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It’s Now Or Never For Ashley To Sell Newcastle – With One Problem

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Mike Ashley seems ready to sell Newcastle United, and he wants to do it quickly while Rafa Benitez is at the club and relatively happy. Rafa has done very well again this [...]

Mike Ashley finally makes the right choice, Newcastle fans will be delighted with this

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Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has finally decided to put the club up for sale.

Last year, the club owner admitted that buying Newcastle was a mistake. He has endured a fractious relationship with the fans ever since he took over a decade ago.

Newcastle have had to deal with relegation twice during Ashley’s tenure and the Magpies are in desperate need of a new direction and investment.

Ashley puts Newcastle up for sale

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London (AFP) – Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is ready to end his controversial reign after putting the Premier League club up for sale on Monday.

Ashley has been a polarising figure at Newcastle since taking over at St James’ Park in 2007 and the sports retail tycoon has decided now is the time to step down.

Ashley puts Newcastle up for sale

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London (AFP) – Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is ready to end his controversial reign after putting the Premier League club up for sale on Monday.

Ashley has been a polarising figure at Newcastle since taking over at St James’ Park in 2007 and the sports retail tycoon has decided now is the time to step down.

Benitez vows to fight on despite transfer woes

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London (AFP) – Rafael Benitez has pledged not to quit as manager of Newcastle United despite his mounting frustration over the club’s failure to back him in the transfer market.

Since guiding Newcastle into the top flight by winning the second-tier Championship last season, Benitez has been engaged in a transfer struggle with owner Mike Ashley.

Newcastle boss Benitez vows to fight on despite transfer woes

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London (AFP) – Rafael Benitez has pledged not to walk away from his role as manager of Newcastle United despite his mounting frustration over the club’s failure to back him in the transfer market.

Since guiding Newcastle into the top flight by winning the second-tier Championship last season, Benitez has been engaged in a transfer struggle with owner Mike Ashley.

Major blow for Newcastle, key man could leave the club if this keeps happening

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Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is unhappy with the club’s efforts in the transfer market and according to latest reports, fans fear that he could leave this summer.

Sunday Times are claiming that Newcastle have failed to secure the services of Tammy Abraham, Willy Caballero, Mangala and Delph despite the manager’s efforts to convince them.

Arrests Made As Newcastle And West Ham Raided By HMRC Over Investigation Into Transfer Dealings

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Both Newcastle and West Ham United have been raided this morning following an HMRC investigation into potentially iffy transfer dealings.

According to the Independent, both St. James' Park and the London Stadium were the subject of warrants, and Newcastle's managing director, Lee Charnley, has been arrested.

AshleyOut Organization Issue Perfect Statement On Rafa

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Compliments to the AshleyOut.com organization for a perfect, professional and balanced statement they have issued today calling on owner Newcastle Mike Ashley to give Rafa Benitez all the assurances he needs to keep him doing a great job for Newcastle United. They also call on all fans at St. James' Park tomorrow to support Rafa [.

Ashley’s Newcastle Investment Could Soon Pay Off Big Time

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Mike Ashley bought Newcastle in the early summer of 2007 and he paid around £133M for the shares of Sir John Hall and former Chairman Freddy Shepherd. The he put about £100M into the club in late 2007 to pay off a loan the club had that he knew nothing about so much for [...]

Reports: Rafa Benitez ‘Verbally Agrees’ To Stay On As Newcastle Manager Next Season

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Go ahead and chalk up another victory for the polite hand-written A4 sign brigade, Rafa Benitez has been swayed.

That's according to the Daily Mail, who are reporting that Benitez has "verbally agreed" to stay on as Newcastle manager in the Championship next season after having a post-season pow-wow with owner Mike Ashley.

Big Surprise From Mike Ashley

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There is some interesting news today thatSports Direct are going to start paying for the advertising they get throughNewcastle United at St. James' Park. Well would you believe it. The club has never received anything from Ashley´s company for the advertising, with some nonsense about we are getting an interest free loan from Ashley himselfand [.

Why Rafa Benitez is considering the Newcastle job

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For Newcastle United, the idea of hiring Rafa Benítez makes all the sense in the world. A proven "big
club" manager, whose tactics have been useful to maximizing results. For a club facing a strong likelihood of
relegation to the Championship, it would be wise to make such an appointment.

Why Rafa Benitez is considering the Newcastle job

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For Newcastle United, the idea of hiring Rafa Benítez makes all the sense in the world. A proven "big
club" manager, whose tactics have been useful to maximizing results. For a club facing a strong likelihood of
relegation to the Championship, it would be wise to make such an appointment.

Official: Newcastle Terminate Steve McClaren With Immediate Effect

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Looks like somebody's just heard the good news!

Indeed, the deed is done. Newcastle have just announced that Steve McClaren has been sacked by the club with immediate effect after nine months in charge.

McClaren won just six of his 28 games in charge at the Toon. They are currently second bottom of the Premier Leaguetable, a point or two from safety with 10 games of their season remaining.

Reports: Steve McClaren Declared ‘Dead Man Walking’ At Newcastle As Rafa Benitez Primed To Step In

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With Newcastle mired in the relegation zone, the papers are going big this morning with reports that Steve McClaren is within hours of being removed from his post at St James' Park.

Such is their wont, The Sun have gone all out and declared that McClaren is now a "dead man walking" at Newcastle, with the club desperate to bring in Rafa Benitez for the last 10 games of the Premier League season.

This Is Very Bad News For Newcastle United

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There's been some really bad news for Newcastle today and we are stunned at what is going on at the club. If the Chronicle is right then Mike Ashley has refused to step in during this crisis and is leaving it to the Board and Lee Charnley to make the decision about whether to sack [...]

Newcastle In All-Out Effort To Sign English Striker

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News tonight that Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has given the go ahead for Newcastle to go after West Brom striker Saido Berahino who was target of ours in the summer when we are supposed to have bid £18M for the striker. Newcastle are 3rd bottom again after Swansea´s good 1-0 at home to Watford [.

Progress report for Newcastle United’s first four games Premier League games

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It was during a gruelling 2014-15 season that very nearly saw Newcastle United fall ignominiously through the Premier League trapdoor when already wafer-thin expectations and patience amongst the long-suffering Toon Army at St James' Park with the hierarchy finally snapped. The, frankly, dull and uninspiring fayre served up by what seemed to be an, at times, simply disinterested squad played out to a background of chronic underspending, fan protest and deafening silence from any of the boardroom bigwigs.

Progress report for Newcastle United’s first four games Premier League games

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It was during a gruelling 2014-15 season that very nearly saw Newcastle United fall ignominiously through the Premier League trapdoor when already wafer-thin expectations and patience amongst the long-suffering Toon Army at St James' Park with the hierarchy finally snapped. The, frankly, dull and uninspiring fayre served up by what seemed to be an, at times, simply disinterested squad played out to a background of chronic underspending, fan protest and deafening silence from any of the boardroom bigwigs.

McClaren – There Was No Persuasion – Ashley Kept His Promises

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There was a piece during Stave McClaren's press conference today and one report mentioned that Steve has been more successful than any other Newcastle manager in terms of getting Mike Ashley to open up the check bookto buy some good players. Steve McClaren said the plan was to spend big before he came in and [.

This Could Be Newcastle’s Biggest Transfer Window Ever

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We know Newcastle haven't spent much money in the eight summers that Mike Ashley has owned the club, and as we all wait for Aleksandar Mitrovic to be unveiled as our second summer signing, this could turn out to be Newcastle's biggest spending transfer window ever. Aleksandar Mitrovic at Partizan Belgrade Soon to be in [.

Is Ashley Taking A New Hands-Off Approach At Newcastle?

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During his time at Newcastle, Alan Pardew said a few times that Mike Ashley didn't really understand the game of football, and that the Billionaire got frustrated when the football business wasn't like the other businesses he is involved with and been successful in. With the terrible second half of the season Mike Ashley [.

Newcastle Appoint Steve McClaren As Both Manager And Board Member As Mike Ashley Steps Down

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There have been seismic changes in the Newcastle United top brassthis afternoon, with the club appointing Steve McClaren as their new manager while also furnishing him with a place on their board of directors for good measure.

Couple with McClaren's induction is the news that boogeyman Mike Ashley has relinquished his position on the Toon board along with finance director John Irving, who has left the club altogether.

Newcastle Announce New Board Of Directors

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Newcastle have just announced Steve McClaren as head coach and that he will be on the Board of Directors along with Graham Carr and club ambassador Bob Moncur, and Mike Ashley will no longer serve on the Board. So the Mirror a few days ago got that one right about Mike leaving the Board a [...]

Mike Ashley To Shake The Board Up At Newcastle

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The Mirror is reporting rather sensationally that Mike Ashley will quit Newcastle, but what they are really reporting is the he will be quitting the Board even though he is not officially on the Newcastle Board. Mike had said the appointment of the new manager and the recruitment of the players is the responsibility [.

Why Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira should avoid the Newcastle job

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Why Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira should avoid the Newcastle job - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Managing Newcastle United is arguably one of the most complex and trying jobs in the Premier League, as the last number of people to fulfil the role will testify.

Following Alan Pardew's decision to swap St James' Park for Selhurst Park midseason, John Carver has been in a caretaker position – but fresh blood is needed to overturn the North East club's fortunes.

Vieira Demands The Tools To Be Successful At Newcastle

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Patrick Vieira seems willing to take the Newcastle head coach job, but the Mirror is reporting tonight that he will only takethe jobif he can be successful at Newcastle, given the rather rigid structure Mike Ashley has installed to run the club. The head coach in the current model has little input into who comes [.

Newcastle hero Jonas Gutierrez fires parting shot at Mike Ashley

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Jonas Gutierrez fired a parting shot at Mike Ashley after being released by Newcastle, claiming the club's owner disregarded him following his cancer diagnosis.

The 31-year-old started the season battling his way back from testicular cancer and ended it by inspiring the Magpies to a vital 2-0 win over West Ham.

Newcastle hero Jonas Gutierrez fires parting shot at Mike Ashley

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Jonas Gutierrez fired a parting shot at Mike Ashley after being released by Newcastle, claiming the club's owner disregarded him following his cancer diagnosis.

The 31-year-old started the season battling his way back from testicular cancer and ended it by inspiring the Magpies to a vital 2-0 win over West Ham.

John Carver attempts to drag Newcastle back from the brink of disaster

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Newcastle head coach John Carver is expecting an "electric" atmosphere as he attempts to drag the club back from the brink of disaster.

West Ham will arrive at St James' Park on Sunday to face a Magpies team knowing that anything short of a victory something they have not managed since February could prove fatal to their hopes of remaining in the Barclays Premier League.

John Carver attempts to drag Newcastle back from the brink of disaster

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Newcastle head coach John Carver is expecting an "electric" atmosphere as he attempts to drag the club back from the brink of disaster.

West Ham will arrive at St James' Park on Sunday to face a Magpies team knowing that anything short of a victory something they have not managed since February could prove fatal to their hopes of remaining in the Barclays Premier League.

Newcastle United fans plan protest against Mike Ashley

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Newcastle fans are being urged to occupy St James' Park after Sunday's final-day clash with West Ham to protest against owner Mike Ashley.

The Magpies head into the final game of the season with their Barclays Premier League future in serious jeopardy after a run of 10 games without a victory.

Newcastle United fans plan protest against Mike Ashley

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Newcastle fans are being urged to occupy St James' Park after Sunday's final-day clash with West Ham to protest against owner Mike Ashley.

The Magpies head into the final game of the season with their Barclays Premier League future in serious jeopardy after a run of 10 games without a victory.

WBA Manager Praises Enormous Newcastle And Wonderful Fans

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Afterthe game on Saturday which was a very vital 1-1 draw for Newcastle to finally break our eight game losing streak in the league, Tony Pulis was interviewed at length and his interview has come out on Monday. Tony says he thinks Mike Ashley is loyal to his people and therefore thinks there's a [.

Newcastle To Offer McClaren Job In Next 24 Hours

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There is news in the Mirror on Saturday night that Mike Ashley will be offered the Newcastle head coach job within the next 24 hours, after Newcastle lost 3-0 at Leicester City, and Sunderland and Aston Villa both won their games to leave Newcastle just 2 points above the drop zone, but now short of [.

Watch ‘The Secrets Of Sports Direct’ documentary about Newcastle owner Mike Ashley’s company

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Newcastle have hit back at suggestions in a television documentary that owner Mike Ashley's Sports Direct business is taking money out of the club.

The Dispatches programThe Secrets of Sports Direct (watch the complete episode below)was broadcast by Channel 4 on Monday evening, looked at the retail relationship between the sportswear business and the club.

Watch ‘The Secrets Of Sports Direct’ documentary about Newcastle owner Mike Ashley’s company

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Newcastle have hit back at suggestions in a television documentary that owner Mike Ashley's Sports Direct business is taking money out of the club.

The Dispatches programThe Secrets of Sports Direct (watch the complete episode below)was broadcast by Channel 4 on Monday evening, looked at the retail relationship between the sportswear business and the club.

Newcastle United and the very real chance of relegation

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Newcastle United and the very real chance of relegation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Newcastle United fans received a late Christmas present on January 2nd this year, when what they really was delivered; Alan Pardew had left Tyneside and was confirmed as Crystal Palace manager.

The majority of the St James' Park faithful were jubilant that a coach that they had never wanted in the first place, who they felt was underachieving, was no longer at the club.

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Newcastle United, Mike Ashley and eternal recurrence

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Let us think this thought in its most terrible form: existence as it is, without meaning or aim, and yet recurring inevitably, without any finale in nothingness: "eternal recurrence." Friedrich Nietzsche The Will to Power I quoted the great proto-existentialist philosopher there because it seems such a perfect summary of all that Mike Ashley [.