We still haven’t heard if the new offer from Barry Moat has been accepted by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.
Mike Ashley – his expression says it all
We certainly hope it will be, if only to get rid of the owner who has decimated the Newcastle club in his tenure over the last 28 months.
History will show he is by far the worst-ever owner of a football club, yet he refuses to sell the famous Tyneside club.
You could never accuse this man of being decisive, as he once again refuses to say wither a definitive yes or no to the latest Barry Moat offer for the club.
We have a little clue of what Barry’s new offer is – we understand that he has been able to amass £60M of the reduced asking price of £80M in cash up-front, but of course Mike wants that full £80M up-front in cool cash and whether he will accept is anybody’s guess – but he’s delaying a decision again.
We had hoped his altercation with Newcastle fans on Tuesday night would convince him to sell, and indeed if he keeps the club he will need personal protection every time he comes to Newcastle, such is the hate for the man on Tyneside, and we use our words carefully.
Geordies consider the fate of their famous Newcastle club a distinct part of their lives, and this man is still decimating their club – so hate is indeed the accurate definition of their feelings for this southerner, who is completely and utterly clueless.
Newcastle resident Barry Moat has never ever been able to meet Mike Ashley’s price and you wonder how much money will be made available if he does manage to take over.
But hopefully he will bring some common sense to the club, and start to manage the club well, bring in Alan Shearer and with the tremendous gates Newcastle are still getting – the gate was only about 1,000 fans short of having the best gate of the weekend (at Manchester City) – things could soon look up financially for the club – especially if we manage to get that promotion this year. 😀
We know that Geoff Sheard’s rival consortium were ruled out of the sale yesterday, becasue it is reported in the Daily Mail that they failed to place £100M in their lawyers’ client account by last Friday’s deadline. Is Moat the only one being offered the deal for £80M up front?
It’s more of a wish than anything else – but if all Newcastle fans pray that Mike will sell – he might just do that – and end the Ashley nightmare on Tyneside.