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One More Shoe To Fall – Let’s Hope It’s Positive For The Club

Neil reported earlier today that Peter Redding, the Geordie journalist in the UAE for Capital Radio, said the statement soon to be released by the Sheikh led BZG would be the last word on their takeover attempt.

Peter said it would finalize the takeover one way or the other.

Here’s the tweet from James (@ToonCaboom) about three hours ago.

Chronicle reporter Lee Ryder is still sticking by the club’s whispers that the owner has still not received a bid yet – but not sure why they would believe Ashley given his long history of lies at Newcastle.

This man simply cannot be trusted – we all know that.

Mike Ashley – Newcastle owner – but not for long?

Peter Redding said that it’s simply not true and a bid has been made to Ashley and they say it’s £350M.

If Sheikh Khaled reports he tried but couldn’t buy Newcastle, then it’s becasue Mike Ashley doesn’t want to sell and he should come out and tell the truth for a change.

If that happens then our fans will do av everything they can to force out the owner – to save the club from any further damage – but any demonstrations and the like will need to be peaceful.

We should remember that potential new owners will be watching and could potentially come in and buy the club.

But that’s only if the Sheikh comes out and says he was unable to buy the club.

The excellent news would be that they have bought the club and then we’ll ask the Chronicle why they kept reporting, since May 26th, that Ashley had not received a bid for the club.

Maybe becasue that’s what Ashley told them.

But there have been two sets of facts – one from the club and one from Newcastle – both cannot be true.

But if BZ do manage to buy the club, they will presumably name their manager and if it’s Jose Mourinho then – wait for it – Ashley may even have told the truth about not wanting to give Rafa a new deal because it would cost the new owners a £6M buyout clause.

But the Sun reporter Justin Allen, who broke the takeover news, has already said that Rafa was the manager BZG wanted.

So there’s one more shoe to fall – and we hope it’s positive for Newcastle fans and the club.

Losing Rafa was a severe and unnecessary blow the club will find difficult to overcome.

And like yesterday – pretending nothing was wrong – is like putting your head in the sand – but come to think of it that’s the way Ashley has run the club since May, 007.

It’s like having an elephant in the room and nobody comments on it.

But if Ashley leaves and Sheikh Khaled comes in – there could still be dancing in the streets in Newcastle very soon.


We have to hope and pray some good news is on the way.

We need it.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

239 comments so far

  • G

    Jul 5, 2019 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #1

    Shoe to fall? That’s a new expression on me.

  • Genjikai

    Jul 5, 2019 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #2

    ‘The Magpie Group would like to invite all fellow Newcastle United fans to boycott all of Mike Ashley’s enterprises, including his retail outlets online and on the high street as well as online.
    Basically shun anything this greedy man is associated with!
    In Monday’s meeting, we decided that we must call on all fans to unite and #boycott the Arsenal game.
    This is a plea particularly to those that feel they are not yet at the stage of renouncing their season ticket.
    We openly admit that we have made mistakes in the past by not fulfilling plans to boycott but we will not be fooled again!
    For whatever reason, Ashley does not want success on the pitch. He never bought Newcastle United to see the team thrive, only his bank balance.
    Every time we move in the right direction, he sabotages our progression through his lies and deceit.
    He knew full well as he sat at Fulham that he had no interest in securing Rafa’s future because Rafa wanted to invest into the club in order to be successful.
    But one thing Ashley doesn’t like is being embarrassed.
    Many of us have already paid for our tickets, but let’s shock and humiliate him by presenting an empty stadium to the nation and reminding everyone that we have pride in our beloved team.
    So instead of filling his pockets further, get yourself to a pub and support our local businesses whilst watching the lads play.
    This is only the start of many actions that will commence in the coming weeks, months and years, if necessary.
    We welcome all other fan groups who we know share the same desire to eradicate this poison from our club to join us in this war.
    It is a war and we are only stronger together.’

    The Magpie Group

  • twotonearmy

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #3

    That tweet doesn’t sound very encouraging

  • firebug666

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Missed the bus there:

    So where are we at with all this and who is lying?

    BZG says they have signed a Head of Terms with AshLIE.

    AshLie claims they have not received an offer.

    BZG says they are waiting for a Premier league fit and proper test.

    AshLie claims they have not received an offer.

    BZG says an offer has been made contrary to what is reported in the press.

    AshLie claims they have not received an offer.

    AshLIE then claims that Rafa has left because BZG didn’t want him.

    AshLie claims they have not received an offer.

    Seem the Liar knows no bounds.

  • Mindshaft

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Basically this means no sale, BZG either haven’t met Ashleys price or more likely they refused the strings attached such as continued free advertising etc. The announcement (if it ever comes) will be to say they tried , Ashley will then put out his usual ‘they didn’t have the funds to take club to next level etc)

  • toon22

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #6

    We won’t ever sells when we don’t have a seller

  • Bobbybee

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed’s on full turbo power today. On previous, the birthday wish came from NUFC, not Ashley. There’s still a difference!!!

    Ashley’s never changed. I don’t understand how Rafa thought he would. They gave him the final offer and really, he should’ve known that was it. It doesn’t make it right, but when Ashley says that’s your final offer, it is. Maybe leaving the club with no time to get a new manager in was Rafa’s parting shot – who knows? But I don’t think he was genuinely waiting for Ashley to change his mind because moving to China and sorting his contract out was done before Sunday IMHO.
    What’s done is done now though. He may have helped push Ashley out the door.

  • toon22

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #8

    It’s never MAs fault

  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #9

    That doesnt sound good atall, but then i gave up on the takeover weeks ago, anyone who goes to the Arsenal game loses any right to moan about Ashley in the future.

  • lochinvar

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #10


  • lochinvar

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #11
  • Markaccus

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Personally, I’m waiting for the 3rd sock to elevate.

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #13

    We gonna wait all this time for them to say we’re not buying.

    This has been a summer of pure disappointment. We’ve had lots of bad summers with Ashley, but has there been any worse than this??

  • c-dog

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #14

    BZG & Ashley combined have hung us out to dry

  • G

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #15

    I googled it earlier. Makes sense now, I just never heard the expression till now.

  • lesh

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #16


    Being an IT dullard, I haven’t a clue how to drive Twitter so how about you IT wizzkids hitting Ryder with the question why he’s not reporting BZG’s reported assertion that Ashlie’s no bid story is ‘simply not true’

    Imagine the headline – ‘Sources at the club accused of lying – BZG claim a bid has been tabled’

    That should test Ryder and his slack-arsed colleagues.

  • outside the box

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #17

    genjikai…i think most of posters on here agree with post….what i would suggest if you could…. keep putting on blog when you can as ed has several posts daily ….communication is the key ….nust should also post statement on here daily …

  • kev1664

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #18


    People have asked, he just keeps trotting out the same line. Also says stuff about they wouldn’t be just making this stuff up. Yet, doesn’t seem willing to push from another angle.

    Douglas at one point seemed to have a BZG angle, but he’s completely quiet, maybe hes on his jollies.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #19

    Hail Wor Ashley

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #103
    Gerrard in as manager by this time next week.

    Harry Wilson in to replace Perez for £15-20m.

    Carroll/Welbeck/Sturridge brought in on a free to replace Rondon.

    Deploys his 4-3-3 attacking style he’s used at Rangers


    Think he’d prefer Welbeck out of the 3 mentioned. Cited in his book how if you play with a lone ST you need them to work hard and press, which is one of Welbeck’s main assets.

    I would actually be looking forward to the season if that happened and I’m sure there’d be some rueful season ticket binners too. A Gerrard team with that trio in midfield would be very interesting and cause for excitement, in my opinion.

    Especially if we still had £40m to spend before selling the deadwood and not good enough:


    Should be another £10m there.

    A new first choice RB, another CM and a young ST needed.

    Make the right moves and most will be back on board sharpish.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Lochinvar from a few threads back- take your political claptrap elsewhere.

  • magpie6699

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #21

    I still don’t get what BZG, assuming they are real and respected, would have to gain by putting out false claims which are then refuted. I DO get why they might be thwarted by Ashley’s bad behaviour though.

  • magicmac54

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #22

    Its well past time to stop this silly talk about a takeover its simply not going to happen even if BZG were serious about buying our club as Ashley is simply not interested in selling Newcastle as the fat prick is making millions out of our club to fund his other business ventures, wake up and smell the coffee my fellow toon fans, my God you should know by now Ashlie is a con man and a compulsive liar.HWTL

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #23

    Someone is lying.

    Couldn’t be the man proven in court to have lied could it?

  • toon22

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Or have lied the other 7 times

  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #25

    Kevin Nolan – for SHAME!

  • Mund

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Maybe the report a couple of weeks ago or maybe more that it would take 6 weeks to complete can’t remember who put it out there

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #27

    I seem to have upset some people by saying that Dubai Micky never backed up a word he said and was wrong on eveything.

    And that Toon22 insulted everybody on here.

  • posada

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #28

    Boycott the Arsenal game.
    Right first, who is going to organise it.
    Can’t be the NUST. They have to stay fairly neutral and maintain an ongoing relationship with the club/owner.
    Outwardly anyway.

    The Magpie Group – Yeah. Think so.

  • Stardust

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #29

    Daily uplifting update.

    BZG have made claims confirming agreement.
    BZG have made claims they are assisting premier league.
    Midhat has given snippets of positive info.
    Toon confirmed initially the statement was true.

    Contrary to popular belief Ashley and Toon have made no statement about BZG nor having funds or not submitting bid etc etc.

    Then the other circumstancial stuff.
    Transfer embargo unless but it clause hit.
    Absolute silence.
    Club in bad state with no manager and nothing appearing to be done about it.
    Monochrome acquisitions.
    Private flights into Newcastle and onto Luton.

    The list goes on.
    I’m not seeing anything negative surrounding the takeover except length of time it’s taking but as we know the league can take a long as they need. They have to reply in 15 working days but can continue their investigation as long as they feel the need.

    I’m staying upbeat. Won’t be long until we’re all happy and drinking heavily.


    Get stocked up amerimag

  • jimiley

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #30

    We have had our differences but respect for the stance you are taking.
    Even if you boycott only televised games it would be a big help.
    Blue Star have published figures for transfer dealing and in the last 3 years alone Mr Ashley has made a PROFIT of 60 million. Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Merino Thauvin are being replaced with 2 million players or free transfers.
    Take into consideration the 120 million SKY money each year, the gate receipts of 25 million, the sponsorship deals, live game monies and SD free advertising (or dirt cheap costs) the guy must be pulling in 200 million. Take 70 million away for wages and Ashley is making 130 million in a good year and between 50 and 100 million in a bad year (when he might have to buy somebody). Forgotto include the 60 million in profits which equates to 20 million a year over the last 3 years.
    And you think he is going to give up 100 million a year to sell the golden goose for 350??
    The current “sale” is doomed. Bot sides are now bickering about whether an offer has been made. O f course an offer has been made but the goal posts are being moved to prevaricate. There is no seller.
    He will not go voluntarily. He needs to be forced out. Let him find 100 million elsewhere. The golden goose has is fighting back.

  • Bobbybee

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #31

    Tbh I think Longstaff is leaving. Not many people turn Manure down and you can see why. From what I can gather they’re offering him a 70k a week contract and we won’t compete with that. But it’s not even about money is it? They are one of the biggest clubs in the world.
    If I was him I would stay. He guaranteed a place here, whereas he’ll have to up his game to start there. What is it? Nine games in? He’s taking a big gamble but I honestly think his, head has been turned already. They seem too sure of themselves which makes you think he’s been tapped up. What’s he on here? £20-25k a week? That’s a huge hike in wages. Plus whatever sweetener they chuck in. I think we should prepare ourselves for the worst.

  • Stardust

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #32

    Imagine if Ashley pissed about and wrecked the sale? He would have wasted another year of hard graft and chucked loads of money down the drain and have to start all over again. Pointless.
    He will be a willing seller and no doubt assisting.
    Just give it time.

  • Tsunki

    Jul 5, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #33

    Bobbybee – just caught up with your earlier post and I have to say I am humbled by your decision, and doff my cap duly.

    I had resolved to say no more about it because I realise (as Betty illustrated) I have been mercilessly beating that donkey way past the point it died.

    I really mean this, I hope our fellow Mags show the solidarity that those, like you, who have most to lose deserve, and thousands don’t disappointingly stream in and make that fat man’s face crack into a wide smug grin.

    And I will not say a word -A WORD mind you – if they let you down and you go back. Hopefully he will go sooner rather than later, and the matches you will be watching will have purpose again. Bravo Sir.

  • Markaccus

    Jul 5, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #34

    This time next year, I think we’ll be going through the same sh1te. It’s gone on too long. Even if there was a genuine buyer.ash won’t sell

  • Bobbybee

    Jul 5, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #35

    Jim, I apologised earlier, I meant it, but I was baited tbf. Let’s put it behind us now. I’ve never bore a grudge anyway as people will confirm. What’s said in the heat of the moment is said. Just words anyway mate. I gave it a lot of soul-searching and we need to be united. I’m still not convinced it will work, but I’m now prepared to give it a go. ( virtual handshake) 🙂

  • Stardust

    Jul 5, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #36

    I’ve got my season ticket already paid in March. If takeover doesn’t happen the seat will be empty the whole season.

  • posada

    Jul 5, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #37

    Do folks now even know what it means to ask fellow workers/supporters for their backing. To go with the consensus and not just me me me, this is what I think and it’s all about me.
    The trade union movement, when folks supported each other as no bugger else would.

    Getting the consensus for it will be hard. The last time they staged protests, the walk in etc, no one asked me to support it or tried to convince me. It was just we are having one end of.

    The last 30-40% of supporters you would really have to pull out all the stops.

    As with Bobby. Even if you don’t think it will work, even if you don’t believe in them, will you do it to stand with your fellow supporters. United.

    As a last resort picket lines. Supporters asking supporters to back them.

    It won’t happen just by putting out tweets and other bollocks on line. It will take face to face and person to person conversation.

    If you can’t persuade them embarrass them into joining. Anything, but has to fall short of any form of intimidation.

  • Bobbybee

    Jul 5, 2019 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #38

    Virtually handshake to you too Tsunki. 🙂 Let’s hope it works mate.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 5, 2019 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #39

    So Bobbybee has gone against every single word he said on here and is now the blog hero!

    Nothing Dubai Micky said was even close to the truth.

    THe Frog said you were all a bunch of shills and now you love him.

    Give me a break.

  • oldarse

    Jul 5, 2019 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #40

    Tony listen some of your posts on here have been excellent but as soon as you hit the drink your off on a tangent Reilley has stated that you on co.uk whatever that is under the name Eric you where exactly the same.
    if you want people to take notice of your info then you need to stay off the drink, and when you pick up a bottle stay off the blog mate or leave the blog, your rubbing people up the wrong way and they don’t like it.

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