Mike Ashley did this two years ago, before our last game against West Brom, and he’s doing it again for our last game against Arsenal on Sunday.
Mike Ashley – offers £1M in bonuses
Mike is offering £1M in bonuses to the non-playing staff, if Newcastle can get a win on Sunday, and of course two years ago we were 3-0 up at home to West Brom and then amazingly let in three goals in the last 30 minutes – and drew 3-3 – and Mike Ashley was not a happy man.
A win would have given us 9th place but a draw dropped us to 12th place, and below Sunderland in the league.
But with around £800K for each place climbed in the league table, it’s a decent bet by the Newcastle owner, and it’s good that the non-playing staff will get the bonuses – the playing staff get quite enough money as it is.
A win by Arsenal will guarantee them a top four place for the 17th time running, since Arsene Wenger became the manager – and that’s some record – and some fans want Arsene fired?
But a Newcastle win coupled with a Tottenham home win against Sunderland, will see Arsenal in 5th place and out of the Champion League positions.
And a win could get Newcastle very close to 10th place and maybe finish in the top ten after such a poor season compared to last season.
And a win would be a great finish for Newcastle – two wins in a row.
Howay The Lads!!
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