Archive for tag: Sale.

Walking in a Shearer wonderland?

July 24th, 2009 | 9 Comments |

Biting his tongue?
Biting his tongue?
Does anyone really know what’s going at St James’? According to Big Al’s big pal, Rob Lee, even he hasn’t a clue.

Talking to the press, Rob had this to say:

“I speak to Alan every day and he’s frustrated to say the least. He’s coming to the end of his tether now. He’s waited for ages and been told that things were due to happen, but nothing has and he’s very frustrated.

“He organised all the pre-season games at the end of last season but he also had targets in mind that he wanted to bring in to the club. Now it looks like he will miss out on them.

“I’m amazed he hasn’t already told Newcastle that he doesn’t want the job any more, but there will come a point where he says, ‘You’re too late’.

“He still wants the job desperately but you can’t expect someone like that to wait forever. He’s not daft and they’ve had ample time to sort something out. (more…)

Embargo on transfers at Newcastle United.

July 17th, 2009 | 40 Comments |

According to The Journal an embargo has been placed on all transfers until the new owners are in place.

They quote a ‘senior United source’ who says:

There will be no players coming or going until the takeover has been completed. There will not be a firesale and it is up to the new owners and manager to decide who comes and who goes.

The transfer market does not really get going until August, and Newcastle will not be doing any business until a buyer has been found. It is all on hold.

This position was backed up by Alex Black, Alan Smith’s agent, who said:

Newcastle United have put a sort of embargo on any players moving in or out of the club until the situation is resolved in terms of ownership.(more…)

Chawke and cheesey smiles for Newcastle United?

July 12th, 2009 | 4 Comments |

Is new suitor a right Charlie?
Is new suitor a right Charlie?
While we shared the luck of the Irish in our recent pre-season game against the mighty Shamrock Rovers reserves, it seems Irish eyes were smiling in our direction.

According to reports, Charlie Chawke, formerly a shareholder at the geographically-challenged down the A19 is making advances on the club. Chawke recently sold his shares to Ellis Short after being part of the Drumaville consortium which bought S********d three years ago.

And as an interesting(?) alternative to the usual ‘insiders’ and gossip-mongers, Irish broadcaster RTE actually has quotes from the man himself –

“We’re trying to put together a syndicate interested in football and then investing with us in Newcastle,” Chawke told Irish broadcaster RTE. “Newcastle would fit very nicely into our portfolio. It is a great club.” (more…)