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Newcastle United – News Roundup – 18 July 2009

July 18th, 2009 | 37 Comments |

Profitable Group bids again
Profitable Group bids again
A lot of the papers picked up on The Profitable Group’s alleged increased bid for Newcastle United yesterday. Steve McMahon, Profitable Group director, told The Chronicle:

Our people have been in London all week working with lawyers and attorneys.

And we have made them a realistic offer.

We have been pushing ahead and, make no doubt about it, the money is in place – we are for real.

We initially made a tentative bid to begin with, and discussions then took place. We were told to come back, and that’s what we have done.

There has been a formal offer and we want to get things done and dusted as quickly as possible.

If you’re interested you can read about The Profitable Group’s history on their web site, although the only thing on their site relating to Newcastle United is from the 10th June where they confirm their initial interest in buying the club. (more…)


Newcastle United : My Favourite Waste of Time.

July 13th, 2009 | 3 Comments |

Who said this was meant to be fun?
Who said this was meant to be fun?
I’m just about beaten into submission because of this sale saga and to be fair there’s not a great deal to write about so I’m changing tack. Clearly this could be seen as reverse psychology, in the hope we’ll hear something the moment I publish this. Yeah you’re right, probably not.

Anyway, rather than recount numerous currently unsubstantiated rumours about who our owners will be, or state for the umpteenth time what a mess we’re in, or how next season is going to be a disaster. Let’s instead, attempt to look back fondly at our relationship with Newcastle United. Specifically, let’s look back at a particular game that really stands out in your memory as being the game you most enjoyed. Could be for any reason – the journey, the result, the overall experience, whatever. (more…)


Newcastle United – News Roundup – 11 July 2009 [last updated: 3.15pm].

July 11th, 2009 | 6 Comments |

Shamrock's manager & NUFC old boy, O'Neill.
Shamrock's manager & NUFC old boy, O'Neill.
Shamrock Rovers game (today).

Well, today’s the day of Newcastle United’s first friendly game of the season, this time against the Emerald Isle’s Shamrock Rovers (K.O. 3pm). Shamrock’s manager and NUFC old boy, Michael O’Neill spoke to Newcastle’s Chronicle yesterday about the game, and also of his “heartache” over the current situation facing his old club. He said:

“I have some very fond memories of my times there and you could see then it was a place waiting to take off.

“I played with Gazza and Mirandinha during their pomp at Newcastle, which was a great experience for a young striker.

“Now I’m just as gutted as everybody else up there to see it back in turmoil. (more…)


Wor Al protests: What are they thinking?

June 27th, 2009 | 74 Comments |

Bedsheets oot for wor Al this time?
Bed-sheets oot for wor Al this time?
So; the NUSC (Newcastle United Supporter’s Club) have issued a call to arms, calling for Mike Ashley to immediately appoint Alan Shearer as manager.

Speaking on the planned wor Al insurgency, NUSC spokesman Colin Whittle said:

“The time has come to show the outside world that the supporters of Newcastle United are ready to move on and get behind the club.

“We believe that the appointment of Alan Shearer would send out a massive signal to potential buyers and, most importantly, the fans, who have so far been ignored.”

Hmm, what signal would that be exactly? That they want to scare off all potential bidders with their bellicose demands and threats, and keep Ashley as the owner of the club, perhaps?

Speaking of a potential future takeover bid of the new owners (whoever they may be), Whittle goes on to add: (more…)


“Rick Parkinson” reveals himself as Mackem WUM.

June 13th, 2009 | 19 Comments |

Unwashed tramp, Richard Parker yesterday.
Unwashed tramp, Richard Parker yesterday.
“Rick Parkinson”, who issued a press release declaring an interest in bidding for Newcastle United has now revealed himself as Sunderland supporter, Richard Parker. The unwashed tramp from Wearside cruelly posed as a £250 million textile baron and offshore investor from Ponteland, and declared an interest in buying the club for £90 million. He went on to declare his intentions to turn Newcastle United into a fan’s trust and reinstall Alan Shearer as manager with a £30 million transfer kitty.

Speaking about the evil hoax, he said: (more…)