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Posted on October 12th, 2009 | 59 Comments |

Lend me £100m mate
Lend me £100m mate
Nothing much new has happened at Newcastle United, although rumours about Barry Moat give me something to write about.

For various reasons I’ve spent the last 5 days largely out of touch with any football news at all, neither having time to read a paper nor to browse the internet.

Upon checking the news this morning I had hoped to find that the long-speculated Moat takeover was complete and that Ashley and Llambias had been tarred and feathered and hounded all the way back to Cockneyland, which would have been doubly inconvenient for them as neither are actually cockneys. I even have a large cigar – rolled on the thigh of dusky maiden no less – in preparation for such news. And I don’t even smoke.

What I find however is that nothing much at all has happened and what has happened has been covered by my blogging colleagues anyway, which leaves me with something of a dilemma when it comes to writing an article.

My skin was somewhat saved by an article in The Telegraph this morning which insists that Barry Moat is set for ‘crunch talks’ with the club this week. The Telegraph’s rumours suggest that there is also new interest from people in India and South Africa (presumably the bond dealer?), although it insists that nobody has met Ashley’s asking price yet.

In fact the Telegraph quotes a ‘Tyneside Source’, who says:

No one has come up with any money – no one.

Barry Moat and the South Africans have one thing in common – they are all talking but they have no produced any money.

There will be some preliminary conversations late in the week and I would think Barry Moat will have some provisional discussions with them although I can’t underline provisional enough.

Until someone comes up with the money Mike Ashley has got to stay in control of the club. He has got no choice.”

Whilst I applaud the Telegraph for quoting unnamed sources again – such quotes have been sadly lacking from the press lately and we just love them – this is at odds with some of the stuff that was being speculated a week ago which suggested Barry Moat was on the verge of a takeover.

If this story is true, I can sympathise a little with Ashley. It’s all well and good people showing an interest in the club but ultimately they have to find the money to buy it and until someone does that we can hardly expect Ashley to “get out of this town”.

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59 Responses

  1. Is this the same Telegraph that 2 months ago were saying that Moat will complete the deal ‘at the end of the week’?

    They Sun claim that a Toon insider has said Moat has the money and wants to get the deal done.

    I think it’s more than obvious that no newspapers actually know anything.

    The only thing we know is that he is the only bid on the table.

    This week we will know where the club is heading.

  2. i think ashley is gonna hold on to see if we get back in the prem which i think is nailed on and you cant blame him realy very thick skinned ashley is

  3. ive maintained from the outset that moat is in cahoots with ashley in order to encourage other consortiums to make a bid. Moat has not got the finances to take over, never has. They are just hoping that the little press releases about him about to take over prompts others to panic and jump in and make a bid. Unfortunately for us, the fat bastard has nt fooled the real businessmen of this world. Its over priced and the greedy bastard should reduce the price. The club in the premier league would only be worth what he is asking now! Hes a gloop!

  4. oi oi batty! Batty what do you look like? I have an image of a little charva sitting with his windows 98 computer, wearing a tatty shell suit and rock port boots, 5ft 4in tall and never leaves his bedroom. However, you indicated you are quite big in a previous thread. Dont spoil my image of you being a radgey charva! By the way, the best way to compare stardust is to look at melvin hayes from aint half hot mum. Hes his double! Woo hoo hoooo hoo. Good to be back. They took my phone off me in prison! Oi oi. !

  5. troy soz mate 6 ft5 15 and half stone and used to be a right tw@t when a was drinking been jail twice but a family man now with 3 kids so try me best to keep oot of trouble and love a good winde up lol

  6. batty says:
    October 12, 2009 at 9:26 am
    troy soz mate 6 ft5 15 and half stone and used to be a right tw@t when a was drinking been jail twice but a family man now with 3 kids so try me best to keep oot of trouble and love a good winde up lol

    You sound like just the type of man you would really like to meet down a dark alley – NOT!

  7. There will be an Official announcement tomorrow from the American Foundation group involved in the takeover of Newcastle United from Mike Ashley.
    It will be a positive statement for the supporters of the club.

  8. Sillius Soddus says:
    October 12, 2009 at 10:08 am
    There will be an Official announcement tomorrow from the American Foundation group involved in the takeover of Newcastle United from Mike Ashley.
    It will be a positive statement for the supporters of the club.
    <<<<<aye and ive just seen a flying pig

  9. Sillius Soddus says:
    October 12, 2009 at 10:15 am
    Tomorrow, your apology will be accepted and you may feel free to grovel as much as you like.

    B…End!

    Batty,

    I’m use to being stalked mate.

    Good looks really are a curse..

  10. Yep…..yer right Stuart

    Good looks are a curse….

    The amount of times I’ve had to go out with floozies when I could have been having a laugh and a pint with me mates …..

    Jeez….

  11. i cant believe you monkies are still believing we are gonna be sold! Cheeses christ man. Moat is getting free publicity and they aren t fooling anyone but yous monkies. To be fair to batty, hes too thick to realise whats gannin on. Woo hoo hoo hoo. Only jokin nora. Its the devil on me shoulder.
    OH! You’re my new favorite blogger fyi

  12. batty says:
    October 12, 2009 at 11:25 am
    troy do y normaly walk round with stardust on y shoulder

    Are you comparing him to the devil or a chip Batty?

    I can imagine they would both be pretty annoyed to be compared to him.

    Oh and Batty, who is this sillious soddus?

  13. @Stupid79
    Why are you so gullible? How many times will you read the press headlines and lose a fortune at the bookies on Moat taking over?
    You are absolutely clueless.
    By the way, Stardust has ruined his purple shell suit whilst feeding the pigeons at the monument! They all took turns to sh*t all over him.

    I love the quote by Excelsior, “HE’S TO DUMB HE’S ADORABLE! Believe me Stupid79 i’m not Stardust in disguise. Batty knows the craic.

  14. 29 Troy Stavers says:
    October 12, 2009 at 5:01 pm
    @Stupid79
    Why are you so gullible? How many times will you read the press headlines and lose a fortune at the bookies on Moat taking over?
    You are absolutely clueless.
    By the way, Stardust has ruined his purple shell suit whilst feeding the pigeons at the monument! They all took turns to sh*t all over him.

    I love the quote by Excelsior, “HE’S TO DUMB HE’S ADORABLE! Believe me Stupid79 i’m not Stardust in disguise. Batty knows the craic.

    Whatever you say Troy, whatever you say.

  15. Troy Stavers says:
    October 12, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    How do you get an image on the photocard?
    <<<< troy top right hand corner log in and gan on profile

  16. Woo hoo hoo hoo.

    Stupid79 is in the huff!

    I know Stardust, I’ve known him for about 10 years. I work with him and drink with him.

    He is the thickest and most infuriating person I know. or did know. you now take that mantle.

    Well done. Collect your gold stars from the nearest Esso garage and jog on.

    Stop being so naive.

  17. @Nora

    Hoo Nora, wots gannin on wi this site? There’s nee craic noo. ave seen more crack on the end of me nose like.

    What pokey were yi in?

  18. Last time, there will be no sale prior to the end of the season.
    Fuggedabout Mote , South Africa, etc.
    There`s just no one out there who is willing to take a risk on a tier two team for one hundred million big ones,certainly not in this economy.
    The one exception could be an oil rich Arab, but seems our astute owner and his cohorts pissed most of them off on their trip to the gulf.

  19. @Nora

    howay Nora, are you doubting me now?

    I’m not Starburst man.

    Every word that comes out his mouth makes me cringe.

    Just to make sure you aren’t doing me here like.

    What colour were your arrows on your prison outfit?

  20. @Nora

    I hope you weren’t at Stafford. I won’t tell the others but most lags know why you get sent to Stafford.

    Whats the crack Nora? Youre not a s*x offender are you?

  21. Troy Stavers says:
    October 12, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    @Nora

    howay Nora, are you doubting me now?

    I’m not Starburst man.

    Every word that comes out his mouth makes me cringe.

    Just to make sure you aren’t doing me here like.

    What colour were your arrows on your prison outfit?
    <<<<lol

  22. Troy Stavers says:
    October 12, 2009 at 6:43 pm
    @Nora

    I hope you weren’t at Stafford. I won’t tell the others but most lags know why you get sent to Stafford.

    Whats the crack Nora? Youre not a s*x offender are you?
    <<<< iam talking 2o year ago troy and no it was afray

  23. Troy Stavers says:
    October 12, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    “How do you get an image on the photocard?”

    Troy,

    Login, once you’re logged in, click “Profile”. Scroll down to “Profile Picture” and then, when you see “Upload a new picture” click browse to select the image you want from your home machine.

    Hope this helps.

  24. @ Workyticket

    I’m friends with Stardust but find his views horrendous.

    What do you make of him?

  25. troy from the age of 8 i was getting in trouble afray 2o year ago was serious its not that bad now but havent been in trouble for 18 year now arnt i a good boy

  26. @Nora

    Good reply

    Aye, Stardust has a youngin. Just like his dad, the double of Melvin Hayes from “aint half hot mum”

  27. @workyticket

    Cheers for the advice regarding the photo. I’ve put it in.

    however it’s never changed, i’m a snowman.

  28. Troy Stavers says:
    October 12, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    @Tina11

    My god its the man with no personality. how you doing Tina?
    —————————————————–
    That’s funny coming from someone who copies their’s from a youtube nacka!

  29. Troy,

    I put a picture of your mate Stardust in there to test it and it works ok. I forgot to mention clicking “Update User” when your image has uploaded. Did you do that?

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