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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

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #81

    Atsu had a great game when we dismantled Fulham 0-4 I wonder what he done to pi$$ on Bruce’s cheesy chips?

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  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #82

    Simon

    Aye, that would be good – like a retro view and with all of them being outside the game now, they could tell all – all the stories from the training ground and changing room, behind the scenes stuff.

    Go for it mate.

    1
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #83

    Jail

    After that game they had a Kebab run – Bruce took the team order – Atsu asked for some Cabbage – he never played again.

    5
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #84

    Tfb,
    Makes perfect sense, it doesn’t take much to upset our rhino skinned manager.

    2
  • simon376

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #85

    Tackle

    I might just give it a go

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  • Regan

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #86

    Nothing to lose Simon..

    Go for it mate..

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #87

    Yeah Atsu has been a bit of a strange one. Not a player you’d want in the 11, but capable enough as a squad player, and if you don’t fancy him, surely still good enough to use till he can be moved on. Fraser for Atsu ok, but Atsu could and should have been moved on to better allow for that. I suppose they tried but couldn’t get it done.

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  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #88

    When Bruce was quizzed about the incident, he said.

    Me and Atsy are like brothers – you northern monkeys are all delusional if you can’t see it.

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  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #89

    Simon

    It’s a good angle for a You Tube channel – has a good USP – bringing the stories from the golden era.

    Everyone loves to hear about the good times – so even better to have the behind the scenes detail – and from the folk that lived it – it’s GOLD mate.

    1
  • simon376

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #90

    Regan & Tackle

    Think you have just inspired me, get something like that started to talk about the good old days, I’m going to give it a go

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  • Regan

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #91

    If you let us know when you get set up Simon,.

    I’m sure loads on here would subscribe to your channel mate..

    Best of luck ..

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  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #92

    Simon

    Here’s the nucleus of an idea.

    Get your channel set up – then ask fans to suggest their favourite game.

    For example, one I would choose was the January 1990 game V Leicester – Roy Aitken’s first game for us, we won 5-4 after being 4-2 down.

    Run the game on a side link and get Aitken, Quinn, McGhee and Burridge in the studio or on the phone/tablet to talk through what it was like, what got said at half time and full time, who were the characters of the period – and on – and on.

    Easy fill an hour or more – then cut it up into a series, open a bank account and sit back.

    3
  • simon376

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #93

    Regan mate, that will be brilliant thanks.

    Any idea of a name, Newcastle NUFC Good Old Days or something better?

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  • Wor B

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #94

    Just noticed, ten years since Ed was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

    Keep fighting the good fight, there is a black and white army around the globe wishing you well.

    We thank you for creating this place and salute you sir.

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  • Regan

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #95

    Something with the word retro in it I’d go for personally. .

    I’m sure there’ll be more suggestions over the coming days mate..

    2
  • simon376

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #96

    Thanks, I’ll keep checking to see what people think, be worth it for a laugh and bit of fun if nothing else, if it makes people happy remembering the good old days, even better

    1
  • Online Guy

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #97

    Simon

    You could bring in a guest supporter from here ?

    Start With the Man himself Mr Dr’ ED Harrison.

    4
  • simon376

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #98

    Online
    Defo, Ed has to be number 1 guest supporter. Such a big fan, seting up this blog for all of us and of course even on the clubs books, he has to be involved.

    4
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #99

    United Retrospective.

    1
  • simon376

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #100

    Another good one Bob

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  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #101

    Newcastle’s Better Days.

    2
  • The Prince's Mate

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #102

    Simon, how about NUFC GOLD..

    5
  • Online Guy

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #103

    Simon

    Follow that up with The Waldorf and Statler, (Tsunki & Jail ) daft half hour.

    https://youtu.be/pYI5PwwnGj4

    Just Joking there Simon but the odd Guest from here would be decent to watch.

    Toon22 would be a good filler.

    3
  • Not another deJong

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #104

    Black n White TV

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  • Regan

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #105

    I’m up at 5 so I’ll leave you good people to enjoy your night..

    HWTL

    2
  • simon376

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #106

    Loving all of this, starting to make notes and get started asap

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 5, 2021 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #107

    Newcastle Fans Retrospective.

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #108

    Night Regan.

    3
  • magicmac54

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #109

    Simon376@69

    Good evening Simon, i really enjoyed that link you put up about Gavin Peacock, a greater glory, pitch to pulpit, i thought it was brilliant, he talks with great passion about Newcastle and the geordies, and he clearly had links to Newcastle with his grandad being a geordie, also he talked fondly of Micky Quinn, Gavin was himself a fabulous little player and also a tremendous human being, no doubt the fact he was a christian really helped in his life both on and of the field. Much appreciated in sending that link Simon your a top man.

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #110

    Simon, pick a top 5 and ask Dr Ed/Neil to run a poll on the blog to pick the best title.

    1
  • magicmac54

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #111

    Regan early start for you tomorrow mate, take care and keep safe lad God Bless.

    1
  • Not another deJong

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #112

    Saw a Tweet te other day that Youtube only becomes monitized after certain criteria have been met, not sure exact amounts and categories but maybe nuber of posts, followers/subscribers and regular levels of likes etc.

    2
  • The Prince's Mate

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #113

    Or Cabbage TV

    3
  • Online Guy

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #114

    Simon

    You have hit on a top Idea here.

    Munster and Jail in visual debate would drive the viewing figures up !.

    Then invite ” The Wife ” and Carltoon in Via Zoom etc and record it and set a date for transmission.

    Ladies Night ..Mrs Harrison perhaps ?

    Guest Ex and current players goes without saying.

    Carltoon has some great stories.

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #115

    Platinum Club Platitudes.

    1
  • The Prince's Mate

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #116

    You could have Bruce on in a,10 min slot called My Kebab Days…

    2
  • The Prince's Mate

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #117

    Good luck with your venture Simon, it sounds a great idea

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  • simon376

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #118

    Magic
    Thanks mate

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  • simon376

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #119

    Yeah can have a ladies night like Steve Wraith, couldn’t get better than our Carltoon and The Wife not forgetting Jane of course

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  • simon376

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #120

    The amount of mentions you guys would get and of course interviews from a fans point of view

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