Toon Takeover Thread

Will the PIF-backed takeover happen and do you want it to?

Yes it will happen and I want it to
16
41%
Yes it will happen but I don't want it to
3
8%
Unsure but I want it to
8
21%
Unsure but I don't want it to
4
10%
No it won't happen but I want it to
3
8%
No it won't happen and I don't want it to
1
3%
Couldn't give a f***
4
10%
 
Total votes: 39

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Toon Takeover Thread

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:45 am

Here we go again <laugh>

I'm the scumbag outlaw. You're the pillar of justice. Neither of us like looking at ourselves in the mirror. Do we have a deal?

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Post by Don Sholeone » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:47 am

At least its towards the end of the window and we are all but safe, so it's not going to have a huge impact on our actual football

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Post by Captain Obvious » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:48 am

CANS

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Post by Captain Obvious » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:51 am

And Mbappe is still at PSG

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Post by TJR » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:01 pm

WJS wrote:Saudi Sovereign-Wealth Fund in Talks to Buy U.K. Soccer Team Newcastle United.

By Bradley Hope, Rory Jones and Joshua Robinson
Jan. 25, 2020 6:04 am ET

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign-wealth fund is in talks to buy U.K. Premier League soccer team Newcastle United F.C. for about £340 million ($445 million), according to people familiar with the discussions.

The buyer is the Public Investment Fund, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s key investment tool, together with a group of investors organized by British financier Amanda Staveley, the people said. A final deal could be days or weeks away, the people said. The tentative deal could still break down.

The seller is British businessman Mike Ashley, who bought the team in 2007 for 134 million pounds, and turned into one of the least popular owners in English soccer.

The acquisition would be a major coup for Saudi Arabia as it focuses on sports and entertainment as part of Prince Mohammed’s economic reform plans for the kingdom.

It could also mean a big infusion of capital into Newcastle akin to Abu Dhabi’s 2008 acquisition of Manchester City. Since then the city-state, capital of the United Arab Emirates, has spent over a billion pounds to amass playing talent, renovate the team’s facilities, and turn City into an era-defining team in the English Premier League.

Write to Bradley Hope at bradley.hope@wsj.com, Rory Jones at rory.jones@wsj.com and Joshua Robinson at joshua.robinson@wsj.com
If MBS was to buy us we'd certainly go places!

I highly doubt there is any truth in this though.

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Post by Don Sholeone » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:01 pm

I'm going to hold off my excitement until I see a new listing on companies house with a vague name hinting that it's a Newcastle United takeover vehicle

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Post by UlversToon » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:01 pm

<laugh>

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Post by TJR » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:09 pm

Look who's back


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Post by overseasTOON » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:24 pm

Give him 20 mins at CM.

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Post by Captain Obvious » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:34 pm

Now we know why Ashley only sanctioned loan deals this window. We'll be aiming far higher than Bentaleb and Lazaro come June

<applause> Mike Ashley all is forgiven

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Post by TJR » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:44 pm

No need to get a striker in anymore as Mbappe will be joining in the summer.

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Post by Toondes » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:48 pm

TJR wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:09 pm
Look who's back

The chronicle is quite possibly one of the worst rags going
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Post by overseasTOON » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:54 pm

Lets hope this is a Cash Only deal with MBS and not a Kashoggi deal...


Too soon?

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread

Post by Tsi » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:33 pm

Not happening.

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Post by CIH » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:40 pm

Keith Downie saying there has been talks, but that's about it. And apparently not the only group at the table. Also said that Ashley isn't a fan of prospective buyers doing business in the media, and still isn't a fan of Stavely because of that.


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Post by Remember Colo » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:55 pm

To be fair, the Wall Street Journal is a very different source than usual ones, and it'd make sense if the Crown Prince was legitimately interested it wouldn't be able to stay silent.

On a separate note, I don't think I'd feel good about it. Some will say not to make it political, but their investment in sports like WWE, boxing, and theoretically football is entirely politically motivated, and they make no secret of it.

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread

Post by Don Sholeone » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:00 pm

People these days man, you cant even murder people and chop up their bodies without people whinging.

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Post by Donkey Toon » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:29 pm

Hopefully this is just media ****.

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread

Post by Colly » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:36 pm

Yep if they could f*** off I'd be perfectly happy. If anyone boycotts in protest against Mike Ashley but signs back up for Saudi royalty they need to give their head a shake.

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread

Post by Toondes » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:06 pm

Colly wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:36 pm
Yep if they could **** off I'd be perfectly happy. If anyone boycotts in protest against Mike Ashley but signs back up for Saudi royalty they need to give their head a shake.
Couldn’t car less who owns the club as long as it’s run properly.
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