Mike Ashley Was Upset With Our Performance

I would hazard a guess that every single Newcastle fan who saw the game last Saturday at Southampton was disappointed and upset at the performance of the Magpies.

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Mike Ashley – does not look happy last Saturday
Breaking news – he was upset with performance

And Alan Pardew has today accused the fans of being in some kind of mass hysteria this week – which will be the big news tomorrow – you can bet on that.

This is what Alan said about last Saturday, and about Ashley’s reaction to the rather pathetic performance at St, Mary’s:

“This situation at the moment is almost like mass hysteria, to a degree. It’s really gone to a level which makes it really difficult for players to perform in. I am hoping we can turn that around.”

“There’s nothing I can do about that. I can’t affect things I can’t affect. The only thing I can really affect this Saturday is the team, my manner, my bench’s manner and everything else that we do in terms of our conduct in that game.”

“We didn’t have a conversation regarding my position. He was upset with the performance, and I think he has every right to be that as an owner. I told him some things which I think should be sorted out and some things that can help me.”

“At the end of the day, Mike and myself do not want Newcastle to lose. We want to have the best possible team and we want to win.”

“Now at the moment, of course, we haven’t got that, so how are we going to achieve it? I think it was about how he could help me this week and support me, and I appreciate that.”

It seems surprising that Alan Pardew’s future was never discussed in that conversation with the owner last Sunday, and it would also be interesting to know which things Alan told the owner he would like sorted out.

But at the end of the day, the manager is always responsible for getting the very best out of the squad he has at his disposal – that’s why they get the big bucks.

And the Newcastle manager has already said he thinks the new players coming in over the summer made the squad stronger, and that he wasn’t complaining.

Pardew said he thought the recruitment team had done a good job, and it would be difficult to take that back now, especially if the results don’t improve quickly.

Basically, Newcastle need to win on Saturday against Hull City.

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9 comments so far

  • John Tudor

    Sep 19, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #1

    nil pwoint

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 19, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Fcuk me could you chew him off anymore you spineless brown tongued twat!

  • Belfast

    Sep 19, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #3

    The only thing that can help you is Ashley firing you.

    You’re finished Percy.

    I’m not sure if he does it on purpose but he seems to antagonise most people everytime he speaks lol

  • firebug666

    Sep 19, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #4

    Regardless of the inept one or anyone else for that matter, Ashley will look after his investment first. The inept one looks like a man on the edge, clinging on to the six years left on his contract.

    He is a known failure, throughout his career and has only been here this long because of his brown noising the boss.

    I think Jabba the Hut will have made things clear to the inept one. I don’t think any more mistakes will be allowed.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 19, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #5


    I always look to Ashley before Pardew. I always will. And although I don’t blame Pardew for everything wrong with this club he hasn’t delivered with results either. That’s when his job is untenable. It’s a knocking bet under this structure for me with any manager. It’s been weakened over time this squad from where im looking. And now it’s relegation fodder.

    He hasn’t been helped mind, he hasn’t been backed thoroughly at the right times either. He has never had the opportunity to build a squad here and has been handed unknown french imports during his tenure who mostly still have alot to prove at this club. He never got what he wanted and that was English players. He has never had important positions filled either nevermind have back-ups when he has called for them. He’s did the best he could with what he has been given which in fairness has been a load of sh1te for me. But it has also failed also. Apart from the odd jewel that has been sold these arn’t superstars they are average players for this league. Completely untested in this league all of them, I don’t care which country they may have played for. it means nothing whatsoever. The best players in the world mostly play in this league. It’s the hardest and most competitive in the world. He has been let down so many times than I care to remember but he has failed. That is Ashleys problem to sort out now.

    As with every job he has to go if the results arn’t great. Even if I do think Ashley and his structure is 70% of the blame for the poor performances.

    I don’t expect Ashley to change the transfer structure so I don’t expect us to progress right now even with a different manager. There is a major lack of quality for me in this squad. It’s completely unbalanced. Injuries will be the downfall.

    I expect a few signings in January to make up for Ashleys gambles once again to keep the TV money rolling in.

    Then Krul, Tiote and Sissoko departing sporadically over January and next August to claw money in.

    And then the rollercoaster And conveyor belt starts over. I fail to see how any manager could work under this structure, but that is just me.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 19, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #6

    He blames the fans for cheering one week because his team doesn’t see the game out and blames the fans for jeering the next week because his team doesn’t turn up. Then he turns it all up another level with his stupid comments whilst adding he hopes he can turn it around!

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 19, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #7

    Blackley, don’t forget to pick your banner up.


    That’s where to get your free banners to take in. Map of which bars and locations you can get them.

  • thevirus

    Sep 19, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #8

    Just sack him then u big fat useless bastard

  • lochinvar

    Sep 19, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #9

    It ‘s as if we’re stuck on the set of the Mister Men movie. We’ve Mr. Boss telling Mr. Inept to sort it out so he tells Mr. Stone to have a word with Mr. Angry . Miss PR is told to keep quiet so that Mr. Chair can count the loot robbed off the poor peasants while Witch Wonga cackles with interest ( get it ? ) . All the time in the real world football teams are winning matches.
    Hope I wake up soon and realise it’s not real or do I want to get to sleep to forget that it is.
    Either way it’s a bad ffffing dream.


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