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Online morla84

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15600 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 02:24:56 pm »
Poor little Mike, not getting invited to his training ground one minute, getting stabbed in the back by his mate getting fired the next. Never his fault is it.

Offline Northerngimp

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15601 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 02:26:39 pm »
c*** speaks

https://news.sky.com/story/mike-ashley-stabbed-in-the-back-by-sports-direct-investors-11497424

""The media circus surrounding Sports Direct, including but not restricted to matters connected to our AGM, only proves that whatever progress Sports Direct makes, it will always be subject to disproportionate scrutiny and misrepresentation."

get out of our club you b******.

Tit :lol:

Offline Interpolic

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15602 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 02:28:05 pm »
So unfair when bad things happen to bad people.

Offline Dave

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15603 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 02:32:37 pm »
Misrepresentation. He should know quite a bit about that.

Offline Odin

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15604 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 02:34:38 pm »
I reckon Brendan Rodgers will be the next manager when Benitez finally leaves. Can just picture him here

Brendan Rodgers would be about as best as we could hope for if/when Rafa leaves.

He’d have to be unemployed for it to happen. We don’t pay compensation.

My money would be on TCA.
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Offline Northerngimp

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15605 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 02:37:42 pm »
His shields are down, time to fire some proton torpedoes.

Offline Kid Icarus

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15606 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 02:46:56 pm »
Mike Ashley: "They have stabbed Sports Direct and myself in the back."

Paul Weller: "Look at all these s*** haircuts"
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Offline huss9

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15607 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 03:04:25 pm »
Dunno he hasn't spent loads at Celtic has he? Not that he needs to like,  already been at two big clubs. I can just see him here if/when Benitez leaves. Has a bit of pardew arrogance and I think Ashley  would probably back him a bit anyhow. I think he will leave Celtic next summer too so it's a possibility

you could be right. just think he'd be desperate to prove that he is still a genius but to do that at newcastle would take millions.
john gibson in the chronicle this afternoon;
"John Carver has talked of playing two up top in an effort to score goals, tactically be more direct to grind out points, and just about every other possibility known to man or beast. They are the ramblings of a drowning desperado."

Offline Dave

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15608 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 03:07:19 pm »
Quote from: Ashley
“Despite this progress and the undoubted good performance of Sports Direct led by Keith Hellawell and myself, the company’s shareholders appear to be affected by the pressure of the media and certain other organisations, and they have failed to support Sports Direct, Keith and myself, on this journey,”

Keep it up, everyone. :clap:

Offline Tubestationatmidnight

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15609 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 03:23:36 pm »
Time to go you horrible fat c***

Offline wormy

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15610 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 03:24:45 pm »
:lol: Poor Mike isn't getting supported. Cry me a river; preferably of blood you repugnant scumbag.

Offline Mike

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15611 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 03:25:56 pm »
Also, the BatPhone.

How the f*** would you see it if it were any other color.

Offline Tubestationatmidnight

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15612 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 03:30:16 pm »
What a day it will be when he finally f***s off. Will be like the handbrake coming off a sports car. 14 Premier League seasons before he came and we were in the top 7 for 8 of them

Offline Big Geordie

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15613 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 03:31:58 pm »
My heart bleeds for him! :)
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Offline BlueStar

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15614 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 03:41:56 pm »
Mike Ashley: "They have stabbed Sports Direct and myself in the back."

Paul Weller: "Look at all these s*** haircuts"

Saw that crawling along the bottom on BBC News.  Mike Ashley "stabbed....


.. in the back" by shareholders,


Offline huss9

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15615 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 04:00:28 pm »
what a c*** - treats everyone like s*** - yet anyone criticise his beloved SD and he's up in arms.
what an absolute weirdo.
treat your employees and your customers with respect and you've got no problems. may knock a few million off your billions, but then so what, you fat f***ing c***.
john gibson in the chronicle this afternoon;
"John Carver has talked of playing two up top in an effort to score goals, tactically be more direct to grind out points, and just about every other possibility known to man or beast. They are the ramblings of a drowning desperado."

Offline Tubestationatmidnight

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15616 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 04:04:05 pm »
How does he think we feel him treating something we love like s*** the absolute w*****. Imagine owning a premier league football club but been that much of a c*** and that hated you can't even go and watch them play or step foot in the city or you'd get lynched

Offline HTT

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15617 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 04:34:10 pm »
SD shareholders probably like him as much as NUFC fans do...

He is a toxic presence within that company and always will be due to the negativity his large presence attracts and shareholders don’t like that because it devalues their shares. That’s the bottom line in business.

It wouldn’t surprise me, however, if this is all a deliberate ploy to drive down the share price so he can buy even more shares for himself as we all know he likes to be the kid whose ball it is and if you don’t play along he will take it home.

More pathetic whining and self pity from the the fat c*** in reality.

I think given the way he has went about building his business since they floated on the SE originally he has upset a lot of people and obviously doesn’t care for business traditions, etiquette and others’ reputations or feelings and although he is wealthy enough to put up with certain things, there are many outside of NE1 who would love to see him suffer a huge fall and to fail spectacularly.

And I think it’s coming I really do. He’s bitten off more than he can chew with HOF etc. and when you treat people like dirt be it warehouse employees, shareholders, unions or MPs and show a total disregard for business protocols and traditions, it will come back and bit you hard.

He may be able to bully some zero hour contract student or film flam his way through a House of Commons ‘grilling’ or keep football fans at bay because they are blinded by loyalty, but business is business and money is money. He is a small fish in a huge ocean of sharks only he thinks he’s a f***ing Megalodon.

It says a lot about someone whose own council/close circle of allies is made up of the likes of Bishop, Keys and Gray, odious people with s*** stain reputations in their own industry and in the public eye too who are not his mates, but paid friends.

Where are his business allies, like Richard Branson or allies in the House of Commons or in the boardroom of a football club? Where are his true friends and advocates?

No-one likes him and he’s despised in many circles.

Michael Jackson popcorn stuff for us really :D
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Offline Darth Crooks

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15618 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 04:41:14 pm »
Can see Bishop cutting loose tbh. Bloke's too much of loose unit to try and peddle bullshit for. Dangerous for the PR man to become the story when you're in PR and it's not working anyway.


Offline Rich

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15619 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 04:44:43 pm »
Isn't he in too deep with him? Owns half of KBA, doesn't he?
“We have a manager now whose eye for detail is incredible. The injury record since he’s been here has been phenomenal and that’s down to his meticulous planning, when to use or rest players. At the same time, he has a depth of feeling. It means a lot. Some people have worked here who wouldn’t have a clue about tradition, about Geordie people.”

Offline TK-421

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15620 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 04:50:08 pm »
Isn't he in too deep with him? Owns half of KBA, doesn't he?

Aye, according the companies house listing, Sports Direct is a company with 'significant influence' in KBA.

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Offline Big Geordie

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15621 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 05:05:19 pm »
Isn't he in too deep with him? Owns half of KBA, doesn't he?

Aye, according the companies house listing, Sports Direct is a company with 'significant influence' in KBA.



SD 51% majority shareholder, IIRC.
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Online Stifleaay

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15622 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 05:14:37 pm »
This is starting to look like a possible beginning of the end. All areas that man is involved in is under fire. I'm hoping he's brought to his knees and has to sell us in order to solve his SD/HOF/Debenhams mess.

Thing is who does he think he's going to poach customers from? The same people who go to these stores aren't the same as sports direct. Treat them the same and like NUFC, you'll just wreck them. People shop online or stick with market leaders like John Lewis or Robert Dyas where they don't get taken for mugs. I appreciate the high st in general is on it's arse - JLP included.
The highstreet isn’t on it’s arse, the high street in it’s current incarnation is.
John Lewis would work so well if they just updated their stores a bit and made it easier to navigate. The same for Fenwicks. Retailers just haven’t moved on and made it so the internet compliments their stores and have just let Amazon overtake them.

Offline HTT

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15623 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 05:16:02 pm »
Can see Bishop cutting loose tbh. Bloke's too much of loose unit to try and peddle bullshit for. Dangerous for the PR man to become the story when you're in PR and it's not working anyway.

No chance, MA has basically bankrolled his ‘business’ and MA is a big ticket client even if he’s the opposite of what he and his ‘business’ try to achieve with a client. KB has probably kept MA out of a a few scandals over the years that would ruin him for good that we will maybe never know of. A few topless party photos in the sun, salacious divorce details and a few court cases with former employees etc. is probably considered as a sigh of relief if that’s all that has come out...

You can’t flog a dead horse though and MA seems more than capable of self destruction with or without the aid of a PR agent.

If he was any friend and true adviser he would be advising MA to cut his losses on NUFC because as long as he owns the club even in good times, the spotlight on him will be constant and often intense.

Business wise, all the trials and tribulations we hear about today would be confined to the FT or courts and MA would be pretty much anonymous as a public figure. Maybe he loves the attention and thinks because he is wealthy and has a PR he can win people over, brush stuff under the rug or buy people off.

He will be on celebrity BB in the next decade, if he doesn’t die of a heart attack or is offed that is.

The man is an absolute joke in the same vein Trump is. You can fool some some of the time, but not all and not all of the time. The more you try and fool everyone all of the time the bigger the fool you become and the bigger the hit you take. You see it with so many celebs and so many rich and famous people.

Bishop himself  is no Svengali, he’s just as much of a joke :lol:
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Offline cp40

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Re: Mike Ashley
« Reply #15624 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 05:34:27 pm »
How can he complain of a media circus around sports direct. When he buys a premier league football team, to use as an advert for sports direct on the media circus that is Sky.