Just like Amanda Staveley before him, Peter Kenyon is a name that as been thrust before Newcastle fan offering hope
Maybe most supporters realistically see these as faint hopes as best when it comes to getting rid of Mike Ashley – but they are hopes nevertheless.
Just like Amanda Staveley a year ago, if there is to be any potential buyout of Newcastle United, Peter Kenyon may well be fronting any bid but it would be others financing it.
The Dubai based National newspaper has given their own update on the latest Newcastle United takeover talk and they have two main claims.
They say that a ‘source’ has told them that Peter Kenyon has so far ‘been unable to raise the required funds to instigate a bid’ for Newcastle United.
Meanwhile, they also claim that their information is that there has been no further interest from Amanda Staveley and her potential backers.
The vast majority of Newcastle fans appear to be looking at the takeover talk as just more of the same, very likely Mike Ashley stirring things up with the help of the likes of Sky Sports, as some kind of PR tool and distraction away from the mess he has made at the club, and indeed House of Fraser and Sports Direct.
With all newspaper reports it is questionable as to what exactly they ever have in terms of inside information, reports like this on are so generalised and impossible to prove/disprove.
One thing that is true, is when one national newspaper says that relegation fears may make any deal all but impossible.
It is not insider knowledge of course, just basic common sense.
It does though bring us back to whether Mike Ashley has indeed got any serious intention of selling the club.
Just like a year ago, you have to think that if he was genuine about a sale, then that would have been made clear as the season closed and a deal could be done which allows new owners to come in and back a manager in the pre-season transfer window.
Buying a club during the season that could be in serious trouble before any repair work could be done in January, is most unlikely, especially when Mike Ashley will be trying to extract every last penny from a sale…if by some miracle he was up for selling this time.
Meanwhile, Rafa Benitez is left to battle on and try to make the best of a bad job. whilst Mike Ashley plays media/PR games.
NEWCASTLE 0 LEICESTER 2
Dubravka, Yedlin (Manquillo 80), Lascelles, Clark, Kenedy, Ritchie (Murphy 65), Diamé, Shelvey, Atsu, Pérez (Muto 69), Joselu
Subs: Schär, Hayden, Darlow, Longstaff
CRYSTAL PALACE 0 NEWCASTLE 0
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie (Atsu 73), Diamé, Shelvey, Kenedy, Pérez (Muto 81), Rondón (Joselu 45)
Subs: Clark, Ki Sung-yueng, Manquillo, Darlow
NEWCASTLE 1 ARSENAL 2 (Clark)
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles (Clark 45), Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie (Muto 79), Hayden, Diamé, Murphy (Kenedy 69), Pérez, Joselu
Subs: Shelvey, Rondón, Manquillo, Dar
MAN CITY 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Yedlin)
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Clark (Murphy 81), Dummett, Kenedy (Atsu 54), Diamé, Ki Sung-yueng, Pérez, Rondón (Joselu 73)
Subs: Muto, Sterry, Darlow, Longstaff
NOTTINGHAM FOR 3 NEWCASTLE 1 (Rondon)
Darlow, Sterry, Schär, Fernandez (Pérez 69), Clark, Atsu, Longstaff, Ki Sung-yueng, Kenedy, Muto (Murphy 77), Joselu (Rondón 82)
Subs: Elliot, Dummett, Diamé, Yedlin
NEWCASTLE 1 CHELSEA 2 (Joselu)
Dubravka, Yedlin, Schär (Muto 79), Fernandez, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Diamé, Ki Sung-yueng, Murphy (Pérez 73), Rondón (Joselu 62)
Subs: Sterry, Darlow, Atsu, Longstaff
CARDIFF 0 NEWCASTLE 0
Dubravka, Manquillo (Hayden 45), Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie (Murphy 70), Shelvey, Diamé, Kenedy, Pérez (Muto 65), Joselu
Subs: Ki Sung-yueng, Rondón, Fernandez, Darlow
NEWCASTLE 1 TOTTENHAM 2 (Joselu)
Dubravka, Yedlin (90+2), Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie (Atsu 69), Shelvey, Diamé, Kenedy, Pérez (Muto 81),Joselu (Rondón 59)
Subs: Ki Sung-yueng, Schär, Manquillo, Darlow