Nothing ever comes easy to Newcastle United Football Club, or so it seems.
Dr Sulaiman Al-Fahim – too late for Newcastle?
And while everybody associated with the club would just love to see a quick sale – at a knockdown bargain-basement price of £100M, if that happens it will be a surprise, although a pleasant surprise.
I was educating my Dentist on the news yesterday, and he said he’d need to look at his bank account to see how much he had – since I convinced him it was a great deal!
He is one forced supporter of Newcastle United, only because one of his patients keeps bugging him (and his 10 year old son) on reading a certain blog about a famous club on Tyneside. When he mentioned Newcastle to his son, a few months ago – his son, a big Liverpool supporter, said “but they stink” – still some work do there it seems.
But at least he now knows where Newcastle Brown Ale comes from (Newcastle?), and what the statement “Carry coals to Newcastle” means – his education was obviously lacking in school. 😀
On the sale of Newcastle, highly-placed sources claimed yesterday that some Middle East consortium is the first to show serious interest in the club, at its lowered price of around £100M.
Keith Harris, who has been re-employed by the Tyneside club to try to quickly line up a buyer – the success of the club next season almost depends on it – was interestingly out of the country “on business” yesterday.
And the Journal is reporting this morning that Portsmouth’s prospective new owner, Dr Sulaiman Al-Fahim, may renew his interest in Newcastle United, now the £300M asking price has been cut by two thirds – a great deal surely!
However since the billionaire property owner has now entered due diligence with Portsmouth, that would be rather difficult to now break off the acquisition – but it does tell you something about the attraction of Newcastle United.
And of course yesterday we ran a few stories on the Sultan of Oman – who is said to be interested in the club.
One eye opener we tracked down about the Sultan yesterday is he is ranked above Queen Elizabeth II in total wealth – which was at the very least – very interesting.
That’s about all we know this morning – that may be new on the Newcastle sale.