Is Clark Hunt A Potential Buyer Of Newcastle United?


The Sunday Sun is reporting today that American sources are saying that Clark Hunt, a billionaire businessman and sports-team owner based in Dallas, Texas, may be interested in buying the Newcastle United Football Club.

Clark Hunt – grandson of Lamar Hunt

Hunt is the grandson of sports promoter Lamar Hunt, and he currently owns Major League Soccer team FC Dallas and American Football Club. The Kansas City Chiefs.

There have been reports that the two buyers left in for Newcastle United, and both are based in America, so it’s logical that speculation will arise on who they could be, especially when it’s Sunday today.   😀

We suggested, with no proof of anything, that Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen may be interested as he already owns a couple of Sports teams here in the US, and is into sports big time.

But apparently Hunt has established links with St James’ Park, via Schellas Hyndman, who was appointed coach of FC Dallas last year. The Sunday Sun is reporting that Hyndman visited Newcastle for a week last April with his grandson Emerson, a talented then 11-year-old was spotted by Newcastle’s Director of Football Dennis Wise during a scouting mission to Dallas.

Hyndman then took charge at Dallas, and he has a strong relationship with Hunt, having coached him in college soccer (football for non Americans) in the US.

We really don’t know how much truth there is in this report, and probably not much. But we also hear of bidding of around £225M from the Americans, which will not meet Mike Ashley’s minimum price of £250M, if he is not to lose on the deal.

We just don’t think Mike will sell for anything less than £250M, which is approximately what he has put into the club, and if there is going to be some announcement on November 22nd about the future of the club, there seems like a growing chance Mike Ashley may elect to keep the club, at least until the end of the season.

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12 comments so far

  • beyethegreat

    Nov 9, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #1

    how much does he have and how are his teams doing in the mls

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  • ELFER

    Nov 9, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Who was manager before kinnear? Almost forgot…seriously, no disrespect to Keegan, but his days are gone…please mates, stop living in the past!!

    Kinnear deserves credit, he deserves the job permanently and he deserves our full backing! New hero in the making! Provide us with silverware if we back him!

    I said many times before, don’t be stupid and forgive MA if he cannot sell. It is our club, and our future! Everyone can make mistakes (see barton) if he appologises honestly and then gives everything for the good of the club!!

    Either way, even if new owners come in, I would like to keep kinnear becouse the club needs stability desperately!! Maybe shearer can help as some kind of a co-striker-coach out? He can learn all he needs to be the future manager…but until then, kinnear is the right man with his passion and love to the geordie nation!

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  • Ben_BKK

    Nov 9, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Say “Clark Hunt” out loud quickly 😛

    Not quite as good as “Mike Hunt” or “Warwick Hunt” but still pretty good…

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  • cause I got the girth

    Nov 9, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #4

    anyone started to notice what an absolute joke the Sunday sun has become?? The standard of their stories has become nothing short of appalling, and this just highlights it, no proof, no quotes, just guess work on absolute fantasy!! Sunday sun = embarrassment!

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  • Flan

    Nov 9, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Couldn’t agree more. Sunday Sun = Tripe

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  • Griff

    Nov 9, 2008 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #6

    He cant buy Newcastle as he turns into superman when theres trouble.

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  • graeme

    Nov 9, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Well, he looks like a nice boy!!

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  • Sav

    Nov 9, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #8

    What about his brother, Mike Hunt? He’s the one with the curly hair and the big lips.

    …and, Elfer, that’s not so great a post that you need to be cutting and pasting it onto every thread. (In fact its embarrassing tripe).

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  • CHUCK

    Nov 9, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Something has to be decided soon, we are in a fight to survive relegation and desperately need reinforcements.
    The window is quickly approaching and decisions have to be made.
    Its in the best interest of MA to keep the club in the PL, or suffer big losses in any subsequent sale.
    Wadda ya gonna do Mike ?

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  • Sav

    Nov 9, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #10

    What he usually does in these situations – let others do his dirty work, keep schtum, treat his customers like dirt and let it all ride on no. 17, hoping to make a juicy profit.

    Thanks, Mike.

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  • BLACK + WHITE BLOOD

    Nov 10, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #11

    SOME ONE PLEASE CONFIRM THAT ANYONE/SOMEONE IS GOING TO BUY THE CLUB!!!!????

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  • blackandwhite9

    Nov 10, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #12

    Elfer –
    couldn’t agree less , Joe Kinear DOES NOT deserve the newcastle Job , yes he’s galvanised us , got a bit of self belief etc , but lets face it …the only way was up …and he came in, in a no lose situation , if we take him on a permanent basis we will have a Glenn Roeder situation ( anyone seen were norwich are lately??) all over again…we cannot afford that!!! , we want , need and deserve someone of a much higher calibre than an ex wimbledon & notts forest boss.

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