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Boxing Promoter Is Latest Name Linked To Saudi Takeover Of Newcastle



According to a report in the Daily Mail, sporting event promoter Barry Hearn played a role in introducing the parties that make up the Saudi-backed consortium trying to buy Newcastle United.

The claim is that Hearn introduced Amanda Stavely to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s representatives at the Anthony Joshua heavyweight fight against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia last December.

It was this meeting that sparked the Saudi Crown Prince’s Public Investment Fund’s involvement in the £340m takeover attempt of Newcastle.

Hearn’s company Matchroom Sport negotiated the agreement to have Joshua’s title fight in Saudi Arabia. Hearn is also the former owner of Leyton Orient.

If true, it would counter reports that this current takeover has been in the works for months with some claims it stretches back to the summer.

Just yesterday, American entrepreneur Carla DiBello was said to be working with Amanda Stavely on the takeover of Newcastle.

So Hearn is the second person in as many days to be linked to this Saudi-back consortium, albeit in a perfunctory role.

But still, there has been no bid made, and it’s business as usual at Newcastle. Even though reputable outlets like the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg are reporting on this proposed takeover, it doesn’t seem like it’s anywhere close at the moment.


35 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Feb 8, 2020 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #1

    Bullshite bullshite bullshite.
    It ain’t happening lads..move on

    27
  • Reilly

    Feb 8, 2020 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #2

    😆

    0
  • DaveD1000

    Feb 8, 2020 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #3

    it can’t be bullshite it was in the Chronical

    10
  • toon22

    Feb 8, 2020 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Well I believe him

    Hahahahaha

    9
  • toon22

    Feb 8, 2020 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #5

    At least it’s got some comedy value

    Hahahahaha

    6
  • lesh

    Feb 8, 2020 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #6

    Jib

    Many who were protesting against the US intervention into Vietnam, were aware of the history. Many weren’t but it was a time when protesting was the thing to do.

    3
  • Pain in the Blog

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #7

    Lesh, Jib,

    When I was in Ho Chi Minh City a few years ago the Vietnamese obviously referred to the two wars as the ‘French War’ and the ‘American War’. They don’t seem to hold a grudge against either country but they have been at war with the Chinese for many centuries. As far as I could make out, they are still considered the enemy.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #8

    And it’s one, two, three,
    What are we fighting for?
    Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
    Next stop is Vietnam.
    And it’s five, six, seven,
    Open up the pearly gates,
    Well there ain’t no time to wonder why,
    Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.

    6
  • DaveD1000

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Louden Wainright?

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #10

    Country Joe & the Fish!

    1
  • DaveD1000

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #11

    I seem to remember Wainright doing it at a free concert Hyde Park….or am I losing it?

    0
  • DaveD1000

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Sean Longshaft
    @SeanLongshaft97
    Just been reliably informed that Paul Chuckle is acting as one of the intermediaries brokering the deal to buy Newcastle United. My guy is usually spot on with his info so make of it what you will. #ToMe #ToYou #NUFC
    1:23 PM · Feb 8, 2020·Twitter for Android

    8
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #13

    What year was the concert, Dave?

    0
  • Jib

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #14
  • DaveD1000

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #15

    erm dunno there may have been medicinal smarties involved

    3
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Chemically challenged.

    2
  • DaveD1000

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Forgot #nufc

    0
  • IrishRob

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #18

    Now this is a story!! But unfortunately again can he be trusted, does he have a dog in the race, is he friends with Ashley?

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #19

    How tf is Pickford an England GK ?!?!

    3
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #20

    Useless Pickford.

    3
  • IrishRob

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #21

    Anyone gonna talk about the lonstaff tweet??

    1
  • IrishRob

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #22

    *Longstaff

    0
  • DaveD1000

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #23

    Jib
    there seem to be more and more asking that question

    0
  • IrishRob

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #24

    Omfg why are my eyes not working today. Nevermind Longstaff thing is false alarm

    3
  • Jib

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #25

    Great goal Richarlison !!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    0
  • jane

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #26

    IrishRob i thought you were joking i think you could have got away with it.

    3
  • DaveD1000

    Feb 8, 2020 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #27

    IrishRob

    Sorry for that tweet I’m just in one of my daft moods this morning but I did chuckle at it

    1
  • jane

    Feb 8, 2020 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #28

    “IrishRob

    Nov 2, 2019 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Telling a guy with a genius I.Q of 156 …”

    1
  • Jamaal Dubravka

    Feb 8, 2020 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Just finished work lads, any new info?

    0
  • jane

    Feb 8, 2020 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #30

    at least Palace stay below us.

    2
  • AncientC

    Feb 8, 2020 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #31

    I have Richarlison (1 goal) and Calvert-Lewin (1 goal and 1 assist) in my FF. JFA will be looking over his shoulder soon at this rate.

    2
  • lesh

    Feb 8, 2020 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #32

    DaveD1000

    See where you’re coming from with Loudon Wainwright – Feel Like I’m Fixin to Die’s the sort of song one could easily think he’d written.

    1
  • IrishRob

    Feb 8, 2020 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Lol it’s all good dave, took me long enough.

    0
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Feb 8, 2020 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #34

    Public Investment Fund, summer 2020 Rafael, Amada, Bale, Cavani picture, YES I BELIEVE! 100% TRUST, thank you Ashley!

    2
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Feb 8, 2020 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #35

    100% sold, no more frogs!

    1


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