howey, a local lad who played center-back for Newcastle in the 1990s has today come out and pointed all his guns at Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.

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Mike Ashley – bizarre behavior since relegation takes some believing

Steve, who was born in Sunderland and is now 37, was at the Newcastle club from 1989 to 2000, and played 191 games with 6 goals, before leaving for Manchester City and Kevin Keegan in 2000.

He told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I felt sorry for Kevin Keegan then and Alan Shearer now.” “When Ashley first came in I heard he was a recluse and didn’t like the limelight.”

“But then I saw him on telly in the middle of all the fans and I was thinking ‘what are you doing?’” “To see him swigging pints back in the away end at Arsenal really looked bad.”

“And I know the talk in football is that he has hardly any respect from fellow clubs for turning up in boardrooms wearing jeans and t-shirts.”

“We have been reduced to a laughing stock.”

It turns out that Steve had First Artists as his first representatives in the game, and they are the agency that has the task of selling any player at all in the current first team squad.

Steve continued:

“As it happens ,my first ever agency was First Artists and then I heard that the whole squad was up for sale.”

“That’s an incredible situation really.” “One that would be hard to work with for any manager – but as it stands, Newcastle don’t have a manager.”

“The owner, for whatever reason, hasn’t appointed Al but for me surely it makes the club a more sellable asset by doing so.”

“No matter what manager comes in, having just 20 days to go until the pre-season training starts makes it very difficult.”

“You don’t know what players you will be working with and in terms of bringing players in, what do you do?”

“The owner doesn’t seem like he wants to spend money but competing and having a squad capable of dealing the Championship is vital now.”

“I’m not sure the owner understands that.” “In all fairness you will have players turning up and they might not be giving 100% for the black and white shirt.”

“They know they are just a phonecall away from being elsewhere and that’s not good for Newcastle.”
“To be honest could you say they gave 100% last season?”

“I’m not going to name names but the fans know exactly who I am talking about.” “It’s going to be tough, it’s been said already but every team can’t wait to get up to St James’s Park and put on the game of their lives.”

“They will automatically raise their game 10-15% and they want to get a result.” “And what about the not so good grounds?”

“Will some of the players who end up stranded here want to play there?” “The season is going to be doubly difficult.”

Now with the whole squad up for sale, Howey says he can only look on helplessly in disbelief, as the famous Newcastle club is driven further down, and is the laughing stock and the butt for jokes all over the land right now.

That’s the unfortunate legacy Mike Ashley has left at Newcastle.

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120 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #1

    love to wipe that smurk of the t ossers face!!!!

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  • cicero

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed. Can you get Ashley’s fat face off the banner at the top of the page and Joe Kinnear’s while your at it and replace them with some real NUFC legends.

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  • brownrob

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Shearer is not speaking as he likely signed a NDA so cant talk

    Might be a good thing

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #4

    Brownrob –

    I was thinking the same. He was in the press daily until his holiday and then nowt.

    Something is going on – we have to rid it – as painstaking as it is!

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  • tino97

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Hi lads and lasses haven’t been on for a few months. When it seems nothing can get much worse, they do!

    Just hopefully we can get proper buyer for the club and get things run properly. Worried about the buyers we are linked with, a shady south african, the profitable group who like the idea of being linked with a football club and fat freddy!

    Unforunately I can’t see us doing much in the championship this season. Just need to settle the club down and hopefully Shearer if he is the manager can start taking us forward. We are miles behind other chapmionship clubs at the moment. A squad for sale, no manager, no buyer, no players coming in and a huge wage bill. We need to start off loading players whatever happens. Hopefully we can get up to the top flight the next couple of years.

    Does anyone keep having adverts popping up? Or is it just me!

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #6

    I doubt Shearer is at home sat by the phone all day.

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  • flyingmag

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed Harrison has made Newcastle United into a laughing stock with the same embaressing bullshit.

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  • lesh

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #8

    It’s just a pity that Ashley’s 100% owner and there’re no shareholdrs around who could take him through legal process for irresponsibility!

    The man is deranged, I’m sure and as for Hughton putting his hand up to ‘manage’, it just shows what a spineless, sycophantic individual he his!

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  • komfort

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #9

    your reet rangerman .. i’ve just bumped into him in aldi’s supermarket and he was telling me how desperate he was for the managers job ..in fact any job other than having to go back to the beeb and listen to lawrensons camp punditry.

    ..dont think he’s a great fan like.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #10

    Flyingmag – shut up you t*t! He is reporting on what the article states in the chronicle.

    Divnt like it easy – s*d off.

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  • Mags

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #11

    Talk of laughing stock, I have just been on .com and there is a small piece saying that Joe Kinnear will be at a charity cricket match in Carlton Nr Newbury on Sunday, under the banner heading Kinnear Comeback (1).

    What had me belly laughing was the sub heading ….
    Which One of You is Dicky Bird?

    Priceless.

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  • Partizan

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #12

    I really don’t understand why most of you are blaming FS for sacking a 71 year old manager to appoint a 51 year old manager.

    Sir Bobby Robson was a great Newcastle manager,and even if he wasnt sacked….how long do you think he’d last in the game…..a season or two and thats it,now…in Souness we saw a manager for the next 10 years according to his solid record but we were all wrong.

    I’m wondering aswell,if Souness was successfull with us…..would you be still blaming FS for sacking SBR?……..I dont think so.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Komfort, I work in McDonalds on Northumberland Street, and overheard Joey Barton on his mobile saying “OK then Alan, no hard feelings. See you in a couple of weeks”, when he was paying for 6 portions of Chicken McNuggets and a Crunchie McFlurry.

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  • Partizan

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #14

    Just go and ask any Real Madrid fan have they forgiven Florentino Perez for sacking Del Bosque.

    He realized his mistakes from the past and this time he want to make it right by bringing Pellegrini,Kaka,CR7,Villa,Ribery,Alonso.

    Same thing will happen with FS

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  • komfort

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #15

    are you sure rod ?? he’s spozed to be barred from mcdonalds for life ..

    ..was it not burger king.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #16

    Hope you’re right Partizan. To be honest I don’t care who buys us, as long as they employ the right staff, listen to them, and give the manager enough cash. At least FFS understands football, even though he’s as bent as a nine bob note. I just want this imbecile out. I’ve had enough.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Komfort, he had a gorilla suit on

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  • komfort

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #18

    well if you work there it must be reet ..

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  • Partizan

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #19

    There you go Rod….especially now its even better,FFS will no longer be under the umbrella of SJH,this time its the Middle East we’re talking about.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #20

    I believe this owner will now be tarnished for life as the $h1t for brains who ruined a “top flight” club in less than 2 years….He has ruined his own image FOR LIFE.

    however NUFC will continue and although the history books will show this period as a dark time WE WILL bounce back.

    We are so used to being the outsiders, having people jump on our bandwagon via the entertainers etc but like I say we will have a much longer and brighter future than the useless current owner.

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  • Partizan

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #21

    Obafan2….He’s sooo lucky that he didnt do this to some Italian club,for example Lazio,Roma.

    He would have been killed for sure.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #22

    Lol Partizan, you never know he might hopefully give it a go!

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #23

    I just hope MA stands by his word and sells up to whoever can demonstrate the best abilities and capabilities of moving us forward – not just opening up his gaping wad to the biggest bucketful of cash brought on through a bidding war.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #24

    hahaha Partizan!

    …if I were him I’d spend big on a Nicholas Cage/John Travolta ‘Face-Off’ style operation. 🙂

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  • Partizan

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #25

    Obafan…This Beckford guy seems like a good player,never watched him really but i just saw 2 videos…..excellent shot technique and great in the air…….him and Martins(hopefully) with a good midfield behind them they’ll torment any defence in the Championship.

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  • Partizan

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #26

    Rod….LOL,but his huge heed can’t be changed 🙂

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  • gazcumps

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #27

    At least the dirty tramp mackems can continue to spend their giro money on lonsdale shell suits from fat f@#*ing ashley’s sports direct.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #28

    Well he’s scored well recently but it’s difficult to be optimistic while this useless piece of ….. owns the club.

    Who knows what our starting line up will be at the start of the season 🙁

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  • davis_toons

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #29

    Rodzilla // Jun 11, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    Hi Rodzilla,

    Is this true???

    Komfort, I work in McDonalds on Northumberland Street, and overheard Joey Barton on his mobile saying “OK then Alan, no hard feelings. See you in a couple of weeks”, when he was paying for 6 portions of Chicken McNuggets and a Crunchie McFlurry.

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  • magforlife

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #30

    Flyingmag- your having a laugh arent you, this site is as good as it gets with varied opinions with no one muzzled, open honest debate but every so often comments such as yours leave a bad taste in the mouth. Go and work your ticket in the nearest bar instead of having the cheek to insult Ed Harrison, a true supporter and devoted fan.

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  • batty

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #31

    davis_toons no its not true aboot ROD m8 he works at spots direct theres a piture of him and ashley on his face book m8 ile see if i can get it for u

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  • batty

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #32

    ROD and KOMFORT are brother and sister m8

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  • komfort

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #33

    batty , shut up ya cont … davis the bit about the mcflurry is bullsh!t ..

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #34

    😆

    very amusing

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  • batty

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #35

    davis_toons ROD has blocked me from going on his face book m8 think his sister KOMFORT must have grassed me m8

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  • Big Dave

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Partizan a mate of mine is a leeds fan and he says Beckford is a good player but he thinks he is better than what he is he has a bit of a large loaf

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  • batty

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #37

    Flyingmag- yeah shut ur yapp boy

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  • batty

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #38

    KOMFORT ladys shoudnt swear pet

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  • Partizan

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #39

    Big Dave….He wont think the same when he plays in the Championship.Right now he’s the big fish in the small pond.

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  • komfort

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #40

    batts , soz sweetie pie ..

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