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Chronicle Writer Responds To Silence On BZG Statement


Mark Douglas has responded to criticism of the Chronicle’s silence yesterday on the statements issued by BZG through Capital Radio’s Peter Redding.

Yesterday, it was Keith Downie who had responded about Sky Sports’ lack of coverage.

Here is a series of tweets from Mark Douglas:

This is excellent from Mark Douglas and a response from the Chronicle was necessary at this point. Mark is pointing out that he has contacted BZG but has yet to hear back from them.

He was also very respectful to Peter Redding, who released the statement on Twitter. Mark emphasizes that he has his doubts as the information is not really new and the avenue chosen was very unorthodox.

The Chronicle is still maintaining that the owner’s and director’s test has yet to occur which contradicts the statement released yesterday.

Mark Douglas is absolutely correct though that the state of this club at the moment is of paramount importance. Newcastle, with just a month left before the transfer window slams shut, have made no signings and have no manager.

They are the only club in the Premier League in this predicament and the people who run this club must be held to account.

Mark also did respond in regards to the silence from Newcastle with the following tweet.


Newcastle United, it’s fans, and those who cover the club are in a state of disunity right now.

This duality at Newcastle is furthered by a club that continues to run in complete silence.

Fans are at odds with each other about boycotts and renewing season tickets.

Fans and journalists are divided on the state and legitimacy of the takeover.

This is a state that has been inflicted by Mike Ashley’s refusal to treat the fans with any amount of respect.

A simple statement would resolve some of the growing discontent and confusion surrounding this club.

Meanwhile, this club is in serious threat of relegation as they continue to fall further and further behind. If they don’t act soon this fall could be fatal.


289 comments so far

  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #121

    Pete Graves
    ?Verified account @PeteGravesSky

    Pete Graves Retweeted chris

    Problem: sources in Dubai adamant it’s happening. Numerous sources outside Dubai advising extreme caution. Journos afraid to be burned (again). Can’t blame press for not reporting if not 100% sure. Abuse for getting things wrong is toxic. Weirdest summer ever. #nufc #NUFCTakeover

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  • geordietom

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #122

    yep . Charlie you got in one mate …

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #123

    You’d be forgiven for thinking that maybe BZG just aren’t capable.

    To be honest we now have far more pressing business to take care of.

    We need a manager and 4 quality signings, that’s it.

    These pair of knuckleheads aren’t gonna reach an agreement in time to do anything other than f@ck the club right up.

    One of them, needs to call time on it, so we can focus on putting a half decent side on the paddock, because right now we are a joke. .

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #124

    nedders, he’s not interested in selling games, he wants the brand which is very well known to gamers so he can set up e-sports stadia inside his Tat Direct emporia.

    e-sports’ popularity is growing, but the money isn’t in having kids sat in their bedrooms competing on PUBG or RocketLeague, it’s getting them to come together and compete in Leagues.

    This is what Ashley is counting on and this is also why Garry Cook (now Chairman of Gfinity) was at SJP in January.

    No point ranting on a subject you know nowt about, fella.

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  • Dubs Left Glove

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #125

    Chopperwatch, G-MAOL is now in Luton. Landed 15 mins ago.

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  • naptoon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #126

    4 quality signings to stand still … 4 out already, Perez, diame, Rondon, Kennedy, plus probs Hayden, Gayle and a defender. It’s a frigging nightmare do the perm have a 5 a side league.

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  • naptoon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #127

    Prem

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #128

    There is a reason Ashley wont deny or confirm anything, it covers his back a little if anything goes wrong. He can always deny or confirm after the fact so he doesn’t get potentially caught out by his own statements.

    There is a reason BZG are releasing stuff through a local radio station, and not through more legitimate channels. My guess is it’s for the same reason. Its credible enough to shut some of the fans up from drawing too much attention but also not 100% credible so they can deny anything if needs be once this fails.

    Everything I’m reading and hearing screams of two sides covering their backs for when or if things go wrong. Which is very very worrying.

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  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #129

    Rob

    The problem with that is belong is nowt short of a joke to gamers
    They just use twitch
    To get people to us it he will need to attract big names to his shops

    It’s an utter non starter

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  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #130

    Oh and Rob

    Hehe

    You ever used belong ?
    I have

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  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #131

    To Jabba though it’s irrelevant
    He got it for nowt

    We bought it with the transfer budget

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  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #132

    Now you know where all the moneys gone

    😉

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  • captainmarvel

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #133

    If the takeover is genuine there needs to be a declaration from both parties as a matter of urgency. Contingency plans have to be made between the two parties to ensure players can be bought (and sold) and intermediate management put in place otherwise we are heading for a disaster situation..

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #134

    toon22, I never said it made sense mate. Just this was his strategy.

    I know you’ve been sceptical before about the same.

    I obviously hope it fails big time.

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  • Jammy-D

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #135

    Sat in my shop catching up. Mindshaft .. you crack me up … Craaaig david

    For the twitteratti of you out there .. Soccer Sauce has had their day. It must be off!! Haha!

    https://twitter.com/soccer_sauce/status/1148532396997926912?s=21

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  • Jammy-D

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #136

    Say .. not day .. damn you autocorrect

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  • captainmarvel

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #137

    Bickering between ourselves does nothing but create mayhem it’s up to the journalists and fan group leaders to be more vocal instead of writing baseless articles (guessing).

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  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #138

    Captainmarvel

    We’ve had no trouble selling people

    😉

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  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #139

    Hiya captain

    Who do you think he will pretend to sell us to next time ?

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  • naptoon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #141

    If only the purchasing team were as good as the sales team we would be mint.

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  • mac the jaffrey

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #142

    Dunno what to make of this, account created 2011 so would be some amazing forward planning for a wind up

    https://twitter.com/binzayedeu/status/1148538017914793984?s=21

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  • beefman13

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #143

    No manager coming in until the Sheikhover, why would you bring in a manager when you have new owners coming in, unless it’s who they want as well. Anyway, keep your torches unlit, unless it doesn’t happen then fire them up?!?! “young Frankenstein” haha.

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  • ArtyH

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #144

    New theme tune for the team to run out too. ” Don’t stop believin ” TFCB’s idea of taking the &*&*!

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  • naptoon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #145

    posting from an iPhone more twatter bs I reckon. Surely redding would get the scoop ha.

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  • Blofal

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #146

    mac

    I’m not that savvy with twitter but I think there is only one tweet on that account. Which makes me not believe it.

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  • Foggy Hall to Timbuktu

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #147

    Mac

    Fake account surely.

    Why wouldn’t they release any of the other statements via that account if it was legit.

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  • Foggy Hall to Timbuktu

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #148

    Mac

    And they have spelled his name wrong

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  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #149

    I’m not Twitter savvy but that account was created in 2011, has 5000 followers and is linked to the BZG website. Is that stuff easily faked?

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  • Toon Cat

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #150

    Just visited the hellscape that is Twitter and it’s awash with WUMs, fake ITKs, and clumsily cobbled together spoofs about the nufc takeover. They can’t all be bored kids at this time on a schoolday. Most of them must be (chronologically at least) ‘adults’ with nothing better to do in their lives than try to make strangers on the internet unhappy. I genuinely don’t understand what they get out of it.

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  • Foggy Hall to Timbuktu

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #151

    Captain

    I don’t know the answer to that but I really think that isn’t a legit account.

    Surely, they would have done their other statements through there and someone pointed out they have spelled his name wrong.

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  • naptoon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #152

    It’s a crap website. is inculculated a word cos it’s on their website also posted from iPhone all followers geordies. Pure bollix.

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  • naptoon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #153

    Frigging hell gullibility has taken over the blog again.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #154

    Chaka Khan speaking for us all:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm_cFzVAoo8

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  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #155

    I’ll put these Belgian beauties back in the fridge for now then…..

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  • lesh

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #156

    The BZG statement said it had completed all stages of takeover bid. But BZG can only be considered under the Owner and Director test when an application is submitted and the application is submitted by the club – not the buyer.

    Would anyone be surprised if Ashley, having reluctantly agreed to an offer, used submitting the O and D application as a way of screwing even more out of BZG?

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  • mac the jaffrey

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #157

    Yeah it’s really hard to gauge what’s real and what’s not on Twitter. A real shit storm. People can make claims sound genuine and they’re totally believable, others are clearly not, but like our Saviour of Positivity Captain Amerimag says it was created in 2011 and is directly linked with genuine links, though I would guess that could be done by anyone with the know-how!

    Just wish we’d know either way so the real important business of getting us back on some sort of track of normality can start. Our season at the minute is written off a month before kick off. Makes you clutch at straws!

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  • Foggy Hall to Timbuktu

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #158

    I regularly use twitter.

    However, today seems like a complete shit show feeding frenzy of nonsense. Must be something in the air today!

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #159

    Inculcated is a word. It’s quite old. Means something along the lines of suggested/taught/encouraged. That’s without looking at a dictionary so I may be slightly off, but that’s basically what in means

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  • Moonraker15

    Jul 9, 2019 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #160

    No coach will be hired under Ashley’s ownership. Even if they tried to hire someone, who would come with all the speculation going on. Redfearn will be interim coach with a view to permanent position depending on how deep in the shit we are by October!
    Omg Ashley has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous but looking at all the facts, he MUST be selling up!

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