Newcastle’s Poor Premier League Record Under Mike Ashley


Alan Pardew has given his press conference for the game at Stoke, and any chance of getting win went up ion smoke when he said Loic Remy wouldn’t make the game, but at least he’s back in training now and could make the home games against Swansea a week on Saturday.

alan pardew 0-3 to sunderland

Alan Pardew – even Alan cannot watch 😀

Newcastle have been in bad slump over the last five games but we’ve also been without two of our best players in Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy, and Moussa Sissoko also missed the last game and will be out another two weeks too.

The season is limping to an end – and it’s just a good job we got 33 points in our first 18 league games, otherwise we would have been fighting relegation – with only 13 points from our last 15 games.

Alan was asked about the appointment of Lee Charnley as the new Managing Director at Newcastle:

“I’m pleased that Lee’s been appointed in that role,” “He’s somebody who knows the club inside out.”

“He’s worked on transfers and has good experience on those, and I hope we can work together in the summer to secure the players we need and we’re focusing on that at the moment.

“There’s absolutely no conflict in terms of where we’re going. The owner’s set out the criteria and we’ve got to bring in players to take us forward.”

“We’re in a position to bring in players in the summer and hopefully push on from where we finish this season, and that’s likely to be eighth, ninth or tenth.”

Lee’s appointment did not bring much hope to Newcastle fans because the very long statement issued by Lee on his appointment looked like it had been written by Mike Ashley.

And it basically said the club will keep doing what they’ve been doing, and not over-spend on players, and keep running a tight ship financially.

We’ve heard all that before.

laughing mike ashley

Mike Ashley – not much to smile about

And that hasn’t got us much success in the seven years Ashley has owned the club – and in that time we’ve only qualified for Europe once.

And that was last season, and we were so inadequately prepared for that competition that we only just survived being relegated.

So Mike may have been wildly successful in his other business pursuits, but he has not brought much success to Newcastle United, and in the seven seasons he’s been owner, we have finished in the following league positions:

2008 12th
2009 18th – relegated
2010 – promoted as Champions from Championship
2011 12th
2012 5th – qualified for Europe League
2013 16th
2014 – 9th or 10th likely

That’s mediocre at best, and in the Premier League our average finishing position has been 12th, and that’s simply not good enough for a club with the prestige, history and fan support of Newcastle United.

That’s the truth about the third best supported club in England.

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196 comments so far

  • Ciaran

    Apr 10, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #1

    So in 5 seasons in the PL we’ve had 4 bottom half finishes (including 1 relegation) and only 1 top 10 finish? Granted that should be 2 in 6 following this season, yet some people think Ashley wants to build a platform for us to grow and develop? Pull the other one.

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  • Online Guy

    Apr 10, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Good afternoon Chap’s !

    I’m back at my desk, and expecting a phone call at 16:00hrs precisely.

    I’m not expecting too much in the way of answer’s , so don’t you.

    At least I am in this position , and I’m batting for the blog here.

    Crikey !

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 10, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #3

    We might finish 10 or 11 this season, but in reality how close could we get to finish 16? 😉

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 10, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #4

    OG…good work mate…but you really have build the news up to something big so you cannot just bring it down again 😉 it doesn’t work like that! lol

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  • Ciaran

    Apr 10, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Online

    What is this in relation to?

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  • toon kk

    Apr 10, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #6

    The way we’re going is, we’ll have a financially secure club in the championship.

    Fed up with it all to be honest, looks like the players are too, they don’t even want to play at the moment.

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  • DokToon

    Apr 10, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #7

    online,

    so, whats this news?

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  • ash1001

    Apr 10, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Odds on Remy, Debuchy, and Sissoko do not play another game this season, niggling injuries will keep them out.
    Didier Dechamps master plan to have everyone fit for theWorld Cup.

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  • ash1001

    Apr 10, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #9

    ED’s blog is all about tracking and advertising hits, the articles are secondary, so protect your browser guys and just enjoy the chat.

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  • guvnor

    Apr 10, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Dok it isn’t news that you’ve posted something interesting and worth reading.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #11

    I reckon Mr “El Gourdo” Tubbs will ring Online Guy and then just blow a raspberry down the line.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #12

    i thought OG had some exciting breaking news but by the sound of it he’s only asking a few questions which will probably get the usual response sadly

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  • guvnor

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #13

    More exciting developments on Ashleys land auction no doubt.

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  • DokToon

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #14

    so, online guy is doing an interview with our fearless leader? are we allowed to submit questions for him to ask?

    here’s mine: if i was walking down the street and saw you (ashley), and i swatted you upside the head with a rolled up newspaper and said, “bad owner, baaaaad owner”.. would you think you deserved it?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #15

    I hope Online Guy manges to learn some information about the club. I could imagine though that he might learn nothing and Tubbs did his salesman routine resulting in OG buying half a dozen SD Mugs, a couple of Toon shits and a couple of season tickets.

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  • guvnor

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #16

    If Ashley wanted to advance the club, he wouldn’t employ the manager everyone else has sacked.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #17

    errors
    manages = manages
    shits = shirts

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #18

    last try- manges = manages.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #19

    People keep trashing our players but only a goon like Pardew could stuff this season up so spectacularly.

    It was perfect for him, no Europe. no domestic cup involvement, no fatigue excuse whatsoever and half a dozen if not more players looking to get on the plane to Brazil, what other motivation was needed…!!!

    Yes we sold Cabaye and Remy was injured….ahem. But look at Everton, Lukaku out for 2 months.

    Pardew’s negative, defensive, containing football meant playmakers Marveaux and Ben Arfa were never going to be allowed to take over from Cabaye and so 10 men behind the ball until the 70th minute of every game has become the norm.

    The definition of stupidity is to keep trying the same thing and hoping for a different outcome. That in a nutshell is where we are with the headbutter. Who in their right mind would sign for this cretin?

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  • guvnor

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #20

    @14 he’d probably call the puzzle factory and have your day release revoked.

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  • 70TWO

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #21

    Reckon Pardew should go the whole hog at Stoke:

    Haidara – Tiote – Mbiwa – Gosling – Anita
    Dummett – Collo – Taylor – Willo – Santon

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  • DokToon

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #22

    @ 10 & 20

    im not taking the bait, so give it a rest….

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  • 70TWO

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #23

    ———————– Elliot———————–

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #24

    Questions for Mike NoNuts:
    1. Mike it’s clear we have made tremendous progress under your stewardship. We are on track to beat our incredible 16th place finish of last season. What are your projections for next season?
    2. Mike, since you are now suffering from a severe case of nutticus shrivelous is it possible we won’t bring in any top players in the summer? Is it also possible you will hide in the castle and let Pardew give us the usual bollocks?
    3. Mike, were you born stupid in terms of football or did you have to develop your ignorance over the years?

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  • guvnor

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #25

    We are a bit more cultured this side of the pond, we don’t wander about assaulting people with the Evening Chronicle reading it does more damage.

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  • 70TWO

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #26

    Apparently Krul is likely to be available.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #27

    we should be in the Championship.

    we currently have the worse manager in the world and probably the worse Chairmen in the world without a doubt.

    the players don’t care any more simply because they want more ambition, they may love playing for Newcastle but I bet they hate getting Managed by that tw@t

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  • toon kk

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #28

    We’ll be no further forward in five years time. The way Mash runs the club we have as much chance of being relegated than getting back into Europe.
    As soon as we get a decent team the sell on policy kicks in.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #29

    Answers from Mike NoNuts:
    1. Yes! Oh yes! Finally someone recognizes the tremendous improvements I have brought to the club. The beauty of those SD hoardings! The lies and misdirections over the seasons! The way I brought the gullible back with cheap seat prices. As for next season, yes we will finish above 18th I can say with great pride.
    2. Yes, I am quite concerned about my nutticus shrivelous. I don’t look nearly as good in my sports thong now. My feminine admirers are greatly disappointed. I can’t say too much about the summer plans. Very hush hush. I’m planning a big pissup, errr conference on the yacht this summer with Pards and the board. Very exciting!
    3. Although I was always naturally thick when it came to football I have to admit I have become increasingly dim with the passing years and now am completely satisfied that I know absolutely nothing about the game. I hope that satisfies all my beloved suckers errr supporters out there.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #30

    players that need to go to save there own reputation and to have a chance in the WC

    Krull
    Debuchy, Santon, Haidara
    Collo, Mbiwa
    Sissoko, Tiote, Anita
    HBA, Sammy, Gouffran

    players that need to go

    S/R Taylor, Marv, Obertan, Jonas, Gosling, Shola, Cisse, Elliot

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #31

    next season relegation awaits, time to start looking at championship players or MA standards non-league players or free agents

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  • validator

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #32

    G2 Ashley is so dim he is making millions serving up his managers wallop.

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  • cyprus

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Want stats Ed? In 19 PL seasons we’ve been in the the Top 7 NINE times! (twice 2nd and 3rd, once 4th, 6th, 7th, twice 5th)

    That’s almost half the times (47%).

    So, dude who quit this blog recently, that is why we demand more! (i.e. a new manager, watchable football, etc.)

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  • 70TWO

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #34

    Stoke are in good form, 13 points in their last 6 games to our 6. They should sweep past us, so what is Pardew going to do about it? What formula has worked out?

    Answer: so far the need for “resilience” – the ability to return to the original state after being disturbed.

    That would mean going back to November at least and bringing back Cabaye.

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  • toon22

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #35

    With the amount of upheaval the squad is going to get in the summer.
    With the out of contract, end of loan and the simply rubbish.
    We have little to no chance of getting a squad together by the start of the season.With the world cup everyones going to be holding back.

    Our team will be a shambles,nobodys ever brought in as many players as we need in one go and not gotten religated,its why people buy players a few a time.

    Religation becons.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #36

    Spoken with great validity validator mate. But now back to some more comments from Mike:
    “Ok I have shriveled nuts! What’s that got to do with the club? I run things my way pissants! That midfielder we had that was quite good, what was his name? Cabbage? Well I got a packet for him so who knows what they’re doing eh? I do. I’m filling me pockets with money from you lot! Hah! Oh by the way please renew your seasons tickets now.”

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #37

    More comments from Mike:
    “Ok I have shriveled nuts! What’s that got to do with the club? I run things my way pissants! That midfielder we had that was quite good, what was his name? Cabbage? Well I got a packet for him so who knows what they’re doing eh? I do. I’m filling me pockets with money from you lot! Hah! Oh by the way please renew your seasons tickets now.”

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #38

    sorry for that duplicate. Having problems with my link again. It does bare repeating however. Harrumph!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #39

    I like our chances for a nice 17th place finish next season. Mike is quite slippery you know. He will panic when we have 20 points at the halfway mark and actually peg out in January again for a player or two. Pards will finally be gone and some new idiot will take his place. Beautiful.

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  • toon22

    Apr 10, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #40

    Is it just me or do they usually spend money they receive from player sales,nowt else.

    What happened to the last few years tv money?
    And will being in the excellent financial position help keep us in the league ?
    Do the club intend to throw games in the league and in the cups to avoid Europe and the possibility of meeting Rangers?

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