Lancashire-based businessman Geoff Sheard is once again preparing a takeover bid for Newcastle United Football Club, it was dramatically revealed yesterday in The People newspaper.
The People reported yesterday that Geoff Sheard is putting a team together (we think must mean an investment team – not a football team), to bid for Newcastle United – and he is also plotting a remarkable raid for David Beckham – why we have no idea. 😀
The only thing that Geoff doesn’t seem to have, otherwise the bid would sound just great – is the money. Oh well – picky picky – sorry to inject some reality into this thing.
The businessman failed rather miserably in an attempt to buy Sheffield Wednesday last year for around £8M, although he was going to wipe out their debts and put up £20M for transfers, but when push came to shove – nothing, he couldn’t raise the money.
So here’s a question – if he cannot raise £8M for Sheffield Wednesday, where on earth is he going to raise £250M to buy Newcastle – and bear in mind the world economy right now is the worst it’s every been – ever.
Answers can be written on a postage stamp and sent to Geoff, somewhere in Lancashire.
As Sheard claimed with the Wednesday takeover, he claims to have financial backers, but bear in mind he was also interested in buying Newcastle United back in late October, but nothing ever materialized then.
Sheard is also saying he wants to hijack David Beckham’s move from the LA Galaxy to AC Milan, in case the miracle of actually buying Newcastle actually comes true. Reports that he has been in serious negotiations with the Tooth Fairy have been flatly denied.
Geoff can even say he’ll bring in Jose Mourinho as manager, and sign Kaka, Ronaldo and Tevez. That’s because those statements are just as ridiculous as him saying he has backers who can come up with the money to buy Newcastle United.
As you can see, it’s rather difficult to take this story with any seriousness at all – so we’ll return you back to reality from this Walter Mitty tale.