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Harvsky

Sheikh Khaled Claimed To Have Bought Newcastle United

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9 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Is the tweet that fabulous? Robben's well passed it. Mata's getting on too. James had a good World Cup once, but other than one decent season at Real Madrid, he's been pretty bang average - and was pretty clearly the worst player on the pitch when we played Bayern.

I'd be a bit underwhelmed if I was told "Alright, you're going to be the next irritating oil money club in England. You're in for an exciting summer, you're signing 2 has beens and someone who's bang average but will expect to be treated like a superstar."

I guess it seems miles better than Mike Ashley and his unwillingness to spend money.

In fairness it might take a while before they can sign absolute top class, aside from Robinho it took Manchester City to be playing in Europe before they got the top quality players.

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11 hours ago, Harvsky said:

 

The complete wrong signings to be making, IMO. 

Two are 30+ and the other hasn’t set the world alight, so could be a good signing but is seemingly (according to Marca) averse to coming to England. 

 

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On 29/05/2019 at 22:25, 6666 said:

Not another one of these clubs in the Premier League. Do these oil bastards not watch La Liga or something? Go buy Levante instead and have fun.

Mansour owns all these clubs, directly and indirectly like PSG, now Newcastle ;)

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6 hours ago, Happy Blue said:

Mansour owns all these clubs, directly and indirectly like PSG, now Newcastle ;)

Wait Mansour owns PSG? 

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55 minutes ago, Mel81x said:

Wait Mansour owns PSG? 

No, PSG is owned by Qataris. City and Newcastle (potentially) are UAE owned.

They probably hate each other tbh.

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1 hour ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

No, PSG is owned by Qataris. City and Newcastle (potentially) are UAE owned.

They probably hate each other tbh.

I was beginning to think that Mansour did something on the sly like whack poor Happy on the head.

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7 hours ago, Mel81x said:

Wait Mansour owns PSG? 

Yes

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On 31/05/2019 at 01:33, Harry said:

I heard the whole thing was a prank by a London radio station. The Sheikh is a fictional character of the breakfast radio teams construction....

If it is a hoax by whomever then the club are in on it or using it against the fans. There would be no other reason for their silence.

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49 minutes ago, Harvsky said:

If it is a hoax by whomever then the club are in on it or using it against the fans. There would be no other reason for their silence.

I can just imagine Mike Ashley eagerly googling "list of Arab sheiks by wealth"

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Club sources leaking that Ashley doesn't think the deal will happen and that it could be a publicity stunt.

The Mirror always saying the Sheikh wants Mourinho or Wenger and won't keep Benitez o.O

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23 hours ago, Harvsky said:

If it is a hoax by whomever then the club are in on it or using it against the fans. There would be no other reason for their silence.

What exactly do you think/expect the club to be saying then? 

Club sales are shrouded behind NDA’s and the like and given Mike Ashley’s reputation within Newcastle, I doubt many of the non-footballing staff at Newcastle, have had much contact with him, if any. 

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5 minutes ago, Smiley Culture said:

What exactly do you think/expect the club to be saying then? 

Club sales are shrouded behind NDA’s and the like and given Mike Ashley’s reputation within Newcastle, I doubt many of the non-footballing staff at Newcastle, have had much contact with him, if any. 

Not sure if you've veered off the road there. My post was about if it is a hoax as Harry says. The chances of a hoax getting to the stage of NDA's is almost null. Not only would you have to be going to meetings and pranking the club staff you'd also have to stump up legal fees and fake your own lawyers. That's a bit elaborate, particularly for a radio station. If it's a hoax it's more likely to be the media that are played.

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3 hours ago, Harvsky said:

Not sure if you've veered off the road there. My post was about if it is a hoax as Harry says. The chances of a hoax getting to the stage of NDA's is almost null. Not only would you have to be going to meetings and pranking the club staff you'd also have to stump up legal fees and fake your own lawyers. That's a bit elaborate, particularly for a radio station. If it's a hoax it's more likely to be the media that are played.

I don't think it's a hoax mate. But it does remind me of a time some friends of mine on an old soccer Forum in Australia tried to start an online rumour that a Venezuelan wonderkid called Gaston Cruz from the Eredivisie second division had signed for our local aleague club. Due to the huge volume of people wanting to believe such rumours they spread like wildfire even with zero factual basis...

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Rather than a prank played against the club, isn't it more likely to be the club doing the pranking? Haven't they got form for spreading rumours around the time season ticket sales go up?

Who knows, I think if this doesn't happen and Benitez leaves you'll have serious unrest.

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12 hours ago, The Artful Dodger said:

Rather than a prank played against the club, isn't it more likely to be the club doing the pranking? Haven't they got form for spreading rumours around the time season ticket sales go up?

Who knows, I think if this doesn't happen and Benitez leaves you'll have serious unrest.

Would Rafa leave though? He's used to dealing with shite owners, he's happiest when he's got a genuine connection with the club and fans - right now he's got that with Newcastle, and at the end of the season he said the next step was negotiating his extension with Ashley.

I think he's willing to put up with Mike Ashley as long as his job is safe. He wants to stay in England, particularly the North. And he's somewhere where the fans love and appreciate him, whereas in almost every corner of the country other than parts of Merseyside he's just branded a shite fat Spanish waiter. Newcastle fans know what he's done for them, he knows Newcastle fans know what he's done for them.

I think he's happy to stay, even if the club doesn't match his ambitions because he's got the respect and support of his fans and he's not too far from his family so he can see them regularly. And I think to him, those are the two most important things.

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This all being a smokescreen from Ashley and co would be next level pisstaking.

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1 hour ago, Rick said:

This all being a smokescreen from Ashley and co would be next level pisstaking.

Hasn't he done that before?

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If this is real and Ashley robs the fans of this takeover then you can only laugh, if you're not a newcastle fan of course.

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Latest is that Ashley keeps making extra demands which is dragging this out.

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