Ashley Now Likely To Remain In Control At Newcastle


If Ashley does not get a £100M offer for the club, then he has very right to keep the club, but we would have hoped that somebody somewhere could get the £100M together, to take the club off Mike’s hands.

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Mike Ashley – probably will keep the club

Barry Moat seems to have been trying to buy the club for some months, and you have to think he just cannot get enough money together to meet the asking price, and that doesn’t look good.

He is expected to meet Newcastle Managing Director Derek Llambias this week and try to complete the deal, but we have to remember things right now are on the side of Ashley, as the team is doing so well in the Championship ans as long as that continues, the club’s price will rise.

As we had expected, and even warned there are rumors around that of new interest from India and South Africa (and Timbuktu), and the really sad news is that nobody has met Ashley’s asking price.

The prospects of Ashley selling the club are starting to fade five months after he put Newcastle up for sale, following relegation from the Premier League.

It’s almost the same amount of time Mike had the club up for sale last year,  before he finally took it off the market on Sunday, December 28th, which we remember well – we were hammered 5-1 by Liverpool at home that afternoon!

An insider told the Daily Telegraph today:

“No one has come up with any money – no one,” “Barry Moat and the South Africans have one thing in common – they are all talking but they have no produced any money.”

“There will be some preliminary conversations late in the week and I would think Barry Moat will have some provisional discussions with them although I can’t underline provisional enough.”

“Until someone comes up with the money Mike Ashley has got to stay in control of the club. He has got no choice.”

Why are these talks still provisional after all this time?

Moat is believed to have submitted a formal bid for the club and is Seymour Pierce’s preferred bidder, although that doesn’t seem to be making much of a difference.

There are also claims that a South African consortium has made a bid to buy the club, but we’re still a little wary of that one, and whether it’s true or not

There are rumors that Barry Moat is talking to Geoff Sheard so their two bids could possibly be combined in some way. At least if they do that they can meet Mike’s asking price.

Another thought, if the NUST (Newcastle United Supporters Trust) has £20M committed already from the fans, why don’t they talk to Moat and say own 20% of the club and get a seat on the board to represent the Newcastle fans?

We cannot be the first ones to think that way.

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32 comments so far

  • punk skunk...

    Oct 12, 2009 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #1

    Whistle, kick stones, with hands in pockets!..

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  • UTD111

    Oct 12, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Wel, well…..

    What a surprise!!

    NOT!!!!!

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  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Oct 12, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #3

    WHAT A LOAD OF TOSH!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • DJM TOON

    Oct 12, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #4

    that is complete nonsense.

    the word is Moat has put money into an account already to prove proof of funds

    also BBC reporting rumour that Moat sits down with NUFC tomorrow to try to thrash out a deal

    with all the shit going ashleys way at present, he’s gonna be odds on to sell up.

    i know your just reporting the news Ed, but your tune is changing quicker than a prostitutes knickers

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  • premier

    Oct 12, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #5

    Are NUST not really nuts!!

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  • shrews mag

    Oct 12, 2009 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #6

    I think we all know deep down that MA is going nowhere.

    Why would he sell up now … if he keep’s hold of the club and we get promoted … we will be worth twice as much as we prepare for our return to the premier league next year.

    Let’s just concentrate on the football and supporting the team on the pitch.

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  • Stuart79

    Oct 12, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #7

    shrews mag // Oct 12, 2009 at 11:08 AM

    Or if we don’t go up he looks like a complete and utter idiot!

    If we don’t go up he will lose more money as next season we won’t have the parachute payments and the club will be worth less.

    His gamble I guess, but he’ll have to provide funds come January.

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  • shrews mag

    Oct 12, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #8

    Stuart79 // Oct 12, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Fair comment … I just hope he does not turn out to be a ‘complete and utter idiot’ … errr … oh well … let’s see what happens …

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  • lesh

    Oct 12, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #9

    Re Stuart79 @ 7 and

    “If we don’t go up he will lose more money as next season we won’t have the parachute payments and the club will be worth less”

    Will he? I think not somehow!

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  • lesh

    Oct 12, 2009 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #10

    Whoops sorry guys and Stuart 79, I meant to copy “…… but he’ll have to provide funds come January.”

    Will he provide funds? I think not somehow!

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  • Stuart79

    Oct 12, 2009 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #11

    Lesh,

    I don’t think he will do either but unless we get more players we won’t go up.

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  • lesh

    Oct 12, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #12

    Stuart….. very few could disagree with you however, we’ve got loanees who we need to get on the books and we still have a crying need for more players over and above them.

    The numbers floating around suggest there may be £10m available but the bulk of that’d be taken by buying the loanees.

    So, unless players are sold (Smith and Enrique?) there’ll be little to play with. And if we sell those two, is that a step forward or a big step back?

    I think we’ve got to look at Ashley’s history and applying common sense just doesn’t appear to be one of his better traits! He’s just greedy!

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  • sahota

    Oct 12, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #13

    Nobody knows whats going through the mind of PIG . I bet we will once again face him for foreseeable future if he is still here come JAN. God knows whats in his mind but for sure he has made life tough for all of us. I just wish that even if he sells we don’t end up with owner like Portsmouth did last time. I don’t want to go through it again and again. We don’t have much time on our hands. Going back to PL first time is the best chance to do it. If we leave it late it might be too late.

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Oct 12, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #14

    There will be a positive statement released withi 24 hours coming from the american/Sheard bid. Definately tomorrow.

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  • Stuart79

    Oct 12, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #15

    Frank pingles come sock // Oct 12, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    There will be a positive statement released withi 24 hours coming from the american/Sheard bid. Definately tomorrow.

    You are either copying off Sillious Soddus on .org or you are him.

    Complete rubbish either way.

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Oct 12, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #16

    I Bet u $200. You disgusting human.

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Oct 12, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Actually make that $200,000. You filthy Rat

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Oct 12, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #18

    I expect an apology tomorrow aswell as your money. You idiotic muppet

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  • Stuart79

    Oct 12, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #19

    Frank pingles come sock // Oct 12, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    I Bet u $200. You disgusting human.

    What a real classy guy you are.

    Just about confirmed my thoughts on you – A cock!

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  • toonsy

    Oct 12, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #20

    Re: Parachute payments.

    Parachute payments are pais for 2 years after relegation from the premier league. If we were to go straight back up, thennext seasons payment gets divided equally between the teams that are in the championship.

    Just thought people may want to know…..

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  • Solaidback

    Oct 12, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #21

    You know I don’t know whats worse, rumours or chinese whispers!!!

    Moat has the money, Moat doesn’t have the money, Ashley is going, Ashly is staying, S.Africans place a bid, S.Aficans don’t have the money to place a bid!!!

    Who the hell knows what the frak is going on, surely none of us, so what speculate on rumours & chinese whispers, why not just wait & see 🙂

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  • lesh

    Oct 12, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Well, DJM TOON @4 and Ed changing his tune quicker than…..

    All I can say is you must’ve met some pretty high class ones in your time!

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  • Shot Bru

    Oct 12, 2009 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #23

    What you reckon Stuart79, Mr Pingle could quite possibly be a cock in a sock!!!

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 12, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #24

    I stil think a couple of empty stadiums would smoke the git out but the oh so selfish ‘must support the team’ brigade will hand another couple of million to Fatboy so he can pocket the money and keep up the pretense of selling.

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  • magpie6699

    Oct 12, 2009 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #25

    BlacknWhite Barmy?
    You can’t be!

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  • lesh

    Oct 12, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #26

    BlacknWhite Barmy @24 thinks “a couple of empty stadiums would smoke the git out but the oh so selfish ‘must support the team’ brigade will hand another couple of million to Fatboy so he can pocket the money and keep up the pretense of selling”

    B&WA, it would also put any buyers off – fickle crowd, unsteady cash-flows etc etc.

    The only thing that’ll entice him to sell is an offer he can’t refuse.

    Crikey, if people pay millions for Birmingham, Portsmouth etc what’s putting buyers off Newcastle United?

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  • Bigbadbob

    Oct 12, 2009 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Lesh – good point about other clubs being bought quickly, we have been trimmed down ready for sale for a while now so either a sale is going through now or there is a smoking bomb tucked away which buyers are wary of.

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  • Stuart79

    Oct 12, 2009 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #28

    Bigbadbob // Oct 12, 2009 at 4:25 PM

    Lesh – good point about other clubs being bought quickly, we have been trimmed down ready for sale for a while now so either a sale is going through now or there is a smoking bomb tucked away which buyers are wary of.

    The second theory is the only one we can conclude.

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  • punk skunk...

    Oct 12, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #29

    LCD thinkin’, yummy!..
    …Nyam, nyam, nyam…

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  • chuck

    Oct 12, 2009 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #30

    The club will NOT be sold before the end of the season.
    You cant take that to the Bank !

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  • marshy

    Oct 12, 2009 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #31

    I’m with blacknwhite barmy on this,I don’t think ashley will sell when he is getting good crowds in.a tough choice but not many are making that choice,not enough anyway to make a difference.

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  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2009 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #32

    Re the smoking bomb…. I’m not convinced with that one and would suggest it’s more likely that Ashley and Llambias are not negotiating with any sincerity or will to strike a deal.

    Think about it, you may advertise something as for sale and receive an offer…… then you begin to throw spanners into the works by being akward and asking for example for £100m in readies in half-an-hour – take it or leave it!

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