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Update On Takeover – What Changed Yesterday – Now Some Positive News


During yesterday there were all kinds of negative views announced about the takeover,

It does seem that the Sun report of Monday was wrong on a few important points.

One of them seems to be that the signed contracts have not been sent to the Premier League although it seems the Premier League has been alerted to the situation.

Mark Douglas of the Chronicle confirmed that.

So it does seem we are some weeks away from the deal being done and of course, we have just over four weeks left of Rafa’s contract so that could become difficult – Ashley would have to extend his contract in some way.

The other positive news late yesterday was that the Financial Times said the Sheikh has given proof of funds to the PL.

Mike Ashley – current Newcastle owner

But here’s a positive way to start today off with.

Sky Sports reporter Peter Grave while cautious is optimistic a deal can be done.

The Sheikh must have the funds available after trying to buy Liverpool for a massive £2B last August so the only thing that could prevent the deal going through is if the PL find Sheik Khaled to be an unsuitable owner.

THere an article in the Star today that says that it would be a surprise if Abu Dhabi would sanction the deal and allow another member of the royal family to own a PL club.

But they found Mike Ashley suitable twelve years ago.

We’ll have to see what unfolds today, but Rafa needs to start bringing players in soon.

And that could be complicated since his contract runs out at the end of June and new players will want to have an assurance that Benitez is at Newcastle long term.

This takeover seems a lot different from the earlier attempted takeovers – we think it’s going to happen.

So there – I’ve said it!

Comments welcome.


28 comments so far

  • magscar

    May 29, 2019 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #1

    repost and sign to stop posting as early born my buses like it my up 🙂

    Have to say though more speculation in Eds post welcome though it is

    Problem seems to be that even journalists respected on here like Caulkin and Hardy don’t have easy access to useful sources in Middle East and Club is operating its own version of Omerta as expected. Even Rafa seems either not up to speed or can’t discuss with likes of Hardy

    Hoping Friday is significant as some are guessing but have feeling this could turn into a Blog nightmare until something definitive emerges one way or other
    ?

    Hoping for best but won’t be checking every few hours .Good news may break whilst I am ignoring Blog but happy to take one for team
    ?

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  • magscar

    May 29, 2019 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Wow how did my tablet get to that first line from “early morning buses lining up” my fingers no fatter than last night

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  • The Sheikh'sMate

    May 29, 2019 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #3

    Good morning bloggers, here’s wishing you all a positive news day.

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  • magscar

    May 29, 2019 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Tsunki

    Just let it lie man 🙂

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  • geordiemark

    May 29, 2019 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #5

    ill still stick to what i said yesturday over this takeover, to me it smells of ashley pr tactics first to run down rafas contract and sell off a few of our top players for massive profits dont forget people he lost 491 million bet that brought a lot of tears for him 🙂 thats where our moneys going to fill up the short fall

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  • geordiemark

    May 29, 2019 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #6

    what amazes me really is that we have been down this road with ashley a good few times with a takeover bullshit yet our fans fall for it every time with a few of exceptions, dont forget chaps theres still season tickets to sell and there is a small matter of rafas contract to sort out or are they making sure it all runs down and rafa leaves if this happens then get ready for ww3 ashley

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  • martoon

    May 29, 2019 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #7

    Ed – you should try looking at your own posters – I’ve learnt more from DubaiMicky than most of the so called reporters!

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  • Mag52

    May 29, 2019 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #8

    AO.

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  • geordiemark

    May 29, 2019 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #9

    martoon

    DubaiMicky has given us great info and it helps but as ive said before we have been down this road many times with ashley and fallen for it time and time again, there is still season tickets to sell and rafa hasnt signed an extention to his contract look at how long they have waited to sort this out months and months, what i see here is this sell the remaining season tickets string the fans along so theres no heat if rafa leaves the club with the sale pitch yet again sell off a couple of the players for massive profits sign under par replacements and in comes moyes, i just dont understand why the fans take in so much info about takeovers, when a takeover of a club happens really no one knows anything about it till its completed, remember stavley with the photo with ashley having dinner yeah the same paper with the latest takeover story

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  • magscar

    May 29, 2019 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #10

    geordiemark

    Having bought into the Staveley saga mainly due to a number of respected posters providing separate but believable pieces (which through no fault of theirs did not come to pass) I have become sceptical of all takeover talk.

    However as other posters have mentioned this does have a different feel to it so could be true or a clever change of tack – I don’t know.

    I don’t take transfer speculation seriously and am treating this story more or less the same – until something unequivocal emerges it is just noise.

    Mind more likely than Mbappe coming in this window 🙂

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  • magscar

    May 29, 2019 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #11

    Martoon

    Yep I sometimes wish Ed would take more notice of snippets on here than on say Twitter but it’s his Blog and his success means there’s a lot to wade through I suppose 🙂

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  • RobLeenio

    May 29, 2019 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #12

    This report in the star is nothing but hot air.

    Dubai Micky has said this guy is from a minor arm of the Abu Dhabi royal family and is based in Dubai so why would Abu Dhabi block it?

    It’s more likely that our very own illustrious owner will hash things up, a possibility which is far more real in the minds of most of our fans I think.

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  • Mag52

    May 29, 2019 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #13

    Geordiemark.

    I can completely understand your cynicism over this ‘takeover’, but if it isn’t genuine, wouldn’t that mean that Rafa is also having the wool pulled over his eyes ?
    The manager is no fool and would certainly not be willing to have anyone take him for a fool.
    He has been privy to much more information about the club in recent weeks during his contract discussions than any outsiders, and if the ‘takeover’ is one big con job, he would surely have sussed that.

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  • magscar

    May 29, 2019 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #14

    Rob

    As I posted earlier – sheer desperation for a take on a story no one has a handle on. Expect lot more from usual sources until facts emerge 🙁

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  • geordiemark

    May 29, 2019 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #15

    magscar

    yep i know what your saying the way i see things i will believe when all the shite direct crap signs are gone and ashley back in his sweatshop crap shop in london will i believe it until then

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  • geordiemark

    May 29, 2019 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #16

    Mag52

    you have a point there mag but unless rafa comes out with it then i see it as it is really, we have all been burned by ashley and his demons long enough we all know the score when it comes down to him and his tricks i just think if this is one of his tricks i reckon hes in for a hell of a shock the fans will go off it not only with the loss of rafa but players and the disapearance of more club money out the club, i think ashley thinks hes seen the fans vent there anger well he hasnt seen anything yet

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 29, 2019 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #17

    Surely if this was not all bollorx then the easiest thing to do would be signing Rafa up for three years with a clause in the contract saying it has to be renegotiated when new owners take over, if Ashley is so confident of selling he can surely give in to Rafas demands without bankrupting us if a sale doesn’t happen.

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  • martoon

    May 29, 2019 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #18

    geordiemark – I understand your skepticism but this feels a little different – I think it is a genuine bid but of course Ashley could still refuse to sell as he did with Amanda Stavely which we now know was also a genuine attempt to buy the club. However you get the feeling Ashley needs the money (for whatever reason) because of the sale of his Shirebrooke warehouse.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 29, 2019 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #19

    Munster, abused, are you taking the pi$$. You offer me a cyber pint whatever that is while at the same time calling me an ungracious so and so, a classic example of your backhanded compliments.
    “Rafa is great but Allardyce might have a point in saying his training methods are outdated”
    “”Schar was a great buy but Murphy’s shit, can you imagine where we’d be in the league if his dealings in the transfer market weren’t so poor”

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  • magscar

    May 29, 2019 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #20

    Jail

    But is Ashley confident of a sale? Even if he is does Rafa want to gamble on having his contract renegotiated with new owners?

    Not being argumentative but a renegotiation may not be in Rafa’s best interests.

    If this is real I hope Rafa has been in loop and has had time to figure out all the connotations for him

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  • geordiemark

    May 29, 2019 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #21

    Jail for Ashley

    if all this was true youd expect ashley would just say to rafa look the clubs being taken over will you sign a months expention to your contract so your here when its completed but ashley doesnt do that does he

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  • DubaiMicky

    May 29, 2019 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #22

    Dunno whether anyone has seen this? An interview with our potential new owner.

    What does the “bored” think? Very eloquent, obviously intelligent and fluent in English.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8Md7yffTIQ&t=28s

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  • geordiemark

    May 29, 2019 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #23

    we will all find out at the end of june

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  • geordiemark

    May 29, 2019 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #24

    DubaiMicky

    his english is better then mine 🙂 well considering i am a geordie like

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  • Munster Mag

    May 29, 2019 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #25

    Geordie Mark, with all respect to a fellow fan I think your comment at 5 is OTT. I still think we can bé confident.

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  • geordiemark

    May 29, 2019 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #26

    Munster Mag

    yes maybe so but ill stick to it until i hear it from a new owner

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  • Munster Mag

    May 29, 2019 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #27

    Jail, again you let your hysteria and vindictiveness get away from the facts. I’ve commented dozens of times on rafa’s successes in the transfer market. I’ve also highlighted errors. But these things happen. The chronicle did the same, and he wax in credit overall. Fair and balanced Jail, just try it sometime. You can’t tolerate if someone highlights something less than positive about rafa. I hope you’re as kind to any other managers in the future. Oh have you owned up to the blog that you lied that I wanted Nigel pearson ahead of rafa? There’s a good lad.

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  • Munster Mag

    May 29, 2019 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #28

    Mark, Ashley is a dick etc and whilst he rides us for free advertising and sponges off us in other ways, I don’t think he makes up for his business financial problems by emptying our coffers and ending up in profit as s result. I’d see him more as a leech than anything and if the leech gets his blood in full from Khaled he’ll take it I think and go away. Let’s hope so anyway. I appreciate the hatred of the leech, all together in that.

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