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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

  • Online Guy

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #121

    Tyne TV

    1
  • The mighty wyn

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #122

    Princes
    Or a ten second slot – what I know about tic tacs I mean tactics

    1
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #123

    Newcastle Retronited

    Black and White Yarny

    Geordie Reboot Boys

    Retro Toon Tales

    The Toonlife Zone

    1
  • Online Guy

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #124

    Proud as a Peacock.

    4
  • The mighty wyn

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #125

    Olg
    Or back in tyne

    2
  • Mund

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #126

    Simon

    Some cracking ideas from the blog tonight for your possible new venture :thumb up thingy:

    Good luck mate and whatever you get started let me know and I’ll help try and push it

    0
  • Mund

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #127

    Retro Geordies

    1
  • Online Guy

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #128

    Right On Tyne

    4
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #129

    Ha ha, Bruce, the Accumulation Academic.

    That should send everyone off to sleep.

    Get cracking Simon, hope you pull it all together, good luck.

    Don’t forget to include an annual “night shift top 10” 😉

    3
  • Online Guy

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #130

    Mund

    Did your Bro work in the Royal Turks Hotel Newcastle Central Station area ?

    1
  • Online Guy

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #131

    Wyn

    Aye ..Back in Tyne , decent.

    2
  • simon376

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #132

    Thanks everyone, I’ve really got to give this a go and get it started. Some great ideas for names out there and sure you could come up with questions for each person interviewed.

    1
  • Mund

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #133

    OLG

    Lol no mate

    1
  • Online Guy

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #134

    Are there any Ex Scotswood aggro boys on here ?

    4
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #135

    Some cracking ideas coming through.

    Liked the Toon-Light Zone (slight change from Tackles)

    1
  • magicmac54

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #136

    Tackle from
    Behind

    Oh i really like the idea of Munster v Jail for Ashley in a visual debate, that really would be box office, a proper handbags at six paces, bring it on 😀 😀 😀

    5
  • The Prince's Mate

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #137

    OLG@134
    Doubt it mate, they’re all probably still ‘inside’….allegedly

    2
  • fairscup

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #138

    Pissed my self at that Bale free kick.

    Big shot steps up – everyone hold your breath

    They’re still searching Leazes Park for the ball.

    5
  • The Prince's Mate

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #139

    Similar to Wyn’s
    A step back in Tyne

    2
  • The mighty wyn

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #140

    It’s been good banter today lads
    Must go as up for graft in the morning. Still cant get back to retirement from the nhs.
    Stay safe everyone

    3
  • Online Guy

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #141

    Mund

    Was talking to Tony Mobray’s brother who worked there ..good bloke he had about 5 brothers too and a Boro Lad.

    Was on a night out with Dave Jones and his wife. ex Everton and managed various clubs ..was a good night .

    Iv been down your way today ..essential travel ..was work.

    Had to go to Thirsk then Ripon and went through the Boro. Was on Horse bizz.

    A quick round trip.

    3
  • lesh

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #142

    OP

    If jane says he’d start ASM, take it as read Bruce’ll do just that.

    3
  • Online Guy

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #143

    Fairs cup

    I laughed when Bale skied that ..He set up and stood there like a Matador facing a Bull .

    Who does he think he is, Mirandinha ? !

    2
  • fairscup

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #144

    OG – he must have put the wrong boots on in his haste to get on.

    1
  • Online Guy

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #145

    The Princes mate

    They looked after us on away trips in the 70’s Good lads in their own company but I watched them smash the odd Bar up.

    Never batted an eyelid, as they say.

    3
  • toon22

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #146

    Have we been sold yet ?
    Its getting a bit confusing who they are selling us too this time
    This guy
    The Saudi bloke
    Staverly and the Rubins

    A mixture of them all
    None of the above

    The tooth fairy ?

    4
  • toon22

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #147

    You think this new blokes not only buying us but signing Messi at the same time ?

    3
  • Online Guy

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #148

    Fairs

    I watched with trepidation thinking Dubravka is going to miss this and its bound for the top corner..Then watched Bale play that one two with the sky .

    thought it was hilarious and that rats tail on his head got funnier to look at after that..

    4
  • toon22

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #149

    They are in all kinds of legal wrangles over the last “sale”
    Will this guy have to wait till the turds got his compen, before he start with the next utter lie ?
    Will this guy form some kind of consortium
    A kind of perpetual sale bollix ?

    Who knows

    5
  • Wor B

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #150

    fairscup

    Bale’s free kick landed on the A1 between Wideopen and Seaton Burn, last seen rolling through Stannington. 🙂

    4
  • toon22

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #151

    Can the club be sold while hes pretending to sell us to the last mug he dragged in ?

    2
  • toon22

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #152

    Wor B

    LOL

    2
  • fairscup

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #153

    OG-The guy gets paid (not earns) about £20 per second, even when he’s asleep.

    2
  • fairscup

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #154

    I love to exaggerate!

    2
  • magicmac54

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #155

    Toon22

    Ashley hasn`t tried to sell Newcastle to Ryanair owner Michael O` Leary yet, we could reach for the clouds 😀

    0
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #156

    Here’s the title for Simons Channel

    https://youtu.be/KrwSDX95wCs

    There can be only one.

    1
  • magicmac54

    Apr 5, 2021 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #157
  • Wor B

    Apr 5, 2021 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #158
  • magicmac54

    Apr 5, 2021 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #159
  • toon22

    Apr 5, 2021 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #160

    M54

    I’d be happy with Vlad the Impaller

    1


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