The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas has raised an intriguing point on the NUFC takeover front, wondering how Mike Ashley saw Amanda Staveley as a ‘time waster’ given Peter Kenyon is STILL struggling to find investors.
This is a very good point and one that I’m surprised hasn’t been flagged up by more – although it makes you wonder if Ashley’s link to Kenyon has allowed him to see through his flaws as a potential buyer.
No one knows the ins and outs, but it was reported on good authority (by George Caulkin himself) that Staveley had submitted THREE officials bids to buy the club.
How can she be deemed a ‘time waster’ while Ashley calls Kenyon the ‘best fit’ for Newcastle United – a man who is now trying to find any investor he can to back a takeover bid his current party clearly can’t afford without support.
Caulkin also had his say on the current takeover situation, stating that it is his understanding that Kenyon is still seeking investors to back his takeover bid, with him refusing to get carried away at this stage given the lack of progress over a potential deal up to this point:
The tedious wait for a much needed takeover goes on..