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Former Newcastle Star – Fans Can Dream Again If Takeover Successful



It could only happen at Newcastle, where the Premier League’s owners and directors test has dragged on for five weeks and one day now and has been openly discussed around the world.

That’s because of a few things, with one being that nothing is ever easy for Newcastle United – it’s in our DNA.

But with the £300M bid, led by Amanda Staveley being backed 80% by the Saudi Arabia Wealth Fund – that has piqued interest because of the Saudi’s awful human right record.

A Saudi TV channel beoutQ has also allegedly been stealing the Premier League signals of the games put out by Qatar-based beIN Sports, and that has caused some calls for the deal to be turned down.

We suppose the good thing after five weeks of scrutiny by the Premier League is that the deal is still alive, and the longer it goes, we are hoping the less chance it has of failing.

We are hoping that’s the case.

But once the deal is given the Premier League’s blessing, we can all celebrate, and the anxieties will lift.

We can then all look forward to years of Newcastle United becoming and staying one of the best clubs in world football.

Amanda Staveley – likely to run the club as the new CEO

There has been a Sky Sports Football podcast, where reporter Keith Downie and former Newcastle center-back Seve Howie have been discussing the takeover.

Here’s some of that Steve has said today:

“I think one of the key words is excitement.”

“Also hopefully being in a position where the fans can dream a little. I think when Mike Ashley took over that was a possibility, but the fans very quickly realized that wasn’t going to be a possibility.”

“Fans will have seen how desperate the situation was at Manchester City and look at where they are now, look at the money Roman Abramovich has brought into Chelsea as well.”

“Manchester City were in a lot worse a position but to have people coming into the club which have the financial backing they say they have.”

“Newcastle fans are thinking, ‘can we dream once more, can we recapture the era under Kevin Keegan when Sir John Hall and Freddy Shepherd were in charge?'”

“They’ve had 13 years of broken promises.”

“You look at the number of times Newcastle have struggled and you think, ‘we’re looking forward to the transfer market and thinking we need A, B, and C to help the squad’ – and sometimes there was nobody who came in.”

“I think the Newcastle fans, if this hopefully goes through, then they have got something to look forward to.”

It’s not only the team that will improve, but the infrastructure of the club will be upgraded too.

And the new owners have promised to invest £200M over the next three years in both team and infrastructure improvements.

Notice that’s in addition to what the club makes from our revenues, which will rise based primarily on increased commercial payments, but also on (hopefully) finishing a lot higher in the Premier League.

Every home game at St. James’ Park is also likely to be a sellout, and season tickets will be in really high demand.

Sounds good, great fantastic to us.

And we’re sure the owners will keep a close watch on the Financial Fair Play rules, so we don’t run foul of them, as both Manchester City and PSG have in recent years.

Manchester City have been barred for the next two years from European competition for not abiding by FFP rules.

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49 comments so far

  • JP...from The Rock

    May 15, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Let’s hope our bright future is right around the corner. Then this sleeping giant will wake up and the whole world will know what they’ve been messing with!

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  • RobLeenio

    May 15, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #2

    For those wondering which Bundesliga team to support this weekend.

    https://twitter.com/borussia_en/status/1258327461466648578

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  • captainmarvel

    May 15, 2020 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #3

    Bloody hell it’s hard to keep up!
    Crown Prince..If you do get back to Amble a must is the steak pies from the Amble butcher they are absolutely delicious…

    1
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 15, 2020 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #4

    When you see Bale play for Wales he is actually unreal! The nation and players are behind him whereas at Madrid he feels unloved !

    I imagine if we were to sign him he would thrive playing at St James’s park with the crowd cheering his every touch would win games on his own if he is fit and I guess that is the worry with him he’s always injured!!!!

    1
  • Novocastrian66

    May 15, 2020 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #5

    Who plays in black and white Rob?

    1
  • geordietom

    May 15, 2020 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #6

    southafricantoon…

    just checked mate wouldn’t like to walk it , 1,419.0 km)…

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  • geordietom

    May 15, 2020 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #7

    wish i never mentioned Amble now lol 😀

    1
  • Captain AmeriMag

    May 15, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #8

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NUFC360/status/1261230965214654464

    Coutinho’s agent confirming the papers are full of crap!

    The transfer stories are rubbish, the negative takeover stories are rubbish.

    Premier League green light is coming very soon.

    #CANS

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  • the Northumbrian

    May 15, 2020 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #9

    Christ these buses are moving faster than a scumberland supporter after seeing a post on Facebook advertising free cheesy chips

    2
  • giimps

    May 15, 2020 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #10

    Fishing off Amble pier up near the lighthouse has been fruitful for me and my son in the past, started taking him when he was 4 , great in the summer for poddlers and flatties , like Job says, Mackeral in July /August off the end .
    Great times , and if we failed to catch anything wed call into the chippy just up the street from the car park for fish and chips and eat them in the car.
    Everyone who passes is really friendly too, always asking how were doing and what bait were using …..lovely area up there and only 15 mins in the car ……cant wait to get back up there in the summer.

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  • giimps

    May 15, 2020 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #11

    Jib not Job

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  • Jib

    May 15, 2020 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #12

    Kia Joorabchian, agent of Philippe Coutinho: “At the moment we have not spoken to anybody about any deals whatsoever.”

    1
  • RobLeenio

    May 15, 2020 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #13

    Novo, not sure mate, but Borussia Moenchengladbach have black and white stripes in their logo (though horizontal) and their local rivals FC Koln have a partnership with Sunderland AFC!

    Howay Die Fohlen!

    6
  • the crown princes nashers

    May 15, 2020 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #14

    will do captain 🙂

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    May 15, 2020 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #15

    Other stellar pies are from the butchers in Seahouses just off the roundabout on the left on the road to North Sunderland.

    The steak pies and chicken and mushroom pies are superb with pastry to die for.

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  • Jib

    May 15, 2020 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #16

    Forecast for a hot summer
    Hot weather brings the sandeels into the river and the mackerel follow them
    and they will bite at anything shiny and silvery

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  • RobLeenio

    May 15, 2020 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #17
  • IrishRob

    May 15, 2020 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #18

    If you wanna take your mind off the failedover, watch this. Keegan’s rights and wrongs during his first stint.

    http://www.true-faith.co.uk/podcast-unpopular-opinions-2-discussing-kevin-keegans-biggest-managerial-decisions-between-1992-and-1997/

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  • the Northumbrian

    May 15, 2020 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #19

    Did somebody say just eat,,, ooohhhh

    1
  • geordietom

    May 15, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #20

    Robleenio .#17 …

    i hope he sings better than he can play football …

    i’ll get me coat 😀

    1
  • Munster Mag

    May 15, 2020 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #21

    Love the mackerel. Caught 525 in one summer. Yes I counted them!

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  • the Northumbrian

    May 15, 2020 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #22

    Who can forget craster for the kippers a kings breakfast my dad used to say.

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  • giimps

    May 15, 2020 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #23

    The poddlers like the sandeels too, as well as a bit ragworm. The Mackerel are decent fighters if you get a decent sized one on a spinning rod ( not as good as Bass though) great fun for adult and child alike when they’re on.

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  • It's on

    May 15, 2020 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #24

    Firstly, I am certain the deal is done and parties other than the buyer and seller are causing the delay in announcement. That said, if the PL actually refuse the deal, I am finished with the PL. I will be looking for a German team to support.

    The only way to get me (and I suspect, others) back, would be for the PL to have a handicap system/roster balancing to prevent, Liverpool, Man U, Man C, The London Clubs from winning all the time.

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  • IrishRob

    May 15, 2020 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #25

    Mackerel are a funny fish. Eat them fresh from the line and they are one of the most delicious fish in the sea, eat them even a day later and they are positively disgusting and exceptionally fishy.

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  • giimps

    May 15, 2020 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #26

    Craster kippers are great, the most Mackeral i got was when i was a kid , 178 in 5 days fishing off lymeburn at the Alcan hotpipe before it closed, it was that good then, there was a guy filled a pail bottom with silver paper, went out into the breakers with waders on and got 8 mackerel in when he came back, snapped the handle on his pail as the holes he put in the bottom werent big enough to let the water out fast enough

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  • geordietom

    May 15, 2020 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #27

    Munster …

    i dont like mackerel mate . prefer Haddock , partial to rolls mops , or baked herring …

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  • the Northumbrian

    May 15, 2020 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #28

    My dad used to take me to shields fish quay on a Sunday morning, he wanted his roll mops but I was after the black pudding still warm freshly made.
    I used to sit in the back of the car chomping away an by the time I got home I looked like coco the clown

    1
  • Mund

    May 15, 2020 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #29

    It’s a little bit fishy on the blog today

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  • Crammy Mag

    May 15, 2020 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #30

    If any of you want to follow a Bundesliga club then surely it should be Schalke. They play in Gelsenkirchen which happens to be twinned with Newcastle since the 40’s.

    Also if anyone is interested, Steve Wraith is doing an instagram live session with Neil Mitchell aka the Geordie Dentist re the takeover. I believe it is today at 6 – 7. When he was on the other night he reckons the Saudi’s have ringfenced £700 million towards the Newcastle project. Don’t know how reliable he is though.

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  • geordietom

    May 15, 2020 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #31

    never mind Cans lets get the Mackerels out …

    😀

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  • the Northumbrian

    May 15, 2020 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #32

    Giimps you must be local to me mate! 15 mins to amble, me too, fishing off the waste pipe at alcan me too.

    1
  • IrishRob

    May 15, 2020 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #33

    Whiting are one of my favourite sea fish. Gurnard are delicious too,they call them the chicken of the sea.

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  • Mund

    May 15, 2020 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #34

    #lobster

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  • It's on

    May 15, 2020 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #35

    I think Schalke aswell. (The crew of Das Boot supported Schalke)

    1
  • geordietom

    May 15, 2020 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #36

    Is it ok to put a Repost on …

    😀

    0
  • IrishRob

    May 15, 2020 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #37

    Dont ever eat fish caught anywhere near effluent discharge pipes, they eat all that crap and are not healthy fish!

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  • IrishRob

    May 15, 2020 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #38

    Yes Tom put it up 3 times if u want.

    1
  • geordietom

    May 15, 2020 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #39

    a mate of mine loves his sea fishing , he’s from Cambois , he reckons he’s caught Sea Bass at the Alcan …

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  • geordietom

    May 15, 2020 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #40

    irish rob … 😀

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