Football FanCast guest columnist Daniel James hopes Newcastle sit tight until the right investor comes in that will take the club forward.
As the days and weeks go pass and talk of a Newcastle takeover seemingly dying off in the newspapers, I for one am relieved in many ways.
Now before you think that I am president of the Mike Ashley appreciation society, I ask you to read on, because I have nothing but hatred for this man and the way he has handled the clubs affairs. A ‘disgrace' is too small a word to describe my feelings and I am sure there are many others who share that view.
So while many of you will be wondering why I am relieved to see Mike Ashley remain at the football club, given my loathing, is that I don't see anything positive from these planned consortiums that is going to take us any further than we currently are.
Obviously it would be nice to have Barry Moat, or one of these other consortiums come in, but if they can't afford the £100m asking price to buy the club, then how the hell can they then take Newcastle forward and get the club established as a Premier league force? Surely the smart play is to sit tight, not sell at the first opportunity just so we get rid and see the back of ‘fat man', but find that organisation that is going to come in with high ambitions and that has the financial clout and who has the goal to make us one of the top teams in the country. Look at Carson Yeung at Birmingham, he buys a club whose attendances are one third of the size of ours, for a not too dissimilar price that Mike Ashley is holding out for and McLeish gets £40m to spend in January…that is the sort of investor we should be holding out for…isn't it?
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