Mike Ashley to spend big between now and August 8th? Don’t fall for it..

Remember when us Newcastle fans were up in arms after Steve McClaren’s appointment in the summer of 2015?

It looked like a damning decision from Mike Ashley, with McClaren arrival leaving supporters far from impressed, but a few decent signings meant 52,000 turned up for our opening game of the 2015/16 season against Southampton.

The likes of Wijnaldum, Mitrovic, Mbemba and Thauvin signed following the underwhelming McClaren appointment, and I would not be surprised whatsoever if Ashley tried to get fans ‘back on side’ with a few decent signings between Steve Bruce’s potential arrival and this summer’s transfer deadline on August 8th.

He hasn’t got much time left, but he will know that fans are planning to boycott the opening game of the season vs Arsenal – and he’ll no doubt believe a few decent signings may convince some to be at St James’ Park for the start of our new campaign on August 11th.

My message is simple – do NOT fall for it should this happen.

It may be that we have no time left to do any serious business and end up going into the season with just one or two bargain basement buys – making the decision to boycott clearer than ever – but a few surprisingly good buys and/or a new club record signing will just paper over the cracks.

Even if we sign six new players (our target according to several local papers) and bring in long-term target Joelinton, we’ll have had a shambolic summer if Steve Bruce ends up being the man who replaces Rafa Benitez.

The damage has been done and any quality last minute signings now would most likely be players who see the club as a stepping stone and initial route into Premier League football.

Mike Ashley has allowed the walls to crack and the paint to chip off at St James’ Park without any TLC in return, so don’t let any last minute sticky plasters sway your decision (to boycott) as we approach the new 2019/20 Premier League season.

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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.

7 thoughts on “Mike Ashley to spend big between now and August 8th? Don’t fall for it..

  1. How does the saying go once bitten twice shy. BOYCOTT every home game not just Arsenal. Only way to get rid of this c**t.

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  2. Young lad coming in on a free should tell you all you need to know about the Fat Lad and his ambition for OUR club….

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  3. No bag take over then never was that one failed to sell season tickets now more lies about buying players to sell season tickets nice try fat ******* only traitors will go to sjp first game of season

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  4. Fed up with all of the bollicks coming out on these so called headlines, 95% lies imo, NUFC not a together club if majority of fans can’t at least show their disgust through protest.
    The only headline I’m waiting for is fat **** gone, otherwise forget any aspirations

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  5. Been a fanatical Newcastle fan since 1984, wish there was some way to not only get rid of Ashley, but to destroy him like he has destroyed our Newcastle Football Club. Unfortunately, I live in south Africa and all Rican do is support a boycott of every game till Ashley is gone

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