'Time To Go Ashley
By Steve
Wednesday 07 Dec 2011 09:14:00
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PLEASE NOTE THIS WAS WRITTEN IN AUGUST

 

Right, I've had my fill of Ashley and his puppets. My patience has finally snapped and enough is enough. This new transfer policy the club have adopted, is a disgrace. Buy them cheap and sell them on for a big profit is NOT the way to fulfil the ambition Pardew claims he has. This is like stockmarket trading. Buy low and sell high. For what purpose? To fill the pockets of the man who is making us a laughing stock. IF we really do harbour ambitions of moving up to the next level, then surely

the obvious thing to do is buy young and exciting players who can improve the team. And keep them! Creating a conveyor belt of foreign imports, 'fattening' them up for the big sale and being back at square one, will only harm the club. Stability is an important factor in any team and regular comings and goings will cause disruption among the ranks. Players who do stay for a decent length of time will become

disillusioned and will question the club's ambitions (see Enrique on Twitter!)

 

Were the players we were linked with early on; Gameiro, Gervinho & Co, just sweeteners to boost the ten year season ticket sales? Call me cynical, but we never  really had a hope of signing them. At the time of writing this, there's still a good few weeks of the transfer window left. Time will tell if we get anyone else in. But we

need to get players in quickly so they can gel before the season starts, otherwise we could end up with a couple of panic buys. Or maybe no more players at all! Ba could be a canny signing but he cant and won't be able to bear the burden of getting the 15 - 20 goals required from a striker at a club who are claiming the next level is within reach. Daniel Sturridge would be my choice and even if it was only a season's loan, he would give us lightning pace and most importantly, goals.

 

Llambias has said that we've got all the players we need. Well, Mr Bullshit, I'm pretty good at maths and the players we've brought in; even including wages and agents' fees; don't add up to £35million. So what exactly is going on at Newcastle United? We're sick of the guessing games and the lack of frontline communication from the owner and his cronies. We've raked in fortunes during Ashley's tenure from the sale of players, gate revenue, TV money, etc. The cull after relegation would have saved the club a lot of money too.

 

I've followed Newcastle United home and away for well over 30 years and it hurts to see the club I love being run by idiots who haven't got a clue what this club is about. I can't for the life of me figure out what Ashley is trying to do here. He shit on two Toon legends in Keegan and Shearer. He shit on Hughton. And worst of all, he shit on us, the fans, time and time again. I would love to see the day where we all stood together and boycotted a home game because the only way to get through to people like Mike Ashley, is to hit them where it hurts: in the pocket. He'd soon get the message if that happened.

 

 

There's something which still bothers me about the Andy Carroll transfer. According to reports at the time, the transfer happened at unbelievable speed. I don't buy that for one second! It was a British record transfer and the logistics of a deal like that couldn't be done and dusted in a day or two. We got that ungrateful little shit, Stephen Ireland, in on loan around the same time as Carroll went. The Ireland deal was a bit of a saga and if my memory serves me right, it dragged on for about three weeks. For a loan signing?! So, if a loan deal took so long, how on earth could a deal the size of Carroll's, be completed so quickly? Here's my anti - Ashley

cynicism again.... I strongly believe Carroll was touted around like a piece of meat  long before deadline day and it was smokescreened so that the club could appear to be in a position where it was probably too late to get in a suitable replacement once the deal was officially announced. And the claims that we bid for N'Zogbia at the  very end of the transfer window are utter bullshit as well! According to reports, we

bid £10million for him which was apparently rejected by Dave Whelan. And now that N'Zogbia is leaving Wigan and reportedly wanting to return to SJP, why aren't  we breaking down doors to sign him now? IF we made such a big effort to get him  in January for £10million, why haven't we got him now when he's available for

£9million? The whole thing just doesn't sit right with me. By the way Ireland, good luck at Villa, you'll need it. And I noticed the cheeky prick didn't complain about the wages he took from NUFC when the second city's second team didn't want him! So another season is upon us. My hopes for this season? Naturally, a trophy would be nice and very welcome. A higher finish would be great and a new No9 who would do the famous shirt justice would be the icing on the cake. But most of all, I hope there's a billionaire out there who fancies becoming a Geordie hero by buying  Newcastle United and treating the club and the fans the way we deserve. Let's all hope that 'fcb' really does get out of our club.'



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