At planet Newcastle Mike Ashley still owns the club, despite years of strife on and off the pitch.
Last season, manager Rafa Benitez pulled off the Houdini, releasing the rope and vaulting the to on to a number 1 finish.
The Ash (Ashley) must have thought he was dreaming, in an intoxication of brown ale with the Rafa miracle. Mike to his friends, displays no mysteries, a successful businessman who likes to line his pockets with the club’s profits and hang the managers out to dry in the transfer market with peanut expenditure. A non-understanding of football with money being the take.
In Ashley’s quest for bigger self incoming revenue, became further apparent with the renaming of the historically valued Saint James Park to the Sports Direct company, (Ashley’s company) displayed contempt for the supporters.
The future looks bleak at Newcastle, unless Ashley change his tack. The loss of Benitez would sink the toon ship into the Championship and possibly beyond. Ash to his credit, attends the Sports Direct stadium decked in his beloved black and white scarf, no mysteries there then!