Ashley Running Out Of Cockney Options!

Last updated : 26 September 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Sir John Hall christened his beloved St James' Park and fans "The Geordie Nation", but Ashley has known nothing other than Capital City and has always (despite what he says) given his love to Tottenham Hotspur.

We don't know what went wrong with his White Hart Lane love affair, because now he says "I hate Tottenham".

Perhaps it was a dodgy pie, he didn't like the new strip, he was gutted when Michael Carrick was sold to Man Utd, or maybe he just fancied a change.

But something happened 18 months ago for him to switch to Newcastle United.

We have been a troubled club since Kevin Keegan quit back in 1997, more or less, but nothing like the misery and despair that Ashley has heeped on us.

The Geordie passion is being crushed, drained and destroyed by Ashley, and although he can simply walk away and support some other club, he is in danger of leaving Newcastle shattered and on the brink of relegation.

Venables joined the ever-lengthening list of those who do not want to play any part in Ashley's warped plans.

He thinks, as he is the owner, everyone will kiss his feet. But what a shock to the system this must be to him as he becomes the most hated man possibly in the history of Newcastle United Football Club.

Last night Ashley and his side-kicks Dennis Wise and Tony Jimenez failed to persuade Venables to accept the ridiculous idea of a match-to-match contract.

A contract that could have lasted one game!

That, ludicrously, was the offer on the table.

Venables, a hero of Ashley's when he was a Spurs supporter, did at least sit down with Newcastle.

Most of the other names contacted over the past week, did not even do that. 

The Cockney connection of Alan Curbishley, Glenn Hoddle, George Graham and Avram Grant all declined the opportunity to even have discussions with Ashley.

The reasons were simple. They looked at Ashley as a man who thinks MONEY is the answer to everything.

But boy has the Toon owner learnt a hard lesson this last month!

He can push his money up his arse!