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Entries from May 2007

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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Billionaire Mike Ashley In For Newcastle

May 23rd, 2007 · 21 Comments

The breaking news is that a billionaire has bought the shares of Sir John Hall – a 41.6% holding in Newcastle to launch a takeover bid. Billionaire businessman Mike Ashley has bought into Newcastle United via St James’ Holdings Limited, a company set up to buy shares in the club. The company has acquired 55,342,223 […]

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Ben Haim In Great Demand – The Race is On

May 23rd, 2007 · 5 Comments

News this morning that Tal Ben Haim is a renewed target of Chelsea. Chelsea of course tried to sign the Israeli player last January when a number of their defenders – including John Terry – were injured but Roman Abramovich would not come up with the money (₤3M). Now Ben Haim is a free agent […]

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Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

Newcastle Season Review 2006/2007 – Part 3: Stars

May 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Yesterday we reviewed part 2 on this week’s review of Newcastle’s season – and we were disappointed with the performance of a lot of the more experienced professionals. Too many of them were injured and we were kept above water by our youngsters – who played admirably (should that be better) in their absence. Now […]

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