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Offline alijmitchell

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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19175 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 10:08:56 pm »
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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19176 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 10:10:48 pm »
Santa-na.
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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19177 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 10:11:28 pm »
St. Nickelback.
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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19178 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 10:13:00 pm »
Inspectah Deck the halls.
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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19179 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 10:14:13 pm »
Inspectah Deck the halls.

Now you're just firing wildly into a dark room, man.
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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19180 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 10:32:20 pm »
Never going to happen !!

Offline HaydnNUFC

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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19181 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 10:45:23 pm »

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Rafael Benitez speaks passionately about why Newcastle are the ideal Premier League club to buy

Rafael Benitez has spoken passionately about why Newcastle United are the ideal Premier League team to buy, as owner Mike Ashley edges closer to agreeing a deal to sell the club.

The Sunday Telegraph understands that confidence is growing behind the scenes that a takeover will go through in the coming weeks, despite cynicism on Tyneside regarding Ashley’s willingness to end his 11-year reign.

Takeover talks involving Ashley and at least two potential buyers will continue this week and Benitez believes Newcastle could be the last Premier League club worth buying for anyone who wishes to challenge for silverware in England.

“I understand 100 per cent why someone would want to buy Newcastle United,” said Benitez, ahead of Sunday’s home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers. “It’s very clear, it has the potential to be one of the top sides. For me, it has to be in the top six or top eight clubs, easily.

“I’ve seen some people criticising the North East, but it’s an area with great potential. This club is the only one here in this region, which is so big, you can attract anyone.

“They have asked me about my experience in different countries and different big cities. You go to Madrid, you have four or five teams at the maximum level, you go to Milan and it’s the same. Napoli is similar to Newcastle in terms of everyone supporting one club in the city. It’s positive and unique when you have that. I see what Newcastle can be, that is why I am here.

“It is a club with the clear potential to play in Europe again and do well. If you are in the Premier League and you finish in the top eight, you can play in Europe, in any competition, in the Europa League, in the Champions League [and do well].

“Obviously, you have to go one step at a time, but with the right investment it will help you get there. Doing the right things at the right time, I think Newcastle could be a top six club.”

In 11 years under Ashley, Newcastle have been relegated twice and have secured just one top-five finish. Before 2007, Newcastle’s average league finish in the Premier League was eighth and they qualified for European competitions 11 times, which supports Benitez’s argument.

“We are already at 99 per cent capacity for home games [without success],” Benitez said. “That is extremely rare. Everybody here loves football. I can see the potential, this is a wonderful opportunity for someone [to buy it], but that does not depend on me.”

Benitez is out of contract at the end of the season and has twice refused to sign an extension, as he is not convinced Ashley shares the same ambition to challenge for a top-eight finish.

Should new owners take control, one of their first priorities will be to persuade Benitez to remain as manager, and the Spaniard will hope he will also be given more freedom to spend in the transfer market if the takeover goes through before the January transfer window opens.
But...6 in a row. But...Calciopoli.

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Offline jdckelly

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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19182 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 10:48:59 pm »
Or the festival known as Christmas?
don't bring logic into this thread it has no place here

Offline morla84

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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19183 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 10:50:26 pm »
Biffy Chrimbo

Offline HaydnNUFC

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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19184 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 10:55:30 pm »
My money's on him being full of s****, but yer knar. :lol:

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I reckon Haydn wears pure concentrated pheromones.

Offline jack j

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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19185 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 10:56:46 pm »
Hes got everyone on a string that black cloud ha.

Offline Mattoon

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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19186 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 10:59:18 pm »
My money's on him being full of s****, but yer knar. :lol:

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Well I guess we'll find out sooner rather than later if this guy is full of s***
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Offline Yorkie

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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19187 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 10:59:39 pm »

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Rafael Benitez speaks passionately about why Newcastle are the ideal Premier League club to buy

Rafael Benitez has spoken passionately about why Newcastle United are the ideal Premier League team to buy, as owner Mike Ashley edges closer to agreeing a deal to sell the club.

The Sunday Telegraph understands that confidence is growing behind the scenes that a takeover will go through in the coming weeks, despite cynicism on Tyneside regarding Ashley’s willingness to end his 11-year reign.

Takeover talks involving Ashley and at least two potential buyers will continue this week and Benitez believes Newcastle could be the last Premier League club worth buying for anyone who wishes to challenge for silverware in England.

“I understand 100 per cent why someone would want to buy Newcastle United,” said Benitez, ahead of Sunday’s home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers. “It’s very clear, it has the potential to be one of the top sides. For me, it has to be in the top six or top eight clubs, easily.

“I’ve seen some people criticising the North East, but it’s an area with great potential. This club is the only one here in this region, which is so big, you can attract anyone.

“They have asked me about my experience in different countries and different big cities. You go to Madrid, you have four or five teams at the maximum level, you go to Milan and it’s the same. Napoli is similar to Newcastle in terms of everyone supporting one club in the city. It’s positive and unique when you have that. I see what Newcastle can be, that is why I am here.

“It is a club with the clear potential to play in Europe again and do well. If you are in the Premier League and you finish in the top eight, you can play in Europe, in any competition, in the Europa League, in the Champions League [and do well].

“Obviously, you have to go one step at a time, but with the right investment it will help you get there. Doing the right things at the right time, I think Newcastle could be a top six club.”

In 11 years under Ashley, Newcastle have been relegated twice and have secured just one top-five finish. Before 2007, Newcastle’s average league finish in the Premier League was eighth and they qualified for European competitions 11 times, which supports Benitez’s argument.

“We are already at 99 per cent capacity for home games [without success],” Benitez said. “That is extremely rare. Everybody here loves football. I can see the potential, this is a wonderful opportunity for someone [to buy it], but that does not depend on me.”

Benitez is out of contract at the end of the season and has twice refused to sign an extension, as he is not convinced Ashley shares the same ambition to challenge for a top-eight finish.

Should new owners take control, one of their first priorities will be to persuade Benitez to remain as manager, and the Spaniard will hope he will also be given more freedom to spend in the transfer market if the takeover goes through before the January transfer window opens.

Please. Please. Someone.

Offline thomas

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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19188 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 11:00:37 pm »
My money's on him being full of s****, but yer knar. :lol:

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Offline Kid Icarus

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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19189 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 11:01:57 pm »
My money's on him being full of s****, but yer knar. :lol:

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Offline jack j

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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19190 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 11:02:10 pm »
How does he find it out at 11pm on a satda night.

Offline TRon

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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19191 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 11:12:25 pm »

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Rafael Benitez speaks passionately about why Newcastle are the ideal Premier League club to buy

Rafael Benitez has spoken passionately about why Newcastle United are the ideal Premier League team to buy, as owner Mike Ashley edges closer to agreeing a deal to sell the club.

The Sunday Telegraph understands that confidence is growing behind the scenes that a takeover will go through in the coming weeks, despite cynicism on Tyneside regarding Ashley’s willingness to end his 11-year reign.

Takeover talks involving Ashley and at least two potential buyers will continue this week and Benitez believes Newcastle could be the last Premier League club worth buying for anyone who wishes to challenge for silverware in England.

“I understand 100 per cent why someone would want to buy Newcastle United,” said Benitez, ahead of Sunday’s home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers. “It’s very clear, it has the potential to be one of the top sides. For me, it has to be in the top six or top eight clubs, easily.

“I’ve seen some people criticising the North East, but it’s an area with great potential. This club is the only one here in this region, which is so big, you can attract anyone.

“They have asked me about my experience in different countries and different big cities. You go to Madrid, you have four or five teams at the maximum level, you go to Milan and it’s the same. Napoli is similar to Newcastle in terms of everyone supporting one club in the city. It’s positive and unique when you have that. I see what Newcastle can be, that is why I am here.

“It is a club with the clear potential to play in Europe again and do well. If you are in the Premier League and you finish in the top eight, you can play in Europe, in any competition, in the Europa League, in the Champions League [and do well].

“Obviously, you have to go one step at a time, but with the right investment it will help you get there. Doing the right things at the right time, I think Newcastle could be a top six club.”

In 11 years under Ashley, Newcastle have been relegated twice and have secured just one top-five finish. Before 2007, Newcastle’s average league finish in the Premier League was eighth and they qualified for European competitions 11 times, which supports Benitez’s argument.

“We are already at 99 per cent capacity for home games [without success],” Benitez said. “That is extremely rare. Everybody here loves football. I can see the potential, this is a wonderful opportunity for someone [to buy it], but that does not depend on me.”

Benitez is out of contract at the end of the season and has twice refused to sign an extension, as he is not convinced Ashley shares the same ambition to challenge for a top-eight finish.

Should new owners take control, one of their first priorities will be to persuade Benitez to remain as manager, and the Spaniard will hope he will also be given more freedom to spend in the transfer market if the takeover goes through before the January transfer window opens.

Please. Please. Someone.

Hmmm...not like Rafa to start waxing lyrical, he must be starting to get his hopes up. I know I shouldn't but I'm starting to hope as well... :-X

Offline QuakesMag

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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19192 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 11:15:40 pm »
My money's on him being full of s****, but yer knar. :lol:

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Offline Ian W

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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19193 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 11:15:51 pm »
Can’t allow the Hop to creep in.

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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19194 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 11:18:24 pm »
I'm told it's on but the emergency servives have begged those involved not to make it official on a home game weekend as they don't have the manpower to supervise such a large party. Also they may need a week or so to stockpile enough alcohol.

Edit...just thought if this comes off it could be a hellish testing time for Interpolic and Jill.( Just teasing and I'm sure they knowit)
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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19195 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 11:20:41 pm »
Can’t allow the Hop to creep in.
Hops shurely ?
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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19196 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 11:29:51 pm »
Hmmm...not like Rafa to start waxing lyrical, he must be starting to get his hopes up. I know I shouldn't but I'm starting to hope as well... :-X

I'm not falling into that trap again. f*** that.
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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19197 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 11:53:18 pm »
Rafa did it for Staveley too.

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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19198 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 11:53:23 pm »
"I was hoping for a sofa and they've brought me a lamp" - Rafa Benitez, Valencia (2003-4)

#IfRafaGoesWeGo

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Re: Mike Ashley - In "talks" to "sell" "Newcastle"
« Reply #19199 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 11:56:33 pm »

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Rafael Benitez speaks passionately about why Newcastle are the ideal Premier League club to buy

Rafael Benitez has spoken passionately about why Newcastle United are the ideal Premier League team to buy, as owner Mike Ashley edges closer to agreeing a deal to sell the club.

The Sunday Telegraph understands that confidence is growing behind the scenes that a takeover will go through in the coming weeks, despite cynicism on Tyneside regarding Ashley’s willingness to end his 11-year reign.

Takeover talks involving Ashley and at least two potential buyers will continue this week and Benitez believes Newcastle could be the last Premier League club worth buying for anyone who wishes to challenge for silverware in England.

“I understand 100 per cent why someone would want to buy Newcastle United,” said Benitez, ahead of Sunday’s home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers. “It’s very clear, it has the potential to be one of the top sides. For me, it has to be in the top six or top eight clubs, easily.

“I’ve seen some people criticising the North East, but it’s an area with great potential. This club is the only one here in this region, which is so big, you can attract anyone.

“They have asked me about my experience in different countries and different big cities. You go to Madrid, you have four or five teams at the maximum level, you go to Milan and it’s the same. Napoli is similar to Newcastle in terms of everyone supporting one club in the city. It’s positive and unique when you have that. I see what Newcastle can be, that is why I am here.

“It is a club with the clear potential to play in Europe again and do well. If you are in the Premier League and you finish in the top eight, you can play in Europe, in any competition, in the Europa League, in the Champions League [and do well].

“Obviously, you have to go one step at a time, but with the right investment it will help you get there. Doing the right things at the right time, I think Newcastle could be a top six club.”

In 11 years under Ashley, Newcastle have been relegated twice and have secured just one top-five finish. Before 2007, Newcastle’s average league finish in the Premier League was eighth and they qualified for European competitions 11 times, which supports Benitez’s argument.

“We are already at 99 per cent capacity for home games [without success],” Benitez said. “That is extremely rare. Everybody here loves football. I can see the potential, this is a wonderful opportunity for someone [to buy it], but that does not depend on me.”

Benitez is out of contract at the end of the season and has twice refused to sign an extension, as he is not convinced Ashley shares the same ambition to challenge for a top-eight finish.

Should new owners take control, one of their first priorities will be to persuade Benitez to remain as manager, and the Spaniard will hope he will also be given more freedom to spend in the transfer market if the takeover goes through before the January transfer window opens.

Please. Please. Someone.
I love Rafa so much man :smitten: Not only does he realise the potential of the club, but he believes in it and can articulate it without it coming off all '55000 screaming Jawdies'.