Before we go any further with this story, let’s say that after what happened last week, we expected the gossip press to start reporting stuff about groups being interested in buying Newcastle United – whether they are true or not – so take this story with a large pinch of salt.
Mike Ashley – current owner of Newcastle United
The report today is that Qatari investors (well that’s as good as anything) are believed to be interested in buying Newcastle United to develop their own global football network.
A group of companies (who are they?) from the Middle Eastern country, which will host the World Cup in 2022 , are apparently linked closely with the Qatar Foundation.
The group is interested in getting into Premier League ownership and have put Newcastle at the top of their list according to the Daily Mail – well it’s got to be true then. 😀
Newcastle owner owner Mike Ashley, who is immensely disliked by the Geordie fans, may be prepared to sell, even though he said a few weeks back that the club was not up for sale. That sounds right?
The story says Mike Ashley has put £300M into the club but might be willing to sell for £200M – yeah right – that must have been how he became a Billionaire.
There’s just no way Mike will sell the Newcastle club at a loss.
Notice in this story no real group has been identified at all, just that they are linked with the Qatar Foundation, so you cannot even go check up to see who they are and how viable they may be.
And we think this has very very little chance of bring true, and is probably another move by the gossip press to unsettle the Newcastle United club.
But even at 1% chance of being true, we suppose there’s still hope.
That miniscule chance (or is it hope?) reminds us of that film (Dumb and Dumber?) when the girl, who Jim Carrey’s character really liked, said that even if he was the last man on earth she wouldn’t be interested – and he said “great!! – so I still have a chance!” 😀
And don’t forget England lost the World Cup in 2018, according to those who voted – because of the gossip press in England – but the press just doesn’t believe them.