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‘Don’t give Ashley any ideas’ – Many Newcastle fans react to supporter’s observation

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Many Newcastle supporters have been reacting on social media after one fan shared a comparison between the Magpies and Tottenham Hotspur, now that Spurs have qualified for the Champions League Final.

Their observation was that we and Tottenham were relatively similarly sized at the time of Mike Ashley’s takeover, but the Magpies have failed to progress in the same capacity as Spurs in the years since.

Now, whenever we finish a Premier League season in 14th place it is somewhat deemed a success, whereas the North London side are set to finish in the top-four for the fourth successive campaign – Spurs have also failed to finish outside the top eight since the 2008/09 season.

In that time, we on the other hand have been relegated to the Championship twice and only finished higher than tenth in the Premier League once – a fifth-place finish in the 2011/12 campaign.

That fifth-place finish also led to our only European adventure since Ashley’s takeover, as we progressed through to the Quarter-Finals of the Europa League.

When the comparison between Newcastle and Tottenham was shared on Twitter, here’s how some of our fans reacted…

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