Mike Ashley is always penny-pinching – Newcastle fans have seen that over the last eleven long and depressing years and also lately with world-class Rafa Benitez over the last four transfer windows.
Ashley has refused to give Rafa any real money to spend on players and an example of that is this summer when we are making a profit of £26M so far, with just four days left in this transfer window.
Other Premier League clubs are spending money to improve their squads – no wonder we could face another relegation-fighting season.
Yes – another one.
Mike Ashley – tries to run the club on peanuts – it doesn’t work
And the disagreement over players’ bonuses for the coming season, which also happened last summer, has now caused the Newcastle players to refuse to be televised for their walk-ups.
Those are the videos of the players used at the beginning of games when the teams are being announced.
The news is from Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie and he says via his Twitter account that this is an internal squabble and nothing to do with the TV broadcasters like Sky Sports and BT Sports.
Worth highlighting this is a dispute between club and players, nothing to do with Sky, BT or any other media outlet. https://t.co/kGcZyHERKY
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) August 6, 2018
Those in charge of the Premier League need to understand that Mike Ashley is not a fit and proper owner for Newcastle United.
He is getting free worldwide publicity by using the venerable St. James’ Park as a worldwide billboard for his company Sports Direct.
It’s also interesting that Sports Direct sell their goods at very low prices by cutting the company costs as much as possible.
He seems to think that will work at a football club – it will not.
He’s actually proved that for eleven long and depressing years for Newcastle – when will he learn?