American Consortium To Meet Ashley Within 48 Hours


Sky Sports is reporting tonight that an American consortium are hoping to hold talks with Newcastle over a possible takeover deal in the next 48 hours.

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Representatives of the New York-based consortium have flown over the pond again, and previously were holding discussions with investment bank Seymour Harris in London, but now want to meet with owner Mike Ashley and Managing Director Derek Llambias directly.

That seems to point to some progress having been made – but yes, we’ll not hold our breath.

With the summer transfer window due to close at 5:00 pm tomorrow, the famous Tyneside club, renowned for its tremendous fan base, remains up for sale three months after Ashley decided to put it on the market again for the second time in less than a year.

Some caution though from sources on Tyneside, who say the group still have to show they have the money to buy Newcastle.

Ashley wants £100M, but there is also an outstanding overdraft of  £20M on a  £39M limit.

We hope something comes of this.



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52 comments so far

  • 9ds9

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #1

    hmmm

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  • Eaststander

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #2

    just got back from the match. Another good win for the lads. Enrique was outstanding again. If fatty could just open his eyes and buy us some players we could walk this leauge. I see we have lost another 2 squad players and gained none while I have been out on the lash.

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  • Stardust

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #3

    LADS – I dont think this one is true – I was warkin past the strewbarry the neet and i saw a bloke in a torbon – he sed he was buyin us – he sad he was a sheek – remember Billy telt yaz

    oops wrong character.

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  • RyanToon

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #4

    hmmm

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #5

    nile ranger and alan smith- no higher praise for the two lads tonight

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  • RyanToon

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Stardust // Aug 31, 2009 at 10:26 PM

    LADS – I dont think this one is true – I was warkin past the strewbarry the neet and i saw a bloke in a torbon – he sed he was buyin us – he sad he was a sheek – remember Billy telt yaz

    oops wrong character.

    shame youre other character dont f*** off

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  • RyanToon

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #7

    Ranger and Simspon were the best two IMO

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  • WELSHMAG

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #8

    This is the problem, The club is still for sale and while it is Ashley will not pump another pound into it, therefore no transfers tomorrow, maybee one just to shut hughton up as he’s probably knocking on ashleys door every night asking for some funds.

    Isn’t it horrible to think, now that it looks like it’s working with chris we have another dilema on our hands, stick with him and hope the good results continue or get another manager in and hope it doesn’t upset the squad.

    This time tomorrow we shall at lease know who’ll be with us for the next 5 months.

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  • Spitfire

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Danny Guthrie stating to look like the new Robert Lee.
    Ranger outstanding looked like Shola and Carroll combined in one player
    Even Ryan Taylor hardly put a foot wrong.
    Ashley won’t buy anyone.

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  • Eaststander

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Enrique Smith Ranger were class

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  • durhammag

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #11

    WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE SOLD………Jeez, how many times does this have to happen. Ashley is simply doing what he has done every transfer window; put the club up for sale so no players of quality come in, sell off the ones that we can get most for and pump the money straight into paying off the debts. MA is not interested in the well being of NUFC, but is looking to shore up his credit rating by ensuring he has a low debt level. If he was concerned about the club, he would have sold it on months ago

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  • Eaststander

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #12

    and Simpson

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  • hitman

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #13

    CH just been on ssn,says he hopes to have 2 players in the morra.

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  • Eaststander

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #14

    AND both Taylors

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  • Nick D

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Yes not sure I want AS as manager. I know it’s a lower league but C Hughton is doing a great job.
    Yes I want a takeover, but I am loving this at the moment with the youngsters finally getting a go.

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  • RyanToon

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #16

    two players?

    lovenkrands and who?

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  • Nick D

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #17

    durhammag

    – Isn’t paying off the debts a good way to run a club ? As well as selling off all our overpaid mercenaries and bringing through

    Ranger
    krul
    kadar
    Lua
    Vuksic
    Donaldson et al.

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  • Big Dave

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #18

    Nick D I think CH is doing a brill job as is Calderwood and the senior players, but i just dont think he will be that good when the going gets rough. I think he lacks the steel and discipline that is needed

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  • Big Dave

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #19

    RyanToon i think lova will join mcclesh at birm

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  • Toony Soprano

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #20

    class tonight – Chris (Manager of the month?)and Colly for the job, Leicester were no bums and the effort from our lot was exemplorary

    Harper – 2 great saves when it mattered

    Simo – maybe one of those players who makes it look easy?

    S Taylor – classy and calm

    Enrique – if he can improve his crossing he will be the real deal his defending and distribution was class tonight

    Ron Geremi – not bad, good enough for us in this league

    Smithy- Best player on the pitch in the 1st half – was never going to lose tonight

    Guthrie – Great goal and will get better still, good engine

    Barton – tonight gets him match fit ,plenty of effort slighty short of fitness

    Nolan – another great game, tireless and plays well up front

    Ryan T – good crosses and gave us great balance

    Ranger – young Drogba?, christ i hope so?

    need, Lovenkrnads- something different, Centre Half – Killgannon would be good, but i dont see it, a clever loan signing would do!

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  • Stardust

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #21

    Big Dave – I am not sure how you can say CH lacks steel – I see a man who stood strong, calm and dignified when all around him crumbled.

    He is the focal point of this new belief imo

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  • RyanToon

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #22

    We need more than two players though, we need to get at least 5 in but it aint gonna happen, one if were lucky

    neet 🙂

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  • magpie6699

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #23

    I heard it’s the Mafia – headed by Rigatoni Arrabiata. Oh no, that’s what I had for my tea at Mimmo’s before the game.
    Great 2nd half – real battlers and defence kept them quiet – no major saves for Harps to make. Seems like Newcastle United, aka Haha lets laugh at their joke defending, have conceded one goal in 5 league games.
    1st half could have been ploppy though but for a bad miss by them.

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  • Big Dave

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #24

    CH IMHO lacks the steel ie He is just an honest hardworking Yes man, who just gets his head down and gets on with the job no questions asked.

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #25

    Hello all,

    I missed the 2nd half–had to take the wife to the doctor. Can anybody sum up the big difference for me? 1st half we looked reasonably stable, I guess, but not especially likely to score.

    Sounds like we really came alive in the 2nd. Can anybody shed some light on that? Thanks…

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  • batty

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #26

    2nd half we ran the game and made it look easy

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #27

    Mike Ashley spend 12 million to get 150 million when we go back to the premier league, if you throw away such a solid start you will be pronounce history biggest looser. the choice is yours , what do you want to be hero or Nero

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  • punk skunk...

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #28

    Fans,
    they weren’t better in the 1st half mate, both teams had chances, we played the better football, the ref shoulda awarded us a pen…Harper made a class save & a good one from a free kick they shouldn’t have had!..
    …We played the better football 2nd half, kept runnin’ & gettin’ stuck in, winnin’ the ball, but with less clear cut chances, barrin’ Guthrie’s excellent strike & ran out deserved winners, as they ran out of steam & ideas!..
    …Toon Toon!..

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  • Stardust

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #29

    Dave – I think your post is very valid – he may perform a soft about turn – remember loan players can sign until November.

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  • Stardust

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #30

    ahhh sigh ………punk skunk types as I see it again.

    ENTP here PS.

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  • OHurley

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #31

    Toony Soprano-

    I thought I was the only one thinking of young Nile as the new Drogba!! Great minds think alike, like?! 🙂

    Stardust @ comment 21

    COMPLETELY agree m8. CH is the picture of what a manager should be right now. I’d prefer CH and CC over Shearer and Dowie right now, whole-heartedly. Nowt against either of them, but Chris and Colin seem to have the lads competing as a team and gettin’ the job done reet.

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  • punk skunk...

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #32

    Stardust,
    aye man, just say what ya’ see, say what ya’ see!..

    …It’s not that difficult is it?..

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  • punk skunk...

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #33

    Hughton really knows how to talk/deal with the media plebs, he gives nowt away, won’t be drawn!..
    …My favorite type!..

    …They’re gonna write whatever shite they wanna anyway!..

    …Keep it goin’ Chris & Col, & A Thompson, you’re doin’ an excellent job in ridculous cicumstances…Keepin’ cool heads & concentratin’ on the football side of things, instead of concernin’ themselves with all the pap!..
    …Ho’way the Lads!..

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  • OHurley

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #34

    well said punk. always enjoy your posts, m8

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #35

    right on. THanks Punk.

    Sounds like Nile had a great 2nd half. Good supply from the midfield, then? I guess we really benefitted from the half-time reorganization chat.

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  • scottish mag

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #36

    here cant we stil get players in after the deadline cos we r in the champ now

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  • OHurley

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #37

    fSOTC-

    Yeah, we came out and owned the 2nd half. Great linkin up on the left and in the center. Barton and Smithy really fought hard. Once JB gets totally match fit, he’ll OWN the CCC. Ranger is absolutely class with his back to the goal. Can really create some great chances. Just wish had Lovenkrands playin up front with him. Could’ve scored 3 or 4 goals tonight EASY.

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  • punk skunk...

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #38

    O’H,
    cheers mate, just try & be as objective as possible, it’s hard sometimes, but honesty is the best policy, ain’t it?..
    …No sweat fans, Ranger did great mate, defo one for the future, with a bit for the present too, great hold up play, would like to see the lad put it in the net soon!..

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  • bill

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #39

    Isn’t this story about two days late?

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    Sep 1, 2009 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #40

    O’H, you said that we combined well on the left.

    Was it Enrique/Guthrie over there or Enrique/Geremi? Geremi & Guthrie seemed to have switched sides a few times in the 1st.

    Barton–someone pointed out he’s not really match fit. Hadn’t thought of that. But if that was the problem, why did he play better in the 2nd?

    Maybe Hughton is a better tactician than we’ve had so far. Anyone have any thoughts on that?

    One more thing–and sorry to keep asking so much–but when did the subs come on? Was it very late, ie; 86-87th minute, or did he make any changes earlier?

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