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News and Commentary On Newcastle United Football Club By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

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Entries from May 2007

Freddy Shepherd’s Time Is Up at Newcastle

May 24th, 2007 · 45 Comments

Freddy Shepherd has always said he would sell his 29.8% stake in Newcastle United only if the right bid came along and it was good for the club. He expanded by saying if a Geordie Abramovich came along he would sell – which was a reference to someone who was rich and able to pump […]

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Major Newcastle News Stories – 24th May 2007

May 24th, 2007 · Comments Off

Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today – in no particular order of priority.

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Tags: Daily Roundup

Ruthless Ashley Scraps with Shepherd for Control of Newcastle

May 24th, 2007 · 3 Comments

There is more news coming out this morning on the Ashley Takeover and its time-frame. We had speculated on Monday – because the shares of Newcastle United PLC had gone up 30% since March – there must be something going on – especially since the performance of the club during that time was not good. […]

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Allardyce Surprised as Anyone by Ashley Takeover

May 24th, 2007 · 3 Comments

When the new broke yesterday that Mike Ashley, an English BillionaireTycoon had bought Sir John Hall’s 41.6% in the club – the statement issued by Ashley indicated he too was excited about the new manager coming in (Sam Allardyce). Yet it turns out that Allardyce had not knowledge whatsoever of the pending takeover bid as […]

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Freddy’s a Greedy SOB

May 24th, 2007 · 14 Comments

Just when we were thinking this has been probably the best 2 weeks for Newcastle fans for at least 10 years – Freddy Shepherd’s initial reaction to Mike Ashley’s rather sensational buy-out of Sir John Hall’s shares – is one of defiance. Shepherd has always said he would only sell if it was in the […]

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Will Shepherd Sell His Shares?

May 23rd, 2007 · 7 Comments

The Newcastle Board of Directors issued a statement this afternoon – which indicated (not very surprisingly) they will be considering the takeover offer from Mike Ashley shortly.  In these situations the Board has to be fairly prompt in either accepting the offer – of rejecting the offer – so we would expect an answer fairly […]

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Give Sibierski a Two Year Deal

May 23rd, 2007 · 16 Comments

Newcastle utility player Antoine Sibierski has admitted he is disappointed at the prospect of leaving the club. Antoine has rejected the offer of a one-year contract at St James’ Park – as he wanted a two-year deal. Sibierski did a very good job for us last year when he was called upon – and he […]

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Tags: Newcastle News · Players · Transfer News and Rumours

Short Business CV on Billionaire Mike Ashley

May 23rd, 2007 · 6 Comments

Here is some information on Mike Ashley – courtesy of Wikipedia. A couple of things to mentions are that there are no recent photographs of Mike – the last are apparently from the 1970’s which we find rather strange. The second item of interest is that he is associated with Umbro – and that may […]

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Who Is Billionaire Mike Ashley?

May 23rd, 2007 · 11 Comments

Mike Ashley is a billionaire businessman behind the Sports World and Lillywhites retail stores. He was born in Buckinghamshire in 1964 so is a young 42. As we reported earlier in the day Mike has bought Sir John Hall’s holding of 41.6% of the company for 100p per share. As we also stated earlier Stock […]

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