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So What Good Has Ashley Actually Done For NUFC?

The penny may never drop for the vast amount of fickle Mike Ashley apologists as they see no wrong although the numbers have reduced in size. Slowly but surely.

Apologists who are supposedly supporters of our 'once' great club but they stand and stare with excuses of support when the 'horrible' things are done before their eyes?

A statement that Derek Llambias made in the club programme a few seasons back could be attributed to any one of them today when he said:


"There are clubs from across the board that are struggling financially at this moment in time, and if it wasn`t for Mike`s continued input, I genuinely think we would be in a similar position to the one Portsmouth find themselves in at this moment."


The normal NUFC supporter from planet earth knows that the regime and all that are associated with them talk utter pilf but the fickle still believe he wiped out the Freddie Shepherd debts.

I don't remember the exact figures of Shepherd's time here but we weren't in as much debt as we are now, albeit to Ashley rather than a bank.

A time when football clubs are handed money for nowt like last season's increase of TV/Prize money of an extra 32 million but we still find ourselves owing the Southerner 129 million with no sign of the 'debt' being reduced.

We can't compete for wages or transfer fees on decent signing. We can't increase the squad to compete for trophies. We can't increase the stadium or do anything decent with the club so what are we supporting here?

The limit of our ambition is for the regime to asset strip as secretly as possible and hide it behind statements of propaganda or lie.

It's pretty obvious that Ashley is making a fortune off us as he isn't clearing the supposed debt we have to him because then we'd get the attention of some serious bidding companies.

So an unambitious club filled with a fickle or family orientated crowd will allow him to get away with it until he gets sick without any reward along the way for the true supporter.

Those that support the bloke need a good hard shake and look at themselves because he's done nowt for the club. Absolutely nowt.

In the meanwhile though, the fickle will cling to every rumour or twitter ITK account that has us doing anything decent. We wont though.

The question still stands unanswered though.

What Good Has Ashley Actually Done For Newcastle United?

Only the sane can answer that one.




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Date:Monday June 23 2014

Time: 10:11PM

 

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