Poor Results This Year Could Adversely Affect Newcastle Takeover

One of the reasons Rafa Benitez was so annoyed after the defeat on Saturday was that he knows results are important right now, so we are well positioned in the league table throughout this year.

The expected win against the Cherries didn’t come on Saturday, but if we had picked up a  win (woulda, coulda, shoulda), we would be in 8th place with 17 points from 11 games and fairly comfortable.

But now we are just 6 points above the relegation zone and teams below us before this weekend of games –  Bournemouth, Brighton, Huddersfield, and Everton – all won their games.

We now face some of the top teams in the division before the end of the year; we have to face the two Manchester clubs, Arsenal and Chelsea – very tough games for any side.

Mike Ashley – wants to sell this year

So we’re sure Rafa would have been a lot happier if we hadn’t lost our last two games against beatable opposition.

The last thing we need to happen now is a slump because if that happens, any would-be buyers could get cold feet very quickly.

It’s not good business to pay out over £300M for a club if it’s not clear they will be in the Premier League next season and getting some of that huge TV rights money.

We do expect a reaction from Newcastle after giving away two poor goals in the last two games, and it’s the second time this season we have had two successive defeats.

We lost our first two games against Tottenham and Huddersfield.

But whether or not we have new owners by the end of the year Newcastle must buy in January and if that means we have to sell some players to get the funds – then we have to do that.

The number one target this season is to survive in the Premier League, and after that, it’s to get as high up the table as possible.

Any slump now could affect any takeover plans, and that’s the reality whether we like it or not.

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7 comments so far

  • RUNAWAY777

    Nov 6, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #1

    Really is there takeover on or is it ashley playing mind games with us again hope not but we all know ashley

  • ShirebrookToon

    Nov 6, 2017 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #2

    Yes there is gonna be a takeover. Relax man.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 6, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #3


    That can work both ways. Top 6th and Ash will play hard ball on price. Not so comfortable at 11th, alarm bells ringing and maybe he’ll be more reasonable. The chain reaction of a non takeover could be apocalyptic and take on Sunderland proportions.

  • RUNAWAY777

    Nov 6, 2017 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #4

    Shirebrooke in garage in morpeth it freezing up this way time will tell good bro

  • hibbit

    Nov 6, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #5


    the takeover is going ahead but this due diligence lark takes time .
    patience is now the order of the day
    late december is the expected date for completion
    just relax its going to happen

  • OneAlanShearer

    Nov 6, 2017 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #6

    Hibbit. It would make for one hell of a boxing day match and Christmas present

  • mcgowan baker

    Nov 6, 2017 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #7

    The thing is, Ashley wants 380 million, rumour states he has been offered 300.
    A lot depends on just how greedy, canny, clever, delete as appropriate, he is.
    Right now we have a lady go between set to earn in excess of 2 million simply to bring the parties together and get some sort of result, utilising her investors money only with their permission.
    So she has the incentive, also the lower the clubs value the more theoretically the new owner is liable to spend on January signings.
    But all this is of no interest to Ashley, he understandably wants the best price he can get, how stubborn he is remains to be seen, so to summarise, thank god Im not a mackem supporter.


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