American Group Said To Bid £100M For Newcastle


It’s Sunday again, and time for some ridiculous reports in the Sunday gossip press, and they have hardly disappointed us this week, with their stories, which always seem to lack any sense or facts – picky picky.

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Alan Curbishley – is Ashley going to appoint this man as manager?

The News Of The World, which seems to make stories up every week, without showing the slightest embarrassment, is now saying that Mike Ashley wants to appoint Alan Curbishley as the new manager.

The NOTW is saying that Curbishley has been sounded out and, despite the chaos that surrounds the club, and he would be willing to move up to the North East.

And the interesting news, which we would have to hope is true is that Seymour Pierce, the brokers handling the sale, have received a formal bid from an international consortium with no links to the North East.

It’s said to be an American group, and they have presumably bid around £100M on Friday, after Barclay’s Bank did the work and gave Newcastle a working overdraft of around £25m to ensure the club can keep going for a while.

That proverbial NOTW inside source, who seems to be everywhere the paper needs him (or her) said:

“A deal is nearly done, it’s very close,” “It could be announced as early as Tuesday or Wednesday next week.”

After refusing to appoint Shearer, or anybody else for that matter, for the last 3 weeks, because presumably Ashley wanted the new owners to be able to bring in their own manager, the NOTW is now saying Mike wants to appoint Alan Curbishley – and by their own report that’s just 3 days before a deal could be completed.

Does that sound like utter nonsense, or does that sound like utter nonsense? It sounds to us  like a ridiculous set of statements to be sure, but this is Sunday and this is the NOTW.

It says nothing about who the American Group wants in as manager, and who in their right mind would bring in a manager of their own choosing, when the club is supposedly being sold within days?

There’s no doubt Alan Curbishley is more than decent manager, and if appointed would probably do well on Tyneside, but the overwhelming favorite for the job, and the man who can put the pride back into the Newcastle club is Alan Shearer.

We hope this report is true about the American owner, but the report about Curbishley seems preposterous.

Maybe that means the report that American owners are just days away from buying the club, is also a made-up-for-the- weekend story.

It wouldn’t surprise us much, if it was.

Comments welcome.



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38 comments so far

  • baro

    Jun 14, 2009 at 2:02 AM

    Comment #1

    I think this is true because when it said a “deal is nearly done” it sounds so confident. Hope this will be an good sunday and week.
    ( anybody know who this american guy is?)

    All i am saying whoever is interested in buying nufc please come early or it’ll get worse.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Jun 14, 2009 at 2:11 AM

    Comment #2

    As much as i’d usually pass this stuff off as rumour mill rubbish, the fact they’re printing dates of when an announcement could be made is actually a bit worrying.

    Curbishley as manager? Ok, fine if he gets us out of the championship. We get back up, and he takes us nowhere, so good bye to him quickly. We need an ambitious manager with an understanding of the club – screw experience, the manager who won La Liga and the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE over the best team in the world was only in his first season on management.

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  • Dragonera

    Jun 14, 2009 at 2:25 AM

    Comment #3

    Guys, dont be dumb. It has come from the News of the World. The newspaper with the least credibility that consistently make sup random bullsh*t every Sunday. There is no truth in this and the NOTW sports section should be shut down.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 14, 2009 at 2:56 AM

    Comment #4

    My best mate’s psychic dog told me it was gona rub it’s paw against the telly whenever Warren Barton’s face appeared during an ESPN classic clip; by the power of it’s mind. But don’t quote me on that.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 14, 2009 at 3:05 AM

    Comment #5

    The world is flat though.

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  • Tino 11

    Jun 14, 2009 at 3:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Rodz – Don’t stay up too late!

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 14, 2009 at 3:22 AM

    Comment #7

    Don’t ya just love the Sunday press………

    Curbishley, no problems with him but it ain’t gonna happen well not if NOTW is reporting it.

    The world is flat though.
    ……..only through opaque eyes!

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 14, 2009 at 3:26 AM

    Comment #8

    Michael Owen’s management company has been shopping their client to various clubs with the help of a 34-page brochure that talks up the Newcastle striker………..

    It says that, in choosing his next move, Owen “is about to make the biggest decision of his football career”, and explains that the 29-year-old is “good looking” and “charismatic”.

    ha ha ha ha, heard it all now.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 14, 2009 at 3:30 AM

    Comment #9

    I’d tend to disagree with your closing comment there, ObaFan2. I’m fairly confident of my visual abilities, and can assure you the world always looks slightly rounded, albeit a tad fuzzy, when viewing through opaque eyes.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 14, 2009 at 3:32 AM

    Comment #10

    I caught Michael Owen in my back garden earlier on, trying to nick my cabbages – the bast@rd

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 14, 2009 at 3:34 AM

    Comment #11

    …hoyed a stone at him. That telt him.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 14, 2009 at 3:37 AM

    Comment #12

    try rose tinted glasses… it might look a little clearer.

    Owen’s cabbage fetish is meant to be a secret!

    shhhhhhh

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 14, 2009 at 3:47 AM

    Comment #13

    …got some rose tinted glasses somewhere, but can’t find them. Too much crab sh1t.

    As for little Michael, you should’ve heard the yelp as my swiftly-flung cog connected. Not unlike the sound of a seal falling from an attic Dorma window, whilst gaffer-taped to a set of bagpipes.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 14, 2009 at 3:53 AM

    Comment #14

    I hate you Butler huhuhuhuh

    snorgtees… wouldn’t you?

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 14, 2009 at 3:57 AM

    Comment #15

    ..the bird in the online snorgtees adverts would generally get some form of entertainment, I’m sure.

    Anyway, I’m not supposed to be here. In fact I’m not.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 14, 2009 at 4:04 AM

    Comment #16

    Being a figment of ur own imagintion can play havoc with good intentions, just pretend it never really happened.

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  • sub99prime

    Jun 14, 2009 at 6:52 AM

    Comment #17

    Curbishly isnt Shearer but will be better than the the guy with a cup fo tea here. “Buy NUFC I did.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q96YUfR_8Tg

    To reinforce earlier time waster comment.
    By this they make a lot of noise and plans but deliver nothing
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/jun/12/mike-ashley-newcastle-united-singapore-profitable

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  • RememberShearer

    Jun 14, 2009 at 7:03 AM

    Comment #18

    ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS IF ASHLEY LOVES THIS CLUB (bullshit) LIKE HE SAYS THEN APPOINT SHEARER TO OVER SEE THE PRESEASON SIGNINGS ETC…AND ON A CARETAKER BASIS UNTIL THE CLUB IS SOLD, AND THE NEW OWNERS DECIDE IF THEY WANT SHEARER OR SOMEONE ELSE, GIVE HIM THE MONEY TO BUY SOME PLAYERS FROM THE SALE OF OTHERS, WHICH WOULD SEE US START THE REBUILDING PROCESS AND FANS WOULD NOT HATE HIM QUITE AS MUCH!!?? WE NEED TO ACT NOW, PLEASE MR ASHLEY……I DON’T NORMALLY BEG…PLEASE…PLEASE…PLEASE MR ASHLEY…..HOWAY THE LADS!!! PROUD TO BE A GEORDIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Jun 14, 2009 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #19

    There’s no need to shout !
    http://francis-rossi.mybrute.com

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  • Ericles

    Jun 14, 2009 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #20

    SSDD – Same Shite Different Day!

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  • magforlife

    Jun 14, 2009 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #21

    If the club dont or wont give the press any information they will retaliate with anything they like, when will those rhino skinned fools running our club cotton on to this? Like rabid dogs, hoy them a biscuit and they will go away.

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jun 14, 2009 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #22

    It’s another hoax

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  • alkinou

    Jun 14, 2009 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #23

    Why did they have to talk about Curbishley also. Now the whole news seem fake :(, well I’m still hoping anyway !
    But let’s get a (decent!) owner, quick !

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  • Toonmania

    Jun 14, 2009 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #24

    no not a hoax just bull from the news of the world, it’s funny how they are the only paper to be coming out with it, none of the reputable one’s are reporting anything remotely the same.
    obviously they had to fill it with something and we are easy pickings with no press realeases coming out from the club

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  • Ericles

    Jun 14, 2009 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #25

    It is the Nonsense Of Twaddle World so say no more. I thought shite sold toilet papers not newspapers.

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  • Norn Iron Magpie

    Jun 14, 2009 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #26

    Sounds like BS to me. Do people really believe this rubbish. The best possible man for the job is waiting in the wings.
    80 Million for C.Ronaldo 100 Million for Nufc. How can that be right. Still dumb struck about it. Im not even going for the papers this morning coundn’t be bothered.

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  • BenjiToon

    Jun 14, 2009 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #27

    Sounds like a load of rubbish to me too. So what if they print a date that it is supposed to happen? No quotes from reliable sources. No hint as to who it might be. Iffy to say the least…

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  • BenjiToon

    Jun 14, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #28

    Hey Ed – why aren’t you putting up a page about Owen’s 34 page pitch to other clubs? Doesn’t this just prove the nonsense surrounding our club?

    Here’s someone who was supposed to score the goals to save us, and didn’t. And now he tells other (Premiership) clubs that if it wasn’t for his injuries (while playing for us) he’s be “priceless”! Read that as “give me big money please and forget all about that little black sport I had in the North East”.

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 14, 2009 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #29
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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 14, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #30

    alan curbishly-yes please

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  • jimiley

    Jun 14, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #31

    MA has no intention of selling the club. This is all a smokescreen.
    I think he wants to reduce the wage bill, get some kids in on maybe 2K a week and let Chris Hughton get us promoted.
    Great news that Oba and Duff want to stay. They are the genuine articles and would die for the club. Good times ahead!!!

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 14, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #32

    Tom4Nufc – Ashley wasn’t in charge when Barton was signed.

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 14, 2009 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #33

    Hopefully it does go through this week then we can put this sorry situation behind us and move on.

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  • Solaidback

    Jun 14, 2009 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #34

    Its gotta be a ake story as no other news papers or blogs are carrying the story, apart from the HOTW & here 🙁

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 14, 2009 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #35

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  • DJG

    Jun 15, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #36

    How does printing a day make something true? They talk an utter heap of sh##e.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 15, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #37

    ===

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  • chuck

    Jun 15, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #38

    More nonsense, zzzzzzzzzzzzz !

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