What Newcastle Fans Are Saying Today About The Potential Takeover

Newcastle fans have been on Twitter discussing the potential sale of Newcastle United to a consortium put together by Amanda Staveley.

It looks like this week and the next offer could be crucial so let’s hope it’s a good one.

We also hope that Mike Ashley really wants to sell Newcastle; with all the money Premier League clubs will be getting in the future, we hope he doesn’t change his mind.

Here are some typical tweets from Newcastle supporters.

Isn’t this true …..

Below – Yes – right!

73 comments so far

  • switch365

    Nov 22, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #1

    Newcastle United FC Black Friday deal.

    Get £60m off a top branded football club, be loved by millions worldwide and be the sexiest football owner in Premier League history. Sale ends Tuesday 28/11/2017.

  • Grafton83

    Nov 22, 2017 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #2

    If there is any accuracy in any of the reports it makes a complete mockery of non-disclosure agreements. If I was a journalist I would just make stuff up from all sorts of completely unreliable sources just to have a story and rinse the pay per click advertising money.

    I’m sure stuff is going on but I wouldn’t believe anything you’ve read. Everyone is making it up as they go along. Has anyone read a single article with a direct quote or a proper source referenced?

    Like everyone else I can’t wait to finally see the deal go through but I think the press are probably building expectations massively prematurely.

  • NUFCadon

    Nov 22, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #3


    Any more news on that announcement? is it still happening today?

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 22, 2017 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #5

    where’s shire, hibbit and sparky. need my daily bulletin update

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 22, 2017 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #6

    If ashley turns these offers down, surely it makes Rafa’s or any other potential replacement manager’s job totally untenable. They would know they are working for someone who actively wants to sell the club and who won’t back them. I know there are low grade calibre peope like pardew who can brown nose their way through it, but any principled coaches like Rafa wouldn’t stomach it, knowing what could have been.

  • Average_Contents

    Nov 22, 2017 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #7

    Haha, one of the twatter lot above must be a member of the blog and referenced shire/sparky’s info.

    Any updates lads?

  • Ginger Pirlo

    Nov 22, 2017 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #8

    Shire- what time could this press conference be happening and is it still going ahead?

  • Markaccus

    Nov 22, 2017 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #9

    The picture of mash with his top off reminds of a recent kids film I took the little one to see.
    “The Boss Baby”.

  • Markaccus

    Nov 22, 2017 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #10

    Own up, who is Dannyyk2? Reveal your identity!!

  • martoon

    Nov 22, 2017 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #11

    Markaccus – There is a Danny user name on this blog but I can’t quite remember the full user name. I also notice our old friend Indian Magpie is there as well.

  • Wayayman

    Nov 22, 2017 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #12

    JIB from last thread: Is their anything in that info or just pure speculation? I’ve had a nagging feeling that we could be being used to get Liverpool to lower their asking price. Horrible to think someone would do that to us but in that line of business anything is possible. Really burst my bubble when you posted that.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 22, 2017 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #13

    A Norweigan blogger. Hasn’t been seen for a long time now.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 22, 2017 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #14

    It is what it is, you can’t let peoples opinions burst your bubble. Old Posada has been trying to burst a few over the last few weeks.

  • posada

    Nov 22, 2017 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #15

    At 12 from the last.
    What you mean a Stalking Horse.
    Careful, people don’t like that suggestion.
    They love St Amanda.

  • posada

    Nov 22, 2017 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #16

    I want a huge bubble.
    I want someone with massive money to come in and take out the club with a mega bid.

  • expatmag

    Nov 22, 2017 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #17

    I dont see smokescreens here. Either Ashley accepts the bid or he doesnt.

    If he doesnt, then expect Rafa gone and eelegation to follow.

    I think a certain amount of posturing is currently going on and the club will ultimately be sd for around 340 million quid.

  • posada

    Nov 22, 2017 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #18

    Did you see Sky Sports news last night.
    They had this old boy financial expert on.
    Can’t recall his name, but think he is well regarded.
    Gets on now and again with the financial and city of London stories.

    He said AS is trying it on.
    NUFC is worth at least 300 million.
    If you are serious about the Premier League.
    You come in and make a statement.
    You take out Ashley in one and then get on with it.
    Otherwise are you serious about competing with Man City and Chelsea.

    Don’t blame the messenger if you don’t like it.

  • expatmag

    Nov 22, 2017 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #19


    Of course she is trying it on. Ashley is supposedly desperate to sell and allegedly needs cash by early next month. AS is therefore in the boss seat and appears to be the only interested bidder. She can afford to dangle him along in order to get the best deal for her clients. Basic common sense really.

  • Wayayman

    Nov 22, 2017 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #20

    Posada, Sky Sports are the last people to believe and are possibly influenced by Jim White and his Ashley connections. That expert they interviewed is like the expert witness in a trial – carefully demonstrating his point by showing cherry-picked facts. Not necessarily impartial at all.

  • Spotlight Kid

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #21

    This isn’t going to end well. The unjustified adoration for a woman, who is basically the acceptable face of a hard boiled equity acquisition organisation, is pitiful. If she looked like Ena Sharples maybe fans might take the time to ponder on what exactly NUFC might mean to PCP Capital Partners. Are they interested in thrilling football and trophies, or the massive land value of SJP, situated a mere John McNamee clearance away from a thriving city’s commercial and retail heart? This looks more like a drug gang moving in on someone else’s territory.

    Overreaction? OK, maybe, but the sycophancy and unbridled rose tinted comments on here are too much. You only have to consider WHU, and the way KB & co sold its soul to condemn the team to play in a totally unsuitable, sterile athletics stadium. Do we really want to be heading down fast under that noted relegation expert Moyes, Ashley’s incompetence replaced by deliberate and disinterested asset stripping.

    I suspect (once the Ms Amanda thrill is finally gone) there could well be weeping and wailing on these pages for the ‘good times’ of being able to play in the City itself, even at the ‘SportsDirect.com@StJamesPark Stadium’ (‘a rose by any other name’ and all that). Of course PCP would tactfully let the supporters keep the SJP name, while shifting the Toon itself lock, stock and stadium out of the toon itself! After all, Ashley has already been selling off bits and pieces of the NUFC property portfolio, so are you really going to bet that Ms Stavely and her bean counting henchmen are not going to start disposing of the rest once their feet are under the board room table?

    This is a time to exercise extreme caution, not to wave the white flag and plaster pics of Stavely all over.

  • posada

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #22

    Is Mike Ashley as desperate as we all hope he is.
    Wishful thinking.
    What do we know as opposed to speculation.

    We know he is a billionaire.
    He’s always been a hard negotiator.
    He kept his nerve during the financial crisis when Sports Direct shares went below £1.
    Interests rates are low if he needed to borrow.

    He wants out. Yeh, but he has never let anyone take the you know what.

  • hibbit

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #23

    Spotlight Kid
    only one problem with that theory there is no massive land value in st James as club don’t own it
    its leased from the freemen of the city

  • SuperShearer

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #24

    @Spotlight, thanks for that bit of uplifting insight. Are you, in fact, Mike Ashley?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #25

    Seriously Ashley has made God knows how many costly mistakes…it’s only fair if a serious bidder is taking those mistakes in to consideration!

    Why is Newcastle worth £300M or even more? Because Ashley would like to make a profit? Newcastle as a brand is not worth that much as it stands…but Ashley would like to make a profit as it seems!

    If our resident ITK’s are right in what they are reporting then Ashley wants/needs to sell! Does he really have any bargain powers unless he never were that serious about selling!

  • posada

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #26

    Spotlight Kid.
    Brilliant mate.

    Many on here are suckers for a bit of glam and some fake tan.
    Careful though, they won’t like what you are saying.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #27

    So many eggspurts on here I don’t know who to believe

  • posada

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #28

    Hibbit is right about land values.
    But, the rest, some very valid comments.

  • Markaccus

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #29

    Choice one : Hope for a sale to someone who MIGHT turn out to have a dark and sinister motive, or not.

    Choice two : Hope to stick with Ashley who has proven himself to be useless, and, as Jesper has just said, has made so many costly mistakes.

    Can’t believe there are people, Toon fans non the less, who want choice 2!

  • OneAlanShearer

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Wow. So much hot air. Yet to see ANY evidence to prove that negativity.

    Logic tells me that waiting and seeing what new owners intentions are is the wise move.

    Anything else is simply stirring.

  • hibbit

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #31

    even you should know the club don’t own the land there’s no massive land value attached to any sale.
    Ask Sir John he tried

  • Optimistic Panda

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #32


    I don’t give a monkeys chuff about Amanda I’ve kicked better out of bed for snoring but your constant put downs of the potential sale looks like sour grapes.

    You a Mackrell or did Amanda knock you back at one time?

  • Markaccus

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #33

    Pcp might be a lot of things, but they also might not. Theu could be vampires for all we know. Making up doom and gloom possibilities just to try and turn us all off a change of ownership is baffling, frankly

  • hibbit

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #34

    don’t kid yourselves here if this deal doesn’t go through Rafa will walk !!!!!

  • expatmag

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #35


    The fact Ashley has:

    1……admitted on air that he cannot compete with other PL owners

    2…..that he will not put any more of his own money into the club

    3…..the ridiculous low budget given to Rafa last summer

    4……he no longer attends games therefore his interest is no longer there

    5……wants out of football altogether judging by his wholesale share sales in Rangers

    6……officially put NUFC up for sale

    Yes mate, I would say Mike Ashleg wants out ASAP.

  • expatmag

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #36


    But you have told us it will go through

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #37


    you’ve just beaten posada in the misery and bring everyone down stakes. fair play, didn’t think that could be done.

  • Fluffy handcuffs for Amanda

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #38

    But not for pennies and she WILL walk away!!!!!!!!!

  • Wayayman

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #39

    Exactly Hibbit. There’s no real choice as Markaccus said. Either we get taken over by persons unknown or we stay part of Sports Direct advertising arm but with an owner who is pee’d off that he couldn’t sell us to fund his massive property venture, a manager who is rightly angry at being led down the garden path (again) by the current owner and leaves – throwing the fans into proper revolt and the club into turmoil yet again.

    No brainer really.

  • hibbit

    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #40



    excuses the the caps i just wanted to make sure everyone is clear on my position


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