web analytics





Ashley Will Not Be Strung Along In Latest Takeover Attempt



In the wake of the Saudis pulling out of their bid to buy Newcastle last week, reports of American businessman Henry Mauriss’s interests in the club began to ramp up.

It had been rumored that the Clear TV CEO was waiting in the wings to launch a bid for Newcastle if the Premier League blocked the Saudi takeover attempt. The league’s neverending delay amounted to such a result as the Saudis ultimately felt forced to back out of the deal.

Yesterday, there was a report that Mike Ashley had given Mauriss a two-week ultimatum to reach an agreement on the sale of the club.

Scott Wilson, with The Northern Echo is today adding some insight into what Mike Ashley may be asking of Mauriss.


According to Wilson, Ashley will accept the same terms as was agreed with Amanda Staveley. This was initially thought to be £300m however, Staveley and her husband, Mehrdad Ghodoussi, confirmed in an interview last week that Ashley had raised the stakes a bit.

Mike Ashley is still waiting for the Mauriss group to provide proof of funds as well as paying a non-refundable deposit. The Staveley group paid a reported £17m which Ashley presumably has pocketed with the Saudis pulling out.

This latest takeover saga has a lot of hints of BZG, Peter Kenyon, and GACP Sports’ Joseph DaGrosa, where funds look like they could be the ultimate stumbling block. While sources say Mauriss has the cash to do the deal, there’s no tangible evidence of that.

Mike Ashley will be very wary of being strung along as he claims he has been in the past. So this latest takeover attempt may not last very long. Ashley will not be in the mood for another drawn-out affair.

Either Mauriss has the funds and is interested, or he doesn’t. Hopefully, we’ll find out the answer within the next week or two.

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


28 comments so far

  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Aug 3, 2020 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #1

    Jib

    Yeah i know change.org isnt ideal tbh and getting people to re-sign the govt one in the future will be tough but its the hand we are dealt right now.

    3
  • hibbit

    Aug 3, 2020 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #2

    just spoken to a nice young lady at .gov and she says the petition is not available yet as its still under review, and won’t be available till tomorrow at the earliest ????

    9
  • Mattroge

    Aug 3, 2020 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #3

    If the change petition gets to 100k do parliament not have to discuss it?

    2
  • Jib

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #4

    mattroge that is correct

    2
  • Jib

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #5

    if it’s the gov.com one

    2
  • JohnJ

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #6

    Almost 56000 signed now!

    4
  • Northumbrian

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #7

    The consortium haven’t taken their bid off the prems table yet so is Ashley allowed to sell to mauriss?.

    2
  • hibbit

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #8

    absolutely amazing we have just passed 56000 signatures

    9
  • Mattroge

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #9

    Cheers Jib.

    Surely Ashley will want answers off the PL? They’ve just cost him millions.

    2
  • simon376

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #10

    Hibbit
    Thanks mate, so even if it is tomorrow or later, everyone of us who signed the change one can also sign that one as well, would mean 2 petitions going forward of 56000+ signatures. lets hope both can top 100000. If we can get over 56000 after 3 days or so, sure can top the 100000 mark and if it happens on 2, even better.

    1
  • JohnJ

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #11

    Well I’ve written to Borris. I’ve written to my MP I’ve written to Richard Masters & I’ve joined NUST have I missed anything?

    12
  • Northumbrian

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #12

    A full saint James’ and 4000 in leazes pk watching on the big
    screen.
    😀

    2
  • geordietom

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #13

    after all them months of me putting that saying ( i’m confident ) and then when the takeover went tits up people slagged me off for being confident about the sale of our club TRUE FANS MY ARSE …

    dont think i’ll ever be as confident about anymore takeover talk again . why to be disappointed again ?. gutted me that its not gonna happen it really has .

    certain people on here had a go at people because they dared to believe , YOU NEED TO HANG YOUR HEADS IN SHAME .

    we will rise again …

    25
  • Jib

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #14

    “Northumbrian
    The consortium haven’t taken their bid off the prems table ”

    I don’t know where you got that info

    but Amanda and Jamie Reuben are both talking as if
    that particular bid is finished.

    3
  • geordietom

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #15

    simon …

    saw your post mate thanks for your kind words mate , tell your Gav i’m down in the dumps at the moment but i’ll be reet …

    1
  • simon376

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #16

    Tom
    Will do and to be honest, think he is catching you up in feeling so bad, but I’m sure this can be turned around

    2
  • Northumbrian

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #17

    Jib, one reporter defo said the prem had not had any contact from Amanda or others on Ashley had had a letter explaining that they had tried. I’ll have a look an see if I can find the article.

    2
  • hibbit

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #18

    see the chronicle and other reach papers are finally giving petition some coverage,

    1
  • hibbit

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #19

    tom give yasell a shake and get back on that horse,
    this is not over,

    9
  • bill

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #20

    Tom, you’re not the only one disappointed, and most on here were probably gutted at the news. I’m in a state of depression. People adding to our problems are not worth spit.

    3
  • lochinvar

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #21

    JohnJ#11

    Well I’ve written to Borris. I’ve written to my MP I’ve written to Richard Masters & I’ve joined NUST have I missed anything?

    UNESCO
    The UN
    Tele Tubbies Fan Club
    ASAS – The Amanda Staveley Appreciation Society
    Blue Peter
    Marjorie Proops

    plenty more to keep you busy

    5
  • lochinvar

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #22

    Ashley doesn’t want to be strung along over two weeks ?
    Try 13 years

    9
  • hibbit

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #23

    see a jonny evans just signed ?????

    1
  • geordietom

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #24

    lads listen everyone and their dog was against us from day one and they still are , they dont have the love for our team that we do . i know everybody is down in the dumps . just does my head in that the believers got stick for it …

    3
  • geordietom

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #25

    saying the petition wont come to nowt , well people are sitting up and starting to take notice of it . we’ve got to keep it the pressure on …

    7
  • geordietom

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #26

    bus moved twice ffs

    0
  • JohnJ

    Aug 3, 2020 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #27

    Geordietom

    I believed like you I think I hearted just about all your posts

    Keep yer chin up Marra – this isn’t over yet!

    3
  • mactoon

    Aug 3, 2020 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #28

    It may be worthwhile contacting the Independent Football Ombudsman (IFO)

    The IFO “has been established by the football authorities (The Football Association, The Premier League, and The English Football League), to investigate complaints that have not been resolved by these bodies”

    google theifo

    3


You must log in to post a comment.