Fans Swarm To Twitter To Discuss Reported “Take It Or Leave It” Offer From Amanda Staveley

With the news breaking today in the Times that Amanda Staveley has given Mike Ashley to accept her latest offer – said to be a one-off payment of £250M (not £300M) – Newcastle fans have flooded to Twitter.

The news is that it’s a “take it or leave it” offer.

However, since the news broke some sources are saying the story is not true and negotiations are continuing.

Lee Ryder of the Chronicle is one of those and we include Lee’s tweet.

Whatever happens and whether or not this story from the Times is actually true – we need the club sold as soon as possible.

That’s so Rafa can strengthen the squad (significantly) in January and actually have some support from the Newcastle hierarchy – while he’s doing that.

Mike Ashley – yes – it’s painful for everybody

That’s something he and other Newcastle managers over the past ten years have rarely had from Mike Ashley.

Here are some typical tweets from the fans.

Lee Ryder of the Chronicle thinks the Times report is not true.

And finally ….

60 comments so far

  • toontaff2

    Dec 5, 2017 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Tut, tut, ED!
    Twitter comments!
    A storm is brewing, across the North Sea…………….. 😮

  • lochinvar

    Dec 5, 2017 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #2

    Unreal how the journos all think they’ve got the inside information on negotiations. Only a few days ago the price was reportedly £300 hard cash in a suitcase. Today It’s down to £250million. So were they in the room when this happened or are they too busy hacking emails and ‘phone calls ?

    For a significant business negotiation which should be confidential it seems to be crudely public.

    My sources tell me the offer is around £250 million but with up to another £50million payable dependent on no fall out from the HMRC, no relegation and our final Premier League position. Maybe I could become a journalist – it’s an easy life it seems.

  • toontaff2

    Dec 5, 2017 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #3

    200 to win.

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 5, 2017 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #4


    I’ll just put it down to not being able to hold your drink, or still being at school.

  • TudorCrisps

    Dec 5, 2017 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #5

    or put it down to having a sense of humour like dog shit it’s up to you, merry Christmas

  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #6

    The Barmy army taking the piss out of the
    arrogant Ausiies on their own midden
    Love it

  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #7

    Aussies even

  • hibbit

    Dec 5, 2017 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #8

    folk on here can say/think what they like and have every right to do so

    but as long as Ashley and his team are at the table he wants to sell
    if the offer is as insulting as some on here seem to think he would have walked long ago

  • lesh

    Dec 5, 2017 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #9

    Can’t see the logic of PCP seeking a relegation clause in any offer unless it’s there to compensate for losses due a to points deduction or straight demotion as a result of any, if any, charges being proven by HMRC.

    HMRC aside, Ashley got the club into its current position and avoiding relegation would be very much in PCP’s hands in the second half of the season so a straight relegation clause would seem unreasonable and reflected in any offer given the amount of investment needed to avoid it…

  • hibbit

    Dec 5, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #10

    it says a lot that both parties are still a the table !!!!

    could the press be exaggerating the terms and conditions being discussed ??????

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 5, 2017 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #11

    Ashley won’t pull out of negotiations at this stage simply because he thinks an offer is too low. He’ll just say no and wait and see. He’ll have a price he’s willing to sell at by mid December, and it’ll come down to whether Stavely is willing to meet it. After that, if an agreement hasn’t been reached, things will get reset. But time really is running out now for a sale mid season.

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 5, 2017 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #12

    Great Test Match

  • expatmag

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #13

    4 for 176……very evenly balanced

    All down to Root tomorrow

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #14


    I guess it was both then.

    any chance you can manage a sentence without using foul language. Didn’t think that was a lot to ask.

    Don’t get the aggro as Ed asks ”In general, we’d ask you to be civil towards other readers and refrain from obscene language.”

  • expatmag

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #15


    Smith will be kicking himself for not enforcing the follow on and rightly do too

    I reckon all that on field sledging yesterday got the better of him.

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #16


    history would dictate England can’t win from here but it would be great for the series if they could.
    Real shame Malan gets starts but doesn’t go on, as he’s an exciting player.


    I’m the like the guy in the corner rocking forwards and backwards wringing his hands when you say every day ” they’re still at the table”’. wish they’d leave the table and just put us all out of our agony. I’m not having a go at you, I think it’s just really getting to folk now and can’t take much more as this is the biggest thing in all my 49 years of following NUFC, always living in hope of a better day.

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #17

    Yeah, he looks a bit rattled. Ha! Would be a terrific win for England, and great for the series, but it’s still a long shot. Home advantage, very good attack, all four of them, and the new ball to come. Still, great fightback by them the last two days.

  • expatmag

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #18


    Cracking test match and beautifully set up for tomorrow. 178 with 6 wickets standing is very doable as most of the English tail can bat.

    It will be firey……

  • OneAlanShearer

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #19

    Today’s evidence (reports) tell you all you need to know about what the journos know. If they don’t know they can always guess and that’s why you get 3 conflicting stories. The only journo I trust is George Caulkin. The others have a job to do to create clicks for their websites which ultimately loses them respect and trust.
    In my humble opinion nobody knows Anything more than a bid was put in and discussions are on going. Until the club make an announcement It’s a case of relax no news is good news.

  • oh its a done deal don’t you know

  • expatmag

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #21


    The English bowling attack in the 2nd inningswas sensational and makes you wonder what happened in the 1st innings when theg were so ordinary.

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #22

    Tudor crisp

    You say ” On another note, Amanda looks a bit partial to a cock or two, a bit geordie sausage will up her bid, gadgie sauce al ower”

    If that passes as a sense of humour forgive me if my sides aren’t splitting.

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #23

    New ball swinging under the lights last night expat. Anderson in particular was all over it.

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #24


    on the face of it and if you took it as a one day game it’s certainly do-able, but they would have to make history to do it so I wouldn’t fret too much. Trouble is if we (England) are going to get anything it needed to be in Adelaide as Perth i think we can sadly write off.

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #25

    smith must have been super confident (understandably) to bat under the lights

  • expatmag

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #26


    Yes. I saw that. A huge help to England. I was surprised to hear it was Andersons first 5 wicket haul in oz.


    Absolutely right. I think we will win it but only just. An error of judgement on Smiths behalf really.

    Perth is a brilliant seamers wicket and I think Broad will be exceptionally dangerous on this wicket.

    To be honest, there is very little between the sides which both having a world class batsman cum skipper.

    Looking forward to the Boxing Day test at the G

  • Tsunki

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #27

    What a complete crock. It’s absolutely fatal to business deals to issue ultimatums.

  • expatmag

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #28


    Like I said on an earlier thread, The MEDIA know nought……..simple as

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #29

    Cricket – Ashes tests in Australia
    Someone mentioned a funny stat yesterday.
    Everytime Englands seventh wicket stand has been the highest in a innings they have won the game.

    Could go iether way – depends on the first hour and – new ball after 15 overs.

    Least we have had a go not like the usual shite when it gets tough – so far

  • Slank

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #30

    Less @ 9

    I too don’t see the logic in seeking a relegation clause. We are in mid table in the middle of the season and could progress upwards so why not a complimentary clause to pay more for the club if we progress higher at the point when the deal is signed.

    The real thing that worries me, if true, is that Staveley represents a group of foreign wealthy investors who are not wealthy enough in their own right to buy the club outright and as such being a consortium could possibly only make decisions by a unanimous or majority vote which is possibly the worst situation for a football club.

    I would say that situation is worse than having a bad owner, like Ashley.

    Also, those fans singing the praises of Staveley should realise she has no attachment to Newcastle. All she wants to do is use our club to make money and may have no afterthought to the consequences.

  • expatmag

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #31


    Interesting stat mate. Didnt know that. I have just been listening to Kevin Pietersen and Mark Taylor and both leaned slightly towards Australia winning tomorrow. However, Root needs a big hundred and I see he got hit on the fingers by Cummins which he was still feeling at stumps

  • neverwin

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #32

    Until Shire and Hibbitt confirm do not believe anything anyone else says.
    Hope the sarcasm shows through.
    Cannot believe people actually fell for their crap.

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #33

    Well we don’t know who Stavely represents, herself, a consortium, or a wealthy individual. I agree though, if it isn’t a mega rich individual, we could easily be out of the frying pan and into the fire. Even so, I doubt you’d find too many toon fans who wouldn’t eagerly take that risk.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 5, 2017 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #34


    England are bound to have a meltdoon – don’t think they have anyone with the mindset of your captain Smith or Boycott not to chase the bad or wide ball.

  • Slank

    Dec 5, 2017 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #35


    Granted we don’t know who precisely she represents (which is strange in that no one has spilled the beans) except to say that PCP business model is not as an owner of a Premiership football club, or any club, as these don’t make money moreover they tend to be a money pit which is why extra ordinary wealthy individuals or sovereign states buy them.

    I would welcome any individual to wants to buy the club and who has the disposable wealth to maintain it than a consortium because the buck stops with him or her and not with a committee.

    I agree it could be a fire to frying pan situation.

  • Our Toon

    Dec 5, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #36

    I have my concerns about pcp but I honestly think it can’t be worse than the current incumbent. Rather than worry about what might be it gives us a little hope and is a step in the right direction

  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 5, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #37

    Is Tudorcrisp actually Mike Ashley’s blog persona?!

  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2017 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #38

    For some reason the Aussies call
    groundsmen “curators”
    Another example of the colonials
    mangling the mother tongue.
    Expat asks why the England attack
    floundered on the first day of the test.
    Damian Hough doctor the pitch ? – Nah Aussies wouldn’t do anything dodgy

  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2017 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #39

    I hope we play well vs Leicester
    on Saturday – KO at 5pm and
    a lot of the fans will have had a few
    scoops and could turn nasty.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 5, 2017 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #40

    I’d guess the reason it’s taking so long is the fat slug aka Mr Parasite Ashley will want to keep the advertising by hook or by crook.

    Its why he bought us, the only interest he’s ever had in us, he’ll do anything to keep the ads.

    Pcp will want everything that rightfully belongs to the club, so will any buyer be it a individual or a consortium!

    Ashley out by hook or by crook!


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