Date: 17th July 2019 at 1:53pm
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Yesterday talkSPORT allowed Michael Chopra to go onto Alan Brazil’s breakfast show and express the feelings of a lot of Newcastle fans.

His main points were that Mike Ashley is a disease that is sucking the life from the club, he doesn’t want to sell, and that Steve Bruce is an average Championship manager.

This was refreshing to hear for a lot of Newcastle fans but talkSPORT, 24 hours later, reverted to Newcastle fans expect too much and that Steve Bruce is the best they could hope for.

Danny Mills, quite frankly, embarrassed himself this morning by showing that he is not educated enough to talk about Newcastle.

Mills, first of all, got the capacity of the stadium wrong saying that St James’s Park holds 55,000 when it holds 52,405 – not a major error but it gives some insight into how uneducated Mills is on Newcastle.

He then claimed that Toon fans expect too much and feel they should be in the top six – a quick look through the replies on Twitter will show that there are barely any Newcastle fans who think they belong in the top six.

That claim comes through a lack of research and does not reflect accurately what a lot of Newcastle fans want – which is a club that at least attempts to compete in the league and is not merely happy to survive.

Then there are his claims on Bournemouth doing well on a low budget – the Cherries have a net spend of £151m since they returned to the Premier League including breaking their transfer record four times.

Last season they spent £89m on transfers while Newcastle were £6.5m in profit.

Newcastle are the 19th richest club in the world, but under Rafael Benitez, they made a profit on transfers.

The numbers do not lie and they show that Bournemouth actually have the 11th biggest net spend in Europe since 2015 – but they have done well on a small budget according to Mills.

Jake Humphrey defended Newcastle fans on Twitter in response to Mills’ ridiculous comments and stated that the fans want to see the club invest and they don’t expect a top-six finish.

Mills, in a minute, managed to make a series of untrue statements about both Newcastle and Bournemouth and it shows how little he knows about Newcastle United.


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