Update On Amanda Staveley – She’s Keen And Could Bid Again For Newcastle

The True Faith podcast has interviewed the Times’ reporter George Caulkin and asked him what he thinks will happen with Amanda Staveley and whether she is still interested in buying Newcastle United.

There has been silence from Amanda Staveley since earlier this year, and since then Newcastle have reached safety from relegation (over three weeks ago).

When that happened, some people knowledgeable on the takeover thought she would come back in with a new improved bid for the club.

But there has been silence, utter silence – and with Newcastle now in 10th place in the Premier League rumors have circulated that Mike Ashley now wants as much as £400M for the club.

Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley –   George Caulkin believes she’s still interested

Here’s some of what George said on the podcast as transcribed by  NUFC Blog.co.uk:

“Amanda Staveley, someone asked me and I said ‘she’s still around’, so what does that sort of mean?”

“I’m very conscious – I don’t want to say anything that would hamper things if there’s a chance of the club being sold – but it means that she’s still interested.”

“She’s been talking to investors and that sort of stuff has carried on. Certainly at the start of the year she was talking to people in Newcastle about what might happen and how she could take the club forward.”

“There have been talks between people close to her and around the Ashley camp, but there hasn’t been anything direct as

1) there was the big fall out

2) once January was gone nobody would buy it at that point because they couldn’t influence what happened this season and then there was the television deal and relegation.”

“All those things have now gone.”

“I’ve always said that I think she’ll bid again and people close to her have intimated that, but not at £400m. I just can’t see that.”

“I think that would take up too much money that she’d earmarked to spend on players, the training ground, infrastructure and things like that.”

“And I don’t think the value of the club has gone up that much.”

“As with everything this is my opinion with a bit of knowledge in it as I’ve kept in touch with her and people around her and we speak very regularly.”

“She’s wanting to do it.”

It’s clear that Mike will not accept £300M for the club now and it’s gone up but maybe not as much as to £400M.

But we’re not sure that Mike Ashley wants to sell this club now – and that’s especially true if he can get Rafa signed up say for two or three more years.

He could then back Rafa in the transfer market and in less than three years he could have a club in the top eight (at least), and perhaps having also won a trophy.

Rafa is only too willing to put Newcastle on the world map and with little or no investment in the last 17 months Rafa’s already done some of that.

He still got us promoted and now has us up to 10th place – the top half of the Premier League.

The way Mr. Ashley will be thinking is that if he keeps Newcastle for another two or three years and backs Rafa to a sufficient extent in the upcoming transfer windows, then he could have a club worth maybe something closer to £600M.

We would be very surprised if Mike Ashley sells the club now for anything less than £400M – there’s too much money to be made in the future – assuming he can keep Rafa at the club.

And we don’t think Ms. Amanda Staveley has £400M available.

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24 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    May 9, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #1

    Nostradamus, if anyone ‘introduces’ himself to citizen Kane, it’ll be Lejeune after the tackle which put him out of action for 6 weeks in the reverse fixture

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Fat greedy barsteward get out of our club!!

  • DaveD1000

    May 9, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #3

    Ali to dive left Kane to dive right.

  • AncientC

    May 9, 2018 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Hopefully there will be a 50/50 ball between Lejeune and Kane. Lejeune will take the proverbial shortcut straight through Kane.

  • DubaiMicky

    May 9, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Can’t see it happening at all but wouldn’t it be “Boys Own” stuff if Yedlin scored.

    And is this ^^^^^ what Lindisfarne was talking about a couple of posts back?

    (Auto correct wants me to change Lindisfarne to Indiscipline – tickled me).

  • dig-n-dig22

    May 9, 2018 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #6

    Just sayin.

    In our last season in the Prem ,we were relegated after the penultimate game, the season before, we survived by beating West Ham on the very last day. This season, if the Swans loose or only get a point against Stoke last game, that means we were actually safe from relegation on March 31st when we beat Hudders.

  • DutchontheToon

    May 9, 2018 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Forget the infrastructure and training facilities for this year. After all we have done without since Cashley Arrive. Concentrate on Rafa and supporting him the best way possible. In a nutshell Amanda find 380 to 400 million and let’s get this show on the road for the benefit of us all.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2018 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #8

    That udders game was definitely when we got safety. The Soton game was huge but after we beat udders, although not mathematically safe, we were and most definitely on your theory.

  • Geordie-john

    May 9, 2018 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #9

    Watch out for the diving squad tonight lads ! Someone needs to find the sniper in the crowd that keeps shooting the likes of Ali and Kane as they go down like bags of shite when the draft off one of players goes anywhere near them. Don’t get sucked in again Mr Shelvey. We need a win lads so get it done.

  • Jib

    May 9, 2018 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #10

    According to the Chronic , NUFC are interested
    in Hannover striker Niclas Füllkrug.

    The German media say 3 PL sides , 3 Champioship sides
    and Wolsfburg in the Bundesliga are chasing him.


  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 9, 2018 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Neil Swarbrick ref tonight, let’s hope he treats us better than some of the useless c^nts we’ve had.

    Rafa bingo, same team as most of us have predicted.

    Yedlin Lascelles LeJeune Dummett
    Shelvey Diame
    Ritchie Perez Kenedy

    2-1 to us

    It will be a very tough game as they will be really up for it.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 9, 2018 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #12

    3 Hours 2 Minutes to KO.

  • Charlietoon

    May 9, 2018 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #13

    She certainly wont bid until the end of the season. We are 10th. We could hit 9th but could also easily finish 16th if we dont pick up any more points. The lower the finish the more bargaining power she has. I wonder if Rafa, despite his winning ethic, is not thinking the same and wondering if 10th will mean very little investment whilst 16th might mean Ashley has to pony up the cash or get out so he does not have to go through it all again.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 9, 2018 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #14

    I very much doubt that Rafa would ever set up one of his teams to lose.

  • Jib

    May 9, 2018 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #15
  • Jib

    May 9, 2018 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #16

    I’ve just realised that’s Bill’s selection

  • DubaiMicky

    May 9, 2018 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #17

    Lejeune to get his payback tonight –

    “It was a silly tackle. I didn’t understand it. I never received any apology. It’s important to punish such tackles”.

  • Jib

    May 9, 2018 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #18

    Punish the long streak of southern piss – Florian

  • Bianconeri

    May 9, 2018 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #19

    I will give this a shot.
    See if it works.I fear joselu will start tonight


  • Bianconeri

    May 9, 2018 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #20

    I wonder if Rafa is upbeat because he may have talked with Ms Stavely.Let’s hope so.
    draw tonight for me.

    Wonder how many posts before we get the usual slagging of Ritchie,we should do that rather than Rafa Bingo 🙂

  • Bianconeri

    May 9, 2018 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #21

    If Ritchie does start I reckon within first ten posts he will be slagged.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 9, 2018 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #22

    1 Hour 25 Minutes to KO

  • Jib

    May 9, 2018 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #23

    Approx 3500 Toon fans in Wembley will be
    swallowed up


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