Mike Ashley Storms Out Of Newcastle


The Daily Express is reporting today that owner Mike Ashley stormed out of St James’s Park minutes after the final whistle last Sunday, furious that Newcastle had given away a three goal lead to WBA with 30 minutes remaining of the season, and with it a very good 9th place.

Mike Ashley – storms out of St. James’ Park

That doesn’t surprise us one little bit, because we were furious too.

How can a home side in front of 52000 fans give away 3 goals, when they had reached the highest target they could have wished for – 9th place – in their first season back in the Premier League?

We don’t know the answer to that, but we can hardly blame Mike for that – most Newcastle fans felt the same way and booed the side off the pitch.

But we’re over it now, but that’s hardly a good sign for Alan Pardew – who may have also come under some fire from the owner after the game.

It also meant that the non-playing staff at Newcastle didn’t get the £500K bonus Mike had promised if  Newcatsle had won the game,  so all in all last Sunday was tragic – and also allowed Sunderland to finish above us in the league.

But as we said we’ve got over it now – and I’ve go a pain in my shoulder just thinking about it again, 😀

It also cost the club about £2.4M in prize money and in our report after the game mentioned that Mike Ashley wouldn’t have been too happy.

But like all of us, Mike seems to be over it now, and is engaged fully in getting new signings at the club to strengthen the Newcastle squad.

And from what we can tell Newcastle have already put in bids for at least six new players, and it has to be upwards and onwards from now on.

Comments welcome.



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52 comments so far

  • NottsGeordie

    May 29, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • toonfan09

    May 29, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #2

    he didnt storm out at all he sat and watched the lap of honor unlike a lot of the fans

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  • scdoty

    May 29, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #3

    @toonfan09

    Correct, was also there, and for the lap of honour. Unlike alot of other supporters.

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  • Widowmaker

    May 29, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #4

    Does he storm out from casinos often?

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 29, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Congratulations to NOTTS Geordie for coming first. good on u mate

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  • BonVoyageBenny

    May 29, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #6

    I see we are linked with Bentley from Spurs again. Not sure why, we wouldn’t take him in January, why would we take him now. Too much of an attitude for my liking.

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  • FarAwayGeordie

    May 29, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #7

    fair enough

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  • carrollsinger

    May 29, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #8

    Only one way to stop that happening and it’s about 50 mil on new players and get rid of players like smith loven shola perch and replace with quality!

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  • CheickTiote

    May 29, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #9

    We should get rid of Shola, no offense to him hes a nice guy but even my pub team plays better than he does.

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  • Danj_008

    May 29, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #10

    Well hopefully that would mean some spending money for new look team.. Will reserve judgement when the transfer window closes.

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  • Rich TOON Bristol

    May 29, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #11

    11th….SAD

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  • NottsGeordie

    May 29, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #12

    Thank You Indian Magpie 😉

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  • johnym09

    May 29, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #13

    Absolute rubbish, ED why do you publish this. I was $ rows in front of ashley and he stayed for the whole lap of appreciation. Theres enough Ashley bashing on here without printing ridiculous made up stories

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  • hainesy

    May 29, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #14

    FFS COME ON SUNDAY SUN!

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  • toonfan76

    May 29, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #15

    Bentley! No thanks. Seems to me that every time I come onto the blog to see what the latest is, we’re linked with another player. Love the fact that we are being linked with a lot of players but I just want something official to be announced, Something really positive to get us really buzzing about next season. Just hope all this early movement we seem to be making is an attempt to ge in before everyone else, before the bidding wars start, Maybe if it goes to plan, we could have all our deals done before the start of pre-season, gives the team time to gel. Be prepared early and we might have a bit of a jump start at the begining of the season. I live in hope!

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  • tanmag

    May 29, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #16

    NottsGeordie! You are the man, top the pops! You rock!

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  • Toony Montana

    May 29, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #17

    I take it you didnt read the comment below the article Ed?

    I have just read this article and can say immediately that it is a piece of fabricated, made up rubbish! I was at the game last week and, although no big fan of Mike Ashley, I can categorically state that myself, my wife and my kids all commented on the fact that we saw Mike Ashley sit after the match had ended and waited for the lap of appreciation from the players. I remember thinking that he mustn’t be happy sitting waiting for them to come back out but he did wait and stayed.

    I doubt that my comment will stay on this page for long but the author of this rubbish has simply made it up to try and cause trouble. What a waste of time. Absolutely pathetic.
    • Posted by: davycraig •

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  • carl nufc

    May 29, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #18

    The Sunday Sun is saying we have agreed terms with Yohan Cabaye, and that it will be confirmed within the next 10 days. He looks quality

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  • NottsGeordie

    May 29, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #19

    Hainsey

    I know how you feel. I cant go out to get a paper and im sat here waiting for it to come online. I think its coming on at 10 🙂

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  • toonfan76

    May 29, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #20

    @Toony Montana

    I read that too. Bit of a pointless article in the end. Just goes to show you that the press like to stir the brown stuff just to sell papers.

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  • hainesy

    May 29, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #21

    COME ON YOU S**T PAPER! MAKE MY DAY.

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  • bills-son

    May 29, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #22

    Total non story and a load of sh%t stirring b%ll%x.

    He didn’t storm out he stood and watched the lap of honour – I sit 10 yards from him.

    If Ed had read the post on the Express from a Toon fan he would have known the truth.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 29, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #23

    What a total non – story and needlessly sensationalist headline from a week ago !!.

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  • vibroguy

    May 29, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #24

    am starting to get pissed off with this blog, just regurgitating the bullshit stories that appear in the London press. Use some common sense first eh and a wee bit of research. Ashley conducted himself very well last Sunday despite the disappointment.

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  • Mags

    May 29, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #25

    The Express should be made to print an apology for the downright lie it is printing. – that is who you should be going after Ed.

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  • KevinHann

    May 29, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #26

    What happened with the news expected in press today? There was supposed to be info on our mystery signing, as well as some bits about Seb Larsson, Reo-Cocker?

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  • joppadoni

    May 29, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #27

    first line reads daily express…. ofc its made up bullshit and the fact anyone visits their website or buys that paper is an indication of the mental retardation of the person doing so!

    howay the lads!

    and yeah notts… gratz on 1st lol

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    May 29, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #28

    vibroguy if you don’t like Ed’s blog then why don’t you just F**k off. Ed keep up the good work & ignore idiots like this

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  • The Entertainers

    May 29, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #29

    Poor journalism, he stayed to the end 40,000 plus witnesses!

    Then again the Sunday express comes from the same stable as the star and no of us believe that waste of print either!

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  • The Entertainers

    May 29, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #30

    Doesn’t Ed’ just put out the headlines, it’s up to us to comment or chose not to!

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  • toonfan76

    May 29, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #31

    I thought real Journalism was about getting the truth behind a story, not keeping the sales up. Sorry there’s me drifting off into a world where everything is as it should be.

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  • hainesy

    May 29, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #32

    Next thread guys…

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  • Thump

    May 29, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #34

    Am I the only person who thought he’d left/sold the club?

    Well done, Ed. Way to ruin my morning.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 29, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #35

    Thump

    no you’re not, it’s a very misleading and ultimately disappointing headline.

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  • newcastleun1ted.blogspot.com

    May 29, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #36

    who give a toss what the fat P**K does?

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  • stuart no9

    May 29, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #37

    sack the manager . it was not the first tragic performance, wont be the last either

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  • Davy Craig

    May 29, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #38

    I saw this on the Express site last night and sent a comment in. Seems that no one else can view it and they haven’t even given the name of the “reporter” – more like a fiction writer – because they know that this is made up.

    Whatever you say about Ashley he was there for the lap of appreciation. I remember commenting that he wouldn’t be happy about sitting waiting for them to come back out – but he did.

    To say that “most Newcastle fans felt the same way and booed the side off the pitch” is also wrong. There was a small section that booed and subsequently left the ground (the wife stated at the time that they were like bairns spitting out a dummy) but the majority didn’t and stayed to applaud and cheer the team for the work they put in over the whole season.

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  • charlietoon35.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #39

    I heard this story last week from a member of nufc staff straight after the game. From what I was told he was meant to stay in the ground as per last year for end of season party but he walked out.

    Maybe there is a little truth in it just the timings are wrong

    Either way he deserves to be gutted, I like the rest of the crowd can’t understand how we lost the lead we had

    Anyway stop ur bitching lads and get behind the team, what ever team we end up with

    I’m with Davy Craig not that many booed and those that did I wouldn’t let in next year

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  • Davy Craig

    May 29, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #40

    Toony Montana

    Just read through the posts after writing above and saw that you quoted my post on the Express page.

    Thanks for that.

    I’m not blaming Ed for this. After all he runs this site and allows everyone to have their say. He simply printed the story in the Express.

    We were actually there and saw what happened but the Express are just playing games here.

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