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Journalist Reveals What Premier League’s ‘Appetite’ For Takeover Is

The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards has been somewhat skeptical of this takeover ever coming to fruition. His main area of contention was Mike Ashley’s unwillingness to sell Newcastle United, which has been a massive obstacle in the past.

When news first broke that the Premier League had received paperwork from both Newcastle and the Amanda Staveley-led consortium, Edwards was still very wary as an agreement had not been reached.

There were also reports that the consortium were trying to negotiate the price down due to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. This was a red flag to many fans who just don’t trust Mike Ashley.

Edwards was no different at the time when he tweeted the following.

However, to the surprise of many, Ashley finally relented on his stubborn stance and agreed to sell the club, and for £300m no less. So all seemed well that it was just a matter of time before we could celebrate the end of the Ashley era.

Then the resistance came this past week in the form of letters to the Premier League to block this sale. Both beIN Sports and Amnesty International contacted the league to voice their opposition to Saudi involvement in the EPL for ethical reasons.

These developments put many fans back on edge as it places the Premier League in a somewhat unwinnable position. If they deny this takeover, they could face massive lawsuits from the new ownership group.

If they approve the sale, the opposition is likely to continue and could even intensify.

On Friday, Luke Edwards responded to the recent ‘setbacks’ by sharing what a source of his told him.

This is promising coming from Luke Edwards, who we find to be generally straight and responsible in his reporting. So hopefully, we’ll get some positive news this coming week.

14 comments so far

  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 25, 2020 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #1

    Wow that was a quick 1-2.

  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 25, 2020 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Buses at the speed of light!!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 25, 2020 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #3

    bloody ell, where’s the go faster stripes Neil? 🙂


    Not sure that I’d take being called an a*sehole as an insult, they are after all very useful and essential parts of our anatomy, can you imagine where’d we be without one and as there are allegedly a lot on the blog then they are serving a useful service. 😉

  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 25, 2020 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Like the photo on previous post Ed.

    Neil, everything’s pointing to deal done, yeeha!

  • RobLeenio

    Apr 25, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #5

    That comment from the Reubens is very encouraging. It confirms their involvement for the first time (and that the PIF are involved, incidentally) and confirms that a deal is close, though not complete yet

    Hold onto your hats, there’s a storm coming that’ll rock NUFC to its foundations.

  • wynsleap

    Apr 25, 2020 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #6

    New song at St. James Park? “Nobody likes us but we don’t care”.
    So sorry Millwall.

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 25, 2020 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #7

    I’m still on for start of May Rob.

  • fairscup

    Apr 25, 2020 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #8

    Soon be back to “The Entertainers”

  • geordietom

    Apr 25, 2020 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #9

    EGB …

    cod or haddock ? …

  • geordietom

    Apr 25, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #10

    bus moved again …

  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 25, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #11

    During his last State Visit to the UK The Donald was sitting having a cup of tea with the Queen. He asked her, ” I was wondering Your Majesty if we could become a Kingdom? ” She replied, ” No sir, That would mean you would would have to be a King and you’re not a King.” ” How about a Princedom ?” he then asked. She replied , ” No sir , That would mean you would have to be a Prince and you’re not a Prince.” ” How about an Empire? ” he persisted. ” No sir that would mean you would have to be an Emperor and you’re not an Emperor.” she told him.

    The Queen after taking a sip of tea noticed he was about to speak again so she said to him, ” Having studied your situation carefully Sir I have reached the conclusion that you will definitely have to remain a country!”

  • GhostToon

    Apr 25, 2020 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #12

    Time to turn on the engine thrusters and hyperdrive on the party bus …???

    It must be nearly time for that parasite to sling his hook ?


    Apr 25, 2020 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Fatty Ashley is hated now but imagine if this is his finest spiteful scam ever against Newcastle fans. What if he has an ace up his sleeve & pulls out, keeps the 17m? I keep having these nightmares

  • Phil K

    Apr 30, 2020 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Yes what Edwards is saying makes more sense than most anything Ive heard on the takeover (IF it happens) that Ive heard so far
    THINK – if this fails, we’ll be a laughing stock.
    Which is just what the media want – and what I’d expect of Ashley AND The Premier League


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