A theory has emerged from several Newcastle fans following claims today that Mike Ashley has now lowered his asking price to around £300m, with many believing that is simply propaganda in a bid to see to the protests die down.
As you may have read this morning, both the Shields Gazette and The Chronicle have claimed that Ashley is now ready to reconsider his old asking price of £380m, with it now said that he’ll demand a fee in the region of £300m instead.
A sudden and pretty dramatic drop in price – and something that’s no washed at all with the majority of NUFC fans (and it’s not surprising given we know his devious and deceitful nature all too well).
Here’s some of the responses to the ‘news’ from Newcastle fans on Twitter, with many sharing the same theory behind it all:
“What a coincidence. Just as the protests start to gain traction he’s leaking stuff to the press about reducing the price and eager to sell etc… We have been here before of course.”
“This is 100% propaganda to water down protests. Can’t blame you for reporting.”
“Looks like Mike Ashley is trying to get fans to “ease off” you mean.”
“We’ve heard it all before it’s nothing but his PR team trying the ease the pressure.”
“Just a ploy to try and stop the protests and the damage being done.”
“All a smokescreen to deflect attention away from the protest and our league position.”
Whether it’s true or not, there’s only one thing we can do now – keep the pressure on and keep the protests going; especially when today’s ‘news’ could be proof that all of this is actually starting to get to him.
The more he realises that this will not ‘blow over’, the more he’ll realise that maybe it is actually time for him to sell up for good.
“Ashley is prepared to lower his asking price for Newcastle United – as fans step up their protests against him”.
Been here before?
— If Rafa Goes We Go (@IfRafaGoesWeGo) September 18, 2018