The last word...
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.