Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today – in no particular order of priority.
- An incredible story in the Sunday Sun on Mike Ashley’s intention to pump â‚¤400M into the club over the next 5 years. Take a read of this – and we have run our own article on what we think this means – in short it means we are headed for the big time !
- News in the Sunday Express – via TribalFootball that Spurs are interested in Michael Owen. It says they will monitor the England games to see if he’s returned to fitness. Still cannot believe he is doing this in the public eye. I’ll run an article tomorrow on who Big Sam could bring in to replace Owen – if indeed he’s going to leave.
- News that West Ham are willing to wait on Scott Parker until the takeover settles down at Newcastle. Not sure where original article comes from. We feel Big Sam will let at least one midfielder go to bring in one of his own. Not sure who it would be – but we’d be surprised if it was Parker, our captain.
- There are various reports today on just how much Sir John Hall made on his Newcastle adventure – and one report indicates he sold to fund his divorce. Certainly we know both Shepherd and Hall made lots of money – not least from the huge dividend that Newcastle pay out to shareholders – probably passed by the two biggest shareholders of the company – you know who.
At least we now know Ashley will put some big money into the club – rather than the opposite Hall and Shepherd have been doing over the last 15 years.
Let us know your thoughts and opinions on these stories.