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No quotes, could have done it before, and is one of those thrown in the hat every now and then. Alas, he sure has the money to do it ... and is presumably not many people's favourite either.

 

 

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley plots move to buy Rangers and take them back to the Champions League

 

Apr 05, 2014 23:00 By Alan Nixon

 

The controversial Toon owner could uses his billions to rescue the ailing Scottish giants and restore them to their former glories

 

 

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is ready to buy Scottish giants Rangers and bring back their glory days, reports Alan Nixon in the Sunday People.

 

The billionaire businessman, who already owns seven per cent of the Ibrox club, dreams of taking Rangers into the Champions League in the next two years.

 

But the 49-year-old has no plans to offload Newcastle – bad news for Toon fans who are desperate to see the back of him.

 

Yesterday members of the Mike Ashley Out Campaign held an open-top bus protest through the city centre before the game with Manchester United – they are fed up with Ashley’s stewardship of their club, claiming he runs it as a financial exercise rather than a sporting institution.

 

Owning two clubs in the same competition is forbidden – which could give Ashley problems should both Toon and Rangers qualify for Europe.

 

Ashley knows there is money to be made from the loyal Rangers supporters, as fanatical as Newcastle’s.

 

For all their current financial problems, Rangers could still be a money-making machine in the right hands.

 

Daily Mirror

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Iv always said this makes sense for Ashley as he plans in expanding Sports Direct across Europe. What better way to advertise your brand than have a team playing in the champions league with Sports Direct as the main sponsor.

 

It would cost him pennies to takes us there consistently - whereas to get Newcastle in the top 4 in England would cost an arm and a leg.

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Iv always said this makes sense for Ashley as he plans in expanding Sports Direct across Europe. What better way to advertise your brand than have a team playing in the champions league with Sports Direct as the main sponsor.

 

It would cost him pennies to takes us there consistently - whereas to get Newcastle in the top 4 in England would cost an arm and a leg.

 

Fair point, Walter.

Don't see our management team lasting long if he takes control.

Ashley has previous in being ruthless.

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