Stan Collymore is the latest to comment on Newcastle United and a potential sale by Mike Ashley.
Although he is often annoying, on this occasion the former player is pretty much on the ball this time.
Collymore’s initial reaction to Ashley’s Monday afternoon statement being ‘Thought Newcastle United was always up for sale??‘.
What this latest NUFC circus definitely does prove, is just how big a story Newcastle United are.
Which is of course why Mike Ashley bought the club in the first place, in order to promote his retail empire to a worldwide audience.
Stan Collymore believes this moment in time presents Ashley with a ‘perfect selling storm’ and gives four reasons as to why.
These are Newcastle United being a ‘huge name’, the club having a ‘decent playing staff’, in a ‘good position’ back in the Premier League, and ‘little debt’.
I can’t say that these last 10 years have flown by but it is frightening that we have already had a whole decade under his control, as Stan Collymore puts it: ‘Another great club dragged through a soap opera’.
The player turned pundit says ‘Genuinely hope Geordies get a good buyer to take them forward’.
That would be a dream Christmas present for all Newcastle supporters.
“Thought Newcastle United was always up for sale??
“Ahh, ok, Big Mike wants to officially officially officially sell the club this time.
“Instead of kind of, maybe, semi, sort of selling.
“1. In a good position
“2. Huge “name”
“3. Decent playing staff
“4. Little debt
“The Mike Ashley perfect selling storm.
“Genuinely hope Geordies get a good buyer to take them forward.
“Another great club dragged through a soap opera in recent years.”