Peter Redding has sent out another tweet but this time in response to the messages he has been receiving from Newcastle United supporters.
This is what Peter has tweeted this morning.
I report on what is happening in Dubai and BZG. There is no update currently. The focus should be on comms from MA and NUFC. But thanks for all of your messages (most of them :))
— Peter Redding-Capital Radio UAE (@dubai_geordie) July 11, 2019
From this comment, we gather that the statement Peter gave on Monday from the Bin Zayed Group is the only one that is coming.
There were reports of a drafted statement from BZG and we had hoped that Peter’s earlier tweet was just a precursor to an official statement.
That does not appear to be the case and it looks like BZG do not have plans for any further statements at the moment.
The Hierarchy– doom and gloom
It is interesting that Redding does try to shift the focus for communication on the takeover to Mike Ashley and away from BZG.
We would have two takeaways from what Peter has tweeted.
First, it appears as though the Bin Zayed Group are very frustrated with Mike Ashley. Maybe they expected some sort of a response from him after Monday’s statement.
Second, if they are waiting for Mike Ashley to communicate and if any part of the next process hinges on him, this takeover may have in fact stalled.
Though with news this morning that Steve Bruce may be announced in the coming days as the next manager of the club, the likelihood of a takeover anytime soon was looking remote.
We still have nothing from the club on anything of significance. Nothing on the proposed takeover, no updates on the manager search, and no updates transfer meetings.
Nothing. So we will not hold our breath while waiting for anything from Mike Ashley.