Just How Good Can Newcastle Become If Staveley Buys The Club?

It may be difficult for any potential to buy the club this year but it is still possible as long as everything at Newcastle is in good order.

And remember that in June Ashley brought in Justin Barnes to ensure the financial books were in order and that a sale could be achieved quickly if willing buyers came in.

And it seems that Barnes put a hold on spending any big money in the transfer market this summer – presumably to ensure the financials were in decent shape.

There are said to be five potential buyers all engaged in due diligence on the club at the moment with the favorite being a group led by Amanda Staveley.

Rafa Benitez – Newcastle’s world-class manager

While that is going on we have made a decent start to the season but it is now becoming clear there’s only so far Rafa Benitez can take the current squad.

As we saw on Monday night we do lack class and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher pointed that out.

But the team is well coached and good in defense and getting to be a difficult side to beat – especially at home.

What we need now are some top-class players bought in and we will not be too far away from having a team that can compete for the top six in the Premier League.

Maybe we need four or five top players brought in before next season starts – but we need some significant transfer funds to do that.

But that’s exactly what the new buyers will be able to provide – according to the reports.

It’s clear our biggest asset is Rafa Benitez and he’s done a great job so far this season with that he’s been given as far as the squad is concerned.

If Rafa can get four or five top players that he selects brought into the club during the next two transfer windows and continue to be given sufficient transfer funds – then the sky’s the limit at Newcastle.

We can very quickly become a top team again in the Premier League.

And maybe in the not too distant future, it will be Newcastle who can be beating Real Madrid – as Tottenham Hotspur did last night at Wembley.

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12 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 2, 2017 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Here we go again…4-5 consortiums doing due diligence! Sure…

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 2, 2017 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #2

    I accept Barnes was brought in to make the club “ready” for a sale…

    I just don’t understand why they were gambling on survival if a sale was eminent?

    Instead of thinking it’s better to have money in the bank why didn’t they invest in player assets? They are worth a lot more than money in the bank if they are the right players…

    Surely Rafa would make sure of that…

  • toonincheek

    Nov 2, 2017 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #3


    If we had spent £50 M on a top quality midfield general,
    I think it very very doubtful if the club would suddenly be
    valued at £50 M more.

    Same as if you buy a new set of tyres for your car for
    £250, the car ain’t suddenly worth £250 more.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Nov 2, 2017 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #4

    No where near 4-5 consortiums. Over exaggerated bull!!

  • Jib

    Nov 2, 2017 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #5

    According to Scottish media NUFC were mulling over
    Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths in the Summer and made enquiries
    but opted for Joselu.
    He has 8 goals this season so far.
    He was at Wolves for a few years.
    Now that Celtic are near the bottom of Group B in the
    UEFA Champions League and Scotland out of the WC
    he can be persuaded to come South of the border this

  • Jib

    Nov 2, 2017 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #6


  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 2, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #7

    He’s gambled on survival in all but the two seasons following his gambles that never paid off.

  • toonincheek

    Nov 2, 2017 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #8


    There are so many typos/spelling errors as well as
    grammatical errors in blog posts – why pick on jesper?

    Do you have an agenda?

  • Jib

    Nov 2, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #9

    I hadn’t even noticed Jespers comment
    I tend to skip them
    I was having a tongue in cheek friendly pop at Shire
    Loosen yer stays ya stiff necked pilloch

  • LetuscloneShearer

    Nov 2, 2017 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #10

    DIAME OUT!!!!!!!!

  • JohnJ

    Nov 2, 2017 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #11

    Now Now Boys & Girls!

  • toonluvva

    Nov 2, 2017 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #12

    I still believe that Ms Staveley is merely acting as an honest broker between NUFC and an unknown group of potential bidders. This means that if, and it’s a big if, the club is taken over she will collect her well earned fee and is unlikely to be spotted at St James’ Park much after that.

    Anyway, back to the question at hand. What could we achieve under new ownership. Well that depends on the ambitions of the owners. If they decide to just use the club as way of advertising their products – you know what will happen.

    If on the other hand they are prepared to invest wisely, we could be in for a very exciting future.

    Only time will tell.



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