Danny Mills believes potential new owners could be handed an open-goal opportunity to win Newcastle fans over on day one of a Saudi revolution – all thanks to Mike Ashley’s incompetence.
We are currently the only team in the top flight to still be taking payments for the current campaign’s season tickets, while also charging fans for the 20/21 season.
This has sparked outrage from not only our fans but those across the country as well, and now Mills has spoken out in support of the Toon Army – which makes a nice change!
Here’s what he told Football Insider, believing Ashley’s latest scandal could prove to be a PR dream for potential new owners – suggesting their first move would be to stop payments and refund frustrated fans:
“It is a difficult situation for everybody. It is not easy for some of these clubs,”
“Newcastle can afford it, especially if they get taken over by what would be some of the richest owners in the world.
“It would be a huge PR plus if the new owners take over and then give the season ticket holders their money back. That would get the new owners in favour instantly.
“Forget about buying players, fans would be delighted if they got their money back.
“Mike Ashley does not really care, let’s be honest. He is about to sell the club so he is not bothered.
“He will want to keep as much money as possible so that does not surprise us in any way, shape or form.”
Offering supporters a refund would be a quick-fire PR master stroke from the new consortium, who could use the move to symbolise the end of the Ashley era and the beginning of their own.
It could go a long way to show themselves in a positive light to those sceptical of the potential takeover, as the culture and lifestyle of Saudi Arabia has at times been dragged through the mud throughout this whole drawn-out saga.
Either way, the fact that Ashley is still charging supporters while a global pandemic tears through people’s finances is a disgrace, and just epitomises the 13 years of bloodthirsty greed us fans have had to endure.