Ashley Chose The Wrong Club When He Bought Newcastle


When Mike Ashley decided to buy Newcastle United back in the summer of 2007, that’s the  famous club in the north-east, he made the wrong choice, and seven years later with only one top ten finish so far, and one relegation, that’s very obvious to Geordie fans these days.

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Mike Ashley – Newcastle not the club to buy to have fun
Unless he wants to make us a top four club again


And when Mike was asked why he was buying the club at the time, one of the things he said was that he wanted to have some fun.

Well if he wanted to have fun with a football club, then  Newcastle was definitely the wrong choice, and certainly Newcastle fans haven’t had much fun under Mike Ashley’s reign at Newcastle.

While Mike has put the club on a good financial shape, he has done little else and he simply doesn’t have the same high ambitions as the fans – which was to be in the top six in the Premier League every single season and be in Europe every season.

You don’t hear too many Newcastle fans in the pub, talking about how excited and thrilled they are at Newcastle, because we are in good financial shape.

Ashley runs the club as a bank, and he seems happy enough to have the Magpies in the top ten every season, so we get a high financial payout from the Premier League, but we’ve only managed that low ambition once so far in the last seven years, with a possibility we can do it again this season.

Mike isn’t interested in building up Newcastle to challenge the likes of the two Manchester clubs, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham  and Chelsea – the top six clubs in England – and Alan Pardew keeps telling us we cannot compete with those clubs.

But Everton have shown this year and we showed two years ago, that you can compete with those clubs – and Pardew should stop talking about not being able to compete – as if that is supposed to lower the fans expectations – no way.

One thing that’s missing with Ashley is the ambition and will to have Newcastle become a top four club again in England, and it he doesn’t have that goal – we’ll never be in the top four again with Ashley as the owner.

That’s a frightening thought.

One of the big problems with Mike Ashley’s ownership is the gap in ambition between the fans – who are the real owners of the club – and Mike Ashley himself.

Perhaps he should have bought a club which has lower ambitions and not the history of a Newcastle United, and it would have been a much better match – and both sides would have been happy at the mediocrity.

Newcastle United is not the club to buy if you want to have fun, unless you are willing to put big money into the club, and make us a top four club again – and give the fans what they want.

That’s the truth.

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266 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    May 4, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #1

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  • Toon Tang

    May 4, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Bored sorry.

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  • spitfire_

    May 4, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Chose the wrong club? He chose the right club. And yesterday’s game show this. from 48 geordies only 3-4k leave at the 60-69th min. The rest obviously are just fine with all bollocks in the club. So… the fans deserve the current situation.

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  • spitfire_

    May 4, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #4

    *48k geordies

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  • toon22

    May 4, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #5

    How can the greasy fat lump keep p45due when the crowd prevent him from leaving the dugout?
    Do people here think after a summer of the usual rubbish(mystical line they cant drag people over) the crowd are going to lap up an almost certain relegation?

    I think its going to be hard for most officials to be in the ground.

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  • lew

    May 4, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #6

    I actually disagree. I think it is a good thing that MA is in charge!

    What I don’t understand is that he trusts Pardew! That’s rubbish!
    Who’s worth the most, HATEM BEN ARFA or a pardew without clue?
    -One thing is to admit that he don’t had a clue on running a football club to start with, but you don’t need to be a rocket-scientist to see that Pardew is out of ideas! Gosling instead of Ben Arfa, anyone instead of Ameobi etc.

    GET PARDEW OUT ALREADY!!! 😀

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  • Average_Contents

    May 4, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Does this suggest that he’s only in it for the money? What about the fans Alan? I think he’s slowly but surely, starting to think of us like his boss thinks of us! It’s only going to get worse whilst these two are here! Fcuking cheeky cnut!

    It was an important day, we know that, all round, really, for the club. It was the club that was important, and our staff.

    ‘All the staff at the stadium were hoping to get their bonus, and hopefully we have delivered that, but we will have to wait to see what Palace do.’

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  • Average_Contents

    May 4, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Unbelievable!

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  • Average_Contents

    May 4, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Anyone else think we bought the wrong amalfitano? 😉

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  • lew

    May 4, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Meant anyone else than Ameobi lol, Ameobi is out of date by 10-something years!

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  • Bambams

    May 4, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #11

    I genuinely thought more were going to leave than did but it has been covered in the press so at least P45due realises he is not wanted.

    Dont think Ashley will lose any sleep over it and the only small problem we have is if P45due is sacked….. Who would work for Ashley ?

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  • Average_Contents

    May 4, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #12

    Arsenal cruising again! Just like against us! Not out of first gear

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  • TurkishFan101

    May 4, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Got a very good feeling that Pardew is gone come end of this season.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 4, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #14

    The difference is at least west Brom are having a go and attacking (with limited success) but their trying!

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    May 4, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #15

    Jon Champion commentating on Arsenal v WBA just said Loic Remy at Emirates in one of corporate boxes.

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  • Toon Tang

    May 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #16

    just seen him HD haha

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  • Average_Contents

    May 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #17

    Remy in the crowd at Arsenal the fcuking cnut!

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  • midweek weekend

    May 4, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #18

    remy in the crowd, that means we also need another top goal scorer on top of the colo and yohan kebap replacement, oh would also be nice if we could have some natural wingers too, i dont know about you guys but im seriously worried about next season we need a good transfer window or relegation here we come.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 4, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Not sure if he was in a Corp box it just showed his face

    So there we go folks the final nail in the coffin so to speak! Can’t blame him for not wanting to stay at a club with zero ambition but it’s the total lack of respect for us fans by sitting there! Just goes to show how mercenary some players are!

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  • theartfuldodger

    May 4, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #20

    Am I the only one who thinks there are a lot of new posters here since 2 days…

    Our mgmt has turned the club into Clown FC

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  • Average_Contents

    May 4, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Theart

    Sure seems that way mate

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  • toon kk

    May 4, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #22

    The majority of so called fans aren’t bothered how the club is run, who’s in the team or who our manager is, they go to watch a football match, yes they like us all want a victory.
    MA knows what ever he does may get criticism occasionally but most people just go along with the flow.
    Maybe more would have left SJP yesterday had we been loosing, who knows?

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  • guvnor

    May 4, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #23

    Remys watching his new club in action. Sack Pardew!

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  • theartfuldodger

    May 4, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #24

    And Pardew thought he could convince Remy to stay…

    If Pardew can convince Collback to join iL be shocked…

    Anyways…Pardew has bigger problems…he needs to find a way to get up from his seat…haha

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  • lew

    May 4, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #25

    I can’t see how we could stay up next season with Pardumb!

    We need players that don’t give a shait about what the manager thinks of gameplans.

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 4, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #26

    Mike Ashley didn’t chose the wrong club, the mistake was him taking any club. The man does not deserve to own any club at all with his total disregard for fans.

    He knows football fans, unlike his SD customers, are loyal to a club and therefore knows he can exploit them however he likes…he is a total crook.

    If he treat SD customers like he does us then none of them would be going back.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 4, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #27

    My stance on not watching anymore Newcastle games will stand until Parsnip is gone!

    …principles have to come first!

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  • toon kk

    May 4, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #28

    Remys gone to watch some decent football with a team playing who’ll he’ll be probably playing for next season.
    He’ll know our squad is below par so why stay with a club with no ambition, you can’t blame the lad.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 4, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #29

    TS…if we knows this and still go back to SJP and still buy season tickets what does that say about us?

    …who’s the bigger fool the fool or those who follow?

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  • theartfuldodger

    May 4, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #30

    It appears like Ash has succeeded in creating a divide among fans too..

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  • TurkishFan101

    May 4, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #31

    jesperfuglsang

    I’m on the same stance as you mate, I will not watch a single match at all till that cockney retards f**** off.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 4, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #32

    Turkish…I have taken stance since early Feb. It’s s small sacrifice for the greater good.

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 4, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #33

    jesper

    I know what you mean, and when others say the same thing, we should just not go…i don’t but i have never been a regular, too expensive with the travel involved too.

    But I fully understand fans going just wanting to cheer on their team through this bad time, letting the players know they are supported even if they hate the owner and the thought of giving him cash.

    For some it’s just a way of life, they have been going to the game for 30/40+ years and just love everything that goes with it, the people, the pre game beers, cheering for your side, etc etc

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  • cestriasteve

    May 4, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #34

    Captain, I posted this morning that I honestly believe Ashley will sign a director of football before sacking Pardew.

    Honestly I don’t know why anybody is surprised about Remy at the Arsenal game, they are a perfect fit for him in London where he craves the limelight. Move on, he isn’t the player for us. I’d be much happier with a player with a bit more loyalty who doesn’t crave the bright lights of the big city.

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  • theartfuldodger

    May 4, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #35

    TS,

    Way of life…sad but true…thats the only explanation..

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  • theartfuldodger

    May 4, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #36

    We already have 2 DoFs in Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew…Dictators of Football

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 4, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #37

    dodger

    it’s good in a way…you saw the mackems this year missing 12-14,000 fans when they were struggling, even when we are we still sell out near enough, shows people really do care for the club.

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  • guvnor

    May 4, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #38

    In 1909, a team of miners from West Auckland county Durham, played in the first world cup competition the Sir Thomas Lipton cup and won it and did it all again two years later thrashing the Italian giants Juventus 6-1 in the final. Amazing!

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 4, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #39

    guvnor

    West Auckalnd are in the FA vas final this year and off to wembley.

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  • guvnor

    May 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #40

    Yeah I know keep Pardew away!

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