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Former Great Scottish Striker – Newcastle Takeover Would Be Fantastic



The news of yesterday about Newcastle was stunning.

There was hardly a whisper of a takeover and according to the Sun, signed contracts are now with the Premier League waiting for their approval.

Potential new owner Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed al-Nahyan seems to have moved quickly, efficiently and under the radar screen.

If this deal can be closed quickly, it will have been almost a perfect acquisition, and of course, our fans are ecstatic about what this all means for the future.

Rafa will be given money to spend, and he (and Newcastle) should be up with the big boys soon.

56-year-old Ally McCoist played for Rangers 451 times with 251 goals from 1983 to 1998, and he has also managed Rangers from 2011 through 2014.

Ally McCoist – Newcastle takeover would be fantastic

He is in demand now as a pundit and appears on talkSPORT often, and he has talked about the possible acquisition of Newcastle and he seems highly delighted if the deal goes through.

This is what Ally said on talkSPORT early this morning:

“It would be fantastic, wouldn’t it?.”

“There’s been serious unrest there for some time between the supporters and the owner, that’s been very very clear.”

“I just hope this time they do get their wish, Newcastle.”

“I really like the coach Rafael Benitez, he’s clearly very well respected and an excellent coach.”

“And the Newcastle supporters love him.”

“And I would love to see him get the opportunity to increase the talent within that squad, because I do think they could move up the table and do really, really well.”

Well said Ally – now we have to complete the takeover just as soon as possible.

And course it may take some time to finish high up in the league, but it won’t be for want of trying or even because we have a miserly owner who doesn’t like to spend the club’s money.

Things could be the polar opposite of what they have been like over the last 12 years with Mike Ashley.

We should have ambition and money available at the club. and of course an experienced world-class manager.

Comments welcome.


205 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    May 28, 2019 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #81

    Ssn are going to give an update in a min

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  • geordietom

    May 28, 2019 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #82

    about Ashley . now we know why the lads didn’t get their trip to Vegas …

    1
  • oldarse

    May 28, 2019 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #83

    Switch sky on and read the ticker tape my friends today

    1
  • Jib

    May 28, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #84

    Jail
    They have a room
    It’s called NUFCblog
    It’s not your property you silly billy

    1
  • Bobbybee

    May 28, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #85

    This, needs to be real. Sick of being messed about. Ashley is raising cash for some nefarious deal he’s got in mind. Hope he gets ripped off.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 28, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #86

    Bobbybee,
    Someone swapped the SSN channel for the cricket warm up which promptly started to pee down with rain.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 28, 2019 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #87

    Jib,
    Oooooh, who got your knickers in a twist, figuratively speaking 😛

    3
  • Corv

    May 28, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #88

    Sky News 501

    Not Sky Sports News

    Same headline though.

    1
  • Munster Mag

    May 28, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #89

    Jail are you still so lacking in grace and style that you won’t be accepting my cyber bevvy?

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  • oldarse

    May 28, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #90

    He’s offering 350 mill not 2 billion

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  • Swlabr

    May 28, 2019 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #91

    Surely the most encouraging thing about the whole affair is staring right at us. Sheikh Khaled has a really likeable face. 1st impressions and all that.

    1
  • Munster Mag

    May 28, 2019 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #92

    Oh oldarse you had me all over the place for a minute!!!!

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  • oldarse

    May 28, 2019 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #93

    Loose change to this man

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  • beermonkey

    May 28, 2019 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #94

    Bobby

    Have you proof he didn’t have funds
    I know it hasounds been mentioned

    But as I recall it was we will give you 2bill they said no
    I don’t think they even entertained it

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  • RobLeenio

    May 28, 2019 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #95

    Dave Kitson has apparently confirmed that the mystery buyer he mentioned on TalkSport a couple of months ago was the Bin Zayed Group.

    Well, he would, wouldn’t he?

    😉

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  • geordietom

    May 28, 2019 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #96

    jail … got you you bit mate …

    1
  • Bobbybee

    May 28, 2019 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #97

    I am watching upstairs on sky go so I’m a minute or two behind live, but the ticker tape is only about Liverpool. The news in the white bit said waiting for proof of funds, but if Micky is right then that’s not a problem.
    Until I see the Arab chap holding the scarf…..

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 28, 2019 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #98

    Munster,
    How very typical of your backhanded gestures, ram it!!!

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  • Ron Knee

    May 28, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #99

    When was this written?

    “Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahyan will still need to pass the owners and directors test to be able to take up the reins at Newcastle United.

    “And it may just explain why there’s been such a delay in getting Rafa Benitez’s new contract signed. Obviously Newcastle have been in talks with him for the last week or so. That seems to have dragged on and this may be the reason why.”

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 28, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #100

    geordietom,
    Excellent, you got me 🙄

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    May 28, 2019 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #101

    Can’t believe it, the sheikh has attended a game this season with Ashley and we all missed it!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/SimonBuglass/status/1133316874761134080/photo/1

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  • hibbit

    May 28, 2019 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #102

    Bobbybee

    according to the BBC it was a straight no from the Fenway Group, he never got past the first inquiry.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 28, 2019 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #103

    ronaldo aarons,
    Ha ha class 😀

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  • beermonkey

    May 28, 2019 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #104

    Nothing new on ssn

    0
  • Swlabr

    May 28, 2019 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #105

    Bettyswollocks, Are you an NCIS fan…”Jib…….. What is your gut instinct telling you”?
    “Gibbs, what’s your gut telling you”

    1
  • Shoulders knees

    May 28, 2019 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #106

    Working today but in the words of Tom Petty
    https://youtu.be/uMyCa35_mOg

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  • Bobbybee

    May 28, 2019 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #107

    Beer monkey, naw, I don’t mate – but like everyone I can only go on reports. Just pointing out that it was REPORTED it fell through because he couldn’t prove he had the funds – although like you, I heard if fell through because they refused to sell – and again, the stumbling block is proof of funds. Just trying to keep it in perspective. That is quite a coincidence after all.
    I’m definitely not itk matey, far from it! 🙂

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  • geordietom

    May 28, 2019 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #108

    jail nice to have you back …

    you miserable auld sod …

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  • DubaiMicky

    May 28, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #109

    Anyone know what the process would be, K decides to buy a company from A, they agree prices and terms and sign a contract based on that, then it needs to go to F to get agreed. I would assume that K has to deposit the funds in an escrow of some description so that if F fails to agree it he gets it back?

    I’m sure depositing £350m in a lawyers account isn’t the most straightforward thing to do especially with needing to know where the money has come from (not as a result of criminal activities for example). So I’m guessing this part is the transaction stage, where I would suggest we are now.

    1
  • martoon

    May 28, 2019 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #110

    oldarse – I hate to rain on your parade but that is just yesterday’s news being regurgitated.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 28, 2019 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #111

    Cheers geordietom 😀

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    May 28, 2019 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #112

    Has Kestbia been on since this news – would love to see his shopping list now

    1
  • geordietom

    May 28, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #113

    jail …

    your welcome mate …

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  • Markaccus

    May 28, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #114

    Martoon

    I guess I’m just sceptical due to the last 3 “takeovers” being utter bilge. I will be very glad to be wrong.

    2
  • JP...from The Rock

    May 28, 2019 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #115

    I suppose Sheik Khaled has exclusivity now.

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  • DubaiMicky

    May 28, 2019 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #116

    Right, catch you all in 6 hours, I’m off to get my hair cut and then potentially a few beers too….

    1
  • Markaccus

    May 28, 2019 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #117

    Blaydon

    Paul Scharner would still be on it, along with Marveaux.

    1
  • oldarse

    May 28, 2019 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #118

    SKY NEWS TICKER TAPE PEEPS NOT SSN

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 28, 2019 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #119

    I was going to get a bottle of Champagne at Preston, I think I’ll keep it on ice for now.

    1
  • oldarse

    May 28, 2019 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #120

    All up to date NEWS

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