4.50PM Thursday 7th October 2021 "Our understanding is that shares from St James' Park Holdings (Mike Ashley's Company) have been transferred to Amanda Staveley Consortium"
And the rest, as they say, is history!
Cue massive celebrations amongst United fans as thousands headed for the cathedral on the hill for a party.
Mike Ashley had gone. 14 wasted years had finally come to an end. 14 years of the club being run like a sports shop with costs and expenditure cut to the bone. 14 years of a plan that was just about surviving in the Premier League and nothing else. 14 years of no ambition, no hope, no communication, nothing, just pain, frustration and anger.
It's only two days later - yet already we can see how different life is going to be under the new owners. Amanda Staveley seems to have been everywhere, meeting fans, talking to the media and communicating more in just two days than the previous regime did in 14 years.
The atmosphere amongst fans is electric. Words like hope and optimism are being freely used and there are big big smiles on every face I see.
And that's before we even talk about the money. Newcastle United have just become the richest football club on the planet due to the power of the Saudi PIF who nown own 80% of the club.
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