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Takeover – Potential Buyers Unlikely To Be Concerned About This


There’s a report in the Chronicle today that a few potential buyers are being put off Newcastle because of the threat of relegation.

We had an article out just over a week ago, in which we said the best time to buy Newcastle would be before the end of this year.

That was because by then Newcastle could be deep in relegation trouble and fighting for our very survival in the Premier League (again).

But that’s not the case at the moment.

In fact, there are even some positive signs with Newcastle having beaten both Tottenham and Manchester United this season – we lost all four of those games last season.

And after 8 games last year we had 2 points, so it’s a better start than last season.

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
10Burnley12-115
11Brighton12-215
12Crystal Palace12-615
13Newcastle12-715
14Tottenham12114
15Everton12-514

Last season we lost the 9th game 1-0 at home to Brighton – so we had 2 points after 9 games and 3 points after 10 games.

Joseph DaGrosa – interested in  buying Newcastle with Peter Kenyon

And if a group really does want to buy Newcastle and have the money, then now’s the time to bid and potentially do the deal.

There are still 30 games left in the season with the possibility that both Longstaff brothers could become star players this season in the Newcastle engine room.

New owners would be able to fund the January transfer window so the squad could be improved, and they would have no qualms about dismissing manager Steve Bruce if we keep losing too many games.

They will feel no particular loyalty to him, whereas  Ashley and Charnley do – because they hired him to replace Rafa Benitez – to the dismay of Newcastle fans.

So we very much doubt any group is put off by a possible relegation this season – not yet anyway.

That becomes more of an issue when January rolls around if we are fighting relegation when there are a lot fewer games to play.

After New Years Day, when hopefully we can beat Leicester City at home, we have just 16 league games to play this season.

If a group is really interested in acquiring Newcastle, they need to bid, and if that doesn’t happen, it could simply be that groups just don’t have the money Ashley wants for the club.

And we’re still not convinced that Mike Ashley wants to sell the club.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

On a personal note – my wife Madeline (originally from Longbenton) and I have just celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary – and they said it wouldn’t last.

🙂 🙂 🙂


110 comments so far

  • Slatymag

    Oct 12, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Congratulations to you and Madeline Ed.

    4
  • Jib

    Oct 12, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #2

    You have to aim for your Golden Anniversary now Ed
    Congratulations

    2
  • Spellcheck

    Oct 12, 2019 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Congratulations Ed & Wifey.

    2
  • Genjikai

    Oct 12, 2019 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #4

    I do wonder if football people read this blog.
    I was saying about kell watts 2 weeks back that if stevenage want to start winning, kell is a good cb but hes an even better mid fielder.
    They put him in midfield last 2 games and won.
    One in the cup one in the league.
    Interesting.

    7
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 12, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #5

    You don’t seem to get Ed’s updates and news on android.

    1
  • IrishRob

    Oct 12, 2019 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Genji please please tell me you’re joking?? Lol lol

    CongratulationsMr and Mrs Edward Harrison, many more to come hopefully!

    4
  • Genjikai

    Oct 12, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #7

    Irish rob
    Im never joking

    4
  • IrishRob

    Oct 12, 2019 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #8

    Genj that’s pretty crazy to think premier managers or staff are on here looking for tactical advice off of you or anyone on here tbf.

    MAYBE Steve Bruce comes on here from time to time to decide what formation to player what positions to play his players, MAYBE! But that’s it.

    4
  • IrishRob

    Oct 12, 2019 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #9

    To play or or what positions*

    0
  • geordietom

    Oct 12, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #10
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 12, 2019 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #11

    The poor Frog, geordietom getting stuck in again.

    3
  • martoon

    Oct 12, 2019 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Congratulations Ed & Madeline – Ed into your 4th life sentence now 😀

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 12, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Congratulations Ed and Madeline, jeez, I’ve got another few to go yet.

    2
  • geordietom

    Oct 12, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #14

    poor jail spouting B/S again…

    😉

    0
  • geordietom

    Oct 12, 2019 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #15

    Congratulations to Ed and Madeline well done …

    0
  • toon22

    Oct 12, 2019 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #16

    Ok as requested a generic email to send
    You must google who you local MP is first, you cant just email Chi as it legally has to come from who represents you in parliament

    Hi

    I would like to bring to your attention recent events regarding MA and his financial dealings in football
    My concern is that through his actions, Mr Ashley may create a conflict of interests and bypass the ‘fit and proper ‘ persons test which is designed to protect against holding interests across multiple football clubs
    He is systematically trying and exploit football clubs and their supporters
    In my opinion the sport and it’s supporters need protection again him and people like him as these actions may undermine the commercial autonomy of football clubs.

    Can you help ?

    Yours

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  • toon22

    Oct 12, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #17

    Congratulations Ed and Madeline

    🙂

    4
  • wynsleap

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #18

    Congratulations Ed. My wife and I had OUR 47th Anniversary earlier this year.
    It’s a pity Ashley isn’t as loyal to his fans as we are with our wives.

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #19

    toon22,
    I mean the one about objecting to the council about planning permission

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Cheers toon 22
    Just sent to Emma Lewell Buck MP for Shields

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #21

    From The Manchester Evening news
    “A man who bored cabin crew to death and would not shut up on a flight, forcing the plane to divert, has been jailed.
    geordietom subjected cabin crew to a mind numbingly boring episode of shite patter during a Thomas Cook flight from Manchester to Fuerteventura, Manchester Crown Court heard.

    geordietom’s unbelievably bad craic– which included talking about cruises and frogs – caused the captain to divert the plane to Faro, Portugal.

    16
  • geordietom

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #22

    jail …

    hows your bed bugs bet you’ve got a favourite one called Rafa …

    little man syndrome hows yours …

    6
  • geordietom

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #23

    jail # 21 …

    who did you get to proof read that for you your new best mate Le Frog …

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  • Genjikai

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #24

    Irish rob
    Hes at a league 2 side atm.
    It was a bit banter mate.
    Kell is my cousin.
    Ive watched him play football since he was a boy.

    6
  • toon22

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #25

    Ok the planning application

    planning.control@newcastle.gov.uk

    I would like to object to the proposed development of Strawberry Place Reference 2019/0879/01/DET
    I have concerns over public access to the football ground, especially during match days and feel it will endanger the safety of the public greatly
    It would also impact the skyline of the City dramatically, forever changing the city.
    In my view the proposed use of the land is in no way required to be situated in that location.

    Yours

    Its probably best for people to include specific concerns and not just go for the generic one size fits all
    Remember they will he to consider all concerns to the more the better

    3
  • toon22

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Remember they will have to consider all concerns so the more the better

    Sheesh ………..

    3
  • toon22

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #27

    Ok just noticed
    It didnt include the bit at the bottom on both letters

    You will need to include your name and address in each occasion

    2
  • Jib

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #28

    The weasel talking about someone else having
    boring patter is the very definition of irony

    5
  • Trent1211

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Congrats Ed and Madeline. A union that produced wonderful offspring…this blog!

    1
  • Jib

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #30

    In my view the proposed use of the land is in no way required to be situated in that location.

    What drivel !

    1
  • Trent1211

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #31

    The Jiberati talking about someone else being a weasel is the very definition of irony.

    11
  • Trent1211

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #32

    ‘What drivel!’ he says. Like a painter talking about paint you have to concede he knows about drivel.

    7
  • toon22

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #33

    So your saying your not going to be sending an email then JIB ?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    6
  • toon22

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #34

    The MP email can also be used by any football fan

    3
  • toon22

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #35

    Hiya KBA

    😉

    4
  • geordietom

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #36

    jail… Sometimes it’s better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you’re stupid than open it and remove all doubt…

    Remember when I asked for your opinion? Me neither…

    Some day you’ll go far—and I really hope you stay there…
    I don’t know what your problem is, but I’m guessing it’s hard to pronounce…

    Can you die of constipation? I ask because I’m worried about how full of shit you are…

    The village called. They’d like their idiot back. You better get going…

    9
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #37

    toon 22,
    I added views to the stadium and future expansion to the stadium.

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 12, 2019 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #38

    Jiblets calling me a weasel who’s definition is deceitful. He also said I am the master in spiteful comments, this is coming from a man who just served a week on the naughty step for……..spiteful comments and then lied about going in to a self imposed exile, irony indeed.

    10
  • the ledge

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #39

    Happy anniversary Ed .

    1
  • Jib

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Yeah that weeks suspension was really hard to take
    I begged and begged
    Neil and Ed were trying their best to show clemency
    but
    The Wife was adamant
    I don’t think she likes me
    🙁

    1

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