There seems to be a disbelief with Newcastle fans about even the existence of Henry Mauriss, the Burbank-born Billionaire who still resides in southern California.
Here’s some information about him and a little more information about him.
It’s true that there’s not an awful lot of information on the internet about the man and only about two photographs of him, but the man exists.
The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas tweeted out this today:
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) August 2, 2020
I don’t get the hostility towards any mention of Mauriss either. Cynicism understandable but either question everything you’re told (including Staveley’s interview) or question nothing.
Will it happen? Let’s see. Need actions rather than words now. #nufc
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) August 2, 2020
And we have to agree with Mark – it’s a strange situation – he will either be taking over Newcastle in a month or it’s all rubbish about him.
But hopefully, this takeover will not become another long drawn out sage – we’ve had too many of those over the last three yeasr – and nohting has happened.
Mike Ashley has rightly put a time limit on Mauriss, and he has to bid before August 14th or the proposed acquisition is never going to move forward.
We covered the story earlier this morning.
So there’s just 11 days before that one either ends or becomes real for the CEO of ClearTV.
What do you think?
Note – here’s a petition to sign to get an independent review of the EPL Takeover process – please sign it – thanks.
38 comments so far
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:36 PMComment #1
Then shut up about it. Funny how you are hardly on then your on all the time, kinda like you enjoy what your doing.
Just let it be then let it play out stop droning on about not signing it because you do look a complete ass
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:40 PMComment #2
Dubai Micky – thanks for the Bobby Robson link yesterday, I put in a donation this mornin – nice to see some familiar names. I’m Clarkemi on Twitter and follow several of you – I don’t post much but if you want a follow reach out on Twitter.
Still like the blog but by skimming over the crap from the antagonist I obviously missed some good info. Wish we had a filter to eliminate posts from selected names.
Also saw Raffathegaffa post the other day even though he said he would never post again if his Friday revelation never came through. Think we should have a donation to either Ed’s favorite hospital or the Booby Robson Foundation by all those who said they are never going to post again or will leave the blog and then they are posting within a week or two.
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:40 PMComment #3
“And we have to agree with Mark – it’s a strange situation – he will either be taking over Newcastle in a month…”
which would be two weeks before the new season starts?
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:41 PMComment #4
Maybe someone should contact some Chelsea supporters
Find out if they are happy about the ref helping Arsenal win the FA cup due to the prem league wanting them in Europe next season
So they can make money from showing their games
Or maybe ask Leicester / Spurs what they think about all of those penalties used to help get Manu into the CL spot to their detriment
This thing isnt just about them blocking our sale, its about corruption of a national institution
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:41 PMComment #5
Mund DID you cut me off on twitter ? …
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:43 PMComment #6
Seems to me the management fo the prem league have discarded any notion of fair play or an un bias approach to whats supposed to be a sporting enterprise
Its a farce, its rigged
Arranged in a manner thats deemed more profitable
How can a nation like Qatar be allowed to have a seat at the prems table ?
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:43 PMComment #7
Pure comedy gold on the blog atm.
I think this or thought that, during this I had my suspicions etc
Hahahahaha, same posters criticised anyone who actually did say they had reservations about the deal are now claiming they had reservations all along
Though a large percentage on here do as they love to hear their own BS.
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:45 PMComment #8
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:45 PMComment #9
He’s a man that has minimal online presence, has links to current ownership, and what little online that there is shows he doesn’t have the types of funds required to do a deal like this.
That’s why the hostility, Mark. We do not trust him.
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:49 PMComment #10
This Mauriss guy is just about bang on your typical 2nd/3rd bidder the turds been using for decades
So far right up his street its comical
Nobody believes hes going to buy us, that lies left the building years ago
The turd needs to up his game, the lies are wearing thin
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:50 PMComment #11
Have to say not in the least interested in Mauriss whatever he brings to the table.
When you’ve been taken to the gates of Harrods then had them closed on you and informed you have to go now to Poundland it’s too much to bear.
Apart from that, apparently he knows Ashley from previously and his middleman is Chris Ronnie who has already been in jail apparently. Sorry, but it all stinks to high heaven. Ashley’s retention of signage etc would no doubt be part of the deal and we’d NEVER be rid of his odious presence.
IF this was to go through the Premier League decision making and motives would be questioned even more.
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:50 PMComment #12
Tom you’re not following me anymore I don’t think
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:51 PMComment #13
We either are sold to the Saudis or were more likely to end up in administration that we are ever being sold
This Masters guy literally has the future of our club in the balance
Hes a Villa fan and has shown he couldnt care less about fair play or what right, he will act in his own vested interests and political views
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:52 PMComment #14
So are we all neggars now?
All doom and gloomers?
Or has reality woke you up from dream land?
Unity at last 🙂
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:52 PMComment #15
If everybody felt that their signature would make no difference to an outcome, then there’s be no petition and less chance of a desired outcome – an inquiry into the conduct of and vested interests within the EPL!
Waverers, refusniks, please sign the petition and those few minutes might just make a difference.
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:52 PMComment #16
Mauriss is being touted by Chris Ronnie and Ashley knows both of them.
Marriage of convenience.
Deadline by 14th August
Nothing to see here
Abandon hope all ye who enter this little charade
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:53 PMComment #17
i believed all the way thru that it was gonna happen ripped me in half with that statement the saudi’s put out …
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:53 PMComment #18
@ Clasol, we follow each other!
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:54 PMComment #19
knar mate i didn’t but i’ve defunked it till i get it sorted out …
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:54 PMComment #20
Clasol….I’ll get me coat
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:55 PMComment #21
Dubai who are you on twitter?
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:55 PMComment #22
loads told us Ashley out and the Magpie group etc wouldn’t work, still went foward.
Some just like to whinge but wont do a thing to help, prefer to put more obstacles in the way.
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:56 PMComment #23
Here’s mine Tom a Dubai follow me so I can follow you back
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:57 PMComment #24
Love your enthusiasm and will to fight the cause.
People like Jimnotsmiley are entitled to a opinion but has always been a negative influence on the blog. Telling myself to boycott the matches but doesent go or put any positive posts on here.
Keep up the good work
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:59 PMComment #25
Cheers mate got to fight in what we believe in right? I couldn’t go back to football normally without trying to show the world who the premier league really are
Aug 2, 2020 at 1:01 PMComment #26
No more chancers He’s Ashley’s fkin mate
Jail for Ashley
Aug 2, 2020 at 1:01 PMComment #27
That lad at work who’s relative works at the club, the one that told me Rafa was only at the club that day to clear his desk, told me earlier that the Reubens are still interested????
Aug 2, 2020 at 1:02 PMComment #28
The closer this petition gets to 100k the more nervy the Premier League will get.
If we can get to 100k we might just get to know the truth.
Well worth a go in my opinion.
Aug 2, 2020 at 1:02 PMComment #29
Got to admire your effort MUND …well done mate
Aug 2, 2020 at 1:03 PMComment #30
“We either are sold to the Saudis or were more likely to end up in administration”
toon22 i don’t think we will go into administration.
Aug 2, 2020 at 1:03 PMComment #31
the Premier league is all about MONEY.
Although I never felt the deal would go through I thought the greed might be enough for it to slip it pass.
Weird one as its all about money and Saudi have all the money, I expected the PL to get its hand straight in the cookie jar
Aug 2, 2020 at 1:04 PMComment #32
Jail now don’t be getting all positive you will sound like me 😉
Hope he is right mate and I believe in the background of all this, tables are turning.
Aug 2, 2020 at 1:05 PMComment #33
I don’t think for one minute that PIF and KSA’s vision for NUFC and football in general is limited to exploiting the EPL.
If that is the case, the current state of the world economy and the Covid pandemic would encourage any visionary to look at a bigger picture.
Might PIF envision a world-wide network of super leagues, organised by region, extend to forming a super league type competition with the world’s elite teams being part of them?
Covid ain’t going to go away in the next year and thus economies are not going to bounce back to life any time soon. So, revenue derived from fans attending matches is a drop in the ocean when considered against a background of games being screened worldwide. Revenues could eclipse that gained by the likes of the EPL which would become a de-facto feeder to a world-wide league.
If KSA has such vision, then why not NUFC being among the world’s best?
If you haven’t, sign the petition and expose the EPL for what it is – corrupted by vested interests.
Aug 2, 2020 at 1:05 PMComment #34
I wouldn’t be surprised at the Reubens still being keen, their property portfolio and race course etc, no brained.
Aug 2, 2020 at 1:06 PMComment #35
it really doesn’t matter what side of the fence you sit on, or indeed who the manager is, unless we get this mess sorted sharpish we are well and truly stuffed, the PL not only robbed us of a takeover the robbed us of our future as a football club,
the future does not look bright from where i’m sitting,
Jail for Ashley
Aug 2, 2020 at 1:07 PMComment #36
I’m not getting positive, we’re doomed, doomed I tell you!
Jail for Ashley
Aug 2, 2020 at 1:09 PMComment #37
I hope so, anything to free us from this mess.
Aug 2, 2020 at 1:11 PMComment #38
OP – perhaps they’ve already had their hands in the cookie jar.