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Offline Cronky

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« Reply #24325 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:09:05 am »
My guess is that both parties have agreed on a price. Presumably proof of funds and due diligence now has to happen, but my feeling is that the biggest obstacle has been crossed.

Based on what exactly :lol:

There have been stories of bids before, but this is the first one that I can recall where the bidder appears to have the money to see it through. The other bids I can remember, like Staveley and Kenyon, have been all about consortiums or borrowing, where the financial side looks a bit fragile. So there's more reason to believe that this one can last the course.

I don't believe that these stories have been based on nothing. It's just that a lot of bids are unrealistic. This recurring idea, which appears in so many contexts, that Ashley plants fake stories in order to appease the fans, is a bit naïve.
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« Reply #24326 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:13:41 am »
Getting ready for MA's third thread. Hopefully the last one
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Offline gdm

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« Reply #24327 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:14:38 am »
I thought the Premier League actually commented about the Kenyan thing saying they hadn’t received anything. Clutching at straws but the fact they are saying no comment is a positive.

From the chronicle 28th December 2018

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United sources also played down news of a takeover update while the Premier League offered a no comment status when approached by ChronicleLive

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« Reply #24328 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:17:07 am »
Damn it I was hoping to wake up to more concrete news it was near done.
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Offline Dinho lad

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« Reply #24329 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:19:17 am »
New thread?  New era?




















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Offline Benwell Lad

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« Reply #24330 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:19:48 am »
I thought the Premier League actually commented about the Kenyan thing saying they hadn’t received anything. Clutching at straws but the fact they are saying no comment is a positive.

Is this connected to the Nigerian rumours from a few years ago and they've moved to another part of Africa?   :)

Offline neesy111

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« Reply #24331 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:21:47 am »
Really don't want us to be owned by these lot tbh.

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« Reply #24332 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:22:35 am »
Chronicle and Ryder can f*** off like they know anything and everything. It was just last week they were playing up the story we were going to be bought by Speedy Gonzales and Co. Ariba andale andale.

Offline xLiaaamx

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« Reply #24333 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:23:44 am »
Why can't he just f***ing go man. I'm sick of this.

Offline Doctor Zaius

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« Reply #24334 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:24:36 am »
Its absolute horseshit. Some clown from the The S*n completely blindsides everyone by claiming we've been sold and every other journo is running about trying to find out details. Clearly none of them know anything because the story is utter bollocks. Whether journalists are fabricating it or its based on false information, who knows but given the fact that its gone from a 'done deal' to 'in talks' tells you everything you need to know.

This one has been bollocks from the start. No doubt it'll drag on and there will be radio silence or at best tiny snippets for weeks e.g Kenyon and Stavely and absolutely f*** all will come of it.

It's funny how these things always crop up at critical times, like right before a transfer window or during negotiations to renew our managers contract. One would even suggest that the club aren't willing to give Benitez what he wants and this will provide a decent smokescreen to absolve the club of blame. Benitez will wind down his contract while these 'negotiations' are taking place and then it'll be too late to do anything.

Offline LV

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« Reply #24335 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:25:10 am »
My takeover bath I ran at 3am is getting a little cold now.

Offline dabe

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« Reply #24336 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:26:04 am »
f*** off is this happening.

Offline LV

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« Reply #24337 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:28:19 am »
It’s the ‘from a close associate of the Sheikh’ thing that the whole Sun story is based on that gets me. He could be anyone, the journo could have just made him up with a bit of encouragement from Mike. This ‘close associate’ is likely just Bishop in a metaphorical Arab head-scarf.

Edit: There’s also nothing in the Abu Dhabi press about this.

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« Reply #24338 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:28:53 am »
Its absolute horseshit. Some clown from the The S*n completely blindsides everyone by claiming we've been sold and every other journo is running about trying to find out details. Clearly none of them know anything because the story is utter bollocks. Whether journalists are fabricating it or its based on false information, who knows but given the fact that its gone from a 'done deal' to 'in talks' tells you everything you need to know.

This one has been bollocks from the start. No doubt it'll drag on and there will be radio silence or at best tiny snippets for weeks e.g Kenyon and Stavely and absolutely f*** all will come of it.

It's funny how these things always crop up at critical times, like right before a transfer window or during negotiations to renew our managers contract. One would even suggest that the club aren't willing to give Benitez what he wants and this will provide a decent smokescreen to absolve the club of blame. Benitez will wind down his contract while these 'negotiations' are taking place and then it'll be too late to do anything.

That is what i fear as well. Horrible timing. It could leave us in a very bad place...again!

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« Reply #24339 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:30:27 am »
You'd think he'd want to sort out Rafa's contract regardless of what happens so he at least has stability.
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« Reply #24340 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:32:45 am »
The rush and pandemonium for season ticket renewals. Then the bombshell when Rafa walks because this is all bullshit.
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Offline gdm

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« Reply #24341 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:35:07 am »
Chronicle and Ryder can f*** off like they know anything and everything. It was just last week they were playing up the story we were going to be bought by Speedy Gonzales and Co. Ariba andale andale.

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« Reply #24342 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:38:31 am »
Can see this dragging into next week.

Offline Thorpinho

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« Reply #24343 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:39:53 am »
When is the season ticket renewal deadline? (For the purposes of working out when this bullshit will end)

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« Reply #24344 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:44:35 am »

:lol:

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« Reply #24345 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:46:29 am »
What I take is some high level communication has been done and 350m is a price both parties agreed to start working on.

Which means the deal is still very fragile as we all know the fat c*** could f*** it up easily, say demanding SD advertising for n years, his personal loans not counted etc.

Too early to be optimistic

Offline nufcjb

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« Reply #24346 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:50:55 am »
When we do get a new thread, can we just pretend this never happened? And Mike Ashley is now working in Vatican City?

Offline Dinho lad

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« Reply #24347 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:53:38 am »
Close this thread and don't bother opening a new one until all is 'sorted'.

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« Reply #24348 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:54:34 am »
I don’t get the people saying Ashley played us either. This hasn’t came from Ashley/Newcastle.
It feels like he draws in genuine interest, knowing full well that at the 11th hour, he'll find a way to make the deal fall through.
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Offline James

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« Reply #24349 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 11:55:57 am »
Only time will tell I suppose.

But it’s the transfer window and Rafas contract expires soon, we don’t have time.
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