Newcastle A Sorry Mess – Is What Ashley Doing Even Legal?

John Carver talks a good game before each match, and he also talks a good game after each match,  and the last five times he has done that we have lost the game, and Newcastle have now lost six out of the last seven games – and in reality we are the worst team in the Premier League since the turn of the year.

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Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley
Club is going to hell in a hand-basket

It’s hard to deny that John Carver’s record this year is simply woeful, and he doesn’t seem equipped to be a head coach – certainly not at Newcastle.

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But John continues to talk positive stuff, and he seems to be in another reality, and unfortunately the thing is that some of our players may have just given up.

Like the rest of us they they will have seen the sorry state of Newcastle’s squad, when so few of our better players are available because of injury or suspension.

And Moussa Sissoko picked up a two game suspension last night for getting two yellow cards, and he was lucky not to get a straight red.

So Moussa will go out for two games suspension as Coloccini comes back from his three game suspension for being sent off at Everton.

And we wont even mention Papiss Cisse still has three games to serve in his seven game suspension..

The indiscipline in Newcastle’s team is frightening, and let’s just hope none of the bottom four clubs start winning games, because the win at home to Villa could well be the last win for Newcastle this season.

We seem that poor at the moment.

And what do we hear from Lee Charnley and company about out problems – absolutely nothing.

And they even seem to be hiding out after the stupid deals they made in January, which further weakened our squad – and to a large extent we are now paying for their actions.

And is it right and proper that a man comes in and buys the club and then blatantly starts using Newcastle United and St. James’ Park as a world-wide advertising board for his Sports Direct business?

The only reason Mike Ashley is keen to keep Newcastle in the Premier League is that there’s very little TV coverage of the Championship – compared to wildly popular Premier League – where the games are shown live around the world.

That’s why he bought the club in the first place – to further his Sports Direct business – he has no ambitions for Newcastle whatsoever, other than to keep them in the Premier League.

Newcastle United have become a pawn for the expansion of Ashley’s Sports Direct business – pure and simple.

Is that what the powers that be in the Premier League want to let happen to their clubs?

It’s a sad state of affairs what Mike Ashley has done to Newcastle United, and we wonder if it’s even legal?

If it is – it shouldn’t be.

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17 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Apr 14, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #1

    I wonder if anything Ashley does is legal, If he was to be investigated he could probably keep the investigators, the police and the courts tied up for years.

    He is a vile creature who thrives on the misery he causes to countless others.

    This man shows us the worst of humanity, he’s nothing but an oxygen thief.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 14, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #2

    Err, not sure why you think what Ashley is doing at Newcastle could even possibly be illegal?

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 14, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #3

    He could keep them tied up for years because he isn’t doing anything illegal. He is unethical, and probably immoral, but what he does isn’t illegal. He just uses the loopholes and problems with the system to his advantage.

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 14, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Very heartwarming response to Jonas from Liverpool fans last night. Absolute class.

    Strange game last night. L’pool could have been 5-0 up after half an hour, but Perez should have had a pen and he had a great header too.

    There is definitely some potential in the team we are just short of a proper manager / coach and 3/4 players.

    I thought Abeid played very well last night and Anita at LB saw Ibe off. Janmatt was commanding and Perez is something a bit special. Even Cabella is showing more promise

    I would like to keep:-:

    Krul, Janmatt, Haidara, Abeid, Perez, Cabella, Sissoko, Cisse, Anita, Aarons, Armstrong.

    Add in Darlow and Lascelles.

    Try and get rid of: Willo, Saylor, Raylor,

    Jury out : Riviere, Sameobi, Obertan, Jonas

    New manager: anyone good who hasn’t said no already

    New players: 2 x CB’s, 1 x creative midfielder, 2 x strikers.

  • firebug666

    Apr 14, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #5


    A man like Ashley will have bent and broken many rules as he trampled thousands underfoot in his rush to make billions.

    I do agree, maybe not illegal, but then who knows?

    What I do know is that this man is poison, and can kill everything he touches.

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Apr 14, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #6

    Now is the time for us all to be united and inflict some pain on the FatOne – Rangers have done it but Im afraid there are too many ‘Support the team’; ‘He holds all the cards’ and ‘it wont make a difference’ people out there who believe that by shoulting a bit of abuse is going to change the way teh club is run.

    We all agree (big suppostion) that FatAsh is driven by money alone. If that is the case a boycott will drive down revenue – even if you have a season ticket, an empty seat beamed around the world does the SportsShite reputation no good. Spuds is a televised match – if you must watch the dross – do it in a pub….. at least you can drink and watch at the same time.

  • catchy in norway

    Apr 14, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #7

    Rotonda heights

    jury out on Obertan, we have had 4 years of dross from him.
    the other 3 yes, need a real coach to get the best out of them,

    a couple of games ago, Rivi was our loan forward, I checked his heat map after the game, he never got in the box, same for all our forwards, they spend very little time in the box, so how are they meant to score goals,, this is all coaching.
    Sammy is a winger, with no one in the box, will we ever see him at his best.
    Jonas, I know is a good player that gives 100% , but again does what the coach asks him to do,,

    I have said all season we have good players, they need good coaching, as the coaches and tactics make them look bad.

    I would build my team around Abeid, this kid is really good.

  • lochinvar

    Apr 14, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #8

    I met Abeid with Beardsley a few years back at Heathrow after a tournament somewhere and even then there was a suggestion that he would emerge as a good player. Clearly physically much stronger now and more mentally resilient and when he gets some goals ( which he will ) as well watch him grow to become a key player for us. Just another 10 like him needed ! Good luck to the lad – lets hope we get a Manager and a Coach who can free his potential.

  • Sav

    Apr 14, 2015 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #9

    Jury out on Obertan? Why? I made up my mind years ago.

  • GenralHez

    Apr 14, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #10

    A new coach could change the whole situation, but If a new coach is not forth coming at the end of the season start a campaign for all decent football supporters to boycott ‘Sports Direct’ that is where it will hurt.

  • toonincheek

    Apr 14, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #11

    I said a while back – Abeid is our new Cabaye.
    Can be just as good, even better.
    But – he doesn’t seem to get the chances.

    Hopefully, that was just due to recovering from injuries but I was disappointed that he got no game time last week from the bench (we needed a more combatative midfield) and that he was subbed on Monday (hopefully just lack of full match fitness).

  • ToonMobile

    Apr 14, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #12

    The fans need to start taking action – there aren’t enough of us doing the stay-away thing. If people go they need to make a statement, someone the other day had the idea of taking JD Sports bags/merchandise in the stadium to counter the Sports Direct ads, Ashley would hate the televised match on Sunday to be giving JD Sports publicity on a large scale. Other than that maybe everyone should dress in full black to show the death of the club we all love – maybe some Halloween related outfits of the grim repear too for a bit of humour mixed in. Will enough people do something….anything….I fear not 🙁

  • Trent Toon

    Apr 14, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #13

    good article ed!

  • benjohnsen

    Apr 14, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #14

    I like reading this blog from time to time. It reminds my why I stopped watching Newcastle. There is nothing left. I hope Newcastle go down to league 1 so that the club is not attractive enough for Ashley anymore, because it is the only thing that will save the club.

  • leonado_keng

    Apr 14, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #15

    Hell man named Mike Asshole

  • Moonraker15

    Apr 14, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #16

    Good stuff Ed; we need more of that to get the msg to Ashley.

    We were a sad outfit last night against Liverpool and the score flattered us!

    I was angry that we are now a laughing stock despite having some good players.

    Best moments for me were 1 Toon fans observing the 1 minute’s silence 2. Scousers applauding on 17 mins along with our fans and, 3. Scousers applauding Jonas when he came on.

    Worst moments were humiliation by Chuckle brothers Carragher and Neville after the game. Basically Carra said we had been a pushover for 20 years and Neville referred to our best defender Janmaat as ….what’sname.

    Carragher is a bitter man cos he knows Liverpool have underachieved by their previous standards for the same period.

    However, we are in a right mess I’m afraid!

  • simon_barker_9

    Apr 14, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #17

    I think we were lucky last night for it to only be 2-0. There hasn’t been any fight in them for a while now. I was impressed with Anita, he has Ibe in his pocked and janmaat commanded and never put a foot wrong (could be that new cb we’ve wanted for years). The right side from rail or and obertan was dreadful and the sending off was laughable. Stupid first booking and then he pulled out of the 50-50 so he did get hurt (over the ball). Pathetic. I can’t stand carra and more so Neville, however they unfortunately spoke a lot of spence all night. In the 20+ years I’ve watched them! they have never been able to defend and not been good tactically.


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