Ashley, having lost close friends Derek Llambias and Joe Kinnear, only has Pardew left.
And I think we will see a lot less of him this season ... if at all.
Alan Pardew: "I will have a meeting with Mike this week, but we have them all the time.
"We can't stand still, we have to go forward, so it gives us an opportunity to do that.
"Let's be honest, it was an emotional game and the fan running on the pitch with a season ticket and all that, that's what our fans are and they will never take that away from them.
"They are passionate, they love the club and the best thing I can try to do is get the best team I can out there to get results for them.
"I have no problem with that passion. It comes to the surface. There was a bit of frustration this week with season tickets going forward.
"But two years ago, we finished fifth; this year, we are eighth and we have done a brilliant job.
"We have lost a great player, we know that, and in the summer hopefully we can bring three or four great players in. Let's hope so because this club deserves it."