Why Ashley Should Take £250M For Newcastle While It’s Still On Offer

In Mike Ashley’s ten year reign at Newcastle, the fans and playing staff alike have often not known what the situation is at the club.

That’s the situation today with Rafa Benitez not knowing if he will get any money in January to strengthen the squad.

Rafa did everything possible before signing for Newcastle 21 months ago to ensure he was not blindsided by Ashley.

But that seems to be what happened in the summer and last January when Ashley allowed only limited funds to be spent in the two transfer windows.

That’s not what Rafa was promised.

But the financial records are now good at the club – big deal.

Current owner and future owner?

Newcastle have plummeted down the league in the last seven games at the exact wrong time.

So much so that would-be buyer Amanda Staveley is concerned about the club possibly being relegated.

So she has a relegation clause in her latest offer which is to give Ashley £250M up front in one payment.

The two sides are at loggerheads, and while nothing seems to be happening on the takeover, Newcastle continues to lose games.

With each defeat, the value of the club diminishes and before long Amanda Staveley could withdraw her offer if things start to look even worse in the league table.

Of course on the positive side what’s really needed is a massive infusion of transfer funds in January.

But who will come up with the money?

Our best bet is that there is some agreement between Staveley and Ashley that money will be available as a loan from Staveley to Newcastle so Rafa has funds to buy new players.

But there’s been no news that will happen, and it’s merely wishful thinking on our part.

So where we are left with – as always with this owner – we haven’t a clue what he’s thinking or what he will do next.

There has to be some break in the deadlock between Staveley and Ashley for the good of the club.

Mike Ashley would do well to accept Staveley’s offer now while it’s still on the table and then things could start to happen to save the club from relegation.

But we don’t think Ashley will sell for £250M.

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15 comments so far

  • terencelim

    Dec 12, 2017 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #1

    He’ll sell for £200M if 1/4 of the “fans” stop going to matches.

  • getoutofworeclub

    Dec 12, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Club sold tomorrow

  • Slank

    Dec 12, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #3


    ‘..He’ll sell for £200M if 1/4 of the “fans” stop going to matches..’

    But they won’t

  • ShirebrookToon

    Dec 12, 2017 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4


    Yeah I’m going the match mate. Booked day off. If we don’t lose I’ll be happy 🙂

  • ashleysmate

    Dec 12, 2017 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #5

    I think 250m would be a good offer IF.. A.S agreed to fund all/any transfers

  • ShirebrookToon

    Dec 12, 2017 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #6

    And if the club is sold tomorrow then that should lift the atmosphere

  • Veltman

    Dec 12, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #7

    If he can get Kennedy and Batshuayi on loan, as pointed out by the next mike w,
    there is a chance to fight and avoid the drop.Atm, after watching that hopeless display on Saturday, I cannot see where the next win will come from?

  • JohnJ

    Dec 12, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #8

    I forecast a draw for Toon against Leicester City but like all of you on here hoped for a win alas it was another defeat! The game against Everton will be a very hard game with them having “A New Manager Syndrome” – and Big Sam at that! but…… I’m going for a win this time – just hopw we can get another early goal or two or at least hold our own until after half time – another winning goal at the death would be a wonderful lift. Well that’s my hope & dream for tomorrow!

  • hibbit

    Dec 12, 2017 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #9


    why should we ?????

    i for one will not STOP going not now not ever

  • Geordie-john

    Dec 12, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #10

    Hey Man, Listen you fat twat. Take the money and get out of Toon ASAP. Nobody likes you Nobody wants you here. You are gonna get us relegated AGAIN by your greedy tactics. Take the £250M, You’ve had MILLIONS of profit from the past transfers Your final swan song will probably us losing one of the best managers we have ever had.

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Dec 12, 2017 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #11

    Seems to be a true that Ashley and Staveley met with their lawyers last Wed, and then a curry in the evening so looks good..

  • mactoon

    Dec 12, 2017 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #12

    Can someone tell me why he would possibly consider selling for £250 million when he initially paid £263 million for it?

  • ArtyH

    Dec 12, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Its unfortunate we as fans cannot agree on a way to unite and get the parasite off our clubs back! Some say keep away until it is gone ( it being Mash ), which I fully agree with, a kind of strike until our feelings are recognised and our requests are met. Despite my love for the club, which dates back to the early sixty’s I have reserved my right to not go to matches, though it pains me to say it and do it. The way Mash has destroyed our club and everything about it I feel it is the only way to vent my feelings and frustrations. I will not buy or pay anything to the parasite who’s only objective is to drain money from our club. There have been too many false dawn’s and far to many lies told by this lot to ever see a change. Keegan told it just how it is, we will get nowwhere with this leach as owner, never believe or trust anything associated with him or his like.
    I believe he will string this out, and hold out for what he wants, this will lead to a third relegation and the value of the club dropping to less than £100m as it will be a championship club with associated players, thats what we are now, thats how far we have sunk under this rat! The only valuable asset’s we have are the ground the fans and Rafa! However I can see Rafa leaving in the new year, some club will snap him up.
    I hate saying the above its just how I feel and have felt for at least the last 5 years, we have just gone down hill and mash has taken the pi$$ out of the club and us fans, and this is what we now have, even Huddersfield et all spent more than us in the summer and Rafa had to take the scrap’s. Dont think for one minute the those below us will not buy in the new year, they will and we will take their place in the bottom 3 unless there is a buy out, which is looking more and more unlikely, why would Staveley buy a relegation threatened club with no chance of being able to change the dynamic’s to save her investment? It doesnt make economic sense.
    I just pray something can be done to save our club and we get a change of owner so we can pull our selves out of the poop. Hope for a win against Everton but think a draw would be the best we could get. HWTL’s.

  • Moonraker15

    Dec 12, 2017 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #14

    He didn’t pay £263 million. He paid £134 plus £100 million loan; so £234 million. However if he doesn’t take the money now he will have to pay £50 million for players in January. Basically he’s got no choice!

  • Geordie-john

    Dec 12, 2017 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #15

    ArtyH, I had a bit of a go earlier comment 10 but lost it again just after I started. Reading your comment is a million % how I feel and have felt since KK left again due to the sale of a player against his wishes ( Milner ) He is just turning us all against each other on and off the terraces. Typical Cock-ney 2 faced trash.
    Moonraker15, You are correct in what you say, But you should also take into account how much the fat lad has made in profit over the years on transfers etc which was supposed to go back into the club but probably didn’t.


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