This Could Make Newcastle United Look A Very Good Buy At £400M


There’s news in the Mirror today that financier Amanda Staveley has opened talks to potentially buy Liverpool FC.

And the American owners, Fenway Sports Group led by John W Henry have slapped a £1B price tag on the Reds.

That’s after they bought Liverpool for a bargain £300M in September of 2010 from the then owners – Americans George Gillett and Tom Hicks.

At the time that seemed quite a low price for such an iconic football club who had won so many trophies at the top level.

With all the news about Amanda possibly trying to buy Newcastle United, it was always that she was looking at several Premier League clubs.

Liverpool owner John W Henry with his wife Linda at Anfield

In the summer, Arab News had reported that she was looking at buying one of five possible PL clubs

Amanda is said to be a Liverpool fan, and it was only last year that she made a joint but unsuccessful offer for a share of the club with Chinese Hong Kong-based investment company, Everbright Limited.

John Henry is likely to try to cut a hard bargain if he sells Liverpool FC.

And with the Premier League TV rights money likely to keep increasing for several years yet, Liverpool could still be a good buy – even at £1B.

But that makes Newcastle United look a potentially good buy at around £400M so it may help Ashley to sell the club quickly and even before the end of the year.

We hope it helps Ashley sell the club quickly and before the end of the year.

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And of course, the most significant selling point for Newcastle is that we have manager Rafa Benitez at the club.

Any potential buyer will want to tie him down to a long-term contract at Newcastle if they do buy the club.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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130 comments so far

  • AncientC

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #2

    Linda Henry looks like she is enjoying her day out at the football.

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  • Magtoonpie

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #3

    We should start a crowd fund if we get 100000 to invest 5000 wed have what Ashley is asking plus an extra 120000000 plus advertising money, let Rafa run it and in 10 years the club will be 1billion. Double the money plus who knows how many trophies. I would go for that…

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  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #4

    Maybe she was asking Rafa if he’d go back to Anfield
    if she bought LFC and sacked the squareheid

    💡

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  • Magtoonpie

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #5

    Jib I was actually worried about that after it emerged her being a liverpool Fan. Don’t think Rafa is the type for that at least not for another MA transfer window.

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  • giimps

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #6

    So the HMRC are on Newcastles case for agents fees for players in and out apparently, BA, Cisse, Marveaux and Sulksokho , apparently the HMRC have the idea that after we paid the agents their fees, the fees were directed to other agents and the players themselves (or part of the monies anyway) and they are saying because Newcastle were aware of this they were complicit and therefore are liable for criminal prosecution for knowingly evading tax and national insurance payable on the fees.
    They have already investigated this once but have evidence that some emails between the club and other parties were not included or hidden from investigators……….according to http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/newcastle-united-facing-major-tax-11305023

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  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #7

    Magtoonpie
    It would make her a true heroine on Merseyside
    if her first action as a board member was to bring
    Rafa back.

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  • Magtoonpie

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #8

    Of course the mirror reported that right as investors are lloking at the club just like when we gained promotion last season. Looks like some south are afraid of waking the sleeping Giant!

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  • AncientC

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Why would Staveley be a Liverpool fan. She is from North Yorkshire. She would be Leeds, Newcastle, or one of the Manchester clubs.

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  • geordiemark

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #10

    with this tax investigation going on i don’t think will have any effect on the club more likely effect the people who done the transactions but we are not the only club who have done this i reckon every club in the league have one way or another this is going to open up a whole new can of worms this, about the takeover she could have been there for many reasons think people are jumping on it and going into dream world, what i think about Ashley is this, if hes cheated the tax man with the club what is he doing with the companies he owns maybe that’s the biggest part of the tax mans investigations just look at the way he deals in things and the people who work for him zero hour contracts bloody disgrace what ever comes ashleys way he deserves it big time for what he has done to our club putting it through the mud yet again

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  • Spoof

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #11

    If it is Liverpool that she is after then why did she meet Bishop, Barnes and Charnley ?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #12

    Spoof…I think it just goes to show at this stage nobody really knows anything…

    …the only real news I have read is what’s in the article Ed just posted and even that doesn’t say that much

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  • Spoof

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #13

    geordiemark

    Fraid not mate, the transactions were in the name of NUFC so it will be the club who get prosecuted, yes the individuals who done the deals will get prosecuted as well but it’s the club who will get hammered.

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  • Reilly

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #14

    We have more chance of doing a Swindon than a man city.

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  • Spoof

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #15

    jesper

    Totally agree, initially due to her previous attempt I believed it would be Liverpool who she would be after, but if that is the case then why meet Ashleys minions ?

    As you say, we just don’t know, all we can do is hope !

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  • AncientC

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #16

    ‘Staveley, who once described herself as “a Geordie at heart”, told The Guardian newspaper in 2008: “I’m just grateful to have been given the opportunities I’ve had so far.’

    “Geordie at heart” eh, doesn’t shout Liverpool fan to me.

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #17

    1 BILLION DOLLARS, in my best Austin powers voice mwaahahaha mwaahahaha

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #18
  • Spoof

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #19

    Ancient

    I didn’t know that she had ever said that, like most I thought she was a Liverpool as that is what gets reported.

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  • Magtoonpie

    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #20

    Ancient C just because I am from near Los Angeles doesn’t mean I am an LA Galaxy fan. I am awake at 2pm for a club 1000s of miles away. On this Article it says she is fan of both clubs.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/10/01/potential-newcastle-buyer-financier-amanda-staveley-causes-stir/

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  • Novocastrian66

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #21

    This HMRC investigation has me seriously worried. HMRC just want their coin, there main aim is recovering monies for the exchequer and not prosecution. If Newcastle settle out of court is that an admission of guilt? Will that lead to sanctions by the FA?
    I’m not sure how Newcastle are complicit. If I pay someone for doing a job and they the choose not to declare it how is that my fault?

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  • AncientC

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #22

    Magtoonpie, but those living in proximity to LA, and are fans of football (soccer), will be more likely to be fans of LA galaxy. With the English land mass being much smaller by comparison, this then condenses.

    It’s possible that Staveley is a Liverpool fan, I just doubt it myself. Because of Staveley’s involvement in Liverpool takeover attempts, it would be easy for a false rumour to start—that being Staveley is a fan of Liverpool.

    Apparently Mike Ashley is a Chelsea fan, but quite a lot of Newcastle fans would tell you he supports Tottenham. It is easy for a false rumour to get circulated.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #23

    Maybe she’s just a fan of what ever club she can buy? 😉

    …A bit like when’s player signs for a club an stats it was always the club of his heart!

    The thing some calls bollocks

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  • Ron Knee

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #24

    Ashley definitely isn’t a Newcastle fan!

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  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #25
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #26

    Does anyone know why she should be a Liverpool fan? There’s nothing in her CV and background that explains the affection. Trying to buy a club doesn’t mean you’re a fan especially not when you are a businesswoman…

    Geographically she’s from North Yorkshire and have attended school in York and College in Cambridge…

    Then again I know nothing of her…

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  • Magtoonpie

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #27

    Either way her first choice seems to be Liverpool but given the recent price tag Newcastle is the much more reasonable option. Hopefully so as the club needs an injection of funds for us to compete at the top four level. Obviously I am biased and think we already can but realistically we probably cannot or at least cannot sustain it for long with the additional responsibility that comes along just look at leichester.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #28

    ”Amanda Staveley has opened initial talks with liverpool fc”.

    Well that beautiful dream didn’t last long!!! Did NUFC fans do something really bad in a former life!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #29

    Ron…MA is a fan of Greggs in Newcastle 😉

    …isn’t he suppose to be a Tottenham fan? God knows why anyone would a Spurs fan

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  • Ron Knee

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #30

    jesper

    As Ancient noted, some say Ashley supports Chelsea, others Spurs. It sure ain’t Newcastle!

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  • AncientC

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #31

    Magtoonpie, Liverpool wouldn’t have been Staveley’s first option. A. Staveley was acting on behalf of somebody else during the interest in Liverpool. According to reports, the interest in Newcastle is coming primarily from Amanda Staveley herself this time.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #32

    Ron…I haven’t talk to the guy so I wouldn’t know…see how easily everything can get distorted on the World Wide Web 🙂

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  • Magtoonpie

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #34

    Will be good to see how both of these thing pan out. But on that note im off and hope you are right Ancient as it would be great to have an owner who would want to see the club succed and not just their wallets.

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  • giimps

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #35

    Nova,
    If HMRC have evidence that Newcastle knew or believed they were evading tax and NI by paying some agent rather than a player directly then they owe the tax and NI on the amount in question.
    The values don’t add up though, 500mil of players (according to the mirror) is not 500 mil of agents fees, we are as a club reluctant to pay huge agents fees and have historically missed out on huge players because of this , I would say if there are 50 mil of agents fees then the value owed would be in the region of 6m as were only liable for the NI on these fees …..it’s a lot of money but won’t bankrupt the club , the players and agents on the other hand may get screwed.
    On the other hand, if the players are limited companies, pay themselves low wages and big bonuses the NI will be very low………this has a long way to go ladies and gentlemen and ,as has been mentioned previously, were not the only one who’s done this but the media have got their omnidirectional stick out ready to hit the easy target.

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  • Magtoonpie

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #36

    Oh yeah I forgot , I think MA is a galaxy fan…

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  • AncientC

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #37

    Magtoon, yes. Here is hoping. Good things could be on the horizon.

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  • AncientC

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #38

    Demand for tickets would go through the roof if Staveley did take over. There are still those staying away until Ashley is gone. Potential for expansion would surely be discussed as part of a sale.

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  • Spoof

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #39

    Rotonda

    Don’t give up hope just yet, firstly, does Henry want to sell, if so then why didn’t he when Staveley had a consortium wanting to buy, secondly why ask for £1b which is extortionate, and thirdly the news is coming from the Mirror, I don’t believe a reason for doubting them is required !

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  • Shot Bru

    Oct 8, 2017 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #40

    Ashley knows the club are going to get hammered with a huge points deduction and probable instant relegation to 1 or more divisions.
    In my view this is why he’s selling up.
    The challenge to the high court was to give him more time to find a buyer before he loses his investment.
    They’ve been doing the same dodgy deals as Rangers did, possibly linked to accounts in Monaco.

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