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Mike Ashley

Michael James Wallace "Mike" Ashley is an English billionaire retail entrepreneur in the sporting goods market. He is also the owner of Newcastle United after paying around £135 million to buy the club. Ranked 15th (in Britain only) in the 2012 version of the Forbes Magazine with estimated wealth of £1.5billion he owns major sports brand Sports Direct.

Alan Pardew the Newcastle United manager walks up behind Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley ready and willing to lead 'shrewder' Newcastle United approach

Alan Pardew believes Newcastle United's transfer policy must be "shrewder" to catch the big guns - and that Mike Ashley is ready to lead the way

Mike Ashley

Mark Douglas: Unanswered North East football questions need to be addressed

Ellis Short and Mike Ashley made catastrophic errors this season, so why should we have faith in them now ponders Mark Douglas

Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley makes £204m in shock Sports Direct shares disposal

Sports Direct has confirmed Mike Ashley has made a sudden disposal of 24,000,000 company shares – 4% of the share capital of firm – worth £204m

Alan Pardew, manager of Newcastle United

Don Hutchison: Alan Pardew is a dead man walking at Newcastle United

Newcastle need to complete re-assess their strategy - but has anyone got the bravery to stand up to their owner?

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley stands firm on Newcastle United's transfer policy

Alan Pardew's calls for greater experience will again be ignored after Lee Charnley re-iterated Newcastle United's transfer policy

Massadio Haidara in action against Ashley Young of Manchester United

Newcastle United 0 Manchester United 4: Stuart Rayner's match analysis

Yet another gutless end-of-season performance has cranked up the pressure on Alan Pardew - and with good reason

Mike Ashley

Sports Direct shareholders block Mike Ashley from receiving bonus package

Sports Direct shareholders have moved to block Mike Ashley from receiving a bonus package, potentially worth over £70m

Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini (R) and Luuk de Jong look dejected after Newcastle United's loss to Southampton at St Mary's Stadium

Don Hutchison: How many players really want to be stay at Newcastle United?

The message from the top of the club has filtered into the dressing room, and Newcastle United are in disarray

Newcastle United's Massadio Haidara

Haidara set to get his chance as left-back auditions continue

Newcastle pondering recall for France under-21 defender Massadio Haidara

Newcastle United's Olivier Kemen celebrates scoring against Chelsea in their recent FA Youth Cup clash

Do Newcastle's kids have the intelligence to succeed?

United's youngsters need to be more intelligent to emulate the success of Southampton's Academy - according to boss Alan Pardew

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley back to support Alan Pardew is a good sign

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley makes his third appearance at recent Newcastle United matches

Mike Ashley’s illogical actions suggest he doesn’t recognise Newcastle is more than just another of his businesses

Mike Ashley ready to green light summer spending as remodelling plans take shape

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is to allow six or seven summer signings in an effort to re-shape the squad

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew (R) is sent to the stands after clashing with Hull City's David Meyler

Alan Pardew admits he will seek professional help to cure anger problems

The Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will do all he can to make sure he behaves himself from now on

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Repentant Alan Pardew accepts FA punishment of suspension and £60,000 fine

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been handed a £60,000 fine and seven-game suspension by the Football Association

Newcastle United season ticket

Does Financial Fair Play mean Newcastle United have to settle for what they have?

By most measures, Newcastle United are about where they should be. Is that it then, asks Stuart Rayner

Newcastle United fans protest against club owner Mike Ashley outside of the stadium before the match against Liverpool last year

Mark Douglas: Could Newcastle City Council really buy Newcastle United and turn them into a modern day Barcelona?

It sounds like pie-in-the-sky but recent developments around Newcastle United illustrate the need for direction

Newcastle United may be in debt to owner Mike Ashley, but they also owe a lot to chief scout Graham Carr

Mark Douglas: Newcastle United are in debt to two men

Solid financial figures they may have been, but there are still questions for Newcastle United to answer about their overall direction

St James Park, the home of Newcastle United Football Club

Newcastle United ask for patience with their off-field strategy

Newcastle United have asked supporters to be patient with their off-field strategy after turning a profit for the third consecutive year

Mike Ashley

Shares soar as Sports Direct posts profits lift

Mike Ashley's clothing empire Sports Direct is toasting a surge in profits after higher sales over Christmas

A Sports Direct outlet

Sports Direct posts profits surge after high sales over Christmas

Mike Ashley's clothing empire Sports Direct has posted a 14.6% surge in profits


Dan Warburton
Chief News Reporter
David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Adrian Pearson
Regional Affairs Correspondent
Angela Upex
Head of Business
Mark Douglas
Chief Sports Writer
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer