Summer 2019 takeover saga

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Summer 2019 takeover saga

Post by TJR » Sun May 26, 2019 9:47 pm

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Re: Ashley Agrees to Newcastle for £350m

Post by Tsi » Sun May 26, 2019 9:51 pm

Ah is this the won't spend as there's a take over going on that fails to happen just after the transfer window closes only for it to be back on as the January window opens scenario.
Seriously though i'll believe it when it happens until then i'll treat it as bollocks.

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Re: Ashley Agrees to Newcastle for £350m

Post by Lidl » Sun May 26, 2019 9:54 pm

MIKE ASHLEY has agreed to sell Newcastle for £350million to the cousin of Manchester City’s Arab owner Sheikh Mansour.

SunSport understands contracts have been signed and submitted to the Premier League between Ashley and Dubai-based billionaire Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan.

He is a senior member of the Abu Dhabi royal family and last year failed in a £2billion takeover of Liverpool.

Newcastle had been subject to previous but unsuccessful takeover attempts from the likes of Amanda Staveley and Peter Kenyon.

But Ashley has now decided to end his 12 years in control on Tyneside.

One of the Sheikh’s first jobs will be to tie down manager Rafa Benitez to a new contract.

He is ready to provide funds to bolster a limited squad that has done well to stay in the Premier League after years of underinvestment under Ashley.

Ashley first put the club up for sale in 2008 after Kevin Keegan walked away after a bust-up about transfers – which was the first of three times he tried to get rid of the club.

Who is Sheikh Khaled?
SHEIKH Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan is an Emirati member of the family who govern Abu Dhabi.How’s he made his money?HE established the Bin Zayed Group in 1988 and is among the most successful entrepreneurs in the Gulf states.Does he have any football connection?THE Sheikh attempted a record £2billion takeover of Liverpool in August 2018. He is also the cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour — although not quite as rich.
And the Newcastle owner missed the chance to potentially sell to Sheikh Mansour after refusing to meet him in 2008 before he took over at Manchester City.

It appears Ashley is not allowing lightning to strike twice now with his cousin’s group.

Shaikh Khaled, 61, is president of the UAE Sailing and Rowing Federation but has always had a keen interest in football and loves the Premier League.

He is founder of the Bin Zayed Group - a leading group of businesses with diverse interests in the local and international markets.
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Re: Ashley Agrees to Newcastle for £350m

Post by TJR » Sun May 26, 2019 10:01 pm

Club saying no comment this time when they normally just completely outright deny takeover claims.




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Post by Blue & Maroon » Sun May 26, 2019 10:23 pm

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Re: Ashley Agrees to Newcastle for £350m

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun May 26, 2019 10:26 pm

Oh here we go <laugh>
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Re: Ashley Agrees to Newcastle for £350m

Post by Somebodys pinched my sombrero » Sun May 26, 2019 10:34 pm

I’m normally immune to this kind of story, but this time I have a great deal of optimism for some reason.

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Re: Ashley Agrees to Newcastle for £350m

Post by Beatski » Sun May 26, 2019 10:39 pm

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Re: Ashley Agrees to Newcastle for £350m

Post by Chappy » Sun May 26, 2019 10:44 pm

Pleeeeease be true. Give us all that sweet, sweet oil money <ohnoes>
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Re: Ashley Agrees to Newcastle for £350m

Post by TBC » Sun May 26, 2019 10:47 pm

Would this even be allowed? Two clubs owned by the same family..
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Re: Ashley Agrees to Newcastle for £350m

Post by Colly » Sun May 26, 2019 11:04 pm

Can I enjoy this for a few weeks before we find out about the inevitable human rights abuses?

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Re: Ashley Agrees to Newcastle for £350m

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun May 26, 2019 11:11 pm

Can we correct the title please <laugh>
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Re: Ashley Agrees to Newcastle for £350m

Post by TJR » Sun May 26, 2019 11:14 pm



Interesting tweet from 3 days ago.

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Re: Ashley Agrees to Newcastle for £350m

Post by Colly » Sun May 26, 2019 11:18 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
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Can we correct the title please <laugh>
I like it. We should leave it.

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Re: Ashley Agrees to Newcastle for £350m

Post by Remember Colo » Sun May 26, 2019 11:26 pm

TBC wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 10:47 pm
Would this even be allowed? Two clubs owned by the same family..
Does anyone ever fail the fit and proper test? Plus, there are 19 siblings. I'm not sure why the number of siblings should matter, but let's pretend it does.

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Re: Ashley Agrees to Newcastle for £350m

Post by Sir Bobby » Sun May 26, 2019 11:30 pm

TJR wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 11:14 pm


Interesting tweet from 3 days ago.
Just came on to post this! First and only tweet is this 3 days before the news coming out tonight.

Seems very credible or the most perfectly timed tweet ever...

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Re: Ashley Agrees to Sell Newcastle for £350m!

Post by Toon Ireland » Mon May 27, 2019 12:06 am

If this is all true then, what a s*** day to be a Sunderland fan 😂😂😂

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Re: Ashley Agrees to Sell Newcastle for £350m!

Post by Toon Ireland » Mon May 27, 2019 12:16 am

I just checked and rtg has 10 pages on our potential takeover, but they don't care 1 bit

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