Why does Mike Ashley own Newcastle United is a question on many Newcastle fans minds right now – why did Mike Ashley buy Newcastle and what does he want to do with the club.
Mike Ashley – needs to communicate with fans
And since Ashley never ever talks to the fans about what he wants to do with Newcastle, we have absolutely no idea.
Back in 2009, Derek LLambias did meet with the local Newcastle press and said that Newcastle would look towards younger players, who could improve, and whose value would rise once they arrived at Newcastle.
And there are some good examples of players like that in the squad today in Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye.
LLambias did say it would be a slow process, but he did talk about a five year plan in 2009, and that by the time 2014 rolls around, Newcastle would be fighting for trophies.
Some of the things he has done are good, and we have certainly made some bargain buys, but we’ve also had top players leave the club this year, because they seriously doubt the ambitions of the club.
One of the biggest failings of Mike Ashley at Newcastle. and we’ve said it for years, has been his complete failure to communicate with the fans, and it’s hardly a surprise he is not liked in Newcastle.
In that sense he’s been his own worst enemy on Tyneside over the last four years.
Fans have no idea what he’s really trying to do with the club, and if he is just going to keep them ticking over as a mid-table side in the Premier League as long as possible, what’s the point of that?
The Journal (Mark Douglas) is suggesting this morning that Newcastle may talk about their aims and ambitions for the club in a statement they could issue today.
Doesn’t Mike Ashley have a duty to tell Newcastle fans what his aims and ambitions are for the club?
The answer to that has to be a resounding yes, but Mike moves to the beat of his own drum.
And that beat seems to be a lot different to what most Newcastle fans want to hear.
The single biggest thing Ashley has failed to do in the four years he’s been owner of Newcastle United, is to communicate regularly with Newcastle fans.
If he can start doing that today, it may be a step in the right direction, but we are not holding our breath either.