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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

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #161

    Tsunki #145, fair point, agreed if Ashley appoints a truly dreadful manager it will galvanise the fans even more strongly. I think we’re slightly talking at cross purposes, I really meant it was irrelevant to the success of the club on the pitch going forward, Ashley’s influence will put the brakes on even if we had Pep / Klopp / Mourinho in charge.

  • toon22

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #162

    We can be horrible

    Nee bother

  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #163

    Well said Tsunki @149. Rafa was out of the loop (actually I don’t think he was ever in) long ago. He was tolerated because he kept us up, but once he wouldn’t re-sign they were in a complete pickle. Incompetence can’t produce a decent manager and that’s all Ashley has. Twelve years of ownership incompetence. Horrible mess now.

  • one fine day

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #164

    Still cannot believe on the official sight they use the slogan …”WE ARE UNITED”
    Looking at things on there is like watching the Truman show where they are operating in a parallel universe with actors going about their business wearing pastel shaded slack and smiling.
    Next we will have reports (Pyongyang style) “that today our beloved leaders mike and lee took all the happy players on a golf day where both lee and mike scored 18 wholes in one ..again ,all players saying how much inspiration spending a day with these luminary’s gives them as they look forward to breaking records again this season.”

  • toon22

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #165

    Lets ignore the PR

    And hope nobody remembers

    Im so repetitive

  • naptoon

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #166

    So alladicci was offered the role id had a cheeky £5 on him aswell. Nolan as assistant ha explains a lot.

  • naptoon

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #167

    Hard to ignore the pr its rampant.

  • beermonkey

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #168


    i dont know but rafa alluded to the fact how longstaff and his family will know whats best for sean and his career
    i am sure they are looking at this mess and thinking he is best out of it

    the club will do what they did with carol make him put in a transfer request
    they will put him on the chopper and claim it was not there fault he wanted to leave

  • Online Guy

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #169

    I imagine Steve Bruce will agonize over taking the Newcastle job , he will think , this is my last chance , a dream, an ambition to manage my hometown club .

    At his age .. his last knockings as a Football manager.

    He will know that the owner shows no respect for the supporters or any Manager that has come and gone .

    What a decision to make especially when Alan Shearer will have brought him up to speed on Ashleys contempt for the fans and the club as a Football entity, going concern, on the pitch .

    With Steve’s Knowledge of the above, if he takes the job, it will only be for selfish reasons .

    My advice Steve, if what we read is true and you have been offered the job, dont take it !

    Do yourself and your mental health and the strain on your family a massive favour ..I mean , do you need serious mental anguish and torture coming from a game you love ? Because thats what your facing .

    Ashley will never ever give you the funds to compete out there on the green stuff.
    And dont think you might get lucky or work a miracle ..you won’t

    Ashley , sure as night follow’ s day, WILL shaft you ..guaranteed 100%

    And the fans who will respect you as a Man, do not want you as the Manager.

    Your Ashleys yes man in their eyes.

    Don’t let your big Geordie heart rule your head .

  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #170

    The pressure is mounting on Ashley. No manager, few coaches, no trust to call on, no decent advisers. He’s totally isolated. I wonder where he sees this ending up this summer? I can’t get my head around it. There doesn’t seem to be a way forward for him at all now,

  • Sheikh Unknown

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #171

    A list of companies that the parasite owns or has shares in.

    Target every one of them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc. Give priority to the companies that he doesn’t own 100% as the other shareholders will then suffer and are likely to put pressure on him to sell the club.

    Sports Direct. 61.5%
    House of Fraser 100%
    Evans Cycles. 100%
    Sofa.Com 100%
    Game Digital 100%
    Flannels 75%?
    Findel 29.9%
    French Connection 27%
    Iconix Brand Group 8%
    Four Holdings 25%

  • one fine day

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #172


    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #145
    So with that theory in mind i am throwing my weight behind this
    I think some would not only boycott the club ,serious consideration would be given to burning it to the ground .
    Would also solve the ongoing boredom of how to make the east stand look a bit less shit compared to the rest of the stadia

  • naptoon

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #173

    Online guy
    Hope hes got the sense to follow your advice… nowt against him personally other than mackem manager … if theres an ounce of geordie left in him surley he will tell ashley to swivel.

  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #174

    Spot on Online Guy. No manager should take the position now. It’s a career killer with a man like Ashley as owner. He’s been given enough rope now. Let’s see what he does with it.

  • one fine day

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #175

    well put
    Seriously can you get that on the owls fan blogs somehow . spread the word .


  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #176

    I’m gutted by all this. It’s even worse than I ever would have imagined. I just wonder if Ashley has a breaking point. He’s had ample opportunity to sell up now. What is it going to take?

  • jazzyp

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #177


    I think we’re done for as a Pl club if this debacle continues mate.Just when we thought things couldn’t get any worse they do under Ashley.
    You can feel the dejection from every Newcastle fan with what has unfolded today,And finally puts the last nail in the Fakeover coffin I’m afraid

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #178

    I think they’ll bring in someone on a year’s deal and give them money to spend. Allardyce or Rainieri would fit Ashley’s bill, but they may struggle to find someone of even that standard, and they’ll have to offer a really decent wedge to get them to come. Ashley needs to get one of these three bidders up and over the line sometime between now and this time next year, or it will become a completely untenable mess for him. It’s important he always have an avenue to sell, and as things stand he still has it, but there is very little prospect at all of him being able to hold on to the club beyond another season, as a viable EPL entity.

  • beefman13

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #179

    So Allardyce was offered the job last week and knocked it back reported in the mail tonight at 10.48pn nobody could make this crap up. what a shower of s hit.

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #180

    If longstaff is not for sale why have a meeting. Fatties lying again

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #181

    G2, I have to say I’m absolutely stunned by the lack of care which has been shown to our club. This is what happens when you have a single officer with no experience of running a football club. Day-to-day operations are fine, but when a crisis hits, there’s no ability to react.

    If we had a true board, they would have assessed the risks, made provisions to handle them and had a recovery plan in place.

    Not our lot, we have Charmless with his floral tea pot and his packet of slightly stale digestives.

    Incompetence of the highest (or lowest) order.

    I applaud Rafa for his integrity and foresight in walking away. He knew he and his team was the glue holding the place together and he knew by walking away the club would fall apart.

    By illustrating this, I hope he’s shown Ashley just what a fractured mess he has on his hands and that he doesn’t have the will to put it back together. At that point, he’ll have no option to sell.

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #182

    *no option other than to sell….

  • MarkBro

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #183

    Hate to say it but my predictions are likely.
    Manager by friday, business as usual by monday

    Bruce, with the Sun reporting that he held talks with Newcastle’s managing director Lee Charnley on Tuesday evening.

    Supposedly hand picked by Charnley

  • Online Guy

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #184

    One Fine day

    Will have a go , good suggestion . Thanks.

  • Shot Bru

    Jul 10, 2019 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #185

    Well said Online Guy.

    I do think Agent Bruce might think twice about the job.

    I said last week that Ashley and Wise would approach Fat Sam, no insider knowledge, just an educated guess.

    Ashley follows familiar patterns and is predictable in his treatment of the club.

    The next name in the patsy/dinosaur manager merry go round will be Alex Mcleish.

    Protests can hopefully can be organised throughout pre season to ramp up the pressure

  • Online Guy

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #186

    Iv got a feeling in me watta that Steve Bruce will talk to Alex Ferguson, Alex will warn him off it ..and Shearer ..then totally and absolutely embarrass Mike Ashley by saying “thanks but no thanks !

    Next headline

    Steve Bruce tells Ashley to stick his Bob-a-Job.

  • MarkBro

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #187

    Its like a super slow motion car crash.
    Chances are we’ll be written off.

    How can a sporting institute be run like this.

    Even conference, Sunday league teams go out to be the best.

    Youd expect our players to be handing in transfer requests soon

  • Tartantoon

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #188

    Turned down by Allardyce, I must now be officially living in the twilight zone.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #189

    I think the timing of the bids has been a problem for the sale of the club. You have to have all your ducks in a row from the moment we are safe, then go, and get it done no later than midway through the window to give yourself a workable transition in terms of manager and reshaping. I think they wanted Rafa on a one year extension, on the same money, with 60 mill plus outgoings transfer budget, to help with a sale, but he’s quite reasonably said no, and bizarrely surprisingly to the owner, so now they are scraping around for someone who’ll say yes, and the clock is ticking loudly.

  • captainmarvel

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #190

    If Bruce or any other fool takes the job they will not last long which means Ashley will end up having to get rid, another payday again..

  • captainmarvel

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #191

    If there were 10 bids it looks like the end would still be the same…

  • Stardust

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #192

    So BZG sent cryptic shit message saying they and ashley had done everything in their power to get the deal done and that if it didnt get done it would be no fault of either party. What does that mean?
    It must be that some other party is stopping it. Maybe its the premier league.
    Midhat said prior to that, the deal is still going ahead but in a different way. What does that mean?
    All I can think is that Premier League have blocked them and they are trying to find a solution. If thats the case it is going to take longer and therefore we have the manager problem and not long left of transfer window. This is a massive problem as no time means being forced to get in a person BZG wont want long term and make singings that we may not want either. That will once again reflect on the price and the whole thing will need negotiating again. But once again with the threat of relegation. Which once again means no deal until next Summer on the lucky chance we stay up.

  • captainmarvel

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #193

    I just want Ashley to hang himself…

  • Stardust

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #194

    This next week or two is the most crucial we have ever known. It is the only chance we can escape this.

    We will be trapped in Groundhog Season.

    During every transfer window you realise its the same season being played out again.

  • captainmarvel

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #195

    Thats if the rope would take his weight, with our luck the rope would snap straight away.

  • Online Guy

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #196

    Shot bru


    OFD , Just tried to stick that on the Owls page ..it keeps throwing registration page back up .

    I added to it ..Steve, stick with Sheff Wed they are a great Club and we wish you all the best.

    Strangely enough Jimmy Mullen a mate of mine ..captained them and Managed the Owls for a short time in the 70s.

    He played against Pele and Pele give him his tracksuit and his shirt (Santos) Brazil.

    Jimmy ran out in front of his Grandfather at Roker park when he first broke into the Sheff Wed team ..Grandfather cried buckets. Jimmy was like a hound around your ankles.
    Anyone that knows Jimmy might remember playing snooker at the tute ?
    Great bloke.

  • captainmarvel

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #197

    It could mean they will take a share of the club who knows?

  • Big Archie

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #198

    Why would they hold high level talks to say he’s not for sale?

    Surely saying he’s not for sale doesn’t require the likes of Charnley wasting their precious time going to a meeting when they could instead be out making ludicrous offers to disinterested managers?

  • ash1001

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #199

    Well at nearly 80 years of age and over 70 years of supporting, (been there done that got the thrill of been passed from the back to the front over heads at the Leazes end, got my 6p bag of peanuts, followed by a season tickets for the centre paddock when they were introduced, and then a season ticket when the East Stand was built – which I still have), I am so unproud to say that NUFC have finally broken my resolve to follow them through thick and thin.

    Mike Ashley you are a disgrace to be linked to our proud region, you have manipulated folks for so long now, do you care – not one jot do you. there was a guy just like you around just after I was borne and that is honestly the comparison I make, I hope you are pleased with the atmosphere in our little bit of Britain, that you have created, please note I have removed the ‘Great’ because as long as there is folks like you around it should not be used.

    Where the FA and PL are when they should and must observe what is happening at NUFC beggars believe, suppose if you really needed the money you might think differently Mr Ashley, but you are a playboy and you are using us as your ‘chips’, not any more you ain’t – BYE

    PS, my young nephew is off to China this weekend to follow NUFC, that’s what you call a supporter – what do you call yourself.?

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