The AshleyOut Group Issue Excellent Statement – Why Ashley Must Go

The AshleyOut group have sent a statement to the Chronicle about the failed takeover attempt by Ms. Amanda Staveley.

It’s on behalf of the (very) long-suffering fans and why Ashley’s time must be up at Newcastle if we are to have any chance at all of becoming a top team in England again.

And if the club is not sold soon there seems no way Rafa Benitez will keep putting up with this nonsense from the Newcastle owner, who has not supported him in three successive transfer windows.

Mike Ashley – has been a disaster For Newcastle United

Here is the full statement sent to the Chronicle by the AshleyOut group:

“We are bitterly disappointed to hear that the prospect of deal between Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley/PCP is now ‘off’, while we couldn’t know what the future would hold under new ownership it really is time for a change.”

“In a bid to give the club – in particular, Rafa Benitez and our players – full support in what was a tough promotion last season, and an even tougher effort to stay up this season, we have remained quiet with regards to Mike Ashley’s gross incompetence at running our club.”

“Despite how fortunate we are to have a manager and a person the caliber of Rafa Benitez in charge at St. James’ Park, we are suffering yet another year of Ashley-imposed austerity. This cannot continue.”

“‘The club can never go anywhere under Mike Ashley – I promise you that’” – Kevin Keegan.

“Almost a decade after being found to deliberately lie and mislead us in the Keegan tribunal, Ashley publicly announced the truth – he is “nowhere near wealthy enough” to enable Newcastle United to fulfill its phenomenal potential.”

“In Ashley’s own words, Benitez is ‘not getting enough’ money to build a capable side. Mike Ashley is not and never will be the right person to achieve success with Newcastle.”

“Three times he’s tried to sell the club, three times he’s now failed, two relegations and a big chance of a third relegation now.”

“Mike Ashley’s legacy of NUFC is of false dawns, constant transfer failures, and failure off-the-field while football’s coffers have ballooned to astronomical levels.

“Mike Ashley seems to think that he can sell Newcastle for a large profit from his original investment while the current squad of players is actually worth less than the squad he inherited 10 years ago, despite the massive inflation of transfer fees and increase in TV revenue.”

“We strongly urge Mike Ashley to put his interests of Sports Direct aside and that he find the best deal he can for both the club and himself as quickly as possible.”

“This is arguably a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Newcastle United Football Club, somehow we have Rafa Benitez, this opportunity to restore the club to its former glory with the best manager we could possibly get cannot be allowed to fade away.”

“We are exhausted, frustrated, and running out of patience.”

That’s a good statement from the AhsleyOut group and very timely in its publication.

We just have to hope now that Rafa will stay with us and new owners will come in soon.

That statement is as much for Rafa’s benefit as it is for Mike Ashley.

We are right behind Rafa Benitez in what is a tough and challenging time for the Newcastle manager.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jan 18, 2018 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #1


    There are more than those you mention

    No names no pack drill


    since the buzz word “boycott” has re-appeared
    in the last few days certain posters who
    haven’t been on for months have popped out
    of the woodwork.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 18, 2018 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #2

    Quite similar problems to what we have suffered under Ashley although at least the other teams have tried to compete

  • hellodjo

    Jan 18, 2018 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #3

    It’s hilarious how people think left leaning social democratic policies are bad for them, won’t be taken in by propaganda? Might I suggest you already have been sold the ultimate lie and it goes all the way back to the hag Thatcher

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 18, 2018 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #4

    Ashley Out group???
    Not rabble, crew general scum anymore Ed.

  • c-dog

    Jan 18, 2018 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #5

    Great to see hellodjo back. Care to comment on Josiére?

  • hellodjo

    Jan 18, 2018 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #6

    He has failed to deliver obviously, hasn’t been able to handle the pressure of being our main striker unfortunately, though he clearly has the ability he doesn’t have the mentality for me

  • Jib

    Jan 18, 2018 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #7
  • lochinvar

    Jan 18, 2018 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #8

    It should be noted that the Reuben brothers who made the initial offer to buy NUFC have made their wealth in property.

    The business model of selling football clubs grounds and stadiums for redevelopment is a now well rehearsed practice. Locally Sunderland and Boro, further afield Tottenham, Arsenal, City and soon to be Everton have all been asset stripped of their heritage to allow local councils to move in and redevelop those sites. In return the clubs get a shiny new stadium often on former waste land and preferably in redevelopment zones that are linked to new retail parks and housing estates where the winners are and you guessed it property developers.

    It’s long been known than Newcastle City Council have ambitions to continue to expand the Science Park and University facilities in the SJP area into a mega business campus. And guess what Newcastle is one of the UK cities that benefits most financially from the huge influx of overseas students often Chinese into the area. The building of new student accommodation to support that growing trend is the new golden ticket for developers and councils alike.

    It’s the Kings Clothes scenario – not seeing what’s in front of your eyes.

  • c-dog

    Jan 18, 2018 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #9

    A good analysis


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