There was a sombre mood amongst the Newcastle United fans here in the Transfer Tavern last night as our resident Geordies saw hopes of a takeover dashed by the pantomime villain that is Sports Direct mogul, Mike Ashley.
With many of our punters clad in black and white drowning their sorrows, there is a genuine worry amongst them in regard to the future of their beloved club. Still, having said that, comments from Times journalist George Caulkin have at least provided something to cling on to for those on Tyneside.
‘In town’, that should read. Clearly, today isn’t a positive development in terms of a takeover, whichever side you believe. But I’m not sure it’s definitively over, either. Yet.
— George Caulkin (@CaulkinTheTimes) January 16, 2018
Amid the meltdown on social media, Caulkin hinted that he believed the potential Amanda Staveley-led buyout isn’t quite dead yet, despite the fact Ashley ended talks with her and PCP last night. Obviously, last night wasn’t a step in the right direction, though the Times’ North East expert doesn’t seem to think things are dead in the water.
As you can imagine, considering the current state of play at St. James’ Park, the fans in our bar are eager for almost anything to cling on to.
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