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Total Sport on Radio Newcastle

They had an economist on yesterday, who specialises in football finances.

He was reviewing the whole NUFC thing and he came out with what a lot on here keep saying - NUFC have the basis to be one of if not the biggest club in Europe.

A few on the panel scoffed at it, probably rightly so given our recent history is that of totally underachieving time and time again.

The chap is a Wolves fan though, so he cant really be accused of bias.

He also said he wouldnt be surprised to see the club sold before the turn of the calender year.

Now this of course isnt news to us blinkered and bias fans, but its just nice to hear it acknowledged by an expert in whatever field he can be pigeon holed into.
31st March 2011 07:51 AM
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We won't be sold but he is right otherwise.

We have the foundations in place to be in Europe on a regular basis. We just need to be managed correctly.
31st March 2011 08:05 AM
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I agree with him...also if Ashleys total outlay so far for the club is £286 million is true (including his interest free loans) then I think Ashley's got fuck all to complain about, given the ground, training complex, fanbase etc...sounds about right to me.
31st March 2011 08:09 AM
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Well, Liverpool was bought for £300mil and they need a new stadium.

Obviously the name Liverpool is worth a damn sight more than that but its all circumstantial I guess.

He obviously thought he would get the club at £140mil and crack on from there, its essentially cost him double what Shepherd & Hall sold the idea to him for.
31st March 2011 08:21 AM
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If he'd checked the accounts...
31st March 2011 08:27 AM
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(31st March 2011 08:21 AM)Sal Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.Well, Liverpool was bought for £300mil and they need a new stadium.

Obviously the name Liverpool is worth a damn sight more than that but its all circumstantial I guess.

He obviously thought he would get the club at £140mil and crack on from there, its essentially cost him double what Shepherd & Hall sold the idea to him for.

NUFC, still cost him less than the cost of a New stadium for Liverpool..
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31st March 2011 08:43 AM
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Sal Offline

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(31st March 2011 08:43 AM)Jinkyjim Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.
(31st March 2011 08:21 AM)Sal Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.Well, Liverpool was bought for £300mil and they need a new stadium.

Obviously the name Liverpool is worth a damn sight more than that but its all circumstantial I guess.

He obviously thought he would get the club at £140mil and crack on from there, its essentially cost him double what Shepherd & Hall sold the idea to him for.

NUFC, still cost him less than the cost of a New stadium for Liverpool..

Yup.
31st March 2011 08:54 AM
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(31st March 2011 07:51 AM)Sal Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.They had an economist on yesterday, who specialises in football finances.

He was reviewing the whole NUFC thing and he came out with what a lot on here keep saying - NUFC have the basis to be one of if not the biggest club in Europe.

A few on the panel scoffed at it, probably rightly so given our recent history is that of totally underachieving time and time again.

The chap is a Wolves fan though, so he cant really be accused of bias.

I just wanted us to show some ambition and got called deluded, so i do not know WTF this guy will be called. Big Grin
31st March 2011 09:10 AM
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Been saying it for years and years and only SJH and KK took us anywhere close to our potential, SBR was a little way off, but got close aswell.

Funny that two blokes who know the club inside out are the only managers to have understood what it means to us fans.

There are some people I've met over the years who are stunned by our support, literally stunned.

An Everton fan once told me the best support from an away side he had ever seen at Goodison, was the Toon on Tony Cottee's debut.

We got humped 4-0, Cottee got a hattrick I think and the Toon fans completely drowned out the home fans from behind the goal, where the old away end used to be at Goodison.

There are countless occasions like that over the years, where even I have been shocked at how many Toon fans have turned up for games.

Even last season - Barnsley away springs to mind.

8th most successful club in England, however nearly all that success was 50 years+ ago.

It is a travesty, but we keep on believing and hoping things will change.

Chelsea had only won 1 league title up until the Russian took them over.

Massive Citeh will surely win something soon.

So there's two examples of what money can bring.

However, fundamentally do we want to be a well ran club who lives within it's means or a rich boy's plaything?

As long as the rich boy when he finally gets bored doesn't saddle the club with debt, I'd be happy to give that a go, as I'm sure 99.9% of us would.

Fingers crossed for the buy out once we confirm our Premier League status.

If the players hurried up and got 6 more points, we may even get bought out before the season finishes!
31st March 2011 11:08 AM
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