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Sky Sports Reporter Gives Newcastle Fans Some Rare Positive News

Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol has tweeted out the following information which if true is excellent news for Newcastle fans.

This is very positive though Kaveh does state that Newcastle won’t confirm that talks took place. But we like the sound of “Newcastle categorically not interested in selling Longstaff”.

This is the exact stance that Newcastle should be taking on the young Geordie. Newcastle do not need to be a selling club anymore. The television revenue is more than enough to keep this club going while providing a healthy transfer budget year in and year out.

The problem is that Mike Ashley does not invest this money in the squad or facilities. This is why we are about to go from Rafa Benitez to Steve Bruce.

Sean Longstaff– needs to remain at the club

With Isaac Hayden likely to leave, allowing Longstaff to leave would further put the squad in peril. That is without even considering the emotional impact of allowing such a promising local lad to leave after only a stretch of games in a Newcastle shirt.

With the squad so drastically short in attacking areas as well as lacking quality at full-back, those will be the areas Newcastle will have to concentrate on this transfer window.

Depleting the midfield as well this close to the start of the season would be suicidal. Mike Ashley may not even be that reckless. Though we never thought he would let Rafa walk away either.

199 comments so far

  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #1

    1st..last effin sick x

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #2

    If Steve Bruce gets the job it means the takeover is dead , no manger would take a job if the take over was (let’s say 5 days away) or even 3 weeks away

    You don’t take a job if you know you will be replaced in a month or so

    This indicates to me , we are nowhere near close

    BZG , think they had it over the line

    Ashley has played a blinder

    I believe he has never officially set a price as he can never be called out !!

    The price will always be 5 / 10 million more than the offer price , and will get added to the more people offer

    This is why the club has never been sold

    Stories of bidders not having the funds is simply wrong (the proof of funds will be asked of) before they enter negotiations

    He then spreads the lies around so enough people believe them , it’s happened in numerous occasions

    BZG. , have the money

    Ashley not selling

    If Bruce doesn’t get the job , it will be someone equally as bad

    We will be in the bottom 3 or bottom 5 all season

    He’s not bothered one bit , he has enough stashed away to get us back up

    Rinse and repeat

    It makes me laugh when people say Ashley is involved in making any decision in regards to the footballing side of things

    He probably has no interest , let’s chumpley deal with it all

    The only aim is to advertise his business and make 16th place

    It’s not s football club anymore

  • Dubs Left Glove

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #3

    If it is Bruce then he deserves all the stick he’s going to get. He knows when signing on the dotted line what he is signing up, to be a yes man with no input to anything that happens at the club. Forget his history, the man is simply a bad manager.

    How on earth have we gone from a champions league winning manager to Bruce in the space of 10 days??

  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #4

    How does he know if Newcastle won’t confirm talks. I am sure ManU wouldn’t want it to be known that they have been turned down

  • one fine day

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #5


    More likely Longstaff will be told he can move but has to submit a transfer request
    ” there was nothing we could do to keep him ..we wish Sean well and thank him for his efforts with us ”
    Bet this not far from the truth

  • one fine day

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Oh and Paul ….are you from the valleys by any chance ?

  • Dubs Left Glove

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #7

    55m55 minutes ago

    Understand the compensation fee couldn’t be agreed but now hearing that there will be further negotiations between Mike Ashley and Dejphon Chansiri about the future of Steve Bruce. Something has changed quick. Gut feeling is that he will stay but see what comes of this. #swfc

  • welshy14

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #8

    alex Bruce stick a grand on his dad at 33/1 follows nufc on twitter. newcastle fans go into melt down bruce goes to odds on.canny cash out easy money

  • toon22

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #9

    In the last 12 years there hasnt been any one or anything that hasnt been for sale

    Jabba has no other interest than whats for sale

  • HarryConkers

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #10

    Don’t get me wrong chaps, yes I believe the takeover is going ahead (and I don’t add any weight to chopper watch).

    But, if it does fall through- there is one man to blame……and he would have tripped himself up on his own lies. Remember he let RAF go because BZG didnt want him (nothing to do with Ashley)……would he have done that if he hadn’t seen proof of funds?

    To me, this is a takeover; or an all out boycott!

    At that point I would think there’d be reasonable ground for the FA to investigate these buyers with no funds.

    Keeping faith doesn’t mean accept being mugged off. On the contrary, my hope would’ve been crushed more than a few others….and the consequences would follow suit.

    #AshleyOut AND #CansForFans

  • HarryConkers

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #11

    P.s. in the meantime, don’t get caught up in the multitude of stories spun from non stories.

  • 4evatoon

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #12

    man utd know all they have to do is grease the oily palm of the fcb and longstaff is a man utd player. he is building nothing for the future but his own bank account. cant even mention the fcb’s name without having to spit the bile out

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #13

    could there ever be a more underwhelming and undeserving appointment than 9 club journeyman agent bruce. he will probably be the first manager to relegate us and the mackems.

  • one fine day

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Surely if nufc try to start rubbish int BZG they will come out with something official and show actual prof of what they offered otherwise their reputation will be shot to shit in business .
    #Empty ground for arsenal

  • thereallowickmag

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Where is Joselu?

  • Paul

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #16

    one fine day

    No I’m not from the valleys

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #17

    Did someone really call lesh a shill? That’s hilarious. He’s been campaigning to get Ashley out for over a decade. I’ve seen proof.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #18

    Well it’s quite clear you ain’t a Nufc sunshine from the crap what comes out ya mouth

  • jazzyp

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #19


  • DAVE..TOON..9

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #20

    iv followed this since late 60s home and away in 70s and 80s armchair fan now i cant afford to go to matches …this as low as i have ever been you fans that go now have to act boycott or by any means you can get this fat cockney bastad out of our club ASHLEY OOT

  • one fine day

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #21

    So you have just recently joined here no avatar
    For not her reason than to make hugely inaccurate statements and inflammatory comments then ?

  • AncientC

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #22

    I remember this being in the news.

    “I cannot wait for the final whistle in tomorrow’s Premier League clash between Sunderland and Newcastle United.

    Normally, one longs for the end of such encounters because the reality of local derbies rarely lives up to the overcooked hype, particularly when an atmosphere-sapping midday kick-off is involved.

    In this case, however, I am keen to discover what treasures Steve Bruce, the Sunderland manager, has unearthed from his record collection.

    Bruce is allegedly plotting musical revenge on Newcastle for a song played over the St James’ Park speakers following the reverse fixture earlier this season, which ended 5-1.

    As the home support celebrated the humiliation, they sang along to Daydream Believer, by The Monkees. The 1967 single is traditionally used by Newcastle fans to taunt Sunderland, with adapted lyrics not fit for repetition in a family newspaper.

    Bruce was reportedly upset by the incident because Newcastle appeared to deliberately orchestrate abuse of the away team, rather than doing what every other club does: pretending to disapprove while privately smirking.”

    It is for the best that Bruce never got to play his song choice if these current rumours are to be believed. The above game ended 1-1 for reference.

  • lesh

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #23

    The fact that ‘high level talks’ took place at all sends a message to Man U.

    And if there’s a compensation payment due for Bruce, it would’ve been cheaper to give Rafa the assurances he wanted and the club wouldn’t be in the mess it is now.

    The club were supposedly confident Rafa would sign up and my guess is that would’ve been Charnley who might’ve been.prepared to give some ground to Rafa. If, if that was the case, somebody above him’s overruled him – Barnes but probably Ashley otherwise Charnley would’ve or should’ve been sacked.

    As is, we’ve no manager along with his contacts, no coaching staff, short of quality players and looking for a manager, any manager who’s prepared to work under Ashley’s failed model. Oh and off to China to promote the club.

    Ashley’s greed, arrogance and ignorance continues to be the order of the day.

  • Toon222

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #24

    Obviously all PR bullshit, its all to appease the fans and quell their anger towards the fat man

    Same shit with the story about Bruce, he couldnt take the stick at sjp when he was manager at scumberland so i doubt hes gonna come here to manage when he got so much stick from the fans b4, i could b wrong but i cant c him coming, maybe not the best manager but i like his personality, he isnt an arrogant prick like pardew was

    Keith bishop is at his work again, all smoke screens and mirrors and we’re falling for it all

    We need to unite and protest as 1


  • Zele

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #25

    Frank pingles come sock,

    ‘…..no manger would take a job if the take over was (let’s say 5 days away) or even 3 weeks away…You don’t take a job if you know you will be replaced in a month or so..’

    If you are smart, you do. You sign a long term contract which the new owners have to honour even if they sack you.

  • Stesteva

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #26

    Joselu…last seen at Newcastle Airport, outside Greggs with some Korean dude….

  • lesh

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #27


    Thanks Rob, you’re a gent. Sadly there are some among us who’s wisdom leaves a lot to be desired.

  • lesh

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #28


    The old thread you saw wasn’t the earliest by any means in fact I remember challenging Stardust who was then signing the praises of Ashley, his so called model and deceit not long after he’d pushed Keegan.

  • lesh

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #29


    singing the praises even

  • MarkBro

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #30

    Hi level??? Is this the toon theyre talking about?

  • Mindshaft

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #31

    So I guess the takeover is off , Steve Bruce won’t leave a cushy job where he’s relatively well thought of for a 1 year contract ( presuming not clickbait)
    He’s about the level where we are and have been since SBR , we can moan all we like but we are generally shite under Ashley – I think the boycott may get some traction for a game , maybe two but people will go back to suffer the same football we’ve had for Ashley’s reign and before , it’s their afternoon out supporting the only club / football they know and I have sympathy for them.
    Does Ashley or Charnley care if we hate them … I’m guessing they think we’re deluded for wanting hope – home game atmosphere will be worse than ever and it wasn’t often that good before – personally I’ll only attend away games and I never shop in his chav shops anyway …
    Yeah, I know I’m not creating any new argument here or room for debate but I ended up going for work drinks and ended up depressed instead of happy … You kin fat foooook Ashley and Charnley – I hope you both for a long and horrible death and very soon … Anyone who defends charnley as just a yes man is wrong – he’s complicit in the whole Ashley regime and it’s worse he’s from the area

  • lesh

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #32

    A little something for Ashley and a short interlude from the doom he’s brought us


    All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down

  • toonedout

    Jul 10, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #33

    How deluded would Bruce have to be to accept the job and honestly think he could succeed – the crowd will be on his back from minute one – remember the game where Pardew could not leave the bench because of the crowd – this will be worse – how could we possibly sink so low so fast from Rafa to Bruce – would probably do a better job if you drew a seat number out of a hat and the (un) lucky fan got to take training, pick and manage the team the next week – if Bruce has an agent taking a look at the various forums to try and gauge the fans feelings – tell him there would be no honeymoon period, we view him as another loser journeyman who would always be in Rafa’s shadow

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jul 10, 2019 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #34

    So “business” as usual at the Toon. Albeit monkey business.
    Lesh Comment 22 Spot on.

  • toon kk

    Jul 10, 2019 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #35

    Tbf if Bruce does get the job he’s doomed before he even starts, unless there’s significant strengthening to our squad. Rondon and Perez will be a massive miss for any potential new manager.
    What a mess. Hopefully they’ll be some good news soon.

  • Mindshaft

    Jul 10, 2019 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #36

    Fans are fickle – if Bruce started with a 5 match winning run fans would begrudgingly accept him – he’ll talk the game – you can’t blame Bruce or Joselu ( which bizarrely people are – a disgrace 8n my opinion ), Newcastle is seen as a great job or contract for those who aren’t do good , obviously for anyone decent it’s poison

  • lochinvar

    Jul 10, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #37

    There are 114 points to be played for in a season.
    To date Bruce has a win ratio of 38.5% mostly across easier leagues
    Does that equate to a 43 point return ?
    Too close to call
    Need more than that just for 12th or better
    Lacking ambition ?
    Been here before

    Charnley couldn’t inspire owt.
    Would you take a job of him ?
    Sod’s law for £2million a year most would but it’s more than that.

  • Mindshaft

    Jul 10, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #38

    I’m telling you all , Ashley sets high level work within the club’s means – it’s charnley who takes it a level further – he’s totally the one to blame because he is the one who says yes/ no – Ashley barely gets involved unless we’re relegated other than to say Charley ain’t getting his bonus ( hence his wife’s drunken message)

  • Tartantoon

    Jul 10, 2019 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #39

    Just been set the following question as an assignment in my Masters in Fakeover studies and was wondering if anyone could help.

    You are the owner of a premier league football club who has just lost their world class manager with a proven track record of success over many years both in the premier league and throughout Europe. Describe in no more than 500 words the series of catastrophic events and ludicrous scenarios that would have to take place for you to decide two weeks later that you will appoint Steve Bruce.

  • Mindshaft

    Jul 10, 2019 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #40

    Rotten to the core and we have been since sbr not just since Ashley’s reign – he just took hope out the equation too .. at least Freddie used to play that game even if he never delivered

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