Mike Ashley Will Spend Big This Summer – If We Survive

It may not be comforting news for Newcastle fans that Mike Ashley is willing to spend some big money in the summer, assuming we are still in the Premier League.

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Mike Ashley – will spend big this summer

If we are not, then there is probably even more work to do, although we are in much better financial health than we were four years ago.

I even thought about writing what would need to happen if we do get relegated, but I decided against it – I’m depressed enough as it is. 😀

The news is that Andy Carroll is one of the targets and it’s going to be interesting to see how Andy plays against us on Saturday, where a good performance and heaven forbid a goal – could help Newcastle on their way down.

Unfortunately for us he’s looked in good form recently.

Newcastle will need to keep most of their best players in the summer, but there will be a clear-out of fringe players for sure for sure, whether we stay up or go down.

And if we stay up, it should be an exciting summer with players leaving and new players coming in – and there will likely be a new manager appointed early in the summer, so he can look at which players may be coming into the club.

We find it hard to believe that Rafa Benitez would want to come to Newcastle, but Roberto Di Mateo could be a good appointment.

If we are relegated it will be a depressing summer – a very depressing summer – I need say no more.

Finally, I am having some exploratory surgery today, and there could be no articles posted past 12 noon time Newcastle time, but all  being well I should be back tomorrow.

I also think I finally fixed the redirect advert problem yesterday – you will need to clear your cache – sorry for the trouble it caused.

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748 comments so far

  • boater

    Apr 30, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #1

    Short memories on here. Remember when everyone was utterly convinced that Williamson was the reason we were in a mess? I suggested he wasn’t the best defender in the world, but by no means the main problem with the club. We are defensively worse since he’s been dropped braniacs.

    I’d like to think you would feel suitably stupid and learn a lesson. No chance, you can’t wait to get your placards out for the next red herring.


    Apr 30, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #2

    This Man Is A Lier… He Says He Will Spend Big.. But Will End up Sellng One Of Them For Big

  • catchy in norway

    Apr 30, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #3

    if we want to talk about leadership

    MA, sets out his wants list, as cheap a team as possible, but players must fit his little list first, young, internationals, cheap, pref going out of contract,

    this i dont mind
    but its implemented by


    DL,, inspired choice ,

    he says, MA, i have this friend, come into your casino and has lost a fortune ( some say) can i unsettle our team that is moving forward and give him a job, that way we can ensure to get our money back,

    1 lucky season later, wooosh, a 8 year contract, un heard of,

    now DL faces loosing face if he sacks him, this does not reflect good on him at all,

    AP, has turned a happy mid table team into fantastic bottom 4 team, this has to be the best team ever down at the bottom with 3 games togo,

    i hear that cabaye is depressed? well if he is, pardew should take out of the team, tell him to relax, instead , there you go son,, your captain, get me out of this mess,, but i want you to play as deep as humanly possible, to make it better, my wingers are sissoko bigi jonas,, oh wait for it cabs,, this is the best part, im bringing shola on at half time, to stand still and foul everyone,
    how about that son,

    great leadership skills all the way down

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Apr 30, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Jamsha No Mate,

    You can watch the full match on monday @ 2, if you wanna

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Apr 30, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #5

    lol Ed no he won’t. He’ll do it as cheaply as he can.

  • catchy in norway

    Apr 30, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #6



    Roberto Di Mateo would not be a good appointment

    he would be only a very slight improvment,

    Roberto Di Mateo , is a man who said , i know, lets not play with a striker,


  • check the toastie

    Apr 30, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #7

    If Ashley does spend big, ll that money needs to go on a top top manager, its the only way clubs move forward. Chelsea have a great squad but the constant chopping of managers is undermining them. We need to go out and pay big bucks for somebody who is going to bring good times to Toon.

  • jordijohnty

    Apr 30, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #8

    surprise, surprise its having all those froggies in the team as to why we are so abject. well, according to some knob on talksport. Pardew is as popular with the media as ‘arry. If the lazy journos took the time to see our starting line on sat, then they would see who is at fault. I suppose to them tw@tts in london, its us as toon fans who are knee jerk reacting to getting rid of this loser. Still angry

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Apr 30, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #9

    YEAH Ed!

    If we survive, he gets 60-80 million and he spends 15-20 of them.

    Blah Blah Blah

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 30, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #10

    I think Ashley is learning as he goes and I think if we stay up – big if – there will be one all mighty shake-up from manager down to players.

    His biggest choice will be getting the right manager in.

    Plenty of names thrown in the hat but hell knows who but not one of the oldtimers that do the merry go round like Hughes


    Apr 30, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #11


    Huh My Bad Wont B able to watch it… leavn for goa on 6th at mrng

  • Barton

    Apr 30, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #12

    MA spend big? ha’way man when has he ever ? so he aint going to start now,am more concerned he has’nt used his left foot to plug Pardews backside as he is kicking him out the door! its ruddy tuesday and some how he still in the job,when is MA going to relise,when its to late ?

  • Spotlight Kid

    Apr 30, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #13

    Spend all you like on good footballer, with Pardew in charge you are simply casting pearls before piggies. The fact this is deemed a worthy article is embarrassing as it assumes all Geordies are idiots – as this is the basis Ashley runs the club – and will jump for joy and start making suggestions who we need, thus deflecting criticism from the Ashley-Llambias-Pardew trinity of incompetence which couldn’t keep the team in the PL with the whole German international team on board let alone the French.

  • terencelim

    Apr 30, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #14

    Yeah, action speaks louder than words. The club owner will “earn bigger” from the club’s asset before “spend big”.

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 30, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #15

    Next story please

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #16

    41eaststandgeordie1982 // Apr 30, 2013 at 10:42 AM


    Just had to get that out my system can we get something at west aam??? Can we get something at qpr??? Our away form has been shocking but the last few away games we have played good stuff in spells and created chances, apart from citeh. Can we do it against arsenal??? Could we have a harder home game than this at the end to survive i dont think we could.

  • Jamiemac

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #18

    I’d take Carroll back in an instant. Scored some cracking goals for us. Wouldn’t mind Nolan and Barton returning too!

  • Spotlight Kid

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #19

    Ed, man, have some spirit. Use this blog for positive change not for this sort of pro-Ashley and pro-Pardew bribery and propaganda. Even if the club has to crash and burn, let’s do it with dignity, NUFC is a lot bigger than the manager and the board and the chairman and the owner. It’s not even about the 52,000 in the ground but the whole of Tyneside and the Geordie diaspora. It has become Ashley’s plaything, it’s like FIFA 2013 for billionaires and then you throw it away when you lose.

    We have been HUMILIATED at home in two successive games, and still Pardew is parading around saying he is the man for the job – and worse still getting away with it with the blessing of the board.

    Wake up, Ed, forget the advertising and throw this blog behind real and lasting change. And that won’t come until Ashley is history.

  • Jackel001

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #20

    I have a strange feeling that Cabaye will be dropped. Reports coming out that he got stuck into Pardew at the team meetings yesterday also with him saying Colo will be wearing the armband straight away, yes I know he’s the clubs #1 captain but just seems a bit bold considering.

    Also hope all goes well with the surgery Ed and THANKS for sorting those stupid adds haha

  • clinath@ed

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #21

    every PL team will spend big this summer! its who spends wisely that matters.


    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #22

    just speakn about adds gone… i just got one nw



  • Roppa

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #23

    Ed, Good luck with the exploratory surgery, I hope all goes well.

  • Foxworth

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #24

    Forget about NUFC for a while – best of luck at the doc’s Ed 😀

    Somethings are more important than football – not a lot mind, but some! Good luck again!!!

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #25

    All the best ED

  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #26

    good luck Ed…hope everything goes well for you.

  • jail4pardew

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #27

    I would not say there is one fan certain we can stay up, last time we went down there were plenty ar this srage said we would be ok, it is such a precarious situation,

    I would play Colo in front of saylor and mbiwa, great on the ball and reads the fame terrifically, tiote n perch have had plentyof chances and have blown it.

    I feel Pardew will still go in with tiote and perch, hes that dosile, if he gets this wrong the fella has no hiding place and carver as well as they no doubt talk tactics all week, well for half an hour anyway?!?!?

    I hope he dosnt start bleeting on about experianced heads, cos they have put us in this shit, the young lad adam campbell may bot even be in the squad knowing pardew but he could just be the savior if given a chance, pardew will of course fo with shola as first sub yet again, yawn yawn.

    My team




    Subs, harper,tiote,anita,perch, shola,CAMPBELL.

    Thats decent on paper for me, get the team thinking ti win rather than not to loose and we could be quids in.

    Unfortunatly not a hope in hell with this manager, jonas and tiote will both start about 95 per cent sure on that,

    Anita to play if no colo also Anita to play if no marveaux.

    I just feel colo could do a great job in front of mbiwa n saylor

    Something has to change, the gamble is to big for all of us if he persists with his previous line ups and formations.

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #28

    I am optimistics no matter who we play, where we play, but just before the match i get kittens

  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #29


    He played without a striker but look who he could put out.. mata, ramirez, oscar, lampard, hazard…

    All these midfielders have an eye for goal.

    If he was to do the same with our creative players… benarfa, marvo, anita, cabaye, gouffran…

    then i can bet u it would be a whole lot more interesting than what he puts out atm.

    Eds got a point Di Mateo would be a good appointment…

    1. He is tactically more intelligent than Pardew in everyway.

    2. I think he would want to prove his worth in this league again and show Abromovich he was wrong to sack him last season.

  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #30

    di matteo has been poor except for a 4 month period at chelsea where basically the players won it for him, he had little impact overall.

  • Sazzer

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #31

    Debuchy got a red card so Simmo will probably be RB. Willo will also play 100 % since otherwise Carroll will destroy Taylor in the air.
    Simmo Willo Colo Perch
    Sissoko Tiote Cabaye Jonas
    Cisse Shola

    It’s my guess as a starting 11.

  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #32


    willo isn’t good in the air though, he’s just tall.

  • GenralHez

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #33

    I tend to agree with Jail4Pardew, good 1st team but I would not have Stroller on the bench.

    I believe we will survive because there are other teams worse than us.

    We need new manager who understands modern fotball and the concept of ‘let’s go out and win’.

    We also need fitness coaches in the summer, maybe someone from the back ground of Rugby/ Cycling/ Tennis just about any sport really should imprve the standard NUFC have dropped to.

  • sirjasontoon

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #34

    Hope we can invest in more French talent in the summer and keep Pardew for a season in the championship.

  • clinath@ed

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #35

    Remember when that young lad from Wallsend scored against us for Blackburn, to stop us winning the league, Shearer balled him out and they ripped his photos down from the Boys club?…….Carroll will have a stinker, trust me!

  • Sazzer

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #36

    I hope get safe within two games so we can start discussing next season.

  • Jackel001

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #37

    You lads reckon MA has said to Pardew ATTACK! I hope so haha

  • Rainrix

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #38

    Di matteo? How did chelsea win the CL again, was it defensive park the bus football, the exact reason people want pardew out? Oh yes of course it was. Di matteo would simply be a sidestep from pardew not one forward.

  • stuart no9

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #39

    today is a very sad day for NUFC.
    To hear that AP is staying on to try and save us, is the worst possible news i could have wished for- that news IMO confirms to me – we are down.
    We needed a new man in the dressing room against WHU to talk to the players before the game.
    Tactics is not AP best qualities, so that isnt going to save us, he cant use the good players we haveso what does he do? we need someone who can make them feel 10 ft tallwhen they walk out the dressing room,-not already beaten like pardew will surely make them feel, so for that reason – WE ARE DOWN !

  • Sazzer

    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #40

    Transfer Sage
    He’s only in 5 th place in Europe winning aerial duels. Carroll, Benteke, Crouch and Manucho in front of him. He’s might not have the best accuracy on his headers but gets his head first on the ball a lot.

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