John Anderson was a defender for Newcastle and the Republic of Ireland from 1982 for 10 years.
John is the commentator for the Newcastle matches on BBC Radio Newcastle.
John believes the latest potential acquisition of Newcastle coming from Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed al-Nahyan should be viewed on with some skepticism.
Newcastle fans have been burned at least twice before over the last 21 months with potential bids from Amanda Staveley and Peter Kenyon going down in flames.
In both cases it was because they couldn’t;t raise the funds of at 300M to buy the club from Mike Ashley.
Fans are hoping this bid will be different, and it certainly seems different.
But we suppose you never know what’s going to happen at Newcastle.
John Anderson commentating on Bournemouth game last season
This is what John Anderson has said about the potential deal in the Shields Gazette today:
“It always seems to happen at the same time of the year.”
“These stories come about, people get really excited, but all of a sudden it goes quiet.”
“I would always remain skeptical until the deal is actually done.”
“We will wait and see, but if it is going to happen, it’s not a deal that will happen overnight.”
“It’s going to take time and that means having to stay patient.”
“We had Amanda Staveley, then Peter Kenyon, and there have been others, we always get let down.”
“So, when this news broke, I didn’t get carried away, I didn’t get excited, and I understand why people get excited.”
“The supporters want change; they want to see ambition and they want to see their club taken forward.”
“Hopefully, this time it happens, but there are no guarantees, so it’s a case of remaining cautious.”
As John says – hopefully, it will happen, but we don’t want this thing to go on for weeks and weeks.
After all, Mike Ashley is involved.