‘The cat that ate the canary’
A phrase meaning ‘A person who appears self-satisfied or smug, especially while concealing something mischievous or hidden.’ Many of the words in that definition ring true as criticisms of Mike Ashley’s Newcastle. Over the past few years, much has been made of his ability to be a shrewd businessman who runs his interests using methods which fanfare as self-sustaining but at the same time yield a significant profit. This much is as true of Newcastle United and the regime in charge of the club has been very self-satisfied in conveying this message.
Mischief however, or more aptly accusations of deception and controversy, are never far from this regime either; many fans of our club literally calling ‘Ashley Out’ on what they believe to be personal business motives that place the club and its success a trivial second.Read More