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We asked fans when/if Newcastle Takeover would happen – Very surprising results

1 year ago
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On Wednesday we asked supporters the question – ‘When will the Newcastle takeover happen by…if at all?’

This was always going to be a tough long season but undoubtedly the will it/won’t sell has added a whole new dimension to the stress levels.

Mike Ashley insisted he wanted the club sold by Christmas…

Much talk in the newspapers and of course headlines claiming new updates as to progress but you believe what you want.

Can a Newcastle Takeover really happen whilst the club are involved in a relegation battle?

Does the relegation battle mean one or both sides will see a need for all of the more urgency to get the deal completed as soon as possible?

So what did Newcastle fans think?

So thanks to everybody who took the time to answer the question ‘When will the Newcastle Takeover happen by?, and here are the results:

7% Takeover by Christmas 2017

16% Takeover by end of February 2018

8% Takeover by end of May 2018

7% Takeover by end of July 2018

62% It won’t happen – Mike Ashley still in charge when 2018/19 season kicks off

I am as cynical/sceptical as they come but even I was surprised to see as many as 62% don’t think there will be any Newcastle takeover, or at least nothing happening before next season kicks off.

With 8% saying by the end of May 2018 and 7% by the end of July 2018, altogether that means 77% don’t see anything happening before the end of the season.

The more optimistic saw 7% believing that we will get good news in the next few days, with another 16% saying by the end of February 2018.

Personally, I thought it would be a lot more mixed with maybe half the Newcastle fans thinking the takeover will happen in the next month or two, then roughly the same numbers thinking it would take longer, or not happening at all.

Let’s hope the minority prove the rest of us wrong.

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