Barry Moat has competition for Newcastle

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Moat - Has secured backing from Barclays

Derek Llambias today confirmed to Sky Sports News that Barry Moat has indeed begun talks with the clubs hierarchy over the sale of the beleaguered club. Moat was present at our 3-0 win over Reading in which was one of the finest games the lads have played in St.James’ Park in a long time. At the final whistle, Moat was seen shaking hands with Mike Ashley, perhaps just a business style fashion but it could be interpreted as agreeing on the sale of the club in principle. Although Moat is in tentative discussions with the club Llambias confirmed that he wasn’t the only one and that there were other interested parties in talks as well.

As we know Moat is interested we’re curious to know who the others are, it could well be foreign interest or fantasy Middle Eastern backing. However either way if it brings Mike Ashley reign at Newcastle to an end, I think we’ll settle for anyone with decent cash and good plans for our beloved club. Maybe Sirous Mahjoob is still in the running after proving to be a real human being or maybe there are Americans in the running. We don’t know because all Llambias said was that Moat was in talks along with other interested parties.It wouldn’t surprise me if Llambias was told to go to the media and say Moat has indeed begun discussions, by Moat himself. We’ll just have to wait and see, yet again.

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steve: ⏱ 18/08/2009

I just hope they hurry up and buy the club while there are still any players left Duff's away and i still think Steven Taylor will go all we need is a decent bid for Shoala and thats the team completley knackered talk about asset stripping what will he sell next the clubs tea urns or even the St James turf were/when will it all end Doocey how much money has The Fat Man taken in transfer money since the sale of Given ? because he's put nothing backany ideas

steve: ⏱ 18/08/2009

I just hope they hurry up and buy the club while there are still any players left Duff's away and i still think Steven Taylor will go all we need is a decent bid for Shoala and thats the team completley knackered talk about asset stripping what will he sell next the clubs tea urns or even the St James turf were/when will it all end Doocey how much money has The Fat Man taken in transfer money since the sale of Given ? because he's put nothing backany ideas

steve: ⏱ 18/08/2009

To answer my own question it looks like The Fat Man has pocketed roughly 40 million since Given went

Doocey: ⏱ 18/08/2009

No one knows Steve, apparently Ashley said goodbye to the players today and went off with forms that needed to be signed. As far as I know, Moat won't have control of the club for another week or so. To say Ashley has pocketed £40m is wrong. I'm no fan of Ashley as I'm sure you know by now but any transfer fees that have came (Given, N'Zogbia, Bassong, Beye, Duff) have all been used to reduce the rising overdraft. And fortunately our wage bill is under £50m now, from £75m earlier this year.

steve: ⏱ 18/08/2009

My apologies Doocey but its still not right what he's doing to the club i mean if you remember Alan (Shearer) said after relegation he wanted to take the managers job on and build a new young team based around Bassong next thing we know Bassong's on his bike talk about a kick in the nuts to Shearer hopefully Moat can get things sorted offer Alan the job (assuming he still wants it)im sure he will this should leave roughly a week to sign a few good players and get stuck in because there's a lot of work to be done an awful lot of wrongs need to be made right ''Howay the Lads''

Doocey: ⏱ 18/08/2009

I couldn't agree more Steve. He should've appointed Shearer straight away after relegation and let him bring in players based on the received transfer fees that he would receive. Unfortunately for Ashley, he's too arrogant for that and by the time he's realised, (which I still don't think he has (fully)) then it's too late. Simple really, new owner, new start, Shearer as manager and let the real work begin with the team.

steve: ⏱ 18/08/2009

To answer my own question it looks like The Fat Man has pocketed roughly 40 million since Given went

steve: ⏱ 18/08/2009

I agree 100% with you there mate i hope your right about Ashley saying goodbye to the players as in the Chronicle they're reporting he was there tieing up the paperwork for Duff's transfer i really hope Stevie Taylor stays at the club as i feel he has a lot to offer Newcastle

Doocey: ⏱ 18/08/2009

No one knows Steve, apparently Ashley said goodbye to the players today and went off with forms that needed to be signed. As far as I know, Moat won't have control of the club for another week or so. To say Ashley has pocketed £40m is wrong. I'm no fan of Ashley as I'm sure you know by now but any transfer fees that have came (Given, N'Zogbia, Bassong, Beye, Duff) have all been used to reduce the rising overdraft. And fortunately our wage bill is under £50m now, from £75m earlier this year.

Doocey: ⏱ 18/08/2009

He's can't be tieing up paperwork for Duff's transfer because owners don't do that. And getting a 300 mile helicopter flight to supposedly sign the papers and launch the new kit is a little more than odd. Steven Taylor won't be leaving, for a while anyway. As long as he knows Barry Moat is in the driving seat for the takeover, meaning he'll appoint Shearer as manager, Taylor won't budge. Guaranteed. BTW Steve, what do you think of my new design?

steve: ⏱ 18/08/2009

Really like the new design mate to be honest i thought i'd broke my laptop last night when i couldn't get on the site lol as for Stevie (Taylor)hopefully if Ashley did say his goodbyes that will sway his decision and like yourself im really confident he'd want to stay and play for Shearer

Doocey: ⏱ 18/08/2009

Yeah most players would be willing to stay and play under Shearer. Jonas and Coloccini could still leave, I'd like to keep Jonas because he causes problems down the side (although no finishing product). Also same with Xisco, I'd like to see him stay, he looked lively when he came on, on Saturday.

steve: ⏱ 18/08/2009

My apologies Doocey but its still not right what he's doing to the club i mean if you remember Alan (Shearer) said after relegation he wanted to take the managers job on and build a new young team based around Bassong next thing we know Bassong's on his bike talk about a kick in the nuts to Shearer hopefully Moat can get things sorted offer Alan the job (assuming he still wants it)im sure he will this should leave roughly a week to sign a few good players and get stuck in because there's a lot of work to be done an awful lot of wrongs need to be made right ''Howay the Lads''

steve: ⏱ 18/08/2009

I think under a new set up owner, manager, etc it will do wonders for the teams morale a few new players and i know im tempting fate but maybe's a return to the Premiership might become a reality

Doocey: ⏱ 18/08/2009

Certainly. We need at least 6 players in though and unless we appoint Shearer and have new owners by the end of the week then I can't see many signings. Then again Roy Keane signed 7 players in one night with Sunderland so we could be surprised. Hopefully pleasantly surprised.

Doocey: ⏱ 18/08/2009

I couldn't agree more Steve. He should've appointed Shearer straight away after relegation and let him bring in players based on the received transfer fees that he would receive. Unfortunately for Ashley, he's too arrogant for that and by the time he's realised, (which I still don't think he has (fully)) then it's too late. Simple really, new owner, new start, Shearer as manager and let the real work begin with the team.

steve: ⏱ 18/08/2009

I agree 100% with you there mate i hope your right about Ashley saying goodbye to the players as in the Chronicle they're reporting he was there tieing up the paperwork for Duff's transfer i really hope Stevie Taylor stays at the club as i feel he has a lot to offer Newcastle

Doocey: ⏱ 18/08/2009

He's can't be tieing up paperwork for Duff's transfer because owners don't do that. And getting a 300 mile helicopter flight to supposedly sign the papers and launch the new kit is a little more than odd. Steven Taylor won't be leaving, for a while anyway. As long as he knows Barry Moat is in the driving seat for the takeover, meaning he'll appoint Shearer as manager, Taylor won't budge. Guaranteed. BTW Steve, what do you think of my new design?

steve: ⏱ 18/08/2009

Really like the new design mate to be honest i thought i'd broke my laptop last night when i couldn't get on the site lol as for Stevie (Taylor)hopefully if Ashley did say his goodbyes that will sway his decision and like yourself im really confident he'd want to stay and play for Shearer

Doocey: ⏱ 18/08/2009

Yeah most players would be willing to stay and play under Shearer. Jonas and Coloccini could still leave, I'd like to keep Jonas because he causes problems down the side (although no finishing product). Also same with Xisco, I'd like to see him stay, he looked lively when he came on, on Saturday.

steve: ⏱ 18/08/2009

I think under a new set up owner, manager, etc it will do wonders for the teams morale a few new players and i know im tempting fate but maybe's a return to the Premiership might become a reality

Doocey: ⏱ 18/08/2009

Certainly. We need at least 6 players in though and unless we appoint Shearer and have new owners by the end of the week then I can't see many signings. Then again Roy Keane signed 7 players in one night with Sunderland so we could be surprised. Hopefully pleasantly surprised.