Newcastle will be a powerful force in Championship if Mike Ashley gives Rafa Benitez control

Multiple sources have reported that Rafa Benitez is likely to stay at Newcastle United after club owner Mike Ashley has agreed to give the former Liverpool, Napoli and Real Madrid manager full control of transfers, scouting, the academy, and even medical staff. Why would Rafa stay? Maybe it’s because of the statue. Outside St. James’ Park, there’s a statue of Sir Bobby Robson...
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May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Ashley vows to make amends for Newcastle’s relegation

London (AFP) – Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has written an open letter to his relegated club’s supporters in which he promises to restore them to the Premier League at the first attempt. The Magpies were condemned to the Championship on Wednesday for the second time in Ashley’s tenure after a dismal season on Tyneside. But the much-maligned Ashley, widely disliked by Newcastle...
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May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Newcastle’s spending evidence that Mike Ashley has learned his lesson?

Newcastle United have been the big movers in this January transfer window. With four players brought in that are expected to start, or at least challenge to start, we are left to wonder what the heck is happening at Tyneside. This is a team with a famously stingy owner, who is content to take more money out of the club than he is putting in. But, with the window slamming shut last...
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February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Ashley won't sell Newcastle until they reach UCL or win trophy

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has said he will not sell the club until they win a trophy or qualify for the Champions League. The Sports Direct tycoon has often been criticised by sections of the Magpies support for putting profit ahead of on-pitch performances, with the club going into their final Premier League match of the season facing the threat of relegation. But Ashley, who...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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