Newcastle To Be Sold Within The Month


If some decent conclusion can be reached in the Kevin Keegan vs Newcastle United tribunal case this week, that could be the last shoe to drop that finally allows the club to be sold to Barry Moat, the local Newcastle businessman.

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Mike Ashley with Barry Moat

The selling circus we have had in the summer, to go with the almost 4 months we had late last year, we’ll not be holding our breath.

However, we do think there’s a good chance Alan Shearer could be brought in as the new manager within the next month – but we’ll just have to wait and see on that one – as usual.

But the news of the last 10 days or so suggests that the sale really is coming to a conclusion. It really seems, at last,  that the end game is in motion and the last bits and pieces of the sale are finally being put in place.

And Barry Moat will be extra keen to close the deal quickly now, because with Newcastle challenging for promotion, it will surely attract new potential suitors.

And if he can get the deal done for £100M, what a bargain it will be.

A world renowned club, potentially soon to be back in the Premier League for a measly £100M – a great deal for Barry and his backers. Of course we may be just a little biased with that assessment. 😀

The really good news is that when the sale does complete, it will signal the end of the completely disastrous and even comical ownership of the club by Mike  Ashley.

That in itself will call for a celebration.

Here’s wishing and hoping (and praying) as usual.



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26 comments so far

  • Toon Graeme

    Sep 24, 2009 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed – Ive been waiting as we all have for the headline on here that the club is sold. Maybe one day we can all celebrate when it happens.

    I will however miss the chorus on the corner of “Get out of our club”!

    I’ll be honest and dont know if everyone else can admit this – Ive pretty much forgotten about the sale and been enjoying the football. Well the points as we all know we are playing sh*te! But 3 points however ugly is 3 points!!

    Here is to Saturday and hopes the mags can do we proud again!!

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  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 24, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Smith my second captain to AL. He is going to take us places

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  • Ed Harrison

    Sep 24, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Toon Grame – you are so right – and I think that’s one reason for success this season – concentrating on the playing side, and yes we need all 3 points Saturday.
    But if the sale can go through with no more hitches that has to help the club’s stability both short term and long term.
    And hey – we may even be able to sign some players – what a concept. 😀

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  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 24, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #4

    I agree with you Ed.

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  • estechco

    Sep 24, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #5

    What grounds have you for making such a sensationalist headline Ed?

    Don’t get me wrong, I hope you are correct, but after the summer we’ve all had to endure, I don’t think we need any more stories building our hopes with ANY specific timeframes.

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  • Ericles

    Sep 24, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #6

    Hope the sale happens. I can endure a month more of this nightmare rather than a season!

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  • premier

    Sep 24, 2009 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #7

    within which month?

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 24, 2009 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #8

    Yeah Yeah Yeah 🙂

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  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Sep 24, 2009 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #9

    I agree with you Will Die For The Toon Army, Smith is a proper captain, not like Butt-Head or G-Owen!

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  • lesh

    Sep 24, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #10
  • sahota

    Sep 24, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #11

    We will only know when it happens. What I just hope for is that we win all of our games before going into international break. We should be on Top or 2nd for most of times , only that will make our chances of promotion solid. NO SLIP UP PLEASE BEFORE BREAK.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 24, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #12

    I still think we will go into Admin…Especially since we spent way above our means in the last few transfer windows 🙂

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  • sahota

    Sep 24, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #13

    @lesh That simply won’t happen I think. We can just hope worst is over. But the quicker Ashley KUTA goes out the better for us all.

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 24, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #14

    I wish…

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  • Nick D

    Sep 24, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #16

    Just very hard to get excited about Moat. Frying pan to fire comes to mind.

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  • lesh

    Sep 24, 2009 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #17

    Sahota @ 13 – agreed and trust that that artlicle appears to be Aussie sourced, it’s a mirror image of the reality.

    Fingers crossed though.

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  • Mick G

    Sep 24, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #18

    Blah Blah

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  • sahota

    Sep 24, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #19

    By the way KUTTA in my earlier comment means DOG in English

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  • Graeme

    Sep 24, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Sorry Ed I just dont see what you’re getting all excited about.

    What do you know about Mr Moat, that we dont?? His reputation is hardly whiter than white, or squeeky clean. He has struggled for months to come up with enough money to buy the club, let alone do anything with it. Who are these mysterious backers that are lurking in the undergrowth?? What % will they own??

    What have we heard from Mr Moat to promote your excitement? Nothing – in fact he makes the Ashley regime appear possitively garrellous!!! What are his plans for NUFC? I havent a clue, he hasnt said a word.

    I’ve heard, via the usual media spouts, that he’s going to appoint a completely inexperienced mate as our manager – but have you heard anything from the man himself??

    Its as big a farce as Mike Ashley. In fact, if it wasnt for the hatred, justifiably, of MA you and the press would probably be up in arms at the lack of information being provided by the people coming into our club.

    Lets have some consistancy, please!!

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 24, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #21

    I have already posted what his intentions are (probably) moat large swathes of land at Darrashall all low value agricultural land. what I recon he will do is apply for building consent on a small area of this land, say £100,000,000 worth about 100 Acers, he then uses this money to purchase the hole company (Newcastle united football club) as I would expect that the council would not risk jeopardising the future of the club for 100 Acers of farm land, that now has executive home on paying top rate council tax. this is faze one. next two years down the road he then wants to extend St James park, build conference facilities hotels, shops & pubs, to fund this he develops 350 Acers of his land, again local council backs the scheme as it would fund world class facilities needed by the city, he then sells Newcastle football club for £500-600 million, so simple benefits all. He now joins the super rich, with most of his land left.

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  • chuck

    Sep 24, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #22

    With Moat, could be outta the pan and into the fire.
    Would you buy a used car from him ?
    Look if the club is to be sold and in this economic climate it`s unlikely.
    Better to wait until a buyer with some clout comes along than have a team run on a shoestring.
    It`s obvious Moat is in the same league as the Singapore and s/Africans, etc.
    Looking for a bargain without having the money to lay out.
    How many deadlines are we going to be subjected too , this must be the 50th. at least.
    Ed. No Mas, par favor.

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  • toonsy

    Sep 24, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #23

    All the people sayin Moat doesnt have the resources should at our currentowner and the vast sums of money he hasnt invested! So what would be the difference? Well on that logic, finacially none. But at least Moat is a fan and will do whats best for the club!

    I also highly doubt Moat would go in without backing from someone! Surely the fact that Barclays have apparently agreed to give him double the standard overdraft for a fizzy team shows he has more clout than people may realise.

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 24, 2009 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #24

    moat owns 2,500 acres of land around Darasshall if he get planning consent this land would be worth over 2,500million pounds potentially worth more than Ashley, all he needs is the bargaining tool that is Newcastle united football club.

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  • Sav

    Sep 25, 2009 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #25

    Graeme, in fairness to Moat, it would be very presumptuous of him to start making promises and declaring plans while he is just in a queue to buy the club and with confidentiality clauses. Not only that, if his plan is to bring in Shearer as manager, it would be very wrong to do that while Hughton is trying his best to steady the playing side and keep us in the hunt.

    I keep telling myself how much better it will be when FatAsh is gone and taken his scummy mate with him. However, I thought the same thing when Shepherd left and how wrong I was then……

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  • Sav

    Sep 25, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #26

    Comical, Ed?

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