June 16, 2009

Mike Ashley turns down Shearer statue

The guy was only a god for Newcastle and his second-coming was like the return of the Messiah.

But don't tell that to soon to be ex-owner (he hopes) Mike Ashley, who canceled a plan to build a bronze statue of Alan Shearer.
The project to build £65,000-a-piece bronze statues of Shearer and legendary striker Jackie Milburn was commissioned by former chairman Freddy Shepherd but Ashley has not realised his dreams since taking over the club two years ago.

That is the latest embarrassment for the club that was relegated after Ashley brought Shearer in as interim manager late last season and is now managerless after the sports retail tycoon went cold on the idea of appointing the former England skipper on a long-term basis.
I have a feeling at the bottom of my gut that Newcastle will not be back in the Premiership as soon as some think.

It might be a bit of an extended stay down below.

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