https://mobile.twitter.com/btsportfootball/status/1084139792395370498 A bit of controversy around Rio's comments on Newcastle. So what's the situation at Newcastle at the moment? Apparently Ashley has wanted out for over a year now, but is struggling to sell the club. Newcastle are a bit of weird club in my opinion. They're a club who people believe is bigger than they really are. They have a huge stadium and a loyal local fan base, but the club has close to 0 appeal outside of the North East of England. Stadium income has become less & less significant over the last 10-15 years for clubs. Which is why I feel, Ashley is probably struggling to sell the club. If they really were a big deal, someone would've gladly taken them over either as a sugar daddy project or as a decent investment with the booming PL figures.