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Fans Will Be So Upbeat Today – George Caulkin Reveals Deal Almost Done – Big Plans In Place For The Future

The fantastic article in the Athletic today will make Newcastle fans feel an awful lot better this Tuesday morning.

It basically says the takeover deal is done, and the papers have been into the Premier League since April 9th with no red flags coming from the league on the potential ownership of the consortium.

The deal and consortium have been brilliantly put together and led by Ms. Amanda Staveley.

As expected, they have thought through a lot of things – something Mike Ashley never did – and have a three-year plan in place for Newcastle with money to in est in both the infrastructure and in players.

They have been working hard on a mission statement for the club, which will likely be part of the takeover announcement.

The new owners want to make the club a lot more fan-friendly and have already talked to “supporters, former players and other key figures in the city.” to further understand what they want.

PIF governor and future Newcastle Chairman, Yasir Al-Rumayyan

And they have already received some contact from players’ agents with players who may want to join the new Newcastle United.

We will soon have a global presence in football after a year or two.

But the upcoming announcement will be world-wide news because Saudi Arabia is backing the club.

There will be those that denounce the deal because of the Saudi’s terrible human rights record, and on the blog, we have already received those kinds of messages.

But what can we do – ask Ms. Staveley to not go ahead with the deal?

It’s daft to even think that, and we have to hope the Saudis start to improve their human rights record and quickly.

This is what Caulkin reports was in the deal Ms. Staveley had put together two years ago, which Ashley dismissed as a waste of time:

“Two years ago, when she admitted to having financial backing from sovereign wealth funds, Staveley planned to invest £100M on players over the first two transfer windows and the same again on infrastructure”

The consortium also will use common sense with the money and try to get value for it.

And we’d be surprised if we see stupid money being paid out for players as we saw initially with Chelsea and Manchester City when they were bought by billionaires, who wanted to invest in the club.

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66 comments so far

  • IrishRob

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #41

    Mark enjoy it pal. New TV for when the football starts up again, nice!

  • Moonraker15

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #42

    Sky Sports Keith Downie Ashley has the deposit of £17 million in a frozen account and contracts signed! Just waiting for the PL ratification!
    That’s good enough for me! And Relax!

  • geordietom

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #43

    on SSN about us now looking good …

  • midweek weekend

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #44

    @ Essex

    Yeah I think so but just seeing this stuff the main news on sky sports just makes me too excited lol I assume it will be announced any day now

  • davo

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #45

    Agreed. I’d prefer he nicked off without a word.

  • IrishRob

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #46

    Is there any links to watch SSN free online? Be interesting to tune in from 12pm on, you never know!

  • Pat On The Heed

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #47

    funny how characters like Irish Rob, even entertain that Bruce would come on here to take him to task. The sheer narcissism! Oh aye This is the real table of power – you’ve got an NUFC pencil case and everything!

  • geordietom

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #48

    cant wait for the takeover to happen , cant wait for the P/L to start up again whenever that will be …

    told you was confident …


  • geordietom

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #49

    I WAS *

  • Moonraker15

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #50

    Your obviously a new fan of the toon as your knowledge is a bit sketchy!
    Some of us have been around for decades mate and carry a lot of scar tissue.
    With regards to Charnley there’s no room for sentiment! He’s going on the bin with SB!

  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #51

    Things very tense over here now. Everyone has been ordered to wear face masks when going out and police have been dispersing public gatherings by beating people with batons in a very primitive heavy handed way. Very unpleasant atmosphere which helps nothing.
    I’ll be staying home for a while so should be ok with a good supply of meat and fish in the freezer and a little local shop round the corner still selling fresh fruit and veg. Good stash of beer and wine so I’ll be able to join in the celebrations when the news comes in.

  • PJR09

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #52

    Charnley is a clown – takes 3 months to sign one player useless waste of space totally out of his depth, tea boy at best. Need Ashley and him gone asap. Time for a new start with people who are capable of doing there job and getting it done. Would luv to see someone likeRob Lee – Sir Les or Big Al involved somewhere as ex player of there standing to be a bridge with fans and media

  • the crown princes nashers

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #53

    way to gan tom youve stuck with it for ages 🙂

  • geordietom

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #54

    sorry lads and lasses cant help my self …


  • Moonraker15

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #55


    Your optimism is going to be rewarded soon mate!

  • lochinvar

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #56

    Twitter have just announced that they are bracing themselves for a surge in posts, manic hysteria and wild antics and extreme videos being released.
    They’ve bought extra ice in to cool down the servers and will restrict posts to a maximum of two per person.
    All Police leave has been cancelled and the Army are on the streets as a precaution against fat bald men with no shirts on exposing themselves in Fenwick’s window as promised.
    There’s been a run on commodities such as Craster Kippers due to demand from Essex and other parts of the country.

    The Queen has sent a message of congratulations to the end of war on Tyneside and a break out of celebrations which will be marked by 365 days of all with smiling faces. When asked for he comments her Maj was heard to say under her breath ” pure belter”. The Duke of Edinburgh just said ” divn’t dunch us wor geordies”.

    Greggs will release a Coronation Pastie to ne known as an Amanda, the first female pastie of its kind being both sweet and good for you health.

    A spokesperson for the TASK Force ( Toon Army Special K ) are said to be stocking up on cans in anticipation of

  • geordietom

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #57

    Mark …

    i only wanted what we all wanted mate rid of the Fat one …

    hows your new tv just in time for the takeover …


  • the crown princes nashers

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #58


    dont you ever ever insult tea boys again there far more brainy then penfold 😉 🙂

  • geordietom

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #59

    Moonraker …

    wish they would bliddy hurry up …

  • the crown princes nashers

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #60

    yeah I know mate all good, the tv is bloody massive good god from a 32inch to a 43 inch divint need me glasses now hahaha

  • geordietom

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #61

    got a bottle of Balkan 176 Vodka waiting here , its sitting here saying to me open me will you , boy am i tempted . when the fat one slings his hook …

  • geordietom

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #62

    Mark …

    good on you mate enjoy the tv i’m sure you will …

  • geordietom

    Apr 21, 2020 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #63


    are people gonna sing this at the match ? …

  • Smokey mcpot

    Apr 21, 2020 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #64

    The truly magnificent fact for all toon fans.

    Last few years we’ve been dredding the return of pards, now were debating which peasant club to pluck a manager from.

    #lifegoals #tooncoaster

  • Sav

    Apr 21, 2020 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #65

    Did Penfold not preside over all those derisory offers for players we were never going to sign ? He may only have been doing as he’s told, but as a Prem club CEO he’s not up to snuff. Its back to the Accounts Dept for loyalty and years of service or take his P45. The Beardsley Affair is another one he failed to deal with properly. TAnd finally, there’s too many photos of him sitting smirking smugly alongside the Fat Controller for the sight of his mug not to leave a sour taste of 13 years being derided and disregarded as fans.Following Orders has always been a poor excuse or as they say, if you sup with the devil you’d better have a long spoon.

  • lesh

    Apr 21, 2020 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #66

    Bill’s son

    You’re asking for evidence that Charnley’s promoted beyond his ability?

    You’re either very lonely or a narcissist


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