Sky Sports presenter makes astonishing claim about Mike Ashley – This really is unbelievable

Speaking on talkSPORT, Jim White has insisted that the blame lies with Rafa Benitez and the players and NOT Mike Ashley – claiming the NUFC owner has ‘nothing to do’ with our worst start to a season since 1898.

To say Ashley has nothing to do with our current on-field problems is an absolute joke quite frankly.

Don’t get me wrong, Rafa Benitez has made mistakes and the players have not performed, but I honestly feel that you haven’t been paying attention if you don’t see Mike Ashley as the biggest root of our problems.

People may not like some of Rafa’s fourth choice signings and they may question some of his substitutions, but isn’t that like bickering over the colour of the carpets when your house is falling down?!

Here’s what Jim White has had to say on talkSPORT – proving that he’s yet another figure in the media who doesn’t get it:



“This is about Rafa Benitez and the players and the blame lies at their door.

“This is nothing to do with Ashley.”

  • He’s pocketed more money out of the club over the summer than he spent on a singe player (£10m).
  • £100,000 net spend since promotion in 2017 – compared to £86m from Brighton and £74M from Huddersfield.
  • MINUS £21m net spend over the summer, with no proven goalscorer signed, no number 10, no left-back.
  • LIED to Rafa Benitez about giving him ‘every penny’ generated by the club to spend – which is no doubt a major part of why Rafa is refusing to sign a new deal (something which continues to leave a cloud over the club and the players).

We’ve been relegated just four times in 117 years before Ashley, yet he could be part of our THIRD relegation in 10 years if he doesn’t pull his finger out and back Benitez in January.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

14 thoughts on “Sky Sports presenter makes astonishing claim about Mike Ashley – This really is unbelievable

  1. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. I respect Jim Whites, he isn’t an idiot. Only a couple if weeks ago he was having a go at a Southener who had a downer on our great city. You can’t have it both ways.

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  2. I used to have respect for Jim White buthe after this ludicrous comment. NO MORE.
    Question Jim…how much is the fat theif paying you to spin this chyte and do you actually know where St James Park is…?

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  3. “Everyone is entitled to an opinion. I respect Jim Whites, he isn’t an idiot. Only a couple if weeks ago he was having a go at a Southener who had a downer on our great city. You can’t have it both ways.”

    Rafa isn’t above criticism, but laying the blame at his door for the lack of Summer transfer action is more than idiotic. We’ve seen this all before after the 5th place fluke finish under Pardew.

    The team isn’t good enough because the players we have aren’t good enough. There’s only one man to blame for that again, and he’s not Spanish.

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  4. Jim White another one who apparently knows everything that is going on at Newcastle Utd , what a ****** another one talking out of his ARSE.

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  5. Both Ashley & Rafa are to blame,Rafa thinks he can use whatever tactics he can with no come back when the results do go our way & unfortunately some of our fans feel the same way about Rafa as they did about Keegan,both managers think the fans will forgive them whatever happens,Rafa’s tactics & decision making baffle me at times,he changes players but not the way we play,it’s the way we play that seems to be the problem,as for the FCB,I’ve used enough energy in the past talking about that fat barrow boy

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  6. If you are given the money to have premiership squad you will be in a relevant premier league position, if not you will also be in the equivalent position!! i.e. – 20 million spend = bottom.
    IMO opinion Rafa did a great job last year and we would be still in the championship not 10th in the league last year if he went !!

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  7. Well the hell did he get this information from well he’s in everyones bad book now

    GET OUT OFF ARE CLUB YOU FAT COCKNEY BAST/RD

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  8. Mike ashley is an absolute joke he is destroying out club we are 1 of the biggest clubs in the premier league and that fat Cockley c**t is making a mockery of us the sooner he goes Ther better for every1

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  9. Just remember the names associated pre Ashley ie under Keegan & Sir Bobby….Shearer Beardsley Gascoigne Cole Ferdinand Ginola Speed Robert Lee Tino Ferguson says it all ?

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