On Sunday evening, however, a new report emerged containing a short, but positive, update from the Bin Zayed Group.
They approached the Chronicle to say it was “all good” and progress was going well, in a reassuring message for Newcastle supporters.
Whether we will hear anything more from the group, remains to be seen. Whether it entices the football club to finally make a statement, although highly unlikely, is similarly not known.
But as long as it is being played out in public, many fans will simply not climb aboard the takeover bandwagon, instead, refusing to get carried away, while waiting it out, in a bid to prevent yet more disappointment.
When a respected Newcastle writer like Mark Douglas puts something on Twitter, however, fans take notice.
A tweet from him, regarding the new remarks received a number of comments, and it was clear that a lot of fans are still not buying into the whole scenario.
NEW: Finally had some contact from BZG after a long week.
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) June 9, 2019
It is hard to imagine that a group of renowned Middle Eastern businessmen would perform such a huge publicity stunt, if there was no foundation to it.
It would be such a massive own goal on their part, and would be embarrassing for the Bin Zayed Group as a whole.
And it is that reason why I think this time, it may well be different to previous takeover talk. However, not all fans agree.
Here are some of the responses to Mark’s tweet:
So the update we have all been waiting for consisted of 2 words and yet we are all supposed to be filled with confidence that the sale is still on..!?!?…I think the 2 words should be WIND UP..!!!!
— boybaff70 (@BaffDarren) June 9, 2019
They’re playing you’s like a fiddle here.
— Lee (@BykerWall) June 9, 2019
So I know it’s a working day over there by way wait until 8pm 🇦🇪 time to send a msg with 2 words? I just don’t see it been true sorry
— sky (@skygod1988) June 9, 2019
Whatever anyone says the only man that matters is Ashley and he can say no at anytime. I wonder what the reaction will be when that happens?
— Brian Huddart (@Doomlordster) June 9, 2019
So we’ve went from BZG basically suggesting it’s a done deal to now ‘remaining optimistic’ over the last fortnight. This is not going to end well & anyone with the tiniest bit of insight into how Ashley operates know full well what he’s up to. NUFC are in massive trouble..
— Chris Barry (Burbs) (@TOON_N_I) June 9, 2019
It’s a hoax! Now mourhino is liked 🤣🤣. God I hope not like give Rafa money and we d be a decent top 8 team
— mac26🏴🏴🏴 (@chrisymac26) June 9, 2019
— David Williams (mowgli) (@icecream_bob) June 9, 2019