Kinnear – Today Will Be Big Day In Sale Of Newcastle

Joe Kinnear has been kept up to date on the inside news surrounding the sale of Newcastle United.

Kevin Llambias – has kept Joe up to date with Newcastle sale situation

And he has been led to believe by Managing Director, Kevin Llambias, that today could be a big day in the sale of the club.

Joe is hoping the uncertainty at St James’ Park will be lifted a little today, which has been reported to be the deadline for firm bids for the club. But that has been denied outright by Keith Harris – so we’re a little surprised it’s still being reported that way.

However, Joe Kinnear is certainly expecting developments and thinks today could be a key day as he told the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“I will probably be in the picture better after Friday,” “As far as I know from Mr (Keith) Harris, who is handling the situation, most of the offers will be coming in Friday. We will have a clearer picture then.”

“They have six or seven consortia talking to them.”“I have been in regular communication with (managing director) Derek Llambias. When I say regular, I mean maybe once a week.”

” He’s been telling me what the outlook of the club is, where we are and just clearing the air, letting everyone know exactly what is going on. I am led to believe Friday will be a big day. I think something may happen after that.”

From this week’s news, it certainly seems there is significant interest in the Tyneside club, and it would appear the credit crisis is having little impact on potential buyers. We also think this goes right against the negative news reports about Newcastle in the popular over the last few weeks.

Even now Newcastle United is a world-wide brand name in football, make no mistake about that.

We think that possibly within the next few days, the recommended buyer, or at least the short list will be unveiled, and then we will have some idea of what they plan for the club.

That will be good information for the Newcastle faithful, as we can see what they plan for the future of a great club.

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • Tom

    Oct 17, 2008 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #1

    Its Derek, not Kevin!! Lol.

  • lucianodejesuseresini

    Oct 17, 2008 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #2

    esperamos que sim por que nimguem aguenta mais

  • skin d

    Oct 17, 2008 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #3

    after today we could be flying high,or hitting the ground.

  • SuperShearer

    Oct 17, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #4

    One report I found said that there are three serious bidders who have proved that they have the financial power to ‘Improve’ the club, rather than just buy it. They are supposedly from The Far East, Middle East and USA. None from Africa. Not sure how reliable it is but sounds promising as the word Improve is better than exploit.

  • Rupert Albert

    Oct 17, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #5

    Any word from Derek Keegan?

  • Darren

    Oct 17, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Whatever happens I don’t think Keegan will be coming back, even though I’d love to see him have a go with funds available in January, because it seem’s a strange move for someone who could potentially be coming back to the club to start sueing them for 9 million for breach of contract even if he may be entitled to it!!

  • iain

    Oct 17, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #7

    got to love JFK simply for keeping us the loop as he understands how it stops pressure building on the team by preventing unrest growing amongst the fans before it gets to the team via the frustrated fans on match days, so instead of discussing stuff like this on match days trying to get info from fellow fans we can all concentrate on supporting the team.

    pity the rest of he cretins running the club still havn’t figured that out, why JFK should do Lambias job as well god knows. but it doesnt surprise me.

  • Mongo

    Oct 17, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #8

    lol at Ed getting the name wrong, sorry mate 🙂

    Once again, we need to stop getting hyped about who is or when the buyout is happening. We know it IS going to happen, so lets just let it roll and give the team 100% support against Citeh on Monday night! Bring on 3 points! 🙂

  • Rupert Albert

    Oct 17, 2008 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #9

    My team Vs Citeh

    Shay Harper
    Josie Beye
    Fabio Taylor
    Steve Collocini
    Habib Enrique
    Danny Butt
    Nicky Guthrie
    Charles Duff
    Jeremy Geremi
    Shola Xisco
    Oba Ameobi


  • TTID

    Oct 17, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #10

    Does anyone feel like ramming their fist into their Comp screen every time they see the grinning buffoon Kevin Liambiarse

  • Chris G

    Oct 17, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #11

    Rupert Albert – looks like a pretty good team, but personally I’d play Claudio Bassong at the back and put Jonas N’Zogbia on the wing.

  • Rupert Albert

    Oct 17, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #12

    Chris G – Nice idea, will mention it to chris Kinnear!

  • Marat18

    Oct 17, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #13

    Any thoughts on Newcastle Wonderers – Manchester Rovers match?
    Hope the new owner Mike Ambani or Anil El Ahmed or whoever else will be spotted in director’s box.

  • Toon Graeme

    Oct 17, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #14

    TTID – YES – everytime I see that mugs face.

  • Marat18

    Oct 17, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #15

    I should take Anger Managment courses, because one of the professors in my uni looks like Derek Llambias!
    Just imagine what I feel when I see him 🙂

  • skin d

    Oct 17, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #16

    i love derek llambias,derek llambias for primeminister.

  • skin d

    Oct 17, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #17

    derek llambias is the best chairman we have ever had,well you,ve got to have a laugh.

  • Ausgeordie

    Oct 17, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #18


  • Sptifire

    Oct 17, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #19

    The worst film I’ve ever seen was The Silence of the Llambias

  • Griff

    Oct 17, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #20

    PSML comments are top notch today guys

  • Rich

    Oct 17, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #21

    JK’s outburst against the press last week also took the pressure of the players and onto himself.

    I would not mind betting this was all part of his plan.

    Good stuff.

    But not the future of NUFC.
    Nor is Keegan.

    Who is though remains a complete mystery.
    What is clear is we need a 5-8 year plan.

  • Davies

    Oct 17, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #22

    I really hope the three serious bidders aren’t the ones planning to bring Keegan back.

    Personally, I’d like to see Kinnear at the club for the rest of the season. Not because I rate him, just to bring a bit of stablity. It’ll also give the new owners a bit more time to fine their own choice of manager.

  • joe

    Oct 17, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #23

    aye ed-john shepherd and freddie hall-seen them in metrocentre watching single parent women, leering tycoons that they are-sitting with dennis ashley and mike wise-talkin about cigars n pints of champagne

  • Onepeterb

    Oct 17, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #24

    It’s already made clear by Orville’s dad that none of the consortias are planning to bring KK back

  • hunwick mags

    Oct 17, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #25

    Point 1
    You have to say well done to JFK for the job he is doing
    Point 2
    now all mags need to FORGET about the takeover and let it happen (dont worry it will) and back the TEAM ……. lets get behind the lads and roll city, and the great unwashed over ….. Ho way the mags !!!!

  • chuck

    Oct 17, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #26

    Yep! think it a good idea to keep Joe untill the end of the season, as it looks like its more of a fight for survival than any challenging for trophies.
    This time period will establish whether Joe could fill the role and at the same time look at CV`s of prospective managers, something that should be given both time and much consideration.
    Much of the future of the club depends on who is in charge,(Wenger, Ferguson, etc.)
    Hope our future owners fiure this out and establish a system where everyone is on the same page.
    And the fans keep their big mouths shut other than to cheer on the team.

  • Danny Duckfoot

    Oct 18, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Fans keep there mouths shut?



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