Ex-Mag tells talkSPORT what he knows “for a fact” about the Mike Ashley takeover situation..

Speaking on talkSPORT this morning, ex-NUFC striker Mick Quinn says he ‘knows for a fact’ that Mike Ashley has only failed to find new buyers because he’s ‘made it so difficult’.

Quinn will only know so much – despite having some links to the club – but this sounds about right to me.

His greed has no doubt taken over once again, but I would like to bet that his insistence on keeping a Sports Direct presence in and around St James’ Park has been one of the stumbling blocks too.

Here’s what Quinn has had to say when speaking on talkSPORT earlier today:

“The reason no one has bought Newcastle United is because he’s made it so difficult for people to buy it, and I know that for a fact. He’s made it so difficult.”



“It is Mike Ashley’s club, and he can do what he wants, that’s his prerogative. But just say: ‘There’s no investment, there’s no money, and I want to get out as soon as possible.’

Quinn’s final comment is a bizarre one. If Ashley came out and said that, it would hardly sort this situation out, would it?

We know there’s little to no investment coming our way, but we are yet to see any proof that he really does want out as soon as possible.

Time will tell if Peter Kenyon or any potential buyer stump up the cash Ashley is looking for, but it feels lime time is running out on several fronts at St James’ Park right now..

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

5 thoughts on “Ex-Mag tells talkSPORT what he knows “for a fact” about the Mike Ashley takeover situation..

  1. It was always suspect that the club was for sale in the 1st place. What a took though going on sky news it’s nearly done he stated all B.S. How has this man a word of credibility in the business world? He is a running joke now and so are nufc.

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  2. Ashley has no intentions of selling the club and never has imo.
    It’s nothing but a tactic he has been using for the last 10 years.
    When ever his back is against the wall or there is a situation he doesn’t like, “The For Sale” signs go up !
    Always done to head off a full scale rebellion or to get him through a tricky situation which started with “Keegan-Gate”, Then not to give Alan Shearer the managers job.
    He then thought this works for me and has used this ruse ever since.
    I just wish people would stop getting sucked into it because it is nothing but lies.

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  3. We all no what a lying b tard he is but you mugs will still go to the games until you stop he will take the piss out of us and our club but you don’t listen mugs

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  4. Yes have to agree with Bob. Supporters need to totally boycott SJP, a completely empty stadium will send a message to Ashley that enough is enough.
    It’s the 52,000 that regularly turn up that is holding encouraging Ashley to stay.

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