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Oman – The British Armys Finest Hour – Now the Toon Army Saviour?

Posted on June 2nd, 2009 | 14 Comments |

sultan-oabood-bin-said-782129384-1The Battle of Mirbat took place on 19 July 1972 in Oman – here Britains finest including the SAS fought off over 300 adoo defending their realm. A victory as famous as any in the legend of the SAS today – if any of you like reading the spin off book by Ranulph Fiennes is a fascinating twist of an extension of a war fought many years ago.

Could it possibly be that Sultan Oabood bin Said is about to come back to Britains rescue and save Newcastle.

In a bid to compete against Dubai and Abu Dhabi the Sultan is rumoured to be looking to aquire a team from the English Premier League – Newcastle being heavily linked.

Ashleys price of 100million does not seem a problem and seeing Mike is willing to write off 150million to the club – its an outstanding investment opportunity for someone with the budget to get us straight back into the premier league.

The Sultan is worth 1.1billion however he will form part of a consortium who may bring real assets of several Billion to the table and access to finance to buy additional players.

Its nervous times for us all – I for one do not want a heavily debt laden club, we await with interest the developments.

NUFCBlog Author: Stardust Stardust has written 15 articles on this blog.

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14 Responses

  1. Cheers! NUFC Bahrain

    Would you expect it to be leaked over there? Is it the same as our press – sniffing for everything?

  2. It’s quite staggering that 1.1 billion isn’t actually all that much in terms of rich football club owners.

    Although I could scrape by on that sort of money I think.

  3. £1.1 billion would be enough to run a football club. £20-30 million a year of investment would be fine. Not everyone needs to throw loads of money at it like City and Chelsea. Plus when we start getting our sponsor money etc that Sheperd has already spent we can use that to put into the club.

  4. Sure £1.1m dedicated to the club would be plenty but no owner’s likely to put all his money in a football club (unless he’s completely bonkers).

    I think Ashley had a couple of billion when he took us over, although the recession took a lot off him. Fortunately we’d relieved him of £110 million before the recession bit.

  5. It would be nice to think that he has a group of similar wealth folk with him, like Abu Dhabi Investment Group – and QPRs backers, it then means that 100mill is only say 10 mill a piece – it no longer hurts.

  6. Stardust says:

    “It would be nice to think that he has a group of similar wealth folk with him, like Abu Dhabi Investment Group – and QPRs backers, it then means that 100mill is only say 10 mill a piece – it no longer hurts.”

    With some potential owners from the east, there’s a moral aspect too though Stardust. Personally, I don’t want my beloved club to be associated with issues like torture, forced labour etc, or live off the proceeds from it either.

  7. Worky – I was happy with Ashleys level of wealth – but we are moving on, I was talking about the general idea of a wealthy consortium.

    The fact of the matter is though, doesnt matter where anyone is now, dirty money touches everyone everyday lives.

    The ones I cant stand most are the ones who visit the sex trade girls held by russians – every visit tantamount to rape.

  8. Welldone workey ,Rod and Stardust !! . LOoks like you have a good website developing . Are you going to compete with Ed or will he phase his site out when yours gets really going etc ?

    I have been watching from a distance the trials and Tribulations of the Toon this year . You couldnt make it up really, but now we must move on and look for stability .I do hope the Sheik,s Consortium comes to Fruition and AL et al (sorry about the pun )can get on with things

    Finally, I must comment that on Ed’ site there was too much interpersonal attack by the fan’s on each other . I think good banter is fun but personal attack is not what I come on to read about . I do accept that everyone has a point of view to air – but Please keep it to the Football
    Stardust I know you came in for a lot of attack ,so I am glad you have the Bottle to have developed this site with Workey.

    Howay The lads

  9. lol Toondog – I can take the heat dont worry about that fella- but the sites not about me or anyone – its about NUFC.

    We dont want to compete with Ed – Ed’s site is often full of “Edlines” – one mans version of the truth – far too often sensationalist. Here we are inviting many contributors to get balanced views and posts, varied articles from all over the world.

    For too long we have let the press dictate our thoughts – well time for us to debate it honestly and diversely.

  10. Toondog says:
    June 2, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    “Welldone workey ,Rod and Stardust !! . LOoks like you have a good website developing . Are you going to compete with Ed or will he phase his site out when yours gets really going etc ?”

    Toondog, just to add to what Stardust wrote, we originally started this because Ed wrote that he was intending to close his ‘blog down, then he wasn’t, then he was again etc, and he didn’t react very kindly to enquiries about it. We just gave up trying to second guess him in the end and here we are!

  11. Yep – well done lads good site – however you state a new approach than that of Ed’s site, but same to be running exactly the same news from exactly the same sources….not really a problem, but how is this new, and how is it avoiding the press dictating our thoughts?

  12. Confucius

    For day 1 we havent done badly at all.

    We want posters from all over the UK and Abroad writing articles with their take.

    Off course there will be crossover, but hopefully by having many contributing to articles, we will get a well argued but balanced view.

  13. Stardust – 1:34pm.

    Maybe Budgie can give us a heads up. He was a regular on firstnet a couple of years ago when they had the premiership rights. Still coaching in Oman as far as I am aware.