It is just over a year since Mike Ashley stood with friends in the VIP area of Tup Tup Palace, a nightclub in the heart of Newcastle’s main drinking area, just off Mosley Street. He was warmly received. Newcastle had just beaten Liverpool at St James’ Park, with the January signing Papiss Cissé scoring both goals. The gap between the two teams had stretched to 11 points and the city’s side were sitting joint-fifth with Chelsea (whom they would finish above) and five points off a Champions League position. Redemption had taken three and a half years. Newcastle had gone from relegation to promotion to challenging the top four thanks to a clever eye in the transfer market.
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