Newcastle Fans Have Their Say On The Latest Exciting Takeover News

Newcastle fans are taking to Twitter and expressing their thoughts as it seems the sale of Newcastle United could happen with Amanda Staveley – on behalf of Middle East investors – is reported about to launch a formal bid.

That will be a bid that shows she is serious and expected to be around £300M.

But she needs to look at the financial records first to ensure all is well financially with Newcastle.

Some fans are scared in case we turn into a Chelsea or Manchester City where it’s all about money, and that’s it – and the fans seem spoiled.

But it will be different with Newcastle – the club is one of the best supported in the world – and with Rafa at the helm, there will be genuine support and joy as the Newcastle team becomes better and better.

That’s a prediction.

And we’ll have the best flags in England too!

Rafa Benitez – Newcastle’s world-class manager

Here are some typical tweets for the Geordie fans.

188 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 19, 2017 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #1


    Yes, classic banana skin fixture for NUFC!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 19, 2017 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #2

    Love the £5 billion for transfer comment. That’s around about 25 Neymars in footy currency.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Oct 19, 2017 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Not long now!

  • lochinvar

    Oct 19, 2017 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Carlisle United’s Shaun Miller is the first player to be charged by the Football Association since simulation laws were introduced in May. Miller, 30, is charged with “successful deception of a match official”, after an alleged “clear act of simulation” against Wycombe on Tuesday.

    And Shane Long ? He acted very well too.

  • Munster Mag

    Oct 19, 2017 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Betty, has my Irish ambassador role been ratified yet? ?

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 19, 2017 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #6

    The NUFC possible sale seems to be gathering a bit of momentum. Just been a bit on Sky News about Staveley signing a non disclosure agreement. So something is obviously happening.

    Saudis – cannot see it myself (might be wrong though) – Saudia Arabia have just last week granted women the right to drive cars from next year. Cannot really see them having a woman heading up their interest.
    UAE countries -yes.

  • Toondog2

    Oct 19, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #7

    Essex I laughed at that one too
    The team would be 11 Neymars although not sure if he ever played in goal

  • martoon

    Oct 19, 2017 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #8

    A poster (DubaiMickey I think) yesterday said that nobody from UAE would go up against Sheikh Mansour, the Man City owner, so that probably rules out the UAE!

  • Tsunki

    Oct 19, 2017 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #9

    If the FA had a simulation law against managers we would be top of the table now for charges.

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 19, 2017 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Oct 19, 2017 at 2:07 PM
    Comment #8
    “If anyone is going to game on Saturday
    Wear a stripey dressing gown
    a teatowel on yer heid
    and a pair of sunglasses
    folk will pay for your beer all afternoon”

    Jib – you are at it again – I hope you will show any potential Middle Eastern owners a bit of respect. talk of wearing tea towels is a derogatory caricature of Arabs/Muslims. Same as raghead.
    You need an equality course.

    As for the purpose of your post some folk may not be comfortable with being deceptive/fraudulent in trying to establish another persons identity in order to scrounge.
    I suppose some folk would take it in their stride.

  • Jib

    Oct 19, 2017 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #11
  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #12

    I see Tubbs lawyer is stating since Monday more interested parties have come forward and that talks continue with those who they were talking to previously.

  • Jib

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #13

    Mr Tuff
    If I went on an equality course.
    They’d have to reduce my i.q. by 80%
    to be equal to you

  • Jib

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #14

    Next Sky tv fixtures out

  • Jib

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #15

    Wednesday Dec 27 evening (19.45) vs ManCity at SJP
    seems to be the pick of the bunch

  • lochinvar

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #16

    IF a deal is done with a certain person can we get this song to Number one in the charts

  • NUFCadon

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #17

    Any more info on the private jets at Newcastle airport

  • Jib

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #18

    Away to Chelsea Sat 2nd Dec at lunchtime

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Trouble with all of these retro decisions is that points have been lost and do not get given back retroactively to the team who lost them. It has certainly effected us.

  • NUFCadon

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #20

    Dubai Angel is racing at 4.50 at Carlise, I am putting a bet on hoping its not the only Dubai Angel that’s going to make my day

  • Markaccus

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #21

    To be fair, it’s not really any diffetent to somebody getting a red card retracted. Yoh could have played and lost due to being down to 10 men, and then the player gets reprieved later. You still don’t get the points, and that situation has been around for years. They could start bringing in points deductions for clubs who are repeat offenders or something.

  • Markaccus

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #22

    Lansburry would need to find a new career

  • lochinvar

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #23

    No Premier League games will take place on Christmas Eve after none of the scheduled 23 December games were moved there for live television coverage.

    Damn – no excuse for not starting the Christmas shopping then

  • jane

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #24

    “Is Burnley away form down to luck, or a structure and a plan?”

    excellent piece (especially if you like stats)

  • hibbit

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #25

    keep the faith boys and girls
    things are moving along very quickly now anddon’t be blinded by Amanda there are other big players in the game

  • ShirebrookToon

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #26

    Man City game moved to December 27th for tv. 19:45pm kick off

  • jimiley

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #27

    Really excited about the alleged takeover. I will return to the ground again after 3 years of exile making a stand against our “owner.” Thats if I can get a ticket!!!
    A word of caution. Is it just coincidence that Ashley wants to sell when the fraud investigation is in full swing and could it scupper any deal??????
    Any potential new owner wants to make sure that Mash Holdings is held responsible.
    They also want to make sure that the land behind the Gallowgate comes with the stadium so that the ground can be extended to 65K. Or has Ashley already sold it. He really has the interest of his pocket at heart. We will need the extra capacity to turn us into a world class club.
    Amanda Staveley is the best candidate by far of the suitors rumoured to be interested. She has by far the most money. The wrestling guy only has about the same as Ashley. In any event the Americans are only interested in taking money out.
    Staveley has played a blinder so far and is far smarter than Ashley. Turning up at the ground was a great move. If forced Ashley to go public.
    Reliable sources (that little gem) claims that she will spend 300 million on players. Ashley is totally screwed and virtually forced to sell.
    Can you imagine Ashley coming back and saying there is no sale because we could not agree a price?
    There would be uproar. Brilliant move by the lady. Ashley would basically be saying “I am too greedy.” And you can have more of the same 10 million windows as opposed to 300 million. He would get lynched.

  • Oldgit1

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #28

    @ mr tuff, for fcuk sake get a life, it was a joke, it’s arses like you that puts a downer on this blog. Now kindly toddle off to another site.
    Jib keep them coming and ignore the so called P R of twats like Mr Tuff, mr softy and deluded more like.

  • beermonkey

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #29

    martoon @8

    did he say why??

  • Thump

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #30

    @Markaccus: In theory I’d be well behind points deductions for repeat offenders, or even altering points after the fact.

    Eg: score is 1-1, Lansbury dives in the penalty area, scores from the spot and makes it 2-1. Maybe a player is even sent off for the initial challenge. After the game, the red card is rescinded, the goal is reacinded, Lansbury is retrospectively punished, and the score is “rewritten” to 1-1, the offending team get 2 points docked, and we gain a point.*

    As I said, in theory I’d be happy to support the FA making that part of the laws of the game. Unfortunately, I don’t trust the FA to enforce it fairly, so it would end up being another way they could abuse it out-of-flavour teams.

    * All names and events depicted in this example are fictional. Any resemblance to factual events are a force of consequence, and coincidence.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Your not wrong there mate. Some very big players indeed. 😉

  • toonluvva

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #32

    Knowing our luck, the “Fit & Proper Person” committee will reject the preferred bidder in favour of someone like the Venky’s

  • Jib

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #33

    To be fair to him I think it was tongue in cheek.
    I think I’m starting to get a handle on his naff
    sense of humour.

  • posada

    Oct 19, 2017 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #34

    Sparky chucked in some gossip he heard from his mate.
    This and other bloggs used to be about a good bit of goss.
    Even if it was wild speculation it was good fun.

    Now if you say out folks want you to name your source and prove it beyond all reasonable doubt.
    Horlics. Long live the goss. Long live the craic.

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 19, 2017 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #35

    oldgit – aye another abuser – cannot make your point without the gutter abuse.
    It is hypocrites like you – who abuse others and tolerate other such abuse from other posters only when it is directed at certain parties. People can get their point of view across without being potty mouthed.
    Folk like you are complicit in allowing, at times, the blog to degenerate towards the gutter.
    Folk like you go against Ed’s policy “refrain from obscene language and any comments on religion, ethnic groups or politics”…………….but you must be another exception – all of a certain type.

    Not my policy – Ed’s policy.
    I do find that some folk with a certain level of knowledge think that jokes can never be racist.
    Get into the modern world you bird brain.

  • lochinvar

    Oct 19, 2017 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #36

    Toonluva – don’t think the “Fit And Proper Person” committee has met in over ten years. Can we sue them for negligence ?

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 19, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #37

    Debuchy playing for Arsenal.

  • posada

    Oct 19, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #38

    Sir John was on Sky news this afternoon.
    His comments were spot on and similar to many views shared on here over the past few days.
    Basically, if you can’t put in 500 million and then some, don’t bother.
    300 for MA. 200 for improvements to the squad.
    Increase the ground capacity to 60 thousand.

    …. and do it all when the money you have to spend is probably going to go up and up.

  • posada

    Oct 19, 2017 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #40

    One City club.
    Great support.
    Great stadium.
    Great manager.
    Adequate training facilities.

    Great set up for someone like the UAE and their associated brands to be involved with.
    Massive support is key. TV drives most things, but big games create a big event and a bigger spectacle, when played in front of 60-70 thousand.

    Appreciate UAE own city, but there are others out there.

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