Is a singing fish Newcastle’s new messiah?
Don’t worry, be happy, Toon fans!
Just when you think Newcastle’s situation could not get any funnier they always manage to pull something out of the hat (or should that be river) to sink things to a new low. It now seems that the Magpies’ latest takeover hope is being bankrolled by a singing fish.
Businessman Barry Moat reckons he is close to buying the club. He made his fortune from flogging the popular Big Mouth Billy Bass singing fish toys.
Moat is the former owner of Premier Direct which The Sun claims saw its profits rise by 40 per cent when the singing fish became the must-have Christmas present in 2000.
He sold his shares in the company for £5 million in 2005.