Justin Allen was the Sun reporter who broke the news of Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed al-Nahyan and his Bin Zayed Group having agreed terms of £350M to buy Newcastel from current owner Mike Ashley back on May 26th – 19 days ago.
Everything Allen reported in that piece has been backed up by the Bin Zayed Group by their two statements so in that sense, he has some credibility – at least in being able to talk to Sheikh Khaled and his people.
And in response to a query by a Newcastle fan asking for an update on the takeover, Allan has tweeted the following:
I’ve been told it’s progressing well. Still with the Premier League … It is a lengthy process so can understand the frustration. Even completing the purchase of a flat can take time but imagine a £350m+ deal. #NUFC
— Justin Allen (@justinallen1976) June 14, 2019
As we’ve said before at this point there are two parallel universes existing – one that denies the takeover will happen and that comes from some leaks from the Newcastle hierarchy reported by the Chronicle.
And on the Bin Zayed Group side of things they seem confident the takeover will happen with things waiting at the moment on the Premier league doing their work.
We hope the latter is the real news.
291 comments so far
Jun 14, 2019 at 1:59 PMComment #1
Rollercoaster life on the blog
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:03 PMComment #2
£350m seems to be number that provokes controversy and suggestions of lies.
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:04 PMComment #3
read that statement earlier on
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:05 PMComment #4
not news news clickbait by blog me thinks
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:06 PMComment #5
If it carries on like this I might hop on the Frog bandwagon. Hiya.
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:06 PMComment #6
Happy Friday Ohio – I will be in the Saints Bar by 1530hrs Zulu for Friday beers. Not quite the sports afternoon we used to enjoy in Germany but I’ll take it 🙂
You going to Applebees or some other quaint American place?
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:10 PMComment #7
oops RAF love in started again expect some weird English coming out
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:10 PMComment #8
Asi….LOL no Applebee’s for me can’t stand the place, its a working Friday for me unfortunately……….BUT I will be hitting the local hole in the wall later for $2 beers &.50c wings!!! …
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:12 PMComment #9
Fortunately my birthday is distracting me today, I’m 5 pints deep and have a devils lettuce surprise for later.
Good luck with the takeover chaos, I’m going on a journey through sight and sound, see you on the other side.
Enjoy your weekend peeps xx
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:14 PMComment #10
Tony…nooo….one frog’s enough ta.
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:15 PMComment #11
Ohio – never been to Applebees but may give it a whirl next time. $2 beers & cheap wings……….BOOM!!!
Your local rocks.
I might hit the Volcano Club (US Base) later then for cheap out of date beer and jello shots lol
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:15 PMComment #12
OO and devils lettuce is.
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:15 PMComment #13
More conflicting reports
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:15 PMComment #14
Optimistic…..keep on truckin’ !
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:17 PMComment #15
$2 beers! I was downtown yesterday and it was $8 each.
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:20 PMComment #16
hibbit: I am done speculating now. I was up for it for a couple of weeks after the Ashley/Rafa meeting but now I am done.
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:21 PMComment #17
Asi…Applebees is like a really bad version of a Wetherspoon. Aye my local is canny “River Rock”.
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:22 PMComment #18
Tony….thats Chi Town prices for ya! lol Columbus is the same way
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:24 PMComment #19
Ohio – a really bad american version of wetherspoons, how can it be wrong lol
I very rarely go to the NAAFI Bar – not enough Ron Hills on show ha ha
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:25 PMComment #20
Distinct lack of Silver Shadows too 🙁
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:31 PMComment #21
Massive apology to anyone I offended in a previous post. It was very insensitive of me to put it like that or use those words, and probably not the first time I’ve done it on here either. Didn’t mean to cause any hurt, it wont happen again!!
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:32 PMComment #22
weird names for boozers not like our quaint names 2 horseshoes or cock in the bottle.
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:33 PMComment #23
Claim followed by counter claim.Click bait of the highest order.
Bet you ain’t bought 1 round yet ya tight arse
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:34 PMComment #24
Optimistic Oryx, are you aware that you share your birthday with Donald Trump and Che Guevarra?
Also, yours truly!
Happy birthday matey!
Return of the Geordi
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:34 PMComment #25
Ah Applebees only in the “Land of the Free, and the Home of the Fat”
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:34 PMComment #26
Asi ….Lol Silver Shadows geeessshhh not seen a pair of those in decades! I might put my type 58 on and go for a nice little CFT.
droppy in Wallsend
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:37 PMComment #27
Happy birthday to all!
Let’s hope for a gift of the greatest order, albeit probably belated.
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:37 PMComment #28
Yes you F**ked the English language up well and truly
Lovem or Hatem
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:38 PMComment #29
It seems each journalist has a source which they trust and they don’t believe anything else that is being said. So in summary:
Caulkin has his source and was wrong about Staveley
Allen has his source at the FA/EPL and doesn’t know anymore than what he is told from that source.
Edwards has his source and seems to be negative about the whole takeover.
The mighty wyn
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:39 PMComment #30
Think somebody said the ones who walked away are the Mexican group. Not sure they are ever that serious at 350 mill. It’s beginning to drag on and causing grief. I’m hanging on to the thought that I think Rafa would have let the fans know if he wasn’t staying
droppy in Wallsend
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:39 PMComment #31
Don’t beat yourself up mate, easily done.
I haven’t been posting for long but I’m sure I will upset somebody at some point, it’s the curse of the times we live in.
Return of the Geordi
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:43 PMComment #32
The Chronicles of Narnia reports based on what? Unsubstantiated “sources” and “what we understand” comments LoL
BZG official statements from a recognized business entity.
I know which parallel universe I live in
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:43 PMComment #33
Ironically I saw recently they’ve started selling Silver Shadows again. Pinged some on ebay and possibly Amazon.
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:47 PMComment #34
I once upset someone by slagging off a few fans who had their photo taken with Kenedy when he arrived first time. Looked like they’d been rounded up from the club shop, they looked proper humourless and festooned with SD bags.
I was called out for being racist – I definitely wasn’t being, it was incidental to me that they were of an ethnicity other than caucasian. As far as I was concerned, they could have been blue with yellow polka dots, they still looked gormless.
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:50 PMComment #35
We’ve all done it. I’ve had to apologise to this blog on multiple occasions for my choice of words.
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:51 PMComment #36
I’m now upset Rob,
You gotta problem with polka dots now!!! ?
Return of the Geordi
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:52 PMComment #37
Lovem or Hatem #29
Allen’s source at the FA/EPL was at least spot on about the BZ Group. Non of the other journalists had an inclining of anything going on until the story broke, then they all went scurrying to their “sources” who also didn’t have a scooby doo. Allen’s latest tweet is presumably from the same source at the FA/EPL so I think has a little bit more credibility.
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:52 PMComment #38
That question mark ? Was meant to be a laughing emoji rob!
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:53 PMComment #39
Jun 14, 2019 at 2:53 PMComment #40
Just out of interest, what’s the general consensus on the blog, is the fakey-sheiky-takey thing on or off?