Amanda Staveley increases Newcastle United offer and could complete £300m takeover of St James' Park

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    Brophs The one and only

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    I'm all for club owners being women I fancy. No wonder how she passed the 'fit and proper persons test' eh lads? Amirite?
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    Would this affect their Jan spend? Probably not I'm. guessing
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    BigTimeCharlie New Member

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    Her nose has a weird S shaped between the nostrils though. Not sure that will help Newcastle stay safe from relegation.
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    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

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    Newcastle was available for like 70M when we sold Ronaldo to Real for 80M. I was surprised no one jumped on it at that time considering the impending TV revenue fortune coming to the premier league. Its still a great purchase for 300M.
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    owlo New Member

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    You guys realise that the internet is full of good smut right, and therefore it is no longer necessary for you primates to sexualise any woman you find attractive in every conversation?
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    It is no longer PC to fancy women.

    She has scary eyes, anyway.
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    2mufc0 Full Member

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    She's not even that hot.
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    Hawks2008 Full Member

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    Yeah I don't see it, but maybe it's the fact she's the same age as my mum that puts me off.
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    villain Hates Beyoncé

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    Don't bother, your good intentions will fall on deaf ears here.
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    12OunceEpilogue Full Member

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    Staveley has close links with Sheik Mansour having worked with him during his takeover in City in 2008. It'll be interesting to see if there is increased cooperation between the clubs should the deal go through.
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    Fortitude TV/Monitor Expert Scout

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    She's connected to the Middle East; will they be pumping money into the club or just looking to exploit it?

    If they are spenders, how much are we talking here?
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    sun_tzu The Art of Bore

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    Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
    she has also fronted deals for the quatari investment authority so who knows - perhaps links to PSG would be more likley as they are not direct competitors
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    endless_wheelies feeling dizzy

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    Did we know it was Abu Dhabi behind the City deal before that was completed?
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    jojojo Moderator Staff

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    If it takes a football thread off-topic - yes.
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    12OunceEpilogue Full Member

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    Yes don't get me wrong this isn't a moan against big bad City (perish the very thought :wenger:), merely a recognition of potential connections between the boardrooms.
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    Please don't turn Newcastle into the next city and funded by oil-rich middle easterner, it'd make it more difficult for the league.
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    sun_tzu The Art of Bore

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    Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
    indeed she has connections in the region - i just think it may be easier to push those minks with the quataris (especially as they have a world cup to market)
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    Brophs The one and only

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    Fair enough. It was a slightly jokey comment based upon preferring to look at an attractive club owner than, for example Mike Ashley, followed by a daft gag about the fit and proper person test, but as it seems to have caused offence, please just delete the thread. I'm not looking to cause an issue.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    So on a football forum with 95% men, apparently you can't comment on a woman's looks in a harmless, joking manner.
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    AlwaysRed66 Full Member

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    For all Mike Ashley's faults, which there are many, he isn't an asset stripper. Newcastle fans be careful what you wish for.
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    Gusjaros Banned

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    300 million pounds might be reasonable. Look at Forbes evaluation of Newcastle back in april 2016. The club was valued at about 380 million dollars corresponding to about 270 million pounds back then.
    My biggest worry is the source of her and her associates wealth. The Middle East is extremely corrupt. People who make money there aren't exactly doing it by selling Adidas. It is suspicious that so much foreign money is being invested in European football.
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    Thank feck
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    I disagree. Women with money and in positions of power have an automatic degree of hotness to them..
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    2mufc0 Full Member

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    So i'm guessing you find Theresa May and Angela Merkel hot?
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    You bet. :drool:
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    villain Hates Beyoncé

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    If the only thing you can do when a woman is brought up in a conversation, is sexually objectify her, then I wouldn't count that as harmless but more predatory.
    Regardless of the percentage of men in one space there is.

    Besides, it looks like the posts have been deleted, probably by a mod due to their crassness.
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    That's why I said a degree of hotness.. :D
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    Shane88 Actually Nostradamus

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    "Primates."

    "Good intentions."

    Christ above. I'm sure she's a very accomplished business woman. Anyway, I'd ride the hole off her.

    Hope that doesn't make you two lads faint.
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    villain Hates Beyoncé

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    I'm a girl, and surely there's nothing wrong with pointing out objectification?
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    300m for a club in epl is cheap.

    The exposure alone is worth more than that.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    you're completely overblowing it.

    i'm sure if this was a female dominated forum and a really good looking guy was in the op that there wouldn't be comments about his looks.
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    Kapardin Full Member

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    Those two old bats are a bit much even for a gold-digger.:lol:
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    villain Hates Beyoncé

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    A female dominated forum, and a middle-aged man is on the verge of completing a very complicated business move that could potentially benefit both parties.
    I don't see many girls talking about how they would ride his penis off.

    If it was an article about Chris Evans' workout regime and there were multiple supporting photos of him topless & sweaty, then yes of course there he will be subjected to being a sex object. I'm part of a few mostly-female forums, and the casual objectification is pretty non-existent frankly - also it isn't limited to just men.

    We're on a football forum, discussing a business move that's going to affect one of the biggest clubs in the country (and is long overdue) and the only thing you can say is how the prospective owner looks?
    That's not even remaining on topic with the thread, which is one of the forum rules on here.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    Not many, probably a few. Just like here.

    But yes, it's off topic, personally I thought the op was a funny, harmless joke, and only really went off topic when people started taking offense to it (typically). but then, it's the internet, people are easily offended.
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    Kostur Full Member

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    It's a crazy world, we get plenty of that talk from men in Guardiola threads.
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    thegregster Harbinger of new information

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    villain Hates Beyoncé

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    No offence, just calling a spade a spade.
    If you see nothing wrong in judging a woman based on her looks, surely others should be able to judge the posts based on their crudeness?

    :lol:
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    See now you're making stuff up.

    The op didn't judge her based on her looks. He made a joke about her being attractive. I see a lot wrong in judging anyone (not just women) based on their looks. I mean if we've reached a stage in society where saying someone is good looking is "judging them" then god fecking help us.
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    Back to the takeover...

    Hope it’s more a Pompey takeover than Shitty. Not sure why people would want another Arab splashing the cash. One is enough.
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    I agree with @vi1lain , you should all be ashamed, dark ages in here