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Sky Sports Journalist Acknowledges Existence Of Second Bidder


Early on Saturday, the Chronicle reported that a second consortium interested in purchasing Newcastle United was in the early stages of due diligence.

That report said that the unnamed group was going through the books at Newcastle. However, they were quick to note that it was still business as usual as far as the club was concerned.

This would be a second ‘serious’ consortium along with the Saudi-backed group led by Amanda Staveley. The Chronicle also reported that they have approached both the club and the Saudi group but received no new information.

So the most recent information on the PIF consortium is that American entrepreneur Carla DiBello may have been the one to suggest the idea of purchasing Newcastle to the Saudis.

There had been speculation that more bidders were in talks to buy Newcastle. The news that another group is looking at the books is not too surprising if accurate.

However, that doesn’t mean they are anywhere close to reaching an agreement with Mike Ashley, which will be where the real test lies.

The fact that this second group remains unidentified could be a positive sign and show that they are remaining tight-lipped about their plans.

Pete Graves, with Sky Sports, tweeted the following on Saturday, verifying that he too is aware of a second group.

It’s all at a standstill as far as Newcastle fans go. There’s still a faint hope that something concrete will develop in the coming weeks and months.

However, it’s all far too much of an unknown to raise our expectations too high.


178 comments so far

  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #41

    Let’s see who they try and intimidate next

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #42

    Personally I’m long past caring about the kind of intimidation on offer
    How much do you think I could raise with a # gofundme ?

    So I can drag this out as much as the bollix sale

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  • NY Mag

    Feb 16, 2020 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #43

    toon22,

    You’re always going on about what you’re going to do……why don’t you just go off and do it.
    Then you can come back and tell us all the results of your endeavors

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #44

    NY

    Why do you post here ?
    I’m guessing there’s some motivation
    Has it got anything to do with wanting what’s best for the toon ?

    It’s kind of hard to tell a lot of the time

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  • carltoon

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #45

    NYmag I’m always glass half empty, don’t like predicting the score. I would be happy with draw, would love a win. Then we might have a happy blog for a few days.

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  • NY Mag

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:16 AM

    Comment #46

    I post to have some discussion / banter with fellow fans…..I think that’s pretty clear in the discussions / banter I have with fellow fans.

    Can you say the same?

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  • carltoon

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #47

    Toon22 he posts on here because he supports Newcastle, why do you post on here. There’s not many left now. We all want Ashley gone. Stop trying to push posters away man. We just want to talk. It’s good to talk don’t you know. You should try sometimes.

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  • NY Mag

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #48

    Carltoon,

    I would love a win….Arsenal are not the team they have been in previous seasons, and they are beatable.
    But, we’re not exactly in great shape ourselves…..

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  • carltoon

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #49

    Snap. Anyway with whats happened to Caroline Flack. Getting trolled do she took her own life, I think we should all be kinder to one another. We’re all fans let’s have discussion, not bitterness relentlessly.

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  • carltoon

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #50

    Yes would love a win, I’m going to think positive. Anyway goodnight NYmag. Goodnight Toon22. Let’s all be friends.

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  • NY Mag

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #51

    Carltoon,

    You’ll have to pardon my ignorance….I have no idea who Caroline flack is.
    Of course I saw it mentioned several times earlier on the blog, but I’m still non the wiser.

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  • NY Mag

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #52

    Goodnight…BTW

    Happy match day tomorrow (today)

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  • lesh

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:40 AM

    Comment #53

    Froggy

    Have you noticed that the numbers posting in here have gone down of late? Have you thought why that might be so?

    You’ll have noticed there’s a lot of argument on here and sometimes they get a bit too personal and confrontational.

    There are, as you and others have noticed, those who post and are either cheerleading for Ashley or if not, implying he hasn’t and isn’t doing any wrong. There are those who, as Carltoon pointed out, post because they want and like to craic on about NUFC, are genuine and established supporters of the club but can see through Ashley. They may seem neutral in their views of Ashley but that does not, not mean they are apologists for the man.

    Froggy, pointing the finger and making wild but unfounded accusations about those neutrals is alienating them. You are not building support for the Ashley out campaign but are reducing it.

    Get a grip man, the world’s not against you. Aim your anger against the obvious apologists before attacking those that genuinely support NUFC and want nothing more than it to be released from the greedy, manipulative grip of the man that’s got the club to where it is – a vehicle to promote SD at as little or no cost as possible.

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #54

    Ah
    It’s my fault the situation at the club ?
    You think I sent the rossaz around to Gens house

    Let’s blame me for the theft at the club ?

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  • Jamaal Dubravka

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:44 AM

    Comment #55

    https://twitter.com/l_005/status/1228853060501491712?s=21 “ Urgent Saudi sources
    Newcastle is closer than ever to Saudi Arabia“
    Can anyone comment on this guys credibility? People seem to be believing him in the comments? Not many followers so take with a massive pinch of salt

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #56

    Lesh

    You do know what happened to gen ?
    Who do you think they will want to duff over next ?

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  • NY Mag

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #57

    toon22,

    I only know what genji posted on this blog, nothing more.
    If you know something different, then fair enough.
    But….genji never posted that he was duffed up.

    If you want to debate things honestly on this blog you need to learn to stop making things up.

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #58

    NY

    Maybe you could recount the glory days over the last 13 years
    Without mentioning the accounts or what Jabba gained to the club’s expense

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  • IrishRob

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:54 AM

    Comment #59

    @10:51pm It wasn’t 90% sold, it was 90% that a deal would happen.

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:54 AM

    Comment #60

    It’s not just those who hate the guy who make things up

    😉

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #61

    13 years of utter twaddle and lies
    All the while being robbed blind

    Let’s get right behind it all

    Cheer while he does it

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:57 AM

    Comment #62

    As for making things up
    Gen was visited by the police after agreeing to talk to the club
    They decided they would rather use them to intimidate him rather than talking to him
    That’s intimidation

    Or are you saying that’s also normal business practice ?

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #63

    I’d love to hear your opinions on the whole thing

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 2:00 AM

    Comment #64

    Maybe you’d like to go to the next fans forum?
    We don’t actually bother with that
    We have our own version

    Where we are sat down and told what we should be happy with

    You think that’s a good idea?

    Pray tell

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  • NY Mag

    Feb 16, 2020 at 2:01 AM

    Comment #65

    toon22,

    I don’t recall any “glory days” in the last 13 years, but there certainly has been some special moments (that happens every season) and no doubt will continue.

    Your agenda is clouding your judgement.

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 2:02 AM

    Comment #66

    If I disagree I can also expect a visit from the police?
    Or threaten online?

    You think that’s normal?

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 2:02 AM

    Comment #67

    NY

    Obviously your is too

    5
  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 2:03 AM

    Comment #68

    Fans don’t like being mugged off ?

    Use threats to shut them up ?
    That’s actually happened

    You seem to not mind

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  • NY Mag

    Feb 16, 2020 at 2:05 AM

    Comment #69

    toon22,

    Obviously, we have a difference of opinion……it’s not the end of the world 🙂

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 2:06 AM

    Comment #70

    Should I fear that “nock “ at my door?

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  • NY Mag

    Feb 16, 2020 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #71

    I don’t know…..have you done anything that would warrant it?

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #72

    It’s a whole can of worms they just opened
    Proper 1984 stuff

    Let’s cheer while they do it ?

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 2:09 AM

    Comment #73

    NY

    It’s dangerous to not like Jabba and his goons now
    The threat of physical harm has been threatened

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  • Unused Substitute

    Feb 16, 2020 at 2:10 AM

    Comment #74

    toon22: In a polarized world it is impossible to convince others switch sides. The influence of this forum on decision makers is also likely to be minuscule. Possibly therefore you’re wasting your energy.

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 2:10 AM

    Comment #75

    Best Buy a season ticket or I might get collared

    ?

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  • NY Mag

    Feb 16, 2020 at 2:10 AM

    Comment #76

    Really..physical harm has been threatened to who?

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 2:11 AM

    Comment #77

    Fair enough

    But I’d say the point was raised about the pr has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 2:12 AM

    Comment #78

    NY

    It’s never Jabbas fault

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  • toon22

    Feb 16, 2020 at 2:12 AM

    Comment #79

    Your a toon fan ?

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  • NY Mag

    Feb 16, 2020 at 2:17 AM

    Comment #80

    Toon22,

    I’m just having a bit banter with you…..you’re throwing loads of things out there that have no basis in truth.

    But, don’t resort to the whole “are you really a toon fan” that’s nearly as lame as calling me a Mackem.

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