Amanda Staveley buying Newcastle United?
Newcastle fans desperate for news in the hope that recent lifesaving results can be built on.
Every so often we are brought an ‘update’ from sources said to be close to one of the parties.
The great thing is anybody can say anything and not be able to be proved wrong, a bit like transfer speculation. Or rather, very much like transfer speculation.
Sometimes there is an odd fact which does come through and it is them examined for clues as to what it actually means.
A Newcastle fan yesterday spotted that Amanda Staveley has registered a new company, Companies House throwing up the fact that Cantervale Ltd had been set up with Ms Staveley as the sole shareholder.
Could this be a holding company to be used as a vehicle to buy Newcastle United and free us from Mike Ashley.
Much frenzied discussion on social media but The Chronicle claim that they have spoke to ‘sources close to’ Amanda Staveley and the new company is totally unconnected to Newcastle United.
The report also claims that negotiations continue between the two parties over the sale but a price still not agreed.
The fact/problem remains, how can a price be agreed in mid-season when neither party can be sure what division Newcastle United will be in next season, meaning the true value of the club could be halved by May? The only possibility is for a major compromise by one or both parties and from everything we have been told in the past by/via the media, that is not going to happen.
As a small reminder of how mad our football club has become under Mike Ashley, the final line of this Chronicle report will only result in a small shake of the head by most Newcastle fans.
The newspaper claiming that Rafa Benitez is still waiting to find out how much, if anything, he has to spend in January.
Despite this being the third day of the transfer market and the United boss having stated before the transfer window opened, that he wanted all of his signing to be completed by 15 January (12 days time…), so he can have time to work with them, so they can be useful as soon as possible for the relegation fight. By the time that date (15 January) comes around, there will be only 15 Premier League matches remaining.
Mike Ashley continuing to fiddle while Newcastle United burns?