These are the damning statistics that show Newcastle United's performances on the pitch have been consistently poorer under Mike Ashley than the previous regime.
These are the damning statistics that show Newcastle United's performances on the pitch have been poorer under Mike Ashley than the previous regime.
The controversial Magpies owner is coming under increasing criticism after a woeful start to the campaign.
Newcastle sit second-bottom of the Premier League with just two wins this season, and look set for their fourth relegation battle during Ashley's tenure.
And statistics show that Newcastle have won 10 per cent LESS Premier League games since the Sports Direct billionaire took over the club in the summer of 2007.
Meanwhile, their loss percentage has increased dramatically, from 32.8% to 44.6%.
Newcastle have played 280 Premier League games under Ashley in just over eight years, with the 2009-10 campaign discounted from the results because Newcastle were in the Championship.
We looked at the last 280 Premier League games played before Ashley bought out Freddy Shepherd and Sir John Hall to compare the percentages.
This is what we found:
Win percentage: 40.7%
Loss percentage: 32.8%
Points per game: 1.48
Win percentage: 30.7%
Loss percentage: 44.6%
Points per game: 1.16