There is a lot of discontent on Tyneside amongst fans of Newcastle United at the moment (there has been for some while now), which seems to all be down to the owner of the club, Mike Ashley. It’s no secret that he is not popular and that most supporters look forward to the day he sells up. Whilst he has undoubtedly secured the finances of the club, fans dream of winning trophies and playing good football – not of a healthy balance sheet.
The video below shows Newcastle legend, and former manager, Kevin Keegan talking about Mike Ashley and other members of the board. Although it was taken a while ago, it is interesting to watch as it shows an insight to what is going on behind the scenes at Newcastle United. Interestingly enough, Keegan seems to blame the people who were surrounding Mike Ashley during his second spell as manager, rather than Mike Ashley himself.
After watching the video it may make you change your opinion of Pardew a little bit. Was he to blame? He seems to be doing well at Palace now, finally hammering Sunderland (unfortunately he couldn’t do it when he was in charge of the Toon).
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