Under Mike Ashley, Newcastle United's future as a football club was directionless. But with new ownership comes new opportunity and new direction. Let's take a look at a few possible areas of improvement.
Interesting comments were made by Rafa Benitez today when he alluded to some good news when asked about the takeover:
In 2007, Mike Ashley purchased the combined stakes of John Hall and Douglas Hall, effectively giving him ownership of Newcastle United. Since that time, and the appointment of Alan Pardew, Mike Ashley has continued to be accused of asset stripping the club to make a profit. Backers of Mike Ashley, few though they are, continue to […]
Derek Llambias, aka Derek Llambeze as Joe calls him, today tended his resignation as Managing Director of Newcastle United. I posted on Twitter wondering why the sudden departure, and there was no real answer, until I was tweeted this article in the Daily Mirror. Now, there are no direct quotes in this article, but in looking […]
Newcastle United are third in the league, were even in second place for a couple of hours, and all is well on the football field. Fear not Toon fans, Mike Ashley and cohort Derek Llambias are always here to bring us crashing back down to earth. Sure enough, they are going to rename St James’s […]
Colin Young at the Mail Online wrote an intriguing piece regarding the future of Newcastle United. In it, Young claims that investors in Qatar are considering a buy out of Newcastle to continue to expand their reach into global football (what, the World Cup wasn’t enough?). A week ago Barcelona agreed to a £125 million […]
The people linked with Newcastle United are either perpetually stupid or completely inept. Barry Moat has finally broken his silence regarding the Newcastle United takeover and his failure to buy the club. In comments released yesterday Moat admitted that he too would consider selling the naming rights for St. James’s Park. Anything to make a […]