Is Ashley Finally Thinking Of Ending The Nightmare on Tyneside?


We still haven’t heard if the new offer from Barry Moat has been accepted by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.

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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.



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20 comments so far

  • Mikey25

    Oct 26, 2009 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #1

    All we cn do is hope!! If we hear nothing in the next 48hrs then we know something must be going on? CH saing he will sign shortly after the Donny game and the contract was in the final stages….2 days ago now!! Even so, we all know MA and Lamearse work at the pace of a dead horse so it sounds about right actually!!

    Just sick to death of spending the last 7months staring at Newsnow everday in the hope something will happen!! Seriously I need a new hobby, im always on my mobile looking at Newcastle News sources seeing when were sold!!! Its a joke!

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  • original kash

    Oct 26, 2009 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Right, my source told me today that Moat deposited £60m into Ashleys account today and the remainder comes from financing. So as far as i’m aware the takeover is to be finalised tomorrow!

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  • magpie6699

    Oct 26, 2009 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Errrrrrr….no

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  • bro56

    Oct 26, 2009 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #4

    @original kash

    lol.. who’s your source, the news of the world? do you have an inside at seymour pierce?

    if you dont hear anything within 24hrs don’t expect things to be happening.. Mike ‘mute ‘ ashley has the communication skills of a braindead sheep. we’ll hear nowt then we’ll be off the market in 2 weeks time. he owes us nothing, not one word from his porky lips.. this is his opinion..

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  • Mikey25

    Oct 26, 2009 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #5

    My sauce told me it was on Dragons Den through a singing man called Levi Roots!!

    Does Moat have backing or not? Heard mixed responses, he has been going around asking for backing, wonder how many have said Yes?

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  • chuck

    Oct 26, 2009 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed. this is the umpteenth time you have repeated this same old theme, you are beating it to death.
    THE ANSWER IS MOAT DOES`NT HAVE THE MONEY, GOT IT !
    Look we are in a W/Wide recession.
    No one is about to invest 100m. in a disfunctional second tier team, there`s not going to be a sale before next summer and thats
    only possible if we gain promotion.
    So please stop clutching at straws.

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Oct 26, 2009 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #7

    Fat Tw*t’s here to stay

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  • Sav

    Oct 26, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #8

    …and whatever happened to the NUSC 20 million?
    Isn’t this the big chance to clinch the deal for Moat and claim a 20% stake in the club?

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  • toonsy

    Oct 26, 2009 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #9

    As Sav says, this could be the tickets the NUST have been waiting for seeing as they supposedly have the best interest of the club at heart.

    It seems to suit all parties. Moat is reportedly £20 mill short, why dont they offer it to him for a seat on the board and a share of the company. That way the fans can feel involved in the running of the club under a new board, without fatboy.

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  • komfort

    Oct 26, 2009 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #10

    whenever i see his photo the words-FAT COCKNY B@STARD-spring to mind…

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  • komfort

    Oct 26, 2009 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #11

    he’s over stepped the mark on more than one occasion & i’m sure it’s just a matter of time before someone gives the shithouse a good ploating……fingers crossed.

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  • komfort

    Oct 26, 2009 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #12

    if doesn’t sell the club i wont be going back….i cant stomach the thought of sitting in the same stadium as him any longer…i’ll return when he finally fcks off.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 26, 2009 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #13

    I haven’t read more than three sentences here (heard/read it all before). But do we really want Moat? He can’t even get the reduced fee of 80 million together. what happens in January? how’s he going to pay Shearers wages (or will he stick with Hughton?) If we (manage) to go up we won’t stay up for long. We will need something that we don’t have now. CLASS.

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  • Filthy Malcolm

    Oct 26, 2009 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #14
  • Filthy Malcolm

    Oct 26, 2009 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #15

    “Right, my source told me today that Moat deposited £60m into Ashleys account today and the remainder comes from financing. So as far as i’m aware the takeover is to be finalised tomorrow!”

    I refer you to my previous post.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 26, 2009 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Filthy Malcolm // Oct 26, 2009 at 10:17 PM

    “Is Ashley thinking of ending nightmare on Tyneside??
    Heres the answer Ed……..”

    The man is dead simply a Cat Funt.

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  • Daverism

    Oct 26, 2009 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #17

    Alreet Lads,

    I dont post on here very much, if at all actually.

    I do read everyday and batty has me in creases, but anyway…

    The bloke who wrote that article, Paul Kelso, also wrote in September that Barry Moat had agreed Ashleys demands and had satisfied Barclays too!

    So as usual, take it with a pinch of salt.

    Dave x

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  • batty

    Oct 26, 2009 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #18

    Daverism // Oct 26, 2009 at 10:58 PM

    Alreet Lads,

    I dont post on here very much, if at all actually.

    I do read everyday and batty has me in creases, but anyway…

    The bloke who wrote that article, Paul Kelso, also wrote in September that Barry Moat had agreed Ashleys demands and had satisfied Barclays too!

    So as usual, take it with a pinch of salt.

    Dave x
    <<<< well you have to have a laugh m8 divent y 😆

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  • MacToon

    Oct 27, 2009 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #19

    …. and this is the prefered bidder of Seymour Pierce, makes you think what the others were like!

    Hey Batty ya radge 😉

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  • Bao Zheng

    Oct 27, 2009 at 3:15 AM

    Comment #20

    My best guess is Moat’s ‘bid’ was just a clumsy attempt to flush out buyers. And the finance they were looking for went from China to Birmingham instead.

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