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Entries Tagged as 'Financial Fair Play'

Why Mike Ashley Will Not Upset The Apple Cart At Newcastle

January 17th, 2017 · 43 Comments

There is some concern after the Sunday People report a couple of days ago that Mike Ashley may be getting too involved again at Newcastle and he may introduce his old failed transfer system of only signing players who are 26 years old or younger, so they have sell-on value. Certainly the report on Sunday […]

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Tags: Financial Fair Play · Financials · Newcastle News · Other News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours

Ashley’s Newcastle Investment Could Soon Pay Off Big Time

November 25th, 2016 · 8 Comments

Mike Ashley bought Newcastle in the early summer of 2007 and he paid around £133M for the shares of Sir John Hall and former Chairman Freddy Shepherd. The he put about £100M into the club in late 2007 to pay off a loan the club had that he knew nothing about  – so much for […]

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Tags: European Competition · Financial Fair Play · Financials · Management · Newcastle News · Premier League

Report – Premier League Signs Massive TV Rights Deal In China

November 18th, 2016 · 53 Comments

There is news being reported by Bloomberg that the English Premier League are taking full advantage of the growing popularity of football in China. They are reporting that the Premier League have signed a three year deal TV rights deal, worth around $650M, which is around £528M using today’s exchange rate – and will go […]

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Tags: Financial Fair Play · Financials · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League

Plenty Of Money For Rafa In January – If He Needs It

November 6th, 2016 · 7 Comments

One thing that is a lot different this time down below than it was seven years ago is the Newcastle finances are in (very) good shape. And the fact that we have done so well in the last eight games is a real plus, because if Rafa Benitez does want to bring in new players […]

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Tags: Financial Fair Play · Financials · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

Rafa’s Power At Newcastle Knows Few Bounds – Here’s Why

November 2nd, 2016 · 10 Comments

It’s interesting there is news today that Rafa will not have to sell Jamaal Lascelles in January, because the finances at Newcastle are in good shape – and therefore MIke Ashley has reportedly told Rafa he doesn’t have to sell one of his best players and his captain in January. But Rafa would not have […]

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Tags: Coaching · Financial Fair Play · Financials · Jamaal Lascelles · Management · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours

Mike Ashley Has Turned Down Recent Bids For Newcastle

October 20th, 2016 · 9 Comments

The Telegraph is reporting today that Mike Ashley has rejected bids from foreign investors to buy the club, following our relegation to the Championship. The report is that Chinese consortiums were at the front of the queue, since it was a really good time to buy Newcastle when we are a second division club who had […]

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Tags: Championship · Financial Fair Play · Financials · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League