Mike Ashley promises Hughton a nice pot of gold – Sure

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### Hughton - No grudge against him getting the job

The worst insult that a Newcastle United fan could get is not only destroying their beloved club, but trying to destroy their stadium name. Yesterday, on top of the devastating news that Mike Ashley had taken Newcastle United off the market, he also said that they were open to any offers for the naming rights of the stadium. This, is probably the cheekiest, and most arrogant move he has taken to date, and you really have to question yourself if he’s that stupid or being an outright (Insert your own word here). Today Ashley confirmed that there will be funds available to Chris, and that he’s pumping £20m into the club by the end of this week.

We’ve gone nearly half a year without one single buyer actually taking control of the club and we’ve even had a team in place to sell it. It’s quite a disgrace when we can’t find one buyer, sure the clubs isn’t an attractive investment but surely there’s someone out there who actually wants to get involved in a club, besides Barry Moat.

We know Barry tried everything he could to seal the deal but in the end, the poor economic climate and failure to get any to join him in his quest resulted in the Tyneside businessman failing to buyout Mr.Ashley.

Hughton, who was appointed yesterday is thrilled with the position as manager and we think he’ll do a very good job. However, as I’ve preached on here umpteen times, we need new signings. Not one or two, but perhaps four or five. Saying that, when has Mike every managed to fund a five player signing spree?

We hope Mike sticks to his word but we very much doubt he will, as it’s not the first time we’ve heard the same old jabber come from the board, and always released through the clubs official website. Does Mike has one last chance to get things right? I don’t think he does but I think he has the opportunity to somewhat repay his huge debts to the Newcastle United fans.

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chuck: ⏱ 28/10/2009

Hey ! i`m glad he did`nt sell to some bunch of hustlers ( as they say in Texas "all hat and no cattle") And re naming the stadium is not that big a deal, if it brings more money to the club (it will be known forever by the fans as ST. James Park) And yes it`s very good news that Ashley realizes we have to strengthen a small and not very talented side. It`s obvious he is not about to gamble on promotion and understands it would be more difficult if not accomplished in the first season. Look the present economy combined with the fact this club is in the second tier of football, does`nt make it the most attractive 100m.`s worth. I really dont care if (person you hate most) owns the club as long as they "do the right thing" in regards to the wellbeing and future of the club. Yeah I realize there are those who will disagree, but a little pragmatism please, would you rather see Ashley spend 20m. or be at the mercy of some hustler who can`t even match the asking price >

chuck: ⏱ 28/10/2009

Hey ! i`m glad he did`nt sell to some bunch of hustlers ( as they say in Texas "all hat and no cattle") And re naming the stadium is not that big a deal, if it brings more money to the club (it will be known forever by the fans as ST. James Park) And yes it`s very good news that Ashley realizes we have to strengthen a small and not very talented side. It`s obvious he is not about to gamble on promotion and understands it would be more difficult if not accomplished in the first season. Look the present economy combined with the fact this club is in the second tier of football, does`nt make it the most attractive 100m.`s worth. I really dont care if (person you hate most) owns the club as long as they "do the right thing" in regards to the wellbeing and future of the club. Yeah I realize there are those who will disagree, but a little pragmatism please, would you rather see Ashley spend 20m. or be at the mercy of some hustler who can`t even match the asking price >

Andy: ⏱ 29/10/2009

(Chuck) I'd rather see Ashley spend 20m. But when have we had a reason to believe anything he's said since he's taken over? Especially considering he's actually told us (indirectly of course) that lying seems to be a good public relations exercise... He was a billionaire when he took over, how could he not find a few spare million for a few players back then? Was Newcastle really in so much debt that even a billionaire couldn't sort it out? Apparently... what a complete waste of a human specimen. And congratulations to you, Mike, now we're relegated you're worth nowhere near as much. Business genius you are! As for renaming the stadium, I'm not exactly excited about it. But if it brings in some money which actually helps fund the team and not just line Ashley's pockets, then we could do it, at least for 1 or 2 seasons. Then we can go back to being St James'! Or better yet, the Sir Bobby Robson Stadium... But if we rename the stadium and he turns up to the next match in a brand new helicopter, I'm calling the police.

Andy: ⏱ 29/10/2009

(Chuck) I'd rather see Ashley spend 20m. But when have we had a reason to believe anything he's said since he's taken over? Especially considering he's actually told us (indirectly of course) that lying seems to be a good public relations exercise... He was a billionaire when he took over, how could he not find a few spare million for a few players back then? Was Newcastle really in so much debt that even a billionaire couldn't sort it out? Apparently... what a complete waste of a human specimen. And congratulations to you, Mike, now we're relegated you're worth nowhere near as much. Business genius you are! As for renaming the stadium, I'm not exactly excited about it. But if it brings in some money which actually helps fund the team and not just line Ashley's pockets, then we could do it, at least for 1 or 2 seasons. Then we can go back to being St James'! Or better yet, the Sir Bobby Robson Stadium... But if we rename the stadium and he turns up to the next match in a brand new helicopter, I'm calling the police.

steve: ⏱ 29/10/2009

What a load of rubbish how low can this guy go he was never going to sell the club over the last year he's completley frozen Alan Shearer out of the club tried to paint Kevin Keegan blacker than black admitted that he's lied to the press public and supporters put the club on the market twice never bought any players now suddenly he says he wants to inject 20 million which will probably be used in running costs as the window is closed and it cant be used to buy players that we desperatley need and now wants to rename the ground why so he can pocket some more money he'll probably change the kit to red & white stripes next i just can't believe how this nightmare is continuing to be played out in public and making the club become a bloody laughing stock were/when will this all end just when you think things cant get any worse something even more ridiculous happens

steve: ⏱ 29/10/2009

What a load of rubbish how low can this guy go he was never going to sell the club over the last year he's completley frozen Alan Shearer out of the club tried to paint Kevin Keegan blacker than black admitted that he's lied to the press public and supporters put the club on the market twice never bought any players now suddenly he says he wants to inject 20 million which will probably be used in running costs as the window is closed and it cant be used to buy players that we desperatley need and now wants to rename the ground why so he can pocket some more money he'll probably change the kit to red & white stripes next i just can't believe how this nightmare is continuing to be played out in public and making the club become a bloody laughing stock were/when will this all end just when you think things cant get any worse something even more ridiculous happens

steve: ⏱ 29/10/2009

BTW can't the City Council do anything about the re-naming thing as we know Ashley owns the club etc but does he own the land the club is built on ? if not and its owned by the council surely they would step in as SJP is part of the heritage of the city i still can't believe this and in doing this Ashley has shown his utter contempt to the very people who turn up week after week surely this is a step to far even for the most ardent fan i know we have to get behind the team but the way things are going if Ashley is allowed to carry on doing what he's doing we wont have a team to get behind

steve: ⏱ 29/10/2009

BTW can't the City Council do anything about the re-naming thing as we know Ashley owns the club etc but does he own the land the club is built on ? if not and its owned by the council surely they would step in as SJP is part of the heritage of the city i still can't believe this and in doing this Ashley has shown his utter contempt to the very people who turn up week after week surely this is a step to far even for the most ardent fan i know we have to get behind the team but the way things are going if Ashley is allowed to carry on doing what he's doing we wont have a team to get behind