Once again the Toon Army are undermined and downright insulted by an owner who surely won’t come back to St James’ Park anytime soon!
MIKE ASHLEY is ready to tell Newcastle fans baying for his blood: Give me £1,000 each and you can run the club yourselves.
There was a massive fans’ protest against the under-siege millionaire Toon boss during yesterday’s disastrous 2-1 home defeat to Hull.
And last night a close friend of Ashley said: “He’s a big boy and won’t go anywhere he’s not wanted. If the fans continue to say ‘stay away’ he could do just that.
“They say there are 400,000 Newcastle fans in the area. If they all put in £1,000 they can buy the club and run it themselves.
““They can have a website and vote for the manager. They can pick the team and choose the players they buy and sell. They can do it all.” (News of the World)
This ‘close friend’ of Ashley, could it be Dennis Wise? Who knows, either way this statement is so ridiculous and just smacks of desperation and contempt. Clearly all the off-field antics of the obese owner have begun to affect the on-field display which resulted in a dire defeat at home to Hull City, and one can only hope that something is resolved sooner rather than later. Are Newcastle United fans hopeful that Ashley will sell up soon and leave?