Would this tempt Ashley to invest big again?

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So I was thinking the other day about our owners apparent lack of interest in the football ambition side of things. What, I thought, would it take to awaken his interest in investing in us to really compete? Well it occured to me, and bare with me here as it’s a tad fancifull but hey ho, I’m going with it anyway so here it is; European Super League. Over the years it has been suggested by the top clubs of the European leagues that there needs to be a European Super League, and I do feel it’s growing ever closer to reality. When you look at clubs like Bayern Munich they are pretty much outgrowing their league, same with Ajax, Real Madrid and Barca. With the premier league there are more contenders but it has to be said Chelsea and Man City do appear to have the dominant position at present. So let’s asume that around 2018 when I think UEFA look at the Champions league format again, that some of the big clubs decide the time is right for a break away league, then all of a sudden things in theory get very interesting. Now I’m not suggesting that Newcastle would get into the Super League for a second, but let’s assume that the top 3 from the Premier League go into the new super League then the opportunity to win the premier league suddenly becomes much more realistic. With say Chelsea, City and either Arsenal or Man utd gone to the new super league, that makes the Premier League much more competitive. Of course it would take an approach with a bigger mentality than mid table mediocrity to truely compete for the title but it does present the biggest chance to get close to it in recent times. You could then have a scenario where the winner of the Premier league plays the winner of other European Leagues much like the Champions league with that cup winner playing the winner of the super league for a kind of charity shield like cup. If an English club gets relegated from the super league then the winner of the Premier League would replace them with the relegated team dropping back into the Premier league. The potential to make even more money in sponsors and advertising would surely stir our owners loins and maybe just maybe it’s a scenario that would bring about a change in his mindset. He comes across as competitive, certainly in business, and likes a gamble so this would be the perfect chance to apply both those elements. If we factor in the Rangers situation too, well, if he still has interest there, then should they get promotion either this year or next then it’s likely with the right investment in players either they or Celtic would go into the super league thus increasing SD wealth via merchandising sales. I would imagine the Super league would be around 20 to 24 top european clubs with 3 from some leagues and 2 to 1 from smaller leagues. Anyway I see that as the perfect chance to start afresh and would hope he felt the same, then again maybe he really doesn’t care if we ever win a cup or compete again.

KIMTOON

219 thoughts on “Would this tempt Ashley to invest big again?

  1. Yes Kim – I can deffo see Janmaat going to cesspool if they stump up a good enough fee. And they will probs offer £12M + as he is well worth that amount.
    He is far too good a player to be wasting away @ NUFC 👿

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  2. so 12 out of 20 EPL teams have released their financial results for last season.
    NUFC still haven’t 😕

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  3. Well both the chron and journ said a couple of weeks ago that they would be out by the end of the week we played Manure, but still nowt. I asked Ryder and Douglas if they knew what the hold up was but havent had a reply yet.

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  4. Dave, they won’t wanna rock the boat now they are back in with the club. They will probably ring the club to find out what to say 😯

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  5. Another jabba snide leaves Rangers,without pay off,Ime sure jabba will still have something up his sleeve

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  6. Ice – could he be giving them enough rope to hang themselves with ❓
    Sitting and waiting, biding his time.
    I don’t doubt he has a plan of sorts and is up to something.
    He is generally one step ahead, all the time.

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  7. Chelsea PSG a really tasty game, kicking lumps out of each other. On the other screen FC Bayern absolutely battering Shaktar..

    what a world of difference…FC Bayern are absolutely immense…

    the ref at the Chelsea game is minging…

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  8. BB I wouldn’t trust him to the bottom of the street.
    No sign of cabeye tonight not even on bench,they said he was in with a chance to play tonight

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  9. Icedog, did you see Ibra’s sending off ? The Chelsea players stormed the ref all waving there hands in the air like a bunch of girls handbags. Shocking !

    Cabaye, things really aren’t turning out too good for him. Still he’s living in Paris and earning a fortune. Now and then he gets to kick a ball about.
    To be honest I always found him an average player, good at times for the toon, but average at a top european level..

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  10. MMaye saw that I hate when players try to get players sent off,I would book everyone,like it or not the ref runs the game

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  11. I think some of you guys might have been talking at cross purposes regarding the alleged offer of 30K p.w. to Ayew and comparing it to the 55K that Marveaux is/was supposedly being paid.

    Nobody seems to have picked up on the fact that Ayew is being offered 30K per week AFTER TAX. I don’t live in the UK, but I think I’m right in saying that the top marginal rate of tax over there is 45%. That means that his gross wage would need to be about 55K, on which he would pay tax of approx. 25K.

    In other words, Ayew is probably being offered almost exactly the same gross wage as Marveaux, except that in Ayew’s case the club are guaranteeing to pay him a fixed net amount.

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  12. I see we’re being linked with loads of out of contract players again. And the local journos continuing their campaign to get us to buy into the Carver appointment. Just this morning Ryder the asshole quotes ‘some of the fans’ being in doubt about this when his own survey had 93% not wanting him!
    Cheap and cheaper United as profits are up and TV money floods in.
    Disgraceful. Unwilling to bid for and buy a decent player or two.
    That’ll get the fans off their seats. And out of the stadium I hope.

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  13. Georgio that’s a very defeatus attitude! Ashley is saving the money for ten years time so we can win the title mate.

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  14. 50 x 10 = 500 million pounds or it could be more by then. Saving up money is very important in the long run. In years to come we will have more than enough money to challenge for the title mate. Everyone would love Mike Ashley then 🙂

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  15. Sykes – I think I’ve discussed your tour more than NUFC this week 😆
    There’s just little to nowt happening is there?!
    Thought we might have got the figures by now though 🙄

    I have to say that I’ve pretty much resided myself to the strong likelihood that it will JC at the helm next season though 🙄 🙁
    There’s a couple of players who have backed him now and that will be the reason Charnley uses to install him permanently – rather than the fact he’s the cheap ‘make do’ option.

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  16. I am telling you Sharpy it has got to a sad state of affairs when Troysta and Stuart can’t be bothered to go on a wind up 🙂

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  17. Sharpy @ 169 thats just the clubs way of cushioning the blow for the fans when they finally announce that JC has the job. If the club had any intentions of getting a different manager/coach in, then they wouldn’t really want Sammi to publicly back him.

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  18. Dave – yeah, and they obviously think we are too stupid not to see that mate.
    I’m sure I saw an article with Aarons saying that nothing has changed with Pardew gone and JC now in charge – so he can forget his new contract 👿

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  19. Jonas did a piece in the mirror the other day about Pards and how he told him to get another club after his cancer op. Jonas said he was really upset at the treatment by Pards and that it was inhumane, at such a time. He feels he has a second chance under JC, so that’s another player backing him.

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  20. I’m hoping Everton have a tough time of it tonight.
    Might give us the chance of pulling off a 0-0 draw on sunday.

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  21. I really don’t care if we beat Everton or not because every position lost is money not going into Jabba’s pocket. He has done the bare minimum this season and gotten away with it yet again!

    Ajax should be happy at least, getting 6 million out of Jabba for a complete duffer like Siem De Jong. Great business Carr!

    Is Rivierre going to get a PL goal this season ? Is Chucky going to get a game ?

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  22. Martinez really is struggling now isn’t he, total charlatan

    Maybe he should ask moyes to come back and build him another team that he can take unwarranted credit for

    Love to stick it that prick on Sunday…

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  23. This Siem De Jong thing makes me laugh like. He’s injured so he’s a dud 🙄
    Also, how is Carr getting the blame?!. He does the scouting when the lad is fit & playing, if the lad has injury problems then surely it’s the medical teams fault?! – the same medical team who can’t seem to get our players fit & the same medical team that misdiagnosed Jonas testicular cancer – unless that was Carrs fault as well.

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  24. Big D, I reckon we have a medical “team” cos they are overcrowding on the sickbeds at the toon these days…

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  25. Dave – there is a doc & physios mate 😉

    Watching the Everton game at the mo & Lukaku looks a beast tonight.

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  26. CC – what was the final score ❓
    I think we are screwed for sunday
    We can hardly even score a goal, these days.
    And now we don’t even have Cisse.
    Unless of course we get another master class from Parver.
    That’ll be something to behold

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  27. 2-1 to Everton, Hardly masks their awful league drop from top 6 challenges consintently under Moyes for a decade or more. To midtable and on the fringes of a relegation scrap under the shyster in 18 months.

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  28. Blog is quiet? Looks like the crew that does nothing but agree with each other have run out of things to talk about! 😆

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  29. True, we need those figures to come out because the outrage level has dropped off some what! 😆

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  30. Only news really is again about jabba,I think he still has Rangers by the short and curleys,to remove him will cost 27 mil no way have that sort of cash so looks like they are stuck with the crafty sod

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  31. Icedog he is very greedy and selfish if you ask me mate. I would really like to see the figures and get some understanding where the money has gone. He has had 16 million of Wonga so far probably the same amount of Puma. 10 million profit the previous season and 50 million in t.v revenue and not forgetting the sales of Mapou and Davide so if our interest free loans still 129 million I’ll be very pissed off! I just want him to do one.

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  32. More insightful comments from Aussie. That’s probably why your comments just aren’t missed on here.

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  33. I also forgot merchandising and ticket sales. His not spending it on players that’s for sure. The fans have a right to know.

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  34. I doubt we are thst lucky, Hitman. Although we do have a thriving Chinatown so he would feel at home going to Lau’s.

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  35. It would be nice but as Stuart says I doubt it,I also read that some American groups are looking to buy a PL club

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  36. Hope we’ll give one last chance to Vuckic, he fits the n10 role and Id like to se what he can do if he plays alongside Colback Abeid Sammy Sissoko and Ayoze, he is a logic de Jong replacement. Want Marcos Alonso from Fiorentina who played at Sunderland last season and sell Haidara for good money if possible. Would love to have Ings, and Carroll or Austin, and keep everybody except Gouffran, Anita, and Id let Tioté go and Im not sure they will keep Cissé. Id go back to Sissoko right winger next season, especially if we have a N10, or if we go 442

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  37. Cholo: I don’t understand parts of your comment.

    1. Why would we sell Haidara? He is the only left back we have and Dummett is out injured for God knows how long. Our “8 week” injuries normally turn out to be 1 year.

    2. Carroll? He plays about 10 games a season.

    3. Tiote, he has already packed his bags and buggered off anyway. Carver can’t even get his phone calls returned from him.

    4. Sissoko always played crap as a right winger. He offers much more of a threat where he is now although he could do with a better final pass. Maybe a better coach could refine that part of his game? He has the talent, it is his decision making that is amiss.

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  38. Hitman @206, God it would be fantastic if he picked us, but can’t see it, Ash won’t give up his cash cow unless he’s made a offer he can’t refuse.

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  39. Eric Sykes, I agree with you on Haidara, but he has to show more in my opinion. Id take Carroll back for knockdown price, especially if we dont go for Austin. Sissoko crap as right midfielder? I completely disagree with you, he made Debuchy look great, and if we try a partnership with Janmaat we’ll see how good it would be. With a proper N10, if de Jong fit or with Vuckic if we give him a shot, Id like to see him on flank, think about how many goals he brought from there last season. The “Out of position” issue with Sissoko is wrong as he’s is quality anywhere on pitch as long as its an offensive role and he’s decent as DM, but doesnt have same freedom maybe.

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  40. Fair enough Cholo, I see your points. However, on the injury issue with Carroll, I have watched enough football now to know that some players are just sicknotes, they end up injured more than they are fit. We see it with both our Taylors. Very useful as squad players, but then they get knacked and you think, AGAIN!!!

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  41. Eric Sykes, I cant deny that Carroll is very injury prone. At worse, Id like to see us give a shot to Sammy upfront, if he gets tougher and tougher, he will be key, we do lack of that type of player to make it easy for others

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  42. [email protected], I like Carroll, better than people give him credit for imo, but those injuries, too much, too often. Think it would be a huge gamble to resign him even at a knock down fee, it will never happen.

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