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Entries Tagged as 'Financial Fair Play'

Ashley’s May Be Right – Newcastle Starting To Make Their Own Luck

July 23rd, 2015 · 45 Comments

One of the statements Mike Ashley made in that Sky Sports interview just before the West Ham game on 24th May that seemed important – was that from now on we were going to make our own luck. And it’s starting to look like the Billionaire is willing to spend some big money at Newcastle,  to […]

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Tags: Financial Fair Play · Financials · Newcastle News · Pre-Season · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

Sports Direct Continues Its Success – Can Newcastle Follow?

July 16th, 2015 · 12 Comments

Sports Direct announced today that profits rose by just under 21% in the financial year to April 26th of this year. The group, founded and majority controlled by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, announced pre-tax pretax profits for the year of £300M, which beat forecasts of £293M, and was up from £249M a year ago. A 5.5% […]

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Tags: Financial Fair Play · Financials · Newcastle News · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours

McClaren – Recruitment Going Very Well At The Moment

July 10th, 2015 · 122 Comments

It looks like Steve McClaren could field a strong side tonight, with a mix of experienced players and fringe players as they take on Gateshead at the International Stadium in their first pre-season friendly. The Chronicle is reporting Newcastle could start with Moussa Sissoko, Daryl Janmaat, Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote and new boys Karl […]

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Tags: Financial Fair Play · Financials · Friendlies · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

Is Ashley Taking A New Hands-Off Approach At Newcastle?

July 8th, 2015 · 131 Comments

During his time at Newcastle, Alan Pardew said a few times that Mike Ashley didn’t really understand the game of football, and that the Billionaire got frustrated when the football business wasn’t like the other businesses he is involved with – and been successful in. With the terrible second half of the season Mike Ashley […]

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Tags: Financial Fair Play · Financials · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

Pardew – Crystal Palace Can Now Challenge Newcastle

June 16th, 2015 · 140 Comments

There are probably two main reasons why Alan Pardew left Newcastle in late December – the first one being he was told Newcastle would not be spending any money in the January transfer window to strengthen what was already a weak squad. The second was that he was getting increasingly frustrated that he didn’t have […]

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Tags: Financial Fair Play · Financials · Newcastle News · Premier League · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours

Huge Changes Being Made By Ashley At Newcastle

June 16th, 2015 · 28 Comments

The Shields Gazette is reporting today that the bonus scheme at Newcastle will be completely overhauled for next season, and now the players can receive massive bonuses if the team does well in the two local cup competitions. If the club  can actually win a cup next season, whooaaaa – sorry about  that shock statement […]

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Tags: Bonuses · European Champions League · European Competition · FA Cup · Financial Fair Play · Financials · League Cup · Newcastle News

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