Update On Newcastle Takeover – Potentially Positive News

The Chronicle has a piece out today on what’s happening on the takeover and compared to the last three months of last year it’s not much.

Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners Group are still interested in buying Newcastle, and it could be that once Newcastle are safe in the Premier League, she will return with an improved offer.


And then if the disaster scenario happens and we are relegated once again she still wants to buy Newcastle.

Mike Ashley – his price could go up

But only if Rafa Benitez will stay at the club for another season in England’s second division, and we don’t think that will happen.

The only positive we can see with Staveley is that we would expect another bid if and when Newcastle stay in the Premier League.

Hopefully, we can go on a win streak, and that will be sooner rather than later – that’s when the takeover could get interesting again.

And the Chronicle are reporting about that second bidder who is still some weeks away from putting a bid together that will match Mike Ashley’s valuation.

But they will not want to buy Newcastle until we are safe in the Premier League.

The valuation by Ashley of Newcastle could rise if the new three-year Premier League TV rights deal itself rises significantly above the 5.1B deal.

That’s what it’s been for the last 18 months and runs out next summer in 2019; the new deal for three years will be announced sometime in February.

There’s been very little information about that second bidder.

The other thing that can happen is for the third time Mike Ashley will take the club off the market saying that he couldn’t get his price for the club.

While the vast majority of people think Ashley will definitely sell the club – we are not so sure – based on past history.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 29, 2018 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #1

    Bullshit, NEXT!!

  • Singinginthecorner

    Jan 29, 2018 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Morning all

    Posted this wash of a story last night sounds to me llike ashleys clowns trying to defect from the fact were not going to buy anyone.

  • Singinginthecorner

    Jan 29, 2018 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Have we got time to get to rafas c list or we not going to bother with that.

  • Cardiff NUFC

    Jan 29, 2018 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #4

    I honestly beg that we sign a decent striker. We already have shite strikers so don’t buy another.

  • runheed

    Jan 29, 2018 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #5

    I just can’t seem to get my head around what logic Ashley seems to be following. His decisions to limit his spending at every point isn’t the sort of financial intelligence that would result in making him a fortune in any line of business let alone football. Yet he has. He can’t enjoy constantly being worried about spending or being disliked by so many people. No wonder he binge drinks, comfort eats and looks so miserable. A lonely man that turns everything he touches into gold… cold, dead gold.

  • c-dog

    Jan 29, 2018 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #6

    Stay up this year and stavely will have to bid the full 350.

  • Tinman

    Jan 29, 2018 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #7

    The all knowing Shirebrook has spoken, must be false 😉

  • Hg

    Jan 29, 2018 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #8

    It did seem that this window would be the logical end point of an ownership career characterised by the propagation of elephantine falsehoods. And yet no lie is too big it seems and Ashley endures.

    This summarises a lot of hot air on the blog. Why not keep your powder dry and you might just be pleasantly surprised. You get the usual types getting up a head of steam but on this ocassion it’s going to be wasted energy.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 29, 2018 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #9

    Haha there’s always one 🙄

  • toonincheek

    Jan 29, 2018 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #10

    Rafa is going to be in an interesting position at
    the end of the season. I really don’t think he will
    leave before then.

    If, as reported, the ‘penalty’ clause doesn’t apply in
    the last year, he will be free to leave in the summer
    without having to pay anything.

    Why should he sign a new contract before then – that
    would only benefit Cashley? Surely he would resign,
    having already agreed to be reinstated by new owners.

  • Geordie-john

    Jan 29, 2018 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #11

    It’s never gonna happen ! More smoke screens to avoid the real issues. Big sell so more money in . Pay very little to nothing out so more profit just like the previous 10 years then do a runner without paying the bill ( Oh no sorry that was the curry house lol ) He is a parasite ! He will not leave until he and his little Klingons has drained every bit of finance from the club then sell.

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Geordie John,
    Can’t use Klingons in that insulting way anymore, it’s considered racist. Alright to kill them in battle though, go figure.


    Jan 29, 2018 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #13

    There will be no signings or sale of club, fatty is too greedy. Did anyone really think there would be any change in the leech as long as there was one penny to be made from club? One thing for sure it will be quite a show if he ever turns up at a game again. Start training lads, pie chucking contest, free pint if you hit his smug face!


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