Diamond Billionaire Interested In Newcastle?


It’s now 10 weeks today that Newcastle were relegated and we are now in a much worse situation than we were then.

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Mike Ashley – what is he doing?

Thanks for that goes to the owner Mike Ashley who seems to be trying to ensure Newcastle have no chance whatsoever of promotion next season and so far he’s done a good job of that.

And we have to remember its Sunday today, so there will be some news on new bidders for Newcastle and indeed there are, with Alan Oliver of The People suggesting that a mystery diamond billionaire is in for the club.

The People reports that Sir John Hall has brought a South African diamond billionaire to Ashley who is apparently keen to buy the club.

But this smells of a desperate Sunday story when none really exists, and we are all getting a little tired of all this nonsense.

The People is also reporting that another new group of Tyneside businessmen are trying to put together a bid for the club.

It also looks like the bid by the phantom Sirous Mahjoob, supposedly a Dubai businessman, was also a hoax.

Ashley is thought to be on vacation in Hawaii, but Seymour Pierce Chairman Keith Harris is back from his vacation now and is said to be trying to get a deal thrashed out.

The consortium of North East businessmen are trying to stump up the £100M asking price by looking for 20 businessmen willing to put up £5M each, but we don’t know if £100M will be enough.

If the group are having difficulty with the base amount, they will have trouble coming up with any transfer funds, but with the transfer season having just 4 weeks to run, maybe we will not need need any transfer funds, because it will all be too late for that, and then where will we stand?

This is a serious situation for the Newcastle club, and we still don’t know exactly what Mike Ashley thinks he is doing.

But it’s not good, that’s for sure.

Comments welcome.



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25 comments so far

  • cam_toon

    Aug 2, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Well it’s from a scouse blog… Hmm here we go again?

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  • SJS

    Aug 2, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Enough is enough, let’s just print something when we know it is confirmed.
    We can still discuss the games but everything else just seems to be winding people up!

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  • cam_toon

    Aug 2, 2009 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #4

    Ah ok different story, thouht this was the dic story.

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  • Toonmania

    Aug 2, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #5

    SJS,
    That’s just what i’ve been thinking

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  • bro56

    Aug 2, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #6

    its a sunday…. its the People and its Alan Oliver…so it must be true… gettin….

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  • Toon Graeme

    Aug 2, 2009 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Morning lads.

    Just been to SJP to leave a shirt and pay respects the the Legend Sir Bobby.

    I could easily have counted about 100-250 people there.

    Very surreal atmosphere. The sun was blazing down and the smell of the flowers was over powering.

    Ive taken loads of pics and will whack them on my facebook page.

    Was having to wipe tears from my eyes. Got talking to a few people there – all wearing sunglasses like.

    I even touched the SJP grass – much to the stewards disgust “Dont touch the grass or you are out!” As polite as ever. This wife about 70+ put him in his place like. Nice one Margaret!

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 2, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #8

    Nicky Openheimer is the only diamond billionaire (USD).

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  • Alex

    Aug 2, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #9

    Iwonder what the lineup wil be for todays game . Hughton has give an indication that it will more or less be the team that kicks off against WBA . I hope Carroll and Ranger up front

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 2, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #10

    Ashley’s selling the club which is what everyone wanted I thought?

    It’s not his fault that nobody is falling over themselves to buy it.

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 2, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #11

    Ranger is away with the under 19’s still.

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 2, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #12

    Harper

    R Taylor
    Bassong
    S Taylor
    Enrique

    Jonas
    Smith
    Barton
    Duff

    Nolan

    Carroll

    That’s what I think he will put out.

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  • Alex

    Aug 2, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #13

    i would prefer
    Harper

    R Taylor
    Bassong
    STaylor
    Enrique

    Jonas
    Lualua
    Barton (make him captain )
    Duff

    Ameobi (only because ranger is away)
    Carroll

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  • SBR4EVA

    Aug 2, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #14

    Ed,
    I have enough pictures of that twat on me dart board already, There’s no need for you to put up any more, ok.

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  • Archie Brand

    Aug 2, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #15

    Ed, we get it, you don’t like Ashley, but it is getting a bit stale now. Every article has your less than subtle dig in it.

    so we’re being bought by Malaysians, Chinese, South Africans, Americans, Iranians, some tosser from Sunderland with a black and white scarf, Freddy Shepherd, Sheikh Mohammed and of course the We Want To Make A Profit group from Singapore.

    I haven’t mentioned those comedians from NUSC, who think that because they have tee-shirts printed it makes them someone special, or the consortium of 20 businessmen with 5 million each, who theoretically could buy the club, but wouldn’t have enough left to pay the electric bill.
    Or was it 5 million businessmen with 20 quid each?

    And then there’s Alan Oliver who considers himself the voice of NUFC, or at least hid did when they had a voice.

    Finally – don’t get me wrong – SBR was a legend, not just in the North East – but looking back on Diana’s death I always thought that thousands of people turning up and crying in the streets for someone they never knew and never met only achieved one thing – to show the rest of the world how detached from reality we were as a nation. A nation of soap opera watchers who wouldn’t shed a tear for their own family but have not problem howling in public when a princess or a pop star dies.

    Please don’t disrespect the memory of such a fine human being as SBR by turning it into a Princess Di, or Michael Jackson type carnival.

    The neverending train of minutes of silence at grounds all over the country because the linesman’s cat died has turned the whole idea into a joke.
    We should not need to be told how, where or when to show respect.

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  • Doocey

    Aug 2, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #16

    Diamond Billionaire or not, get it sorted.
    We should be sold by now. If we’re sold before the Brom game then I’ll still be happy and it will have meet a “deadline” as far as I’m concerned.

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  • Nick 69

    Aug 2, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #17

    nile ranger will be availabe for wba, the u19 final is today so hell be back home by mon/tues latest

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  • Nick 69

    Aug 2, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #18

    it pretty much has to be shola and caroll up front unless he onyl plays 1 up top

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  • Doocey

    Aug 2, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #19

    Nile Ranger won’t start at West Brom and rightly so. He wouldn’t be able for it, just yet.
    West Brom has to be Shola Ameobi on his own with a 5 man midfield.

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  • Nick 69

    Aug 2, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #20

    nile ranger would be more than able to play against west brom, he is more able than shola ameobi who simply isnt good enough to lead the line by himself, and a 5 man midfield isnt the way to go IMO cos none of our midfielders score goals.

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  • punk skunk...

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #21

    5 man MF,
    why?..

    …Didn’t we beat ’em twice last season with this set of players?..

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  • Alex

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #22

    good point punk skunk some people seem too forget they were even worse than we were last season along with Boro . First game up against a team that finished lower than us , in my opinion we could have had a much harder start than this .

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  • Bao Zheng

    Aug 3, 2009 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #23

    Actually, Rangerman, it is Ashley’s fault no one wants to buy NUFC. Financially we look like a bottomless pit. So he can’t sell the club and he won’t fund the losses, how obvious does it have to get.

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 3, 2009 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #24

    Last season we beat WBA twice but since then, they have a new manager, new players & have an owner who’s willing to back their new manager, so just because we beat them last season, doesn’t mean we’ll beat them this season, especially as we have a half dozen players who don’t really want to be at the TOON anymore & probably won’t care one way or the other if we win, lose or draw, as we have no manager to geer them up for the game, well fcuking done Ashley your w anker!!!

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  • Davies

    Aug 3, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Couldn’t have put it better myself Archie. I’ve been trying to express those sentiments since last week. I took a moment aside for myself, but that’s my business.

    As for the footy; I wonder what odds I’ll get on us getting relegated two years on the trot. What the hell is going on?

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