Lots of Newcastle fans have joked on Twitter about having one of the most successful decades in their history courtesy of Mike Ashley.
With the end of the new year coming up, the Mike Ashley parody Twitter account, @MoneyMikeAshley, tweeted about how it was one of most successful 10 year periods in their history, before rounding it off with “you’re welcome”. The account used the reasoning of having won two trophies – two Championship titles – to which there was a pretty amused response from the Newcastle fanbase.
With many fans being aware of the account, they responded to it in an appropriately satire manner, as one fan called him an “inspiration” and another a “great success”.
Here are some of the responses below…
An inspiration to us all Mike. Keep fighting the good fight.
— Damien Coughlan (@dynamodamo) December 20, 2019
Credit where credit is due after a decade of a success, we’ll done Mike
— jack (@jacamotrackies) December 20, 2019
The fans wanted silverware and you delivered Mr. Ashley, I fail to see what their problem is.
— Stuart Thompson (@spreadpurple) December 20, 2019
Great achievements under your ownership mike. Heres to 2 more championship titles in the next decade
— christopher holmes (@mrcrh11) December 20, 2019
Didn’t you once say that if we won a trophy you’d leave please say it isn’t so
— vic bates (@victorbates) December 20, 2019
— 𝗹𝗲𝗲 (@FierceBassBoost) December 20, 2019
In reality, it’s been a pretty rough decade for Newcastle; much worse than 2000-2009, which saw them regularly compete in Europe and often towards the top half of the Premier League.
What will the result be on Saturday vs Palace?
Throughout the whole 10 years saw just one European journey, which came the season after Alan Pardew impressively managed to guide his side to fifth in the league – by far the standout season for the club within the decade. Apart from that, they were able to get no higher than 10th, which is a pretty good measurement of how they have underachieved compared to the previous decade when they had four seasons of finishing within the top seven spots.
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