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Offline DJ_NUFC

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14150 on: Wednesday 11 September 2019, 11:07:05 pm »
Is this his Mr. Burns spitting out the 3-eyed fish moment? His R. Kelly losing it in the interview moment?

Loving the hate in this thread though, we need this passion to get this guy out.

Offline Yorkie

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14151 on: Wednesday 11 September 2019, 11:11:27 pm »
He was fifty times worse during that filmed scrutinising he got from the retail committee or whoever they were. It's in YouTube if you're morbidly curious.

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14152 on: Wednesday 11 September 2019, 11:17:59 pm »
I can’t stand to look at him, I’ll pass. Just his image boils my blood.

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14153 on: Wednesday 11 September 2019, 11:42:27 pm »
Why does nobody want to audit him?
Because they will be asked to avoid as much tax as they possibly can, hide as many other financial problems as they can, and everyone from the outside knows that SD is not doing things a company should. If they came out and hid everything and said SD was fine, HMRC would look at the auditors, then also look at other companies the auditors have worked for. Basically as soon as any company does look at them, that company and it’s other companies would be f***ed.

Offline olliemort

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14154 on: Wednesday 11 September 2019, 11:45:56 pm »
Just when you think you cant hate the c*** anymore...he came across as a f***ing freak of nature with his hands all over the shop the gobshite

Offline ToonArmy1892

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14155 on: Wednesday 11 September 2019, 11:50:43 pm »
He really is a child in a fat mans body, it's f***ing incredible.

Offline Stifleaay

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14156 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 12:11:18 am »
Just when you think you cant hate the c*** anymore...he came across as a f***ing freak of nature with his hands all over the shop the gobshite

He really is a child in a fat mans body, it's f***ing incredible.

Jesus Christ guys, I was only Ashley bashing like you all.

Offline nemtizz

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14157 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 12:13:11 am »
 :dog:

Offline Gallowgate End

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14158 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 12:23:58 am »


Not enjoying the extra media scrutiny the most hopeful thing I’ve seen in a while.

Offline Pandamninator

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14159 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 12:26:56 am »
What the f***'s he on about, picking the Newcastle team? I've literally never heard that levelled at him. I think there might have been a murmering about it in 2008, back when Alan Smith couldn't seem to do anything bad enough to get out of Keegan's side. Ashley's got Smith on his shirt so he must be insisting that he stays in the side; but then that would have been in Keegan's book, and it wasn't. I've literally never, ever heard of it other than that.

He reckons the two things we hate most is: A, we don't spend the same as Man City and B: we don't like him picking the side.

Clueless arsehole. Wish he'd just f*** off. Prick.

It's not aimed at us, it's aimed as muddying the waters with the rest of the football world and setting the narrative against the fanbase - "It's not my fault, it's dem deluded Geordies angry because I won't buy Messi and Pele rofl amirite?
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Offline loki679

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14160 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 05:01:56 am »
Looks like some of that team building s**** where someone else has to act as your arms.
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Offline Wilson

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14161 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 05:50:24 am »
Why does nobody want to audit him?
Because they will be asked to avoid as much tax as they possibly can, hide as many other financial problems as they can, and everyone from the outside knows that SD is not doing things a company should. If they came out and hid everything and said SD was fine, HMRC would look at the auditors, then also look at other companies the auditors have worked for. Basically as soon as any company does look at them, that company and it’s other companies would be f***ed.

I don't get this.

Why would they hide s*** then?

Offline TK-421

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14162 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 08:42:17 am »
People say he doesn't care about protests or what people say about him, but that clip above proves the exact opposite.

A discussion about the SD business strategy, and he still can't help mentioning 'panto villain' and 'picking the Newcarsel team'. He's rattled.  :snod:

He's as thin skinned as anything, and that clip should be fuel to the fire to ramp up the protests against him and his stores.

Incidentally, on the 'picking the team' bit, I think he's either referring to the buying of players (Joelinton alleged to have been lined up since January) or trying to refute the idea that he tells the 'head coach' to drop certain players for the (not priority) cup matches.
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Offline TwoForJoy

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14163 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 09:40:41 am »
Just watched the clip with the sound off as I'm at work. I'm no body language expert but he looks like a bloke absolutely desperate for acceptance, the constant smiling when answering questions and the nod at the end of an explanation, he crying out to be loved. He must be massively insecure. I wouldn't be surprised if he's had some sort of media training recently. Politicians use hand gestures to distract you from the absolute bullshit they speak. He's taking it to a new level mind!

As for the picking the team people have been commenting on. Isn't he accused of picking cup teams so we go out straight away every year?

Offline Yorkie

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14164 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 09:50:09 am »
Just watched the clip with the sound off as I'm at work. I'm no body language expert but he looks like a bloke absolutely desperate for acceptance, the constant smiling when answering questions and the nod at the end of an explanation, he crying out to be loved. He must be massively insecure. I wouldn't be surprised if he's had some sort of media training recently. Politicians use hand gestures to distract you from the absolute bullshit they speak. He's taking it to a new level mind!

As for the picking the team people have been commenting on. Isn't he accused of picking cup teams so we go out straight away every year?

This might be what he means but I still don't think I've ever seen that specific accusation made. The whole cups issue is a cultural thing. Ever since the Europa League fiasco, the squad hasn't been suitably equipped to progress in several competitions and every intention is made to avoid competing in any of them. There's an overbearing attitude that by competing in cups you're directly hindering your chances of surviving in the Premier League - as if the two things are exclusively and immovably connected. Typical attitude from someone who knows f*** all about how football actually works and doesn't understand the value of good management.

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Offline steve_69

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« Reply #14165 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 10:07:48 am »
Mike Ashley has neither the brains or the foresight to turn Sports Direct into anything more than it is, the man is deluded. Trying to emulate JD Sports but on a bigger scale is laughable - the major sports brands won't work with him and no one is going to pay a premium for Donnay socks and Dunlop golf brollies.
Sports Direct has a place in the market and they should just stick to what has got them this far - selling tat to chavs for low prices. I genuinely believe if he carries on with this ridiculous endeavour he could take SD under and that's our best chance of getting rid of him - the pressure of trying to rescue his sinking empire will be too much for him and the quick profit from selling us will be needed to help bolster his coffers.
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Offline sadnesstan

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14166 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 10:16:02 am »
Mike Ashley has neither the brains or the foresight to turn Sports Direct into anything more than it is, the man is deluded. Trying to emulate JD Sports but on a bigger scale is laughable - the major sports brands won't work with him and no one is going to pay a premium for Donnay socks and Dunlop golf brollies.
Sports Direct has a place in the market and they should just stick to what has got them this far - selling tat to chavs for low prices. I genuinely believe if he carries on with this ridiculous endeavour he could take SD under and that's our best chance of getting rid of him - the pressure of trying to rescue his sinking empire will be too much for him and the quick profit from selling us will be needed to help bolster his coffers.
Thick as mince chancer who got it right once and is now convinced he's a retail genius.

The way he's screwed Rangers is a kind of genius. Not the kind that should be lauded, of course. Still, as you say there is a place in the market for SD, which raises questions about the market,  But that's probably for the politics thread.

Offline triggs

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14167 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 10:16:45 am »
Why does nobody want to audit him?
Auditing doesn't work
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Offline Minhosa

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14168 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 10:25:07 am »
He's looking older and weaker

That was my first reaction too. Stress is certainly getting to him.

That interview, whilst it wasn't scripted, was certainly 'planned' in that he knew the questions that were coming in advance. 100%.

Offline Yorkie

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« Reply #14169 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 10:34:48 am »
He's looking older and weaker

That was my first reaction too. Stress is certainly getting to him.

That interview, whilst it wasn't scripted, was certainly 'planned' in that he knew the questions that were coming in advance. 100%.

Probably. It was Sky after all.

Offline Minhosa

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14170 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 10:57:42 am »
He's looking older and weaker

That was my first reaction too. Stress is certainly getting to him.

That interview, whilst it wasn't scripted, was certainly 'planned' in that he knew the questions that were coming in advance. 100%.

Probably. It was Sky after all.

Common that PR Agencies will demand the questions up front and also agree with news agencies which subjects are 'out of bounds'.

He didn't hesitate once when a question was asked, to reflect upon it/process it, so that tells you it was rehearsed/planned to a point.

Not as bad as the 'to camera' stuff he done with Sky Sports (I'm not leaving until I've won a trophy). etc.

Offline Northerngimp

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14171 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 11:38:34 am »
Why does nobody want to audit him?

Ill audit him with a screwdriver.

Offline ManDoon

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14172 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 11:47:13 am »
He's looking older and weaker

That was my first reaction too. Stress is certainly getting to him.

That interview, whilst it wasn't scripted, was certainly 'planned' in that he knew the questions that were coming in advance. 100%.

Definitely, he looks really tired, and older. Hopefully he just cant be arsed soon,and leaves from stress.
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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14173 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 12:00:21 pm »
Why does nobody want to audit him?
Because they will be asked to avoid as much tax as they possibly can, hide as many other financial problems as they can, and everyone from the outside knows that SD is not doing things a company should. If they came out and hid everything and said SD was fine, HMRC would look at the auditors, then also look at other companies the auditors have worked for. Basically as soon as any company does look at them, that company and it’s other companies would be f***ed.

I don't get this.

Why would they hide s*** then?

They wouldn't. Accountancy is an art not a science and there is plenty of grey to play around in.

Auditors review the accounts and make sure that income and costs are being fairly reported - its A true and fair view, not THE absolute truth. Plenty of assumptions and interpretation going on.

From a tax perspective, that's not the auditors - its the team engaged to prepare the tax which may or not be the same firm as the auditors.

Why no-one will audit them? Simple SD now have a demonstrable track record of hiding important details which makes auditing the company impossible. They can do the accounts and they can prepare an Audit report that says they are happy with everything or not, but they can't pass comment on what they don't know. If no transactions have been made they rely on company representations and if these aren't made what can they do?

It's also the company that dictates when they file the accounts, so even if the auditors do everything right the company can still not file them (yes there are fines involved) but the auditors name gets dragged into this. All in all, its not worth the fees.
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Offline Yorkie

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #14174 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 12:04:46 pm »
He's looking older and weaker

That was my first reaction too. Stress is certainly getting to him.

That interview, whilst it wasn't scripted, was certainly 'planned' in that he knew the questions that were coming in advance. 100%.

Probably. It was Sky after all.

Common that PR Agencies will demand the questions up front and also agree with news agencies which subjects are 'out of bounds'.

He didn't hesitate once when a question was asked, to reflect upon it/process it, so that tells you it was rehearsed/planned to a point.

Not as bad as the 'to camera' stuff he done with Sky Sports (I'm not leaving until I've won a trophy). etc.

Oh definitely, the two David Craig ones are on another level. And obviously the Martin Samuel thing.