web analytics



Journalists Give Insight To Overwhelming First Week For Newcastle’s New Owners



Earlier this morning, Keith Downie provided some insight as to why a decision on Steve Bruce’s future was seemingly ‘dragging on.’ Part of his explanation revolved around a chaotic first week for the new owners.

The takeover happened abruptly on Thursday after being shrouded in uncertainty for over a year. So the plans the consortium had made 18 months ago had to be altered. One obvious example is Rafa Benitez joining Everton over the summer.

The Spaniard would have been the top choice to lead Newcastle’s revolution in a second stint with the club. However, Benitez is an honorable man and won’t break his contract with Everton even if he would love another chance at St. James’ Park.

Luke Edwards with the Telegraph has also touched on the frantic start for our new owners. He tweeted the following earlier this morning which stresses the suddenness of the takeover’s completion.

Edwards also reveals that the makeup of the new board means there are a lot of competing voices and opinions. They are also being inundated with advice from outside the club. So things are very overwhelming at the moment.

However, that is to be expected and as Edwards notes, was also the case at Manchester City. Our new owners are coming to grips with the situation and hould soon be able to reveal more of their plans for the future as well as the interim

George Caulkin also alluded to the new owners playing catchup in a recent mailbag in The Athletic. He stated that Lee Charnley will be retained for longer than anticipated to help with the transition.

Caulkin also referenced the make-up of the board. He revealed that a source told him decision making, at least initially, could be a ‘long and arduous process’. He added this is due to the complex dynamics between the three-pronged ownership group writing:

There are also three spokes to Newcastle’s ownership. That means there are three sets of opinions, if not more, and three sets of people receiving information or messages from contacts, from agents, from total strangers.

While it seems to be ‘dragging on’ from the outside, at least in regards to Bruce’s position, there is a lot happening behind the scenes to get Newcastle’s rebuild underway.

How Will Newcastle Begin The New Era Against Tottenham On Sunday?

View Results
Loading ... Loading ...

88 comments so far

  • Jamesthefirst

    Oct 13, 2021 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #41
  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2021 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #42

    cleveleysbob

    I think we’ll see a group of players working their chuckies off on Sunday. Those that were ‘fit’ will have have found new levels of fitness and the injured and the lame will have been cured, cast aside their crutches.

    It’s amazing what impact a tiny change can have.

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #43

    We all had our points of view and chose different ways to express them – fair enough?

    Personally, I was always in the positive camp, but my enthusiasm had been severely dented and my remaining hope was that the legal stuff would eventually get us what we wanted.

    Emphasis on “eventually” – I thought it would take an age and was extremely despondent.

    Last Thursday/Friday was an absolute revelation, so joyous I still can’t wipe the smile off my face. I think I’ll now be smiling to the day I die, a very happy happy here.

    We don’t need to dig up the past to have digs at each other, we’re better than that and should now all be happy looking forwards, the future’s bright, the future’s ours NUFC becoming the biggest Football team on the planet, already the richest 😀 😀 😀

    5
  • TheTinman

    Oct 13, 2021 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #44

    Why can’t some people bury the hatchet and let bygones be bygones.

    By all means debate and disagree on anything you want going forwards, but surely it’s time to leave the past in the past.

    It was dreary before, but it’s becoming irksome now.

    Everyone else on the blog has moved on and offered virtual handshakes.

    The new era has begun, get with the programme!

    21
  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2021 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #45

    Jamesthefirst

    Other than an interim till the end of the season type of appointment such as Allardyce, Rogers seems like a sensible move. A big, but not too big, step in the right direction.

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #46

    Happy chappy- not happy happy that’s just stupid! 🙂

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #47

    Played a blinder Tinman, exactly what I expressed 🙂

    1
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Oct 13, 2021 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #48

    lesh

    How can you compare believing that the the takeover was real, that it had stalled with the PL, that Ashley was persuing legal action, and that in may or may not result in a sale…

    With the absolute bollix that toon22 spouted for two solid years that it was all a PR stunt by Ashley and his PR team?????????

    Munster is dead right that he needs a taste of his own medicine after constantly hounding those – like me – who called him a bufoon.

    And HE calls Bruce a clown?????

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    5
  • TheTinman

    Oct 13, 2021 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #49

    Bob, I’m really really happy happy that we’re on the same page 😉

    3
  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2021 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #50

    Tinman

    Careful, cleveleysbob can get rattled and morph into Bolsheybob.

    😉

    1
  • lochinvar

    Oct 13, 2021 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #51

    Over 4 days Bruce earns what specialist nurses with Masters Degrees and 30 years experience take one year to earn.

    They would make better managers than Bruce.
    Doubt he would be employable as a nurse.

    5
  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 13, 2021 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #52

    Toon supporters on here need to bury the hatchet and start afresh. A new beginning. Ya bastids.

    16
  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #53

    No more Bolsheybob, he’s gone for good, he left the building with Ashley 😉

    3
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #54

    Tinman

    Agreed in one sense…

    But I guarantee toon22 would have banged on non stop for years with his…

    Have we been sold yet?

    He was actually implying anyone on the blog who believed PIF had made a bid was an idiot, easily taken in by PR and an Ashley apologist and ar$elicker.

    This will be my last comment on his bollix – ever – but my mantra has always been…

    If you give it, you’d better be prepared to get it back.

    And he’s deservedly had it back off me.

    10
  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #55

    Bills Son Is Back

    Knocked the pot ower again have we?

    Just clean it up, have a lie down and have some zeds.

    You know it makes sense!

    3
  • TheTinman

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #56

    Fair play Bills, look forward to your toon input going forwards. I always enjoy hearing your opinion on football matters

    3
  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #57

    I’m “Boyce BS level” now, haven’t you heard, taken from your anagram link?

    1
  • hibbit

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #58

    Bob i’m really really really really happy that your really really happy and i’m even more happy that tinman is really really happy that your really really that your happy 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    2
  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #59

    Bills Son Is Back

    Like it or not, I believe that Froggy was intent on keeping our feet on the ground. This time, he was shown to be wrong.

    Time proved him to be wrong on this one and he wasn’t the only one!

    Let it go or go find something to kick!

    6
  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #60

    hibbit

    You, happy, really?

    1
  • John Tudor

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #61

    Buy yersel a grow bag

    0
  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #62

    Boyce BS level

    And what does BS stand for?

    🙂

    0
  • Mund

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #63

    Bruce apparently being offered the Techinal Director role 🙄

    0
  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #64

    Cheers Hibbit, frightening what a dodgy “spellcheck” result can have on following posts 😀

    0
  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #65

    More like Urinal Director role 😆

    7
  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #66

    Lesh, do you really want an answer? 🙂

    0
  • FloridaToon

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #67

    Have to say will be more than a little disappointment if Bruce isn’t sacked soon and my impression of the new owners will be that they aren’t sure what they are doing. Estactic they are here and for the plans they have laid out, but not sure on the football side of things.

    0
  • Mag52

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #68

    Man.City to pay Harland £1 million per week to keep him out of our clutches ?
    If we really wanted the guy we could up that ten fold and still not notice it.
    ( not that we, I’m sure, have any intention of getting into any sort of low grade auction with the likes of Man.City.)
    Just that we could if we wanted to.

    2
  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #69

    Offer Technical Director

    Bruce says No

    Realises his options are take it or leave it

    So he’s got no choice but hasn’t been sacked.

    0
  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #70

    Cleveleysbob

    BS = British Standard?

    1
  • hibbit

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #71

    lesh i’m like a kid at Christmas

    0
  • B&W blood

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #72

    I was thinking about taking my kids down to watch under 23’s tonight, does anyone know if it is free or do you have to pay at gate?

    2
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #73

    lesh

    Do you fancy a kicking?

    🙂

    2
  • north east lincs toon

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #74

    Talk of £30 million to spend in January ,sure it will be more than that

    0
  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #75

    One thing I’m certain of. Teams like Man C and Chelsea will not sell us any of their players without us having to pay extortionate and probably way over value for anyone.

    More cash strapped clubs like Tottenham, and Man U I would expect to be more reasonable in their expectations and we should (if we want) get players at right price.

    We’ll get better players and at better value from European/ South American/Asian based leagues.

    0
  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #76

    Hibbit

    Like a bairn at Christmas?

    Unwrapped the pressies and playing with the boxes – assuming the empty bottles etc’ve been cleared away. Enjoy it when its there.

    0
  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #77

    North east Lincs, that’s probably what’s left after the players they’ve already tied up 😀

    0
  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #78

    British Standard is good. It used to mean something, not so sure these days. 🙁

    0
  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #79

    Bills Son Is Back

    A kicking?

    Oooh, yes please – it’s the ownly pleshara a get these days.

    🙁

    1
  • magscar

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #80

    Does Bruce deserve £8k nevermind £8M no of course he doesn’t but if that is in the contract and PIF can’t get out of it then unless you want an Employment Tribunal (or whatever they may be these days) then that is what you pa

    Big ( and not so big) business is littered with “golden handshakes” that in no way reflect what a peron’s worth is or was in many cases – rewards are often undeserved in the Public’s eye but we have no say

    This is the first test of our new owners and notwithstanding the trauma of last 14 years can’t we just let it play out – is this seriously our biggest test and we fans have to be seen to win it?

    I hope PIF chair does come in and sanction pay off once he has all the facts – we all want that

    0


You must log in to post a comment.