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Forget Ashley! AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson almost bought Newcastle!

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has spoken of the time he came close to buying his beloved Newcastle United. Johnson was convinced about helping the club by Jackie Milburn.

He told Absolute Radio: "...it was a bit of a scam really. Jackie Milburn was such a wonderful man and he was just so worried about the way the club was going and he just said 'We've got to get some young blood in here.

"It wasn't so much buying it, Jackie Milburn took me in to see the committee, the Board and he sat down with me and he said 'I'll see you through this' and I was very excited about doing it and then after about halfway through we both looked at each other and be both realised that they wanted me to put in, this was about 1981 or 2, they wanted me to put half a million pound in the club, which at the time was a fortune and for that they were going to make me an honorary board member with no decisions and no say. I realised that it was just a big, big stitch up by these greedy men who wanted more money from some silly pop star dude who would just throw in t it because of his love for the club..."

Johnson was speaking with Russ Williams of Absolute Radio's Rock n' Roll Football. For more, visit absoluteradio.co.uk/football.

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