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Rio Ferdinand hits out at Newcastle fans over their criticism of Mike Ashley

Rio Ferdinand has instructed Newcastle fans to place their money the place their mouths are in a controversial defence of the membership’s proprietor Mike Ashley.

Steve Bruce’s aspect are teetering precariously above the relegation zone with only one win in their final eight fixtures amid a sequence of drab performances.

Newcastle’s supporters have begun to worry the worst as 18th-placed Fulham have closed the hole on them to only two factors.

Naturally Bruce is dealing with his truthful share of critics, however Ashley continues to bear the brunt of the discontent over his operating of the membership, significantly as he retains religion with the supervisor.

Yet Ferdinand feels the fans can have few complaints until they’re prepared to tackle the burden of monetary accountability themselves.



Ferdinand has defended Mike Ashley amid staunch criticism from Newcastle’s fans

“He don’t care what people think,” Ferdinand stated on his YouTube channel . “It’s his club and he’s doing what he wants to do.

“Whether you like it or not, he’s the one that’s put the money up and he’s doing what he thinks is right for the club.

“Whether the Geordies don’t like it… a lot of them hate him and don’t like him but… round your money up and take over the club then.”

Ashley’s reign at St.James’ Park has been fraught with points from the get-go, with membership legend Alan Shearer not too long ago describing the environment as “toxic”.

The Sports Direct chief tried in useless to promote Newcastle in the summertime however a £300million deal fell by means of when Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund withdrew their takeover bid following a prolonged delay by the Premier League, who wished readability on who precisely can be operating the membership.



Steve Bruce is under pressure to keep Newcastle up but has the backing of Ashley
Steve Bruce is beneath stress to maintain Newcastle up however has the backing of Ashley

After the deal collapsed Ashley invested £35million within the taking part in squad together with a quantity of free transfers, together with Jeff Hendrick and Ryan Fraser, however the common consensus amongst Newcastle’s fanbase and past is he’s solely taken with making a revenue from the membership.

Since then their type has deteriorated however Ashley will reportedly stick by Bruce to try to flip issues spherical with 9 video games remaining.

Despite his stance Ferdinand did concede nonetheless that Newcastle had been missing in their capability to convey prime class gamers by means of from the youth group, though they’ve entry and dominance over a bigger catchment space than most of their Premier League rivals.

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“That’s my largest level with Newcastle, like, they’ve acquired that space locked off, all of the north east is mainly Newcastle’s as a result of Middlesbrough aren’t within the Premier League, Darlington and many others usually are not within the Premier League. So they’ve first dibs on all of the expertise within the north east.,” he added.

“Why have they not nurtured more more players into that first team? I don’t get it. Whether it is investment, or the quality of that the structure of that process at the club isn’t right.

“If I was a Geordie, if I was a Newcastle fan, that’s where I would be shouting and pointing my finger.”

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