Is the impossible becoming possible?

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Ashley - Beginning to take some responsibility?

I know it might be a tough question to ask and one that will have a common answer but it’s worth taking a look at this issue all the same. Although we haven’t heard much about, from or to him of late, it seems as if Mike Ashley has settled down just a little bit. Ashley who took us off the market for a second time earlier this season because he failed to sell, is slowly but surely eeking a possible title of a football club owner. Saying that I don’t really think that he’s anywhere near a the perfect owner but he has improved and at least, is trying somewhat.

Now don’t get the wrong message here, Ashley has ruined the club no doubt, but of late, he seems to be making a effort to get the club where it should be, financially and morally.

Whether that’s to save cash for himself who knows but he had a flying visit to Benton, to congratulate the players on their form so far this season, and indeed thanking them for remaining so professional even through times of huge uncertainty.

Perhaps Mike Ashley is learning day by day what it requires to be a decent football club owner. Number one is money, and lots of it, and the other two, are time and patience. Money is the only thing we can associate with Mike, especially when Tesco paid 984k for six bikes from one of Mike Ashley’s firms.

maybe the impossible is really becoming possible and that Mike is changing his ways. However, he’s still a huge huge burden to the club and will never be forgiven for ruining the mighty club that is Newcastle United. Some say that statement might be a little harsh but I’m not so sure.

Of course we’d love to see Mike and the club do well but whether it has that potential under the current ownership to do so, is another matter for another day.

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Nufc Fan: ⏱ 27/11/2009

I hate Ashley! Dont fuck NUFC more up!

Nufc Fan: ⏱ 27/11/2009

I hate Ashley! Dont fuck NUFC more up!

Mr Black: ⏱ 27/11/2009

Talk about jumping the gun. It’s only three week since the ground was given the stupidest name in world football in exchange for no money at all, two weeks since any suppoter with a banner complaining about this was kicked out the ground, a month since Lambias was running round the pitch with his penis out, a couple of months since the club admitted lying to supporters about who was in charge of transfers. The team are doing well in a very weak league but there are no real signs Mr Ashley is learning how to be a decent owner. It’s testament to his tenure so far that two weeks without a PR disaster and the bloggers are talking about stability and imploring us to jump on the I love mike bandwagon. The transfer window is month away, let’s see what happens then. More importantly let’s see what happens in the summer if we do gain promotion. A lack of investment will surely bring a lot of poor results and a much needed reality check.

Mr Black: ⏱ 27/11/2009

Talk about jumping the gun. It’s only three week since the ground was given the stupidest name in world football in exchange for no money at all, two weeks since any suppoter with a banner complaining about this was kicked out the ground, a month since Lambias was running round the pitch with his penis out, a couple of months since the club admitted lying to supporters about who was in charge of transfers. The team are doing well in a very weak league but there are no real signs Mr Ashley is learning how to be a decent owner. It’s testament to his tenure so far that two weeks without a PR disaster and the bloggers are talking about stability and imploring us to jump on the I love mike bandwagon. The transfer window is month away, let’s see what happens then. More importantly let’s see what happens in the summer if we do gain promotion. A lack of investment will surely bring a lot of poor results and a much needed reality check.

Kun_Aguero: ⏱ 27/11/2009

I know wat u mean dooce, but i wouldnt get excitd yet. doocey isn't an ashley fan and i tink ul see dat if u read any of hs odr topis.

Kun_Aguero: ⏱ 27/11/2009

I know wat u mean dooce, but i wouldnt get excitd yet. doocey isn't an ashley fan and i tink ul see dat if u read any of hs odr topis.

MM: ⏱ 27/11/2009

All he's done recently is appoint Hughton as permanent manager and approve a small cash outlay to sign a player who was a free agent because no one else wanted him. Hardly worthy of moving into "decent manager" territory.

Stardust: ⏱ 28/11/2009

he is a top man

Stardust: ⏱ 28/11/2009

he is a top man

True toon fan: ⏱ 28/11/2009

Here we go again with stardust and his fifty faces! Mmmm sounds familiar! Are you mike Ashley?

True toon fan: ⏱ 28/11/2009

Here we go again with stardust and his fifty faces! Mmmm sounds familiar! Are you mike Ashley?

Stardust: ⏱ 28/11/2009

shut up fella unless u have a decent opinion

Stardust: ⏱ 28/11/2009

shut up fella unless u have a decent opinion

True toon fan: ⏱ 28/11/2009

One question to all! Including mr stardust! What has mike Ashley done that is good for our club? Send answers to sportsdirect.com@mikeslittlefunhouse.co.Uk! Mike Ashley has made a mess if everything he has touched in the last 2-3 years!! FACT! We have had a modicum of success in the chmpionship, a very poor league I hasten to add! But I add, it is very early days, and more importantly, the team have got us where we are NOT mike Ashley and not Derek lamearse! And like any decent club owner should, he should be thanking the the people who are papering over the cracks, and trying to pull him out the do-do! Now don't get me wrong! Worst that could happen now is Jabba leave the club and handover to someone else! I am all for stability now! But once stabilized! You FB get out of our club!!

True toon fan: ⏱ 28/11/2009

One question to all! Including mr stardust! What has mike Ashley done that is good for our club? Send answers to sportsdirect.com@mikeslittlefunhouse.co.Uk! Mike Ashley has made a mess if everything he has touched in the last 2-3 years!! FACT! We have had a modicum of success in the chmpionship, a very poor league I hasten to add! But I add, it is very early days, and more importantly, the team have got us where we are NOT mike Ashley and not Derek lamearse! And like any decent club owner should, he should be thanking the the people who are papering over the cracks, and trying to pull him out the do-do! Now don't get me wrong! Worst that could happen now is Jabba leave the club and handover to someone else! I am all for stability now! But once stabilized! You FB get out of our club!!

True toon fan: ⏱ 28/11/2009

Stardust, since when hav you had a decent opinion! I mean "shut up fella"??? Very mature! How dare I say anything against the great mike-stardust!

True toon fan: ⏱ 28/11/2009

Stardust, since when hav you had a decent opinion! I mean "shut up fella"??? Very mature! How dare I say anything against the great mike-stardust!

True toon fan: ⏱ 28/11/2009

Anyway, I don't associate with people who are much akin to the Italian army during world war ii! So stardust your disassociated! :-) traaar

True toon fan: ⏱ 28/11/2009

Anyway, I don't associate with people who are much akin to the Italian army during world war ii! So stardust your disassociated! :-) traaar

Ed Harrison: ⏱ 28/11/2009

We have to hope he has come to his senses a little - and of course it's in his interests to to get the club promoted. It will take some time for him to be trusted by Newcastle fans - if ever - but we can only hope he will see the light. Unlikely but possible.

Ed Harrison: ⏱ 28/11/2009

We have to hope he has come to his senses a little - and of course it's in his interests to to get the club promoted. It will take some time for him to be trusted by Newcastle fans - if ever - but we can only hope he will see the light. Unlikely but possible.

Fans Should Own The Club: ⏱ 28/11/2009

Hello, Ed. Hope you're doing well.

Fans Should Own The Club: ⏱ 28/11/2009

Hello, Ed. Hope you're doing well.

Fans Should Own The Club: ⏱ 28/11/2009

2-0! Lovenkrantz scores!

Fans Should Own The Club: ⏱ 28/11/2009

2-0! Lovenkrantz scores!

MacToon: ⏱ 28/11/2009

The only reason he would come to his senses would be for the £££'s not the club but one may well help the other in the long run with luck. This transfer window will be the most telling (as usual!) If some of our prem standard players are sold,like Enrique, then we are stuffed if we basically have the same players available come February with maybe one or two additions then we may be OK. 3-0 corkin' game

MacToon: ⏱ 28/11/2009

The only reason he would come to his senses would be for the £££'s not the club but one may well help the other in the long run with luck. This transfer window will be the most telling (as usual!) If some of our prem standard players are sold,like Enrique, then we are stuffed if we basically have the same players available come February with maybe one or two additions then we may be OK. 3-0 corkin' game

Doocey: ⏱ 28/11/2009

Good to see the lads doing the business. Nice to see Lovenkrands & Harewood to get on the score-sheet too.

Doocey: ⏱ 28/11/2009

Good to see the lads doing the business. Nice to see Lovenkrands & Harewood to get on the score-sheet too.

MacToon: ⏱ 28/11/2009

Yep 3 goals between them not bad, hope Jonas gets a goal (and we see the mask :) ) and we keep a clean sheet.

MacToon: ⏱ 28/11/2009

Yep 3 goals between them not bad, hope Jonas gets a goal (and we see the mask :) ) and we keep a clean sheet.

MacToon: ⏱ 28/11/2009

Doocey, I see your site isn't allowing sole logins, meaning the post about Ed's blog isn't my post........ Sad really

MacToon: ⏱ 28/11/2009

Doocey, I see your site isn't allowing sole logins, meaning the post about Ed's blog isn't my post........ Sad really

MacToon: ⏱ 28/11/2009

Can you do anything about it Doocey or should I just change my name and you can delete all the posts?

Doocey: ⏱ 28/11/2009

I'll introduce registration. Starting now.

Doocey: ⏱ 28/11/2009

I'll introduce registration. Starting now.

Pedro: ⏱ 28/11/2009

Nice 1 Doocey. Good match, obviously took the foot off the pedal for the second half and how Ranger didn't score ..... ah well another 3 points and 8 clear of third.

Pedro: ⏱ 28/11/2009

Nice 1 Doocey. Good match, obviously took the foot off the pedal for the second half and how Ranger didn't score ..... ah well another 3 points and 8 clear of third.