Why Newcastle Will Never Be Successful Under Mike Ashley

The ambition is being drained from Newcastle United by Mike Ashley’s approach to the Premier League and the local cups in England.

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Mike Ashley – delighted with 2-2 draw at home to Hull City

The Premier League is all important to Ashley because of the huge money paid out to the Premier League clubs every May, and the cups are less important because Ashley has seen teams like Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and Hull City do well over the last four years in the local cups, but struggle in the league at the same time.

Birmingham and Wigan were relegated after winning the League Cup and FA Cup respectively, and last season Hull were 5th bottom of the league after reaching the FA Cup final last season and only losing to Arsenal in extra time.

But Hull suffered a slump towards the end of the season in the league, and finished only two places above the drop zone.

The conclusion that Ashley has reached is that cup runs can be dangerous to a Premier League club’s survival, and therefore they are not high priority at Newcastle.

And because we are told repeatedly we cannot compete with the top six clubs in England, there seems no chance we can win the Premier League unless something goes sadly wrong and we win the thing. 😀

The cups are low priority, so unless something changes in our approach to the three competitions, we have little chance of winning in a local cup either.

So those 45 years without a trophy since 1969, is likely to go a lot longer before Newcastle win anything, and there’s just no chance of that while Mike Ashley is the owner.

Newcastle play in the 3rd round tomorrow night at Crystal Palace – so after the above reasoning and Newcastle currently bottom of the Premier League – it’s not too surprising that 65% think we will lose the game.

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Notice I didn’t even mention European competition – whoops.

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11 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Sep 23, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #1

    Mike Ashley is a kno8 jockey

  • Mint

    Sep 23, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Just send the reserves and let them loose

  • scout

    Sep 23, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Imagine if he chucked 400 million at it. Pardew might finish top 6

  • dazzler

    Sep 23, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Wonder why he cancelled his press conference, maybe he’s on his way oot haha

  • optimistic prime

    Sep 23, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #5


    He’d be lucky to finish too ten

  • valle

    Sep 23, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Mike Ashley was yet another curse on this club, and one NUFC didnt deserve. Admitted, the previous reign wasnt much better, but why couldnt we get a break and at least get someone in who had the money and financial clout to stabalize us AND who actually cared and had ambition for us.

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Anyone else notice the club PR juggernaut turning it up a notch?

    Firstly before the game against hull parsnip saying get behind the team. Then colamity says the same a day later. Today we have “he” with the turning circle of an aircraft carrier saying the fans showed there “true colours” in getting behind the team.

    Today we’ve got Dummett basically saying “we’re in it to win it” (he even said the game was tonight, although I reckon the club made a gaff in their desperation to get it out) and now staylor harping on about its an opportunity for a cup run and if we win it might kick-start our league campaign.

    “Look look we’re really trying….honest”

    Sorry lads we already know the club isn’t arsed about any cup competitions by the club saying they aren’t arsed about cup competitions.

    Can’t kid a kidder 😉

    Bet the gullible lap it up though.

  • scout

    Sep 23, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #8

    personally think we will ho through tomorrow

  • scout

    Sep 23, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #9

    just been to see the queen extravaganza band. Absolutely class

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 23, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #10

    Blame Ashley for not doing more, but ultimately blame capitalism, because the money always ends up in the hands of an elite few.

    Ashley might change his attitude if the exposure of playing Champions League would ever outweigh the cost. That becomes more likely as SD increases in size. If that’s any comfort.

  • headtheball

    Sep 24, 2014 at 5:15 AM

    Comment #11

    Anyone remember Status Quos only No 1 single, Down Down Deeper and Down from 1975 changed to a jingle for Coles supermarket in Oz. What about new lyrics for Percy?

    Pardew’s taking us down down down
    Pardew’s taking us down down down
    ad nauseam


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