Sports correspondent John Richardson has issued the following tweet claiming that an official announcement on the Newcastle takeover is imminent.
At last!! Reliable Middle East sources saying the Toon takeover has been given the go ahead. An official announcement is imminent. ??
— John Richardson (@riccosrant) May 20, 2020
Richardson is a NUFC fan and won news reporter of the year at the 2018 British Sports Journalism Awards while writing for the Sunday Mirror.
Needless to say, we are all exhausted with reports of when an announcement will be made. However, Richardson has remained mostly quiet on the takeover until today’s tweet.
The frustration of waiting for the confirmation of the takeover coupled with the excitement of it being close was reflected in the responses to Richardson’s tweet.
You're a brave guy john ?
— Gary Barker ???? (@GazBwwrl) May 20, 2020
For anyone about to give John abuse, please don’t. He’s credible and has been correct about a lot of things. Also, supports NUFC (I think!), wouldnt BS
— ToonFan (@ToonFan14) May 20, 2020
— Sport Washed ??????? (@intheshadows38) May 20, 2020
? be careful with that word IMMINENT John.
— Jason H White ?? (@jason17jhw) May 20, 2020
It's not Bernard is it?
— Rich Webber (@RichWebber85) May 20, 2020
— ShearerShearerShearer (@ash_nufc) May 20, 2020
— Jack (@Jaaack_NUFC) May 20, 2020
Hang on this isn’t like you…
— David Pick (@davidpick1987) May 20, 2020
— Ian Gillespie (@IanRobGill) May 20, 2020
— Alfie Younger (@alfie_younger) May 20, 2020
Sometime next week then, or the week after……….
— Darren Mcardle (@dmcardle89) May 20, 2020