AshleyOut.com Warned Of The SackPardew “Success”


Former Newcastle center-back Steve Howey – we could use him now – has warned Newcastle United fans to be careful what they wish for – and this follows the Sack Pardew campaign’s “success” in getting rid of Alan Pardew late last year.

But the unintended consequences of that is that Crystal Palace are now safe in the Premier League and Alan Pardew will soon by £1M richer because of the reported bonus he was offered to keep them up – which he achieved in about his first 10 games in charge.

And Newcastle could be relegated this season after Alan left with 26 points on the board after 19 games played – and we were in 9th place – and Newcastle in their wisdom appointed the untested and unproven John Carver – who let’s say  has nowhere near the coaching abilities or experience of Pardew.

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What has happened at Newcastle is almost the opposite to that of Palace, and although Carver got 9 points from his first 8 games after we had beaten Aston Villa 1-0 and had 35 points after 27 games we now have 35 points after 35 games and could be related this month.

This is what the 43 year-old Howey has said today on Sky Sports News:

“I will make this point, and I know Newcastle fans will probably batter me for this, but I think you’ve got to be careful what you wish for with a new owner. I don’t think Ashley has done brilliantly but at the same time he could sell up and Newcastle could turn into a Portsmouth or a Leeds.”

“I always said through the Alan Pardew campaign: ‘Be careful what you wish for’. You’ve got to be really careful. Even though it’s dreadful at the moment, financially they’re on an even keel.”

“We don’t demand a team that wins, we just demand a club that tries.” “Everyone thinks Newcastle are a club happy to be in the Premier League and be mid-table but everyone’s massively disappointed that they don’t even bother going for any of the cups.”

“They’re a great opportunity to get into semi-finals and Wembley.”

There’s a good case to be made that the success of the Sack Pardew crowd put us on our path to relegation. which can still be avoided – but it’s not looking good.

To be fair to whoever the SackPardew people are – they are still anonymous  and we’re sure they don’t want people to know who they are now –  that was certainly not their intent.

But that’s what’s happened.

That’s exactly what Steve is warning about above in his comments about the AshleyOut people – whoever they are.

It may come as a shock to Newcastle fans there are a lot of worse owners than Mike Ashley out there, including Vincent Tan of Cardiff City and Venky’s of Blackburn Rovers.

Maybe the best we can hope for is we only just survive relegation and Mike Ashley is so shocked by nearly having Sports Direct relegated – that he spends big money in the summer and even brings in a top manager like David Moyes or Paco Jemez.

Newcastle need a new manager in any case because Steve McClaren doesn’t want to come, and John Carver will not be offered the job – and if were to hazard a guess there is absolute panic going on in Newcastle’s Boardroom right now.

A series of bizarre decisions this year have put the club in extreme jeopardy as we mentioned could happen back on on January 28th.

We are not too hopeful we can survive – given the current situation.

We really hope we are wrong on that and we’ve been wrong quite a few times before.

So there’s always hope.

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215 comments so far

  • BandB

    May 6, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #1

    We don’t demand a blog that wins. We demand a blog that tries.

    Let’s have the poll Ed.

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 6, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed

    You’re wrong. Enough is enough , he has to go.

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  • hibbit

    May 6, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #3

    ed…… he is a self confessed mackem

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    May 6, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Shocking article.

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  • BandB

    May 6, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #5

    hibbit

    He is a self-confessed mackem.

    That’s why he is speaking on behalf of the Save Ashley From Criticism campaign, known as SAFC for short.

    Several SAFC supporters post regularly on the blog.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 6, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed…I just checked that link.

    “Leaders Have To Stop Putting Newcastle In Jeopardy”

    Which is it? The leaders or the sackpardew crew which have lead to this?

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  • optimistic prime

    May 6, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #7

    This reminds me of the song the Mackems used to sing at Roker park.

    Lee Howey Lee Howey Lee Howey
    Your brother is a c@@@

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  • hibbit

    May 6, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #8

    BandB is ed one of them

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  • MacToon

    May 6, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #9

    Congrats Griff-toon, maybe your newborn might actually get to see the Toon win something!

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  • optimistic prime

    May 6, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #10

    Edward gis a poll

    Edward Edward gis a poll

    HWTF

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  • BandB

    May 6, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #11

    hibbit

    Ed’s a fan….Self-Appointed, First Class (SAFC for short)

    Several SAFC fans post daily on this blog.

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  • chasing_rabbits

    May 6, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #12

    I think it’s time we got Gordon Ramsey on the phone and sent him in to sort this mess out.

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  • Belfast

    May 6, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Bloody hell give the bloke a break ferk sake. lol

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  • ginola-14

    May 6, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Ed, your logic is ridiculous. Yes there are worse owners out there, but you’ve stated the very worst. There’s only a very short list that are worse than MA. I dont want to settle for a terrible owner

    Also the whole point of the SackPardew movement was to get a new better manager, not remove pardew and settle for Carver.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 6, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #15

    The irony is that Ashley will choose the next owner; not the fans. Get out of our club you thieving greedy b@stard but please Mr Ashley leave us with a nice, kind, ambitious owner. If all the protests have done is to exact revenge on Ashley, they will work counter to the overall aim.

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 6, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #16

    I think Ed is mellowing slowly,initially he used the words crew and brigade to describe the protest groups. Today he is using the word “people”.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 6, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #17

    We ‘might’ not get what we want going forward, so let’s just stick with what we’ve got – something we ‘definitely’ don’t want.

    I’m sure there is logic in there somewhere, and not just emotion ruled by fear.

    What is it we’re supposed to be frightened of again?

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  • Thump

    May 6, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #18

    Ed really needs to start reading these comments. He can’t see the forest for the trees, that much is blindingly obvious.

    @Blackley: That’s exactly what I’m concerned about. Ashley has a proven history of being more than able to carry multiple chips on his ample choulders so he could easily leave us in a rut.

    On the other hand, the next sale will ultimately reflect on him, so if he selects somebody who absolutely ruins the club, the finger of blame will be pointed at him.

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  • Thump

    May 6, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #19

    @Ibiza: The dark. We’re supposed to be afraid of the dark.

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  • BandB

    May 6, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #20

    I imagine Ashley will sell the club to whoever meets his asking price, actually.

    I thought you HATED people painting him as the Anti-Christ, Blackley 🙂

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  • scottoon

    May 6, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #21

    Ed – enough is enough mate. I am a greater believer in balanced views, but your lopsided, reversionist history is becoming too much to take. How on earth could the Sack Pardew crowd, as you so condescendingly refer to them, be responsible for Pardew’s departure. Did they orchestrate events such that Crystal Palace was situated in the drop zone at Christmas? Did they manage to persuade Palace ownership to part ways with Neil Warnock? Of course not.

    If there was nothing to go to, Pardew would still be here notwithstanding the efforts of Sack Pardew. Furthermore, if is far more conceivable that the man ducked out of the Toon because he was so frustrated at the stance of Ashley et al that he could not longer be the patsy. Again, far more likely an explanation than running for cover from the Sack Pardew mob.

    Finally, it is clear from the Sack Pardew name alone that the efforts were directed at management to make a decision regarding his fate, rather than embarrass AP himself into leaving.

    Give over Ed. It is fine to say you think we should all continue to support the side until we are safe…not a position I necessarily ascribe to…..but to place the blame for our predicament at the feet of supporters, many of whom are your faithful audience is utterly irresponsible.

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  • oldbobaycliffe

    May 6, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #22

    whose to say that ashley will not have the same problems of vincent tan and the veskeys whose to say he is a better owner than either of them we could be relegated yet again we may not get back until ashleys gone.v.tan and the veskeys might have learn,t their lessons ashley never does he is blinded by £ signs.to be relegated as one of the top 20 richest clubs in the world doesn,t inspire confidence..with ashley in charge we have a better chance of being a leeds blackburn and cardiff than without him,

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  • BandB

    May 6, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #23

    It really is amazing to see people who have championed Uncle Mike as just your friendly neighbourhood fat cat suddenly wanting to portray him as the Baby Eating Bogeyman.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 6, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #24

    Pardew is up to his neck in this debacle. He is the football brains who signed off on the squad at the start of the season with a glowing reference. Europe! My ar$e.

    The Titanic lists, Pardew jumps the first life boat, the tea boy puts the kettle on, promotes the first mate, and then rearranges the deck chairs.

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  • Thump

    May 6, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #25

    I still think it’s funny that people believe PArdew would still be here had Palace not offered him a job.

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  • Thump

    May 6, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #26

    Uh, let me rephrase.

    I still think it’s funny that people believe Pardew would NOT still be here had Palace not offered him a job.

    You’re bloody right he’d be here. His ego wouldn’t let him stand down, plus, he was earning a decent living. He was going nowhere.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 6, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #27

    Thump…I see. What if I’m not afraid of the dark? Well, not with my SD nightlight anyway.

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  • scottoon

    May 6, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #28

    Thump – my point exactly mate. He wasn’t going anywhere regardless of how many damning articles appeared on SackPardew.com.

    He was always stoic in the face of the fan’s vitriol….unlike our Geordie Boy Johnny.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    May 6, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #29

    reading blackley’s posts is too good for Ashley, as he isn’t worthy of them.. or are any of us…

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  • roblee7

    May 6, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #30

    Has Ed ever written on the comments section of his own blog??

    I can’t even be bothered reacting to this now, the tedious articles just keep rolling out, day in day out. Actually wouldn’t be surprised if Ed had been contacted by someone at the club and ‘paid off’ to write all this garbage…is that possible?? ie ‘write what you want but DO NOT support any buoycotts’? Just he criticizes the manager, the club, the captain, etc, if anyone was going to support the boycotts or any other protest movement you would think it would be Ed

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 6, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #31

    Scotoon
    Pardew was under immense pressure from the fans.

    “…it is far more conceivable that the man ducked out of the Toon because he was so frustrated at the stance of Ashley et al that he could not longer be the patsy. Again, far more likely an explanation than running for cover from the Sack Pardew mob.”

    Sorry. Not buying that. Pardew would’ve stayed if the fans had backed him. He was happy enough with the set up to spend four years here.

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  • dave 1961

    May 6, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #32

    Ed not sure if you know but Steve Howey was then what Williamson is today Howey started his career with Newcastle United signing a professional contract on 11 December 1989. At first he was playing in the striker position for the youth and reserve teams until Ossie Ardiles conceived the idea of moving him from the attack back into the defence.[5] As a centre-back Howey was an important part of Kevin Keegan’s First Division championship winning side in 1992/93, winning promotion to the Premier League. Once promoted Howey continued to be a first choice centre-back but was often missing through injury.

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  • ganyasa

    May 6, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #33

    Make me sad newcastle like this….hope newcastle not relegation again…big fans from indonesia…

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  • roblee7

    May 6, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #34

    Ed – if you want to treat fans properly, read nufc.com they, in my opinion, are the best at reporting news on NUFC and in a non-biased manor. They do not neglect ANY stories, nor do they ever criticize their readers, the fans. Also,they do not write any old crap for advertising, money making purposes, they only publish genuine and generally accurate information that is worth reading, and they never try to sway the opinions of their readers either. They are perfectionists with what they do. Just my opinion, others may not enjoy nufc.com as much as me I understand

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 6, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #35

    Howey…it’s not on us – it’s out of our hands and in the hands of Carver. That’s how Ashley and Charnley wants it!

    …as a fan-fase it sadly doesn’t matter where we are these days, they’ll just screw us over anyway.

    Carver has been given a task over next 3 games – relegation can never be on us!

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  • scottoon

    May 6, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #36

    Blackley – it is purely conjecture either way. None of us were in the boardrooms making the decisions. My point is that if he had no where to go, if the CP role was not vacant, he was staying no matter what. That vacancy had nought to do with the Sack Pardew “crowd”

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  • mecannylad

    May 6, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #37

    Rather like our football club. …. there is something inherently amiss with this blog……. The Owner.
    Thanks for creating the platform to interact with fellow fans Ed …. but really, everything else you turn out is shite.

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  • BandB

    May 6, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #38

    Blackley

    YOU were all over Pardew like a rash.

    You demonized him as an incompetent who was letting Ashley down left right and centre, in just the same way you slaughter Carver and Charnley now.

    You have cynically ignored that because he now fits you “be careful what you wish for” meme.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #39

    Thump

    “…the next sale will ultimately reflect on him, so if he selects somebody who absolutely ruins the club, the finger of blame will be pointed at him.”

    I think he’d love that. It doesn’t make him the anti-christ, BandB. He’s a bloody awful owner but then, unfortunately, so has been the way at NUFC.

    I imagine he will react to attacks and abuse like people do in exchanges on this blog. If he’s anything like me, he’ll mark their cards.

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  • mecannylad

    May 6, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #40

    roblee@33
    I concur

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