Newcastle’s record in the Premier League under Mike Ashley is not good, and this will be the 8th year the Billionaire has owned the club, and we have only one top six finish (5th in 2012) and only one other top 10 finish last year when we were 10th, and we’ve beaten 50 points only once in eight years.
Mike Ashley – poor record as Newcastle owner
Maybe that’s a good definition of mediocrity under Mike Ashley, and Newcastle will need to get at least 15 points in our last 10 games to make it the second year we have beaten 50 points with Ashley owning the club.
At the moment we are in 11th place on 35 points from 28 games, and a poor goal difference of -11, and we are 4 points behind West Ham who have a goal difference of +5 so we are really 5 points off 10th place.
And Newcastle are 5 points above Crystal Palace and West Brom below us, who also have better goal difference than Newcastle.
So it could be we remain in 11th place by the end of the season, and it would mean only two top ten finishes in eight years under Ashley, and we wont even mention we got relegated in his second season in charge.
This is the record of Mike Ashley at Newcastle.
|Premier Season||Position||Number of Points|
|2008-2009||18||34 - relegated|
|2009-2010||1 (Championship)||102 - promoted|
|2015-2016||18||37 - relegated|
|2016-2017||1 - (Championship)||94 - promoted|
|2017-2018||10||41 - current status after 33 games|
Anybody looking at that record would think we were a middle of the table side with no ambition.
Fans have been expecting the figures for the last financial year to be released soon, but they seem to have been delayed.
Revenues of £129.5M and profits north of £40M (even £50M?) will both be records at Newcastle, but will mean very little when you look at our league position.
So we have to hope that Mike Ashley will commit to spending more of Newcastle’s (big) profits on building up the squad in future years.
But precious little of that has been done over the last eight years.
Mike’s main interest at Newcastle seems to be building up the coffers, and he’s certainly done a good job at that.
It’s a very poor record for Newcastle United in the eight years under Mike Ashley – it’s hard to get away from that.
So here’s one area where Mike Ashley has not been successful.
What do you think?
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