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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.

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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

  • Trent1211

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #41

    Jail: Psychological projection is a defence mechanism in which the human ego defends itself against its impulses by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others. For example, a person who is habitually rude may constantly accuse other people of being rude. Sounds like someone we know.

  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #42

    #toon22support #frogsarehereforawhile

  • Nufc-83

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #43

    Jail I hope you amended that template or it would get thrown straight in the bin.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #44

    From The Telegraph
    ”A tiger-mauling death at a Derbyshire zoo is under investigation by local authorities who say the victim climbed a fence into the tiger’s enclosure.

    The attack occurred Saturday at a resort in the Peak district, A local police statement says the victim, identified only by his surname of Smith, had been talking to geordietom for only five minutes before screaming and climbing the fence.

    Smith, who had seemed perfectly normal before speaking to geordietom allegedly passed through a wire netting and eventually climbed a wall to enter the tiger enclosure, while geordietom carried on talking incessantly the statement said. A tiger attacked him inside the enclosure, as visitors to the park apparently watched from a distance. Photos and video shared on social media appear to show Smith lying on the ground as tigers circle him.

    Local television reported geordietom was shot with a tranquilliser dart which seemed to calm down the tiger and the crowd around him, geordietom has since been arrested and charged with GBP (Grievously Boring Patter)

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #45

    I did thank you, are you going to change yours?

  • Jib

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #46

    I’d love to see weasel’s version

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #47

    I bet you would Jibbers.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #48

    Sorry but I don’t have too much faith in politicians of any of the big parties. The present shenanigans in parliament show them up to be even worse than some of our bloggers. 🙂

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #49


    All joking aside, it’s likely that Mattie’s weekly wages will probably go up to around £30k a week, not a bad pay rise!

  • Just a fan

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #50

    What’s jail got against Geordie tom

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #51

    I can see a publishable joke book in the making courtesy of Jail and Geordietom, the royalties will help provide a nice little bonus for Ed and Madeline towards a celebration anniversary dinner.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #52

    Ed and Madeline
    Congratulations on your 47th Anniversary a great achievement in the modern era.

    You’re are still 5 years behind me and my missus though! 🙂

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #53

    Just a bit of fun now toddle off and stop stirring the pot.

  • Jib

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #54

    The blogmeister has told you to toddle off

  • mactoon

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #55

    Congrats Ed.

    Toon22 how could Ashley be creating a conflict of interests and bypassing the ‘fit and proper ‘ persons test which is designed to protect against holding interests across multiple football clubs?

  • Jib

    Oct 12, 2019 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #56

    JaF even

  • Jib

    Oct 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #57

    Don’t engage with toon22
    He puts me in mind of Groucho Marx
    When Sam Goldwyn invited him to play a round of golf
    Groucho famously said:-
    “If I wanted to play with a prick – I’d play with my own”

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 12, 2019 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #58

    Are you going to object to the planning Jib?

  • Pain in the Blog

    Oct 12, 2019 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #59

    Congratulations Madeleine and Ed. Hope you’ve enjoyed your celebrations.

  • Jib

    Oct 12, 2019 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #60

    I did about 2 months ago

  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Oct 12, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #61

    #toon22support #frogsarehere #ashleyout!

  • jane

    Oct 12, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #62

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

    if we pull away from the relegation zone they will be queuing up.

  • dougie

    Oct 12, 2019 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #63

    There’s no chance of anyone buying the club this season because relegation is almost guaranteed with this squad.We will be in the bottom three at Christmas,Bruce will be gone and the parasite will have his fingers crossed that we can somehow manage to scrape 17th place then it will all start again this time next year.The sooner people realise that Jabba doesn’t want to sell the better,it’s his favourite cash cow and he isn’t selling it till he has too.Congrats Ed and Madeline.

  • jane

    Oct 12, 2019 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #64

    “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.”

    yep things are looking up.

  • Jib

    Oct 12, 2019 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #65

    Dougie Ashley wants out
    It’s anything but a cash cow
    If you want to use clichés
    It’s a millstone round his neck
    a thorn in his side

  • jane

    Oct 12, 2019 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #66

    if Bruce sticks to Rafa’s way we should be ok.

  • mactoon

    Oct 12, 2019 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #67

    Relegation has absolutely nothing to do with it. If someone wanted to buy the club they wouldn’t be trying to do so when there is a threat of relegation, they would simply put a bid in during the summer when the club is safely a premiership club. The fact that no one does so and the only ‘bids’ surface when we are at chance of being relegated, during a transfer window or to bury bad news (Rafa being sacked for instance)says more about the validity of those bids than anything else.

  • jane

    Oct 12, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #68

    “Joseph DaGrosa – interested in buying Newcastle with Peter Kenyon”

    “In 2018, DaGrosa led the purchase of the French professional soccer team Girondins de Bordeaux for seventy five million euros.”

    “He is currently the president of French Ligue 1 club Girondins de Bordeaux.”


  • Just a fan

    Oct 12, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #69

    Please show me how to toddle

  • carltoon

    Oct 12, 2019 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #70

    Congratulations Ed and Madeline on a fantastic 47 years together, here’s to many more.

  • Bants

    Oct 12, 2019 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #71

    Catching up on the craic:

    Jail, your GBP @44 is quality bants.

    And I can’t believe I’m saying this but geordietom, the youtube video you posted earlier re ‘no fks left to give’ was imo your best effort ever.

    Chapeau chaps!

    Ps. Congrats Ed and Madeline.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 12, 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #72

    Actually it’s good news that potential buyers are being put off cos of relegation, if only for the possibility that there are potential buyers out there!!!

  • jane

    Oct 12, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #73

    EGB there are loads out there. victory against Chelsea will trigger a bidding war.

  • lochinvar

    Oct 12, 2019 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #74

    Ladies first
    Madeline and Ed
    Congratulations – did you know that you had all us bairns back home in the Toon ?

  • Munster Mag

    Oct 12, 2019 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #75

    Jail the weasel. A lying rafa obsessed fan who wants the current manager to fail. Some fan. Tool or Weasel? Both?

  • toon22

    Oct 12, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #76


    Funnily enough the email to my local MP resulted in a written response from the house of commons




    Cant sell a club without a seller


  • toon22

    Oct 12, 2019 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #77


    The usual PR bollix

    He is making shed loads of cash from our club
    He is getting free adverts along the way

    Hiya KBA

  • jane

    Oct 12, 2019 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #78

    but toon22 Jib says he wants to sell.

  • toon22

    Oct 12, 2019 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #79

    Email your local MP
    Ask them to deal with the guy

    I will take you a few seconds

  • toon22

    Oct 12, 2019 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #80


    You mean just like all those other times he wanted to sell ?

    Utter, utter BOLLIX


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