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BZG Sets Up New Holding Company – Looks Like The Takeover Will Happen

The Chronicle are reporting that a new company has been set up at Companies House with two registered directors:  Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed al-Nahyan who is likely to be the new Newcastle owner.

The other director is Mihat Kidwai, the Bin Zayed Group MD – who was the person who sent out the two statements last week.

The new company is called Monochrome Acquisitions Ltd – which seems to point to black and white – no real colors – so monochrome makes sense.

Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed al-Nahyan – new Newcastle owner

And the Chronicle reports that the registered address of the new company is Pinsent Masons, “the London law firm that has previously worked with Newcastle and have drawn up the documents on behalf of the Sheikh.”

It certainly looks like everything is being put in place for an announcement soon that the BZG group have acquired Newcastle United – whatever anybody else says.

This is precisely what happens in a bona fide takeover.

Comments welcome.

353 comments so far

  • Shoulders knees

    Jun 5, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Please just please?

  • Tinman

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Yesssss, here we go

  • geordie157

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #3

    It’s starting to get interesting, still won’t believe it until it’s all official.

    Diame and Roberts released, good luck to both. Wasn’t a big fan of diame but the proved to be a decent buy and had a great run in the side alongside Shelvey. Roberts never quite seemed to push on but should go on to have a good career.

    Yarney, Juanito, Bartlett and O’Connor are some of the youngsters released.

  • Tinman

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #4

    It’s happening!!

  • yogz69

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #5

    This is the biggest sign yet that something is happening, time to believe ladies and gents

  • yogz69

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Toon22? What is your take on this? I’m interested to know if even just a little bit your believing?

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Bit of proper journalism there, that’s more like it. When this happens what will the killjoy perma negatives say?

  • Darnik

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #8

    A return to opitims Valley surely on the cards after today’s events and Dubai’s tit bit from last night

  • Darnik

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Optimism even

  • jon

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m off to the pub for a pre sale celebration


  • Markaccus

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #11

    Seen this a while ago, before this post popped up, but since then I have had utter sh1te Internet and was unable to comment. Really REALLY hope this is happening. I still have that nagging doubt

  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #12

    How about this for a “conspiracy” (or not) theory:-

    BZG did everything by the book, but then mash seemed to be slowing things down (as he wanted more cash/better terms off another suitor) so BZG leaked the news to The Sun, that then started a chain of events, mash couldn’t deny it, BZG confirmed it twice (thus forcing mash’s hand), then, again things seem to go quiet so, BZG instruct their lawyers to set up Monochrome knowing it would be picked up pretty much immediately, thus pushing mash even further. Mash is backed into a corner, BZG come out with the sale based on the heads of terms between Project Monochrome and mash and the deal is formalised, transfer takes place and is announced on June 10th.

    What do you think?

  • dig-n-dig22

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #13


    I bet you now know how ALEXA feels after having questions fired at you 24/7 for the last week. You have done a great job continuously calming down the mass’es when they were baying for blood. Yourself,Doubi,Jib and NY Mag have provided a great Q&A service keeping everyone informed and reassured when the sh1t was flying ,you all deserve a big thank you.

  • Toon_Army

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #14

    Anyone that wants to see the incorporation documents of the company can find them here:


  • Wayayman

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Mickey I hope you’re wrong there. I’m away from 11th. 😉

  • yogz69

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Micky you could be right the BZG group are clearly smarter than the fat market trader

  • Darnik

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #17

    @dubai I thought that the deal had already been signed by both parties, or was the end price not a part of the agreement?

  • beermonkey

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #18



  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #19

    Would BZG set up a company if they hadn’t received FA clearance, or at least word that the takeover will be approved?

    I doubt it.

    Happy days :}

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #20

    Wait for the numpties at chronicle to play this down and spurt their garbage such as money needs to be inside Ashley’s bank account and that is not done yet.

    Closest to the club yet they know absolutely nothing.
    Total fools and they paid for it.

  • RobLeenio

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #21

    Dig I’ve really done nowt apart from collate and repeat what others have said. No credit due here, it’s Micky, bambams, NY Mag and a couple of others who’ve provided the original content.

    But thanks mate 😉

  • ToonRich

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #22

    Slightly off topic…I’d assume that some of you have seen the All or nothing: Man City series?!

    I might be getting ahead of myself here, but thinking back to watching how the Man City guys go about deciding their transfer targets…this may be how ours will be decided in the future!! #excitingtimes

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #24

    .com reporting it so it must be almost true, I hope it’s not a fake Sheikh 🙁

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #25

    Tick tock tick tock tick tock….

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #26

    Just got sent a screenshot of Some Cnut on Twitter saying someone from BZG has released a statement saying they’ve failed the fit and proper test because Ashley wouldn’t agree to staggered payments hahahahahaha.

    But can’t find the tweet anywhere and the guy that posted it (supposedly) is none other than a mackem.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #27

    Btw, Amanda Staveley also incooperared a new company during that saga, cantervale Ltd or smth, and we know how that turned out.

  • Optimistic Oryx

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Right on time

  • mac the jaffrey

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #29

    https://twitter.com/skysports_keith/status/1136298799054360577?s=21 Sky trying to pour cold water on an imminent announcement, could be a a little bit longer yet before it’s all official………or maybe not!

  • RobLeenio

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #30

    Snippit from the Mag, obviously under different circumstances etc, but Mike Ashley bought Newcastle United within 48 hours of setting up his own holding company


  • IrishRob

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #31

    Mickey I too had thoughts they leaked it themselves to force Ashes hand, but in reality it has probably all been done and dusted for over a month.

    Either way I will cry tears of joy when hes gone.

  • Swlabr

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #32

    Amazed MA hasn’t put a bid in for Greggs.

  • Optimistic Oryx

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #33

    Floods of tears for North East football fans over the last couple of weeks.

    Tears of pain tears of joy.

    How shit must it be to be one of them down the road at the minute.


  • Optimistic Oryx

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #34


    Would the Sheik want to be there for the unveiling or will he leave that to his 2ic Midhat?

    Just asking as I doubt his 2ic is going to the royal wedding so Friday is still a possibility even if sense says next week.

  • Optimistic Oryx

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #35

    If the Sheikh is at the wedding good time to announce to his family and friends whilst his minions announce here?

  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #36

    OO, well Mansour didn’t turn up did he, in fact it was over a year before he even went to Manchester.

    No idea what he’ll do.

  • Optimistic Oryx

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #37


    Cheers, well I’m going to hope for Friday plan for Monday

  • RobLeenio

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #38

    Mac the jaffery there is an interesting but in that link.

    Someone mentioned the company may not be genuine as they were using Pinsent masons and there would be a conflict of interest if that was Ashley’s lawyers.

    Turns out Ashley is using Denton’s so no conflict at all.

  • Optimistic Oryx

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Has Alan Shearer had much to say about the sale on Twatter? I dont use it.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 5, 2019 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #40

    They don’t make money from it, don’t go to games, what does Mansour actually get from it, do all the other rich Arabs tell him how great Man City are and what a great job he’s doing?

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