BUSINESSMAN Geoff Sheard has revealed he is the front-man rather than the money-man in a bid to buy Newcastle United.
Sheard was unsuccessful in his attempts to purchase Sheffield Wednesday last season after failing to prove he had the funds to conclude a deal.
But Sheard insists he is not working on his own behalf and that a mystery American company are behind the push.
“It’s not me who is buying the club – that should be made very clear. I have put together a package for a group who want to come in and take over the club,” said Sheard.
“That’s what they want to do, given the opportunity to do so. Talks have been going on for a couple of week now.”
The Americans, thought to be based in New York, are one of two groups interested, along with Tyneside businessman Barry Moat. (Northern Echo)
Mike Ashley, or Mr. Odious & Obese as I have come to affectionatly refer to him, has run the club into the ground, got Newcastle relegated by pressing the self destruct button more times than a selection of self destruct button makers, and is now in the process of selling off any player of any quality in order to get some cash back into his grubby bank account.
Frankly the ‘mystery’ company trying to buy the company could have links to a terrorist cell and still be considered a viable alternative to Ashley. The current owner has set a succession of deadlines for bidders in an attempt to get a higher price for a club he has almost ruined. If he had any dignity, which we know for a fact he doesn’t, he would give the club away for free and seek exile in Borneo.
I really feel great sympathy for the club’s loyal following and the way they have been treated in the past 18 months is diabolical. With any luck this will be the knight in shining armour come to slay the very fat dragon!