Why Should Newcastle Fans Believe Anything Mike Ashley Says?

Mike Ashley’s words ring even more hollow to Newcastle United fans, after the PL Tribunal had done its job.

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Mike Ashley – why should we believe this man?

And the latest peice of PR is that all naming rights will go to buy players.

But we  will never have any idea of where the money from various revenue sources goes.

We are still trying to figure out where that £20M investment will go – if indeed that is real, and not yet another PR excercie to simply accompany Mike’s decision to keep the club.

A PR excerize is what Mike puts out to calm the Newcastle fans down – just like he put it put it out that Kevin Keegan had control of players coming asnd going.

We were pleased to hear that – so what was the problem?

Well the problem was that the club lied through their teeth about that.

That was an acceptable piece of news for Newcastle fans to hear, but of course the very fact that it turned out to be a bare faced lie – brought out very  publicly by the PL  Tribunal, only proved  that we  know Mike lies to his customers – at least with his Newcastle United business.

Maybe that’s too harsh – he tells fibs to his customers. 😀

We were told – by an unnamed source at the club – probably his cohort Derek LLambias – the other clueless one – that the £20M would be used to invest in new players and the scouting network.

And that’s just exactly what we all wanted to hear – but that’s also why it is probably a piece of  tripe – an edible internal organ from the stomachs of various farm animals – for the uninitiated.

Once you are lied to, you never quite trust that person ever again – and that’s how we take these statements from unnamed sources at the club – with a rather large pinch of salt.

It will take actions – like buying 4 new players in January for example – to start repairing the huge rift that exists between the owner – who is only temporary at Newcastle after all – and the Newcastle fans, who will support the club forever.

That’s yet another difference between the fans and Mike Ashley.

9 comments so far

  • Mags

    Nov 1, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #1

    In answer to your question Ed:

    1) No – if they told me there was a fire in SJP, I would continue to sit there and watch the game.

    2) You must have read something different, because nowhere have I seen the so called £20m will be used to strengthen the squad, rather it is just to offset the debt.

    3) When pressed by the media, Hughton has also confirmed that this will be the case.

    4) He is now trying to convince us by allowing renaming rights, the money generated will be given to Hughton for players.

    The man is a despicable liar and not to be trusted at all.

  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 1, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #2

    I have no trust in anything that comes out of SJP.
    All lies.
    Ashley Out.

  • SirAlan

    Nov 1, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Anybody with half a braincell would take anything Ashley said about Newcastle as a “LIE”

  • Davy Craig

    Nov 1, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #4

    I haven’t posted on here for a while because I’ve simply felt so depressed about the whole situation. However, after some time to reflect I feel that I as a supporter should just continue to do what I do – support the team.

    I was 6 years old when I started to support the club and it didn’t take long to be left disillusioned by the man at the top, Lord Westwood. Some of his decisions and aloofness with the fans are similar to what is happening now but on no way the same scale. The game has changed and finances are vitally important for success.

    We were a big terms then in respect of fan base and history but the club was on a downward spiral and the board did nothing to change this. We hit ridiculous lows until Stan Seymour and Arthur Cox brought in a certain Kevin Keegan. However, Cox was not backed by Seymour following promotion and the rot started again. Eventually Gordon McKeague took over as the last of the old school chairmen and he did not change with the times proving also to have short arms and deep pockets. Fans frustration was used as a way in for John Hall who used his PR skills to help gain finance for the club and try and take us to the top. He tried the same with rugby, cricket and ice hockey and became a saviour figure with the fans. However, his decision to include his son and money greedy pals to buy the club in a share issue proved to be wrong. He never really put money into the club, it was a loan and he and his cronies, including next incumbent, Shepherd, made a fortune out of the club and the fans.

    Then Ashley came along with the fans wanting rid of Shepherd who was quite openly milking us for as much as he could get whilst placing the club into financial problems by brokering some ridiculous appeasement deals. We were all overjoyed that this self made billionaire was going to plow his own cash into the club and take us to glory. You know the rest.

    Throughout all of this (I’ve missed loads out and some of you may not agree with what I’ve said) I and thousands of others have constantly gone and supported the team, not the chairman, manager or even the club as such. The current team at any given time is what we should support. Ed is right in that Ashley will be gone eventually but who’s to say that the next one will be any better. We don’t know. We will be here forever cos we don’t change allegiance. I can see why a lot of fans have stopped coming when they say that they don’t want to put money into Ashley’s pocket but you’re really bitinbg off your nose in my opinion. I boycotted when Mickey Quinn murdered Leeds and was so annoyed that I’d missed it whislt being overjoyed at the result. The owner/chairman etc will always do what they like regardless of fans opinions and pressure. That’s not to say stop placing pressure or having an opinion but Ashley is not going to really miss a few season tickets or a few sales of shirts. We are not going to hurt him in that way and he seems to be unbelievably thick skinned anyway.

    All we can do is support the team, get behind Hughton whether we like his appointment or not and hope to get promoted and start the ball rolling for a new chapter in the turbulent history of Newcastle United.

  • Davy Craig

    Nov 1, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Sorry, paragraph 3 should have started – “We were a big team then in respect of…”

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Nov 1, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #6

    To paraphrase a saying. “There are lies, damn lies & then there’s Mike Ashley” The fat tw*t

  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 1, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #7

    It is going to get far worse than we could ever imagine with this Bozo in charge.

    No promotion,piss poor players,a makeshift manager and the Adidas Arena…..I really despise Mike Ashley.

  • chuck

    Nov 1, 2009 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #8

    In answer to the headline, would`nt advise it !
    David craig
    What we are experiencing is nothing new, in regards to prior owners.
    It`s been a cash cow since I can remember and a selling club.
    From the sale of Albert Stubbins, George Eastham, Waddle, Gazza, to mention a few.
    Any method or any player who could bring in revenue was certainly exploited.
    Point here is this club has been run by those who were more interested in an income and had little real ambition for the club, yeah maybe an occasional FA Cup win, to keep the fans quiet.
    The more things change, the more they stay the same !

  • Davy Craig

    Nov 2, 2009 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #9


    That’s part of my point!


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