Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley was up to his antics yet again, this time stripping down to his x large underpants during a boozy night out in a chinese restaurant.
Since taking over at Newcastle he has continued to embarrass and humiliate the geordie supporters, who in my opinion deserve far greater respect and manners from their owner. Remember him mixing with the Newcastle supporters at the Emirates while supping a pint, turning up in the directors box in a Newcastle shirt instead of collar and tie. I heard from a good source, he did the conga along with his mates in the boardroom after a derby victory against Sunderland, while Niall Quinn was present. Don’t forget he renamed the stadium from St James Park to Sports Direct. com St James Park Ant and Dec Jimmy Niall, or something like that. He lost the court case with geordie legend Kevin Keegan and was responsible for bringing in the poisoned dwarf Dennis Wise, he has put the club up for sale and failed to sell.
Looking at Middlesbrough owner Steve Gibson, there are very few similarities between him and Ashley. They have both got a few quid, both worked in an autocratic partnership, Gibson and Lamb, Ashley and Llambias, its their way or the highway. At the end of the day they are both hard nosed businessmen. That’s where the similarities end.
Steve Gibson was born and bred in Middlesbrough, started off as a young director, aged 25 before becoming chairman. He is 100% a boro fan. I have never read anywhere that he has brought the club into disrepute. His love for his home town club isn’t even open to debate, he is passionate, has been loyal and continues to drive the club forward even during these difficult times. Oh and don’t forget winning the Carling Cup and UEFA Cup final and all the big names he has signed over the years.
All Ashley has done since taking the hot seat is sack Keegan, Allardyce, Kinnear, Shearer and Chris Hughton. He has asset stripped the club, selling all the clubs best players. Gibson has sold all his best players as well but he has no option as Middlesbrough are in financial trouble, Newcastle are sound financially, have brought in millions of pounds and spent peanuts. Oh I almost forgot Newcastle recently succeeded in winning the championship 2 years ago. Surely 50,000 geordie supporters deserve better than that!