MX23RW : Monday, June 14 14:46:06| >> :600:97733:97733:
Aug 18, 2018 at 12.30pm UK at Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 30,720
CardiffCardiff City
NewcastleNewcastle United

Hayden (66')

Neil Warnock: 'Criticism of Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is hot air'

Warnock: 'Ashley criticism is hot air'
© Reuters
Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock claims that criticism of Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is a bit of "hot air".

Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock has questioned the criticism which has been directed at Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley.

Magpies boss Rafael Benitez and the club's supporters have expressed their frustration over the outfit's business in the transfer market, with a profit of approximately £20m being made during the summer.

However, Warnock has labelled the outbursts as "hot air", claiming that Newcastle have made improvements to their squad since finishing in 10th position last season.

At a press conference, Warnock told reporters: "I think that's a bit of hot air. If you look at their squad and their players, they've improved from last year and they finished 10th last year.

"I don't know how much more they could improve. I think that's a bit tongue-in-cheek and I think Mike Ashley is an easy target 'let's blame him'."

Cardiff play host to Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

ID:333675: cacheID:333675:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2010:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Mike Ashley pictured in June 2016
Read Next:
Wise defends Ashley stance on transfers

rhs 2.0
Euro 2020 fixtures

Season/Tournament complete new season data not yet available at present.

Todays Game Header Right
CNorwich CityNorwich462910775363997
4Swansea CitySwansea4623111256391780
8Cardiff CityCardiff4618141466491768
9Queens Park RangersQPR461911165755268
12Luton TownLuton461711184152-1162
13Preston North EndPreston46187214956-761
14Stoke CityStoke461515165052-260
15Blackburn RoversBlackburn4615121965541157
16Coventry CityCoventry461413194961-1255
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest461216183745-852
18Birmingham CityBirmingham461313203761-2452
19Bristol City46156254668-2251
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield461213215071-2149
21Derby CountyDerby461111243658-2244
RWycombe WanderersWycombe461110253969-3043
RRotherham UnitedRotherham46119264460-1642
RSheffield WednesdaySheff Weds461211234061-2141

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!