Newcastle fans fed up of Ashley’s games

Newcastle fans are disappointed but not surprised by the latest reports on owner Mike Ashley, after Sky Sports claimed he is upping his price for the club.

It’s been a wild few months on Tyneside, as in the space of six or seven matches the Magpies have gone from doom and gloom to sunshine and rainbows.

Of course, things are never perfect, and for many fans their side’s great form will not matter in the long term if Mike Ashley stays in charge.

The 53 year-old businessman, who bought the club back in 2007, was rumoured to be interested in a sale to Amanda Staveley before Christmas, but negotiations are reportedly far from complete.

According to the Sky Sports report, Ashley was willing to sell for £300million back in October, but is now looking to get somewhere between £380-£400m from the deal.

A bit of good news for Newcastle fans – the report also claims any purchase by Staveley’s group will include a clause for Rafa Benitez to remain in charge.

It is perhaps no surprise that the club’s upturn in fortunes has pushed up the price, but Newcastle fans are fed up with Ashley’s games, even though many of them saw this coming.

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