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The Ambitions Of The Incoming Owners – New Sponsorships – Compete In Champions League


The good news keeps coming in for Newcastle fans about the Amanda Staveley led consortium, which has significant financial backing from the Saudi Arabia Wealth Fund – one of the biggest in the world.

The Mail reported on this yesterday, which we covered, and while we cannot say absolutely that it’s all a done deal, the Mail do report there’s no turning back now.

But we all know with a certain Mr. Mike Ashley, everything and anything is possible, and usually on the negative side of things.

All documents are in with the Premier League, a deposit has been paid, and the Mail report the owners and directors test process will take about three weeks,

But that could be from a week last Wednesday when it seemed all the work had been completed and paperwork was sent to the Premier League.

Some additional good news is that finally, we should be able to get the revenues increasing through some attractive sponsorships.

That will allow our commercial income, which has lagged pathetically behind other big clubs these last 13 years, to finally start to rise.

With Newcastle about to become a global brand in world football, we should be able to attract some outstanding sponsors who would b willing to pay big bucks to be associated with Newcastle United.

Maybe some new sponsorships have already been lined up?

And they could even be referenced in the announcement when the club has been sold – whenever that happens.

And the consortium seems to have done their job well, with the strategies for the next three years sent to the Premier League all signed, sealed and delivered in a hefty document.

Here is one exciting extract from the Mail report:

A 350-page document has gone to the Premier League which reveals details of ambitions to compete in the Champions League by offering fresh investment in three-year stages as well as new sponsorships.

So every three years the new owners will invest in the club in terms of infrastructure improvements and new players.

The consortium have laid out in detail what the first three years will look like.

And it looks there will be ample funds for training ground improvements, Youth Academy improvements, and new players coming in.

Exactly what we all want to see.

As Neil has reported, it seems like a waiting game now, and some of us will be hoping Mike Ashley doesn’t make an unexpected and sudden turnaround.

But that will be very difficult now, even if he wanted to do that.

Once the announcement is made, we can all celebrate.

Wildly!

Comments welcome.


36 comments so far

  • Diddly

    Apr 20, 2020 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #1

    Why is the Newcastle Twitter account sending a tweet out. Thought they were on furlough

    2
  • Jib

    Apr 20, 2020 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #2

    I would guess Lee Marshall is working from home
    which he’s allowed to do when furloughed

    3
  • Moonraker15

    Apr 20, 2020 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Criticism of the Saudi regime is inevitable but when they come over to London or even Newcastle and see people sleeping in doorways, they might well ask why that is! We ain’t perfect by any means!

    23
  • clinath@ed

    Apr 20, 2020 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #4

    I think Shearers “moving the goalposts” comment may have a more personal angle to it than directly referring to the take over.

    5
  • IrishRob

    Apr 20, 2020 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #5

    I hope no one tells those other gits arguing that the bus has moved.

    4
  • Bants

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #6

    Don’t know if its been mentioned on here already as I haven’t caught up yet but there has been a big plunge this morning on Pochettino. Into 11/4 from 10/1.

    Contact made?

    10
  • WLtoon

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #7

    IrishRob

    lol very funny

    1
  • JDdubai

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #8

    Bants

    no-one knows anything, everything you read is guesswork. It only takes one “expert” to suggest someone as manager and people read it and put money on it.

    time will tell…..

    0
  • Bants

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #9

    Rafa still 4/6. Allegri 5/2.

    6
  • bill

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #10

    We now have a chance to talk about football, so lets get on with it!

    2
  • WLtoon

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #11

    Seems to be quite a few of the doubters have changed their opinion on whether the takeover will go through.

    74% Yes 26% NO

    1
  • Mick

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #12

    Stop the Saudi’s and keep MA due to the human rights issues, is that view a sick joke, don’t forget that MA more more than happy to put all SD employees lives at risk when he wanted to keep his shops open during this coronavirus lock down..

    12
  • lesh

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #13

    Jib would guess Lee Marshall is working from home
    which he’s allowed to do when furloughed?

    Really?

    If Marshall’s working from home while furloughed, then I’d suggest someone’s being naughty. The idea of the furlough scheme is that taxpayers pay 80% of a person’s wage to save his/ her job when otherwise he/she would be redundant.

    If Marshall’s working for NUFC at home, then he should be paid by the club, not the taxpayer.

    32
  • lesh

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #14

    Dud anyone follow up on the Saudi plane that came into Farnborough? Could it have bringing Saudi bigwigs in to meet the FA/ EPL?

    1
  • JDdubai

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #15

    Tell you what, fantasy football is going to be interesting next season now!

    1
  • bill

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #16

    Lesh, he works for the parasite, so what else do you expect?

    4
  • the crown princes nashers

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #17

    IrishRob

    oii thats old git if ya divint mind 🙂

    1
  • WLtoon

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #18

    The Crown Prince

    From previous,,, yeah i too thought the announcement would be today but nah,, this week is looking good though

    0
  • IrishRob

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #19

    Lol

    0
  • #cans

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #20

    Jib,

    If Marshal is working from home on behalf of the club then he is in breach of furlough – the key sentence of being furloughed is below. M

    “Your employer might be able to keep you on the payroll if they’re unable to operate or have no work for you to do because of coronavirus (COVID-19). This is known as being ‘on furlough’.”

    3
  • Jib

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #21

    It depends whether posting the odd birthday congratulations
    and running a sports quiz on NUFC’s twitter site is classed
    as work or not I guess

    4
  • the crown princes nashers

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #22

    WL

    anytime does me we all want 1 thing to get rid of mikey boy well thats apart from one or two but they can apply for zero hour contracts and work in the warehouse 🙂

    1
  • #cans

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #23

    Ahhh lesh already pointed this out 🙂

    0
  • the crown princes nashers

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #24

    my tv monitor screen went to pot this morning so am on the laptop god I hate laptops 🙁

    0
  • Jib

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #25

    cans

    You don’t know

    I don’t know

    whether he’s furloughed or not

    Oh and lesh
    well he knows fcuk all about anything

    7
  • #cans

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #26

    Given that his job is media relations and he’s posting on official toon social media sites I’d pretty much say that is his job so definitely working on behalf of the club – saying that do we know he’s actually been furloughed?

    2
  • #cans

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #27

    Jib – agreed

    0
  • giimps

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #28

    If he is working from home while furloughed, the govt will (rightly so) claim any monies paid back from his employer, and even updating social media is classed as working if from an organisation account, the same goes for emailing work related subjects.

    4
  • WLtoon

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #29

    So Barcelona are thinking about giving Neymar 640k a week ffs 2.5M a month. That is a joke surely.
    I thought Barca were struggling financially at the moment . Paying wages like that , im not surprised

    4
  • Just a fan

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #30

    Irish Bob
    Hope they jumped onto a different bus lol
    19 walker circle.

    2
  • DaveD1000

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #31

    bus

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #32

    I think in reality Allegri and Simione are if anything a bit more defensive than Rafa.
    With Rafa we won the champo as top scorers and were the 5th top scorers in the PL when Miggy turned up. Plus Rafa played some gorgeous football as Chelsea boss. A 10-2 win as RM boss is still a record and the team he assembled at Napoli was insane. Strangely the Rafa haters never reference this, as the man himself would say FACTS!

    Some people still say it’s hard on Bruce. We are languishing in 13th and that looks better because we squeaked past a 10 man Soto. Plus we beat some league 1 teams in the cup. Bruce has has Miggy and St Max all season and has seen players like Shar and S Longstaff regress badly, while also being responsible for a shocking injury list too. Just looking at journeyman ”Bruce the excuse””s bang average and mediocre CV you can see why he got on so well with Ash and Charnley. Zero ambition, no questions asked.

    Rafa would bring an instant re-connect with the fans and I think we should reserve judgement until he is backed properly. Put it this way cheap Z listers like Bruce and McCardew don’t get to manage RM. Maybe instead of shooting down and back stabbing Rafa we should all be massively supporting him. He stayed with us in the champo which people seem to forget very easily.

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  • Jib

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #33
  • IrishRob

    Apr 20, 2020 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #34

    If Rafa does ever come back one thing I’d be very excited about is the return of Sean Longstaff.

    3
  • Moonraker15

    Apr 20, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #35

    Jib
    My understanding is you get furloughed when you are laid off! When working from home you should be paid by your employer. Otherwise the employer is having his cake and eating it !

    3
  • Moonraker15

    Apr 20, 2020 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #36

    I now realise I was very late with my comment. Better late than never! Like the sale of Newcastle United!
    Howay the lads!

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