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Newcastle Fans Respond In Kind To Enigmatic Tweet From Amanda Staveley’s Husband



Amanda Staveley’s husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi has chosen an interesting way to relay a message to Newcastle fans that the consortium is not giving up hope on Newcastle just yet.

Here is the cryptic message he has just tweeted with the #nufctakeover hashtag.

This comes on the heels of Martin Samuel’s story in the Mail in which the journalist attempts to connect some disparate dots with the Portsmouth takeover from a decade ago.

However, Samuel also claimed that the Premier League offered arbitration but the Saudi balked and ultimately pulled the plug on the deal. He ultimately lay much of the blame for the failed deal on the consortium.

We’re not sure if Ghoudoussi’s tweet has anything to do with Samuel’s article, is a sign of some positive movement, or just a message to fans that, at least he and Amanda, are still committed to reviving the deal.

The fans are still pushing the league to issue a statement. To date, the petition for an independent review of the takeover is closing in on 110,000 signatures.

All the fans can do is continue to apply pressure through the appropriate avenues and hope for the best. This tweet from Ghoudoussi will give many fans a lift despite its quirky delivery.

Newcastle fans responded to the tweet in kind, with some levity of their own.


73 comments so far

  • Mund

    Aug 14, 2020 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #1

    This was the exact fuel I needed to revitalise myself and keep going

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 14, 2020 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #2

    He might be just another Michael Chopra with foot all else better to do 🙁

    4
  • Mund

    Aug 14, 2020 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #3

    The difference jail is one was part of a consortium to buy us and ones an ex player who craves attention

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #4

    I love the Mr Bean gifs 🙂

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Jail

    Really dont think Chops and Mehrdad have too much about them that can be compared. 🙂

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Yes Mund I know, my point is how do we know he isn’t just craving attention hence the Micheal Chopra reference.

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #7

    GP,
    Both their names start with M?

    3
  • Kevin Vegan

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Fans: we need more clarity

    Staveley and Ghodoussi: Let’s send cryptic messages in the form of Rick Astley videos

    🙁

    5
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Jail

    Fair point 🙂

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #10

    I wonder which pop hit will be next. Kylie Minogue’s I can’t get you out of my head.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #11

    GP,
    😀

    1
  • Mund

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #12

    No pleasing the Debbie Downers of
    the world.

    Go look at his tweets he really does look like he craves attention…..

    5
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #13

    Debbie Downer??
    That’s something Ned Flanders would say 😀

    10
  • Kevin Vegan

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #14

    Just saw Newcastle United Women’s FC won 9-0 yesterday, great win 😀 Very proud of them, showing the boys how it’s done!!

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Stupid sexy Flanders

    1
  • Mund

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #16

    The jail and the irritant make such a lovely couple, how cute.

    7
  • captainmarvel

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Maybe he reads this blog…

    3
  • captainmarvel

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #18

    Just joking!

    0
  • lesh

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #19

    A not so cryptic reply to Merdhat’s tweet.

    Little Feat about 40 secs into Whispering Bob’s clip

    https://youtu.be/xeHlrS-FLH4

    4
  • lesh

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #20

    Kevin V

    The women beat the first team!

    1
  • onmeedsun

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #21

    The PIF would have to own the shares in NUFC as they are the legal owner of the investment, so they surely just need to nominate someone in the PIF who has the requisite authority to make decisions on behalf of the PIF as a Director of NUFC. What is so difficult about that? It will come down to how PIFs own governance works. If decisions over a certain value have to go up to MBS then the PL may have a point. But if the PIF governor is authorised to make all investment decisions up to say £100m then they should be able to accept the consortiums proposed structure.

    6
  • Kevin Vegan

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #22

    Captain

    Probably not them personally on here, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Staveley or the PIF had their people on the blog and elsewhere online.

    They’ll have wanted to start engaging with the fans as soon as they took an interest in buying the club, and they’ll make the most of any public forum to do that, particularly those where they can remain anonymous as they are less restricted in what they can say.

    I guess we’ll find out if it the takeover goes dead and a few people disappear from the blog at the same time.

    0
  • IrishRob

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #23

    What I cant fathom is if this is how they feel and they are not going to give up or ever going to give up trying. Why not just come out and say it. Saying something like that would have absolutely no bearing on the takeover.

    Unless hes actually worried saying something like that will come back to haunt him. Ngl a little bit of me feels like it’s a piss take.

    7
  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #24

    Wor less has just given me an ultimatum. She says it’s either her or this blog.
    So sadly this will be my last post where I talk about having a wife.

    24
  • Kevin Vegan

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #25

    Lesh

    Did they really? How did I never hear about that?

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  • lesh

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #26

    onmeedsun

    The PIF have nominated a director for NUFC in its Govenor Al whatever his name is.

    3
  • onmeedsun

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #27

    Irish
    Don’t think it’s a piss take. Staveley would not want to be seen disrespecting the fans. It’s either because they are still trying to get PIF back in the game, or it’s Staveley just letting us know that she still hopes to buy us, but perhaps not now.
    But this will run and run until Ashley sells.
    Genie is out the bottle.
    And fans have nowhere to vent as not allowed inside SJP.
    Good for PL but not us!

    2
  • lesh

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #28

    Kevin V

    You never heard because Bruce’s still trying to draft his excuse!

    1
  • Mund

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #29

    In my opinion he was just putting that tweet out because a lot of fans have been asking or pleading to not give up and hopefully all the effort and hard work from the fan base isnt all for nothing.

    I think that tweet is to say we are still fighting.

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  • onmeedsun

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Lesh
    Agreed, as long as the governor of PIF has the requisite authority to act and that is written into their constitution. Should be straightforward which is why I think this is all about piracy and linking PIF to State. They should have dug their heels in and forced a decision.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #31

    The Chronicle@ChronicleNUFC

    The Premier League have received the Independent Football Ombudsman’s (IFO) ‘message’ – which has ‘advised’ the governing body to make a statement following the collapse of the #NUFCTakeover

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  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #32

    Lesh from earlier, as you asked :-

    I love the first proper drink of the day. I love the tinkle of ice in the glass, and how the gin swirls around it. I love the fizz of the tonic as I pour it, and the splash of the lemon slice. I love the moment when I sit back, relax, sip it and reflect on the wonders of life.

    But the wife always ruins it, carping about “there’s work to be done” and “you’re drinking too much.”

    For footsake, why is she even up at 6am?

    18
  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #33

    Here’s my musical view on the takeover.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LviBwdfLn2Q

    0
  • Kevin Vegan

    Aug 14, 2020 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #34

    Lesh

    It’s getting more believable by the minute

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 14, 2020 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #35

    Mund,
    Stop being such a Colin Curmudgeon will you 😀

    5
  • Moonraker15

    Aug 14, 2020 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #36

    Vegan
    You are such an annoying twat!

    10
  • Optimistic prime

    Aug 14, 2020 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #37

    Jeez lads, some of you could do with smoking some weed.

    Id give Fortnite a miss though, my nephew plays it and its shite.

    Sorry if my response to Bills this morning set the tone for today.

    Im liking the Rick from M, im still massively unsure what will happen. This Masters has set his stall and seems a right p rick.

    Is there a solution?
    Anybody?
    Answers on a postcard or the blog in fifty words or less please.

    Bills

    My point was you lie, im not the only one who’s noticed, therefore why would I believe anything you post about your wife or anything else.

    6
  • Kevin Vegan

    Aug 14, 2020 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #38

    OP

    Solution would be for the Saudis to allow the PL to name them if that’s what they want. We all know it will be the Saudis that own the club via the PIF so they should just let theirselves be named, then the PL can test them and hooefully approve them.

    0
  • Mund

    Aug 14, 2020 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #39

    Jail

    I don’t know what or who that is. But I’m guessing he was forever an optimist? Or if not that something insulting kinda your thing isn’t it.

    0
  • Moonraker15

    Aug 14, 2020 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Martin Samuel makes it all up. This is f*all to do with Portsmouth ownership!
    Who owns Arsenal? It exactly the same set up as PIF were proposing. They have a majority shareholder whatever his name is and various minor shareholders.
    This is a disgraceful situation when one of the 20 members of the PL cannot sell his business! It’s a restriction of trade. If Joe blogs was buying us, then borrowing the money presumably he would be accepted. It’s crazy! Martin Samuel hates the toon that’s a fact but he has no clue what is going on!

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