The best jokes as Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct buy House of Fraser

Newcastle fans disappointed by lack of investment in the team.

There were jokes, mostly from Newcastle fans, as Mike Ashley's Sports Direct bought House of Fraser
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Newcastle fans were left disappointed after Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct bought ailing high-street chain House of Fraser, saving it from possible closure, because of what they feel is a lack of recent investment in the team.

The company announced the acquisition to the stock exchange on Friday, paying £90m in cash to the administrators.

These were the best jokes as Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley buys House of Fraser:

Window not shut for Mike Ashley yet. Newcastle United owner close to agreeing deal to buy troubled department store chain House of Fraser

— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 10, 2018

Mike Ashley has bought House of Fraser for £90m. The department store will go straight into Rafa Benítez's Newcastle squad for tomorrows game against Spurs.

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 10, 2018

What position does he play? https://t.co/EylVhK2EQd

— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) August 10, 2018

Absolute proof that Mike Ashley is more than happy to spend big money. Can we put the criticisms to bed now please? https://t.co/38uNGxYKSw

— Michael Graham (@Capt_Fishpaste) August 10, 2018

Great to see Mike Ashley finally coming to his senses and spending money where it's needed. Great signing. Welcome to Newcastle Fraser. #NUFC #MikeAshley pic.twitter.com/3UN9gMHhyO

— Bob Wetton (@bobwetton) August 10, 2018

Mike Ashley's a smart man. Bought a £90m business and now Newcastle have 3000 extra employees at their disposal. There's bound to be atleast 20 of them who can ping a 40 yarder into the back of the net.

— WTK (@wutangklavan) August 10, 2018


Mike Ashley puts his own people on the shop floor at House of Fraser in a bid to save cash pic.twitter.com/ILoT4vu4Zk

— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) August 10, 2018



Mike Ashley is singlehandedly saving the English game. Promoting creativity through scrupulous book keeping. New to Twitter. Likes,Rts and follows appreciated

— this charming fan (@fan_charming) August 10, 2018


Summer Prem Marquee signings:
Wolves: Moutinho
Fulham: Seri
Liverpool: Alisson
Man U: Dalot
Newcastle Utd: House of Fraser

— Mike K (@mhk2171) August 10, 2018


I'm convinced that Mike Ashley has an ongoing gentleman's bet with a mate that he can become the single most hated man in the North East…

— Kristian Sturt (@FootieWriter) August 10, 2018

Food £200
Data £150
Rent £800
House of Fraser £90,000,000
Utility £150
someone who is good at the economy please help me budget this. my premier league club is dying

— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) August 10, 2018