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Capital Radio UAE’s Peter Redding Shifts Focus To Mike Ashley


Peter Redding has sent out another tweet but this time in response to the messages he has been receiving from Newcastle United supporters.

This is what Peter has tweeted this morning.


From this comment, we gather that the statement Peter gave on Monday from the Bin Zayed Group is the only one that is coming.

There were reports of a drafted statement from BZG and we had hoped that Peter’s earlier tweet was just a precursor to an official statement.

That does not appear to be the case and it looks like BZG do not have plans for any further statements at the moment.

The Hierarchy– doom and gloom

It is interesting that Redding does try to shift the focus for communication on the takeover to Mike Ashley and away from BZG.

We would have two takeaways from what Peter has tweeted.

First, it appears as though the Bin Zayed Group are very frustrated with Mike Ashley. Maybe they expected some sort of a response from him after Monday’s statement.

Second, if they are waiting for Mike Ashley to communicate and if any part of the next process hinges on him, this takeover may have in fact stalled.

Though with news this morning that Steve Bruce may be announced in the coming days as the next manager of the club, the likelihood of a takeover anytime soon was looking remote.

We still have nothing from the club on anything of significance. Nothing on the proposed takeover, no updates on the manager search, and no updates transfer meetings.

Nothing. So we will not hold our breath while waiting for anything from Mike Ashley.


189 comments so far

  • ToonRich

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Repost:
    A few guys touched on this last night…but why did LC & Co go on a European tour to find a manager if they’d already hand picked Bruce or approached Big Sam?? Something doesnt add up!!

    To the lads saying they’ll support Bruce; how will this help? IMO thats supporting the regime as it is.

    Would there be a boycott if there was no takeover but Rafa had stayed? The media reporting has no clarity, but I’m starting to think there’s not much among the fans either :/

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #2

    First!

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Who do you think he will pretend to sell us to next time?

    1
  • Reilly

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Mark Douglas
    @MsiDouglas
    · 3m
    Steve Bruce appointment now imminent at #nufc. Details to be worked out with #swfc but he’s heading to SJP.

    Could even be in before trip to China. Walking into a firestorm at #NUFC, which he surely knows.

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Toon rich. You scoundrel!!

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  • BENNY 10

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #6

    Our Toon

    Please explain to me your thinking behind the statement “he is more likely to sell us in the pl”. The PL where Ashley can enjoy some of the highest television payments of any league in the world. Where it has become so lucrative clubs can buy players for the price of a championship club, where he can have his shop advertised to hundreds of millions for free every week?

    That just makes no sense

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  • Sheikh-en but not stirred

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Cabbage head will get a rough ride from day one.. the club is about to come crumbling down and this could be the moment it happens

    Not one person is happy about this… I have never been an advocate of anything illegal but I think constant large scale pitch invasions!

    Not 1 or 2 people but large scale in the 1000s… Get games abandoned, get Jabba fined!!

    He wants war let’s give it to him

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #8

    NUFCfans?com@nufcfans

    And as another silver lining, there’s a direct correlation between how much of a shithouse manager you are and how much money you get to spend. So judging by this possible apppointment, Ashley’s about to release Mbappe money to the old warchest.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #9

    Jail

    I’ve no issues with him telling both that they’ll have constraints but it’s also a free hit for both, they do a bad job it’ll be rightly be Ashley’s fault as he doesn’t invest amongst many other things.

    They keep us up it’s a stepping stone to something bigger and better, a good place to learn the trade but an awful place to think you can forge a career or change the mindset of the owner

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #10

    From Rafa to Bruce is like going to bed with Cheryl Cole and waking up with Andrew Cole

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #11

    Steve Bruce is as good as completed.

    Anyone still thinks takeover is on, need to have a word with themselves.

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  • Binney

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #12

    I an beyond furious. FFS!!!

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Benny

    Because relegation will wipe off 200m if not more in regards to worth of club, it’s a more attractive proposition in the PL than in championship. Unlike most other clubs we dont own our home ground SJP

    Most other assets Ashley has done with around the ground so he’ll make a loss in selling if in championship which is why he always invests when relegated or invest to prevent relegation.

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  • oldarse

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #14

    OK got to post this again you lot seem to have blinkers on, forget about the next manager there’s now’t you can do about it it’s the next step you should be concentrating on.
    The sponsor of NUFC want to show their logo throughout the UK that’s why they pay big bucks. Now when they switch on and see the company they pay to advertise, showing another sponsor then all hell breaks loose they may even cancel, problems for Micky boy. OK
    Sounds crazy but pick a team shirt any team in premier along with there advertising logo buy the copies wear it to all games. you’re going to get the crazies crying wolf but hey ho can you think of anything better to bug this sh8t house owner.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Why isn’t Charnley in the stocks for treason ?
    Ashley in The Tower ?

    They’re a risk to mental health the pair of them.
    Government action needed now.

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  • Mindshaft

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #16

    Poor decision from Bruce to take the job, he is on a non starter with the fans and after a few losses will be hounded – he should have stayed at SWFC where he was actually liked by the fans – he’ll be an Ashley puppet but what does he care – he’s manure through and through despite him proclaiming he’s a geordie and always supported the toon – remember him running down touchline celebrating when Sunderland scored against us!

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  • WarrenBartonCentreParting

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #17

    Bollocks to all of this shite..

    5
  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #18

    Not being funny but Rafa knew what he was getting himself in to when he knew what Ashley was like, so what’s the difference from previous managers then.

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #19

    That’s a great idea to get games abandoned and get him fined.

    We could all peacefully walk on to the pitch in our thousands and sit down until the match gets abandoned. Omg how incredible would this look to the public.

    Mike would be in trouble very very fast.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #20

    Ilovetoon
    Steve Bruce is as good as completed.
    Anyone still thinks takeover is on, need to have a word with themselves.

    I’m on my way to Craster to have a good kipper slapping. It’s not how EssesGB imagined it but a man has to do what a man has to do.

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  • lesh

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #21

    Sad sad days.

    Ashley should be ashamed of his behaviour but that is a big wish that will never be satisfied.

    5
  • oldarse

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #22

    WarrenBartonCentreParting your right mate it’s called blowing there own trumpet and checking there hearts mate

    1
  • Bambams

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #23

    If this is accurate and Bruce signs well that’s the end of a takeover for me.

    I am not that against him, we have had worse – Steve Harper rates him very highly indeed.

    What worries me is the conditions Fat Sam turned down, but Bruce will accept.

    5
  • Binney

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #24

    Got to give it to toon22, you were right lad!

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  • Jib

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #25

    Almiron is going to log some air miles !
    Asuncion to London then
    London to China
    sheesh

    1
  • Reilly

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #26

    Dark skies and thunder over Tyneside.

    2
  • MarkBro

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #27

    Remember pardews losing streaks of 20games, a few times. Still better than Bruce.

    Overall managerial win percentage:
    Steve Bruce – 38.5%
    Rafael Benítez – 49.8%
    Steve McClaren – 44.2%
    Alan Pardew – 41.4%
    Chris Hughton – 40.6%

    3
  • Blofal

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #28

    I have no gripe against Steve Bruce. Good on him for giving it a go knowing that he is probably going to be subjected to 52000 lots of abuse when the first goal against us is scored (this is presuming the stadium isn’t empty and I hope it is empty!). I wish him all the best and to be honest I have no expectations in regards to him – it’s irrelevant. It doesn’t matter what manager takes over as nobody can live up to Rafa’s legacy under this regime and with these restrictions in place and whoever takes over as manager is walking into a relegation a proverbial sh*tstorm.

    The problem I have is with the club. The players and whatever new manager are not the subject of my angst – they are and will be as much a victim of this club as us supporters. The club obviously couldn’t get anyone better because they have no idea what they are doing. Charnley has flown under the radar for too long now and is incompetent in all aspects or running the place.

    It appears all decent managers have rejected our approaches and we are the only club not to have bought anybody despite selling our top goal scorer for $30m. Our top scoring player is a center half and we are the only club not to have signed anybody. We have far bigger problems at the moment than the appointment of Steve Bruce.

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  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #29

    Well I am still in the takeover camp and I like talking to myself!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #30

    No much difference between Rafa and mcclaren.

    0
  • jazzyp

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #31

    Nedders

    Only idiotic people are those threatening to burn there shirts

    3
  • MarkBro

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #32

    Never believed the takeover nonsense, got tickled by some optimism but weve had our fingers torched too many times.

    The bloke is a total scammer, full of lies and deception…as proven in tribunals.

    We’re that numb to it all, i doubt anyone will be at St James protesting when bruce is announced

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  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #33

    The appointment of Bruce is a symptom of a disease. That disease is called Ashleyosis and it is terminal until the virus has been removed.

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  • Tramp

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #34

    The appointment of Bruce or anybody as manager does not mean a takeover is dead.

    That’s a black-or-white fallacy.

    The length of contract signed will be more of an indication.

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #35

    Lovem or hatem……

    https://youtu.be/SLQjmXfgmfY

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  • oldarse

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #36

    AS WarrenBartonCentreParting said SOD THIS SH*TE I’M OFF

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  • beefman13

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #37

    Lee Charnley head of recruitment, Bruce is his man, Mike having employed Charnley will go along with the disgusting Mackem s house Bruce.
    I have to add I had £5 at 50/1 on Laurent Blanc, that’s the worst of all this!

    Joking apart, my personal lowest day as a toon fan.

    crestfallen.

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  • Sliema

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #38

    OP

    Imagine going to bed with Rafa and waking up to Brucey even.

    2
  • Australian Pie

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #39

    Average attendance

    48th – Bournemouth 10.5k avg attendance
    32nd – Watford 20k
    15th – Wolves 31k
    7th – Newcastle 51k

    Crazy to think based on fan base and size how much less ambition and quality we have compared to these other clubs
    Imagine having Fraser, Wilson, King as our front three with Howe as manager, would be a dream compared to what we are looking at now

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  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #40

    @IrishRob

    Thanks for the song tip

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