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Sky Reporter Gives Take On BZG Statement

There has been no reporting from either Sky Sports or the Chronicle about Peter Redding’s alleged statements from BZG. The statement has however been reported in the Sun and in outlets in Dubai among others.

After being asked on Twitter why there has been no reports of the BZG statement, Keith Downie of Sky Sports simply stated the following:

When questioned on Twitter about the statement at least being worthy of reporting whether true of false, Keith responded with:

He then goes further and asserts that he does not believe the statement because Peter Redding and the avenue used are unreliable:

When further pressed and asked what exactly he doesn’t believe, whether the statement is not from BZG or if BZG are lying, he clarified his initial statement with:

Many Newcastle supporters will feel exactly as Keith Downie does that releasing a statement like this, in this format, is very questionable. However the complete silence by Sky Sports and the Chronicle are very strange to say the least.

Also, I don’t think you want to go by the credo that you will only report what you believe to be true. That is for the audience to decide. And if your network is constantly trotting out the likes of Dennis Wise to pump up Mike Ashley, then you may not be following that credo too well.

149 comments so far

  • toon22

    Jul 8, 2019 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #1

    We want Jabba gone regardless now

  • HarryConkers

    Jul 8, 2019 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Sky taking the hump that they didn’t get first dibs…

  • barkel

    Jul 8, 2019 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #3

    Is it not his job to answer the question he asked!?

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 8, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Keith Downie who now follows the source he doubts?

    The man has the personality and intelligence of yoghurt.

    It’s a bizarre way to release any news but if it meant the end of the Tapeworm I would take information in any form at all.

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 8, 2019 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Sky upset that after giving their pal a free ride he didn’t give them any exclusives over Rafa.

    Boo hoo

  • naptoon

    Jul 8, 2019 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #6

    Twatter sum random guy emailed capital desert sands or whatever it is.

  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 8, 2019 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #7

    Just as Ashley feels he is a law unto himself then the BZG guys obviously feel they can say what they want however unconventional .
    I can’t imagine those statements were fictitious or they would have been refuted by now and I think Fatash has met his match here in the ducking and diving arena.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 8, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #8

    Lee Charnley

    Follow @bin_oil

    I can confirm that talk between @nufc and #BNZ are going really well, mostly down to not having had any yet

  • naptoon

    Jul 8, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #9

    The major outlets seem to be hard against this redding bloke.

  • Return of the Geordi

    Jul 8, 2019 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #10

    Didn’t Peter Graves at Sky have a go at him on Twitter saying that Peter Reading was a reliable journalist

  • Mag82

    Jul 8, 2019 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Been reading the blog on and off since 2009 and often enjoy the craik in the comments section… just wanted to chime in and say hi.

    Season ticket holder till 2008/09, but Joe Kinnear was the straw that broke the camels back for me, early on in the reign of the FCB.

    Like many on here, my emotions have been toyed with far too much over the last 10 years with regards to takeovers and fakeovers…

    This one does feel different, just really hope im not setting myself up for another dissapointment.

    Really we hope we fine out one way or the other within the next few days, but i am truly hopful of a positive outcome. I am by no means an ITK, just got a positive feeling in my gut.

  • toon22

    Jul 8, 2019 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #12

    It’s blatant bollix

  • Toon222

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #13


    How’d u think i feel when i c the fat slob sitn beside the other fat slob on matchday


  • Asi Fish

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Worst case – Red Light:
    We r not taken over due to the most elaborate smoke & mirrors event or dedicated goal post moving. No proper manager until transfer window nearly closed and some last minute panic buys. Relegation looms whilst the season is unbearable and we r up for sale again in Jan. Blog is inhospitable and everyone cries!

    Best case – Green Light:
    Takeover, new manager, massive pot o gold, new amazing players, awesome season. Win something. Blog is the best. Everyone cries for joy!

    With MA at the helm of this sinking vessel I just can’t believe in green light……please let me be wrong

  • Kamakazeee

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #15

    Why would they release anything to the main stream media here? Since they released the last two statements to the media over here, they’ve done nothing but say the contents was untrue. Basically calling them liars.

  • naptoon

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Got to be bollix amazed if it turns out this redding is in the kna, as they say … does seem weird that ssn reporter stood outside sjp … whoever told him to go thinking summick mite be happening must’ve been taking the urine ….
    Graves get yourself upto sjp and ask if there’s owt happening on takeover front …. while your there ask If we can borrow a skirting board ladder (snigger)
    12 hrs later
    What dya mean you’ve been stood there all day and nowts happened ….. redding on twitter said it was finalised (snigger)

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #17


    Why are you punishing us with it?

    What did we do wrong?

  • Mund

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #18

    There must be an end to this nightmare soon, surely. My head is farting. One minute I feel great about things and the next I feel like crap about it. I just want an end to this torture one way or the other.

  • naptoon

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Got graves and downiest mixed up it’s downie outside sjp ha

  • Toon222

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #20


    Cos i kno it gets 2 bishops associates aka jib, yorky, jane, kay

    Dont mean 2 get 2 genuine nufc fans as we’re all stuck with this crap 2gether

    Would love to see pics like this plastered everywhere around st james park on match day, it would really sicken every1 and maybe push them towards boycotting


  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #21


    Evil genius you’d clear the toon with a few giant posters of that.

    I just think it would look better if he was on fire or something

  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #22

    I’m with you there, always get them mixed up, is one a toon fan that’s meant to be on our side but sometimes seems to be up Ashley’s arse and the other an Ashley fan that seems to have his head stuck up the toon’s bum?

  • Toon222

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #23


    Lmao now that would b funny

    So fcuking frustrating supporting the toon

    Gonna watch a movie here wey the better half, goodnight

    Dont forget

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #24


    Enjoy mate.


  • #BleachTheLeech

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #26

    Give it a like and retweet lads

  • #BleachTheLeech

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #27

    Let’s get the message out there.

    Release of a joint statement tomorrow at 19:00

  • AshLIE is a Joker

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #28

    Retweeted lad!

  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #29

    I hope you’re a new poster, that’s a great idea, that picture with boycott Arsenal stuck on every metro window, bus window, bus stop, it needs funding though and it needs volunteers to make sure they get stuck everywhere, in fact that picture along with him sticking his fingers up, his most sneering pose, which there are many, even his ridiculous jeans. I think if this takeover is finally called off then people will wake up. The shambles that is engulfing us right now, is hopefully only pointing to one thing and that is a deal isn’t far away, I can’t possibly see how it’s in his interests to carry on behaving like this and stringing this thing along if there wasn’t a takeover or a complete fire sale to claw half is asking price back then get the rest in parachute payments while we sunk in to league one, is he willing to to that to his reputation is a different matter, something has to give.

  • Nedders

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #30

    This is utterly fcuking absurd. How can the club repeatedly refuse to talk? Why have “reporters” supplanted actual journalists, so no-one in the media has 1) the balls, 2) the intelligence and 3) the contacts to get an answer? How has nobody confronted Charnley, Ashley, the FA, the PL for some kind of comment? You cannot just repeat “no comment”, it’s not fcuking parliament for chrissakes.

    Mansour came in, dealt with Thaksin, nothing was particularly private or “no comment”, they agreed a price, bought Robinho then completed everything three weeks later. Our club is an absolute disgusting, abysmal, abhorrent disgrace. Lee Charnley should be hauled from his house in chains and made to talk. Ashley should be banned from buying businesses, an embargo should be placed on him; the Debenhams debacle is utterly vomit-inducing. And there is NOT ONE PEEP from the FA, or the Premier League. We have to suffer the utter embarrassment of selling our top scorer for £30m, but have absolutely NO intention of replacing him.

    I do not understand in the slightest how it’s allowed. If I had the time and a press badge I’d be either at St. George’s, St. James or St. Peter’s Gates banging on doors demanding answers. “No Comment” simply doesn’t wash – THE CLUB CAN SAY THERE’S AN NDA IN PLACE AND ARE THEREFORE NOT AT LIBERTY TO DISCUSS DETAILS. They can admit to being in a potential takeover, they can state recruitment of both players and managers is paused until it’s resolved.

    They do NOT have to say “no comment”. They do NOT have to stay silent. NOTHING precludes them from comment – they are just easily able to do so because there are NO competent journalists and NO authorities making them speak.

    I hate this club. I couldn’t give a toss who comes in, I’m not following this club ’til FatAsh takes his cancerous, leeching, slobbering self away from this place, with his pet Penfold.

  • clinath@ed

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #31

    Not on Twitter lads, what does it say?

  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #32

    Why aren’t you tying in with TMG, we’re all supposed to be in this together, the problem is, with so many splinter groups we are not united, 17 minutes, 59 minutes, 69, minutes, full boycott etc

  • clinath@ed

    Jul 8, 2019 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #33

    That hurts Nedders, but I’m afraid I have to agree

  • jane

    Jul 8, 2019 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #34

    “Cos i kno it gets 2 bishops associates aka jib, yorky, jane, kay”

    how pathetic

  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 8, 2019 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #35

    What has he got on people when the likes of Kevin Nolan are making sickening interviews like that a few weeks after saying he should be gone, he’s either got photo’s of skeletons in the past or he’s paying some serious gangsters to threaten people, who knows, htf could KN come up with so much bollorx???

  • clinath@ed

    Jul 8, 2019 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #36

    They’ll say anything to get a rise, the more outlandish the bigger the response.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 8, 2019 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #37

    Mikey wants to know if he can join the Boycott.

    He loved him when he saw him smash that 100 off 42 balls against the Aussies at Lords.

    Proper Boycott was our Geoffrey.

    Mikey will join him anywhere for a knees up.

    Where is it?

  • kev1664

    Jul 8, 2019 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #38


    Looks like we’re onto Barbers after dentists and radio hosts.

  • Toon Cat

    Jul 8, 2019 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #39

    I don’t know the truth of the takeover. None of us do. But lets assume for one moment the BZG are not pathological liarss intent on trashing any reputation they have by fronting an elaborate Ashley fakeover to fool fans. Lets assume they’re genuine.

    Given all the negative press and sly smears being fed to Ashley-friendly journos in the UK how do they respond. How do they reassure the fanbase they want to build a relationship with ?

    Well not by giving exclusives to the Chron or Sky or the rest of Ashleys press mates. The ones who have been slagging them off and would spin anything said to suit Ashley.

    Why wouldnt they use a local man they trust (Redding) to relay their reassurance on Twitter direct to the fans. Setting the record straight. Cutting down Ashleys wriggle room. Thats how its done these days. Direct through social media. Not via tired old hacks.

    It’s clever on their part. To play Ashleys game by his rules wouldn’t be.

  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 8, 2019 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #40

    Bills Son Is Back,
    I bet this negativity towards Mike Ashley is breaking your heart, you say you can’t wait to see the back of him but just can’t let him go, I bet you’re sitting in your Lonsdale pj’s right now drinking from your SD mug,violently shaking and wondering when you’re ever going to leave a sensible post again!


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