There’s little doubt that Ashley’s decision to take the Newcastle club off the market last week was very unpopular for Newcastle fans, to say the very least.
Chris Hughton – hopes Newcastle fans will remain united
But Chris Hughton, now in one of the most difficult management jobs in football, whether he likes that or not, or even knows that or not, is hoping that the Newcastle fans will continue to stick by the team.
He talked about being united today:
“It is massively important that the club is united. Ultimately that is what everyone wants. We want a team that is doing well and a group of supporters that are behind the team.
“What would be my message to the fans that barrack Mike Ashley? It would be that the team is the most important thing.”
Well said Chris!
We’ve said this season many times that the Newcastle coaches and the players are what’s really important and not the nonsense that has been going on as our clueless owner has tried to sell the club – for a second time – and failed again.
We don’t need to let Mike (we cannot let Mike) get in the way of Newcastle’s biggest weapon against other Championship sides this season – our phenomenal fan support – both home and away.
We’ve heard the talk about boycotting Mike’s Sports Direct or Newcastle – but boycotting the club is just about the worst thing could do.
Mike could close down all his stores in Newcastle and the surrounding area, and there wouldn’t be a blimp on his revenue – not a blimp.
And on boycotting the club – that will not harm Ashley at all.
He has enough money of his own – and is trying to run the club as a business, so if that business declines by the gates decreasing – he’ll simply cut back on things – like buying players. After all – what does he care?
That’s just business 101 – so we’d be cutting our own throats – so to speak if we tried to boycott our famous club.
No – we’ve had enough of all this demonstration stuff last year – and look where we ended up – in the second division.
Our direction is that we need to support Chris – because he’s our manager – and support the team – all at 100%.
And even though Ashley is still the owner – we cannot let him him – either directly or indirectly – get in the way of promotion this season.
And we gave no animosity towards those that want to boycott Ashley or the club, because we know thery are just trying to do what’s best for Newcastle United – we know that.
But job number one is promotion this season, in case anybody was thinking differently.
Howay The Lads!