Newcastle Fans Angry As Ashley Attends First Game In 16 Months


Mike Ashley and his brains trust of  Managing Director Lee Charnley, Justin Barnes, and PR man Keith Bishop attended the game today,

It was the first game Mike Ashley has attended since May of last year.

Mike Ashley at the game

Here are some comments from the Newcastle fans on Ashley’s presence.

This is interesting.

Dave – it’s not quite as bad as you describe.


213 comments so far

  • fray bentos

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #1

    @jimiley

    Yes we have been playing crap football for the last 10 years, the club is run like crap and the manager is given crap to work with, it’s impossible to know what Rafa would be doing with more money and better resources, maybe he would be crap but how would any of us know

    If Ashley doesn’t spend money on players, just imagine what else he is scrimping on, none of us know

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  • fray bentos

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #2

    @munster

    It’s still the start of the season after a very hard start, give the team a chance, all football teams have bad spells and look shit at times, morale changes, players attitudes changes, so many variables, but not lets blame it soley on one man

    Miserable buggers

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  • cyprus

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #3

    Rafa can’t be happy with that shower. How many chances did we need to have? How much ambition did we show? Commentators talking about only one team coming to play, shackles etc.

    No, the point and amazing clean sheet (miss of the season, sakho) we’ll take. Even the spirit. But the football was dreadful.

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Fray I blame most of it on fatty. Not sure where u are going with this. But this is much the same team as last season. Where’s the spirit gone, and why can we not seem to construct attacks any more. Is this answerable by the manager or Ashley. Or both? Or neither?

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  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Lads and Lasses, give Ashley a break, I heard it’s really difficult getting off the M25 as it goes around and around and around and around. Just like a roundabout, just like our owner and his cronies, or as I used to call them the cast of Magic Roundabout. Sorry, but when I see every year it’s the same old shite it does remind me of the theme tune to the show. some will remember the show but for those who don’t here a link for the theme. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3DcChXNyYQ
    Only one question, which character is Ashley, Zebedee or Dylan or someone else.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Jazzy p

    it’s kind of funny

    I slate Rafa, and you say support another club

    you slate Ashley and it’s ok.

    I reality i have no problem with the players, I believe in the players we have and had. i don’t like how they are set up, which is not to get the best of their abilities, that is something pardew did also, take attack minded players and have them defend defend defend.

    today i said Ritchie would go off between 68-73 mins and i also said Atsu would replace him, now if you cannot see that is a huge problem then huston we have a problem, tactical genius? he seems to run the same play pattern in every game, same subs, in every game at the same time.
    now here is me thinking that he might change something up a little, but nooo, our passing is shocking for having a world class coach, 69% accurate against a team that is no better than us and have one star player. Palace had 79% and some might say they have a journeyman coach.

    it’s just not good enough.

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  • cyprus

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #7

    Did we need to have – did we have

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  • Black and white armpit

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Cathy how many times you gonna mention calling the sub? FFS man you haven’t split the atom.
    “I reality i have no problem with the players” What a load of sh*t you slag them at any opportunity, If you’re gonna be critical at least try to keep your agenda the same from one minute to the next.
    You’re not a fan of this club, we don’t want you.

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  • Black and white armpit

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #9

    \In fact you didn’t even call the subs correct, Rafa bent you over fetching hoss on.

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  • Black and white armpit

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #10

    I’d better back off or you’ll be running to Ed again to get me a warning, grow a set of balls.

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  • hibbit

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #11

    catchy in norway @6
    no mention of your pinup boy Steve McClaren in your last post i wounder why ???????????

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #12

    BWAP

    am glad your happy mate.. keep clapping with all the rafa clappers, but people are waking up,, nothing about our club is a football club at the mo.

    Ashley made us a laughing stock,, Rafa is taking the to new levels..

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #13

    hobbit

    who did you want as manager then?

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  • Black and white armpit

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #14

    You’re not a fan Cathy, we don’t want you associated with any part of the club, you’re an embarrassment.

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  • the ledge

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #15

    catchy and with fans like you god only knows what levels we will reach

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  • hibbit

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #16

    catchy
    you’ll know all about laughing stocks being a master of it !!!!

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  • Black and white armpit

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Ledge they won’t be happy till they’ve hounded Rafa out, they haven’t followed the club long enough to realise the true problem.

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  • fray bentos

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #18

    Wow Catchy you called the subs! what does even mean?! simpleton

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  • the ledge

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #19

    same as what happened to sir bob, and look at the s@~t we have had since then excluding rafa .

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  • Aces-of-Eights

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #20

    Hello my name is rafa and im the king of like for like subs

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  • fray bentos

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #21

    Imagine all the rest of negativity in Catchy non-blog life, Norway is a dark place, suits him down to the ground

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  • Aces-of-Eights

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Maybe ash was there ready to sack rafa if we would have lost. Strange he was there. Will he attend home games

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  • the ledge

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #23

    starting to get worried about jib was he the one on the right behind ashley in that picture .

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Sep 22, 2018 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #24

    I still struggle to get my head around some posters think any other manager can get this group of players to play ‘good attacking football’. I would love someone to explain to me how exactly that would happen? We are pretty much the same team as last year and football was poor then too. It was just enjoyable when we won a few games from February onwards. We are basically a team of hard workers + shelvey!

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  • Laurent Robert The Legend

    Sep 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Rubbish performance..I agree with all the hatred for Ashley..but at the same time see how Watford and fulham are doing with similar limited squads at their disposal..come on guys lets face it..Rafa is no world beater..hes no Bobby Robson..I would much rather have fulham or watford managers at my disposal if I was the owner..look how Mitro is working wonders..never lookee the same player for us..did he!!

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  • the ledge

    Sep 22, 2018 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #26

    and what other sub could rafa make look at our bench ,muto is only bedding in and joselu came on not a lot of options or game changers there

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  • the ledge

    Sep 22, 2018 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #27

    why do people bang on about mitro ,he said himself he was not able to play the way rafa wanted .
    fulham built a team around him .
    And i would take at least 6 of fulhams starting line up today over ours but mitro would not be one of them

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  • the ledge

    Sep 22, 2018 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #28

    compare our starting eleven, against fulhams or watfords they have better players than us

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  • Laurent Robert The Legend

    Sep 22, 2018 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #29

    The ledge
    Thats the whole point..The way we’re playing is boring..Fulham vs Watford was much exciting watch today..I think that is a sure thing.
    Now why we’re playing the way we are? Is because of the way players are instructed/coached to play on the pitch..defensive slow and hard working donkies..
    Fulham are getting best out of Mitro because they are actually playing better football. A fluid passing game. Hence even if Mitro doesnt run around like crazy, he does what hes supposes to do grab goals.
    Now as Newcastle United fan what style do you prefer to see?

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  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 22, 2018 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #30

    Ed, not sure why my posts aren’t getting through?????

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  • Laurent Robert The Legend

    Sep 22, 2018 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #31

    Yedlin Dubravka Lascells Fernandez Shelvey Ritchie..these all are NOT championship players either..Rafa needs to get the best out of them..which in my humble opinion hes not.
    And Mitro is a newcastle discard.Andre Gray who would think of having him at Newcastle? I believe no one..but look how they are doing compared to our players? Whos fault is that?

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  • Nufc 4ever

    Sep 22, 2018 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #32

    Scratchy from sweden

    You spout the same crap day after day no constructive talk in your posts. The fans on here 90% of us know where the blame lies 11 years of ownership
    We cannot compete with this league without buying players which fat man not going to do we would have the same goal difference as cardiff and huddersfield without rafas know how . Not good to watch but if you shop in netto thats what you get. So do one you are a parasite

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  • the ledge

    Sep 22, 2018 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #33

    i would pefer to see rafa have the players he wants and then i will judge him .
    We could not build a team around mitro we dont have a schrulle or a seri at our club.

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  • Pottsclock

    Sep 22, 2018 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #34

    I think the main reason we look so poor going forward is because of the form of Perez and Kenedy. As soon as we pass the half way line, we lose the ball or give it away. The problem is that the alternatives to Kenedy have been shown to be no better…and there simply is no alternative to Perez.

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  • toon22

    Sep 22, 2018 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #35

    Catchy

    NOBODYS BUYING THE BOLLOCKS YOUR SELLING

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  • the ledge

    Sep 22, 2018 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #36

    our back 5 are premier class but other than shelvey who is not consistent enough i don t think the rest are .

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  • Laurent Robert The Legend

    Sep 22, 2018 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #37

    Fulham did not have Schurle / seri last season? Still they were doing decent with mitro firing all guns? It’s high time fans wake up about Rafa’s limitations as a manager.

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  • Just a fan

    Sep 22, 2018 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #38

    Ashley doesn’t go to a match why does he not go to a match.Ashley goes to a match why does he go to a match?

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  • toon22

    Sep 22, 2018 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #39

    JIB

    Justin Barnes

    IS the director of Iconix

    https://www.iconixbrand.com/about/

    Brand management

    Hiya JIB

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  • toon22

    Sep 22, 2018 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #40

    We have two of the people sitting next to MA today who are brand management..

    But somehow they dont bother to post on blogs,the internet or social media

    Nope its simply peoples opinions

    LOL

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