He's on his job tbh
He's not an Arab Sheikh he's gotta look after his money, it's expensive to run a club especially when you're a fan of said club you can end up in deep shit. E.g Simon Jordan at Palace
Was a total cunt drinking pints with Arsenal fans at Toons away end, he pissed Kevin Keegan off to the point of no return and tried to sell up after fans complaints....in a turn of events he's controversially bought in Pardew despite Chris Hughton promotion effort and mid-table football and is now in europe challenging at top 4, changed the name of the stadium to sports direct arena to garner £10m extra transfer funds brought in Demba Ba Cisse Santon the former being the best buys ever imo. Previously sold Andy Carrol for £35m and is looking to bring him back at a fraction of the price and I've read today he's trying to negotiate a deal with Rangers so he owns 10% of the club and can loan players out and have first option on talent
He doesn't give a shit
almost the Balotteli of executive suites
have I missed anything?
He's done well tbh Newcastle should do well in the CL this season
Will be interesting to see if Cisse can carry on his form, if not he's just Michael Ricketts
so do you lot not seriously think they can challenge for top 4
not going to lie, i was one of the 'taxi for ashley' guys back when he sacked keegan (and then hughton) but the man is the best thing to happen to our club in a long time. rate him highly.
Margaret Thatcher's Dead. LOL.
LOL at the pundits last season decrying letting Barton and Nolan go to bring in players "no-one" had heard of. Newcastle were in a relegation scrap apparently. Who'd have thunk it that a French international and Lille captain is better than Joey fucking Barton.
Still think they need another CB, they rode their luck at points last season with Perch at the back.
Ashley's business model is the envy of all other Premier League clubs. The problem starts when you have to either start playing these players big money or replace them again. Teams like Udinese and Dortmund have managed to do this really well.
Loyalty only goes so far (though with Modric I would question why he felt it was appropriate to sign a 6 year deal in 2010... he won't even hand in a transfer request because he loses money then).
Forget about Newcastle, look at Sports Direct all of his competitors are losing market share & their profit margins are continually getting hit.
Whilst Sports Direct is doing better than ever, he's become such an intrigue to me.
I'm a featherweight fan at this point.
Humans are people of habit & it's easy to see now why he is a billionaire.. coz he's a fucken winner that's why.