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Ashley’s Frustration, Want Away Attacker Linked, And Free Agent In Limbo – Today’s News Roundup

Today a report says Mike Ashley is frustrated as the EPL approval process enters its fifth week, Newcastle are reportedly tracking former Chelsea winger Bertrand Traore, and Geordie goalkeeper Mark Gillespie’s dream move back home is under threat.

Here is the roundup of today’s articles and news from The Newcastle United Blog.

63 comments so far

  • Bladey

    May 12, 2020 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Oh dear word on the grapevine takeover is off epl will not be passing the Saudi’s attempt at owning nufc

  • Online Guy

    May 12, 2020 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #2


    This takeover taking time .

    Wringing us Newcastle United Supporters out .

    Anyway I’v been playing Sax with an old buddy …dont worry we keep a good 2 metres apart .

    We practice Safe Sax .

  • TomaKaThor

    May 12, 2020 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #3

    What happened to that guy who said a plane came to Newcastle today from Saudi via Switz.. And said he wouldn’t say what he knew because of fear of getting slated… Another clown pretending he knew something haha

  • Online Guy

    May 12, 2020 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #4

    Who would have thought that a playful light hearted comment like the one # 2 here would attract a low life attack on another Newcastle fan by Jib

    A fellow with no self respect .

  • Online Guy

    May 12, 2020 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Who would be a Newcastle supporter ..seems like everyone and his dog wants to take a bite .

    Feels like I’m Surfing in an Oasis of promise in desert of pessimism , out Saudi way.

  • Jib

    May 12, 2020 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Opinions are the last thing twitter needs more of!
    The only one that matters at this point is the Premier League’s and they’ll give it soon enough.
    Being in meltdown won’t make it happen any quicker.

    Well said George Caulkin

  • jane

    May 12, 2020 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #7

    i wonder when Danny Rose’s loan was up to. maybe he was never going to play again this season anyway.

  • Rotonda heights

    May 12, 2020 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #8


    Spelling wringing without the w wasn’t great but you spelt racist as rascist yesterday. Does that make you a thicko also?

    Tbf a lot of people on here spell lose as loose and their as there, to name a few.

  • Online Guy

    May 12, 2020 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #9


    For a Man of senior years ..a Lecturer in modern languages and various other responsible positions in society, you act and behave towards others like a juvenile delinquent .

    I turned a deaf un’ at your abuse of last week … no more of you’re low life behaviour will be tolerated..you have crossed the line .

    Your Like a little Child .

  • Jib

    May 12, 2020 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Rotonda heights
    Mine was a genuine typo but OLG is thick as pigs shit

  • Jib

    May 12, 2020 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #11

    You’re like a little child you fcukwit

  • Online Guy

    May 12, 2020 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #12


    Senior years and half a brain to constantly feel the need to attack people on an otherwise peaceful football blog .. My 7 year old Grandson has more sense and manners than you Jib.

    North Shields must be proud of you .

  • Online Guy

    May 12, 2020 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Oh Jib

    You have now resorted to Fcukwit …

    Like I said you have no self respect ..

    You hate yourself .

    What a pleasant individual .. Your family will be proud .

  • Online Guy

    May 12, 2020 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #14

    You’re ..

  • ctommo

    May 12, 2020 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #15

    Bladey is in, he puts my mind at rest,
    The takeover will come, no matter what he protest.
    Some call him a mackem, some say he’s a wum, that’s not hard to tell, he’s up Ashley’s…..
    The night shift will come, they know how to chat,
    With music and knowledge, and a lack of black cats.
    Tomorrow we’ll be here, a day closer it seems, til Staveley will save us, and we’ll see our dreams.
    So that’s tonight’s rhyme,
    For its roundup time
    I’ll carry on doing this, so long as there’s wine.

  • Online Guy

    May 12, 2020 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #16

    I’m off guys

    Will leave you with the saddo.

    Bad atmosphere with him around I’m afraid ..Dont need it .

    Goodnight all.

  • toon22

    May 12, 2020 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #17

    This years sales getting boring now


    Its never Jabbas fault

  • Beardosfacedouble

    May 12, 2020 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #18

    still waiting for the takeover – getting a bit grumpy.
    sit here reading others getting grumpy with eachother – we’re all true fans, just stop it – well most of us are, or
    watch 9pm ITV4, original Get Cater – Michael Caine & Britt Ekland in Newcastle….

    see ya, catch ya latz

  • geordietom

    May 12, 2020 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #19

    Keith Downie
    Can understand #NUFC supporters being desperate for a takeover timescale, but anyone putting a date on it is taking a punt. Also worth remembering the Premier League have a lot on their plate at present #NUFCTakeover

    7:31 PM – May 11, 2020 · Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

  • jane

    May 12, 2020 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #20

    rules when players return to training on Monday..

    Tackling will be banned
    pitches disinfected
    players restricted to groups of five
    social distancing must be “strictly observed”.
    Corner-flags, balls, cones, goalposts and even playing surfaces will be disinfected after each session.
    training restricted to 75 minutes.
    twice-weekly testing
    daily pre-training questionnaire and temperature check.
    meticulous personal hygiene and use of PPE
    no congregation in communal areas, including but not limited to medical rooms and gym areas.
    cannot share transport with anyone to and from the training ground
    vehicle interiors should be cleaned regularly.
    Team vehicles and public transport should not be used.


  • jane

    May 12, 2020 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #21

    toon22 you may have to change your speech bubble.

  • Tackle from behind

    May 12, 2020 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #22

    Shouldn’t that be YOU’RE like a child?
    Just sayin like 🙂

  • Just a fan

    May 12, 2020 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #23

    Jib.the line you crossed.
    Was it the wichata line lol
    He is such a cad

  • Hal

    May 12, 2020 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #24

    This made me laugh.


    Just what they going to do, even if they had the power to try and block it. Strike and refuse to play? I don’t think so, breach of rules, point deduction or relegation from the PL and fines. No they won’t risk that, to much money in the PL for any team to risk it.

  • Tonytoon73

    May 12, 2020 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #25

    Craig No Hope of the Daily Fail
    He brings a story out about the takeover and all us Geordies panicking but the same paper on bbc gossip is saying that we are putting a package together to get Gareth Bale for 53 million ffs journalists have not got a clue what is going on with this takeover.

  • fairscup

    May 12, 2020 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Looks like Idris Elba slipped through the net then, Tom Hanks must have tipped him the wink.

    Just thinking – imagine if Luther could play football he would be Koulibaly.

  • toon22

    May 12, 2020 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #28


    I think youll find it will stay
    Im going to go along with this until the first game
    Im going to enjoy the takeover while im at it im going to help him dig that hole that little bit deeper

    Its na no loose stance

    He sells or he leaves himself in a position he cant imagine
    One of his goons once said ” they dont know how horrible we cant be”

    Theyve no idea about horrible yet, lets see

  • Uncertain Toon/World

    May 12, 2020 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #29

    Jib, did you get chinned a lot at school? Gobshite pest.

  • toon22

    May 12, 2020 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Hiya Lee Marshal

    Im sure the new owners will love the fact youve been trolling this blog all these years

  • lochinvar

    May 12, 2020 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #31

    Tonytoon just said it but as per the BBC version
    Newcastle are ready to spend £53m to offer Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 30, a route back to the Premier League this summer. (Daily Mail)

    Really ?
    And which owner has tipped them off on this mind boggling scoop ?
    Ashley or Staveley ?
    Or the Invisible Man ? ( or woman to be politically correct )

    Why isn’t there a paper called the Daily Femail ?
    Things used to be so much more simple.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    May 12, 2020 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #32

    Re going back to work;

    I wonder how many people know about this legislation…

    My bet is hell of a lot of people soon will…


  • naptoon

    May 12, 2020 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #33

    Protection for whistleblowers pulled that exact card out the other day at graft. Employers and employees are responsible for h+s if an employee thinks something is unsafe raise it with your employer, if not satisfied with response go to council, HSE, whoever is responsible for overlooking h+s at your workplace and you can’t be victimised.

  • lochinvar

    May 12, 2020 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #34

    the new rules for training are ludicrous
    makes tig or is it tag look dangerous

    Golfers can play again but mustn’t touch the flag pole and ball cleaners will be removed from around the tees

    and the Premier League want players including the more vunerable BAME players to participate in a contact sport ?
    Those naught TV people must have an awfully big stick to wave at them

    Just call it a day and then Ashley or Amanda can refund us for the remaining matches this season that Season Ticket holders have paid for. Oh yes and the FA Cup match as well. Ta.

  • lochinvar

    May 12, 2020 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #35

    Jane and the FA guidelines

    meticulous personal hygiene and use of PPE

    Scousers will be ok they use Nivea don’t they ?

  • naptoon

    May 12, 2020 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #36

    I’m still of the mind football (at the top echelons) is quite safe without crowds got to be more risky down the supermarket, or in a care home or as a bus driver. Best medical care available, all fit young people, very little contact with general public …. I don’t know, to me its a bit galling people in manufacturing for example are being told to get back onto the factory floor while footballers reckon its to risky. Money talks I suppose.

  • Mick

    May 12, 2020 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #37

    I have to admit that I am now concerned about the takeover happening, to much opposition from to many for the FA to ignore, the pressure they are under could be too much, it could be blocked, hope I’m wrong but the longer it goes on the greater the number of complaints/opposition we seem to hear.

  • carltoon

    May 12, 2020 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #38

    The PL have never come out and said how long it will take, I think they’ve got bigger priorities at the moment, four weeks is a guideline, we’ve just got to stay calm, we’ll find out soon enough one way or the other. Don’t think these new rumours are credible, least I hope not.

  • Bladey

    May 12, 2020 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #39

    You plebs would love it if I were a scumberland fan sadly your wrong
    A wum yeah sometimes
    But mainly a thorn in the kiss arse season ticket holders who s@@@ on the real fans trying their best to oust the fat man
    That’s why if the takeover fails tough s@@@
    I hope you see his smug face at all home games when you are allowed back in to games
    You deserve each other
    So sorry to the fans that tried having to put up with a bunch of sniviling cowards

  • carltoon

    May 12, 2020 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #40

    Danny Rose a great fullback. Not match fit? Maybe because he hadn’t played a match for awhile. It was the same as Rondon remember overweight not match fit. Yes he is in a high risk category. He was responding to the Moron saying it would lift the nation’s spirit. Why should footballers go back until it’s absolutely safe.


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