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Shearer Lashes Out At Mike Ashley – Animosity Is Rife

Alan Shearer has very rarely held his views back on anyone.

And today in his Sun column he seems to be staging an all-out attack on Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.

Alan has said offering the players a team meal and then a free summer holiday if we avoid relegation is an insult.

And most players these days are millionaires although that isn’t what it used to be – say 30 years ago.

But the point is the players can afford their own holidays and are unlikely to want to spend it with the players they have trained with all season long.

Alan Shearer Mike Ashley has insulted the players

They need a break from the normal over the summer to recharge their batteries and be with their families.

Shearer has lashed out at Ashley today:

“Mike Ashley offering Newcastle players a free holiday if they avoid relegation is an insult.”

“If I was a player at that team dinner on Wednesday and he offered me that, I would have told him to shove it where the sun doesn’t shine.”

“I would have said, ‘Instead of spending money on a holiday spend it on the football club and back the manager!’”

“As a player, that might give me hope and extra motivation that we’re all in the fight together.”

“These players are on from between £30,000 and £100,000-a-week, they are multi-millionaires.”

“Does he not think they can afford any holiday they want?”

“They have spent ten months with each other and my guess is that the last thing they would want is to go away as a team.”

“As for the dinner how is that going to make you better as a player?”

“If you are motivated by that, or by the owner being at matches, there is something wrong with you.”

“Was it a coincidence that the meal happened on the same night fans were meeting to discuss future protests against Ashley?”

“And was it a coincidence that it happened at the same time as Kevin Keegan’s book.”

With Mike Ashley not selling the club this season (or at least he says he will not), we just hope the animosity of the fans does not overflow and affect the players on the pitch.

The very last thing we want is another relegation and that would definitely ensure Rafa leaves the club in June.

With the ongoing and chronic conflict between fans and owner, he may want to leave the club this summer.

And Rafa will try with all his might to keep us in the Premier League this season – with little to no help from Ashley.

It may not be like last season when we came away brilliantly in January.

And Rafa rightly got the accolades for a great piece of management to show he’s still one of the very best in the business.

Rafa has already said he thought that was a miracle that we finished in 10th place and he cannot do miracles every season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 8, 2018 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Why do we have to have this bloody circus every single year with Ashley.
    Tsunki IN!

  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2018 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Shearer obviously reads blogs for material
    for his dire column in the dire Sun

  • RobLeenio

    Oct 8, 2018 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Lol Jib, a couple of weeks ago you were saying pundits (specifically Jamie Carragher) have their articles ghost written, now you’re suggesting Shearer writes his own stuff?

    I think you need to make up your mind on this issue – you can’t beat a different person with either end of the same stick.

  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2018 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Shearer and Carragher are two different people
    Shearer is quite erudite he write quite often for
    the BBC on footy matters and is quite good
    I think his column in the Sun is dumbed down
    by the sub editors so the slobbering fools
    that read it can understand it
    Carragher unfortunately is one of the aforementioned
    slobbering fools who couldn’t write a column to save his

    If you think I’m wrong just look at their respective social media

  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2018 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #5


  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2018 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #6

    £45M bid for Hull City from a body with connections
    to their supporters trust

  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2018 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Mourinho faces a FA investigation after swearing at the
    Sky cameras walking pitchside at Old Trafford

  • lesh

    Oct 8, 2018 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #8


    Could Ashley’s failed charm offensive and apparent display of interest in the club be an attempt to show the world at large and potential buyers in particular, that he really does care for Newcastle United and that it would take a huge offer to tempt him to sell? If he’s demonstrably dis-interested, then the club’s a failed investment, the value of which’ll be assessed a lower than Ashley’s.

    Just a thought but I wish he’d just sod off!

  • RobLeenio

    Oct 8, 2018 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Jib, fair point. Shearer’s always come across as one of the more intelligent players, Carragher not so much.

    If they’re saying good things about us and Rafa, that’s fine by me, even if via a ghost writer.

  • RobLeenio

    Oct 8, 2018 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #10

    lesh, this is the true tragedy – we’ll never be able to see any act of sensible ownership from Ashley, let alone altruism, with anything other than a cynical eye, because he’s shown us just how little of a sh!t he gives too often.

    He could have been our saviour, with just a little care and sensible leadership. Even if he does turn things round now, he’ll never get the fans back on side. Any cup win / Champions League place / petty little triumph over our rivals will always be attributed to his manager, achieved in spite of him not because of him, and that should make him ashamed.


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