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***Official Mike Ashley Euro express thread***

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Back in the summer of 2007 Mike Ashley came with 5 year plan, that plan was to turn this club around and take us back into Europe on the field while turning our huge loss making into a self sustaining football club off the field.

 

With this being his 5th season his plan looks like coming to fruition, the club have predicted that we will break even next year without player trading and we can all see the drive to get this club back where it belongs and that is playing European football, unfortunately it had to get worse before it could get better as the scale of the turnaround operation was so vast however we're finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

 

We have a hungry manager as well as a fantastic scouting network for him to work with, in fact a quick look at the squad from 2006/07 shows how much better we're now compared to when he took charge, I'd say only Milner and possibly Given from that current set up would get into our starting 11 now which shows the strength of the building job that has gone on here and with the clubs finances finally falling into place in time for the financial fair play rules the future can only be bright.

 

So all aboard Mike Ashley's European express!!!

 

English European Competition Qualification 2011/12

 

 

1st Champions League Group Stage (currently Manchester City)

2nd Champions League Group Stage (currently Manchester United)

3rd Champions League Group Stage (currently Tottenham)

4th Champions League Third (Final) Qualifying Round (currently Arsenal)

 

5th Europa League Third (Final) Qualifying Round (currently Chelsea)

 

League Cup Winners - Europa League Qualifying - Liverpool

 

FA Cup Winners - Europa League Qualifying. If winners achieve Qualification via League Position the runners-up will take their place in Europa League. If both have achieved qualification via League Position the slot goes to the highest placed team not qualified by other means.

 

How can NUFC get in to Europe?

 

Champions League:

NUFC Finish in the top 4. Unlikely.

 

Europa League:

NUFC Finish 5th

NUFC win FA Cup

NUFC reach FA Cup Final but lose to Champions League Qualified Team

NUFC Finish 6th with Liverpool winning the League Cup and finishing 5th

NUFC Finish 6th with two teams contesting the FA Cup Final who have already qualified for Europe (CL place or Europa Lge via League or League Cup)

 

NUFC Finish 7th with two teams contesting the FA Cup Final who have already qualified for Europe (CL place or Europa Lge via League) AND Liverpoolwin the League Cup whilst finishing in a position that would afford them European Qualification.

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We've played 12 games. 12. The season has 38. Let's not start wanking ourselves silly - I hear premature ejaculation is a major problem among Ashley supporters either way.

 

07-08: Ashley is a megabillionaire, we're ganna win the league now, Geremi and Alan Smith, ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

08-09: Ashley is so brilliant, we've got King Kev, all these South Americans and Spaniards we're signing sound pretty good too, ohhhhhhhhhhhh...

09-10: Ashley has turned the club into a lean mean financial machine, we're ganna be so sustainable now, Mike is 'as good as it gets', ohhhhhhhh....

10-11: Ashley is a financial genius, selling Carroll for 35m means major investment in the squad in the summer, I believe every words, ohhhhhhhhhhhh...

11-12: Ashley has got us back into Europe and sorted us for the financial play rules, ohhh---wait, what's that? It's only November? Well, I've already overdone it, the super Ashley balance sheet Sports Direct Arena sex wee cannot be held back any longer---ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

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It was in regards to a bet with another poster - perhaps Leazesmag - Baggio didn't have to leave but paid off his charity 'debt' and about £20 more in addition to it and hadn't really been seen for a while.

 

I've no complaints about Baggio posting even if he may be on the wind up. :up:

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As far as fishing goes, you dont get much more blatant an attempt than this Baggio effort. I'm sure the most likely candidate to bite is due back from the pub before too long.

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Back in the summer of 2007 Mike Ashley came with 5 year plan, that plan was to turn this club around and take us back into Europe on the field while turning our huge loss making into a self sustaining football club off the field.

 

With this being his 5th season his plan looks like coming to fruition, the club have predicted that we will break even next year without player trading and we can all see the drive to get this club back where it belongs and that is playing European football, unfortunately it had to get worse before it could get better as the scale of the turnaround operation was so vast however we're finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

 

We have a hungry manager as well as a fantastic scouting network for him to work with, in fact a quick look at the squad from 2006/07 shows how much better we're now compared to when he took charge, I'd say only Milner and possibly Given from that current set up would get into our starting 11 now which shows the strength of the building job that has gone on here and with the clubs finances finally falling into place in time for the financial fair play rules the future can only be bright.

 

So all aboard Mike Ashley's European express!!!

 

haha, where has this tosspot been hiding. This is a bloke who said he hadn't even seen NUFC play 100 times by the age of 27, endorsed the "Director of football" system set up by Spurs that was ditched by Redknapp, and comes from Bristol :icon_lol:

 

As for the last sentence, if we qualify for the Champions League under Mike Ashleys ownership, say within 2 years [thats one year longer than his "plan"] I'll leave this forum on the condition that our little lad Matthew does the same and fucks off for good.

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