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- Sports · Michael Ashley

NEW­CAS­TLE owner Mike Ash­ley has be­lat­edly be­come a pop­ulist, but for his own rea­sons.

De­mand­ing that pay-per-view cost is cut to a fiver was the right thing to do. But it also suited his new agenda of rat­tling Premier League top brass, who he be­lieves caused his £300mil­lion sale to stall, then fail.

Be­lat­edly he’s also of­fered re­funds to sea­son ticket hold­ers on longterm deals for games they won’t see this sea­son, an is­sue high­lighted here two weeks ago. He’s al­ready in the good books of many fans for ap­point­ing a top sports lawyer to probe the takeover pro­ce­dures.

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