Mike Ashley makes bizarre NUFC comment during interview with Sky News – Watch here

During a chat with Sky News, Mike Ashley has bizarrely stated that he ‘doesn’t pick the Newcastle team’ and ‘never has’.

A strange comment in an interview which included a few frantic gestures from a defensive Ashley, who looked a little rattled (see clip below) as he continues to defend his beloved Sports Direct and running of NUFC.

This comes after the retail tycoon was quizzed during Sports Directs annual general meeting in London on Wednesday – with some members of the London Magpie Group attending to protest against the Newcastle owner.

As shown below, Ashley pulls out the old ‘pantomime villain’ comment, but randomly declares that he is not the man picking our team each week – not that anyone asked..

“It’s simply impossible and just so we’re clear, I don’t pick the Newcastle team and I never have because that gets thrown at me as well. If you’re me, that’s where you get this, ‘OK guys, panto villain’. Let’s just take that down a notch if that’s OK?”

He claims to have this ‘thrown at him’ on a regular basis, but have you ever seen a Newcastle fans suggest Mike Ashley picks the team? I haven’t.

He seems rattled and, just like he did in his interview in with the Daily Mail a few months ago, he doesn’t seem to be making a great deal of sense.

Mike Ashley is the king of exploitation and it seems he’s taken the Sports Direct shareholders for granted – just as he has done with Newcastle fans over the 12 years.

Another boycott has been planned ahead of next week’s home game against Brighton and the early signs are that it could be our lowest crowd of the season.

In a way it’s sad to see, but it feels like a large section of the fanbase really have had enough of Mike Ashley’s Newcastle United this time around.

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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.

9 thoughts on “Mike Ashley makes bizarre NUFC comment during interview with Sky News – Watch here

  1. It’s the old pantomime villain label. He thinks we’re all out to get him and he’s saying he doesn’t understand why

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  2. “Lets just take it down a notch “.
    OOOOOH..getting a bit warm in the kitchen aye mikey..
    !
    Believe me son..its only gonna get warmer…!
    FATBASTADOOT.
    H W T L.

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  3. For the good of your club give the Brighton game a swerve ,it will look really bad for fat lad,the 30 odd thousand who think it’s a crime to miss a game need to take a long hard look in the mirror and realise that they may well be stuck with that parasite for many more years unless they act now

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  4. Ringo64:
    For the good of your club give the Brighton game a swerve ,it will look really bad for fat lad,the 30 odd thousand who think it’s a crime to miss a game need to take a long hard look in the mirror and realise that they may well be stuck with that parasite for many more years unless they act now

    How very little you know about Ashley if you think he will just walk away.

    As has been said MANY times – Ashley is a buyer, not a seller. This is because he buys something a and will only sell it when there is a profit to be made.

    You could get the home game attendance down to 10,000 and he still wouldn’t sell at a loss.

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  5. So Olly,

    You think he just makes bad stuff up about himself?

    What, there’s not enough shlte about him going round already that he has to make stuff up , to make his image even worse??

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