Newcastle takeover makes headlines with Magpies legends ready for potential comeback

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Exiled Newcastle United legends may be back under a new regime on Tyneside.

Elsewhere, former Magpies striker Lomana LuaLua toppled the city so that it would go “crazy” if a takeover was made.

Here are your best Newcastle United stories for May 8:

Legends to come back?

Potential Newcastle United owners are willing to welcome back a host of legendary players to the club as part of their grand takeover plan.



It is too early to say whether some former players could be part of the back room team or others would be given ambassadorial roles, but this has already been seen as an area that can be improved considerably.

LuaLua awaits a “crazy” response

Lomana LuaLua thinks that a takeover of Newcastle United would be “like meeting Jesus” for Magpies fans who “must fall in love with football again.”



Lomana LuaLua celebrates against West Ham
Lomana LuaLua celebrates against West Ham

LuaLua played for Newcastle under Sir Bobby Robson when United competed in the Premier League and played in the Champions League and thinks the “city would go crazy” if there was any hope that the club would revive past glory.

Ameobi on the excitement of takeover

Shola Ameobi admitted that he and the rest of the Newcastle United staff were “excited” about the prospect of a takeover of the club.



Shola Ameobi
Shola Ameobi

And although Ameobi has yet to hear anything official about the takeover of the club, he admits he is not surprised because Mike Ashley liked to do things discreetly.

Elliot talks about takeover

Rob Elliot told people to log into Sky Sports when they asked him about the potential takeover of Newcastle United because “that’s all I do.”

The fate of the offer, which was developed by Amanda Staveley and supported by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund and the Reuben Brothers, is now in the hands of the Premier League, which has tested their owners. and administrators.



Goalkeeper Rob Elliot throws the ball into play
Goalkeeper Rob Elliot throws the ball into play

Fans are patiently awaiting the results of the test at a time when a number of organizations, including Amnesty International and beIN SPORTS, have publicly expressed their disapproval.

For gamers, they can’t do much but wait and the same goes for Project Restart. On Wednesday, in an interview with former Charlton teammate Stuart Fleetwood on Instagram, Elliot confirmed that they had not yet heard of a return to training at their Benton base.

Warning from Methven

The co-owner of Sunderland AFC has issued a warning to potential new owners of Newcastle United.

Charlie Methven helped negotiate a takeover from the fierce Magpies’ rivals in May 2018, who saw the businessman acquire 6% of the club and assume the role of executive director.



Sunderland director Charlie Methven
Sunderland director Charlie Methven

However, he resigned from his post in December of last year following mounting pressure from fans against the owners of the Black Cats.

Methven remains a shareholder in the club and has warned potential future owners of Newcastle United that they must prepare for the review that accompanies a takeover.

Ameobi on the Longstaff contract

Shola Ameobi insists that Newcastle United give Matty Longstaff a new contract.

The 20-year-old midfielder is out of contract next month and there is at least one Serie A team waiting behind the scenes to pocket the player for £ 400,000.



Matty Longstaff smiles
Matty Longstaff smiles

Officials postponed discussions with Longstaff during the lockdown, but the player had heard nothing from the meeting room just before the season was suspended.

Carrick’s departure

At the back of the Newcastle United Academy records is a team photo that includes a player who would play for England at the World Cup and raise the Champions League with Manchester United.



Alan Shearer and Michael Carrick inaugurate the new 3G pitch of the Wallsend Boys Clubs
Alan Shearer and Michael Carrick inaugurate the new 3G pitch of the Wallsend Boys Clubs

The Magpies didn’t know it at the time, but they had a young midfielder who would increase the £ 22 million transfer fee and don West West, Tottenham Hotspur and Red Devils jerseys in the Premier League.

But at 15, he left the club’s youth system and never returned.

Let’s go over the memories of the youth teams

After knocking politely on the door, Elton John entered the distant locker room of Vicarage Road with a few bottles of champagne.

The group of already delirious teenagers inside could hardly believe it. It was May 1985 and these Newcastle United players had only received their FA Youth Cup winning tankards a few minutes earlier. Now they were shaking hands with Rocket Man, who also owned the Watford Football Club.

Suddenly, Paul Gascoigne escaped from the bath: “Elton! Elton! Give us a song! Gascoigne had a man of the game in the 4-1 victory over the Hornets; a few years later, he would return from Italy 90 a superstar.



Joe Allon and Paul Gascoigne holding the FA Youth Cup. in 1985
Newcastle United Juniors Team Group photo 1985. Joe Allon and Paul Gascoigne holding the FA Youth Cup. May 11, 1985.

But Gascoigne would be the first to admit that the Magpies would not have won the Youth Cup with 11 Gazzas. Indeed, if you sit with him today, you can bet that the 52-year-old can still recite the names of the guys he played with – from Kevin Scott and Jeff Wrightson to Brian Tinnion and Ian Bogie.

Gascoigne and Joe Allon may have scored most of the team’s goals, but the latter, who pursued his dream of wearing the Newcastle jersey # 9, admits they were “just two good players in an incredible team of guys. “

Script for objective 4?

Kuno Becker, who played Santiago Munez in the Goal! franchise, revealed that he wrote a script for a fourth film.

The first film traced Munez’s journey from illegal immigration to the United States until Newcastle United signed to the Premier League, when he broadcast the club, the area and its facilities to a global audience.



Kuno Becker starred in the feature film Goal! at Newcastle United, 2005
Kuno Becker starred in the feature film Goal! at Newcastle United, 2005

The second film saw Munez joining Real Madrid and rubbing shoulders with the “Galacticos,” but the third film, which saw Munez missing the 2006 World Cup with Mexico, collapsed at the Box Office.

New PL rules

The Council of the International Football Association will allow teams to make five replacements per game after returning from football.

This decision aims to help the camps returning from the break imposed by the coronavirus and will take effect immediately.



The Heads up campaign logo is visible before the Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool FC at Carrow Road on February 15, 2020 in Norwich, United Kingdom
The Heads up campaign logo is visible before the Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool FC at Carrow Road on February 15, 2020 in Norwich, United Kingdom

It will be allowed to be used in competitions which are scheduled to be completed this year by December 31, and although temporary for the time being, FIFA has declared that it will assess it with the IFAB if it should be extended until 2021.

Teams will be limited to three occasions during matches to make substitutions – as well as half-time – in order to avoid unnecessary stoppages, confirmed the IFAB.

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