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These Comments From Former Roma Owner Show Newcastle Are Still An Attractive Option



Sunday marked a good day for Newcastle fans for once. Not only did we pick up an unexpected point in an excellent performance against Tottenham but Fulham collapsed after taking a 1-0 lead at Aston Villa conceding three goals in the final 12 minutes.

Newcastle now hold a 3 point edge over The Cottagers with a match in hand. Hopefully, the lads can carry some newfound confidence to Burnley and find a way to get our first win in seven matches.

Even if Newcastle are able to hold off Fulham off and keep in the league next season, there’s no reason to expect much of anything to change if Mike Ashley can’t find a buyer for this club.

Steve Bruce could remain in charge but with a very limited transfer budget. There are claims that it would cost Ashley more than £4m in compensation to sack Bruce this summer if he keeps us up. So we could be in for another season of toil in which survival is the goal, though likely with fans back at St. James’ Park.

The hope remains that Ashley finds a buyer or can somehow resurrect the Saudi-backed takeover. Though at this point that seems like a longshot with the Premier League firmly against the Saudi PIF having a stake in the league.

However, there will be interest in Newcastle at some point in the future. Newcastle are a sleeping giant just ripe for a proper owner, or ownership group, to come along. When that will happen is anyone’s guess but with Ashley desperate to sell, let’s hope it’s sooner rather than later.

To show how tempting a club Newcastle could be for any potential buyers, The Athletic has published the following comments from former Roma owner James Pallotta about his pursuit of a new club:

“I do think that if there’s a place that makes sense for me, it’s the Premier League.

“I think there are interesting teams in the Premier League that have great history.

“And it would be nice to see them getting back to it. The Newcastles of the world. Great, GREAT fanbase. Those are the kind of things I think would be interesting to be a part of with a good group (of investors).”

Pallotta sold his stake in Roma this past summer and had been linked with an interest in Newcastle since last January in the Italian press. Whether he will pursue Newcastle is unclear but his comments reveal that Newcastle remain an attractive proposition for potential owners.

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227 comments so far

  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #1

    How about Staveley and the Rueben sisters joining up with this bloke for a takeover?

    Oh, I forgot, we’re not for sale anymore – until the season is over.

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  • Regan

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #2

    I wanted to watch the football tonight..
    The wife wants the darts on..

    There could be some tickle tackle over the tungsten tickling. .

    2
  • The mighty wyn

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Is this the comical leading up to the next big story that were going to lose the arbitration
    Journos have got to fill their papers with something

    8
  • The mighty wyn

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Reagan 2 tellys is the way forward

    3
  • Regan

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Mighty wyn..

    I’d sit in the kitchen…but there may be spiders.

    2
  • WLtoon

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Here we go again, more TO bollocks.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Munster Mag,
    When you are finished digging that bigger hole in your garden:
    “And if you think those kind of comments made him leave for a huge payday in a rubbish league with a rubbish team, we’ll, again, you need to leave your odd utopia”
    No I don’t think that Munster that’s why I clearly stated:
    “Ultimately the fans had no bearing on the Spaniards departure”
    You either need to have a better understanding of others posts or drink a truth serum, or much better, both!

    8
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Regan

    Don’t you have an unused Betamax recorder in the loft?

    1
  • Regan

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #9

    In the loft tackle…

    I’m still using it mate..

    4
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Turn the tape over and record the darts on the other side.

    2
  • Regan

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Can’t do that either tackle…

    It’s got my eerrrrmm stuff on it…

    Sussed it….she can sit in the kitchen..

    4
  • toon22

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #12

    Aww
    Come on
    There’s nowt better than a summer full of utter BS stories over a fair tale sale
    It just wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have one

    Shame it’s not someone funny

    9
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Have you tried vinegar and soda with a soft sponge – that should get the stuff off.

    4
  • toon22

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #14

    As if by magic
    It’ll all blow over once the transfer window closes
    For the 14 th year in a row

    7
  • Regan

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Like your thinking there tackle lad…

    Wonder if it works on wotsits stains….

    3
  • Optimistic prime

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #16

    I wouldn’t start Asm, loads of huff and puff but very little end product.

    His form has been awful and defensively he does nothing…

    Show pony most of the season.

    I’d play Fraser for his crossing ability and work rate before Asm, possibly Murphy too.

    Impact sub is all his performances deserve!

    15
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #17

    No mate – don’t do it – it makes them stains glow in the dark.

    2
  • Regan

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #18

    Aaaaaaarrrggghh Too late..

    2
  • Regan

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #19

    Me doctors gonna love this one….

    1
  • toon22

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Gayle did enough to start next game
    If Wilson’s fit I’d play him instead of Joe
    I’d agree about ASM

    5
  • toon22

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Rest of the team deserves another start
    What happened to Fraser?
    Is he injured

    0
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #22

    I think Fraser just went behind Ritchie in the pecking order for that left side.

    Fraser is another one who like to stay high up and is woeful defensively.

    he only looked good there for Scotland as they were only up against Faroe Islands and he had no defending to do.

    1
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Toon 22

    Physio room has him down as Groin/Hip/Pelvic Injury – being assessed – return date – none.

    Seemed OK after the internationals, so can only assume he didn’t get his 3 days off and tweaked something in training.

    2
  • Optimistic prime

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #24

    I’d be against American owners, which probably sounds odd as I’m not against Saudi ownership.

    Don’t like the Yank vision for football or football clubs.

    10
  • Optimistic prime

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #25

    I’d never play Gayle again.

    I hope we see Wilson and Joe up front at some point.

    I’d play Fraser there instead of Gayle atm, more about him.

    3
  • Optimistic prime

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #26

    Gayle needs far to many chances to score and we don’t make enough.

    Fraser has more intelligence to his game and goals are more likely to come with him playing up top than Gayle.

    3
  • toon22

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #27

    OP

    Agreed
    Yanks want to turn footy into a none competitive sport
    More like a version of WWE

    6
  • toon22

    Apr 5, 2021 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #28

    OP

    Yeh Galyes needs too many chances but he looked far better in the team than ASM looked
    He was getting shots on target and making them defend
    ASM was a bit of a show pony

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 5, 2021 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #29

    I would rather have a Burkinabé owner than Mike Ashley.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 5, 2021 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #30

    I posted earlier that I think Fraser is an all round better player than St Max.

    3
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #31

    I vote for a Myanmar consortium as owners.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 5, 2021 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #32

    He’s most certainly got better end product.

    1
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #33

    ASM and Fraser are both luxuries that our league position cannot afford to use.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 5, 2021 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #34

    Tfb,
    I think we should go for a conglomerate of Kyrgyzstani and Lesothian owners to keep everyone happy.

    2
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #35

    I think one of the reasons we had a decent result against Spuds was Hojbjerg.

    I’ve watched him a few times this season and he is a massive influence in their midfield and building attacks.

    Yesterday, he was off the pace and a few times I saw him clutching or rubbing at his hamstrings – both of them.
    I think he is carrying an injury and either covering it up of playing with injections.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 5, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #36

    Plus they really know their football.

    0
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #37

    How about a Romulan and Borg consortium?

    We could then use the cloaking technology to get in the box a bit more.

    5
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #38

    OP

    I think if the Yanks take over football they will bring VAR into every decision – and take an ad break for every VAR deliberation.

    Every penalty kick will have a sponsor and there will be 16 refs around the pitch throwing flags all over the place.

    2
  • WLtoon

    Apr 5, 2021 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #39

    Football will definitely become a farce if the Yanks have it their way. the PL will let it happen all because of money, fans won`t have any say in the matter.
    It`s only a matter of time before it happens, give it 5 years.

    0
  • The mighty wyn

    Apr 5, 2021 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #40

    NY of those new owners put forward would be better than the lardy one we have currently

    1
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