UK time is: 09:00:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Sumo slams Ashley

Former NUFC goalscoring hero, Celebrity Fit Club contestant and now a well respected racing trainer Mickey Quinn has come out to slate the reign of Mike Ashley, saying that leaving is about the only right thing he's managed at the club. Speaking to the Ronnie, Sumo said:

"Ashley going is the best thing that could happen for the club. The fans should thank him for putting money into the club to rid its debt but it stops there. Apart from that, it hasn`t worked well. He`s made a mess, it`s embarrassing. No one likes to see anyone lose money but Ashley has to take it on the chin.

The club needs a foothold to get itself back to where it should be in the game. It needs the stability of a chairman who believes in the club, in the manager, whoever that is, and who understands the city and the fans, their passion and emotion. Who could do any worse? We`re relegated!

These are tough times though - it`s going to cost a lot of money. Season ticket sales are going to be bad enough after relegation, so whatever`s happening with regard to the sale of the club it`s a good bit of PR to press on with putting Alan in place as manager.

It makes good business sense anyway, it`s an attractive carrot to dangle in front of prospective buyers who would want to see the club back in the Premier League as soon as possible.

I scrutinised Alan`s eight games in charge and I wouldn`t change any decision he made. He tried to win games, he wasn`t negative - he played four strikers at times. His players just weren`t good enough, the midfield couldn`t create chances. That`s going to cost a lot of money to rectify.

You need a chairman who`s going to put his money where his mouth is. I`m a bit of an old romantic, but the club has never been as well run since Sir John (Hall) left. I know he wouldn`t come back but you need someone of that ilk."

Other than the Hall thing I agree with the sentiments Micky lad.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Premier League odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 1 2009

Time: 5:08PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Sir Bobby Auction Update (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Are We For Real? (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Not Long For de Jong (Monday October 20 2014)

Aside From The PR (Sunday October 19 2014)

Ashley And The Modern Day Monopoly (Sunday October 19 2014)

Probable NUFC Line Up (Friday October 17 2014)

Reality Ahead of PR (Friday October 17 2014)

Sir Bobby Auction Update (Thursday October 16 2014)

Krul Luck? (Monday October 13 2014)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. BLACKBOB 27 170
2. Toon_NoMatterWot 101
3. thecorner 95
4. PieMag 91
5. Wilco 87
6. OldLeazes 64
7. officemonkey 63
8. Pellet 62
9. McCreery 47
10. Rytoon 38

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 8 2 3 3 -1 9
15. Leicester City 8 2 3 3 -2 9
16. Crystal Palace 8 2 2 4 -3 8
17. Sunderland 8 1 5 2 -7 8
18. Newcastle 8 1 4 3 -6 7
19. Burnley 8 0 4 4 -9 4
20. Q.P.R. 8 1 1 6 -12 4

Breaking League News

Anderlecht v Arsenal Match Preview
Arsenal : 21/10/2014 21:30:00
Okore Not Ready For Premiership Action
Aston Villa : 21/10/2014 17:11:00
Nani Staying in Lisbon!
Man Utd : 21/10/2014 17:02:00
Nathan Baker Picks Up Hamstring Injury
Aston Villa : 21/10/2014 16:58:00
Match Day Moments - Maribor (h)
Chelsea : 21/10/2014 16:57:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think NUFC will finish this season?
Suggested By:  Talk of the Tyne
Top 4%
Top 4 3%
Europa league places 16%
Mid table 47%
Relegated 30%