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Another Sky Sports Journalist Responds To BZG Statement And Defends Peter Redding

Pete Graves of Sky Sports has issued a defense of Peter Redding yesterday when Keith Downie kind of called into question his honesty.

Yesterday Keith had sent tweeted out responses to fan questions about why Sky Sports was not reporting on the statement BZG issued through Peter Redding. Downie at first simply responded “I don’t believe it”.

When pressed on what he did not exactly believe, and given a list of options which included the reliability of Capital Radio UAE’s Peter Redding, Keith responded with the affirmative on the questionable reliability of Redding.

After it was pointed out that in the past his colleague Pete Graves had vouched for Peter’s credibility, Keith did not provide a particular response to that bit of information.

Well the fan on Twitter got this information to Pete Graves who was compelled to give a diplomatic response which defended Peter Redding without referencing his colleague.

Peter Graves again tweeted on the issue this morning when asked if he had any further information. The fan also made the statement that this was the “worst summer” ever. Though, we believe it is right now a toss up with the summer of 2009.

Here Peter is recognizing sources in Dubai being “adamant” that this deal is happening. However, he also says sources outside of Dubai are “advising extreme caution”.

We can see why some journalists are hesitant to report on this proposed takeover. It seems like the sources are in complete opposite ends of the spectrum on what is really going on.

This could all be cleared up, or at least the rot slowed, if Mike Ashley would just communicate. But he is just loathe to do any of that with Newcastle, though we noticed he was effusive in his praise about top executive Karen Byers when she left Sports Direct.

That’s because he cares about the image of Sports Direct and is accountable to their customers and shareholders. He doesn’t remotely seem to care about the image or the fans of Newcastle United.

We agree with Peter though, this has been a very weird summer.

18 comments so far

  • c-dog

    Jul 9, 2019 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #1

    Bruce would be a fitting punishment for everyone who has has purchased a season ticket

  • c-dog

    Jul 9, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #2

    Can anybody vouch for BZG?

  • toon kk

    Jul 9, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #3

    It’s a con MA is paying third party’s to use their name as potential buyers imo.
    Why sell a gold mine with a fan base who have accepted mediocre as the norm.

  • Markaccus

    Jul 9, 2019 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Step one… Use a dormant account from 2011 to pretend to be BZG

    Step two… Realise you were rumbled within 20 microseconds.

    Step three…. Create a brand new, even more obvious fake account pretending to be “the real” bzg

    Step four…. Reevaluate your life after realising what a sad insignificant waste of carbon and water you are.

    Step five… Realise there is no hope for you at all, and hang yourself in your parents loft.

  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 9, 2019 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #5


    Fake Sheikh

    6m6 minutes ago

    This was an excercise to prove how easy it is for someone to make up absolute bollocks on Twitter. 64k impressions in two hours after 10 minutes spent changing a twitter account

    Don’t believe a word of what’s on here until it’s picked up by reputable journalists and news sources

  • Foggy Hall to Timbuktu

    Jul 9, 2019 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Does anyone else think that Bruce wouldn’t come to us?

    He wont be stupid enough imho.

    He knows what the fans think of him and everything that is going on. The job is a poison chalice at the mo.

  • barkel

    Jul 9, 2019 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #7

    for anyone that’s interested, this appears to be the official BZG twitter account https://twitter.com/binzayed_group and unsurprisingly there’s no mention of NUFC

  • naptoon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #8

    Listen to ya buddy Dubai. Lol.

  • mac the jaffrey

    Jul 9, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Glad that’s cleared that one up then.

    Steve Bruce and likely relegation it is then.

  • barkel

    Jul 9, 2019 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #10

    .. or maybe a part of it

    I don’t know, stupid t/fakeover

  • toon kk

    Jul 9, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #11

    52 thousand will pack into SJP for the privilege of watching relegation football, I’ll garentee it.

  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 9, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #12

    barkel, that’s an Egyptian Company, nowt to do with Dubai.

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 9, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Bin Zayed Group Dubai
    18m18 minutes ago
    No, we will not be appointing Steve Bruce as #NUFC manager should we complete the takeover. We actually want to succeed.


  • MarkBro

    Jul 9, 2019 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Steve Bruce will justify what everyone has been saying about Ashley in the last 12yrs.

    From Rafa to Bruce. Is this a Pishtake?

    Can we all stop the twitter shoite?

  • Our Toon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #15

    For Bruce to even be considered is a clear indication that there is no takeover. I dont get all the clamour for information, in a week or 2 it’ll become crystal clear that the club remains unsold and a few weeks later 52k turn up for arsenal

    Normal service will resume!!

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 9, 2019 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Mikey says it would not half help if the Sheik talked to him instead of this radio geezer.

    Mikey’s heard nowt since the two week deadline and as soon as Pardew says yes to the new 10 year deal he’s offered him he’s pulling the plug on the deal.

    Haway man… we finished 5th under Pardew last time and that was after selling AC.

    Don’t shoot the messenger.

  • lochinvar

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #17

    everyone forgetting the statement that NUFC wanted to recruit a manager ” currently out of work” with ” premier league experience”

    Charnley won’t pay compo to other clubs as it effects his bonus
    Arteta at Man City – too expensive
    Steve Bruce – in a job and would need compo to Sheffield Wednesday

    read between the lines….” currently out of work” with ” premier league experience” and look at where the clever money is going on the bets

  • sickandtired

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #18

    So, Peter Graves, the same guy who rubbished the first takeover leak on Twitter from a guy in Dubai. Not much hypocrisy is there!


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