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Report – Ashley Lowers Price For Newcastle – Staveley Could Become Interested Again

With Newcastle looking like we will struggle again this season, Mike Ashley may be looking to sell the club this season before we could become a Championship club again because of his lack of investment in new players.

The Shields Gazette is reporting today that although Ashley was looking for £400M for the club this year after we finished 10th in the Premier League, he will now accept a lower figure for the club.

The report is that he will shift back to his position of a year ago and consider offers of around £300M and that could bring in Ms. Staveley with another offer.

Staveley is still said to be interested in buying the club but not at the £400M Ashley has been demanding this year.

Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley

The highest offer PCP partners bid last year was reported to be around £250M so we could be close.

But what we don’t want to see is what happened a year ago when the takeover dominated the news and Newcastle went on a 9 game streak and earned just a single point.

We don’t want that stuff to happen again.

But Ashley has a habit of dragging things out and then withdrawing from any proposed deal – and we find ourselves back where we started from.

In fact, one of the problems last year with Staveley buying the club was the threat of relegation.

Any deal would have to have Rafa agree to sign a new contract and stay at the club.

But we are not going to hold our breath on this, and the main thing now is that Newcastle start to win some games and get some points on the board.

Otherwise, it could be deja-vu (all over again) and become a repeat of what happened last year.

And too many Newcastle fans are struggling from relegation stress syndrome – RSS.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 18, 2018 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Dropping down to get rid of Ashley
    Yeah but it does not guarantee promotion – how many years would you accept bring in a lower division to get rid of Ashley

  • hibbit

    Sep 18, 2018 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Ashleys an expert at moving the goalposts, no doubt he’ll have an agenda with this news


    Sep 18, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #3

    Although that’s encouraging news,with this slippery turd of goo in charge,nowt is certain…so until there’s a club statement of some kind best not get carried away with it…we al na what he’s like….a pr**k!

  • BenbulbenMag

    Sep 18, 2018 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #4

    Sorry, but this is absolute nonsense and spin from the Bishop PR machine. The timing of this “amazing reveal” is very suspect.

    Watch this space now there will be requests to stop any and all protests as “it might damage the sale”. They must think the fans are very gullible and naive. Two things the vast majority of us aren’t.

  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 18, 2018 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #5

    The owner of a football stadium notoriously known for moving the goal posts. Not sure the live music acts would appreciate a white woodwork frame in their view!

  • RobLeenio

    Sep 18, 2018 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #6

    SPRINGY, you hit the nail squarely on the head with that one.

    Was it you that had the connections in the City? Any news from there about Ashley, how he’s viewed professionally, any deals he has which may need, oh, I dunno, maybe £300M in ready cash for eg?


    Sep 18, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #7

    I read the price of 400m was including his lian to the club…so 300m for the club + 100m of his loan,so maybe by being a tight arse when it came to transfers he’s manoeuvred a way to try and drop the asking price without loosing out on coin
    Club apparently made 140+m last year
    And spent 40 on players,contracts and agents,blah,blah
    He clicks the rest, then drops the price of the club,still gets what he wanted for the club and he may of told rafa this and maybe why rafa is showing some patience with this knobheed…just hoying that out there…not sure on the money facts,just what I’ve read a few times….all if’s,buts and maybe’s like.


    Sep 18, 2018 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #8

    Nar rob that wasn’t me,cant remember who it was now….he stopped saying anything he heard, as he was gettin loads of shit.

  • RobLeenio

    Sep 18, 2018 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #9

    Cheers, Springy.

    There was speculation he could be using the TV money to pay off his loans and drop the asking price. As you say, nobody can really understand his murky financials so it’s hard to know if this is true. Time will tell, I guess

  • Geordie-john

    Sep 18, 2018 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #10

    Here we go again ! The rollercoaster has started. If there is any truth in this then watch out for what will happen behind the scenes.

    It could be that GREEDY COCK-ney has bitten off more than he can chew with buying HOF. He now needs to sell NUFC to help fund the rebuild of HOF ( sports direct mk2 sweat shop).
    The reason for the reduction in asking price is because he has already had the Tv and 10th money which was approx. £140M and the £20M profit from transfers, So really he will still get £300M plus that totalling £460M ish.
    I just hope that Ms S. is still genuinely interested as Rafa is on the doorstep considering whether to jump or not.
    Get your cheque book out get the cash in front of Fatboy. He likes the cash and I think he will rip your hand off this time.

  • Toon&oot

    Sep 18, 2018 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Ashley has starved NUFC of funds and now will sell the club at a reduced price but not at 70% off! Still a bit sceptical about that but Ashley must realise that a big investment is needed to stabalise the club which no doubt he is not prepared to do. Given our current position I doubt if Mandy & Co would be interested at £300m with no strings!

  • Sav

    Sep 18, 2018 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #12

    I’ll get excited when I see his lardy backside heading through Gateshead, it before. For a start, he has already snaffled the 100mil in profits. As for clauses, I expect the Strawberry car park is a separate sale, will he expect to hang onto the club shop, merchandising licences, free SD advertising for how many further years? And don’t be lulled if he had to put his hand in his pocket at Xmas for a couple of players up keep us up.


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