Newcastle impasse underscored by brazen transfer window statement | Louise Taylor


Louise Taylor

Steve Bruce broke owner Mike Ashley’s unwritten rule that managers on Tyneside are best seen but not heard

Mike Ashley is often described as brass-necked but behind the brash and brazen exterior Newcastle’s owner can also be extremely thin-skinned.

A prime example of this paradox is to be found between the lines of the club’s recent 768-word statement attempting to justify a transfer window featuring one senior signing and a slashing of the wage bill.

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