That stuff about Newcastle being sold which was all over yesterday’s papers, and that we found so hard to believe last night – it looks like it’s another made-up story by the gossip press – as we had half expected.
Keith Harris – denies talking to consortium in Newcastle yesterday
Keith Harris, the investment banker hired to try to sell Newcastle last year has dismissed reports that he had spent Tuesday on Tyneside talking to a consortium keen to take over from Ashley.
Harris was questioned on the reports today and this is what he had to say:
Keith then explained he had been in Newcastle on non-football business, and that he often travels up to Newcastle on business. Oh well – the gossip press are wrong again – isn’t that unusual?
So we’ll see no more of that stupid story about Newcastle being sold – will we?
Don’t you bet on it – facts never seem to get in the way of their stories – they are just an inconvenience it seems, but when you read the stores, realize it’s a complete ruse – and have a good laugh.
If it was true, we had suggested Ashley would be an idiot to sell the club, after it lost it’s value 3 days previously by about £100M.
Why would any owner want to do that? It seems some of these stories can be unmasked from a business perspective, because it seems like most gossip sport journalists, haven’t got the first clue about how real business are actually run. They must think money grows on trees.
Oh well, we do think that’s good news – because the club just couldn’t have handled the turmoil it would have caused.