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Newcastle United ARE still up for sale.

Newcastle United ARE still up for sale.

When Mike Ashley first bought the club in 2007, it's been well documented that he didn't do his homework and got stung for quite a hefty wedge of dosh. or at least that's the murmurings coming out of the pro-Ashley camp..

He spent around £135 million on the club and since then has raised this amount to the £260 million mark. some of the expense self inflicted mind, so he can't complain too much about that. Anyway, in his first season here, we splashed out on a fair few signings with a high wage demand. Alan Smith,Joey Barton and Mark Viduka to name just a few. that's not even including the likes of Geremi, Xisco's joke of a fee and the massive outlay on Fabricio Collocini. Talk also of the Horse Botherer getting a contract renewal was being banded around the media in our relegation season and with his wages being over £100k a week then a renewal wouldn't have been far short...

Now, less of the history and more to the point.

Ashley first came in and seemed to want to succeed here with an obvious game plan with some of the signings and fees on wages backing this up but since the Keegan saga and the joke of putting the club up for sale on the club website, bad decisions have followed bad with it all running in tandom ever since the appointment of Derek Llambias. Spin of Ashley wanting to financially rescue the club has been well received by some but it doesn't tie in with his first year's spending and for arguments sake, if the relegation season changed the original plan then surely the money offset against the losses in the past 5 or 6 transfer windows has more than recouped the amount lost?

The club went up for sale in September 2008 with many stories of interested parties but the truth be known, all of these 'interested' will have been put off by the figures expected of them to pay for the brand of NUFC and ever since then our owner has been 'selling' the club to himself by stripping our great club of it's assets.

In doing so, he is not only robbing the city of a team able to challenge for something in the premier league to a team that will fight for it's life not to mention he is starving the future generation of the passion or appetite of supporting this club as people are slowly losing interest in it.

So, Ashley needs to make his 'hidden' intentions known or reduce his selling price as it's clear he isn't the best man for the club because hiding himself away, letting club officials lie about things and taking his loyal customers (the fans) for granted, he is slowly killing the club and before long the last great untapped oil well we had here will be lost to other clubs or to another sport altogether..



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Writer:TNMW
Date:Wednesday August 24 2011
Time: 3:10PM

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1st!!! From a spurs fan!!
woodyn17
04/10/2011 17:12:00
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1st!!! From a spurs fan!!
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04/10/2011 17:12:00
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