Was there any logic to be found in Rio Ferdinand’s bizarre pro-Mike Ashley rant?

Was there any logic to be found in Rio Ferdinand’s bizarre pro-Mike Ashley rant?

No. That would be the initial answer, for certain. It just struck me as one of those comments ex-footballer pundits throw out there from time to time, despite not knowing the ins and outs of what they’re talking about, purely intent on stirring up some reaction and a spot in the headlines the next day.

Well, if that was his intention, then Rio Ferdinand certainly succeeded. He got a clear rise of out Newcastle supporters – understandably wound-up by a frankly ridiculous and misinformed statement – and he firmly planted his face in the sports headlines of the following day.

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Newcastle United takeover: Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t

Newcastle United takeover: Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t

It’s fair to say Mike Ashley’s time owning Newcastle United has been somewhat turbulent. Fan discontent is at an all-time high, and there seems now to be an unbridgeable gap between the club’s fan base and its want-away financier.

That has created a situation whereby fans are stuck eagerly awaiting the day that news arrives saying Ashley has sold the club and permanently departed Tyneside. For many it’ll be a day of rejoice.

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