Derek Llambias on Friday said that Barry Moat was the only game in town with the possibility of buying the Newcastle club.
But that hasn’t stopped the local Sunday Sun today from saying a mystery consortium believe they can do a deal for the club soon, whatever is said by the club tomorrow.
They say the group concerned have been in direct talks with Ashley’s representatives rather than dealbrokers Seymour Pierce, and this is a follow up from last week – “when they reveled the existance of the mystery buyer.”
We would be inclined to dismiss this report as complete nonsense. It was a story lacking credibility last week, and after what’s happened in the last 7 days even more pointless to bring it up again.
If they are dealing directly with Ashley, you would have thought Llambias would know all about it, wouldn’t you?
In fact the mystery buyer is mysterious – only because they don’t exist and never have.
But real facts never seem to get in the way of some of these Sunday stories do they?