Propaganda

In defence of the regime…

 

Mike Deserves Respect

16/10/11

”I am hoping the owner is starting to get a little bit more respect. I don’t think we are ever going to win everybody over for Mike and Derek and maybe even myself, but at least you can logically look at it and say we are in a much better position than most Premier League clubs in terms of our financial position.”

Source: NUFC.com

 

Sports Direct Arena

02/03/12

“There are sound economic reasons. We have to move with that otherwise we won’t be able to keep our players”

Source: The Telegraph

 

Generous Mike

21/04/12

“Mike’s (Ashley) put something like £273m into the club and he’s not taken anything back. Since I’ve been here I have not really shouted his corner. Politically for me it’s a minefield.

“I want to keep the fans in a good place but I would say to them, before they get emotional about it, that Mike has invested something like 25 per cent of his personal wealth in this football club. Ask me for 25 per cent of my money and you’ve got no chance. I don’t care how good your idea is.”

Source: NUFC.com

 

NUFC: Open for Business!

13/05/12

“The players have had a great campaign, so we’ve a job on to keep our best ones.”

Source: NUFC.com

 

Thanks, Mike!

30/08/12

“You have to pay a lot of respect to Mike (Ashley), we’ve had a couple of phone calls during the window and we could have cashed in on a couple of our players but he didn’t and I thank him for that and our fans should thank him too.”

Source: NUFC.com

 

Unable to Compete

24/08/13

“I thought our fans were brilliant today and I’ve said to the press today – we might not be able to compete with big clubs in terms of finance but what we can compete with is in terms of fanbase.”

Source: NUFC.com

 

Doing it for Mike

02/11/13

“This win is for Mike Ashley and all our fans. Trust me, he is a fan and I’m pleased for the club. We are all Newcastle fans.”

Source: NUFC.com

 

We’ll remind you of this…

16/08/14

“We have more depth and more quality and when I signed a long contract with Mike and the club we both knew there would be ups and downs for both of us.

“It was fairly obvious he listened to me at the back end of last year and the support I’ve had in terms of the signing of the new players is exactly what was needed.

“I’ve nothing to moan about now in terms of what’s happened this summer.

“We have a strong squad, perhaps the biggest and best I’ve ever had in terms of options so we’re in a great position.”

Source: The Journal

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Lowering expectations to sub-zero levels. Nice one, Alan. You are a real life nightmare.

  • Joe Hawkins

    He really is a lowlife bottom feeder!

  • Stephen Seaward

    Sycophant of the highest order