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The Sun Still Shines Brightly On Newcastle’s Future – Whatever The Result Of This Takeover



Newcastle fans have been going through significant pain since late March when we were told a takeover attempt led by Amanda Staveley and primarily funded by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, was ongoing and close to completion.

Yes, another one.

It entered the PL’s owners’ and directors’ test on April 7th.

Maybe it will all come to an end next Tuesday when the World Trade Organization (WTO) is expected to issue a 130-page final report stating that Saudi Arabia is behind the pirate satellite TV station beoutQ.

They have been stealing the Premier League streaming of games being broadcast from Qatar-based beIN Sports for some time.

But even if that’s the case, it’s nothing to do with the Public Investment Fund (PIF) run by PIF governor, Yasir Al-Rumayyan, which is part of the deal.

The PIF governor is likely to become the new Newcastle Chairman.

And notice that we have a well-respected and powerful woman in her own right leading the charge in Ms. Staveley.

That also helps to buttress the terrible human rights issues of Saudi Arabia that are being thrown at the takeover attempt.

Again, it has nothing to do with the PIF, other than it’s based in Saudi Arabia.

And the Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) have wisely said they will try their best regarding the human rights issues in the kingdom, or words to that effect.

PIF Governor, Yasir Al-Rumayyan

But governments around the world have turned their backs on what’s been happening in Saudi Arabia.

They include the US and the UK, who both still do business (in arms) with the kingdom, so why should a takeover of a football club be the one to be punished?

There was an article in The Mag yesterday or the day before that I read when I was a bit under the weather (just like the proposed takeover), and there was one line in there that really was classic.

The owners’ and directors’ test is a legal test – not a moral test.

And that isn’t only true and beautifully phrased, but it has to be why the Newcastle takeover will finally go through.

And that, in a nutshell, is the argument Amanda Staveley will make.

There’s news the consortium can pass the current tests in the owners’ and directors’ test, and the PL cannot move the goalposts now, although they may want to consider new rules for future owners.

So we expect the takeover to finally complete in our favor.

If it doesn’t, then Newcastle United have nonetheless had some great worldwide publicity this year.

A city full of passion for football have had their famous football club held back by a mean owner for far too long and want and need a new owner who matches their high ambitions for success.

We are told at least two American groups are only too willing to move in if the Saudi takeover fails, one being the Californian Billionaire Henry Mauriss.

And one last thing the Premier League have to consider if they turn down the current acquisition attempt.

The decision will be appealed by Ms. Staveley, and if that’s not successful, she will likely sue the Premier League on the legality of their decision.

That could technically at least, tie things up for a  long time in the courts.

It’s not an easy choice either way for the Premier League, but they have to make a legal decision and not a moral or emotional one.

That’s why this deal will go through after the Premier League has taken the Newcastle fans through the wringer quite a few times since early April.

But then we will soon become a world-class force in football and be widely known around the world.

So be it.

Comments are welcome.


35 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jun 9, 2020 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #1

    Dr Ed
    A tremendous positive article
    Moaning Minnies please take note

    Bill
    Amanda’s claim is for £720M the reason it is now more than double
    is Barclays pissfarting about.

    7
  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 9, 2020 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Lick Lick Lick.

    4
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #3

    Jib

    There will be a companies house update in the next 5 days, no need to post it, just the accounts thats all.

    2
  • Jib

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #4

    Gothmog’s Pyjamas

    It was posted this morning

    0
  • geordietom

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #5

    MARTOON…

    its stuff of dreams mate 80 grand a month comes to around 960 thousand a year if my math is correct…

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #6

    the document will be up in 5 days

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #7

    Will be interesting to know who the genuine american is that is waiting in the wings – id trust Henry winter that there is another guy and not the dodgy one we have heard about.

    0
  • Jib

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #8

    Gothmog’s Pyjamas
    Stuff does sail over your head doesn’t it ?
    The confirmation statement posted by St James Holdings showed
    that up to yesterday NUFC had not been sold.

    2
  • geordietom

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #9

    do we really want this Mauriss bloke ? as i said yesterday he’s got less money than Ashley i recon he’s a bit like that
    he’s like that Stewart Donald. we will end up like them imo…

    5
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #10

    Jib

    We knew that anyway though, surely that was obvious that we hadnt been sold.

    do you think no-one would mention it if we had been?

    3
  • Jib

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #11

    There’s Joe DaGrossa from NY ex owner of Bordeaux
    or
    James Pallotta from Massachusetts owner of Roma
    who would prefer a PL club

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #12

    tom

    we shouldnt want Mauriss, the story doesnt add up, he isnt a billionaire which would be needed to push us on as we want, too many question marks about him.

    2
  • geordietom

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #13

    correction …
    do we really want this Mauriss bloke ? as i said yesterday he’s got less money than Ashley he’s like that Stewart Donald. we will end up like them imo…

    2
  • simon376

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #14

    Gothmog

    What do you think is going onto companies house, have you heard something?

    0
  • Jib

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #15

    Tom it’s not their personal wealth , it’s their ability to pull a consortium together
    Mauriss’ list of contacts is formidable .

    2
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #16

    Simon

    Its nowt, just the yearly accounts thats all

    0
  • geordietom

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #17

    Gothmog’s …

    thats what i’m saying mate it’ll be like swapping one Ashley for another …

    anyway we are getting the SAUDI’S …

    4
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #18

    There should be questions marks of anyone who is linked to a convicted fraudster and Mike Ashley buddy.

    2
  • geordietom

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #19

    Jib …

    the Saudi’s have done all the spade work mate cant see them giving up on it i’m hoping that once that report off the WTO has been looked at it’ll be all hands to the pump if you get my meaning mate …

    2
  • Jib

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #20

    Gothmog’s Pyjamas

    There should be questions marks of anyone who is linked to a convicted fraudster

    but not a human rights abuser ?

    double values or what ?

    2
  • Moonraker15

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #21

    geordietom
    There’s really only one takeover for us imo! Any others will be a letdown apart from taking forever to complete again!

    2
  • Mattroge

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #22

    Nobody has even heard of this Mauris. Just another Barry Moat lol.

    3
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #23

    Jib

    where did i say that?

    1
  • Jib

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #24

    Mattroge

    Nobody has even heard of this Mauris.
    =
    Mattroge hasn’t even heard of this Mauris.

    1
  • Moonraker15

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #25

    It’s obvious Jib doesn’t want a sale. The Saudis want to invest huge amounts into the club and possibly the city.
    Any others will be doing an Ashley, although probably not as bad; he is the worst owner in the PL by a mile!

    12
  • Moonraker15

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #26

    Jib
    Never mind not long now before your work is done!

    8
  • geordietom

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #27

    Moonraker …

    cant agree with more mate , its not just about getting rid of Ashley ( well it is ) why should we take second best , we’ve been down in bottom end of the league for years now , sick of people putting us down they dont want us Geordies to compete with ” The Big Boys ”…

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #28

    jib …

    howay man every country has human right issues , did the ” BRITISH EMPIRE ” rape India , oh yeah i forgot the Yanks are Squeaky Clean …

    5
  • geordietom

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #29

    how do we know Mauriss didn’t know Epstein 😀

    0
  • Moonraker15

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #30

    geordietom

    I can’t see any way the PL will block the takeover.
    There would be a huge backlash after all the publicity it’s received and I can’t see the Saudis just walking away as it’s a huge slap in the face and the Qataris would be crowing.
    The waiting is painful but maybe it will be all the sweeter for it.
    I just saw 2 magpies when walking the dog! Clutching at straws or what?

    5
  • geordietom

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #31

    Moonraker …

    ive got a massive tree in the garden behind mine mate there’s two sets of magpies nesting in it might be good luck …

    and they wont wont the Qataris getting one over them mate …

    0
  • geordietom

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #32

    bus moved

    0
  • Darnik

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #33

    Moonraker every time I see 2 Magpies I think today’s the day so right there with you lol

    0
  • magicmac54

    Jun 9, 2020 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #34

    Good afternoon GeordieTom, Like i said yesterday Tom there is no other people looking to buy Newcastle apart from the one we have at the moment its total bullshit and Ashley PR, and on thing the frog is correct about beyond doubt is, Ashley has his his PR Mouthpiece on this blog as iam confident you are intelligent enough to have noticed over the years Tom, with luck your confidence in this takeover will be well founded Tom. HWTL

    0
  • JohnJ

    Jun 9, 2020 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #35

    Moonraker15

    Jun 9, 2020 at 11:34 AM
    Comment #30

    I saw six magpies the day we beat Leicester City 7 – 1 at St James’ Park

    12 is wonderful just hope you’d see them when we play on 21st. 🙂

    1


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