Just when you thought an honest ex-Mag like Kevin Nolan would stick up for us fans and slate Mike Ashley, he’s now jumped to his defence live on talkSPORT this morning.
Here’s what he’s had to say alongside Ray Parlour during his pathetic appearance talkSPORT this morning:
“I feel for the fans & for Ashley.”
Ashley – a billionaire who’s enjoyed spending his millions elsewhere while neglecting OUR club and driving it into the ground as a result.
Fans – THOUSANDS of passionate supporters forced to sack off their 10-20-30-year-old season tickets because this parasite of an owner has crushed all our hopes. Remind me why do you feel for Ashley, Kevin?
“You can’t fault Mike Ashley.”
- -£60m net spend since 2016/17
- Two relegations over the past 10 years
- Forced out Shearer, Keegan, Rafa
- Refused to re-sign Rondon
- Sold our top scorer for £30m
- Refused to give Rafa what he wanted
- Replica kit priced at £65 – the most expensive in the country.
- Season ticket prices increased despite all of the above
You can fault Mike Ashley, Kevin.
“Benitez knew what he was going into and done well in working the media.”
Another pathetic claim. So, did Rafa know that Mike Ashley was going to lie about the ‘every penny generated’ claims? Did he know we’d have a net spend of -£60m over his time at the club? Did he know the only training ground improvement would be painting the walls? Did he know we’d sell Mitrovic and Merino and replace them with one loan and a free agent?
“He’s been able to finance the club and keep things running smoothly.”
There’s barely 6 weeks until the season starts yet we have no manager, no new signings, no update on a proposed takeover and absolutely no hope – and that’s just touching on the last few weeks, not the last 12 years! Please tell me how this club is ‘running smoothly’, Kevin?
As @IfRafaGoesWeGo stated on Twitter, is he completely clueless…or carefully briefed? We’ve seen it before from Shola Ameobi – another player we didn’t expect it from.