Unfortunately, this won’t come as any major surprise to us, with this just exposing Mike Ashley for what he really is – a greedy and self-centred owner who only cares about lining his own pockets, not pleasing the fans.
As the Times’ Daniel Clark reveals below, the club’s new Puma home shirt comes in at £65, making it THE most expensive in England this summer, eclipsing Chelsea’s (£64.95), Man Utd’s (£64.95) and Liverpool’s (£59.99):
To make matters worse, the club are also selling a “players authentic” version for of the home kit for a whopping £95.
The Times’ piece also reveals that a full kit, consisting of replica shirt, shorts and socks (adults size), will set fans back £116 in total. Two lots of these and you almost have the cost of the cheapest season-ticket at Manchester City….the difference!
We don’t know who’ll own the club next season, we don’t know who our manager is going to be and we don’t know if our player of the season will be returning, yet Mike Ashley thinks it’s ok to increase the season ticket prices by 5% and charge more than any other English club for our new home shirt. This from a man who refuses to spend money on the club, all while he’s received a decade of FREE advertising.
This is the sort of man we’re dealing with here. A parasite who’s latched itself onto Newcastle United to do one thing and one thing only – make money, no matters how many people he upsets in the process.