The January transfer window is less than three months away, which means it is time for another round of takeover rumours at Newcastle.
Two years ago, it was Amanda Staveley, and she was going to ride in on a white horse and abolish the evil of Mike Ashley.
Unfortunately, negotiations ended at a curry house in London.
Last year it was Peter Kenyon, the former Chelsea chief executive, who was leading a consortium that would rid the Toon of Ashley, but, once again, that deal fell through.
So here we are, Autumn 2019, and another takeover story is brewing.
This time the investor behind the move is Kenyon again – Really?
Couldn’t think of anyone more creative?
The story is that Kenyon and his new partners GACP Capital have opened some companies in the US with Newcastle in their name.
These are supposedly the first steps in taking over Newcastle, but Mark Douglas, from the Chronicle, described the moves as low-risk and low-cost and that nothing should be considered serious at this stage.
I am bored of all these stories.
Ashley himself said that whenever a deal is done, it will just be announced no leaking to the press or anything like that.
So, this latest story just smacks of desperation, and I know that plenty of other Toon fans will agree with me.
We don’t believe these stories anymore, too many takeover attempts have failed for us to get excited.