NUFC news round up – Ashley’s takeover admission, snow threatens Cardiff clash & Muto scores for Japan

A round up of all of today’s NUFC news and gossip:

  • As revealed by the Times, Mike Ashley has admitted to making a “regrettable remark” after Dubai-based takeover talks in 2008 – something that’s believed to have blown his chances of selling the club to wealthy Middle-Eastern investors – Full story here.
  • With snow falling around St James’ Park and weather warnings issued, The Mirror claim that Saturday’s crucial game with Cardiff is at risk of being postponed – Full story here.
  • Newcastle United striker Yoshinori Muto scored a brilliant header in Japan’s win Asian Cup win over Uzbekistan today – Watch goal here.
  • Paul Merson believes the ‘unbelievable’ Neil Warnock is a better manager than Rafa Benitez – stating there is ‘no chance’ he’d have done the job Warnock has at Cardiff – Full story here.
  • North-East journalist Michael Walker claims Mike Ashley has been ‘irritated’ by Rafa Benitez’s recent comments stating it would be a ‘miracle’ if we stayed up this season – Full story here.
  • Former Newcastle striker Ivan Toney says it’s now our loss that we let him go over the summer – claiming he was never given a chance to prove himself under Rafa Benitez – Full story here.
  • Strasbourg star Kenny Lala would be a brilliant signing for the club according to GFN’s Nathan Staples – with him describing the Frenchman as ‘Ligue 1’s most consistent full-back’ – Full story here.
  • According to Sky, Cardiff are now hoping to have prolific Ligue 1 striker Emiliano Sala in their squad for Saturday’s game at St James’ – with the club close to announcing his £18m arrival – Full story here.

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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.

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