All posts by Happy Face

  • Managers

    A history of public acrimony against and subsequent apologies towards previous managersAugust 2019In an article for the Athletic, Rafa Benitez responded to claims from the...

  • Communication

    Since Ashley arrived, the NUFC heirarchy has pivoted back and forth between apologies for lack of communication, promises of making improvements in how they communicate,...

  • An empty stadium is possible. And it DOES make a difference.

    An empty St James’ Park is the most powerful message this fanbase can send to its owner, the Premier League and the rest of the...

  • For Sale

    Since August 2008,  only a year after he bought the club and before the fanbase turned on him, Mike Ashley has been publicly declaring his...

  • Merchandise

    Newcastle United claim it "altered its retail operations in February 2013" and that "Sports Direct took over fulfilment of the web/mail order operation in 2015". ...

  • Advertising

    Throughout Mike Ashley's tenure at Newcastle United his shops have been advertised inside and outside of the stadium, at the training ground, in the matchday...

  • Every Penny Available for Transfers

    Over and over again, Mike Ashley and his representatives at Newcastle United use the same line about not taking a penny out of the club,...

  • Training Facilities

    In 2013 Newcastle United announced that they would build a new multi-million pound training facility.  Since then, the message had been fairly consistent from the...

  • Lie – Mike Ashley Won’t Attend The Sports Direct Annual General Meeting

    The Guardian, September 9th 2018As the owner of Newcastle United Football Club, Sports (re)Direct tycoon Mike Ashley is used to being shouted at for 90...

  • Mike Ashley and Darsley Park – Unfit for Purpose

    As disgraceful as the support for Rafa Benitez has been from Mike Ashley in this transfer window, promising him every penny the club earns and...