'Announce De Bruyne', 'Best day of my life' - Newcastle fans ecstatic over major announcement
By Russell Edge
Newcastle United fans have turned to social media to celebrate the news that Mike Ashley has officially put the club up for sale.
In a statement released via the club’s official website and official Twitter account on Monday afternoon, it was confirmed that the company which owns Newcastle United, St James Holdings Limited, was welcoming bids from potential investors.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 16, 2017
New investors would see an end to Ashley’s 10 year spell in charge of the Magpies, during which he has seen a fifth placed finish and two relegations to the Championship.
It has been a tumultuous relationship between the owner and the fans, and the Toon Army made their joyous feelings very clear on Twitter following the news.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
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Announce De Bruyne
— Ketch (@ketchell) October 16, 2017
There's a party in Newcastle already, just at the announcement of Mike Ashley putting us up for sale. Imagine when a deal is done? #NUFC
— ???? Mark Thompson (@_MarkOnLife) October 16, 2017
— The Ginger Pirlo (@ToonBano) October 16, 2017
— Aman P (@amannufc) October 16, 2017
BEST DAY OF MY LIFE
— Matthew (@MattyFenwickATC) October 16, 2017
Please please please [literally any single or combination of deities, I’m not picky] make this sale go through! #NUFC
— ????,????,????????????????????????????,????,???? (@scottgrames) October 16, 2017
There is a god ???????? #nufc
— nik (@NikkiDaughtry) October 16, 2017
There have been several decisions made by the current owner during his decade in charge which have frustrated and angered the Newcastle faithful, including his appointments of Joe Kinnear and Dennis Wise and the sacking of firm fans’ favourite Kevin Keegan.
He also failed to break the Magpies’ transfer record of £16.8million during his time at St James’ Park, and current boss Rafael Benitez was vocal about his frustrations from the club during the most recent transfer window.
In other Newcastle United news, Alan Pardew has lashed out at this Magpie for his antics against Southampton.