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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

  • lesh

    Apr 6, 2021 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #201

    Last one and I wonder what Dylan and Hendrix’d make of it


  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 6, 2021 at 2:42 AM

    Comment #202
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 6, 2021 at 6:30 AM

    Comment #203

    The East Asian tea crew is a bit quiet this morning, Eastern seaboard midnight gang have gone to bed where’s the blighty breakfast club 😕

  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 6, 2021 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #204

    It’s nine o clock over here so just having my coffee and dates which I have discovered contain so many health benefits I would strongly advise bloggers to check them out.

    Pondering over some of yesterday’s posts , it was interesting to read some of the suggestions about new foreign owners influencing changes in the game to suit their agendas.
    Imagine if we were bought by influencilal Irish owners who managed to convince the FA to allow picking the ball up and running with it. Miggy and ASM would take some stopping then.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 6, 2021 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #205

    So what team will show up against Burnley and more importantly what tactics?

    We have beaten Burnley fairly comfortably when we have played 3 at the back as the extra centre half’s are available to deal with the flick ons

    When you look at their team on paper we have a better squad to work although Mcneil would be a good signing as would Tarkowski

  • lochinvar

    Apr 6, 2021 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #206

    The Mary Hopkin channel

    “Those were the days”

  • Romford mag

    Apr 6, 2021 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #207


    It was close in the H2H mate !

    well played 🙂

  • Mund

    Apr 6, 2021 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #208

    Ah the mighty double vs Jail 😎

    GG and well played

  • Mund

    Apr 6, 2021 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #209

    Where the bloody hell is GP? Anyone know him outside of the blog? Hope he is ok it’s been a long time since I saw him active on here or Twitter.

  • simon376

    Apr 6, 2021 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #210

    Very close mate and I was lucky, also hadnt realised left Rashford on bench so missed out on 8 more points

  • simon376

    Apr 6, 2021 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #211

    Still some good names coming up

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 6, 2021 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #212

    Did anyone watch the West Ham game last night?

    West Ham look like a totally different team under Moyes now pace all over the pitch, defensively solid but entertaining to watch at times similar to his best spell at Everton but easier on the eye

    I must admit I had him labelled in the dinosaur category but hes certainly proving that wrong this season

  • carltoon

    Apr 6, 2021 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #213

    Really surprised how well West ham have done, but they have got some good players, I think Moyes took awhile to get over managing ManU. Mind he is a miserable sod.

  • carltoon

    Apr 6, 2021 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #214

    He’s a million times better manager than Bruce was is or ever will be.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 6, 2021 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #215


    Yeah he has been backed with good signings whether they are his choices or a sporting director not really sure?

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 6, 2021 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #216

    The Bruce’s progress, last season WHU finished 5 points behind us.

    Currently they are 23 points ahead of us.

  • Mag52

    Apr 6, 2021 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #217

    For me St.Max is the sort of player Traore of Wolves was a season or two ago before Nuno got to coach him.
    He’s got the speed and trickery and strength of Traore but nothing like the end result that the Wolves player is delivering these days.
    He might try covering his arms in oil, as Traore does, to make it harder for opponents to grab him, although the right sort of coaching could make him into a serious match winner unlike the occasional sparkler we see at the moment.

  • lesh

    Apr 6, 2021 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #218


    Now you know it’s unfair to compare WHU with us under Bruce this season.

    You have to sympathise with Bruceyboy as he’s had new players, that he signed, to train into his ways. And let’s not forget that he had to train others out of Rafa’s ways.

    He’s a top class coach with great experience in the top flight and knows what he’s doing.

    So, please give my dad a chance and back him.

    Lots of love

    Alex Bruce

  • JohnJ

    Apr 6, 2021 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #219


    Apr 6, 2021 at 9:30 AM
    Comment #214

    Moyes was my first choice after Rafa the Gaffa left.

    He did a cracking job at Everton on a limited budget He’s in a far higher league, management wise, than Brace will ever be!

  • geordietom

    Apr 6, 2021 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #220

    Simon … re: youtube channel …

    if you get it up and running would you ask jib on as a guest speaker ,

  • JohnJ

    Apr 6, 2021 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #221


    I’m watching you in FFL

    We play each other next game. I desperately need the points!!!

  • carltoon

    Apr 6, 2021 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #222

    JohnJ, well he wouldn’t have been my first choice, but can’t deny he’s definitely a good manager. Of course my choice would be Pep, Rafa, Josè

  • carltoon

    Apr 6, 2021 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #223

    Well! A girl can dream, can’t she. 🙄

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 6, 2021 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #224


    I actually think ASM, Almiron Wilson and Fraser or Joelinton should be a front 4 that can terrorise defences and play as an effective unit in terms of pressing and chance creation but they need coached properly for it to work and its just not happened under Bruce

    Loads of coaches could get so much more out of our team its unreal how we are languishing in a relegation battle

  • carltoon

    Apr 6, 2021 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #225

    We need a midfielder, to break up play, and get the ball back. A Diame kind of player, although Hayden can play that role, I’ve never been convinced he’s quite good enough, he’s like the rest of the midfielders he sometimes looks lethargic. Although they can all have good games. Think we need to bring a couple of really good central players, get rid of the others, (that includes Shelvey) even though the stick he gets is way over the top.

  • geordietom

    Apr 6, 2021 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #226

    bus …

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Apr 6, 2021 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #227

    Absolutely, he could for sure have opened us up more. He could have played a team like this and gone after wins, entertained, kept the ire of the fans somewhat at bay, and stayed out of the bottom 6.


    Stiffen the defense a little by playing Fede alongside Lascelles and Dummett at left back, we’d probably earned a few more points and ended up finishing around 12th.

    Instead he shit the bed.

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