Malcolm Macdonald believes Mike Ashley's "tinkering and transfer restrictions" could cost the Toon owner a packet. Malcolm Macdonald: "I am concerned about the depth of footballing knowledge Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias possess and the fact it would appear nobody close to them has the background to warn them of the likely outcome of their deeds. "United have run a huge risk and we are about to find out exactly how costly that will be. "Yeah, it has been another explosive week as it always seems to be with the Magpies. "I can only hope they are not going to pay a huge price for keeping their money in their pocket when it came to buying a frontman."