WSJ release intriguing new takeover claims – Is this how the Saudi / Staveley talks all started?

It’s safe to say, the proposed takeover situation is getting odder with each new development.

Last week saw reports of Carla DiBello being involved in the deal – the US based socialite runs a firm called CDB advisory which specialises in making business connections between Saudi Arabia and North America.

The Wall Street Journal, who were the first to break the story about Amanda Staveley’s latest attempt to buy us, have today again mentioned her name and a potential takeover at NUFC in the same article.

The WSJ now reveal that DiBello first approached officials from the PIF in “early 2019”, claiming she pitched the idea of the fund “putting the money up”. They also report that both herself and Amanda Staveley propose to have roles in ‘managing the business side’ of NUFC and take a stake in the club should a takeover be successful.

The avoid you rummaging through the above report, it highlights the following points, saying DiBello told Saudi officials that:

  • Mike Ashley wanted to sell NUFC
  • Amanda Staveley and herself wanted to cut the PIF into the deal, and to ‘put the money up.’
  • Both women would hold a role in managing the business side of NUFC
  • Both would get some equity in the club

While this all seems so far fetched, it is also worth pointing out that the author of the article is a Pulitzer Prize winner, and is unlikely to print idle speculation about the acquisition of a football club.

Intriguing claims coming from a reputable Journal that wouldn’t post complete and utter rubbish, but this takeover picture just keeps on getting weirder.

I’m off to track some planes!

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5 thoughts on “WSJ release intriguing new takeover claims – Is this how the Saudi / Staveley talks all started?

  1. Reading between the lines, Amanda Staveley has asked DiBello to approach the Saudi’s for the money to buy into NUFC, which they appear to have refused as they are holding out to buy Manure.
    That leaves our Amanda with her bit of money, and the Reuben brothers, who dont appear to want to own the club outright, they are developers who already have interests in Newcastle and obviously in this for any potential new stadium deal where they can nick St James Park for developement, and supply the club with a shiney new stadium somewhere on a local green/brownfield site, and all the time Ashley is insisting he is a credible seller……Tune in next Transfer window for another exciting episode of “Toon Takeover”

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  2. It couldn’t get anymore comical than it already is but Olly and co are at it again.

    Make something up, share and leak with said reporters.
    Reporters milk it for what it is worth(peanuts by the way)
    Publish 1001 different angles of the story of what may or may not be happening
    Recycle other articles which don’ have any comments from anybody named in the original article and produce another article.
    Repeat the above until your happy with.

    Are you tired of reading this yet Olly? good because we are tired of you and your reporter friends Bull.

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  3. Cocobear:
    It couldn’t get anymore comical than it already is but Olly and co are at it again.

    Make something up, share and leak with said reporters.
    Reporters milk it for what it is worth(peanuts by the way)
    Publish 1001 different angles of the story of what may or may not be happening
    Recycle other articles which don’ have any comments from anybody named in the original article and produce another article.
    Repeat the above until your happy with.

    Are you tired of reading this yet Olly? good because we are tired of you and your reporter friends Bull.

    If you think we can make up a report in the Wall Street Journal – one of the US’ biggest outlets – then you really are even more deluded than I first thought! 😆

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  4. Total rubbish go back to your desk and phone fall asleep – Then eureeka another crap story dreamed up

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