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Ashley - Better The Devil You Know?
I'm sure the Toon fans are finally learning to live with Mike Ashley - especially after his spending spree in January. Could we have done worse?
Well ... I'm sure we could ... look at Leeds United!
Leeds' owners GFH Capital are in talks to sell the npower Championship club only three months after taking over at Elland Road. The Bahrain-based group completed a protracted sale from former owner Ken Bates in late December for a "bargain" price, but are now in negotiations to sell their stake in LUFC Holdings, the club's parent company, for £7million more than they paid.
"The group has an active plan to sell its stake in LUFC Holdings," Gulf Finance House said in their financial statements for the year ending December 31 2012, released in February. "Subsequent to the year end, [GFH] has commenced negotiations relating to the sale of its stake in LUFC Holdings."
The news brings more instability to the club, whose play-off hopes are hanging by a thread, sitting seven points adrift with eight games to play while manager Neil Warnock has indicated he will leave in the summer if the club are not promoted.
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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