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Worst Moment of Ashleys Reign?

Joe Kinnear. Twice.
Rafa Leaving/Hope walking out of the door
Pardew Years
Hughton Treatment
Shearer Treatment
Keegan Treatment
Jonas Cancer Disgrace
Selling AC9 and not replacing him
Letting the Infrastructure Rot
Zero Infrastructure Investment
No Footballing Knowledge at the head of organisation
Sports Direct Sponsorship
Renaming the Stadium
Zero Ambition after the first six months
McLaren Years
The 2 Relegations
Wonga Sponsorship
The Zero Communication directly or via local press
Dennis Wise and the Cockney Mafia
John Carver aka 'best coach in the world'
Hatem getting shipped to Bruce's Hull
Steve Bruce Appointment
Fan Disunity/Support the Team etc etc
Yohan Kebab/Insomnia/Llambezee
Commercial Revenue falling off a cliff
The Fake 'Interviews' with Sky Sports, Craigy and Samuels
Lee Charnley
The local press showing no backbone, loyalty to their readership or intelligence
Purples/Transfer Policy of buying to sell at profit
The Fakeover's
Richard Keys/Rio Ducklips/Dennis Wise/Shola etc - The Keith Bishop Influence
The Borehole!
The Selling of Strawberry Place

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Offline TRon

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Re: The Mike Ashley Era Time Capsule
« Reply #500 on: Saturday 2 May 2020, 04:13:31 PM »
Im more annoyed that you can only tick 5 options.

Sorry - next option was 10 and I thought that might overload it a bit.

Have to say the results are really interesting and slightly surpising imho.

10 still wouldn't have been enough. I ticked the first 5 without even realising I'd used up my quota. :lol:

Offline Minhosa

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« Reply #501 on: Saturday 2 May 2020, 04:25:24 PM »
Im more annoyed that you can only tick 5 options.

Sorry - next option was 10 and I thought that might overload it a bit.

Have to say the results are really interesting and slightly surpising imho.

10 still wouldn't have been enough. I ticked the first 5 without even realising I'd used up my quota. :lol:

:lol:

Problem I had was that I could make an argument for over 25 of them that f***ed me off personally :lol: :lol: :lol:.

Offline Conjo

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Re: The Mike Ashley Era Time Capsule
« Reply #502 on: Saturday 2 May 2020, 05:20:31 PM »
So the borehole was a massive success! :lol:

I've probably said "final straw" before during the last 13 years, but for some reason my interest in/love for the club remained at some level. However Rafa leaving was actually the final straw for me. The only connection with the club after that was this board and its posters basically.

Objectively looking at it that is far from the worst moment of Ashley, but subjectively that is what got my vote. Wasn't aware I could vote for more than one though.
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Offline ToonCanuck

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« Reply #503 on: Sunday 3 May 2020, 07:09:38 AM »
 all of the above. couldn't stop at 5  :(
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Offline Nobody

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Re: The Mike Ashley Era Time Capsule
« Reply #504 on: Sunday 3 May 2020, 10:23:06 AM »
Oh there's another one - we once didn't buy a player on a permanent deal for FOUR CONSECUTIVE f***ing TRANSFER WINDOWS.
I think this was my actual Final Straw. I know a lot of people would say Keegan, but that was so early on in his ownership, if he wanted there could have been a way back after that.
This period when we went 4 windows without signing a permanent player is the early seeds of the second relegation and IMO arguably the period that was most indicative of Ashley's intentions and how he saw the football club.
Of course when Rafa came in, some sort of hope was there, but deep down we all knew it wasn't real.

Offline Pilko

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Re: The Mike Ashley Era Time Capsule
« Reply #505 on: Sunday 3 May 2020, 07:44:17 PM »
John Carver with the thickest answer I've ever heard following one of the many, many defeats he presided over:

Journalist: "Well John, on a scale of 1 to 10, how frustrating was that today?"

Carver: "It's probably more like a minus 10 to be honest with you"
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Offline MiggysFirstGoal

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« Reply #506 on: Sunday 3 May 2020, 07:45:56 PM »
Remember when Carver said that he wished he had a team of 11 Jack Colbacks.  :lol:

Offline Pilko

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Re: The Mike Ashley Era Time Capsule
« Reply #507 on: Sunday 3 May 2020, 07:46:44 PM »
Remember when Carver said that he wished he had a team of 11 Jack Colbacks.  :lol:

From the same interview that I mentioned above that one, he also then says Williamson got sent off on purpose for the hattrick. :lol:
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Offline MiggysFirstGoal

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« Reply #508 on: Sunday 3 May 2020, 07:48:34 PM »
Basically the worst interview ever then?  :lol:

Offline Wolfcastle

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« Reply #509 on: Sunday 3 May 2020, 07:49:21 PM »
Remember when Carver said that he wished he had a team of 11 Jack Colbacks.  :lol:

If you can call it a 'team' as I think the correct terminology is a "cluster-f**k of Colbacks" or something

Offline Minhosa

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« Reply #510 on: Sunday 3 May 2020, 08:00:34 PM »
John Carver with the thickest answer I've ever heard following one of the many, many defeats he presided over:

Journalist: "Well John, on a scale of 1 to 10, how frustrating was that today?"

Carver: "It's probably more like a minus 10 to be honest with you"

:lol: f***ing hell.

I'd say we've been run like an amateur football club but that'd be so harsh on amateur football clubs.

Offline veriaqa

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« Reply #511 on: Friday 15 May 2020, 03:47:09 AM »
After reading the whole thread back to front, i am bewildered that some fans prefer Ashley over Amanda and co.
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« Reply #512 on: Friday 15 May 2020, 11:56:04 AM »
After reading the whole thread back to front, i am bewildered that some fans prefer Ashley over Amanda and co.

Bewildered :lol:

Did you read the posts about Ashley dismembering folk and bombing kids?
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Offline Mike

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« Reply #513 on: Friday 15 May 2020, 01:21:47 PM »
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Offline kingxlnc

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« Reply #514 on: Friday 15 May 2020, 03:09:14 PM »
I couldn't decide so I put it down to the moments I was most embarassed to be a fan, and even to the point of walking away.

Rafa leaving was definitely straw that broke the camel's back moment. I said 'I'm done' - once that happened.

Other times were:
Treatment of Ben Arfa (our best player at the time and why you'd pay to watch)
Kinnear association
Carver period

One of the ones not listed for me was the almost sabotaged loss of reputation and status. After Keegan rebuilt a club that was on its knees, NUFC were always considered a big or important club. Even in not so successful seasons, we could still attract players and there was a level of prestige.

In my lifetime of supporting, NUFC have never had quite as many journeymen and 'honest pros' as during Ashleys tenure. To the point where it's no longer considered on the level of Spurs, Everton etc (all clubs we've been above for most of the PL era) and now on a par or trying to compete with Bournemouth, Brighton, Burnley, West Brom and even considered a 'yo-yo' club. How does that even happen without chronic negligence?

The biggest myth of all is that Ashley is a good businessman - but what good businessman sees commercial revenues go down under their watch at a time when there's never been more money in the game?

Offline wormy

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« Reply #515 on: Friday 15 May 2020, 03:50:55 PM »
The biggest myth of all is that Ashley is a good businessman - but what good businessman sees commercial revenues go down under their watch at a time when there's never been more money in the game?

:thup: Not the thread for it I know but honestly this riles me so much. Will be one of my favourite arguments to go when this fat f*** finally leaves.

Really could've had his cake and eaten it as far as this club and SD is concerned and yet it seems he just couldn't allow it due to his pathetic ego.

See also 'Ashley doesn't care what we think/do you've got to have thick skin to have gotten as far as he has'.

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Re: The Mike Ashley Era Time Capsule
« Reply #516 on: Friday 15 May 2020, 05:43:09 PM »
That time we had the simplest "takeover" accept from the richest consortium ever put together or a from easily rejectable dubiously sourced party - drag on for at least five months and still nobody being any the wiser about whether it will happen and almost everybody was bored to lobotomy levels by it all.