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Everything’s in the balance for Newcastle United

June 7th, 2019 | No Comments |

Mike Ashley
Ashley: Another sale saga drags on.
“These are the times that try men’s souls” said Thomas Paine of the American War of Independence, and though Newcastle United may stand on the brink of finally seeing the back of its most unpopular owner (in a strong field of previous unpopular owners), these are indeed trying times as many Toon fans wait in hope and frustration for something definitive to happen. Welcome as it is for most, it raises some major questions with a manager whose future at the club is still uncertain and in the midst of a crucial transfer window for the Magpies. What should the transfer policy be this summer when the manager’s contract situation is still up in the air and Ashley and the Bin Zayed Group grope their way towards a deal? (more…)


Newcastle United in limbo as summer looms large

June 2nd, 2019 | No Comments |

St James' Park.
Newcastle United: In transfer limbo?
It is fair to say that there is no Premier League club currently facing a more uncertain future than Newcastle United.

A proposed £350 million by the Bin Zayed Group – fronted by Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahayan – has been met with a mixture of delight and trepidation.

Fans are eager to see the back of owner Mike Ashley, but having seen previous takeover bids come to nothing it is understandable that cautionary noises are being made. (more…)


Newcastle United summer 2019 transfer predictions

June 1st, 2019 | No Comments |

Newcastle United's treasure chest
Will the Toon’s warchest be overflowing?
The news that Newcastle United may finally secure a change of ownership has met with widespread approval from the club’s fans.

A proposed £350 million takeover by Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan – a cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour – has cranked up excitement around St James’ Park.

Newcastle fans have wanted to see the back of current owner Mike Ashley for many years and they are desperate to see the deal go through.

The club’s net spend over the past three seasons has been under £4m, but new ownership could transform their dealings in the transfer market.

Read on as we look at Newcastle’s possible transfer business this summer. (more…)


Nervy times as Newcastle United takeover bid rumbles on

May 31st, 2019 | No Comments |

Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
There is a feeling of déjà vu amongst Newcastle United fans at the moment, with a proposed £350 million takeover bid dominating the headlines.

The Bin Zayed Group – led by Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan – are adamant their bid is serious, but the current situation is one that is all to familiar to Newcastle supporters.

Amanda Staveley’s failure to meet Mike Ashley’s asking price earlier this year was a huge disappointment to fans who are desperate to see the back of the current owner.

Read on as we look at the latest state of play at Newcastle.

Sheikh Khaled insists group have provided proof of funds. (more…)


Would Arsene Wenger be a suitable successor to Rafael Benitez at Newcastle?

May 15th, 2019 | No Comments |

Arsene Wenger
Wenger: Does he still have what it takes?
Newcastle fans absolutely love Rafael Benitez, and there is nothing more they would love than for the former Liverpool manager to commit his future to the Magpies. Benitez’s current contract at St James’ Park runs out in the summer, and despite the Spaniard guiding the team to Premier League safety yet again, the club have yet to agree on new terms with him.

There is a very good chance that Benitez will sign on the dotted line and will continue his work at Newcastle, but latest speculation regarding former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger should put the minds of the St. James’ Park faithful at ease. If Benitez leaves, Wenger would not be a bad replacement at all. Wenger has been without a managerial job since his departure from Arsenal at the end of last season, and the Frenchman has been involved in football punditry throughout the campaign and is very much in touch with the game. (more…)