An Encouraging Takeover Update From Telegraph Reporter


After we read articles in the Sunday papers yesterday that all could be doom and gloom as far as a potential takeover is concerned, there’s an encouraging tweet from Telegraph reporter Luke Edwards today.

Luke is reporting there has been very little happening in the takeover over the festive holiday.

But he says while nothing has advanced nothing has collapsed either – which is different from the reports in the Sun and the People yesterday.

Of course, we should also remember it was a Sunday yesterday, so they have to write something that will get their readers’ attention.

It certainly got the attention of Newcastle fans, but then there is the question of how accurate the reports were.

Mike Ashley – Newcastle owner

Here’s Luke’s tweet.


The Sun on Sunday had reported that Peter Kenyon’s offer of £200M with the extra £100M being paid if Newcastle can reach the Champions League in the next ten years – had been rejected by Ashley.

And the People had reported that none of the four consortiums trying to buy Newcastle have the £300M necessary to meet Ashley’s asking price.

We should just wait patiently (but that’s difficult) and see what happens when Ashley returns from his Christmas holiday which is said to be in the next few days.

The Chronicle reported that Ashley wants an update on the progress of each of the four consortiums trying to buy the club.

We hope the latest soap opera ends soon and that Ashley leaves the club having sold it to one of the four bidders.

That would be a great start to 2019.

Comments welcome.


334 comments so far

  • toon22

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #1

    He wants an update on the fakeover ?

    He wants to sell up so his first move to achieve that is to go on a nice long holiday ?
    Which means he will have delayed any sale
    Meaning we could be deep in the brown stuff soon

    Perfect time to sell for top money,isn’t it

    He’s making a mug of us

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  • toon22

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #2

    If you wanted to sell your house would you make sure you went on a nice long holiday just as people are supposedly taking an interest ?

    That’s the actions of something very different

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  • toon22

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Hiya KBA

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #4

    leah

    daft thing is, you know i’m right.

    the sad thing is , you just accept it, just like you would accept your wife being banged by other men, you pass it of by saying, yeh but she loves me.

    mug

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #5

    toon22,

    Why do you assume Ashley has to be around for any progress to be made?

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  • toon22

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Catchy

    Your a disgrace to the blog
    A truly horrible person
    Please go support some other team

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #7

    catchy,
    How’s your fertilizer bomb coming on?

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  • toon22

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #8

    NY Mag

    He calls all the shots
    He employs the minimum of staff to simply do as they are told

    You think he would just leave the fakeover to whoever ?

    Really ?

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #9

    1. 200 million upfront with an extra 100 million if we reach CL within ten years? Yeah I would reject that straight away!

    2. A consortium of 4 people who can’t afford 300 million split between them? Yeah I wouldn’t accept this as a owner as this seems a worse scenario than having Mike here!

    As much as we don’t want Mike here having owners who litually can’t invest into Newcastle United is imo going to be worse off.

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Yes,

    I think he would leave it in the hands of his legal team…..

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  • toon22

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #11

    You think he’s got Charnley in high power negotiations with 4 parties ?

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #12

    No….. but Charnley is not part of his legal team

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  • toon22

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Bullocks

    He will be selling stuff in person and have his legal team make it happen
    It’s how he operates

    He hasn’t even been able to say how much he wants yet so exactly how anyone can prove they have the money’s bizarre

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #14

    Mike Ashley openly stated he wanted new owners for NUFC who could take us forward and invest in us, seems these consortiums are going to be rejected by Mike and again last years story will be out in the open.

    SHOW ME THE MONEY lol

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  • toon22

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Your saying the club will be sold by his legal team with his knowlge or input

    They’ll just tell him once it’s sold

    Hiya KBA

    The holiday got you bothered hasn’t it

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  • Dondatta13

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #16

    I….
    Once new a guy….
    Talked pie in the sky….
    Rafa’s no good…
    Norwegian wood.

    PLANK!!!

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  • toon22

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #17

    Nice bit of PR

    Seems they are getting rattled lol

    Happy Newyear

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #18

    Ribbit.

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  • Goldmbemba

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #19

    what BS. this is a nothing post. What a waste of time. utter Clickbait. this blog used to have some substance…

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #20

    Gail the wale. such a lefty looney.

    soft touch

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #21

    His holiday doesn’t have me bothered in the slightest…..im not even saying that I think the club will be sold.
    I was simply questioning your logic that being on holiday delays any sale….and you haven’t really given an answer 🙂

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  • Bryan

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Toon22
    The negotiations will be carried out by high end lawyers not Charnley. Ashley does not need to be in the UK for that. Once someone comes up with a acceptable offer then it will go to the next stage in finalising a deal. Again Ashley won’t be involved, thats why he pays his lawyers to act on his behalf.
    No news is good news when it comes to buy outs in my eyes. Genuine buyers will not leak anything to the media until the deal is sealed.
    So forget what the tabloids are saying, they know as much as us and wait until a announcement is made one way or another by NUFC.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #23

    Nezza

    That’s true, he’ll get £200m just from us being in the EPL for 2 years, lovely little pot for him, why would he let that go.

    He’d be an idiot if he did and whatever else he is, he aint that sort of idiot.

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  • Bambams

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #24

    Bryan #22

    Spot on !

    No news is causing so much grief on here, but that’s as you say totally understandable.

    The money from one buyer has definitely been proven – guaranteed.

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  • Jib

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #25

    NY
    ffs you frightened the frog !
    He cannot handle logic man
    stop with the hard questions already
    you’ll make his little green head hurt

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  • lesh

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #26

    Essex
    The black and white frog’s Latin name? Ashleyus Toxicus Twattus Maximus!

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  • hibbit

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #27

    EPL is not guaranteed

    if we go do we could stay down for quite awhile this time.
    just have to look at what the last relegation cost him ,plus the loss of the TV monies would see the value of his investment plummet 😉

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  • lesh

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #28

    Catchy

    You really are nasty sort.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #29

    Lesh

    I’m going to have to Google that for an English translation.

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  • even the stevens

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #30

    Say we do get sold, and finally get rid of ashlie. If in a couple of years time ashlie thinks ‘I miss all that money I was making from Newcastle’ and decided he wants to go and buy another epl team, do you think the FA would actually pass him on the ‘fit and proper owners’ test giving what he has done to our club??

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  • toon22

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #31

    Ok how can anyone prove they have the money when he won’t say how much he wants ?

    Your saying going on holiday is the best way to sell the club ?

    Really ?

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  • toon22

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #32

    Hiya KBA

    Didn’t like that bit of bad PR

    LoL

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #33

    hibbit, that’s right, my comment was based on us staying up for the next couple of seasons, obviously relegation would be a game changer for him.

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #34

    toon22,

    I never ever said that going on holiday is the best way to sell the club, simply that it does not delay anything

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  • lesh

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #35

    Goldmbemba

    Might I suggest you read Ed’s potted biog and it might occur that he’s a lot on his plate. He certainly doesn’t need criticism from you.

    If you feel you could do better, why not set up your own blog!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #36

    Aaah, hang on,Ashleyus Toxicus, right I think I’ve got it. 😉

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #37

    NY Mag, fraid you’re P!ssing into the wind mate, once he’s got his blinkers on!!

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #38

    What is it with all these reports???

    The negotiations have not advanced 1 tiny bit and they keep saying looking very positive!!

    4
  • Online Guy

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #39

    Jail

    I see your sly way of operating here came to the fore yesterday telling a freind of mine not to talk to me, and as you sit in judgement of others I had the thought, how can a man who calls other people here “Fkcuing Freak” and puts it down in print and has addressed that to more than me sit in moral judgement of any person here …

    Your a control freak and a disgusting hypocrite .

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Dec 31, 2018 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #40

    Maybe aye, maybe naww, nothing to add but looking positive.

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