Seymour Pierce investment bank Chairman Keith Harris confirmed two parties are still leading the race for Newcastle, but it may be that one of them is not Dallas based Clark Hunt, as previously thought.
Keith Harris said yesterday:
“There’s some serious parties interested and they are now having detailed discussions about the prospective takeover. However, we’re in a very turbulent world financially and there can be no certainty at this stage.”
“If the fans were to put themselves in the shoes of a prospective owner, during the course of a season you have one shot at changing the playing personnel and that’s the transfer window in January so I think there are probably two alternatives.”
“One, if matters can progress quickly then an owner would want to be in position to have a look at the squad and discuss it with the manager before January.”
“If that isn’t possible then they would have a look at what has happened during the course of the transfer window with a view to reforming the team after January.”
When asked about the news that Clark Hunt may be interested in Newcastle, FC Dallas spokesman German Sferra said yesterday:
“There’s nothing to it. They’re happy with the sports investments that they currently have.”
“They’re not pursuing Newcastle or any other sports franchise at this time.”
So it could still be possible that Philip Anschutz is one of the buyers, and another US buyer, but we have no idea who that may be – but we’re willing to be pleasantly surprised.
Oh well, it may be that Joe is still here come January, but let’s keep supporting him, the coaching staff and the players, since we need to keep winning games, and maybe we could even do well in the league during this extremely turbulent season. What a concept. 😀