With Newcastle recovering very nicely from our rough patch recently with 3 good wins in a row don’t be surprised if some bids come in for the club before the end of the year.
Mike Ashley – could still sell
And that’s even with the club officially being off the market.
It doesn’t have to be this year (but this season), but that would allow the new owners to put some cash into new players to ensure promotion.
And with Newcastle now 5 points clear of 3rd placed Cardiff City, and with a better goal difference, which is always worth an extra point.
It’s still early days of course with only one third of the games played, but the guts and spirit the lads showed in the last 3 games, when the chips were really down, was there for all to see.
We’re proud of them.
And it’s so refreshing after last season’s complete debacle.
The potential new owners will not want to wait too long because they’d still like to get a bargain price from Ashley.
£100M is still a steal, given that Newcastle could be back in the big time in May. We would buy the club but we’re about that much short in terms of ready cash. 😀
If Newcastle continue to do well, then Ashley may just not sell, with the likelihood he could almost recuperate all the money he has spent with the Tyneside club, if Newcastle return to the Premier League in May.
But Ashley seems to never learn, and he has again blotted his copy book yet again with the renaming farce at Newcastle.
Which planet is this guy living on?
And the other big draw to the Newcastle club is our legendary fans, the home gate average is now around 41,478 (we have a running spreadsheet on the numbers), and yesterday’s gate of 43,067 was the second best in England and that has to be a huge positive for any owner.
They can come in and get the average again close to 52,000, with the resultant excellent gate receipts, and then we can always expand the ground that would be St. James’ Park, up to at least 60,000.
We could then have the capacity be the averasge home gate as is the case with the best run club in England – Arsenal.
Pity Arsene Wenger wasn’t a Newcastle fan in his youth. 😀
So it was not too surprising to read Neil Farrington’s piece this morning, saying an American Consortium may bid for the club and travel to Newcastle within the next 10 days.
Neil and I have exchanged notes a few times in the past, and he usually has a solid basis for the stories he puts out, and it helps that he’s a real gentleman.
Some of these stories that will come out in the future could in fact be true, and we may get a shock sale of the club.
We hope we get a shock sale of the club.
Howay The Lads!!