Five Things Ashley Can Do To Make Newcastle A Well-Run Club

If Mike Ashley is going to make anything of his time as owner at Newcastle United, before he finally sells up – here are some recommendations on what he needs to do – now.

Mike Ashley Daughter - 2

Mike Ashley and daughter

  1. Issue a statement saying that he has make a mistake about putting the naming right for St. James’ Park up for sale – and that he will not now do that
  2. Replace Derek Llambias with somebody who has run a football club before,  and make then the new Chairman at Newcastle – there are several good candidates who would be only too happy to be the next Newcastle United Chairman
  3. Ensure that of the £20M cash Mike has invested in the club – first of all validate that amount is true, and give Chris Hughton at least £10M of that to be available in January for new signings to bolster a paper-thin squad. Even use some now to bring in some additional loan signings before January
  4. Communicate a lot more with the Newcastle fans – have an owner’s piece in each home program – so you can write about what you are thinking and what things are going on at the time to build the club – you must start communicating – and the fans are your customers – after all
  5. Start that good will off by writing on the Newcastle United home site about what the strategy is going to be for the club from now forward – much like you did in September of last year when you first put the club up for sale. That’s the first we had heard from you and  most of what you said actually made sense. Are we, as just one example,  to continue with our Youth Policy and  scour the world for new young talent?

There are other things Mike can do, but if he does these 5 things – Newcastle will start to look like a much better run club – and the chances of becoming a laughing stock to the football world again – will be greatly reduced.

We are guided by the words of the late and very great Bobby Robson, who always thought  Mike was a decent bloke, but had been let down badly by the people he brought in to run the club – like Dennis Wise and Derek Llambias –  to name some names.

Now’s the chance for Mike to change all that – and  our advise to Mike is to take it!

20 comments so far

  • UTD111

    Oct 29, 2009 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #1

    Need your help lads!

    Ashley’s winning this by a mile….

    Need to get Dennis up there too….

  • UTD111

    Oct 29, 2009 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #2

    He could boogger off!

    That would be the most useful thing…..


    Oct 29, 2009 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #3

    6. JUST DIE.

  • Johno Toon

    Oct 29, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #4

    Spot on Ed , He has made a complete pigs ear of it but he is staying for atleast this season so we all better get use to it and hopefully he will get his act together and if he done those 5 things the club could start to move forward again which is what we all want

  • Filthy Malcolm

    Oct 29, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #5

    All Ashley needs to do is f*ck off.

  • Robbanufc

    Oct 29, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #6

    Spot on Ed! Really spot on! Get in Chris Mort! He was a good Executive, who actually spoke with the fans, unlike Derek!

  • banana strip

    Oct 29, 2009 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #7

    6.dont leave us we love ya. 🙂

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Oct 29, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #8

    Sorry Ed your ideas are spot on but we are not dealing with a decent man we are dealing with a liar & a cheat. Nothing will happen & the £20m is a smoke screen he has said that he will be putting in £20m a year before & that it includes wages etc to run the club so I doubt there will be much more than £2m – £3m to speand on players. As long as Fat Tw*t & his mate Lamearse are around we are f*cked

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Oct 29, 2009 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #9

    Good article but not going to happen we are dealing with acouple of complete liars & cheats. The whole thing has been a con just like last year. FAT TW*T GET OUT OF TOON

  • magpie6699

    Oct 29, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #10

    Too sensible for Ashley – but all absolutely right.

  • magpie6699

    Oct 29, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #11

    UTD 111
    Got a few good blows in on the poison dwarf – but why no Llambias?

  • RyanToon

    Oct 29, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #12

    Agree there Ed!

  • stuart no9

    Oct 29, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #13

    changing the name of the ground just makes my blood boil,what else is this specimen prepared to do to our club BEFORE he finally slimes off ,after stripping our club of nearly 120 years of history.Think about it,120 F…..g years gone because some cretin, who actually loathes us ,who would do anything to annoy us ,wants to get his money back any way he can. He has already got rid of our prem status, he has given us a team of 2nd rate players in a 2nd rate league ( sorry but that is all they are) NOW lets get rid of SJP , lets get rid of everything Newcastle United stand for,lets get rid of 120 years of history WHY? to make a couple of million that he will no doubt pocket( those of you who think he will put it back into the club obviously think he is a decent bloke,are deranged) like the rest of the cash from the summer sales.I used to live in Louth ,lincolnshire, in the next street to his family,i used to watch him pull up in his ferrari , he still does. his brother still has his shop there (Ashleys blinds) If ever he tried to change SJP i will be tempted to put the street and the house number on this site, no doubt some nutter will see it (lets hope not)

  • G

    Oct 29, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #14

    Some good points there Ed, but to be fair, I can’t see any of this happening, besides, letting us into his plans?… there is a plan? I think he is beyond winning the crowd back to be honest, I certainly don’t feel in a forgiving mood after the stadium name rights debacle.

  • UTD111

    Oct 29, 2009 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #15

    magpie6699 // Oct 29, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    UTD 111
    Got a few good blows in on the poison dwarf – but why no Llambias?
    The picture was too horrible to put on Facebook Magpie….
    It was giving american kids sleepless nights aboot vampires LOL

  • Paul141726

    Oct 29, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #16

    Some thoughts:
    1) The re-naming of SJP is a non-starter. Any company putting in money for this will probably be boycotted in the greater Newcastle area. Not good business.
    2)Replacing Llambias is a GREAT idea! I don’t think he ever will be able to run a bath.let alone a football club.Who would I like to see? David Dein, for one. But, I know that will never happen. Then again, anyone may be better than what we have now.
    3)As far as the 20 million investment, I do think the amount should be split several ways. First, service some of the bank draft. Second, get two more players in. Signed or on loan I don’t care. Third, hire back some of those employees let go earlier. That could be good for public relations, something he doesn’t have now.
    All that being said, I still want him out of this club!!!

  • chuck

    Oct 29, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #17

    If MA is determined to stay, suppose we will have to reach some sort of compromise.
    That will take communication, which has been in very short supply from both management and owner.
    Interesting points, advocated similar suggestions frequently.
    However I believe MA desperately wants out, but due to the present economy, there`s no one willing to invest that kind of money, resulting in his having to hold on until he gets his price.
    Also there is just no way there could ever be any reconciliation between fans and owner, too much bitterness.
    But until he finally sells we are stuck with one another.
    Too bad it all went so wrong.

  • UTD111

    Oct 29, 2009 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #18

    5 things the FCB can do to make Newcastle United a well run club:

    1. Apologise
    2. Resign
    3. Boogger off
    4. Take Owl-heed with yer
    5. Divvent come back

  • Robby Bobson

    Oct 29, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Im abit scepitcal about the plans to rename the stadium. It seems wierd that he put it into the statement of taking the club of the market.

    If in a few days he changes his mind, i will be certain it was a ploy to win some fans over by saying he listened to them about the tradition of St James Park and will keep the name.

    Credit where its due…Ashley putting money into the club, because very few owners actually dig into there own pockets and Ashley has lost alot of money. But no sympathy because its his own fault we need that extra investment with his shoddy running of the club.

    The one thing that i would add to that list;

    – An interview with Mike Ashley on SSN. It could work big time in Ashleys favour, if he gets to see a set of the questions before hand to prepare, sit down with a respected journalist like David Craig and discuss the past but mainly the future of the club…Win win for everyone!

  • UTD111

    Oct 29, 2009 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #20

    David Craig – a “respected Journalist”



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