Ashley To Sell Newcastle for £90M – Don’t Be Daft!

As we said earlier today we don’t think football journalists have much business sense at all.


Freddy Shepherd – Newcastle for £90M – what’s he been smoking?

And now we hear that Freddy Shepherd is planning a takeover bid of Newcastle United – if they’re relegated – and is willing to pay all of £90M for the club. Has anybody told Mike Ashley that?

That additional proof  is in The Mail on Sunday today, and the report suggests that former Newcastle chairman Shepherd actually believes Mike Ashley will be ready to accept a cut-price bid of about £90M, if Newcastle are relegated.  

Pull the other leg Freddy, it’s got bells on.

Why Mike Ashley would be willing to take a cool £160M loss on Newcastle in less than two years is just stupid to even suggest. But that’s what The Mail are trying to get us all to believe this Sunday morning.

This story is complete and utter rubbish, but that proverbial unnamed source, busy as always on a Sunday, has told The Mail:

“Freddy is waiting the wings. He can’t afford to pay what Ashley did, but he knows the club will be for sale if they are relegated and is preparing the groundwork for a bid.”

“Freddy got the blame for a lot of things as Chairman but he was only the frontman for the Halls – he never owned it. He wants to see what he can do for Newcastle as the owner.”

So it was Sir John Hall’s fault – oh well – and we were thinking Shepherd had something to do with Newcastle’s demise of the last decade, since he was Chairman over that period.

It just shows how wrong you can be, doesn’t it?    Freddy didn’t exactly run the Newcastle club with much financial stability at all, and would hardly be welcomed back by the Newcastle fans.

Get real Freddy and The Mail On Sunday – please.

47 comments so far

  • Norn Iron Magpie

    May 10, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Utter bo77ocks. Enough said.

  • Ericles

    May 10, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #2

    It is the Mail on Sunday. Say no more! Whichever reporter wrote this must have been pissed as a fart on Saturday.

  • workyticket

    May 10, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Well you’re right this time Ed, it’s utter tosh.

    Freddy Shepherd should be flayed alive, or worse.

  • Newckie

    May 10, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #5

    LMAO Anouther awe inspiring revelations from the posterial orifice of English gutter press with sod all foundation. Utter dross from the “s” bends yet again!

  • Fans Should Own The Club

    May 10, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Obvious hogwash, with a capital “H”.

    However, if we’re relegated, and I desperately hope we’re not, the price of the club will drop and it will be a real chance for a serious fan ownership bid.

  • Gunners

    May 10, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Is there a huge “70% OFF “green tag hanging over St.James Park? Doubt so and there are more reasons to keep this club than to sell it at “70% OFF “.

  • Big Dave

    May 10, 2009 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #8

    I wouldnt be surprised if big fat fred believes it he lives on cloud 9

  • NotAGhostToon

    May 10, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #9

    My comment got removed and comments stopped for the next one but i’ve sponsored for that and wondered if anyone’s feeling doubly generous give little if thats all you can afford by any would be appreciated. Doing a bungee jump in aid of sir bobby and obviously he’s on his way out i’d like him to know his fans want to give before he passes on.
    Thank you

  • JJJ

    May 10, 2009 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #10

    Hey Workyticket

    Just because I dont like you and think you’re a plonker doesnt make me a racist.
    You could be white, black, asian, indian, arabic, I dont care… either way you’re a douchebag.

    I love to know your logic behind calling me racist?

  • jokerkinnear

    May 10, 2009 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #11


  • JJJ

    May 10, 2009 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #12

    As for Ashley sellling, Im pretty sure, knowing Shearer, if Ashley doesnt sell, then he wont be making the decisions from next season as Shearer is extremely strong minded and he’d be forced to listen to Shearer or face another walk out… Dont think he’d want that…

  • JJJ

    May 10, 2009 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #13

    Oh, the other blog plonker is commenting now…

    Im pretty sure you and Worky shag each other like monkeys…

    You guys really do need to learn about the world rather than assume it the way to be in your crazy little ignorant brains.

  • batty

    May 10, 2009 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #14

    NotAGhostToon just done it m8 good luck

  • NotAGhostToon

    May 10, 2009 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #15

    Cheers mate! going to a good cause like, I’ll be bricking it but I’ll follow through with it….may also follow through in other ways!

  • PaceOba

    May 10, 2009 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #16

    Our club approximately around…click my link, you will find out then.

  • Tom_Toon

    May 10, 2009 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #17

    Rather have Ashley than Separd the crook.

  • Rodzilla

    May 10, 2009 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #18

    PaceOba, bite my fruit

  • Rodzilla

    May 10, 2009 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #19

    As always, I’ll try to take a layperson’s slant on this story.

    …actually, it’s the Mail, I’ll not waste any further finger-power.

  • Doocey

    May 10, 2009 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #20

    N0t a chance.

    Massive game tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Can’t get any bigger.

  • JakartaDean

    May 10, 2009 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #21

    I’ll go on the record as having heard from “reputable insiders” that Freddy Shephard is a corrupt MF who has stolen millions from NUFC. I don’t think he’ll welcome the public inquiry into his management that might arise from a bid.

    I can’t believe this is true.

  • sirjasontoon

    May 10, 2009 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #22

    As long as Mike gets out of the Toon ASAP thats all I care about I dread getting relegated but this maybe the only way to get him and a large percentage of over paid spineless prima donnas.

    This great club has been strangled and destroyed and needs to be build from the ground up starting the new season with a new owner,a good manager and fresh ideas.

    Wholesale change.

  • sirjasontoon

    May 10, 2009 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #23

    *prima donnas…out of the club (sleepy typo).

  • Rodzilla

    May 10, 2009 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #24

    …good to see you again sir jason. divnt worry bonny lad. Ashley and AS will be here for a while yet I’m sure. This time next year and we’ll all be laughing…………

  • Rodzilla

    May 10, 2009 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #25

    …am ganti bed noo anyway, amnakd

  • sirjasontoon

    May 10, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #26

    : )
    Been working long hours Rod off to get some kip myself,hope all is cool.
    Be running the game through my mind 3-0 Toon,Confidence Boost then smash Fulham and a draw at Villa.

  • chuck

    May 10, 2009 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #27

    Zzzzzzzzz! Monkeys and FF is that the best we can come up with, looks like this blog is goinng down the tube`s, reaching for the lowest common denominator, too bad.
    Hey, Sir Bobby would like to see Carver hired at the club I for one second that he is probably one of the countrys best trainers, right up there with Clarke at the Hammers.
    Never really wanted Dowie, who brought him in Ashley?
    Next seasons team
    Pele ( no not THE Pele)
    Jonas-Mbia- McGeady- Duff

  • workyticket

    May 10, 2009 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #28

    JJJ // May 10, 2009 at 5:57 PM

    “Hey Workyticket

    Just because I dont like you and think you’re a plonker doesnt make me a racist.”

    No of course it doesn’t JJJ. I was referring to views on crime in South Africa. Your comments regarding the victims of Joey Barton, and how they deserved it somehow were pretty repulsive too.

  • workyticket

    May 10, 2009 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #29

    chuck // May 10, 2009 at 11:01 PM

    “Never really wanted Dowie, who brought him in Ashley?”

    Shearer brought him in, Chuck. They’re very good friends from their Southampton days.

  • chuck

    May 10, 2009 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Think you are a bit of a pedagogic by nature, cant resist the racist and idiot threads.
    Hey! not a bad thing.

  • chuck

    May 10, 2009 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Sorry ment think you are Pedagodgic by nature.

  • Tom_Toon

    May 11, 2009 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #32

    Pedagogic? I’ll take you word for it that, that is a word! You do seem to make up a few Chuck!

    As for Worky, you do my head in.

  • Isaac Hunt

    May 11, 2009 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #33


    Bloody hell! Cycling, religion AND Blackadder?

  • Isaac Hunt

    May 11, 2009 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #34

    “Alig sheager
    Cang he do ik?
    Alig sheager
    Yek he cang”

    There. I CAN throw my voice whilst drinking a glass of water.

  • Isaac Hunt

    May 11, 2009 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #35

    I reckon we’ll get nine points.

    As Michael Caine once said “Don’t throw bloody spears at ME!”

  • Isaac Hunt

    May 11, 2009 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #36

    …. and so to bed. To sleep. Perchance to dream ….

  • workyticket

    May 11, 2009 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #37

    chuck // May 10, 2009 at 11:42 PM

    Think you are a bit of a pedagogic by nature, cant resist the racist and idiot threads.
    Hey! not a bad thing.”

    Yeah, your probably right Chuck, but on here it’s the malicious and the liars that really get me up a height. Some people will believe any old s**t if it serves their prejudices, and lies spread like wildfire until they become accepted as truth in the end. I beleive in fairness, whatever side of an argument someone is on.

  • workyticket

    May 11, 2009 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #38

    Me too (to bed that is). ‘Night all.

  • Incognito

    May 11, 2009 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #39

    “So it was Sir John Hall’s fault – oh well”

    No, Douglass Hall actually. Surely you know that he was pulling all the strings from his sunny home abroad? Yet the coward has not shown his face since he was caught ripping into the fans.

  • geordie deb

    May 11, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #40

    It’s going to be a long day today…
    Saying in one of the papers Smith and Martins both out of tonight’s game due to injury


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