Things Are Quiet – But Staveley Working Hard Towards Buying Newcastle This Year

There’s news in the Chronicle today on progress being made in the proposed sale of the club to a group led by Amanda Staveley, but nothing much new on the surface seems to have happened over the last few weeks.

That’s because all five groups reported to be interested in buying the club are doing their due diligence, and that’s when they get the green shades on and look at the financial records of the club.

They also look at thing like the state of the club currently by different measures, the future potential success of the club and stuff like that.

Whichever group takes over the club will also put in place a plan for the future – what they want to achieve with Newcastle United and when.

Amanda Staveley – still wants to buy this year

It’s a strategy if you like – and will include things like investment in players both short-term and long-term and where that money will come from, particularly in the short-term when investment is necessary.

It should include goals on the field too, like what’s do they want to achieve in the Premier League and in Europe.

If everything went perfectly well in the next three years – where would Newcastle be and what would they have achieved?

The group led by Staveley is thought to be close to making a formal offer for the club and last week that was reported in the Abu Dhabi National newspaper to be £300M.

But a few weeks ago that same figure had also been reported in the press.

Both Newcastle and Staveley are still working towards a sale before the end of the year and because there’s been little news recently don’t take that as a sign that nothing is happening.

It’s the quiet period of the takeover when the hard work of the buyers is being done.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • G

    Oct 30, 2017 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #1

    Kind of used to hearing nothing from the executive end of the club these days. Chris Mort was the last mouthpiece we had at that end.

  • Slank

    Oct 30, 2017 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #2

    There is no news from the Chronic as they are making it up because they don’t know because all prospective buyers have signed a legally binding Non Disclosure Agreement.

  • Jib

    Oct 30, 2017 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #3

    If Rafa has studied Burnley’s form (I’m sure he has)
    Their only home defeat was the second game of the
    season when WBA beat them 0 – 1 at Turf Moor.

    In that game the Baggies played 4 – 2 – 3 – 1 and
    Pulis’ team didn’t have meaningful effort on Burnley’s
    goal until halfway through the second half.

    Patience is the order of the day this evening.

    Dyche is now also being linked with the West Ham job
    which , him being a southern lad , may be more attractive
    than Everton – and more of a distraction (fingers crossed)

  • sing in the corner

    Oct 30, 2017 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #4

    ‘Patience is the order of the day this evening’

    Good luck with that.

  • Tenbytoon

    Oct 30, 2017 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #5


    Have you ever heard dyche talk he couldn’t be less southern if he tried ?

  • lesh

    Oct 30, 2017 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #6


    Can’t understand the adoration for Mort. Let’s not forget that he admitted to being involved in misleading Keegan over transfers.

    But in saying that, the was more communicative than the current owner and his executives.

  • Jack Root

    Oct 30, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #7

    He is highly respected in the City.
    He is intelligent, personable and fulfilled the role of a Chief Executive in an exemplary manner.
    I would have thought even you would have been hard pushed to rewrite history! Mort is one of few to have been a success in the Ashley era.

    The other memorable event in the Ashley era (to date)being a fifth placed finish in the Premiership. History will record a certain Alan Pardew as manager. Before the howls of indignation, Benitez is still in the yet to achieve but promising category. Ashley did approve his appointment and must be congratulated on that alone.

    But what has happened to Lilongwe, Ian Toon, Belfast, Bobby b to name but a few who all enriched the blog with their football knowledge and passion, all things Toon. What a barren blog this has become since Bobby b left. As I read through the blog every morning it’s frequently fast forward. Belfast where are you with your sound Tom Cairney comments, I see he scored the winner on Saturday after a long lay off with injury. He would have been a great no 10.

    The blog is currently left with inaccuracies, opinions reported as facts and ad nauseum obsessive anti Ashley rehetoric. It’s politicians who believe that if you repeat the same old drivel people will eventually believe it.


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