Thursday night has brought a new exclusive, claiming a Newcastle takeover rival to the Amanda Staveley led bid has emerged.

The Mail say that this rival is using Blackbridge Cross Borders to front their bid and they have now made contact with Mike Ashley’s legal representatives.

The new group claimed to be interested in purchasing the club are said to be based in Dubai and they have been apparently monitoring the situation for some time.

Despite the ongoing Amanda Staveley led interest, The Mail say that this rival group have been very relaxed about it, due to the fact that they believe no sale of the club will go through whilst relegation is still a possibility.

The Mail say that the Amanda Staveley led bid has gone as far as £300m but no agreement reached as to clauses regarding possible relegation, whilst they report that the new group who have emerged, do allegedly have the finance to pay Mike Ashley the £350m he wants.

The newspaper says that they aren’t interested either in trying to buy Ashley out, until the relegation issue is sorted.

As always, you pay your money and take your chance in believing how much substance there is to these rival bidders, plus of course how good the newspaper’s sources are.

What gives it some extra credibility in my eyes, is that the report hasn’t gone over the top in claiming how far along these rival bidders are. It would have been easy to use the cloak of NDAs (non-disclosure agreements) to hide behind and claim that they’d made whatever progress.

Instead, The Mail report that they haven’t done due diligence as yet and haven’t signed any NDA so far.

Instead they are claimed to have been happy to go on the information in the public domain so far, including the annual accounts which are released each year, until allegedly now making their approach and registering their interest via Ashley’s legal people.

The report concludes with a claim that now Mike Ashley is back from holiday, talks will be stepped up towards a potential sale of the club.

As always, here’s hoping.

  • Shields Mag

    I pray this is true and we may finally be free of Ashley!! A win on Saturday as well and it will give us fans a real boost….HWTL

    • Mitros gotta start

      You dont believe this $hite do you?
      Wanna buy some magic beans?

  • Geordie Pete Moore

    Blatant tactics to see if he can get PCP to up their bid, well I dont see a deal happening if the Toon lose against Swansea, If we beat them it could still be on but dont expect any decent players coming in now in this Jan Transfer window. I am at the end of my 53 year love affair with the toon especially when the likes of Peter Beardsley are being dragged through the mire. Close to having tatts covered over and never watching another match. GET IT SORTED

  • gallowgate26

    We won’t sign any players again this January folks, as the club is up for sale. Or is that what Mike Ashley and his PR guru, snake oil sales person, spin doctor, insert-own-dodgy term here, want you to believe? Make up your own minds. Fake news?

  • anyobrien

    Dear God the fat [email protected] will do anything to hike the price… What a bell end.

  • Jimmy_toons

    How long can this desperate PR carp go on? Stinks of no one willing to pay the asking price asked by Atilla, so he sends Bishop out to try and push the PCP bid along. Like a lot about him, it’s amateurish and tacky, and further demeans anything that remains decent of our club.
    You FCB, get out of our club.

  • Mitros gotta start

    I wouldnt believe the fat slug if he told me it was gonna be dark at midnight…..i preferred it when he was on a beach with his knotted SD hanky on his fat melon… least no news wasnt made up news…….yawn, he had 2 weeks to think about it and this is the best story he could make up?

    • Peaky Magpie

      It’s getting tedious & soul destroying,I’m just concentrating on the Swansea game now,had enough of the whole effing charade.

  • Cockneytrev

    I honestly don’t believe he has any intention of selling,,, I hope I’m wrong and will hold my hands up if proved wrong,, but he makes too much money out of NUFC to sell it,,,

    • Peaky Magpie

      Never has mate,scrupulous forward planning to avoid spending in January,it’ll happen again in the summer.

    • Kneebotherm8

      He never,ever had any intention, IMO,we’re stuck with him for another…….. 10 years..

  • Alreet

    He is getting to be the most hated figure in football not just in the toon.

    What kind of swede messes about like this in the public domain when so many people are being affected.

    Total bell.

  • Guest 2

    Yawn. A Bishop ploy.

  • Leazes

    BullSH!T Another load of Dissolved Companies.

    Blackbridge Cross Borders
    owned by….


    Reg Office: Suite 110 Imperial Court Exchange Street East Liverpool L2 3AB on 27 February 2015

    Mr Alexander Stephen Jarvis holds 1 appointment at 1 active company, ….at BLACKBRIDGE CROSS BORDERS LTD

    The combined cash at bank value for all businesses where ALEXANDER holds a current appointment equals £239, a combined total current assets value of £308 with a total current liabilities of £18.9k and a total current net worth of £-17.9k. Roles associated with Mr Alexander Stephen Jarvis within the recorded businesses include: Director

    • Guest 2

      Aye, it’s [email protected] – but lets not start the whole hidden money malarkey again!

      • Leazes

        This guy has debts…. just the person you need as a broker!

        Alexander Stephen Jarvis
        6 May 1991 (age 26)
        Wirral, UK

        Hey Charnley was born in the Wirral….

        • Guest 2

          He’s 27. He ain’t buying nowt. It’s Bishop fueled BS on the day fatty came back from his burger eating holiday.

          • Leazes

            Heres more…..Alexander Stephen Jarvis (born 17 June 1991) is a British businessman who currently lives in Chaoyang District, Beijing China and is active in Beijing, Hong Kong, Zurich, Luxembourg and London

          • Guest 2

            Sounds like an orphan to me… or maybe Batman?

          • Leazes

            Heres his twitter account

            Alexander Jarvis
            British financier. Chairman @1Blackbridge CB. Mostly in China or dealmaking on China’s #BeltandRoad across Eurasia. Football Club M&A. WeChat:Ajarvis

            Maybe we can ask him directly

          • Guest 2

            Fill your boots.
            Financier? Ok, so he’s got a MA (?) So he’s established a football finance portfolio since graduation aged 24 at least?
            Aye, pure BS. This is either a Mackem ploy or a Bishop media bait.

          • Leazes


          • Guest 2

            Glad we agree again. Easy to go off on a tangent, but we need to stick to the few facts that come out. This BS today is a smokescreen from the club.

          • Peaky Magpie


          • Peaky Magpie

            And Penfold his Robin a la Delboy & Rodney !

          • Leazes

            He’ll be 27 in May

        • Wor Lass

          Aren`t half of Thompson House from that neck of the woods?

          • Leazes

            Yes they are.

        • Kneebotherm8

          Next door to…………Alexander Stephen Jarvis…..

    • Peaky Magpie

      Thanks Leazes saved me a job looking this up 👍

  • Down Under Mag

    All seems to be a lot of “exclusives” on this proposed takeover despite the copious amounts of NDA’s that will need to be signed in order to do anything official….so either the papers are full of Sh**t or somebody is running a fine line in being taken to court for breaking the agreement – I personally know which my money is on :)

    • Guest 2

      Haway, fella. No news for many weeks and the day the pie eater returns to the UK, this BS appears? Seriously? This bloke can apparently continue to steal chocolate form babies. It’s a complete sham, with Bishop finger prints attached.

  • TheTradge

    The fat oaf has no chance of selling the club if he doesn’t INVEST in the f**king squad!!! Surely he can’t be that stupid to think that he can get away with underfunding in the transfers market, there’s a reason why Newcastle have been in more relegation fights than top half challenges since he took over, HIS incompetence and tightwad tactics! And now he’s looking for MORE money when the club is decreasing in value with every loss! How he’s become such a successful business man is beyond me, he doesn’t have the faintest clue how to run a business properly!

    • Viru leckworth

      He seems to think all business models are the same: buy cheap sell at a profit. Football business is nothing like that, but he seems blind to this fact. I long for the dat he leaves our club; trouble is we could be in the same league as Sunderland or Accrington Stanley by then. Send him on a trip along the road to Damascus… please!

  • Paul Patterson

    Who is the source of these rumours? A certain K Bishop I assume..

  • Phil

    Iv heard its legit about a second bid. My sources tell me it’s a consortium fronted by Derek Trotter. He’s got together some big names in the business world. Boycie, Trigger, Rodney and Mike have all shown an interest. Hopefully this materialises and we can look forward to an exciting future.

    This time next year we will……. Still be owned by an overweight, skint cockney!! What a dipstick!!

  • Peaky Magpie

    And the show keeps rolling along…………

  • Damon Horner

    In other words a person in Dubai has apparently said that they’re interested in buying the club and using an alleged intermediary to do this deal.

    I’m interested! I’ve not signed an NDA or done due diligence though. Consider that three interested parties now!

  • Da Ca

    Ashley trying that old chestnut suddenly out of nowhere pops up someone with more money aye in your dreams pal

  • robbersdog

    Ah yes..the same Blackbridge Cross Borders that’s owned by 27 year old scouser Stephen Jarvis and whose last accounts (for 2016) show tangible assets of £667.

    This story is a load of rubbish.

    • TheFatController

      In fairness, that’s must be a top of the range iPad they’re using to conduct business from their bedroom …

  • nufcslf

    More delay tactics to get through January without having to spend a penny. In Cashley we may well might have to not trust, for a very long time!!!

  • TheNutJob

    Fake news

  • Wor Lass

    You couldn`t make it up – oh! Hang on … someone did!!

  • Peaky Magpie

    Does anyone have any idea what the song “MacArthur Park” is about ?? Cakes in rain and all that…..much more interesting than this c**p above.

    • kingfisher

      Exactly Peaky,at best another Ashley ploy to force Amanda’s hand.Just another red herring in his latest get rich quick scheme!

  • Peaky Magpie

    I’m sure Leazes has mentioned before but is it possible Staveley is also playing us and in with Ashley ? Why did they go to an Indian restaurant where they knew they would be papped after tip offs from Bishop when they could have quite easily had that meeting at each other’s mansion in private or indeed somewhere remote.It all stinks.

    • Kneebotherm8

      Fair point.

    • Leazes

      …at the same time as the Express owner Desmond.

      • Peaky Magpie

        Yup,what a coincidence…….

  • kingfisher

    Just checked Ashley’s business address at Companies House.Somewhere called Nelson Mandela House in Peckham.I’m sure I recognise that address ?

    • Cockneytrev


    • Jezza

      The way Fatso runs NUFC makes Del Boy look like a captain of industry.

      • kingfisher

        Methinks you are an exceptional judge of character Jezza 👍👍👍

    • TheFatController

      This time next year we’ll be spending millions ….

  • TheFatController

    You’ve got to love the positive spin to make it sound plausible …

    ‘They haven’t lifted a finger yet to investigate the value of the club, happy to watch things from afar and make decisions so far with all the info available in the public domain….’

    If it were a car, that would read ‘they’re happy to look at the picture of the car on autotrader and refer to the car’s review in What Car 2015, and await to see if the people who booked a viewing months ago are going to make an increased bid…’

    Clearly they’re deadly serious about buying, and are from the Middle East. It’ll be a done deal in days then….

  • toonterrier

    Probably another time wasting exercise as an excuse for not buying players before the window closes. Thanks Rafa for the work you have done and good luck with your new club.

  • Leazes

    He looks like a business studies student on a gap-year.

    Alexander Jarvis @Ajarvis8

  • Guest 2

    What a load of [email protected] Story comes out the same day Fatty returns to the UK – it’s the most childish attempt at a ‘leak’ ever. As Leazes points out – the alleged company is registered to a kid. This is almost as pathetic as the fake Sky News tweet that many fell for.