We put out an article yesterday on the massive new TV deal that is soon to be negotiated by the Premier League for the time frame 2016-2019, and it looks like it could well be a £4B deal, and a lot more than the current £3B deal, which runs out in eighteen months,
Mike Ashley on new potential TV deal
Money – money – money
And with an owner who is only interested in the money side of football, that will be great news for Mike Ashley, and it also means he will not be giving up the ownership of Newcastle United anytime soon.
And our parting line in the article was to forget all the stories about him wanting to buy Rangers and sell Newcastle:
“And with these potential new financial figures for the Premier League, forget about Mike Ashley selling Newcastle United to buy Rangers FC. It’s not going to happen.”
“That’s good news for Rangers fans.”
We hope that news cheered up some Rangers fans over the weekend.
We suppose Ashley could still buy Rangers if he can get around the legal problems of owning two football clubs, but he will not be selling Newcastle United any time soon – he’s just not that daft.
The Chronicle have something out on the new deal today, and in case we needed even more proof – this is what a club insider told Lee Ryder:
“With the new TV deal soon to be announced Mike isn’t likely to be going anywhere, anytime soon.”
The Sack Pardew people who remain anonymous – have said they have two goals for their current protests – the first being to get Alan Pardew fired as the manager, and they have been protesting that during our last few games.
But they have also stated their goal after than is to get Mike Ashley out of the club as owner – to get him to sell the club.
If that’s really their goal, then we are going to see protests at Newcastle matches for a (very) long time into the future.
With all the new money coming in, we just cannot see Mike Ashley selling up soon – unless he gets a massive and unsolicited offer from some consortium out of the blue.
We think that’s the only way Mike will leave Newcastle.
To stay in the PL and get all that big money seems to be Mike’s number one (and only?) goal for owning Newcastle United.
Maybe Newcastle fans should be advertising for a new owner to buy the club?
The good news is that Mike Ashley should now be willing to spend a lot of money in January to keep Newcastle in the Premier League.
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