Former Striker To Mike Ashley – Sell Up Or Do It Properly


Former Newcastle striker Mick Quinn doesn’t exactly hold back when he writes for the Chronicle – and he says what he thinks.

Mick has hit the nail on the head and thinks that if Mike Ashley is not going to sell up (he’s not) then the very least he can do is to bring in a top manager to save us from another desperate fight with relegation and possible (probably?) relegation to the Championship.

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Mike Ashley – bring in a top manager

We have started the season the way we finished last season and in our last 25 Premier League games we have only three wins.

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To be truthful, we haven’t seen that much improvement with Newcastle being so inconsistent it’s ridiculous and our defense has looked as bad as it’s looked all year.

John Carver won three games in 19 league games for a win rate of 15.8% and so far Steve McClaren has won two games in 14 for a win rate of 14.3%.

In the last two games we have conceded eight goals and the only reason it wasn’t more was that the opposition missed a number of other chances to score.

Yes – it’s that bad.

This is what Mick Quinn has said:

“Something has to give.” “I would never advocate relegation but I don’t know whether getting relegated would see Ashley sell up.”

“I don’t want to talk like that because if you go down this year you might never come back.”

“They’re heading that way unless they discover some fight. I just wish he would either sell up or do it properly.”

“And by doing it properly I mean getting a manager with a big reputation who is given some power to do it their way.”

“Everything about the club’s approach needs to change.”

So far this season is becoming as big a disaster as last season – and that was a complete nightmare for Newcastle fans.

And we haven’t heard a single word from upper management at the club after Saturday’s second disaster in a row – not a thing.

Comments welcome.



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204 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Dec 2, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Ashley Out!

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  • Thump

    Dec 2, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #2

    We’ve been saying that for years, Mick. Glad you’ve finally twigged on.

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  • BandB

    Dec 2, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #3

    For too many of our disgruntled players, the quickest way out of the club is through the trapdoor.
    I bet Sissoko could have murdered Jonas back in May 🙂

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 2, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Team v Liverpool:

    Darlow

    Janmaat Coloccini Dummett Mbabu

    Sissoko Anita Thauvin

    Marveaux

    Perez Riviere

    And think if Riviere improved his finishing, he’d be a decent player.

    That is a strongest team available.

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 2, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #5

    BandB

    For me, the enigma on the ‘Board’ is Carr. Charmless and Moncur come across as yes-men but doesn’t Carr have that history of resigning some years ago and Ashley begging him to come back?

    Surely he’s in strong position vis-à-vis Ashley. If so, why doesn’t he speak out more? He must see the Plan is a disaster.

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  • toon kk

    Dec 2, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Trouble is Mash only knows how to run SD, its made him a fortune running cheap sell for profit affordable tat. Well we’ve become the same, he’s provides affordable football for gullible fans. It may not be quality but its still football.
    He may have spent big last summer, but resale value was still put first and our shoddy defence was for what ever reason overlooked.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 2, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Wonderful to see you back Ketsy mate. That is an incredibly silly lineup @4. This is the kind of humour we’re expecting from you. Put Marveaux in the lineup at this point? Never going to happen. Darlow in goal? Not a chance. Riviere and Thauvin in right now? No. It’s going to be difficult at best against Liverpool with the most senior players we can manage to field. Mitrovic has to be in there to give us any chance of winning high balls up front. Colback will start if healthy. Personally I would have pulled Colo out several games ago but now Lascelles is injured and I don’t trust Willo. If desperate enough McLaren could try Dummett beside Mbemba and Mbabu on the left if Haidara still isn’t available. A solid 4-4-2 is the best we can manage. We’re too weak to play 4-3-3 right now and 4-5-1 won’t give us a chance in attack as we don’t link up well enough. Sad days…..

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  • toon kk

    Dec 2, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #8

    Kets
    we haven’t a strongest team available, we have poor available teams

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  • BandB

    Dec 2, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #9

    Ron

    Pure hunch….
    I think, in his remit, he is closer to being Ashley’s personal Factor than he is to being a scout for Newcastle United.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 2, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #10

    First the new manager should tell Ashley to stay completely out of it. Hide in your castle and keep your cake hole shut. Then bring in 2 good CB’s in January. Follow that up with a solid pacy winger and an AM we can count on. Oh and a top striker. Don’t worry, shouldn’t cost more than another 70M Ash. Oh and these won’t be little kids from France Mike so forget the foreign 25 and under bollocks. We’re in desperate trouble. We will need experienced players to get out of it.

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  • JamesToon

    Dec 2, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Might seem a bit suicidle but I’d actually play this team v Liverpool:

    Elliot
    Sterry-Mbemba-Dummett-Mbabu
    De Jong-Tiote-Wijnaldum
    Marveaux-Mitrovic-Pérez

    No doubt Cisse will start again just cos of his one goal

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  • hibbitt

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #12

    ket ‘s how on earth is that the strongest team first off coloccini is in it….. marveaux / riviere are not match fit and the step over king was a waste of 12m would rather have kept cabella had a bit more about him then this guy……. liverpool would over run this lot stick to football manager

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #13

    I just wish Pardew would have walked three seasons ago it would have saved three humiliating years of record breaking results and hidings, we might be three seasons closer to getting rid of him, he’d be a few million lighter with SD shareholders on his case and we wouldn’t have that shower down the road holding up all six fingers on their left hands every time they see us !

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Wouldn’t it be lovely to see Ashley lose his entire investment mates? A fool and his money soon parted! Yes Ashley you fool, you are your own worst enemy. Greedy to a fault and as thick as two short planks when it comes to football.

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  • BandB

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #15

    Jail,

    I think the eight year contract was Ashley’s personal assurance to Pardew that he wouldn’t get sacked if he accidentally overdid the steering us away from Europe project.

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #16

    G2@10

    And then you wake up!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #17

    BandB,
    I suggested to my pals that Pardew was awarded that eight year contract because he’d threatened to walk, I was told I was being far fetched, what do you think ?

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  • Laurent Robert The Legend

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #18

    Why can’t all just boycott the Liverpool game..mark our lowest attendence if any..and continue doing so until things change for the good…

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Is De Jong fit enough yet? Should he be given a run in the team to find out if he can still play at this level? Surely we have to find out or get rid of. Why keep a player like Riviere? Send him packing. There are several others in the squad. What a disaster. No defense to speak of at this stage. Fed up with it. Bury your head in your hands Ashley you fool. Fire yourself, your idiot friend Charnley and Charnley’s pick as manager McLaren. Then never show your face in Newcastle again.

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  • toon kk

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #20

    Tbh Pardew blinded the majority of fans, many thought we had a good badly managed team.
    I’m not saying he wasn’t too blame for certain idea’s but MA and a poor team hid behind him.
    Now we’re seeing what Pards knew.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #21

    Aye Ron Knee mate @16. Wake up to the same old disaster. At least I don’t see the old Ashley lovers on here nowadays. They seem to be in permanent hiding for some reason. 😆

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  • BandB

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #22

    Jail,

    Every inexplicable thing has an explanation.
    In Dracula, somebody says to Van Helsing “You’ll be saying something flew in here and just suck the blood out of her, next?”
    Van Helsing says, “Have you got a better explanation?”

    I think, as I said, it was a reassurance he wouldn’t be sacked if we dropped into mid table or lower, never to trouble those beastly Euro Cups again.

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  • Jib

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #23
  • Ron Knee

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #24

    This writer is suggesting two relegations might see us rid of the parasite:
    http://www.themag.co.uk/2015/12/not-one-but-two-relegations-needed-to-rid-newcastle-of-mike-ashley/

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #25

    Colback and Dummett need to be the first players out in January. They are useless.

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  • BandB

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Jib,

    That’s the official explanation, yes.
    From Llambias.
    With added credibility given by you.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #27

    toonkk,
    It depends what you want, if you want a relegation struggle year after year or reaching safety before diving straight back in to normal service of relegation form then Pardew in charge of us was your man,if we can’t have a manager who’ll demand wholesale change, personally I’d rather be where we are now with a quick and merciful slide than the slow painful one we’ll suffer with a semi competent yes man doing Ashleys dirty work !

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  • hibbitt

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #28

    bit like yourself kets rubbish

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  • firebug666

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #29

    Kets @25

    Every player we have has been useless, the only time they manage to play good football is when they have moved of from Newcastle.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #30

    Jib,
    It’s very unlike you to class a club statement as baloney, have your eyes been finally opened by our recent implosion ?

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #31

    You’re correct, Ray- oh, that story is baloney. You notice it features a contract that optimistically supposes Carr will actually live to see the end of ? Hmmm. And the guy with all the ‘ we reward ambition’ talk, where is he now? Hmmm#2. Yep, that is a supposition story right there. I think the maths has been worked in reverse on this one. “Pards got an 8 year deal – it must have been because…” (rummage through ideas bag for plausible reasons).

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #32

    Jail

    I’m assuming we’ll be in the Championship next season. I wonder how we’ll fare? Will we have a new manager and a team of new faces?

    The January transfer window should be a good indication of the Slug’s intentions for us.

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  • firebug666

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Ron

    We have no room for any more addition and will have to rely on Penfold and Carr to sell some of the dead wood before spending on new players.

    It’s the relying on Penfold and Carr that has me worried.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #34

    It’s all sad speculation leading nowhere. Personally I think if we lose the next two matches in resounding fashion McLaren is gone. Either he walks away or he’s sacked. Then it’s up to the remaining idiots in charge to come up with someone better and listen to what he says. We’re in the same desperate place Sunderland is in but they are listening to Big Sam and he’ll get them out of it. But only to struggle again next season. 😆 Ashley, this is truly your last chance. Do it right or leave. (I know he’s not listening mates but we still have to try don’t we?)

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  • Jib

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #35

    B and B

    Tsunki has you sussed .

    “Yep, that is a supposition story right there. I think the maths has been worked in reverse on this one. “Pards got an 8 year deal – it must have been because…” (rummage through ideas bag for plausible reasons).”

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #36

    I think we’d get battered in the championship, no way we’d come straight back up.

    We’ve a few players of that standard who’d be alright and sending Sammy etc on loan will stand them in good stead.

    Interested to see how Neville does, I’d have taken him here.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #37

    G2

    If that happens it’s Colo player coach until the summer

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #38

    firebug

    You’re right. Is Ashley desperate enough to change the plan or will he accept relegation as inevitable?

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  • firebug666

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #39

    OP

    I agree mate, I said earlier that we are league 1 standard at best the way we have performed.

    If Newcastle had offered Neville the job he would still be hiding under the table in the foetus position whimpering.

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  • firebug666

    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #40

    Ron

    After Ashley’s TV cameo last year, I recall saying that a leopard never changes it’s spots, and I don’t see Ashley making me out to be a liar anytime soon.

    Same old same old.

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