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An apology from Ashley at last

Following his Managing Director`s half-arsed statement yesterday, the club seem to have reacted to the negative feedback from this and realised a statement from the Chairman himself. Speaking on the official site, Mike Ashley said:

'Seeing Newcastle United relegated from the Premier League has been a catastrophe for us all. I fully accept that mistakes were made during this and previous seasons and I am very sorry for that.

I would like to say sorry to our magnificent supporters who have turned up in their thousands, home and away, up and down the country and who have given the team amazing backing throughout.

And I would also say sorry to all of the club's hard-working staff, who have gone about their jobs all year long. Bringing Alan Shearer back to Newcastle United was the best decision I have made. Alan and his staff did all they could to try and keep us up in the short space of time they had. Talks are now ongoing on how we can take this club forward.'

Again, closing the stable door after the horse is 100 miles down the A1 springs to mind.




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The Journalist

Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 26 2009

Time: 9:20PM

Your Comments

to be honest when i see directors wearing team colours in the directors box especially ones who have never been fans of the club in there life you just smell the jobbies!!!!!!!!!!!!
dannybhoy46
you won't be able to pick yourself up as a club until Ashley sells it and gets out, and then hopefully someone with one-quarter of a brain will move in. i won't pitch all the blame in his direction but a number of people that make big decisions at Newcastle are confused about what winning football looks like and especially about how to make it happen.
RadioactiveD
Day 2 and the wheels are rolling, positive news in the coaching department, and the 4 point plan makes sense although I am not sure that the 30m raised from transfers is going to be spent on buying new players, think that might be put back in the kitty. Players showing their allegence is interesting, Duff for example, there is no way you can have any player on 60k a week in the Championship, will he accept a contract revision for next season dropping his wage from 60K to 20K?
TeddyLyon
TL - doubt he would but he's got his cards on the table early so won't be branded a mercenary unlike Barton, Smith etc
BaldEagle
He promised to bring stability to Newcastle but the moves he made 'shook the boat' even more than before. He's no good at this and needs to sell up and go.
geordie_mark
big al... please buy joe ledley, marc janko!!!!!,stephen hunt!!!!!!,kevin doyle jermaine beckford!!!!!!!, fabian delph at all costs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! enrique may be expensive..but think carefully if to sell him..cos owen, martins, viduka, smith, colo, ameobi, nolan are even worse...at least enrique showed some spirit during the match at villa park....
newcastle 4eva
While some are suggesting Newcastle will do a Leeds, having Ashley as an owner currently may be a good thing and I do want to wash my mouth out with soap and water. As a multi-millionaire, he will realise that the only way he can sell and not make a huge loss will be to get Newcastle back into the Premiership so whilst the silly wages being paid will be cut, money will be made available to buy good youngsters and quality Championship players to help this occur.
Kernowboy71
Enrique could be sold to Barca to replace Sylvinho who Guardiola doesn't rate. Ledley will probably go to Stoke, but we could sign ADAM JOHNSON from Boro. Other players high on the list should be MARK BEEVERS and TOMMY SPURR of Wednesday, MILES ADDISON from Derby, and MATT DERBYSHIRE from Blackburn in possibly a swap deal for Nolan. If Ryan Taylor moves on then KYLE NAUGHTON would a decent replacement and from Scotland the team could pick up JAMES McCARTHY of Hamilton and SCOTT ARFIELD of Falkirk both of whom are very highly rated. Add a couple of decent loan signings and the team is as good as any other in the Championship. Get out of that division and then the focus can be on Premiership players. A team of HARPER - R TAYLOR, S TAYLOR, BEEVERS, SPURR - McCARTHY, ADDISON, GUTHRIE, JOHNSON - DERBYSHIRE, CARROLL should be fighting for promotion the entire season. Experienced players like Butt and Duff could be retained but the team have wasted too much money on useless foreigners and overpriced British players and its time to give youth its head.
Kernowboy71
Takeover time allegedly...
BaldEagle
Have any of the players apologies for their lack of guts for you fine folks? The game v Villa they were a disgrace, unlike the Toon Army who gave it their all.
The Fear
Some have Fear lad, it's ironic that the worst culprits keep their mouths shut, whereas the ones who at least tried have apologised.
BaldEagle
 

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