Sky reporter offers glimmer of hope when asked about Benitez’s future & NUFC takeover

Sky Sports’ Pete Graves has offered a glimmer of hope for Newcastle fans this morning, stating that he’s still ‘hopeful’ that there’ll be a late breakthrough regarding Rafa Benitez’s future at the club.

On the takeover front, he also insists that Newcastle is ‘definitely’ for sale, with ‘at least two parties in talks and the Bin Zayed Group remaining adamant that they’re ‘close’ to finalising a deal.

Here’s what Pete’s had to say in response to Newcastle fans on Twitter today, with him remaining hopeful despite the influx on ‘negative headlines’ over the past 48 hours:

Can only go on what I’ve been TOLD, which is – Newcastle United football club IS definitely for sale, at least 2 interested parties in talks, BZG claim they’re “close”.

But so many mixed messages both here and abroad. Tough for Journalists trying to pick between the facts. When I find out more, I’ll tell you.



It’s an anxious time. Feels deathly quiet and the waiting’s unbearable. But despite the negative headlines, I’m still hopeful of a breakthrough with Rafa talks. Club desperately want him.

He wants to stay. Surely they can find an agreement this week?

This is promising to hear, but there’s only so many positives we can take from Pete hear, with several outlets (the Times, the Mail and the Sun) not only claiming that Rafa is all but gone, but that a takeover is far from done.

It’s difficult to know what to believe right now.

I for one feel that the Rafa Benitez situation must be bleak (especially when George Caulkin’s said as much), however I’m still hoping that the silence is key as far as a potential takeover is concerned.

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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.

4 thoughts on “Sky reporter offers glimmer of hope when asked about Benitez’s future & NUFC takeover

  1. If he was going next week he would have told the fans, the truth is no one has a clue on where the potential take over is, Rafa is to much of a detailed planner to allow things to drag on, he knows something we will just have to wait to see what it is.

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  2. Why the hell are we still being pumped with all this SHITE about a Takeover which is just so much RUBBISH.
    WE ARE LOOSING OUR MANAGER , WE HAVE NOT MADE A SOLITARY SIGNING AND THE NEW SEASON IS LOOMING LARGE.

    AND NOW APPARENTLY WE ARE HEARING THE NAME MONK BEING UTTERED AS OUR FUTURE NEW MANAGER, WELL WELL WELL ANOTHER ASHLEY KISS ARSE, ITS A FUCKING FARCE.

    SAME SHIT AS WE HAVE HAD FOR THE LAST 11 YEARS UNDER THE FAT LYING BASTARD ASHLEY and his CRONIES.

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  3. Gary Monk for gods sake talk about SCRAPING the BOTTOM of the barrel , but what else would we expect from the SLIMEY FAT BASTARD ASHLEY AND HIS CRONIES.

    TAKEOVER MORE SHITE FROM THE ASHLEY ARSE LICKER CLUB.

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