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The Latest On The Takeover Today From Sky Sports – It’s Got To Be Good News



There has been a Sky Sports Football podcast, where reporter Keith Downie has discussed the current state of the Newcastle takeover led by financier Ms. Amanda Staveley.

Downie backs up recent reports by saying the owners’, and directors’ test seems to be in its final stages – at the end game, so to speak.

We really hope that’s true so that an announcement can be made soon – buy we’ve said that for at least two weeks now.

But despite a lot of negative reports coming out, they say the takeover is still on track.

This is some of what Keith has said:

“In terms of the takeover going through, we’re pretty much at the final knocking.”

“A lot of spadework has been done, certainly in the last two months, but even more so in the last couple of years.”

“We know Amanda Staveley tried to buy the club at the end of 2017 and failed to do so, when it ended quite acrimoniously with Mike Ashley at the time, when he described her as a waste of time.”

“Now the two of them have got back together and I’m told by sources on Staveley’s side of things that they’ve kissed and made up, so to speak, that that is water under the bridge now and here we are.”

“It’s now with the Premier League. There are two things to do: it needs to get the thumbs up from the Premier League, which is proving a little bit more difficult than some thought.”

“And then, if and when that happens, it’s a case of the remainder of the funds being transferred to Mike Ashley.

“It’s been with the Premier League for a number of weeks now but that can happen, it can take weeks, it can take months.”

“With the current pandemic we’ve got, I think that makes it even more difficult to work out when we’ll have a resolution to this.

There’s really no new news there from Downie, as you can see, but at this stage of the vetting of the takeover, we don’t want to hear much news at all.

In this case, no news is good news with so many organizations wanting the acquisition to fail, and Italian club Roma have even made overtures to the Saudis to buy them if the Newcastle deal fails.

There has to be a lot of jealousy out there from both clubs, organizations and individuals that Newcastle may quickly become the richest club in the world – there has been a lot of that going on.

The other good news that Neil reported on today is that the DCMS (Digital, Culture, Media, and Sports) Committee will reject a call for an evidence session on the Saudi TV channel’s (beoutQ) piracy claims

Surely it cannot be too much longer before this deal is approved by the Premier League?

We are waiting and trying to be patient.

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49 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    May 15, 2020 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #1

    Pirates! Murderers! Gun Runners!
    Barton down the hatches!
    Hoist the main sail!
    Put the cans on ice!
    There be a storm brewin!

    3
  • RobLeenio

    May 15, 2020 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #2

    Double-bus and good!

    😉

    0
  • Munster Mag

    May 15, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #3

    Pretty misleading headline to be fair.

    3
  • RobLeenio

    May 15, 2020 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Apparently Real Madrid want Bale off their books and could even let him go on a free….

    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/gareth-bale-newcastle-tottenham-transfer-18254998

    2
  • Munster Mag

    May 15, 2020 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Wasn’t today the final day of exclusivity? I have been very optimistic about today so I will stick with it. But as I said last night, you have to wonder if there would be half this palaver if Spurs were in the same boat. And that not nufc supporter paranoia speaking.

    5
  • the Northumbrian

    May 15, 2020 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #6

    Lindisfarne bit early for drinking the mead

    0
  • geordietom

    May 15, 2020 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #7

    Shit I forgot to put a repost on 😀

    0
  • southafricantoon

    May 15, 2020 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #8

    I have no more cans left

    4
  • geordietom

    May 15, 2020 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #9

    2 south african toons , plenty geordies in south africa , unless its the same lad 😀

    4
  • the crown princes nashers

    May 15, 2020 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #10

    the problem with bale rob is hes getting older plus more injuries and his wages are just plain stupid, fair enough get a couple of good signings in but being robbed by these players in wages wise is just stupid, I would prefer hungry young players but thats just my thoughts on it

    13
  • the Northumbrian

    May 15, 2020 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #11

    Tom no matter which country you are in the world you always hear gods beautiful accent somewhere somewhere

    4
  • the crown princes nashers

    May 15, 2020 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #12

    the bus has moved more like the turbo jet bus moved 🙂

    0
  • the Northumbrian

    May 15, 2020 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #13

    Where did the echo come from?

    3
  • JDdubai

    May 15, 2020 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #14

    Munster

    Fairly sure the exlcusivity is just for the negotiating stage before an agreement is reached – stops the seller making deals with 2 parties at the same time.

    Once it is agreed and contracts signed then exclusivity doesnt matter. Ashley could start negotiating with another prospective buyer in case this deal falls through, but there is nothing that can be done if the PL approves and the money gets transferred.

    7
  • The Hit Man & Her

    May 15, 2020 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #15

    No news is exactly that.

    3
  • the crown princes nashers

    May 15, 2020 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #16

    the Northumbrian

    my brother went to sydney and he and his good wife went into a pub there it sold newcastle broone ale, the young lass asked what he wanted and just said can you just continue talking to me while i get your drink hahaha she loved his accent, then my brother went to drink it it was off, so he said oii lassy the broone ales off want another bottle so the manager was called he said whats up he was a geordie so when my brother said it was off the broone he said aye it is changed it over, the lasses loved his accent mind it upset his wife she said come on out of here or its the divorce courts for you son 🙂

    7
  • Jib

    May 15, 2020 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #17

    the crown princes nashers
    amble now thats a blast from the past, we used to have a caravan there when I was a kid,

    It wasn’t on the links opposite coquet island ?

    My family did too !

    4
  • southafricantoon

    May 15, 2020 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #18

    Goerdietom we are very few that support newcastle here… The rest are manure, man shitty and liver fools….. But the one good thing about South africa is that there isn’t one Sunderland supporter here ?

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  • the crown princes nashers

    May 15, 2020 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #19

    aye jib it was, small world eh, our caravan was near the dunes next to the stone wall entry to the right hand side 6th caravan down

    1
  • Munster Mag

    May 15, 2020 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #20

    Jd, yes you are correct tks for clarifying.

    1
  • Novocastrian66

    May 15, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #21

    I love Warkworth. I was going to go to Amble for Easter until all this shit blew up. Amble is getting very popular now, there are a few decent restaurants springing up. They may end up being shut down now. It’s a shame after working hard to build up good businesses.

    2
  • Jib

    May 15, 2020 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #22

    ours was about the closest to the beach
    we nearly always used to cycle to warkworth to fish the coquet
    on hot summers mackerel from amble pier

    0
  • Malta Mag

    May 15, 2020 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #23

    Even though I believe it will happen you can’t help feel nervous at the time it’s taking. Common sense tells you it’s bound to take time but this is Newcastle with a history of disappointment so forgive a little pessimism creeping in. I can not even contemplate the disappointment if this doesn’t happen but on the flip side can me imagine the euphoria if it does?????

    0
  • geordietom

    May 15, 2020 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #24

    Northumbrian …

    funny you should say that mate , we were at the Temple of Kom Ombo in Eygpt the wife and thought we were the only Geordies there met a couple their from Wallsend small world …

    2
  • ScoopSouthAfrica

    May 15, 2020 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #25

    GeordieTom #9
    Just another one from South Africa since 1982, residing in Secunda.

    6
  • the crown princes nashers

    May 15, 2020 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #26

    aye warkworth is lovely place as well novo, cresswell was to the right of the caravan park at amble, we went all along the coast up to eyemouth when i was a kid but the caravan was always at amble my mother loved the place

    1
  • southafricantoon

    May 15, 2020 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #27

    Last year I went to Mauritius on a honeymoon and walking top less there someone say my newcastle tattoo on my arm…. He called me over…. We spoke for about 3 hours drinking…. He’s from newcastle….. I couldn’t understand a word he was saying….. But I love the accent ?….. He was so impressed that I’m from south africa and have a newcastle tattoo…. I could sense the proudness

    12
  • the crown princes nashers

    May 15, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #28

    its like the saying where ever you are in the world there will always be a geordie somewhere 🙂

    2
  • geordietom

    May 15, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #29

    southafricantoon…

    Boksburg ? you any where near there …

    sunderland fans wont go to SA mate they dont do cheezy chips over there … 😀

    4
  • geordietom

    May 15, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #30

    Howay the south african Toons …

    4
  • RobLeenio

    May 15, 2020 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #31

    Nashers, I think wage bills will be less of a problem for us going forward.

    😉

    Signing Bale would be just the kind of statement of intent that the new owners need to show the rest of the World’s top players, including the top young players (and their agents) that we are open for business.

    £200k per week for 3 years is around £30M. We spent more on Joelinton than that, just on his transfer fee. Even if we paid £20M as a transfer fee, £50M for someone like Bale is nowt!

    8
  • Jib

    May 15, 2020 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #32

    Used to camp at Coldingham as well
    all together now – those were the days my friend

    1
  • the crown princes nashers

    May 15, 2020 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #33

    jib

    I bet you can remember the small boats that used to go around coquet island aye we used to go on them as well, amble site wasnt very big at the time we went but it grew a lot bigger over the years, cresswell used to be a private site dont know if it still is now

    0
  • geordietom

    May 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #34

    jib …

    Mary hopkins 😀

    3
  • Jib

    May 15, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #35

    Bale is on £350k pw

    0
  • the crown princes nashers

    May 15, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #36

    aye maybe rob, with everything going on I think it would say right you b%^&%^&%^ds lets see whos laughing now 🙂

    1
  • Novocastrian66

    May 15, 2020 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #37

    Alnmouth is class too. In fact it’s everywhere is class up there. My dream is to live up there when i retire. Properties are getting a bit expensive now though. I blame that pile of shite Vera.

    4
  • the crown princes nashers

    May 15, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #38

    aye true novo there isnt a bad place up the north coast like all very beautiful

    0
  • Novocastrian66

    May 15, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #39

    One year I blagged a load of fish off one of the boats at Seahouses. My and my cousin sold the fish on the harbour. I think I was about 12. Great times.

    0
  • geordietom

    May 15, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #40

    Once upon a time there was a tavern ( the strawberry )
    Where we used to raise a glass or two
    Remember how we laughed away the hours
    And dreamed of all the great things we would do
    Those were the days, my friend
    We thought they’d never end
    We’d sing and dance forever and a day
    We support the toon
    We’d play and never lose
    For we were young and sure to have our way.
    la la la la la la

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