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Report – Players Are Not In A Panic And Ashley Waits For Funds On Agreed Price

There is a report in the Chronicle that the mood of the returning NUFC players is actually quite good comparatively speaking. However, at the tail end of the article by Lee Ryder are two very contradicting statements.

The report primarily details how the returning players are in shall we say buoyant spirits and it contrasts the mood of the players from the first relegation season under Mike Ashley in 2009.

This is what Lee writes:

But despite the uncertainty surrounding the club the mood is very different to the summer of 2009 when the squad also returned to Tyneside after the summer break without knowing who would be taking charge.

This time the indications from within are that there is no sense of crisis or panic.

This is some good news as the Chronicle will have some sources at the club though we can not be certain if this is just some propaganda to settle the stirred masses on Tyneside.

Lee continues and gives a bit more information on how the first two days went with the returning players at the club:

But the players have decided collectively to focus on the new season.

United’s squad were back on the training field for the first time on Friday and it is believed they enjoyed the session under Dawson and Redfearn.

This is some more good news we suppose. It was a primary concern of ours that the players would still be a bit upset with they way Rafa left the club. They still very well may be.

We are happy though that Ben Dawson is involved with the first as he is a familiar face and many of the younger players will know first hand of what type of a coach he is.

Lee Ryder then delves again into the sale of the club to close this article. However it just does not make any sense.

Lee writes:

Ashley still has the ‘For Sale’ signs up at St James’ Park and is willing to sell for £350m, but he is yet to see a bid of that size tabled by any of the interested parties.

While the Bin Zayed Group agreed a price, Ashley has not been notified by his solicitors that the money has shown up at this stage.

These statements seem to be at complete and total odds with each other. Why would Mike Ashley be waiting for money to show up, if he is yet to see a bid? Is there even a necessity for a bid in the first place if a price has been agreed? This is not like a transfer where you are bidding for a player.

If “the Bin Zayed Group agreed a price”, then why does Lee Ryder mention anything of a bid in the preceding sentence with the plural “parties”. If a price has been agreed but no money has shown up, then we are at a different stage than this “he is yet to see a bid of that size table by any of the interested parties”.

What Lee Ryder may be referencing is proof of funds when he speaks of “money showing up”. Which would not be the actual money showing up and thus nearing completion of a deal.

It is all very confusing at this point but I suppose we are happy that the players are not in a panic.

15 comments so far

  • Swlabr

    Jul 6, 2019 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #1

    Holy moly! There’s a ‘Next Post’ already.

  • fairscup

    Jul 6, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Idiot Ryder does not even know what a “BID” is, are we really expected to believe what he writes?

  • giimps

    Jul 6, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #3

    You snooze you lose, or in the slugs case, you snooze and everyone buys the expensive players and all that’s left available is cheap dross……ahem….Joselu…..ahem

  • giimps

    Jul 6, 2019 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Why tf would the Sheikh give the slug a bean before the relevant documents are signed and ratified by the football governing bodies, Ryder surely is a moron, spouting this crap every day , just because nobody is talking does not mean nothing is happening…..fool

  • Toon Cat

    Jul 6, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Ryder has spent the whole summer confusing newcastle fans, either to hide the fact he knows nothing or because he is such a bad writer he cannot express clearly and unambiguously what he’s trying to say. He’s actually worse than useless because he only muddies the already murky waters even more.

  • jimiley

    Jul 6, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #6

    There is no takeover.
    But lets assume that Ashley is waiting to see the cash.
    It takes weeks after that for the fit and proper person test with the FA.
    The fakeover will be happening after the start of the season. Loads of sales no purchases.
    How do they cost 30 million for Perez and the 25 million for Longstaff? Surely the Arabs are not paying 350 when Ashley has just pocketed 55 million? Diame as well. Its all bollix. No real buyer is going to approve this nonsense.

  • jimiley

    Jul 6, 2019 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #7

    If you believe the Sheikh is approving these sales he should instruct Ashley to sell everybody and then pull out. That would be one hell of a wheeze.

  • Penders75

    Jul 6, 2019 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Why would anyone buy the club for the same price now we have no manager and sold a player for 30 million?

  • widowmagandapoke

    Jul 6, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #9

    It is as plain as the nose on your face. The cub is worth less and less every day with Ashley’s asset stripping.
    Time to boycott. The club is going nowhere while Ashley steers towards the cliff edge.
    Who would pay 200m never mind 350. Forget takeover. Boycott.

  • dekka

    Jul 6, 2019 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #10

    Who cares?

  • smick601@hotmail.com

    Jul 6, 2019 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Anyone renewing their season tickets YOU DICKHEADS

  • onmeedsun

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #12

    Players can still be sold if deal going on. As long as the funds stay in the club they are just turning a player asset into a liquid cash asset. New owners would be acquiring NUFC with all of its ‘cough’ assets. The valuation agreed at a point in time after which no cash can find its way into FCBs pocket. Will leave a lot of players to be bought in short time. That’s the risk. Assuming a manager is lined up of course!

  • widowmagandapoke

    Jul 7, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Who would buy a business that is being asset stripped? Unless of course the price is rock bottom. He he.

  • widowmagandapoke

    Jul 7, 2019 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #14

    Also please boycott. I have, the sooner w get him out the sooner we can return to normal.

  • brendave

    Jul 7, 2019 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #15

    The only way is to BOYCOTT games nevermind all this crap of walking in on 11 minutes or walking out,
    Just stop buying anything that Ashley has his dirty fingers involved in.


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