Karren Brady’s interesting take on Mike Ashley’s relationship with Newcastle United

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady does not seem to be a fan of Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has compared the relationship between Mike Ashley and Newcastle United to that of a marriage in The Sun.

Ashley, who is the current owner of Newcastle, has come under criticism from the fans, many of whom boycotted last weekend’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur at St. James’ Park, according to BBC Sport.

The English businessman has been at the helm of the Magpies since 2007, and fans have grown frustrated with his lack of proper investment in the squad in recent years.

Brady has now appeared to criticise Ashley and wrote in her football diary in The Sun: “David Gold says there’s no chance of he and co-owner David Sullivan selling West Ham.

“How different from Mike Ashley, who appears to be going through the motions like a marriage with Newcastle that both bores and irritates him.

“Owning a club is a business but, more than that, it is a responsibility to the community, fans and the game itself. Only Ashley knows how many of those tests he thinks he passes.”

It is an interesting comparison from Brady, who seems to be proud of how West Ham co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan have handled affairs at Boleyn Ground.

At this moment in time, the Hammers’ future look better than that of Newcastle, who are actually just seven points above the Premier League relegation zone.

West Ham will be moving into the Olympic Stadium in 2016, and there is a buzz around the club, who are also aiming to make themselves regulars in Europe in the coming years.

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