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Henry Mauriss Reportedly “Desperate” To Become Newcastle Owner – And Follow The Way FSG Took Liverpool Back To Glory



Amanda Staveley has said in her interview with George Caulkin in the Athletic that there are no other buyers out there for Newcastle.

And yet the Telegraph (Luke Edwards) issued a report saying that Californian Billionaire Henry Mariss was indeed interested in buying Newcastle.

It looks like owner Mike Ashley squeezed a bit more money out of the Staveley consortium at the end of June, and that may have been to match Mauriss’ reported bid of £350M for Newcastle.

If the Staveley deal does not go forward, then the consortium will have lost the £17M deposit they paid months ago, and Mike Ashley will be that much richer.

Henry Mauriss – desperate to become the new Newcastle owner?

But it’s also said that on Wednesday evening before the deal fell through that Mike Ashley tried his hardest to keep the deal afloat and he is still open to selling to Amanda Staveley.

And we have to drop all that stuff that Amanda Staveley and Mike Ashley don’t get along – here’s what she said about the Newcastle owner  in her interview in the Athletic:

“Please don’t think there was any argument between Mike and I, because there wasn’t.”

“All this crap about Mike and I not getting on. We get on very well. There’s no issue with Mike.”

“None at all. We had a deal agreed. Yes, there was a bit more money on the table, but we agreed it.”

The Telegraph exclusive report is that a takeover of Newcastle United could still happen soon and before the start of next season (September 12th).

We mentioned this yesterday, with  Henry Mauriss now said to be by the Telegraph “in pole position to buy Newcastle.”

Mauriss would let Steve Bruce stay on as manager at the club, at least for next season.

And he wants to copy how Fenway Sports Group (FSG) and John Henry (who also own the Boston Red Sox) have led Liverpool to glory since the6 bought them for £300M back in October 2011.

But Newcastle fans don’t seem to believe Henry Mauriss is for real – certainly, we don’t know too much about him, other than he is the current CEO of ClearTV.

He made his money in the credit card and finance industry and his ClearTV network now provides services to airports and health care facilities around the US,

This is what a source told the Sun in a mid-June article:

“Mauriss is a charitable and honorable man – and is desperate to become Newcastle’s new owner. It’s a genuine bid.”

“He’s a successful player in the media world in America and has a big interest in English football.”

He has studied the way his fellow countrymen Werner and Henry have successfully rejuvenated ­Liverpool and made them one of the world’s dominant forces.”

“There is the promise of ­significant investment not only in the squad but also the club’s academy. It’s a fantastic business plan.”

“The investor has seen the way Liverpool’s owners have harnessed themselves with the local community and made it a team effort with everyone pulling in the same ­direction.”

“Newcastle have a huge and loyal support. It’s a club with massive potential.”

This should all sort itself out in the next week or so – but we’d be happy if the Saudis went back in tried to make the deal one last time.

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Note – here’s a petition to sign to get an independent review of the EPL Takeover process


215 comments so far

  • the crown princes nashers

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #41

    your right carltoon we do because everything else will fall on deaf ears like its always been

    1
  • JAMSHA

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #42

    puke edwards tryn to get something out of these deals from the american , this guy keeps promoting him..when no one even have an idea he has the money or is he even able to afford to buy the club 🙂

    11
  • WLtoon

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #43

    Morning all.

    I signed the petition but it will make no difference at all, Princes Knashers is right.
    This has been a farce from the very start. a spineless Masters knew exactly what the score was yet did nothing at all.
    He is not fit for purpose in his job and if that bastard was standing in front of me god help him.
    The PL are supposed to show respect for every member of their association yet have treated us with total contempt.
    Well, you can shove your PL where the sun don`t shine m8.

    4
  • Jib

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #44
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #45

    Luke Edwards comes across bitter that Mandy and Rafa talked to George and not him.

    so he is trying to be the go to guy to Maruiss deal, to become the press guy for him so he feels more important.

    13
  • The ledge

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #46

    https://youtu.be/d0qSEBhmqHU
    A bit of light humor .

    3
  • Pat On The Heed

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #47

    Oldgit – rumour has it Matty was trying to leverage Sean’s current deal in the process – currently 8k compared to say Krafth on 56k.

    This lack of loyalty line or ideas above his station I don’t but for a minute.

    2
  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #48

    Spare me!! I’ve a horrible feeling these stories like Maurice and the other that the deal could still be brought back are disseminated just to quell the anger and uprising.

    We will know more in the next week or two, but I just have an awful feeling about the Saudis. I’m hoping on hope ontop of more hope that all this is is a tactic, I suppose it’s not a bad sign the PL haven’t opened their mouth yet. But man alive were soo screwed if it’s not a tactic to expedite the process.

    9
  • simon376

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #49

    Really not sure what we as fans can do apart from sign the petition and hope the Government step in and make sure things are done to help with trade. I have now reached out to family members in the hope a former professional and some of former professional friends can also try to do something, people who might possibly have more clout with the FA. We can only live in hope, but I do get the impression, it aint over yet

    8
  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #50

    Rob don’t worry just yet mate just concentrate on what we can do right now focus on that and we will cross whatever bridge comes our way

    6
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #51

    Rob

    Time will tell, given KSA is basically on a 10 day break for Eid it could be real quiet for the next week or 2 before we either have closure on the PiF or something comes out.

    the PL not receiving official confirmation the deal is off and Qatar keeping strangely quiet are both curious for now….

    9
  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #52

    Simon

    Brilliant mate love the fight. If we stand United we can make a difference. Just hope all the ones who overlooked it see what the fan base is doing and support that.

    8
  • Jib

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #53

    FA Cup final on the BeeB at 18.00
    August first it seems really weird

    2
  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #54

    I know the population of Newcastle isnt all people who are internet savvy and a lot of that 500k people will be children, oap’s etc but I simply cant fathom how even 1/5th of the population arent signing the petition, it has to be a public knowledge issue and people just don’t know about it, why arent more people like Shearer, Chopra and past players all across the world linking the petition, SERIOUSLY WHY?? even if they think its pointless we have to try!!

    11
  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #55

    Rob a lot of fans don’t have social media and I guess a lot over look it as well. We just have to keep on it, keep spreading the word.

    2
  • geordietom

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #56

    noticed that people were going on about the goal that wasn’t against Villa …

    people tend to forget that one of Villa’s most famous fans is non other than Prince William , just saying …

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #57

    No matter who wins on Tuesday
    There will be another London club in the EPL

    4
  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #58

    Past 31K

    2
  • Tyran21

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #59

    Is a private organization? Do they need to answer to any government department? If only I am a UK citizen, I would seek formal help to question that department too if the Premier League don’t give a reasonable answer. Chi Onwurah have earn my respect as a MP that speaks for the people she represent.

    4
  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #60

    Tbh I was shocked the sun ran the petition l, but its probably only an online article, I wonder is it printed in the national newspaper version anyone have any idea? Has anyone seem it in any of the papers this morning?

    0
  • Tyran21

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #61

    *Is Premier League a private organization?

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #63

    The
    @premierleaguetweeted about a goal scored by @WBA, got over 100 replies from Newcastle United fans and have now removed the tweet.

    It’s working.

    13
  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #64

    No one wants to deal with it, this petition still isnt approved.

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/333397/moderation-info

    1
  • kilcline

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #65

    Pretty sure Masters lives in Beaconsfield

    That scum bag will have what’s coming to him

    3
  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #66

    Shitt I missed it Gothmag, what were they saying?

    1
  • Harrogate mag

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #67

    Does beaconsfield have a job centre ?

    0
  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #68

    Only one that matters right now is this one https://t.co/HKe7wzWXit?amp=1

    1
  • hibbit

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #69

    ****************ED / NEIL*************

    Can you please show us the evidence you keep quoting that Henry Mariss is in fact a Californian Billionaire, his on line profile is negligible and he does not appear on any of the Billionaire lists available to me The Times/Forbes,
    any update would be appreciated,
    thank you

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  • The ledge

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #70

    I think this Henry Mauriss is Eds new Charlie Austin

    3
  • north east lincs toon

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #71

    Surely masters would of thought nufc are rich the prem make more money so his salary goes up

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  • toon22

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #72

    Masters has apolitical view at odds with the Saudis obviously

    3
  • jane

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #73

    “Corporate structure
    The Football Association Premier League Ltd (FAPL) is operated as a corporation and is owned by the 20 member clubs. Each club is a shareholder, with one vote each on issues such as rule changes and contracts.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premier_League#Corporate_structure

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  • jane

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #75

    “Each club is a shareholder, with one vote each on issues”

    why is Richard Masters being blamed when he does’t have a vote?

    2
  • The ledge

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #76

    Alexa off !

    5
  • The ledge

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #77

    Alexa whats the weather like ?

    1
  • jane

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #78

    Alexa needs this information for her database for when she is asked.

    2
  • Master's is a ****

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #79

    It meant everything, now it means nothing. A crowning glory of Newcastle’s dismay

    https://theathletic.com/1965885/2020/08/01/george-caulkin-newcastle-takeover-crowning-glory-of-dismay

    Great passionate read from George Caulkin (as usual)

    3
  • toon22

    Aug 1, 2020 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #80

    Alexa

    They were asking the Saudi state to be a director
    It’s not possible
    They arranged it so it’s impossible for them to ever buy us against their own rules

    They’ve made a political decision

    2


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