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Offline Scoreboard82

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13750 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 12:17:20 am »
I noticed Phil Neville joined a long list of pundits praising Ashley for being a good businessman. I'm fairly sure owners at other Premier League clubs are successful businessmen, but are still able to run their football clubs competently yet we only hear the good businessman comment when it comes to Ashley. Its a discussion about football what Ashley does at Sports Direct means nothing in the context of how he is poorly running Newcastle.
Aye, seen Phil Neville  on MOTD. Says it should be about staying up now before moving on to the next step, but for that to happen we all have to be pulling in the same direction. As if Ashley's blameless and it's the fans fault.

Offline chopey

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13751 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 06:30:46 am »
I hate that line of thinking, I don't want to pull in the same direction as Ashley!! Because I firmly believe that it's the wrong direction
Mike Ashley stole my 30's

Offline neesy111

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13752 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 07:22:27 am »
He's a bad football businessman, as the price of football clubs has skyrocketed and NUFC's hasn't.

Offline Begbie

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13753 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 09:16:26 am »
What I dont understand with Ashley and the way he does business.
-When Pardew did great the first season we did not invest
-A few years later he appoints McClaren(just sacked in Championship) and let him go on a spend a lot of money
-McClaren gets sacked and later Benitez comes in and get almost no money
-Benitez leaves, and they appoint Bruce(just sacked from championship club) and let him spend money.

Why do they keep appointing s*** managers and let them spend money, while 1st season Pardew and World Class Benitez get nothing. I would say thats a bad football businessman and businessman.
"Let's hug it out, bitch"

Offline Shay's Given Tim Flowers

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13754 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 09:19:56 am »
The managers aren’t spending the money. That’s why.

Offline Interpolic

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13755 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 09:21:07 am »
They always spend about as much as they perceive will be enough to keep them hovering around the bottom half of the Premier League.

No need invest much with Rafa as he could paper over the cracks perfectly well on a shoestring budget.

Offline Wullie

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13756 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 09:44:42 am »
Exactly IP.
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Offline BlueStar

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13757 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 09:48:42 am »
In that respect, finishing top half would be seen as a failure because it means they've got the sums wrong and over budgeted.

Offline TwoForJoy

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13758 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 02:25:33 pm »
Protest group take up Mike Ashley offer to pay independent auditor to look at Newcastle United books
https://www.themag.co.uk/2019/08/protest-group-take-up-mike-ashley-offer-to-pay-independent-auditor-to-look-at-newcastle-united-books/

NUST should have been all over this really but glad someone's taken up the offer.

Offline chopey

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13759 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 02:31:46 pm »
Protest group take up Mike Ashley offer to pay independent auditor to look at Newcastle United books
https://www.themag.co.uk/2019/08/protest-group-take-up-mike-ashley-offer-to-pay-independent-auditor-to-look-at-newcastle-united-books/

NUST should have been all over this really but glad someone's taken up the offer.

Not a hope in hell this will happen
Mike Ashley stole my 30's

Offline Disco

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13760 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 02:40:21 pm »
Protest group take up Mike Ashley offer to pay independent auditor to look at Newcastle United books
https://www.themag.co.uk/2019/08/protest-group-take-up-mike-ashley-offer-to-pay-independent-auditor-to-look-at-newcastle-united-books/

NUST should have been all over this really but glad someone's taken up the offer.

Not a hope in hell this will happen

Good PR though.

Offline TwoForJoy

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13761 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 03:03:55 pm »
"You know, some of the fans don't even believe the accounts. "Where's the money? You've got it somewhere." What are you talking about? How do I fiddle this? It's like asking if I'm on drugs. Don't be bloody idiotic. I don't do drugs. Everything else I might be guilty of. Were you out drinking the other night? More than likely. But you can put any accountant on our books and it's whiter than white. I've felt like challenging the fans on that sometimes. I'll pay and you can have an independent auditor come in and review us. But will you please stop saying these things? I'm guilty of a lot, but not that."

I remember thinking at the time it seemed the first sign of weakness from him.

Offline Shearergol

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13762 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 03:27:48 pm »
What is it now, nearly £900m in TV money coming into the club over the last 12 years? So this "good businessman" has made us so expensive to run that it's all been used on running costs?

Does it cost £75m a year to run a football club? This is ignoring advertising, marketing, ticket sales, prize money (cough) of course. But no, the money hasn't "gone anywhere" has it Mike.

Offline D. Yimentov

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13763 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 03:29:39 pm »
What I dont understand with Ashley and the way he does business.
-When Pardew did great the first season we did not invest
-A few years later he appoints McClaren(just sacked in Championship) and let him go on a spend a lot of money
-McClaren gets sacked and later Benitez comes in and get almost no money
-Benitez leaves, and they appoint Bruce(just sacked from championship club) and let him spend money.

Why do they keep appointing s*** managers and let them spend money, while 1st season Pardew and World Class Benitez get nothing. I would say thats a bad football businessman and businessman.

Freddie Shepherd passed on his wisdom before he sold up. Sacks SBR, gives that unmentionable Scottish t*** 50 million to spend.
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Offline Paully

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13764 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 03:53:11 pm »
"You know, some of the fans don't even believe the accounts. "Where's the money? You've got it somewhere." What are you talking about? How do I fiddle this? It's like asking if I'm on drugs. Don't be bloody idiotic. I don't do drugs. Everything else I might be guilty of. Were you out drinking the other night? More than likely. But you can put any accountant on our books and it's whiter than white. I've felt like challenging the fans on that sometimes. I'll pay and you can have an independent auditor come in and review us. But will you please stop saying these things? I'm guilty of a lot, but not that."

I remember thinking at the time it seemed the first sign of weakness from him.

Jesus Christ - is that a genuine quote from him?! I didn't bother reading that Martin Samuel interview as knew it would p*ss me off so only saw highlighted quotes!

Offline chopey

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13765 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 04:02:13 pm »
What is it now, nearly £900m in TV money coming into the club over the last 12 years? So this "good businessman" has made us so expensive to run that it's all been used on running costs?

Does it cost £75m a year to run a football club? This is ignoring advertising, marketing, ticket sales, prize money (cough) of course. But no, the money hasn't "gone anywhere" has it Mike.

Its the £94 million wage bill that always gets me, not a hope in hell we pay players and staff £94 million a year.
Mike Ashley stole my 30's

Offline Colo's Short and Curlies

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13766 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 04:04:38 pm »
What is it now, nearly £900m in TV money coming into the club over the last 12 years? So this "good businessman" has made us so expensive to run that it's all been used on running costs?

Does it cost £75m a year to run a football club? This is ignoring advertising, marketing, ticket sales, prize money (cough) of course. But no, the money hasn't "gone anywhere" has it Mike.

Its the £94 million wage bill that always gets me, not a hope in hell we pay players and staff £94 million a year.

We will, but it will include inflated signing on bonuses/extension bonuses that the players pass onto their agents. A way of circumventing disclosure on how much we pay in fees.

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Offline neesy111

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13767 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 06:58:46 pm »
What is it now, nearly £900m in TV money coming into the club over the last 12 years? So this "good businessman" has made us so expensive to run that it's all been used on running costs?

Does it cost £75m a year to run a football club? This is ignoring advertising, marketing, ticket sales, prize money (cough) of course. But no, the money hasn't "gone anywhere" has it Mike.

Its the £94 million wage bill that always gets me, not a hope in hell we pay players and staff £94 million a year.

We will, but it will include inflated signing on bonuses/extension bonuses that the players pass onto their agents. A way of circumventing disclosure on how much we pay in fees.



I think the previous years wages were higher because not writing down of quite a few contracts as well.

Offline ToonArmy1892

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13768 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 07:10:57 pm »
This c*** been arrested for fraud yet?

Offline Fitzgerald

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13769 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 07:52:08 pm »
I'm almost at a point I hope he stays as the c***s who keep going and get behind Bruce don't deserve NUFC back. They have done nothing towards that so f*** them.

We could get taken over tomorrow by a sheikh and I don't think I could go back into SJP and sit amongst and celebrate with the likes of the one there on Sunday.

It's over like

Offline gdm

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13770 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 08:38:15 pm »
I'm almost at a point I hope he stays as the c***s who keep going and get behind Bruce don't deserve NUFC back. They have done nothing towards that so f*** them.

We could get taken over tomorrow by a sheikh and I don't think I could go back into SJP and sit amongst and celebrate with the likes of the one there on Sunday.

It's over like

You are weird County Durham Mag

Offline chopey

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13771 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 08:41:11 pm »
I'm almost at a point I hope he stays as the c***s who keep going and get behind Bruce don't deserve NUFC back. They have done nothing towards that so f*** them.

We could get taken over tomorrow by a sheikh and I don't think I could go back into SJP and sit amongst and celebrate with the likes of the one there on Sunday.

It's over like

You are weird County Durham Mag

Switch the e and i and you two have a date
Mike Ashley stole my 30's

Offline Shadow Puppets

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13772 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 08:44:31 pm »
I'm almost at a point I hope he stays as the c***s who keep going and get behind Bruce don't deserve NUFC back. They have done nothing towards that so f*** them.

We could get taken over tomorrow by a sheikh and I don't think I could go back into SJP and sit amongst and celebrate with the likes of the one there on Sunday.

It's over like

 :lol:

Offline Fitzgerald

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13773 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 09:33:31 pm »
I'm almost at a point I hope he stays as the c***s who keep going and get behind Bruce don't deserve NUFC back. They have done nothing towards that so f*** them.

We could get taken over tomorrow by a sheikh and I don't think I could go back into SJP and sit amongst and celebrate with the likes of the one there on Sunday.

It's over like


You are weird County Durham Mag

It's right though, they don't  deserve an Ashley free club do they

Offline Mr Logic

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #13774 on: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 09:37:11 pm »
I just read that Martin Samuel piece interviewing Ashley.

The fifth estate is dead.

I'm sure Ashleys lies are transparent to 90% on this board but f*** me what a load of unchallenged guff he spouts. Proven liar in a court of law but time to set the record straight. Yeah, ok Mike "I've made mistakes" Ashley.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7290525/MIKE-ASHLEY-EXCLUSIVE-think-club-forever-Martin-Samuel-Newcastle-owner.html

Read it if you avoided it before, we need to stoke the anger not let it flicker out like a waning candle.

A life spent in fear is a life half lived.