Any truth in the rumour...

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  1. TopBunk

    TopBunk Member

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    ....that Mike Ashley is interested in buying the club from Evans....

    I don’t have much affection for Ashley but probably less for Evans.
     
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    Out of the frying pan and in to the fire springs to mind (if this is in any way true)
     
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  3. Yorkiegit26

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    He couldn't possibly be any worse than what we currently have, could it?

    personally I would welcome him, the investment needed here is far less than what was needed at Newcastle,
    might even get a decent manager out of it as well
     
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    I don’t think there’s any truth in this. All we know is it’s an EFL club subject to Newcastle being sold and he is going to get better offers than £100m to buy Town along with all its debt off Evans.

    As for whether it would be a good idea: we can’t be any more morally bankrupt than we already are as a club and Ashley is a scumbag, this would be a sidestep. We can’t do any worse on strategy and Ashley is clueless, this would be a sidestep. We can’t do any worse on funding and Ashley drains Newcastle, again this would be a sidestep.
     
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    Jesus,SBR and the Cobbolds wept!
     
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  6. TopBunk

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    Cant see that Evans can be asking anywhere near 100m + the debts (which is mainly to MEvans anyway).

    I agree morally they are kindred spirits but I think Ashley is the better businessman and would be much more likely to invest the money to get us to the promised land.
     
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    Mike Ashley is apparently taking over the old BHS site in Ipswich, near the old Corn Exchange, and turning it into a 'flagship' site for his empire. Whatever we think of Marcus Evans, Ashley is a demonstrably odious businessman who has a long record of exploiting and treating his staff appallingly. Newcastle United have regressed and stagnated under his ownership, with a couple of relegations thrown in for good measure.

    I am certainly no fan or supporter of Marcus Evans and his model of running this football club - and I strongly believe that any on-pitch progress would only be achievable with Evans no longer in ownership of our club. Having said that, I think Ashley would be a worse owner and I can see little evidence that he would benefit or improve us. Most notably judging from his record at Newcastle and Rangers, but also due to the fact he is somehow a bigger PR disaster than our current owner.

    We can do better than both of them. Unfortunately, in this country, we have no say or authority over who our owner is.
     
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    fieldmarshall Well-Known Member

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    It's quite a simple question , is the owner whoever it is prepared to fund this Club to the extent needed to get the Club out of this lowly division and become a competitive Championship outfit ? Is that really too much to expect from a Club that can regularly get crowds of 20,000 plus ?
    Evans is clearly not that person and personally I don't care who it is as long as there's progress, we've wasted too many years with this destructive clown and it shows no sign of improving so I would be happy with almost anyone else.
     
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