Report – Reference To A Second Bidder Making An Offer For Newcastle


Craig Hope has written a piece in the Mail where he says that after the meeting between Ashley and Staveley at an Indian restaurant on Wednesday night, there was no agreement on the price.

The Staveley offer stays at about £250M, and Mike Ashley wants a minimum of £300M to sell the club, and we suppose splitting the difference to  £275M was not acceptable – probably to Mike Ashley.

The piece in the Mail doesn’t really have any new news in it apart from saying there is a second bidder who has made an offer – what?

We also know that relegation is a concern for the PCP Capital Partners group, which Ashley has brought on himself by not investing in the squad last summer.

Mike Ashley – with wife Linda leaving Indian restaurant on Wednesday night

 

The one line in the Mail that is causing some interest is the following:

“Mike Ashley is holding out for £300M and has claimed that a rival bidder is prepared to pay £320M, although no details are known of the second party.”

The Telegraph had reported that a second bidder was also interested in buying Newcastle, but the latest on that from the Telegraph (Luke Edwards) was that no progress was made by this second party.

But if a bid for £320M was real we would have surely heard more in the press about this – since it seems to exceed what Ashley is asking for the club.

It seems that in early December Amanda did alter her bid of  £250M for Newcastle to be slightly different – it will be paid in one single upfront payment rather than via installments as she had previously offered.

We would be surprised if a second bidder has in fact bid  £320M – why wouldn’t Ashley accept that offer?

But by the very nature of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), it could be accurate – with secrecy usually being the key to doing a deal.

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On my comment about West Ham earlier (I have quickly erased it) – I was looking at a live table – and they had already 13 points assuming they beat Chelsea – sorry for that error – yes I may be going crazy.

But with West Ham beating Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle are now only 2 points above the drop zone before today’s game at home to Leicester.



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36 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 9, 2017 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #1

    Sorry to be picky Ed but it’s WHam playing Chelsea but your point is valid.

    YoungMag

    Dummett played last night for the U23s so I doubt if he’ll even be in the squad but depending on what happens today he’ll probably at least be in the squad for the evening game next week.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 9, 2017 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #2

    3 hours 42 minutes to KO

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  • sing in the corner

    Dec 9, 2017 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Craig hope says there was no agreement on price ?
    What a load of crap! How does he know that exactly that? Desperate stuff.

    Davide Zappacosta playing for Chelsea..
    Cracking name. But he actually does look a bit like Frank!

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  • sing in the corner

    Dec 9, 2017 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #4

    Kim not sure Dummet will be in the side that soon. He came off after an hour last night I think. With his injury history and lack of any game time until last night he needs a softly softly approach I reckon.
    Aldo don’t think we should be tempted to start Jamaal. Can’t be match ready yet surely?

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  • sing in the corner

    Dec 9, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m not sure, dunno about Kim 🙂

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 9, 2017 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Look at how West ham play Chelsea or how Burnley played arsenal. Frankly, we are in serious trouble with relegation.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 9, 2017 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Kim’s not sure either 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 9, 2017 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Is that Kim Jong-Un, btw.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 9, 2017 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #9

    ed

    has ash ever told the truth once. rival bidder pure bishop fantasy

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 9, 2017 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Let’s get today out of the way before we decide on a relegation scrap, eh?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 9, 2017 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Who’s Kim, not seen him on the blog before?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 9, 2017 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #12

    3 hours 13 minutes to KO

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  • Jib

    Dec 9, 2017 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #13

    ilovetoon8788
    Do you even watch footy
    Chelsea thought they just had to show up
    If they’d played like that last week we
    would have murdered them

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 9, 2017 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #14

    WHam were really solid at the back today, deserved their win.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 9, 2017 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #15

    Mind you they got 5 YC, might have been 6, in doing it.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 9, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #16

    3 hours 1 minute to KO

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  • c-dog

    Dec 9, 2017 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #17

    @shitstains
    I think I’ll try shitstains for a while. Looking forward to finding out how this goes down.

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  • Munster Mag

    Dec 9, 2017 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #18

    So we can take it that Everton are safe and will almost certainly be ahead of us at end of season. Suddenly nobody is laughing at moyes. More’s the pity.

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 9, 2017 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #19

    THAT WORLD CLASS MANAGER MOYES. WISH WE HAD HIM LOLOLO

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 9, 2017 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Not sure we want to know how your stains “go down” really. 😐

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  • c-dog

    Dec 9, 2017 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #21

    @shitstains
    Not interested in appealing to the “we” just you shitstains

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  • Jib

    Dec 9, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Moyes and Stuart Pearce operating in tandem
    seems to work.

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  • Munster Mag

    Dec 9, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #23

    I know catchy it’s pretty grim. Hopefully a win of any form today but any more dour negative stuff and there will be war here. To be fair to rafa some of our football has been fine this year but we can’t carry injuries to key players. Lejeune needs a decent game if he plays. I think I was the first concerned voice out there as this fellow is lovely on the ball but nuts and bolts, I’m far from certain and noticed this too early,

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  • Jib

    Dec 9, 2017 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #24

    I forgot Sunlun are away to league leaders Wolves
    Five minutes gone and no score

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Dec 9, 2017 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Huddersfield 10 could drop another place

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 9, 2017 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #26

    2 Hours 16 Minutes to KO

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Dec 9, 2017 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #27

    Palace getting beat 1 0

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 9, 2017 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #28

    FANTASTIC WORKED GOAL BY BOURNMOUTH

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 9, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #29

    Caps lock stuck, catchy? Try tapping it sharply a couple of times then test type the following :-

    l.a.s.c.e.l.l.e.s.m.a.n.o.f.t.h.e.m.a.t.c.h.

    Should do the trick 😀

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #30

    L,a,s,c,e,l,l,e,s,m,y,t,h,o,f,t,h,e,m,a,t,c,h

    your right it worked

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #31

    1 Hour 19 Minutes to KO

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #32

    Happy 125th Birthday to the club and all of the supporters over the years and all over the world.

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  • Jib

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #33

    Catchy
    you’re right
    not
    your right

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  • Vask

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #34

    Your rite catchy, he is a legend.

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  • Jib

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #35

    Spurs 5
    Stoke 0
    Laid the Wembley curse to rest now

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  • Vask

    Dec 9, 2017 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #36

    May I be the first to say… Frickin Joselu?????!!!

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