The ball is in Barry Moat’s court now

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Moat - Needs to deposit funds by Friday

It seems that the decision is with Barry Moat whether to buy the club at this stage. It’s understood that Mike Ashley is willing to accept the offer from Moat but he wants a deposit by Friday in an unspecified bank account. If Moat can do this then he will complete the takeover and we will be finally be Ashley free. Whether Moat can agree to this is another thing, Ashley will then take Newcastle United off the market and appoint either David O’Leary or Joe Kinnear to the managerial role. We certainly hope it’s the first option and that Moat deposits the monies and completes the long awaited takeover, however, I think there’s another twist in tale yet.

Alan Shearer is still waiting in the wings for the job and a source close to Alan said :

“He is still waiting, that is all he can do. Hopefully the money will be deposited as quickly as possible and the club sold.”

It seems now that nothing will be resolved before the game against Reading or the encounter with Wednesday but as long as we do sell then most Newcastle United fans will be happy. It’s drawn on far too long now and some people think it’s just as well pulling the club off the market, appointing a manager and pulling our sleeves up. The only thing I want is a new owner and Shearer as manager. What ever happened To Sirous Mahjoob and his plans for Newcastle? It was proven that he was a real person but his interest seems to have died down. Although it’s said that Moat is the only interested party the infamous source close to Ashley begs to differ

“Barry Moat is not in the driving seat. There are still others out there but nothing is likely to be resolved before Saturday’s game with Reading.”

Who are these other bidders if there are anymore? Please just resolve the situation and sell up Mike.

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steve: ⏱ 11/08/2009

I really hope that Mort can push a deal through this week as the thought of the Fat Man and Dreary O Leary running the show is a terrible prospect he's even threatening to show his face at the games if he stays doesnt he understand what he's doing to the players the fans the club and the city of Newcastle it gets more depressing by the hour oh i nearly forgot we've got 2 young 'uns from Spurs on loan to make the numbers up i'll bet thats cheered everyone up

Doocey: ⏱ 11/08/2009

When you say Mort I think you mean Harris, the guy trying to sell the club. Apparently now, Moat is not the only one interested, there are more. We need new players though, and the window closes soon!

Doocey: ⏱ 11/08/2009

Or do you mean, Barry moat pushing a deal through?

steve: ⏱ 11/08/2009

Yeah i meant Moat my typo sorry

Doocey: ⏱ 11/08/2009

Ah right, I really hope he can finalise a deal too. We need to be sold ASAP.

steve: ⏱ 11/08/2009

What i cant understand is Ashley said that appointing Alan Shearer as manager last season was the best thing he'd done and now if he stays it looks like he's going to completley blank Alan out by appointing Dreary O Leary as manager if he dares show his face at the Reading game there's talk of NUSC having a first half of tributes to Sir Bobby and a second half of telling the Fat Man to F**K OFF

steve: ⏱ 11/08/2009

I really hope that Mort can push a deal through this week as the thought of the Fat Man and Dreary O Leary running the show is a terrible prospect he's even threatening to show his face at the games if he stays doesnt he understand what he's doing to the players the fans the club and the city of Newcastle it gets more depressing by the hour oh i nearly forgot we've got 2 young 'uns from Spurs on loan to make the numbers up i'll bet thats cheered everyone up

Doocey: ⏱ 11/08/2009

When you say Mort I think you mean Harris, the guy trying to sell the club. Apparently now, Moat is not the only one interested, there are more. We need new players though, and the window closes soon!

Doocey: ⏱ 11/08/2009

Or do you mean, Barry moat pushing a deal through?

steve: ⏱ 11/08/2009

Yeah i meant Moat my typo sorry

Doocey: ⏱ 11/08/2009

Ah right, I really hope he can finalise a deal too. We need to be sold ASAP.

Doocey: ⏱ 11/08/2009

Yeah, he should've appointed regardless of the takeover saga and give him £5m to spend, very little to Ashley but can buy a few good Championship players.

steve: ⏱ 11/08/2009

What i cant understand is Ashley said that appointing Alan Shearer as manager last season was the best thing he'd done and now if he stays it looks like he's going to completley blank Alan out by appointing Dreary O Leary as manager if he dares show his face at the Reading game there's talk of NUSC having a first half of tributes to Sir Bobby and a second half of telling the Fat Man to F**K OFF

Doocey: ⏱ 11/08/2009

Yeah, he should've appointed regardless of the takeover saga and give him £5m to spend, very little to Ashley but can buy a few good Championship players.

Purple Ronnie: ⏱ 12/08/2009

Ashley has changed his mind about Shearer for one thing only.... Shearer laid his cards on the table to Ashley, told him what he wanted and never said YES to Ashley on every point. Ashley has undoubtely proved a success in his businesses (barring NUFC) but he, like most successful businessmen, is egotystical and blind to adviceapart from his own. Please sell up Ashley, buy the mackems and bugger them up!

Purple Ronnie: ⏱ 12/08/2009

Ashley has changed his mind about Shearer for one thing only.... Shearer laid his cards on the table to Ashley, told him what he wanted and never said YES to Ashley on every point. Ashley has undoubtely proved a success in his businesses (barring NUFC) but he, like most successful businessmen, is egotystical and blind to adviceapart from his own. Please sell up Ashley, buy the mackems and bugger them up!