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Mike Ashley Tells Henry Mauriss And His Associates To Put Up Or Shut Up



Remember that it’s a Sunday so there’s bound to be news on the (some) Newcastle takeover.

And good to form there’s a report in the Mirror today that the Mike Ashley and Henry Mauriss’ teams have spoken about a potential takeover of the club, following the collapse of the Saudi financed Amanda Staveley led deal.

The Mirror are reporting that Henry Mauriss is keen to do a deal to buy Newcastle.

First of all, here is a piece on Mauriss in the Sun from mid-June with information about him – he is not a fictional character.

It was one of the sources we referenced in our article about Mauriss yesterday.

The Mirror piece today says that Mauriss has the funds to buy Newcastle, and it seems Mike Ashley is playing hardball with Mauriss, and so he should.

He will give the Californian (shown above in the top left-hand corner) until August 14th to lodge a bid for the club.

Ashley will do nothing until he has evidence, concrete evidence, that the Californian has the funds – £350M – to buy Newcastle, and then how much more would he be willing to invest in Newcastle.

Ashley even seems to be doing something productive for the club in trying to get some certainty on who will be the owner for next season, and hopefully, he doesn’t want to be that person.

We fervently hope that’s the case.

We’ve heard a lot about Mauriss since June, and his sources have said he wants to build Newcastle up like FSG built up Liverpool to their past glories, after they bought the famous Merseyside club for a measly £300M in October 2011.

Mike Ashley is essentially telling Henry Mauriss to put up or shut up, and that’s a good move for the club and for Ashley.

If the two sides can reach an agreement in the next 10 days or so, then presumably Mauriss will be ready to deliver the takeover papers to the Premier League for their approval.

But that’s a big ask and we don’t want to rush into a deal that leaves us with another owner with the same ambitions as Ashley – that would really help crush our club, all over again.

It would be like jumping out of the fire and into the frying pan – so to speak.

We can only hope that Mauriss is viable – but we will know within a couple of weeks.

Comments welcome.


57 comments so far

  • DONEGAL NUFC IRL

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #1

    First

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  • DONEGAL NUFC IRL

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #2

    Yes I got it lol

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  • Romford mag

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Sorry bus moved

    Good morning fellow bloggers ?

    Harrogate from previous pmsl ?

    Shirebrook

    Was searching for you on twit couldn’t find you ?

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  • Jib

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Put up or shit up

    Ha ha ha

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  • Romford mag

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #5

    ? = 🙂

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  • Harrogate mag

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #6

    Morning Rom lad….I’ve signed it…my family have signed it…I’ve passed it on and got support off friends who are not newcastle united fans….if that helps just a little bit I’ve played my part…it takes 30 seconds…do it for your club..HWTL

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  • AncientC

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #7

    I respect Jimiley’s stance of not signing the petition—he has boycotted for 5 years then gets lectured about not signing a digital petition? It’s not the evangelicals that need a sermon, is it.

    Petitioning the PL is pointless, and clamouring for help from Bo Jo? The next time Bo Jo wants something from you, he will be in Sedgefield wearing a red tie to mock you (same as last time).

    Just a guess, but I think most fans have had enough. Nature will take its course from here on out. We will finally find out if Bobbybee is correct… Not that Bobbybee has form for being an oracle of predictions.

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  • jimiley

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #8

    We all want rid of Ashley. Agreed.
    Arabs are gone.
    But do we want this American?
    If the pl are keen we should be wary. After all, we are supposed to be cannon fodder for the pl elite.
    Same few teams winning league and the cup. Aresenal 4 times in 7 years. Just like Scotland!!!!

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  • geordietom

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #9

    on twitter people cant message me how do i sort it ?

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  • hibbit

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #10

    Jib

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #21
    Why would Tom Hopkinson the Mirrors chief sports writer write shite that’s so easy to check out .?
    It’s almost as if he believes there are folk who believe any old tosh
    without questioning it.

    But you and i both know they do and not just nufc fans as your implying, second did of the day at our fan base is this your theme of today take a swipe at the fans at every opportunity ??

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  • Romford mag

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #11

    Harrogate
    Morning bud, hope you and family are well mate 🙂

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  • Harrogate mag

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #12

    Yeah all good mate…hope the missus is feeling better today pal

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  • Romford mag

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #13

    GT
    I think you both have to be following each other (the person you want to msg)
    Don’t quote me on that though ! 😉

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  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #14

    Good luck to Harrogate Town playing Notts County to get into the League proper this afternoon, 3pm kickoff.

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  • jimiley

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #15

    Harrogate
    Well that makes it all very credible. I would keep quiet.
    The rest of the country and parliament does not give a flying phook about the decision. And parliament has nothing better to do than debate the decision later on this year when people are dying and getting kicked out of their homes and jobs. Not giving a flying phook will change to hostility.
    40k have signed? That 10k fans and all the family and some Arabs.
    The petition is not supervised. Chinese leader gets 99.9 per cent of vote. Very credible

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  • hibbit

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #16

    dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig dig

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  • Romford mag

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #17

    Harrogate
    Cheers mate 🙂
    No still ruff bud
    Just has to keep topping up on her pain med’s !
    Good to see everyone getting the word out on the petition 🙂

    HWTL

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #18

    Trending in United Kingdom
    #PremierLeagueIsCorrupt
    Trending with: #GeordiesDemandAnswers

    good to see

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  • Jib

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #19

    hibbit
    I know like all of us you are annoyed at the takeover collapse
    but don’t twist what is posted to start a fight
    That’s Jail’s job

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #20

    Get Raffa to get the Chinese on the case should bump it up a tad.

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  • Harrogate mag

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #21

    Broke down in Newcastle once…phoned the R A C .and told them I’ve got steam coming from the engine…he said are you overheating….I said no…I’m on byker bridge

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  • toon22

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #22

    JIB

    LOL

    Kettle n pot comes to mind

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  • Harrogate mag

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #23

    Jimiley…have a look at beermonkey post @18

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  • jimiley

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #24

    Sick of the same few teams winning everything. Sick of it.
    I hope everyone gets what they want from the petition.

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  • geordietom

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #25

    Rom followed you on twitter …

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  • Harrogate mag

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #26

    Jimiley….it’s not just for our club mate…let’s end the corruption

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  • Romford mag

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #27

    GT
    Sent you a msg to see if it was working mate 🙂

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  • toon22

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #28

    Arsenal were helped by the ref to win the FA cup, they wanted them in Europe
    Manu were helped into the CL via an unreal amount of penalties, they wanted them in the CL spot
    Villa avoided relegation due to a “malfuntion” and blind ref/linesmen
    Next seasons fixture list will be arranged in such a way to favor certain teams, back by refs and the mis use of VAR

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #29

    Tom

    to be able to private message people, click:

    More(left side of screen)
    Settings and Privacy
    Privacy and Safety
    tick box on “receive messages from anyone” – that opens up your direct messages (DMs).

    2
  • geordietom

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #30

    how many have signed up to now ?…

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  • jimiley

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #31

    We all know it’s corrupt. The whole country knows it. The pundits and broadcasters and Shearer knows it. But they all keep quiet, self interest at play. They all want to keep their lucrative jobs.
    Only the little man tells it how it is.
    But the little man will change nowt with a petition against a conspiracy of silence. A debate does nothing.
    You need to hit them in the pocket. Ashley listened when 10k went missing. Sold in 6 months and will sell again asap when he gets a buyer but rich people are short of cash a at mo.
    Sky will want change and a more competitive league when people switch off and they start losing money. Only money talks. Talking does not

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  • toon22

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #32

    The sale of our club has been blocked by Masters, something he decided upon before the fit and proper started
    Based on vested interests and personal political opinions

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  • Zele

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #33

    Anglo Saxon,

    In the current climate the Chinese haven’t got a hope in hell in buying anything in England or anywhere else.

    They are definitely persona non grata.

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  • geordietom

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #34

    rom …

    got it mate cheers …

    1
  • geordietom

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #35

    goth …

    thanks mate …

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  • Romford mag

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #36

    GT
    42,750 just now bud

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  • toon22

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #37

    jimiley

    We need to government to step in
    Set up a Judicial review to protect the integrity of a national sporting enterprise
    The reputation and good word of this country is at stake, Masters and his goons have gotten into bed with another government

    Parliament needs to act here

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  • toon22

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #38

    The prem wont comment, will try and just ride this out
    They cant ignore parliament though
    They can be dragged in and made to explain themselves
    They can be investigated regardless of what they say and who might be protecting them

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  • Harrogate mag

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #39

    Jimiley mate…we’re all trying to hit them where it hurts now…got posters on here cancelling subscriptions all ready….but I see where your coming from fella

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 2, 2020 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #40

    ZELE, sign the petition mate not buy the club.

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