Mike Ashley

Sports Direct's Mike Ashley 'Drank 12 Pints At Meeting And Vomited Into A Fireplace', Court Hears

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK

Newcastle United owner and sportswear firm boss Mike Ashley drank 12 pints at a business meeting and vomited into a fireplace to applause from his man...

Sports Direct Accused Of Hiding Camera Under Tray Of Sandwiches During Private Meeting With MPs

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK

An MP has accused under-fire retailer Sports Direct of hiding a camera under a tray of sandwiches to record a private meeting. Here is the camera I f...

Mike Ashley Says He's 'Lost My Right Arm' After Sports Direct CEO Quits

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK

Mike Ashley, the founder of Sports Direct, has a new hands-on job at the company, and critics of the beleaguered boss aren’t amused. Ashley is devas...

Sports Direct Boss In New PR Disaster After Admitting He 'Likes' Flying To Work

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK

Mike Ashley’s “PR nightmare” continued on Tuesday with the Sports Direct Boss admitting he “likes” taking a helicopter to work. Speaking on...

Mike Ashley Just Pulled Out Wad Of £50s At Warehouse Where He Didn't Pay Staff Min Wage

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK

Billionaire Mike Ashley, the pantomime villain of capitalism, has reminded everyone just how wealthy he is when he emptied his pockets before a group ...

The 7 Most WTF Moments From Mike Ashley's Car Crash Committee Appearance

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK

Mike Ashley appeared before a committee of MPs on Tuesday to defend the "good name" of his company Sports Direct, insisting he has nothing to hide. Tu...

The Sports Direct Shambles Shows Why the Law Alone Will Never Protect Workers

Rebecca Winson | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Rebecca Winson

One of the great things about the trade union movement though, is that simply by existing it protects workers whether it's allowed into a workplace officially or not. By ensuring that a big enough stink was caused about Sports Direct that Ashley has been dragged in front of MPs, Unite have done more for Sports Direct workers than Ashley has ever even considered doing.

This MP Just Used A Glass Of Water To Really Embarrass Sports Direct's Recruiter

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK

A Sports Direct recruiter was left stunned when an MP used a glass of water she requested to make a cutting dig at the under-fire company. Ian Wright...

Sports Direct's Mike Ashley's Extraordinary Grilling By MPs

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Politics

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has been accused by trade unions of overseeing a “culture of fear” as the sportswear magnate admitted he was paying ...

Sports Direct Boss Defended With Bizarre 'Middle Class Rights' Argument

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK

A business professor who took to the radio to defend Sports Direct's Mike Ashley has sparked a backlash after he suggested not all workers deserved to...

The Waugh Zone June 6, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday June 6, 2016… 1) FERAL MOGGY John Major’s volcanic eruption on the Marr Show yesterday was a si...

Leave Ben Innes Alone: I Say Thumbs Up to His Hijacker Selfie

Samantha Rea | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Samantha Rea

Poor Ben - how can you burst the bubble of a man with chipmunk cheeks, who's grinning cheerfully in the manner of David Walliams, after swimming the English Channel. I suspect some envy is afoot, because technicalities aside, it probably is the "best selfie ever." It trumps anything ever taken in a toilet...

Sports Direct Boss Mike Ashley Could Be Forced Before MPs After Speaker Bercow Backs Demand

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Politics

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley could be dragged to the House of Commons to answer questions over allegedly providing workers with “Victorian-type”...

Sports Directs' Critics Still Aren't Impressed With Its Latest 'PR Stunt'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK

Under-fire retailer Sports Direct has vowed to pay its employees above the national minimum wage from January 1 - but its critics don't seem to be won...

In Defence of Sports Direct

Chris Saunders | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Chris Saunders

If the makers had done a bit more research they would have discovered that as a company Sports Direct actually look after their long-serving workers, rewarding loyalty with shares and bonus schemes which can then be converted to hard cash.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Newcastle United?

Jamie Spencer | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Everything is in place for Newcastle to be a successful club, but with Mike Ashley as owner, business sense will always win-out over football. Risk is what wins silverware and creates memories, but can easily destroy a club too and therein lies the dilemma for Newcastle United.

Pardew Struggling to Gain Credit Despite Newcastle's Form

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

While he will enjoy that much more than those previously seen at the ground, it speaks volumes that even positive signs have negative connotations and are displayed almost in jest. His Newcastle team have what it takes to extend their run of form, though it is unlikely to mean much more in the way of support and backing for Pardew.

It's 'Serious' Talks Time For Pardew And Newcastle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Sport

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has conceded he expects "serious" talks with club owner Mike Ashley after the Magpies' 1-0 defeat at Stoke. Last week...

Team Focus: Vast Changes May Bring Consistency to Newcastle

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

While most teams tend to float around the same part of the table for a few years at least, the Magpies have barely established any degree of consistency in their position over the past 21 years... Breaking into the top 7 may be beyond Newcastle United, but improving on last season and moving up the Premier League certainly isn't.

Why This Season Is Mike Ashley's Last Chance to Redeem Himself to Newcastle Fans

Joe Cooper | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Cooper

The only thing that has appeased fans until now is the 2011/12 season where Newcastle finished 5th in the League and qualified for Europe - a position that many fans believe is where the club truly belongs... This may just be Ashley's last chance to prove to them that he is not in football simply for to turn a profit from a venerable and beloved North East institution.

Sports Direct Founder Does Something Nice For Once

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Sport

Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley has given up his right to a potential multi-million pound windfall, meaning that the retailer's 3,000 full-time emplo...

Southampton Debacle Sign of the Future for NUFC

Ciaran Donaghy | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Sport
Ciaran Donaghy

Not only are Southampton F.C miles ahead of Newcastle United in terms of how much better they move the ball around the football field, and how they carved out chances at will, while we failed to threaten their goal even once, they are ahead of us in every practical department - even the ones that Mike Ashley would have you believe we are excelling in!

Does It Even Really Matter?

Ciaran Donaghy | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Sport
Ciaran Donaghy

As Newcastle United head into yet another irrelevant fixture (for NUFC at least) I find myself posing a question that has been on my mind and lips ever since our grossly premature cup exit at the hands of Cardiff in early January - what is the point?

Why Do You Want Ashley Out, Son? 'Because He's A W****r' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Sport

If ever a video encapsulated the madness of being a football fan in the north-east it is the above two minutes and 30 seconds of Newcastle and Sunderl...

Kebabs, C***s And Head And Shoulders: Joe Kinnear's Best Quotes At Newcastle

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Sport

So farewell, Joe Kinnear, who lasted one month more as Newcastle United's director of football than he did as the club's manager in 2008-09. Kinnea...