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Amanda Staveley Back – Interested in Buying Newcastle – Is She Really Serious?

In January of last year, Mike Ashley cut the ties with Amanda Staveley and her PCP Capital Partners Group as she was trying to buy Newcastle United but didn’t have the money.

We haven’t heard from the financier in a while, and any takeover is now dead – at least by the four consortia who were reportedly interested in buying the club in the last two months.

They don’t have the £300M to buy the club.

And she has reappeared on the scene again, so why now?

Ms. Staveley has said she remains a big fan of the club and that she is not giving up on finally buying Newcastle United.

We thought that’s exactly what she had done a year ago after Mike Ashley said she and her PCP Capital Group were wasting his time.

Ms. Amanda Staveley of PCP Capital Partners Group

She has been speaking to the National in Dubai, where she resides and says she is looking at a number of Premier League clubs.

This is some of what she has said:

“We are big fans of Newcastle, big fans of the team.”

“We have no issue with Mr. Ashley, that [the ‘time waster’ claim] is water under the bridge.”

“It’s still an interesting club to us, the fans are fantastic, but we are looking at a lot of clubs.”

“I’m a total tomboy, I’m a football fan, I enjoy it very much,”  “We are sensible people who invest other people’s money. “

“We would also put our own capital in – of course we would.”

“But with financial fair play rules, all football clubs have to be financially stable.”

“I am hugely proud of Man City – we are not looking at creating another Man City in terms of the huge levels of investment they’ve had on players.”

“But what I love about Man City is how they have invested so well in Manchester, in the area.”

“That’s really important, and the sort of thing we would want to do elsewhere.”

We’ve always found that the time to be bold, and make investments, is when markets are volatile,” she said.

“In the UK, volatility has risen beyond where many people feel comfortable with, but we use that and we are continuing to invest in the UK.”

“Brexit or no Brexit, we will still very much be investing in the UK.”

We would take Ms. Staveley’s stated interest in buying Newcastle with a large pinch of salt.

There’s very little chance that Ms. Staveley has the money or is still genuinely interested in buying the club.

And we’ve seen this particular movie before.

And so the soap opera continues of Mike Ashley supposedly trying to sell Newcastle United.

Comments welcome.



13 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    Feb 14, 2019 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #1

    If only we had a willing seller

  • lochinvar

    Feb 14, 2019 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #2

    Be still my beating heart
    Amanda back in the game
    And after the transfer window has closed
    Spring is in the air

  • martoon

    Feb 14, 2019 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #3

    I’ve still never seen a plausible explanation of what the curry house incident was all about?

  • Genjikai

    Feb 14, 2019 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #4

    Clad up in thee armour, ready they assault.
    The keep in on top of the glory land. It is ours and always has been.
    Lets set forth and reclaim our rightful land St James Park, in the name of all Geordies.
    Future and past. We all stand united.
    Lets bring his reign to an end.

  • Jib

    Feb 14, 2019 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #5

    Listen you bunch of Droogs
    Tsunki has given his wonderfully informed opinion
    (we all know monkey-hangers are experts on this stuff)
    Heed the words of the all-knowing mighty Tsunki

    “All talk of sale process was utter claptrap and made up nonsense
    mixed with misinformation, misdirection, and priapic self – promotion.”

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 14, 2019 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #6

    Oooh, this is interesting. Why open up now? Is she waiting in the wings ready to swoop if the current sales process breaks down? Is she already in renewed talks? Is she telling the whole of football that she is a willing buyer and clubs interested in selling should approach her? Does she have more investment funds now? Is she making eyes towards Peter Kenyon for a joint bid? Is she reminding us all that she’s there and potentially waiting on confirmation of PL status next season?

    This is definitely a positive, the extent of which remains to be seen. The negative is the fact Ashley is still not definitively a willing seller.

    Cue the Frog.

  • beermonkey

    Feb 14, 2019 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #7

    Uh the frog

  • beermonkey

    Feb 14, 2019 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #8

    I have pretty much given up on the sale
    Keep seeing when rafa goes Ashley will give the new manager 100 mill to spend for while I thought that would be the case given the rumour ash wouldnt spent until Rafa signed
    But we had to borrow cash to buy almiron.
    So that indicates all the cash is not in the club where will club get 100 mill from for the new manager

  • Ron Knee

    Feb 14, 2019 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #9

    @5 Clockwork Orange!

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 14, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #10

    Ron Knee, does that make Jib ‘Alex’???

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 14, 2019 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #11

    Jeff in Benwell was a big fan of the young rapists as well!!!

  • Munster Mag

    Feb 14, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #12


  • geordietom

    Feb 14, 2019 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #13

    rob #6…

    was gonna say that …

    enter the frog …

    knar months of him bleating his little green mouth off …


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