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It’s A Sunday – So Here’s An Update On The Takeover – Including George Caulkin’s Take On The Current Situation



It’s a very difficult time for Newcastle United and has been since April 9th when the takeover papers were sent to the Premier League for their owners’ and directors’ test.

But we have heard nothing from them.

And the season ends today with Newcastle comfortably placed in 13th position thanks to a good job done by manager Steve Bruce this season.

The PL have also done well to get the league finished – I was one who never thought it would be possible – wrong again.

But you cannot say the PL have done a good job on the takeover.

It’s just been too long, and we were hoping they may have approved the deal before the last game of the season, but no.

And the transfer window opens tomorrow, so it’s going to hamper Newcastle, not knowing who will be the owner when next season starts on September 12th.

The transfer targets we have under Amanda Staveley will be different than those under the miserly and missing Mike Ashley.

So it behooves the PL to make the decision.

If they turn it down now, after all these months, it would be shocking, and a real body blow to Newcastle fans.

Amanda Staveley – potential new CEO at Newcastle United

It doesn’t seem that the Athletic’s respected journalist George Caulkin has too much to offer on the deal either, as he tweeted this yesterday.

And former Newcastle left-back Olivier Bernard sent out an interesting tweet – he’s either just hoping and praying like the rest of us, or else he’s been told that it will happen by somebody in the know.

Those are good comments from Olivier, and if the takeover is successful, it will indeed return Newcastle United to being one of the great clubs and teams in England – and the world for that matter.

That’s the vision.

Our fan support will also set a new standard for the rich clubs.

If the deal is going to happen, then the PL must make a decision and announce it early this coming week, so Newcastle can get going on their transfers.

The Premier League, led by CEO Richard Masters, have not looked too competent in the process.

And this nonsense about “it will take as long as it takes” is just that – nonsense.

If it’s taking this long, just turn it down and allow Newcastle to move forward.

Not much new news here – but we are hoping for an announcement soon – like in the next few days,

Yes, I know it’s the same old, same old.

But if there’s no announcement soon, it becomes more and more difficult for Newcastle.

But what’s new?

Howay The Bonnie Lads!!

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51 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #1

    I’ll spare the repost.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #2

    Burning question: Will we finish top of the bottom or bottom of the middle?

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #3

    Munster,
    It takes a top manager to get the balance right, that is why we have the worst defence post restart since he started with his attacking football malarkey.

    9
  • toon22

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Jail

    Yeh I’d agree
    Today is either his last hame as owner or we won’t even do a Leeds
    Make or break

    6
  • toon22

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Hope we don’t have another 7 weeks of no comment
    Every week hurts the club that bit more

    6
  • Shoulders knees

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Toon22
    Not a little bit more but massively just look at this blog 😉

    2
  • hibbit

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #7

    today is a watershed for the fans the club and the city all 3 are staring into the abyss if this goes pear shaped,
    and the consequences are absolutely frightening,

    18
  • Mund

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #8

    hibbit

    Do you still believe mate? Or is just nerves? I can relate to that

    3
  • Mund

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #9

    George Caulkin
    @GeorgeCaulkin
    Replying to
    @solaidback69
    and
    @toonlad9
    I’m just telling you how it’s been. For Carroll, Manquillo contracts etc, they were kept informed but didn’t get a say.

    2
  • Mund

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #10

    George Caulkin
    @GeorgeCaulkin
    Replying to
    @toonlad9
    and
    @hardy27
    Yes, exactly. They were talking about their own transfer targets and who they would want to keep at the club. They’ve done that a few times over last few months though.

    2
  • Mund

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #11

    George Caulkin
    @GeorgeCaulkin
    Replying to
    @hardy27
    and
    @toonlad9
    The window opening gave them that bit of urgency again, yes. But they have to be in to make signings, obviously.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #12

    I suppose someone told Steve that it’s probably better just to say we need to raise the bar than to just keep reminding us of how shite we are and not to expect much. You might get away with it when you’ve got no crowds, comments like that aren’t really appreciated after you’ve just been humped off Liverpool 5-0 at home.

    7
  • fairscup

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #13

    If this take over doesn’t happen then next season might just drive me to acid.

    Up to press the only LSD I’ve had was on the back axle of my Capri 2.8 injection.

    4
  • geordietom

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #14

    there should be only one update about the takeover and we all know what that is /want …

    1
  • Mund

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #15

    Tom

    That’s all that’s left to do with apparently all questions asked and all paperwork filed.

    Just the wait for the answer now

    2
  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #16

    Trying to put a positive spin on Bruce’s remarks
    I think he knows something
    That had all the hallmarks of a job interview being carried out in the media

    5
  • Mund

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #17

    Check Muz out getting articles about him left right and centre

    1
  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #18

    pretty sure we came 10th first season back up, so was Rafa spectacularly over achieving then bruce?

    5
  • Mund

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #19

    Are we still comparing?

    2
  • geordietom

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #20

    Mund …

    thats what i was saying , its gone on to long we need a answer sooner rather than later …

    2
  • GhostToon

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #21

    Jib

    Hope you are right.

    1
  • geordietom

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #22

    compare.com…

    2
  • geordietom

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #23

    i’m confident and i’m staying confident about the takeover at our club happening…

    6
  • geordietom

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #24

    i was thinking about the tops for next season , yellow purple…

    just think if they had put a pic up of a green top for next season , the blog twitter etc would of went into melt down …

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #25

    Rotonda heights
    We were joint 10th on points with Palace and B’Mouth
    we were 10th on GD
    We had 44 points the same as today

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #26

    Jib,
    We were on 41 points going in to the last game, the thrashing of Chelsea ensured our top ten finish.

    3
  • hibbit

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #27

    Mund
    I don’t know what to think,

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #28

    Jail

    What a game that was. Could’ve had a few more I thought, too!

    1
  • Finnh93

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #29

    I will ask again, what makes people think the prem hasn’t already rejected the takeover?

    6
  • geordietom

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #30
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #31

    Our last games of the season have been games of the season for the last 2 seasons have been 3-0 at Chelsea and 4-0 at Fulham. I’d love us to do something similar again today 😀

    1
  • Mund

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #32

    hibbit

    I feel you mate i do. I won’t let my mind go there tho

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #34

    Finnh93,
    If they had someone would have said.

    0
  • hibbit

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #35

    the only person todays result is relevant to is Steve Bruce,
    if we get well beaten today he can wave goodbye to any hopes he has of keeping the job if the takeover does go through,

    4
  • Mund

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #36

    I think nerves are there because we are in the end game now with the takeover and you can’t blame people for worrying about it one way or another.

    For me it will be done and we will enter a new era but we are all on tenterhooks right now.

    2
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #37

    Finnh93

    If it was lodged with them in April and we haven’t heard anything, I’d say there’s a 99% chance it was rejected. The test isn’t particularly complex when you look at the criteria.

    0
  • hibbit

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #38

    anyone think Ashley will turn up today ???

    0
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #39

    Jail

    Did you see somebody mention the other day that Scudamore had said he’d failed over 20 takeovers? How many can you name?

    I don’t think we ever really hear about them when they fail.

    2
  • fairscup

    Jul 26, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #40

    Vegan – why don’t you put your life saving on it then.

    5


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