Ex-Palace Chairman Simon Jordan has totally contradicted himself on the NUFC takeover front, telling talkSPORT yesterday why Mike Ashley is no rush to sell – just months after being adamant he was on his way out.
Claiming to know Ashley personally, Jordan seems to insist on having a say on Newcastle United – despite having no affiliation or affection for the club. The often controversial businessman is most likely using our demise to create publicity and media work for himself, as he often appears on the Sky Sports show ‘The Debate’.
Here’s what Jordan said on TalkSPORT just yesterday, followed by what he had to say about a takeover just after Christmas last year:
Here’s what Jordan then said about the takeover situation just a month ago back on December 27th – saying he was sure ‘without a shadow of a doubt’ that Ashley was off:
We all know TalkSPORT peddles garbage, especially on anything NUFC related. It was only a few months ago one of the hosts ‘Moose’ claimed we only fill SJP because there is “nothing else to do in Newcastle.” Jordan clearly knows Ashley and it is hard to get away from the notion that he is yet another paid media member as part of a wider Ashley PR drive.
He joins the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Dennis Wise, Richard Keys et al in a farcical pro-Ashley media campaign, so it is no surprise at the start of the window Jordan claimed Ashley was on the verge of selling (to take the pressure off him not signing players this month) and has now performed a frankly embarrassing u-turn.
The infuriating part of all this as a Newcastle fan is shows like Talksport continually running propaganda like this and not even recognising that they are contradicting messages on their own show, just weeks previously. Media outlets need to be better and take more care on reporting on clubs, not just Newcastle.