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Journalist Tweets That Contradictions From Sources ‘Ticks Boxes’ Of A Non-Takeover



Yesterday, Craig Hope wrote a piece in the Daily Mail claiming that Mike Ashley had fired a shot across the bow to the Amanda Staveley-led group to, in essence, put in a bid for Newcastle United if they want the club.

The report said that Mike Ashley did not want another takeover saga, so he was open to a deal with the Saudi-led consortium. However, Hope also asserted that sources close to Staveley stated that everything is in place, and it all hinges on Mike Ashley signing on the dotted line.

Hope has followed up with a response on Twitter to the duality of his initial report with sources seeming to contradict each other.

This is an ominous update by Hope. Mike Ashley could be using stall tactics as he tries to worm his way out of this takeover attempt.

With this consortium being backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, which controlled by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who is worth £300billion, Ashley can’t really claim that they don’t have the funds and are time wasters.

This time it looks like Ashley could be the time waster as he drastically tries to save face while keeping hold of this club. Mike Ashley’s desire to sell was always the lynchpin to any sale of Newcastle.

Despite countless public protestations to the contrary, he is just not a willing seller and doesn’t seem to have the fortitude to just admit that.


129 comments so far

  • DaveD1000

    Jan 28, 2020 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Poor Mike….all these people pissing him about, it shouldn’t be allowed

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jan 28, 2020 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #2

    If nowt happens by the end of the week I’m giving up.

    However, I reckon we’ll be having “cans” by Thursday.

    4
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Jan 28, 2020 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #3

    The fakeovers ending early this year.

    Not like the good old days when they lasted weeks or months.

    21
  • Our Toon

    Jan 28, 2020 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #4

    Agreed Micky dubai

    Time for me to head off and play some footy

    1
  • Bryan

    Jan 28, 2020 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Staveley said exactly the same thing last time and look what happened, nothing. We live in hope though.

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  • DaveD1000

    Jan 28, 2020 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #6

    Micky I gave up Mon morning when all the same crap was being regurgitated.

    2
  • Our Toon

    Jan 28, 2020 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #8

    Before I go this screams of one side has met conditions and wants to buy but the seller is wanting more and moving goalposts

    5
  • Jib

    Jan 28, 2020 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #9

    Villa score !!!!

    0
  • DaveD1000

    Jan 28, 2020 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #10

    am off to give serious attention to the takeover of a bottle of gin have fun all

    2
  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #11

    @ Micky dubai

    Agree with you – no takeover by Friday, it is all over.

    1
  • FloridaToon(SDFC)

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #12

    The good news, I guess, is that none of the mentioned buyers has denied anything.

    1
  • Jib

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #13
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #14

    Been watching a bit of Bentaleb and he is a seriously good footballer. He wants the ball even if he is being marked. He’ll beat his man as he’s receiving it, by selling a little dummy, controlling into space and turning away from his marker. He doesn’t care at all if he has a man on, he just gives and goes and gets it back in tight spaces, and he’s pretty fast and has quick feet for a big guy and obviously a quick football brain. I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t slot straight in v Norwich and stay there.

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  • Jib

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #15

    That’s right
    It was Russia Today said Ashley wants to retain a 10% holding

    1
  • Jib

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #16

    I hope the squad are watching this semi
    This is how a cuptie should be played

    1
  • Jib

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #17

    The guy that passed to Samatta was offside but the Tanzanian took the chance well

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #19

    https://www.themag.co.uk/2020/01/newcastle-united-takeover-a-cunning-plan/

    Not positive on the sale front but a good read with some funny bits.

    1
  • FloridaToon(SDFC)

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #20

    “Presenter Jim White has claimed a takeover deal for Newcastle United could be completed within ’48 to 72 hours’.”

    1
  • Bambams

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #21

    Ashlie is the one common factor in all the attempted takeovers, he is the one who likes the idea of selling the club but then has cold feet and moves the goalposts far enough for the deals to fail.

    You would have to offer him stupid money for him to sell, and even after stupid money he will still change the terms and conditions.

    This is the man who said he wanted to sell but was too hungover to even attempt to meet a wealthy Sheikh who eventually bought Man City….

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  • dougie

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #22

    How many times are the gullible going to take notice of the fakeover nonsense.Its pathetic,the parasite will not sell,it’s his favourite cash cow and he loves being the owner of Sports Direct FC.It gives him a hard on knowing that he is the dominant force over a club like ours,it makes him feel important.He is a big fat sick puppy who loves control.In reality he is still just the fat ugly lonely boy in his parents bedroom that craves acceptance.

    15
  • FloridaToon(SDFC)

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #23

    dougie

    Not sure anyone is falling for it. More of a heart vs. head type debate.

    3
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #24

    My opinion is the opposite…

    This screams to me of Staveley saying she has the ducks in a row and Ashley not having had a formal bid.

    My guess would be that Ashley will not waste time negotiating on the finer points until he has seen proof of funds – he’s been therefore with Staveley and Kenyon.

    POF from the consortium company or don’t waste my time.

    That would be exactly mt position if Staveley came back on the scene.

    1
  • toon22

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #25

    Who do you think he will pretend to sell us to next time ?

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  • FloridaToon(SDFC)

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #26

    Bills

    I believe that proof of funds has already been shown according to reports.

    6
  • Jib

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #27

    A big fat sick puppy who loves control.In reality he is still just the fat ugly lonely boy in his parents bedroom that craves acceptance.

    I think Dougie has been looking in the mirror again

    3
  • toon22

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #28

    The simple fact is he just makes too much money from the club, via adverts and player transfer/ tv money
    He just cant walk away
    The other thing being he just cant have someone taking over and making a success with something he failed at

    His ego just wont allow it

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  • Bladey

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #29

    When are you going to set up camp and wait for ashleys helicopter to see if we are buying a striker you only have a couple of days left
    Stock up on your lager and Greggs pasties you MUGS
    Or are you watching sky sports every hour waiting for the fakeover
    Your laughable you really are it’s the best comedy since only fools and horses
    ASH IN ASH IN ASH IN

    1
  • FloridaToon(SDFC)

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #30

    toon22

    Lets all hope there will not be a next time and this is the real deal.

    2
  • toon22

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #31

    JIB

    You would defend the guy whatever so your views arnt really relevant

    If he sold the club he wouldnt have a single thing to advertise his tat, we are literally it
    He wants to rebrand meaning alot of adverts, you really think hes going to pay for them when he makes money from them right now ?

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  • toon22

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #32

    FloridaToon(SDFC)

    13 years of lies says otherwise to a sale

    12
  • toon22

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #33

    He rarely ever sells an asset
    Its just not something he does

    We are probably one of his most valuable assets, we are literally the only thing propping up his tat empire
    A nice little piggy bank to gamble with and exploit

    10
  • FloridaToon(SDFC)

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #34

    toon22

    True, but hope is ever present.

    2
  • toon22

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #35

    Would you buy the club from the guy when you cant trust the books, its difficult to what might be included in the sale, he would want to keep a foot in the door and keep the adverts ?

    He will want his cake and eat it
    He will also want to do over anyone he deals with

    Its never Jabbas fault

    12
  • Online Guy

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #36

    This from Lochinvar earlier

    “West Ham relegated would be so painful for their porn star owners” .

    Me,

    Loch, it won’t bother West Hams owners too much , they’re used to going down.

    8
  • toon22

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #37

    FloridaToon(SDFC)

    No he uses hope to string people along
    The sale lie
    The 5/10 year plan
    The staged change of heart via his sky mates

    All have been proven to be lies and all had a single purpose

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  • toon22

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #38

    He will keep the club as if he sells SD will be in trouble
    No adverts
    No cash injections from football to tide him over

    8
  • toon22

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #39

    Retail is in trouble in this country
    Its pretty much all hes got apart from us

    When needed he can strip the flow of cash from us to his tat.
    Theres loads of money in football

    8
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 28, 2020 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #40

    Seems I upset a few posters earlier… 😉

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