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Exclusive: Rob Lee claims Newcastle fans have no hope under Mike Ashley

In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Rob Lee, who is a Newcastle United Hall of Famer, believes many fans are losing hope in their club because they can’t see any change on the horizon.

The Magpies had never been relegated from the Premier League until Mike Ashley took over the club and since then, they have experienced two relegations in 2009 and 2016.

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After Rafa Benitez left Newcastle, the board appointed Steve Bruce as his replacement and the former Sunderland manager has failed to improve the side in two seasons, despite significant investment on the pitch.

He has bought the likes of Allan Saint-Maximin and Joelinton, the latter for a club-record fee of £40m, but that has not stopped Newcastle from finding themselves in a relegation tussle this term.

Speaking on why many fans are now falling out of love with Newcastle and what they want to see from their club, Lee told FFC:

Fans are losing interest in Newcastle because they can’t see any change; they can’t see anything happening at the club.

They can’t see any excitement coming, they can’t see anything in the future and I can’t see any hope of change, and you need hope in football.

I don’t care if we change the manager or players because what we need is to change the owner.”

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