Mike Ashley set to leave NUFC in typically stubborn fashion as he refuses to accept blatant error

A few days ago, Gary Neville slated the Premier League owners that have put their staff on furlough leave – believing they should be banned from buying players when the window opens if they

Unsurprisingly, we were the first club to adhere to the government retention scheme, with Spurs, Norwich, Liverpool and Bournemouth following suit.

Since then, however, not only have big guns Liverpool and Spurs reversed their decisions following severe backlash, but Bournemouth are now the latest club to take back their initial decision.

While he may be pre-occupied with a potential takeover, we’ve heard nothing from Mike Ashley or Newcastle United – meaning it’s just ourselves and Premier League minnows Norwich left.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville has had this to say said:

What I would say in the bigger picture, these transfer discussions and big-money signings completely undermine the discussions they are having with players.

‘If you are having a 30 per cent pay cut across the board and you are talking about spending a billion on players, you may have to put a transfer embargo in place.’

‘It is very difficult for players to see a big transfer a few weeks later.’

‘It doesn’t feel right to me. There is no smoke without fire, I would suggest the Premier League stop this and put a transfer embargo in place on all clubs that are trying to reduce their wages.

‘Players are having their wools pulled over their eyes by clubs.’

He makes a very good point – but we suspect any new owners would come in and quickly reverse that decision, with this being something Luke Edwards has alluded to in his latest takeover piece for the Telegraph.

That said, it would be quite fitting if Mike Ashley left the club without reversing this decision, with it summing up his shameless approach to money – and his lack of care for the people who need it

If this is to be his final few weeks in charge of the club, we will remember his disgraceful attempt to keep Sports Direct open in a global crisis, his hiking of prices in a time of need, his refusal to refund fans continuing to pay for NEXT year’s season tickets and his inability to do the right thing when others reversed their decision to put staff on furlough leave.

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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.

One thought on “Mike Ashley set to leave NUFC in typically stubborn fashion as he refuses to accept blatant error

  1. hello my fellow Geordie guys and gals hope you are all safe and well and if not then you will be in my thoughts and wish you a speedy recovery in these awful times we find ourselves in now ! TAKEOVER ! I am so wanting this to be the end it hurts ! I have been following nufc since about 1990/91 but it really got part of my dna when Beardsley signed he was the one who made me take notice of this football club and watching him play was just magical and with andy cole upfront what a partnership for me I almost feel like a Geordie im not I come from Huddersfield bit im that passionate about the club I feel like I am but I have seen the likes of Cole, Beardsley,Beresford,Ginola,Albert,Gillespie,Asprilla,ferdinand,Shearer,a personal fave of mine is Robert jesus what a left foot !but my point is if you are of a certain age like myself we have had the privilege of seeing some outstanding players playing outstanding footy and im actually more fond of the Sir Bobby Robson times and playing champions league but since mike Ashley bought our club im actually sad that younger generations have only had the turgid ****e that’s been on offer under this regime my lad is 17 years old and in the last couple of years hes just started to like the toon but he cannot understnd why I love my team but I hope this takeover does happen and the younger generation and the next ones can again find themselves falling in love with a team that will excite them as much as I had growing up and that they will have a team that is not a laughing stock or associated with Mike Ashley anymore lest hope for a brighter future

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