When have two words tweeted out so quickly after a Toon win ever said so much, we hope!
Straight after the final whistle Mehrdad Ghodoussi – Amanda Staveley’s husband’s and a member of her Saudi-led Consortium – posted a tweet that said so little but so much, with timing being of the essence.
Just minutes after our brilliant 2-0 win at Goodison Park sent us well clear of the relegation zone, he took to Twitter and said this:
Quite a telling line from someone involved very heavily in the Saudi-backed consortium who are clearly still trying to buy the club. Amanda and Mehrdad are obviously hoping we don’t go down and him celebrating feels telling to me…..as if they know the importance of both the result and the endgame.
Of course, it could also mean nothing but the evidence seems to be gathering that we can hope or dream to hope. Keith from Newcastle Consortium Supporters (NCSL) followed it up by saying. “Brilliant Mehrdad!! Those two simple words will mean so much to so many.”
Keith is a believer and one that has more insight than most, it seems. He admits he could be wrong but has put considerable time, effort, and money into keeping the dream alive and fighting on the cause that every Toon fan hopes for.
I’m not privy at all to anything that’s going on, but there were reports over the weekend from both The Independent and The Guardian to say ‘cautious optimism’ has returned within the consortium,
As for Ghodoussi’s tweet and the latest takeover talk, is it just another example of NUFC fans clutching at straws? Maybe but then Amanda’s man is an intelligent businessman married to an intelligent businesswoman who are both heavily involved in this £300m deal. He must have known it was going to get picked up and viewed positively and with hope.
I think it’s very encouraging as it shows how keen they are to see us stay up & that they’re not going away…they’re still watching us and that has to be good news that there’s something still on the table. I hope so and at least today I can feel fresh hope and optimism around NUFC.