There was news in the local papers last night that assistant manager John Carver, first team coach Steve Stone and goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman were informed on Saturday that a new system would be implemented and they now will not get any free family tickets.
Mike Ashley – another strange decision
When they were told of the new system being implemented they were offered complimentary tickets for the last time – for the game on Sunday against Real Sociedad, but they turned them down in protest.
It’s not clear whether this was an Ashley move or one made by new Managing Director Lee Charnley, who wants to standardize policies to all employees.
This is said to be another cost-cutting measure, but it also brings Mike Ashley some additional bad publicity – which is the last thing he needs.
It’s not clear how much money this will save the club, but they obviously didn’t consider the bad news it would bring Newcastle, for what would appear to be minimal savings to the club.
Not sure why Mike Ashley keeps doing these kinds of things, although it’s hard to comment on these things unless we see the big picture on what other cost-cutting schemes will be implemented.
Mike Ashley could hire a Public Relations company to help him with his (poor) image with the fans – but he’s unlikely to do that.
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