Mike Ashley Talks To Some Newcastle Players

Newcastle’s now depleted squad have another home game against Sheffield Wednesday tonight – KO is 7:45 pm.

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Mike Ashley – arriving at the Benton training headquarters yesterday

This is a game we will be expected to win, but we’ll have to make sure we get all 3 points to keep our good start to the season going, and then we’ll have a tough game at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

Another win would help to confirm Newcastle as one of the Championship’s early promotion contenders, but we are now getting concenred because we need to have a much bigger squad than we now have.

And of course there are just 12 days left in the transfer window, and we still don’t have a permanent manager in place.

But good news yesterday that Newcastle are interested in signing both Sol Campbell and Peter Løvenkrands, both of whom would be good acquisitions for the squad.

We think Sol will sign, but Peter may have second thoughts after the shoddy way he was treated in the summer by the club, but he is a fans’ favorite on Tyneside and a good player.

Chris talked about Mike’s fleeting visit yesterday afternoon:

“It was very much a flying visit,” “He came to say hello and speak to a few of the players.”

“But the conversation I had was about Saturday’s result and about (him) not being here for the Sheffield Wednesday game – that was all.”

“Mike is still very supportive and passionate about the team. We’ve spoken about possibilities of who to bring in – that’s normal.”

“The club are aware that come the end of the transfer window we have to be in a position to compete. Those concerns have been heard.”

“Things have been made easier for us because we haven’t had any injuries, but if we did have it would be another matter entirely.”

It’s good to hear that Mike talked to some of the players, since they seem to have been totally left out of the picture, during the summer.

When he last took the club off the market last December, he said he would be in better communication with both fans and players, but that has hardly materialized.

If he will be any better, should he take the club off the market on Friday, is a good question.

But whatever happens, we do need some stability at the club, and if  he brings in a decent manager, we think most of the fans will get behind the team, and hope they can continue their good form and fighting spirit this season.

Maybe they can make up for last seasons’ disastrous relegation.

We hope so, but having Mike Ashley as the owner will hardly be pleasant.

But first things first, and we need to beat the Owls tonight.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • magforlife

    Aug 19, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Why doesnt he talk to the fans and stop hiding behind the NDA?
    He has a responsibility to do just that to explain his actions and plans, but he wont because there is skull duggery ongoing at his direction.

  • Wigaz

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #2

    Because he’s a coward mag4life! I just hope he’s gone soon i’m getting so sick of even saying his name. If you make a mess of something sometimes you just have to hold your hands up say “I’ve mad a huge mistake” & walk away Mike! Let this club breath again and stop choking the life out of it! You tried, you failed. End of subject! Let somebody else have a go at fixing your mess. Do the right thing & GET OUT OF TOON & NEVER COME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Toon Graeme

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #3

    Get out of our club
    You fat cockney bas***d
    Get out of our club

    Sorry just getting in practice for tonight lol.

  • King Bob the first

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #4

    Do you think we can win tonight?

    Can’t remember what its like to watch a back 2 back win 🙂

  • Toon Chicken

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Why not practice cheering on the lads instead Greame FFS!!!!

  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #6

    I dont like MA’s administration but I dont hate the guy cause he spent alot of money in our Club I will always be grateful

  • Toon Graeme

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #7

    Toon Chicken – I will be that is unquestionable!

  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #8

    @King Bob

    I cant see us winning, simply for the same reason, never known back to back wins for a long time!!

  • Rodzilla

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #9

    “Mike Ashley Talks To Some Newcastle Players”

    …well that must be a first.

  • davis_toons

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #10

    will die for the toon army // Aug 19, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    I guess some of us felt it this way. He just listen and choose the wrong people to run his club.

  • Billy Bunter

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #11

    LADS – I posted last night but got load of greef from the nite time lot.

    Donna finished work late last nite, she says that fredie sheherd was at the ground -she worked for him for yers, she shouted “freddie are ye buying us” he winked at her and said hope so donna -hope so – why wud he be there at 8pm at night if he wasnt

    i am gutted if he buys us

  • Rodzilla

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #12

    …trying it on with the nice “day people” now then Billy?

  • premier

    Aug 19, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #13

    MA talks to players “alreet lads–how about a ride in me helicopter as part of your loyalty bonus as the others have cleaned me out”

  • komfort

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #14

    morning william , just ignore the night shift mob m8….stick to earlydoors and you’ll be ok..

    …by the way wor chantelle’s been asking after you..

  • Billy Bunter

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #15

    aye rod, its better crack through the day, i think the nite tim lot are just drunk and nastie

  • Chris G

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #16

    aye Billy, but don’t forget that there are people from all around the world posting on this blog. For some of us it’s already night time, so there’s always the danger that we might also be beginning to get a bit drunk and nasty at about this time of your day 😉

  • RyanToon

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #17

    11.15 Premier League officials have confirmed the transfer window will close on Tuesday 1st September at 5pm.

  • Rodzilla

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #18

    Go on Chris G, gerit down ye lad!

  • nobbyslovechild

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #19

    i have no idea whats goin on in Ashleys head. I was over the moon when he took over. Someone with the cash to take us to the next level. Even more excited when he talked about getting others to invest their money into the club. The man is an idiot and needs to go now

  • Sav

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Breaking news……………………………………………………………….Ashley says he really likes having Moat around……

    ………….”preferably with the drawbridge up and the portcullis down.”


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