Amanda Staveley has made a ‘formal takeover bid’ for Newcastle United.

Sky News are reporting that Staveley’s company PCP Partners have made an offer ‘in the region of £300m’.

As part of their formal offer it is said they want ‘exclusivity on talks’.

Sky News:

“PCP Partners headed by Amanda Staveley has tabled a formal takeover bid for Newcastle United Football Club in the region of £300m and they hope to get exclusivity on talks this week.”

It is exactly 50 days since she attended the Newcastle v Liverpool match and was first introduced to Mike Ashley’s representatives at the club.

That introduction was said to be not arranged and contact information exchanged.

However, since then, Mike Ashley made public that the football club was up for sale.

This then followed by reports that Amanda Staveley and a number of other unnamed potential buyers had signed non-disclosure agreements.

That allowed interested parties to examine the books ahead of a prospective bid.

Little else has been on the minds of Newcastle fans so hopefully this is the next stage towards Mike Ashley leaving Newcastle United.



  • paul mclaughlan

    Someone call Mike a cab.

    • Leazes Ender

      Nee point he’s dead.

      • Mark Davies

        And again, you really are low

      • paul mclaughlan

        Someone call Mike a hearse.

        • csh

          he’s a hearse.

          • paul mclaughlan

            Are you from Ashington?

          • HarryHype59

            Very droll!

  • Mrkgw

    Enter our new Messiah – Amanda Staveley.

    • Leazes Ender

      Why not prince Andrew did.

      • Mark Davies

        You really are low

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        😁😁😁

      • Wor Lass

        That reminds me of an old “Have I Got News For You” when the newspaper headline said “Princess is full of Caring” and Ian Hislop said, “I think there`s an “l” missing”!

      • Rich Lawson

        Brilliant !

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    I`ll take bets now he wont accept £300m

  • NUFCLX

    I see our local rag was on the ball with this story. I read it on Sky news, Sky Sports and The Mag before the Ronny Gill reported it. Really goes to show they have their finger on the pulse of the club.

    • csh

      No doubt Ryder will be reporting it as an exclusive in about an hours time…

      • Peaky Magpie

        He’ll be reporting Messi has just been spotted leaving Greggs,Northumberland Street by 9am tomorrow morning !!

        • TheFatController

          Expect the headline :
          ’10 players we might get to see in greggs in January if staveley takeover goes through…’
          1. neymar – there’s no Greggs in Paris, and Staveley may not baulk at the £200m fee if she can find new sponsors…

          Etc…

        • Rich Lawson

          He was eating a pastie and bumped into Ronaldo coming the other way.

    • anyobrien

      Sunderland infested rag

  • Paul Patterson

    Right! Come on!!!!

  • anyobrien

    Let’s hope fat boy excepts

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      i`ll take bets that he wont

  • Saul Williams

    Accept that f****ING bid now!

  • GToon

    Read the helicopter!! Fill it with (not quite enough) fuel and lets get rid!!

  • StevieB

    It’s just an opening offer, it will be negotiated, they’ll come in low(reasonable) at 300, he’ll respond at 380m and hopefully they’ll meet in the middle at 330-340m near Christmas 🤞

    • Angelswithdirtyfaces

      I doubt it. They’ll already have calculated the return on capital Fatty might reasonably expect over ten years and play hardball with him. He’s not dealing with other Trotters Independent Traders types.

  • hetonmag

    Well we will see whether he is serious about selling because these people won’t be messed about by a barrow boy, take the 💰 and get the hell out of our club, oh and by the way take your horrible hoardings with you.

  • HTL

    Just been reading the sky news story,

    “Sky News has learnt that Ms Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners tabled a bid to buy Newcastle from Mr Ashley late last week.”

    “A spokesman for Ms Staveley declined to comment on Monday night, while Mr Ashley’s spokesman could not be reached for comment.”

    Source: (sorry cant post the link to the story, tried but my post was denied)

    still no sources quoted or confirmation from either party, but at least Ms
    Staveley’s spokesperson never denied it happening. don’t know how
    reliable sky news are but looks like things could be moving in the right
    direction. HTL

  • 1957

    He might accept £300m if he can keep control of merchandising and continue with free advertising for SD, but anyone buying the club wouldn’t accept those terms…

    • Angelswithdirtyfaces

      No chance… everybody knows the scam he pulled on Rangers.

  • HTL

    Confirmation from the BBC, Dan Roan BBC sports editor

    “A financial firm headed by British businesswoman Amanda Staveley has
    tabled a formal takeover bid in the region of £300m for Newcastle
    United.”

  • maginyorkshire

    I’m in two minds about the prospect of a takeover, will be glad to see the back of Ashley but is there a chance the club could lose its identity in the quest to become a mega-club?

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      well we could keep Fatty & fight relegation evey year

      • maginyorkshire

        Not sure how many more years of it I could take

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          Best he goes, we`ve had a decade of Hell

          • maginyorkshire

            feels like it’s been longer than a decade

          • Leazes Ender

            it has

    • HarryHype59

      What identity? You mean that of being perennial under achievers!

  • HTL

    An interesting part of the sky sports news report

    “Ms Staveley is understood to be keen to line up a string of commercial
    partnerships to replace those negotiated under Mr Ashley, including the
    association of Sports Direct’s name with its St James’ Park home.”

    HTL

    • HarryHype59

      Let’s hope this comes true! The SD hoardings belong in a skip!

  • Peter

    Fingers crossed….

  • Wor Lass

    There`ll be quite a few of the usual suspects desperat

  • Oooh bobbi fleckman

    Opening gambit, I can’t see that being accepted

    • HarryHype59

      This club reminds me of a house for sale that needs extensive modernisation and refurbishment! The £300m reflects the fact the present owner has neglected to maintain the club adequately. A £60m outlay minimum on players is required in the next window to avoid yet another relegation battle!

      Fatty will hold out for more money! But could well be trying to sell a Championship club if he continues with his avarice!

      Without the TV cash this club won’t be worth £150m!

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    A report says she`s investing her own money plus backers from the middle east, so she may well be the new Managing Director
    Well she`s certainly better looking than Penfold

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      Really? If so, that’s bad news. She doesn’t have the money in here own right.

      • Wor Lass

        Keep up, Bobbi – that`s why he said, “.. plus backers from the middle east”.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          Blobbys, Blobby

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        She`s got a £150m & it does say backed by middle east fund

      • Geordiegiants

        So are you trying to say it’s a bad thing?????

        • Oooh bobbi fleckman

          I’d be more confident if she’s brokering a deal on behalf of a mega-rich client. If it’s her who’s buying, then she’s not got the money and if it’s backing from the middle east, why aren’t they buying the club?

    • Wor Lass

      I`m better looking than Penfold!

      • Leazes Ender

        First thing to do is get rid of Charnley, Moncur and Beardsley.

        • Wor Lass

          Charnley can go rot in hell but I`d like to see the other two involved with the club. Meeting and greeting could be good for captain Bob – but definitely a long way away from any sort of decision-making (unless it`s, “red, white or fizzy, sir”). Peter could be involved with coaching youngsters, developing skills – not managing our “second string”.

          • Leazes Ender

            Thats what he does anyway… in the Suite which bears his name…. put Pedro behind the bar.

          • Wor Lass

            He`ll need a box to stand on.

    • HarryHype59

      No arguments there!

  • Peaky Magpie

    The quicker he just accepts & goes the better as I wouldn’t trust the fat f***er taking one last swipe on his way out of the door.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      he`ll empty the Till on the way out

    • HarryHype59

      Knowing Ashley, he will play hardball and hang around like a bad smell!

      • Wor Lass

        That`s why he needs one last wipe!

    • Wor Lass

      I don`t know about one last swipe but he could have one last wipe!

    • Geordiegiants

      His toxic brand will still be a fixture at the ground for years to come yet.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        Can`t see that Geordie, reports Amanda`s already wheeling & dealing for sponsors

        • Geordiegiants

          I really hope not, but he will have it tied up, she can’t just come in and take MRF away for example, or any other sponsor if they have signed a contract. He is never ever going to walk away without a parting shot.

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            Stadium sponsor i think

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            She can’t remove any existing deals without buying contracts out but why would she?

          • HarryHype59

            I bet Bobbi’s crying at the thought of his fantasy golden era ending! I’ll wager he will be posting on here in the future telling us how great things were under Ashley!

        • Oooh bobbi fleckman

          What reports? You really don’t think things through.

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            i`ve just read it on the net, Now [email protected]@k off and play on the Metro Lines you piece of Schitt

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            you’ve not read it anywhere because it’s a ridiculous claim. Why would a woman who’d not yet bought a football club be spooking out sponsors by wheeling and dealing?

          • TheFatController

            I think you might be surprised at how far Staveley and PCP have already got with sponsors.

            You can’t predict future earnings without a very good idea of how many commercial partners you can get on board. That’s integral to the purchase, not an afterthought.

            There’ll be huge changes. They’re attempting to buy the club to make money, of course they’re already lining up sponsors …

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            But they’ll have to buy out the existing deals, to then replace them is unlikely to generate more income unless they are trying to put their own logo on the front of the shirt. Given this offer is said to be Chinese, I’d not be surprised if Fun 88 are one of the investors (based on nothing more than tittle tattle from the summer).

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            the nets open to anyone even Cnuts like you

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            The trouble is, you and your alter ego, Leazes, tell lies. Tell me, if you are Fun 88, what would you think if someone who’s not bought the club trying to renegotiate a three year deal? Even if she bought the club, why would she try to renegotaite deals.

          • Wor Lass

            Because, with increased investment and ambition at the club, Fun 88 might decide that it would be better to renegotiate as “sitting tenants” now rather than leave it until the contract is expiring and other sponsors are sniffing around.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            3 months into their sponsorship, I suspect they are just beginning to work out how to make the most out of their sponsorship but you just have to remember how fans turned on Wonga to understand why they’d rather wait to see how things pan out.

            Reality is that the new owners may just want to buy out Fun 88 and get their names on the shirt but TBPH, that will not be the the thing they will negotiate nor will this be happening before any takeover is agreed.

            Finally, MMM hasn’t read this at all, he’s lying.

          • Wor Lass

            A minor point, but the fans didn`t “turn” on Wonga, they detested them from the off – and for good reason.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            Because some of our fans are hypocrites?

          • Wor Lass

            There`s bound to be the odd one in 50-odd thousand!

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            Yes, we’ve had sponsors that create alcoholics, gambling addicts, a TV service that targets people who can’t afford it and to cap it all off, we’ve had a sponsor that almost took the countries’ economy down but we only got upset when it came to a lender that helps people pay for those bad decisions.

          • Wor Lass

            Ha ha – good comeback. There`s a lot of truth to that but the difference is, as you well know, that Wonga preys on the misery that all those things can create. They only exist to make immense profit out of desperate people.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            Like all those sponsors, if the consumer uses them correctly, they are fine. Pay day loans used once in a while are sometimes cheaper than overdrafts, the alternative was to borrow from the unauthorised lenders who were a lot more aggressive.

          • Wor Lass

            Again, there`s some truth to what you say – an essential ingredient for any wind-up merchant. The other main ingredient, of which there`s oodles on here, is a predisposition for the other party to be wound up.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            It’s not a case of there being some truth in what I say, nor that I’m out to wind people up. What I’m saying is absolutely right, the clue with wonga is the name, pay-day-loan. It’s a loan until payday. If you haven’t got a job, you don’t have a pay day so you can’t pay it back so don’t take the loan out.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            Was it in the FT where you read this? Maybe the Economist? Or was it a ten year olds Twitter feed?

  • Peaky Magpie

    On top of the £300m Amanda tell him he can take Hoth,SloMo,Colback & Manquillo with him ! You never know he might accept £299m.

    • maginyorkshire

      manquillo is worth keeping for a squad player

      • HarryHype59

        I would sooner have kept Mabou and saved £4.5m on Manky!

        • Wor Lass

          I think Mbabu`s the new world record-holder for disciplinary points. He makes Mitro look like Mother Teresa.

  • Soldier

    happy days

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    off to watch Brighton losing

  • HarryHype59

    He’s lucky to get an offer of £300m. Two relegations under his regime lost us £100m! If there was any justice in the world that figure would be deducted from his £250m investment!

    • Leazes Ender

      Still seems cheap to me as the collateral asset (bricks and mortar, squad) is worth near that, that doesn’t take into account the NUFC brand.

      • HarryHype59

        The brand has been debased and devalued under Ashley!

        • Andy Mac

          Agreed. We’re a long way from everyone’s 2nd favourite team. Most other fans still take the plss and mock us simply because they have no idea what an absolute twt we have for an owner. Not many other clubs would have put up with his mismanagement for 10 long miserable years

      • Oooh bobbi fleckman

        Leazes, you are right for a change. The income streams would value it much closer to the £400m mark. I suspect the compromise will be £375m

        • HarryHype59

          You still don’t get it? The income streams are dependent on the club retaining top flight status! We are not an established EPL team!

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            I certainly get it, I’ve said from the start that we’re worthless in the championship.

            However, this is akin to selling a car to a reckless driver but the buyer insisting he gets a discount if he crashed it.

          • HarryHype59

            Since the car has had two back street garage CAT C jobs done on it due to the existing owners negligence, you can’t blame prospective buyers for being wary!

            BTW have you seen the form table for NUFC? Free falling springs to mind!

            If your beloved Ashley plays hardball too long, he could end up doing a “Randy Lerner”.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            ‘past performance is not an indicator of future outcomes’ but we’re mid-table, points on the board and I’ve 10quid with you that well not go down.

            There is hardball but there is realism. You know the club is worth more in the EPL. He may as well hold on til summer and offer sale on condition for £400m

          • HarryHype59

            This team is not a mid table side! Stavely could just walk away and watch Fatty sweat, as we slide down the table!

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            We’re 11th, as close to mid table as you can get.

            She could just watch us bang on the door of Europe, see the TV deals expand and realise £400m was a bargain.

          • HarryHype59

            There is a strong chance we will be bottom six before Christmas! But for two jammy goals against Liverpool and Palace we would be 16th!

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            There is a strong chance we’ll be top 10 before Christmas.

            Do you go to many games? I don’t but was at Man U, Burnley, Southampton and in each of those we looked good for good chunks of the game. Had Gayle played from the start at Burnley, we’d have got something, we should have beat Saints and Manyoo was going to be difficult but had Lacelles played, we’d have been 1-0 up at half time.

          • HarryHype59

            Maybe, if, could have, should have! It is results that count not reflections of missed opportunities! The form table confirms this!

            The four strikers have scored five goals between them and its mid November! The midfield have chipped in with three goals!

            Teams that don’t score struggle – see Smoggies!

            Watford won’t be easy! It is a game we could lose?

            BTW I still argue Joselu won’t score more than six EPL goals all season!

            PCP could sit back and watch fatty sweat as his underfunded team slide towards the drop zone!

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            Like the ‘if’ and ‘could have’ that you gave for Liverpool and Palace. Personally, I think Gayle will start and he can score goals.

            If a takeover is not complete by January, it’s almost certain that transfer discussions will include PCP and any other interested party in advance of the window. I’d be amazed if, these discussions haven’t already happened and a budget and potential solution to the striker position will already be in place. There is no rule that the club must continue with the same squad it currently has just because there is a takeover offer.

            When Mike Ashley took over, he knew that Sam Aladyce and some players had already been committed to. I think the only one that was bought that summer without already being in place was Alan Smith.

            Whan Mike Ashley was trying to buy Debenhams, Debenhams did not stop buying stock until it all went through.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            I’d say those repair jobs were done professionally or are you critical of Rafa’s work?

          • HarryHype59

            Actually, I wasn’t impressed with his summer signings apart from Merino! The others are no better or worse than those already here!

      • HarryHype59

        Villa and Randy Lerner show the value of a club plummets without that lovely TV cash! Lerner wanted £160m for Villa but sold for £70m once they went down!

        If Fatty plays hardball too long he could selling a Championship team for less than £150m!

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      Hmmm, so you think he should walk away with £150m? If he withdrew his £144m loans and let the club go into administration, he could walk away would get £144m and not have the bother.

      You have to be realistic, if you were MA, you’d not be accepting £300m

      • HarryHype59

        We both know the club is only worth more than £300m IF a third relegation is avoided this season! Without that lovely £100m minimum TV money per year the value of the club plummets!

        To quote the late Tom Petty, this club is free falling with one win in seven! Ashley could find himself doing a Randy Lerner and taking a huge hit if the club goes down!

        • Oooh bobbi fleckman

          we’ve lost a few but we knew 2 of those were coming. We will not be relegated but if the deal is that the club needs to be in the EPL in may 2018, then if I was MA I’d not sell until the summer.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Reuters reporting 400m Dollars cash

    • Leazes Ender

      cash?

      • Andy Mac

        Some of it in brown paper bags stuffed behind the ticket machines at St James metro station ?

        • csh

          I heard Harry Redknapp was giving advice to potential investors…

  • Mark Davies

    Great news if it all happens. May I take this opportunity to thank leazes setee ender and mackem moose for forcing mike out of the club by not attending. The loss of revenue has obviously affected ashley more than anyone thought.

    Just dont know how to say a big thanks personally. Maybe give them my seat but dont want anyone to think they are happy clappers all of a sudden. Anyway, thanks lads, youve made the difference in the end and nothing to do with any happy clappers impressing ms stavely at the home game against liverpool with out silly singing and flags.

    • NUFCLX

      If the take over goes thru and we get investment in the team we will still be classed as Happy Clappers that are only going to games because we are glory hunters. I just like to think of us as loyal supporters.

    • Wor Lass

      I started boycotting home games over 4 years ago. I diidn`t expect it to hurt fatty but I just didn`t want him to have my money. In that time I`ve never slagged off anyone for attending. It`s even easier now that I live 800 miles south of the Toon.

      • Mark Davies

        Thats your choice and good for you mate. The point wasnt at people like you as each to their own choice. Was aimed at those who called the ones who went. I hope we are all happy going or unable to if this all goes through

        • Wor Lass

          It takes all sorts – Triple M and Leazes are fans.

          • Andy Mac

            We all are WL otherwise we wouldnt be here !

          • Mark Davies

            That they may be but they dont have to have a go at the fans who go hence my childish tirade.

            Well i believe leazes is although a bitter one. Mmm not so sure, many names on various sites and calling the holy place sid james park once upon a time was unforgiveable. Still ill take your word for it

      • Andy Mac

        Yup same here WL. We didnt expect others to follow us but in the end you have your own conscience to live with and I’m happy I stopped giving Fatman my money despite having watched many away games without paying the club their pound of flesh.

        If the takeover means we become a proper club once again with our own commercial revenues and a decent stab at competing with the likes of Bournemouth, Brighton and Huddersfield then I’ll take gradual improvement under Rafa on our way back to some sort of normality.

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Been going since the sixties and not seen us win any domestic trophy so believe me get back to the matches before you die as not going to win anything in our life time .

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      The stadium is full every week so the militants on the Mag website will not be missed their only problem now is who to go after next Rafa or the new owners a hard decision but it has to be one of the two mark my words or they will not be able to sleep at night watch this space.

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    The £300m is the right price which means he will get his money back unlike other owners who put in a million and took over two hundred and fifty million out with wages dividends warehouses to rent on the quayside, offices in Gibaltar, family on the payroll the list goes on but at least they got out at the right time and made their money leaving a club five points from relegation and massive debts with Ashley to pick up the pieces.
    So great news for the Mag we getting sold and going to win the league and F.A cup next season I cannot wait before the chants of Staveley out ring round the ground.

    • NUFCLX

      You would be better off worrying about your lot being bottom of the Championship.

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Been to more Newcastle games than anyone on this site but have been to Sunderland three times one season to see the first team the reserves and under eighteens so give you that.

        • NUFCLX

          Sorry about that, just cannot believe someone who is slagging a takeover that has not happened yet could be such a fanatical fan. I would also beg to differ on u going to more matches than anyone on this site unless you are 120 years old. If I had your opinions I would have thrown in my ticket years ago.

        • Brian Standen

          That’s a bold statement my friend? Dare I ask what year you started to go? And how many matches you missed since!
          We can all invent figures so honesty would be good – for me up until last 2 games of last season I had missed 17 home games since 1971( now 19 through illness and work). Away games I do still go but not as often as I used to!
          There will be many many fans who been to far more than me and you though!

          • Rich Lawson

            Good on you pal !

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            Not missed one home game since Sept 1975 Aston Villa three nil win and had a good run before that despite living in London, Manchester and Leeds. Current away loyalty points is four hundred and ninety five which means four hundred and ninety five away games attended since the system started which is useful to get a ticket for Sunderland away.

          • Brian Standen

            Quite impressive – and I have no doubt that our paths will have crossed several times! However it does not give you the right to belittle others opinions! A lot of what you say is correct and the book by Dennis Cassidy is an excellent read and insight!
            With regards the bid from
            AS and her group, do you really think they would give Ashley his asking price first go!
            To simplify things may I suggest you watch a TV programme called American Pickers, 2 guys drive the back waters of the USA looking to bury rusty gold! They seen an item, make an offer, the owner wants more and the price is settled on somewhere in the middle! This is what will happen here!
            By the way Rusty Gold is an apt description of NUFC, restore it, treat it right and the possibilities are endless!

          • hetonmag

            Looks to me like he has done some homework Brian.

          • Brian Standen

            Indeed

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            I do not belittle peoples opinions or call people names.
            The stick which I take along with any one else who supports the club is second to none. To be regularly called a Mackem, idiot need medical help just shows the mentality of some people on this site. I give my opinion and never slag anyone off full stop.

          • Brian Standen

            I have a deep suspicion I know you? But that is a side point!
            I certainly would not slag anyone off either but I would differ with some of your opinion! Those days were good days, depressed days socially but football was fun! Under Ashley most of it has not been fun at all! You talk about smaller crowds but all clubs suffered! NUFC need a more ambitious owner than Mike Ashley

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            My worst times supporting Newcastle United have indeed been under Mike Ashley for the stick he received along with the Alan Pardew campaign my kids did not want to go to games with the hostile atmosphere. At the height of the hostility towards Pardew went to Bar Loco where the campaign was run from and ripped up their leaflets one person against may be seventy of them cowards the lot of them and a disgrace to Newcastle United just like the anti Ashley brigade will not be long before these people turn on Rafa or the new board as it’s been going on for forty years.

          • Brian Standen

            Pardew was simply a puppet in the Ashley regime, steadily being manipulated as performances deteriorate week in week out!
            I respect your opinion but whole heartedly disagree with most of it!

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            So which bar to you get in before home games the three bulls

    • Alex

      That’s too pathetic and sad to reply to – so I’ll just end here, you idiot.

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        It’s true though one hundred per cent. It’s in the published accounts and a book by a director called Dennis Cassidy called when the promises had to stop so it’s you who is the idiot ignoring the truth.

        • Alex

          You forgot to mention that those ‘other owners’ dragged the whole club up from the absolute depths of performance, with rank awful management, in a dilapidated stadium to one which challenged at the top of the EPL, ventured back into Europe after many years, went to 2 cup finals, attracted world class players, became one of the most valuable clubs in Europe and all in one of the best stadiums on the continent.

          There’s your 100% true facts, bonny lad.

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            Yes but they then ran out of money and left the club in a mess it was all built on sand and they new they could no longer compete. The season they sold we were five points of relegation.

          • Alex

            “….they ran out of money….”

            Hysterical comment, especially given the absolute dearth of money swilling around the EPL in the decade since Ashley took it on.

    • HarryHype59

      No doubt you will be on here reminding us how great it was under Ashley!

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Compared to the days I grew up following them yes it’s been a breath of fresh air.

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Yes I will no doubt the new bunch will be full of dodgey characters
        ripping the club of.

        • HarryHype59

          To be honest I too have reservations about PCP! I had hoped Stavely was acting on behalf of some benevolent billionaire! However, Ashley is a terrible owner who has squandered the TV money opportunities over the past yen years! If he remains owner, another relegation is a certainty!

    • Wor Lass

      So, serious question: do you think Ashley selling up will be a good development for nufc?

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        To early to say what worries me is the bid is far lower than £300m
        has relegation clause in and it’s a far eastern group not middle east.
        If this group had a lot of money the bid would have been higher.
        The people who bought Man City got the job done early.
        On the plus side Amanda has a host of rich contacts which might prove useful further down the road. To compete in the top six long term you are talking serious money.

    • grantham mag

      Should you not be called Monkseaton Macam, FFS cheer Up were having a party.

  • Leazes Ender

    It would make my day to see Denis Wise chosen to do a bush-tucker trial….

    #DenisPenis

    • NUFCLX

      Maybe they will make him eat Mikeashleypenis

  • csh

    The Independent are reporting that the bid is too low and actually lower than the reported £300m…

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      Just read that, sounds about right.

  • Berkshire Mag

    Please let it be true! Mind you, knowing our luck will get Abu Dhabi’s only poor sheik or Sheik bin mikashly!

    • Leazes Ender

      … or Sheik Bin Dipper