We could have almost predicted that there would be some news that Mike Ashley was willing to sell Newcastle, following the NUFC Fans United meeting on Monday night.
Mike Ashley – willing to sell Newcastle?
At that meeting the Mike Ashley Out Campaign produced a motion, which you can read here, that Mike Ashley sell up and leave the club.
The news (which we have a hard job believing) from the Independent, is that Mike Ashley is now prepared to listen to offers for the club..
But the proviso is that Mike can recoup all the money he has put into Newcastle over the last six years, and that’s at least £300M, and probably more.
Mike tried to sell Newcastle after the Kevin Keegan affair in September of 2008, but he called if off in late December of that year, just before we were hammered 5-1 by Liverpool at St. James’Park – ouch!
And then when Newcastle were relegated in May of 2009, Mike again tried to sell the club – but again there were no good offers.
Even if Mike put the club up for sale, it’s another thing to sell it, although we suppose there’s always hope that somebody linked with Newcastle and Tyneside, could come along and buy the club.
But we’d be very surprised if this is anything but a made-up story.
What do you think?
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