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.