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thought this from Newcastle forum was quite interesting.....thoughts ?

 

"Ashley's NUFC earned £52 million TV cash last season, £13 million for finishing 10th and some other cash that took our premier league income alone past the £75 million mark. Not including sponsorship, corporate or match day income.

 

The top team in the Scottish league earns around £2.5 million for winning the league with TV cash nowhere near our league. An estimate would be maybe £5 million a year.

 

There is hardly any overseas interest as far as im aware, so the chances of advertising revenue being massive are slim. Even getting in the champions league makes little sense as Ashley will have to pay to advertise his brand. Any tat around the stadium will have to be covered over.

 

If I was a gambler, id gamble on Ashley making the club profitable before putting them up for sale in around 3 years. They wont be his main play thing. We are and will be until the cash bubble bursts."

 

 

Read more: http://www.newcastle.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=30115&posts=17#ixzz3HMzqbysI

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It will be a slow painful decline back into provincial mediocrity.

 

Ashley's owned a top 8 English club for 7 years and even with all his wealth and interest free loans to the club they've only finished inside the top 8 once in 7 years.

 

2007–08 - 12th

2008–09 - 18th (relegated)

2009–10 - 1st (Championship)

2010–11 - 12th

2011–12 - 5th

2012–13 - 16th

2013–14 - 10th

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How long will this petulant ill thought out boycott last? They ain't going anywhere. Will the support you have for the club you love be reserved solely for online forums from now on? If others do that the club suffer even more and there will be no chance of ever competing with Celtic or doing anything on the park. It will be a slow painful decline back into provincial mediocrity.

I don't think it helps to attack others for withdrawing support. Frankly, Rangers feels like a different club now, a club that is more of a commercial entity than a meaningful expression of identity. If it is has changed so much that it has lost its appeal, people will walk away, and if their hearts aren't in it, they will have made the right decision.

 

Inevitably, though, they will join in from time to time with internet discussions on the club, and they should be encouraged to do so. Just because they have reached a stage where they no longer wish to attend Ibrox, they will almost certainly have spent years and plenty of money following the club in the past. This entitles them to an opinion on Rangers matters, and don't forget, you might feel the same as they do one day.

 

Who amongst us ever thought that we'd give up on Rangers? Probably no-one, but plenty already have and more will follow them.

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Ashley's owned a top 8 English club for 7 years and even with all his wealth and interest free loans to the club they've only finished inside the top 8 once in 7 years.

 

2007–08 - 12th

2008–09 - 18th (relegated)

2009–10 - 1st (Championship)

2010–11 - 12th

2011–12 - 5th

2012–13 - 16th

2013–14 - 10th

 

All fine and well, but doesn't that way of "thinking" mean that he also was manager, coach and player-/tactics-selector all at once? Ain't it more like his manager(s) "failed" to do the job they were given money for? "Failed" in so far as what sort of success would the Magpies be aiming at, top 10 with an occasional top 5 spot? Perhaps a run in the Europa League and, luck permitting, the odd cup trophy? Similar to what Everton or Tottenham could hope to achieve in the same period?

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