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Mike Ashley Needs To Be Driven Out Of This Club

The top outlets are usually filled with headlines only about Manchester City, Chelsea, or Arsenal etc. Sometimes it feels like the Premier League consists of only six bloody teams.

However, Brian Reade in the Mirror had a magnificent article on Wednesday that was pitch perfect in describing Mike Ashley’s ru(i)nning of Newcastle United.

There needs to be more of this. And it should be continuous and unrelenting. It should mirror Mike Ashley’s disdain for the supporters of this club and be as brutal as possible. And it would be the truth.

Here is an excerpt from Brian Reade’s article:

Yet in the 12 years since Ashley picked up Newcastle for £135million, on a whim, he has messed with their heads on such an illogical, unparalleled scale that a psychiatrist would surely conclude he gets off on it.

He sacked well-loved managers Kevin Keegan, Alan Shearer and Chris Hughton, and imposed Joe Kinnear, Dennis Wise and John Carver on them.

He renamed their hallowed ground after his sports-gear firm and sold their iconic shirts to Wonga.

He wrote off all cup competitions, gave Alan Pardew an eight-year contract and has just priced the new replica home shirt at £65, making it the most expensive in English football.

We find Brian to be spot on in this and his article reads as if was written by a Newcastle supporter.

We could add to Brian’s list but the examples would be endless. However, two come to mind that are perfect representations of how to peg Mike Ashley. They are the sale of Andy Carroll and his disgraceful treatment of Jonas Gutierrez while he was stricken with cancer.

While the sale of Andy Carroll is not in itself devious. His assertions that the money was already spent the next summer was. There was no evidence of the Andy Carroll money being invested in the club.

These two incidents are all you need to know about Mike Ashley. They are two examples that deal with two distinct aspects of his character – greed and lack of empathy – that boil down to one glaring discovery.

Mike Ashley is a sociopath. He does not care about people at all. He cares about himself and his money. That is it. This needs to be exposed. Mike Ashley cannot continue to run this club. He is unfit as an owner and a representative of Newcastle United. The Premier League, the FA, and the media need to act accordingly.

Brian continues in his article:

And through all those bizarre decisions, he imposed a Stalinist black-out on all information about the goings-on at St James’ Park.

It’s seemed deliberately vindictive.

As Keegan revealed last year, he was hurt at being “treated like dirt” by Ashley and his henchmen, and was appalled at their “disregard for people”.

The media need to do more of this but they have yet to act in accordance with Ashley’s depravity.

This is an environment where #Glazersout is trending in the UK while Manchester United are about to seal a £50M on Aaron Wan-Bissaka, a genius of a player.

Why is Ashley Out not everywhere? His discretions are deliberate and depraved.

Mike Ashley’s treatment of Newcastle United fans needs to be exposed. And it must be continuous and unrelenting!

168 comments so far

  • magscar

    Jun 27, 2019 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #161

    Yeah fine words from The Mag article but nothing we haven’t heard from several of our own contributors. Now all he needs to do is reach out to the thousands and I mean thousands who neither read this Blog or Mag to make them see the light.

    This isn’t an anti giving up post just a how do you get your fine words into other people’s heads and win the argument.

    Any waverers on here might be persuaded by his summation and you might say -job done but it’s the masses that need to be won over.

    I have no doubt that several matchgoers will (have) made up their own minds just as others before them as their own personal threshold ha been crossed but actions speak louder than words.

    A rallying cry to a larger audience would be great but to win the argument you need to have their ears . It’s like Boris addressing home counties group of Tory members about we will leave on Halloween (no detail known or said) but gets the rousing reception he expected. Out in the real world millions of non Tory members are saying ok how? Some will not be saying ok but will be saying how

  • Jib

    Jun 27, 2019 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #162

    Takes over from the night shift
    Business as usual

    I think whoever said toon22 may be a keyword response bot
    may have a point
    My post clearly hasn’t been read

  • Paul141726

    Jun 27, 2019 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #163


    was reading newsnow page and that was initially in the Star….apparently.
    would not matter if was 2 weeks or 2 years, I don’t think AshLIE is selling. we have been down this path too many times, but dammit, I hope this time is a charm.

  • one fine day

    Jun 27, 2019 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #164

    It would be hard to coordinate .
    I think an empty eerie st James sends a far better message to him to simply f@uck right off and understand its our club our choice.
    The running on the pitch thing could get very toxic with those who run on getting all kinds of abuse from those who still get their news from the club or the chronicle and so want to support the team etc.
    Also if the game is abandoned chances are the only one who hurts is the team who would most likely have points deducted .
    I say arsenal should be contacted and asked to support us .
    A match going out world wide with a crowd like a Sunday league game would make far bigger news .
    Anyways i have some online shopping to do . logged in this morning to find my basket empty . going to try n get every Liverpool shirt available in Australia while on a break

  • magscar

    Jun 27, 2019 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #165

    Now I probably won’t get many of any hearts for that little piece – I’m speaking to wrong audience and know it but actions speak louder than words and that isn’t only to ST holders 🙂

    Hearts don’t matter ideas do. So get them into Magpie Group, attend meetings and rallies etc and that is one area I agree with Optimistic on

  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2019 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #166

    jib hopefully we get the heat wave …

    not putting any store on it just like the take over …

  • toon22

    Jun 27, 2019 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #167

    Hiya JIB

    You gotten around to emailing that MP yet ?


  • toon22

    Jun 27, 2019 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #168

    You think I’m going to read through the night shift PR guff ?


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