Yet more inane takeover talk emerged on the Newcastle United news timeline, as the seemingly never-ending speculation continues full-throttle, with a Mexican group being the latest pretenders to the throne.

Claims of talks between the new party and Mike Ashley are said to have not gone well – insert a shocked emoji here – with the current Toon owner allegedly described as being “rude”.

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It is just the latest in a long line of rumours, and last week we were told of what Peter Kenyon’s plans for Newcastle are if he ever gets his feet under the St James’ Park table.

Such talk, however, is a waste of time.

It is ludicrously premature to talk of how he will “shake things up” at the club, with some “quick wins”.

He has – apparently – “identified a number of ways” to make his mark at Newcastle, and how he will use his contacts and super-agent friend to provide “fresh impetus” to the Tyneside club.

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I have some brilliant plans for the club too. I know exactly who I want us to sign, and who the next manager should be. I know what kit I want the team to wear, and how we can get a full house every week.


People will read that and think: “That’s ridiculous. Nobody wants to hear that. You will never own Newcastle, and you haven’t got the money to do so even if you want to.”

And that is precisely my point: exactly the same applies to Peter Kenyon.

Talk of future Newcastle plans is pointless until Ashley agrees a deal

I might win the next triple rollover Euro-millions lottery draw. Then I may have money to invest. Only then will anyone want to hear about my plans for the club, or what I can bring.

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And the same should be said for those of Kenyon.

Only when he has the money, and is in a genuine position to be the supremo at St James’ Park, should we be hearing what his Newcastle mission statement is.

Until then, he may as well be me, or thousands of other fans who have pipe-dreams of being the owner of the club they love.

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