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Ashley Plans Huge Shake-Up At Newcastle – Unless He Gets £250M

12:18 am, Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 37 Comments

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will consider selling Newcastle, but only if he receives something in the region of £250M, but the Sunday People is reporting he has not received a single offer for the famous Tyneside club.

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Mike Ashley – would consider selling Newcastle at £250M

We had thought it would take around £300M to get Ashley to sell, so we suppose there’s still some hope, some small hope – that some outside bidder will come in with the kind of money that Mike will accept, and finally sell Newcastle.

And the Sunday People is reporting  the owner plans a huge shake-up of the club in the summer, after Newcastle have grossly under-performed this year, and lost seven of their last nine games.

However, according to the report from the former Evening Chronicle sports writer Alan Oliver, Ashley will keep faith with manager Alan Pardew, but strengthen the back-room staff.

This is what a supposed Newcastle source has told the People:

“Mike has not had one serious offer for Newcastle and is not looking to sell – but if someone put an offer of £250M on the table, he would listen.”

With the events of this year, a significant number of Newcastle fans have simply lost faith in the club, and the way it is being run by Ashley, and there seems no hope that Newcastle will become a top four club in England any time soon.

Not when we keep selling out best players, like we did last month, and didn’t even bother replacing Yohan Cabaye.

It is also being reported that former Managing Director Derek Llambias is unlikely to return to Newcastle, in place of the departed Director of Football Joe Kinnear, who was a complete and utter disaster in that job for eight months.

We wonder what a huge shake-up of the back-room staff really means – and who will leave and who will come in?

Shouldn’t Newcastle be shaking up the front room staff too?

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Tags: Financial Fair Play · Financials · Newcastle News · Premier League




37 responses so far ↓

  • 1 manxpie // Feb 23, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    manxpie // Feb 23, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    anyways i’ll go against the grain it seems on here!!!!

    with the players coming back i think it’ll be at least 3 goals for us
    so 3-1!!

    sorry for the optimisim!!!

  • 2 beermonkey // Feb 23, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    250 mill I don’t think that’s to much
    bit more than I got though.

    be interesting to see if he does this shake up
    its needed

    needs to bring in some1 with experience of running a football
    if he does as is claimed and lets the club keep all the tv cash and anything the club raise for new players
    it will be a big step in the right direction

    only time will tell whether this happens or not
    and I am sure 99% will take this all with a pinch of salt till its starts happening

  • 3 JackButler // Feb 23, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    The fans have lost faith in Ashley, because of the way he runs the club, the way he uses us to peddle his cheap tat, the way that he has no idea how to run a club of this stature, the way he has faith in a below average manager, the way he has penny pinched at every turn, the way we are structured for survival, the way we have no ambition, the way that that at no time has he employed the right man for the right job etc etc etc etc etc.

    If this man does not go, and go soon he will continue to rip the soul out of this club until we have nothing left

  • 4 scout // Feb 23, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    Stick ya 0 hour poxy contracts, ripping people off left right and Chelsea.

  • 5 spitfire_ // Feb 23, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    250 mill including paying the debt or without the debt? 250 mill without the debt sound ridiculous but after all we talk about greedy ashley.

  • 6 89Norcal // Feb 23, 2014 at 2:10 AM

    everytime I think of Mashley’s impending sale of our players for a profit, I die a little inside.

  • 7 Thump // Feb 23, 2014 at 2:40 AM

    There should be a policy on every news site and blog disregarding every last word that Alan Oliver “reports”. He was f’ing useless at the Chron and he’s f’ing useless at a gossip rag like The People.

  • 8 Greebol1892 // Feb 23, 2014 at 2:48 AM

    Yanga Mbiwa FOURTH-choice CB – fkn JOKE! Obviously Pardew just sees him as FB cover (?!).
    Coloccini needs a massive performance today. We are struggling to score goals right now but at least if we could try stopping them going in our net then that would be nice…..

    For the 1st time ever, I’m not too bothered about watching the match. Of course I hope we can get something, but this greedy owner and frustratingly mediocre manager we have is just sickening me. We have a better 11 than Villa BUT…… refer to mackems match for more details.

  • 9 ilovetoon8788 // Feb 23, 2014 at 2:54 AM

    Ashley plans shake up?? HAHA

    more like opening a stall selling shaker fries.

  • 10 Ben3arfa // Feb 23, 2014 at 4:26 AM

    The only thing shaking will be Ashley’s flabs when hes dancing drunk. Scumbag

  • 11 ende // Feb 23, 2014 at 4:28 AM

    The only way it ends is if someone takes the brave step to actually murder Mike Ashley. That’s the only way to stop the man.

  • 12 SupaMag // Feb 23, 2014 at 4:53 AM

    Alan Oliver still has a writing gig! The man is a menace.
    Next week he’ll have us sold to a Tibetan monk consortium. I hear the Dalai Llama is worth billions and dying to get into footy.

  • 13 SharpEnough23 // Feb 23, 2014 at 6:09 AM

    Villa and Cardiff are about the only two teams were capable of beating at the moment.

    Can see a narrow win 2-1 with Ben arfi scoring

  • 14 petey // Feb 23, 2014 at 6:37 AM

    Come on ambani brothers…. You know you want to… Think about how huge the potential for making money in India is out of buying a premier league football team…. Do it.

  • 15 Ben3arfa // Feb 23, 2014 at 6:42 AM

    I seriously dont know if the Ambanis are the answer. Indian owners have proven to be strange and thrifty at weird times (look at Blackburn).

    I would rather have Alexei Mordashov or some Arabian prince attempt to buy us , they always seem to have the right set ups when purchasing football clubs.

  • 16 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 23, 2014 at 7:04 AM

    Drunk and bored people can really be a handful…how is the alcohol level this morning?

  • 17 jazzyp // Feb 23, 2014 at 7:19 AM

    Well lads im going to dive straight in to the deep end and predict a 3-1 win to the toon today. Full of optimism and hope, Major players back to bolster the ailing squad which is much needed

  • 18 Harley // Feb 23, 2014 at 7:19 AM

    No major shake up needed. Just invest in the team and replace any outgoing players.

  • 19 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 23, 2014 at 7:24 AM

    Well that investment and the replacement if players, backroom staf , DoF and hopefully manager is the shake-up 😉

    …God I hope we will get a new manager soon – the suspension is like Christmas!

    jazzup…vitising your friend up at SD anytime soon? lol

  • 20 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 23, 2014 at 7:24 AM

    *visiting

  • 21 Slank // Feb 23, 2014 at 7:31 AM

    Alan Oliver is a third rate washed up provincial hack who doesn’t have access to Newcastle United let alone Mike Ashley.

    Yet another made up story.

  • 22 catchy in norway // Feb 23, 2014 at 7:54 AM

    the club does not need a huge shake up, the club needs a tweak, one or two manager/coaches gone, and a few more players,

    the club has to have a CAN DO attitude rather than a blame it on everyone/everything one

    the club needs a real football man as DOF,

    the club needs to run the same way from top to bottom , as it is run with different football styles from first u21 u18 these play different styles , so how are they meant to step up to the next level?

    250 seems a fair price , the size of the club, the monies generated by TV ,

    anyway I am thinking another loss today , 2-0

  • 23 geordieboy83 // Feb 23, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    Catchy

    I agree with that one, get a real football guy in as DOF someone like houllier or grant, respected in the football world.

    I know I disagree with you a lot when it comes to Pardew , don’t get me wrong I’m not happy with him, but I just don’t see a too manager replacing him, how would you feel about Neil Lennon? Hate the bloke personally but could see it.

  • 24 cestriasteve // Feb 23, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Sissoko tiote gouffy remy de Jong too strong for villa 2 nil my prediction however I haven’t factored in the Santon effect.

  • 25 mindcompressor // Feb 23, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    250 from now on? f…n fat c…n! caroll, cabaye plus money from tv rights and FA… he earned a lot giving us nothing actually… investing in training ground? alright, but it is nothing special. if you got office it is normal that i will repaint walls, bring new carpets and furniture. got the club? invest in places to work – simple. so, is he expecting to sell all the players and have a buyer for 250 or more? damn, we are doomed with this piece on s…ta

  • 26 cestriasteve // Feb 23, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    Geordie boy, he won’t change the manager and he will struggle to get a dof with vision.

    Let’s face it the best we can ever hope for would be to finish roughly where we are now, the top 4 after this season will probably never change much.

  • 27 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 23, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    Catchy…wouldn’t you call that a shake-up? :)

  • 28 jazzyp // Feb 23, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Jesper
    I have a meeting scheduled with Mike or should I say Mr Ashley to you………For 10-00am to go through today’s schedule. I will make it my mission to address the issues surrounding the bad blood between the Nufc hierarchy and the lemon crew

  • 29 scout // Feb 23, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Wish I was going today, enjoy it lads. Villa are decent away from home so can’t see an easy win. 1-1 draw for me.

  • 30 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 23, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    jazzyp…good job mate 😉

    …we need to get this sorted a.s.a.p lol

  • 31 jazzyp // Feb 23, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Scout
    Come on mate 3-1 to the Toon.Will be interesting to what sort of attendance we get today.Alot of missing bums on seats I think today

  • 32 jazzyp // Feb 23, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    See

  • 33 geordieboy83 // Feb 23, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Cestriasteve

    I agree mate that’s why I just support Pardew as it isn’t likely to change. Make the best of the hand your dealt basically that’s all we can do. Doesn’t mean I agree with it but I will support til the day I die.

    Today I’m going 4-0 I’ve got a feeling the lads actually may have got the message this time including oardew

  • 34 Marty-Toon // Feb 23, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Wishful thinking that he’d would shake up the club.
    Wishful thinking that we could get someone to fork out 250 million for the club and do something decent with it.
    I really hope that he strengthens next year or at least replaces the outgoing players or we’ll be dropping down a division

  • 35 scout // Feb 23, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Right jazzy
    I’ve just done 1-1 your 3-1 and 5-0 to villa at 1000/1

  • 36 Dennis Twice // Feb 23, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Sell Ashley sell sell!

  • 37 Sav // Feb 24, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Neither better nor worse than the last lot. Those who think Shepherd and Hall were such loyal fans should remember that they were lining their own pockets. The marquee signings were not for the club’s benefit but to disguise the state we were in while they continued to rake it in. Neither of them had or spent the money Monster Mash did when he bought the club and bailed us out of debt.
    And I have no time for Mashley either but if the FIFA/UEFA financial fair play had any truth in it, under Mashley we’d have to be at the top of the class. But Blatter & Co. are corrupt as well.
    We are 8th again, which is about where we should be, statistically and there’s cash to spend in the summer. JFK is gone, Llambias is gone. Lets count the few blessings we have. And we got 3 points. By the way, the effort of the crowd today was no better than the players against Spurs – turned up but little effort made.




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