The distressing news that Mike Ashley has walked away from negotiations with Amanda Staveley and her PCP Capital Partners group has caused Newcastle fans to flock once again to Twitter.
There is no doubt who the fans blame for the breakdown in talks and the terrible shape the Newcastle squad is in at the moment.
It’s the absent owner Mike Ashley.
Rafa Benitez will now have to do some soul-searching to see if he wants to keep working under a novice in football ownership, who is leading the club – his name is Mike Ashley.
Newcastle’s absent and stubborn owner – Mike Ashley
Here are some comments from fans who are both angry at what’s happened and concerned about the future of Newcastle United.
Dear Mike Ashley you are having a laugh are you ? Honestly please just pack up and fuck off you have ruined #Nufc for far too long now !
— Nick Beckett (@nbecks09) January 16, 2018
— ?? (@kickthrowhit) January 16, 2018
Can honestly say after 19 years of being a season ticket holder, this season is the last!!! Fed up of all the fat bastards lies!! Championship here we come! ??#nufc
— Ollie Holst (@holst24) January 16, 2018
can’t wait for the day that mike ashley pegs it and we all hold hands and dance around greys monument singing kumbaya in celebration. #nufc
— ollie (@hamblox) January 16, 2018
Can only assume #NUFC takeover has collapsed due to pure greed. Wanting a fortune for a club he’s taken backwards. Light was at the end of the tunnel but MA puts his fat head in the way. Gutted.
— Kevin Ward (@K_Luc_) January 16, 2018
Can the last person to leave St James’ Park please turn out the lights
— Nik D (@nikidoog) January 16, 2018
#nufc Tell you what … I want Ashley in charge of the Brexit negotiations… the games he plays … it would be a good deal (if not a lot shady) ! …
— ToonTone100 (@Toontone100) January 16, 2018
If the takeover was a waste of time and no bid is being considered, why has rafa not known his transfer budget for two weeks #NUFC
— Dave Conley (@realworld666) January 16, 2018
So what will #nufc fans do now then? Rafa will be away before end of Jan.
— Adam Gradwell (@AdamGradwell) January 16, 2018
Well we can all agree this isn’t a shock. #nufc
— Dan Chambers (@danchambers49) January 16, 2018
So gutted to hear Mike Ashley has pulled out and still won’t invest in a single player! I wonder if he would sell if the ground was empty? Shame that sort of demonstration wouldn’t happen, although only way it would get him to sell! #NUFC
— Chris Hopley (@SearchableChris) January 16, 2018
— Peter Cooper (@PeterCooper191) January 16, 2018
Maybe Mike Ashley has panicked, He can see that there is about 50 million investment needed or relegation and is trying to force PCP’s hand. #NUFC
— Himanshu Dhingra (@HD_07) January 16, 2018
— Lee Dickson (@therealDicko) January 16, 2018
One thing’s for sure, players & manager’s confidence are going to be at an all time high with this non takeover news when #nufc roll into the Etihad this weekend. Oh well.
— Dave Binks (@whyayeman1955) January 16, 2018
— mark dobson (@marktoon72) January 16, 2018
— alfred (@AlfRed36915883) January 16, 2018
Absolute desperation but has Kim Jong-Un got a spare £300m? #NUFC
— Steven Hendry (@stevenhendaz) January 16, 2018
End of the day, the clubs still for sale. That's the only positive. Couldn't imagine if he took it off the market #NUFC
— HARRY (@harrysteanson) January 16, 2018
#nufc Mike Ashley is a 1st class *insert your choice word here* ????
— MissC (@TripleDuluxe) January 16, 2018
Survival this season .. survival next season and the season after … nowt will change #nufc
— Marc Jane (@Gijingo9) January 16, 2018
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RT @talkSPORT: Newcastle owner Mike Ashley believes takeover deal is off – reportshttps://t.co/mEGpX4JUZG #NUFC #NUFCTakeover pic.twitter.com/0CtPXZNKrY
— Kyle Feller (@FutbolFeller) January 16, 2018
— Chris Reid (@r13dyy) January 16, 2018
One thing perusaded me to keep my season ticket when we were relegated and that was Rafa. One and a half years later and nothing has changed. Once he inevitably walks away, whether it be tomorrow or the end of the season, thousands, including me, will follow. #nufc
— Adam Smith (@ASmithSJ) January 16, 2018
— Wardy (Paul Ward) (@toonpaulward) January 16, 2018