Newcastle United supporters have been making all the noise in the Transfer Tavern in the last few hours after seeing their side edge Manchester United 1-0 to secure a vital three points in their battle against Premier League relegation.
Rafa Benitez’s men slipped into the bottom three prior to kick-off following Huddersfield Town’s 4-1 success over Bournemouth, and the daunting challenge posed by Jose Mourinho’s United would unlikely have given our resident Magpies fans much hope of moving out of the relegation zone by the end of the day. Yet the North East giants moved up to 13th place in the Premier League as Matt Ritchie’s strike midway through the second half was enough to seal a crucial victory for Benitez’s side, at the same time ending a run of eight home league games without a win.
Subsequently, there have been many buoyant Newcastle fans in the Tavern in recent times, and their mood may well be further improved by a recent report from The Daily Mail, which details some potentially positive news regarding the proposed takeover of the club from Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners.
Current owner Mike Ashley put the club up for sale back in October, just days after businesswoman Staveley was in attendance to see Newcastle draw 1-1 at home with Champions League chasing Liverpool.
However, no deal has been reached between the two parties since then – Ashley actually called negotiations with Staveley a ‘waste of time’ – yet recent reports suggest that talks may be ‘revived’ in the near future following the settlement of the new Premier League TV deal.
And this significant update is likely to further delight our resident Newcastle fans, with the last 24 hours or so finally providing some good news for the supporters after a turbulent campaign both on and off the pitch.
Landlord’s verdict: Newcastle United’s 1-0 victory over Manchester United was absolutely huge in their battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League this season, and there may be some more good news to come if recent reports are anything to go by.
And that’s because it has been suggested that the proposed takeover of the club from Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners could be resurrected in the coming weeks, following the imminent decision regarding a new deal Premier League TV deal.
And having taken another giant step towards safety on Sunday, they could be further interested in taking over from current owner Mike Ashley, but only time will tell whether they are indeed able to negotiate a deal with Ashley for the North East giants.
Newcastle fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!