Newcastle Fans Look To Ambani To Buy The Club


With the keen interest there has obviously been in buying Newcastle United, over the last year, we wouldn’t be at all surprised if there is renewed interest in a consortium negotiating with Mike Ashley to buy the club.

Anil Ambani – I’ve come to save you Newcastle fans!
Picture St. James’ Park in background


And of course that consortium could immediately get the full backing of the Newcastle faithful, by promising to bring back Kevin Keegan to manage the club, and also ensure that Kevin will have full control over who comes in and who leaves in terms of the players.  It would also help to give Kevin a nice wage.

It would also be good if Kevin had some transfer money to spend, since Ashley gave Kevin but £2M to spend during the summer, once you take into account all the outgoing players and the money we got for them.

There is a good article in The Times today that Reliance Communications, the Indian-based telecoms giant, will now seek formal talks with the Newcastle United Board with a view to a £220M takeover.

The Times also says that Anil Ambani, the owner of Reliance, has already identified Keegan as the only credible managerial candidate that can move the club forward.

He’s right there, and one reason the Newcastle fans are so upset at the complete mismanagement of the club, was the definite signs that Newcastle were starting to play the magical football they were known for, under Kevin during the 1990s.

There have been two wonderful games already that Newcastle have played in this season, starting with the tit for tat game against Man United, where Newcastle were not afraid to attack the European Champions, at least after the first 20 minutes, when we were over-run.

And the game against Coventry was a classic, where Newcastle looked fabulous in the first half before Coventry scored their first goal just before half time. But that game was magic as far as entertainment goes, even if it was a little hard on the nerves for the Newcastle faithful.

There is definite hope that Albani, who was first linked with a buyout of Newcastle last month, will come back in with a bid, and maybe the bid will be improved over the last time. This is certainly now a window of opportunity for someone to buy the club off Ashley, with the fans completely disillusioned with Ashley’s management of the club.

Ashley paid £130M for Newcastle in July 2007 and immediately wiped out debts estimated at £80M, and if you add another 20M for miscellaneous items he’s paid around £230M, so if someone bid closer to £300M, he may take it.

And that would be a good price because if Kevin is restored to take over the reins again, and has Newcastle in the top four within a couple of seasons, which is possible with sufficient investment in players, the club will be worth a lot more than that.

Sources close to Albani say that he is ready to revive interest in his favorite Premier League club, with Keegan at the center of an ambitious public-relations policy, which we think would work.

The world’s sixth-richest man boasts a fortune of £21B and it is understood that Keegan, could be persuaded to return for a third term at St James’ Park, and Albani would hand Kevin some transfer money, which the club has not been given under Ashley, although he has cleaned up the finances of the club significantly, to be fair.

Right now there is an opportunity the ploy would work, because it’s hard to think of a scenario where Mike Ashley would be welcomed back to Newcastle, with reports of him celebrating in a night club, as Keegan requested a face to face meeting with him. We don’t know if those reports in the Mail about the partying are true, but those rumors certainly don’t help.

Mike should know now that the situation he has created at Newcastle is almost untenable, and he has disgraced the club and the name of Newcastle United.

The sooner we can get a resolution on this the better, because it doesn’t look like Mike has any plans to actually tell the Newcastle fans just exactly what is going on, and he has proved, at least to most fans, that he isn’t fit to own our club.
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343 comments so far

  • danny toon

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #1

    worrying, picture looks like he’s been shot in the head!

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  • ScandaToon

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Ashley is such scum, he won’t sell the club even for 2x what he paid for it.

    Disgusting!

    Come on Ambani make him an offer…Throw in some girls and non alcoholic beer and he’ll be in your palms!

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  • danny toon

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #3

    dont mean that to sound racist by the way!

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  • danny toon

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #4

    if this is genuine, bring it on! can’t imagine keegan coming back though, even with full control and a bottomless pit o cash

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  • Midjew

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #5

    OH PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

    LET this be TRUE!!!!

    Wouldnt it be great to see us fighting it out for Messi, Kaka, Eto etc etc ha ha

    Its a shame the Premiership has come to this BUT…

    If you cant beat them Join them.

    and there is no other way of competing except for HEAVY investment.

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  • simon376

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #6

    We can only hope that this is true.

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  • LarrikinDan

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #7

    I would more than welcome a move from Ambani…

    Bringing KK back is ambitious though, Even if it was with new owners!

    I think he will be done for good now like!

    Come on Ambani…We can’t let Villa and City become bigger than us!!

    We need you! haha

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  • azim

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #8

    its ambani not albani

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #9

    BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • simon376

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #10

    I can see Keegan coming back if this can be done. Lets face it, it could be done very quickly. If it’s true what he said that he’s already paid off most of the debt, dudilligece wont take long at all. Whole deal could be done in no time, it would be as if Keegan hadn’t gone. He said he had unfinished business, with a new owner and structure, I could see him doing it.

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #11

    COULD DO WITH SOME GOOD NEWS!!!!

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  • dingo

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #12

    erm Danny have a think about what you just said mate…… :/

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  • JONNY

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #13

    i HOPE YOU GUYS REALISE THAT THIS GUY IS RICHER THAN ABRAMOVICH!!!!

    bring it on ambani!!

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  • dingo

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #14

    oep thought I was number 2 post there…. ok danny ignore my last comment

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #15

    6TH RICHEST IN THE WORLD!!

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  • Soren

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #16

    Please let this be true.

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #17
  • cc

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #18

    there is no way ashley can remain in charge. its impossible the fans will NEVER forget what he’s done ever. I think he will sell but he will want a lot of money for us. greedy fat bastard.

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  • Alex

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #19

    God let this happen
    Amen

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  • Midjew

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #20

    Am i Missing something????

    There seems to be next to NO ONE accepting Bids for Newcastle Next Manager.

    There was Loads just an hour ago:

    http://www.oddschecker.com/football/football-specials/football-specials/next-newcastle-manager/next-permanent-manager

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  • neeraj

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #21

    c’mon anil ambani make a bid for newcastle……

    i promise i will buy your mobile phones and would take lifetime membership in ur web world

    we need you

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  • hadrian

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #22

    why are we expecting a new buyer to pay over 70 million more for the club after the mess it has been left in ?
    if mike even attempted to get that amount of cash out of a new buyer he should hang his head in shame .

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  • hj

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #23

    wrong spelling ed! ambani not albani!!!

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  • cc

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #24

    just seen a picture of ashley disgarcing a newcastle united shirt at a club in new york when all this is going on. just shows you how much he values our club.

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  • SouthernMag

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #25

    Hopefully this can happen quickly, but as long as he has the best interests at heart, is in for the long term and gives power to the manager it’s fine by me. I don’t want aspects of the club such as the Academy to be ignored with just buying foreign players. It’s a shame this is the only real way to break into the ‘top four’ but it’s a sign of the times in English football unfortunately.

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  • big al

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #26

    time to leave ashley bye bye

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  • Toonboy

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #27

    I hope this is true

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #28

    FREE CURRIES WITH EVERY SEASON TICKET!! COME ON!!

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  • cc

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #29

    i didnt relaise i could get as angry as iam about nufc. anyone else feel the same?

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  • danuneek

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #30

    Sorry to be negative, its not going to happen! we are stuck with the fat ba**ard!

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  • The Entertainers

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #31

    Please, please, please be true…….

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  • Toonboy

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #32

    @cc

    Link please

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  • dingo

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #33

    cc……. what picture? have you a link… what happened?

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #34

    CC have you got your eyes closed!? look around! sorry mate!

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  • valle

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #35

    I reckon that he has been a regular user of this blog… Didnt we have a guy called indiantoon? lol

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  • DARREN FROM MALTA

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #36

    lets hope for a take oover because our club is in danger.with our recent manegment newcastle united can find them selvs relegated.

    come on ambani save the gordie magpies and you can become a legend

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  • valle

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #37

    trying again…

    Part1

    People who thinks Ashley pours ANY money into this club needs to get a reality check. MA see’s us as an investment, which over time, can boost his other companies like sports direct through the sporting connection of NUFC and the free advertisement his company get whenever NUFC is mentioned.

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  • cc

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #38

    @dingo and toonboy go on newsnow newcastle and look on the right at the top stories it comes under ashley spends 220,00 on champagne sorry lads dont know how to do links.

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  • valle

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #40

    part 3

    Well i would also use my OWN MONEY to clear the debt in my house so i could get rid of the interests, would that make me a hero?… Since then we have received loads of price money from the EPL and even more for the television rights, while our matchday income as well as the merchandise sales should more or less cover our expenses… Well we have spent all the 30m TV money on transfers then?…

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