Clearly, he's no pussy cat. But what's he up to? There's a story going around, apparently originating from somewhere near Ashley, that he's keeping us going to the tune of £2m per month. It's hard to imagine someone so hard nosed would be throwing that sort of money around.
There's still room for optimism. Financially, we seem to be in a far less perilous situation than even Man Utd. But one nightmare scenario is that Ashley's revenge on us will turn out to be far cleverer and more ruthless asset stripping than even the fucking Glazers are capable of.