A Newcastle Takeover Is Still Very Unlikely For Multiple Reasons

There is a good video in the Chronicle by Lee Ryder about the potential takeover of Newcastle and Lee says that Mike Ashley still has the club up for sale and will listen to offers for the club.

But thinking back to the circus of the last three months of last year, Ashley wanted £300M cash up front, and Amanda Staveley and her PCP Capital Partners Group eventually bid only £250M.

But that was better than Ashley’s ever done before – it was the first bona fide bid for the club after this is the third time it’s been put up for sale.

There’s a lot of uncertainty about Newcastle at the moment which will keep any would-be buyer from bidding at the moment.

If we are relegated Ashley is unlikely to get any offers, or a low bid he would reject.

Mike Ashley – demanding too high a price for one thing

That’s probably the last thing Ashley wants, but he’s been the one responsible for putting Newcastle into a perilous relegation position – once again

If we survive, but Rafa Benitez decides to leave Newcastle for another Premier League club, which was a news story today, that would take the crown jewels away that Newcastle have with Rafa Benitez as the manager.

Not many people would be interested in buying Newcastle with Rafa not the manager on Tyneside.

We’d love for Ashley to sell and Rafa to stay – don’t get us wrong.

But when you look at the current situation, it’s more likely that Ashley will not sell than he will.

Some of that is based on Ashley wanting his money back on the club, but what has he ever done to make the club better?

If he doesn’t sell the club that may also lead to Rafa looking for pastures new in the Premier League.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but we are not confident at all the club will be sold before the summer is out.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • RUNAWAY777

    Mar 6, 2018 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Did they make a bid our was it all made up between the two of them to keep the fans quite with the window about open for new players mmm

  • Jib

    Mar 6, 2018 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #2
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 6, 2018 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Our toon I think you have articulated my concerns ‘re rafa too but like you I am far more pro than negative. Trying to highlight concerns without denigrating the manager in the eyes of someone as sensitive ‘re this subject as Jail, isn’t easy. If ash stays, just give him the bucks and back off. Re ear hair mitro ( nice one tsunki 🙂 ) I think the issue in rafa concern about defensive shape . But given how we started to attack west Brom and keep the ball further up the pitch when he came on, I feel he was worth more chances. Especially when legendary Joselu was his man competition . A strikers first job has to be to score and create goals. We have wingers who can cross the ball ( that has not disappeared from nufc’s approach even if we tuck in a lot) and I think he was worth having as an option. Played champs league and internationally. Joselu played for stoke reserves. Maybe they fell out but i think social media would have picked something up? Anyway, onwards. Lets pray for Slimani’s leg…..

  • mactoon

    Mar 6, 2018 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #4

    To be honest I don’t think it’s a good video at all. Ryder and Douglas appear to have no idea what is going on and even though they reported months ago that a £250 million bid is still on the table, it’s validity should be questioned, given that the main backers, the Reuben brothers have publically removed themselves from any NUFC purchase. No mention of this in their video.

    Ashley has since stated the bid was a waste of time and any further bidders need to prove they have the money to buy the club, something it would appear Staveley failed to do.

    The only way any deal will take place is once we are safe from relegation and someone comes up with a bid to match Ashley’s asking price. Following news that the TV money is guaranteed for the next 3 years expect that price to be increased out of anyone’s reach.

  • Jib

    Mar 6, 2018 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #5

    The poisoning in Salisbury of a Russian spy
    and his daughter.
    Boris threatening to pull us out of the WC !!!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 6, 2018 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Of course Our Toon is allowed an opinion as is catchy and Munster, I strongly disagree with those opinions hence the reason for so many posts this afternoon. If I ignored his comments there wouldn’t be a tenth of the posts made today.


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