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As he is English football’s answer to Howard Hughes, it is difficult to know what Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is thinking. Ashley does not do interviews. He is the Secretive One.

His Sports Direct chain has helped make Ashley a billionaire, so he is obviously a guy who knows how to make the right decisions. It is unlikely, to say the least, that Ashley would tolerate failure in any of his businesses, so why does he allow Alan Pardew to continue as Newcastle manager after winning only 19 points out of a possible 81?

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