With no Newcastle United players involved in the England set-up these days, it’s hard for the punters here in the Transfer Tavern get all too excited when the Three Lions are in action, outside of a major tournament.
As you can imagine, considering the public perception of Gareth Southgate’s side, there wasn’t a huge amount to shout about during the two draws with Germany and Brazil, despite some good performances from young players and the like. However, for the Geordie contingent in our bar, the presence of Amanda Staveley at Wembley was far more exciting.
The Middle East-based businesswoman has been touted as a potential new owner for the Magpies ever since Mike Ashley put the club up for sale and was reportedly in attendance to watch England hold the Selecao off last night. A non-disclosure agreement is believed to have been penned, though the idea of her buying Newcastle from Ashley is still a long way off it seems, with the January transfer window just around the corner.
Having said that, here’s a look at how Newcastle fans reacted to Staveley’s presence at Wembley.
WE ARE BUYING NEYMAR!!!!! #NUFC
— Johnroy (@Johnroy1984) November 14, 2017
she was scouting neymar for rafa…..
— Lenny Walker (@LennyWalker1) November 14, 2017
Incredibly smart woman in the crowd trying to figure out how Jake Livermore has more England caps than Shelvey
— Josh Stewart (@JoshNUFC91) November 14, 2017
can’t wait til staveley finds out how weird our fanbase is and decides not to go through with the purchase of the club
— thomas (@NUFCThomas_) November 14, 2017