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There Are Lots Of Things To Be Ticked Off – But Newcastle Takeover Will Happen

It’s not a surprise that Newcastle fans are now getting just a little bit sick and tired of any news on the elongated takeover.

The latest takeover attempt was initiated by Ms. Amanda Staveley.

The Yorkshire-born financier was in a London court this week giving evidence on her legal action of suing Barclays Bank for £1.5B, regarding the Manchester City takeover back in 2008.

The owners’ and directors’ test (O&D) takes only three weeks for other big Premier League clubs, but this has now gone past 9 weeks and counting for Newcastle.

This could only happen to Newcastle, as we’ve said before, but we are still hopeful the deal will go through.

We say that because if it is rejected, it will open up a (rather large) can of worms for the Premier League because they are not consistent with their O&D test.

And the test will likely be modified after they allow Newcastle to be acquired.

There has been some massive opposition to the takeover.

And next Wednesday, the  World Trade Organisation (WTO) is expected to rule that Saudi Arabia was behind the illegal pirate streaming of Premier League games by Saudi station beoutQ from Qatar-based beIN Sports.

Ms. Amanda Staveley – arriving at the Barclay Bank hearing last Thursday

Despite all of this, there is news in the Football Insider today the deal will go through.

They have interviewed 45-year-old Noel Whelan, and this is what the former Coventry City striker has told them in an exclusive report:

“A lot of things seem to be cropping up at the minute and no one seems to know what’s going on. I still think it will happen, I do.”

“But I think Mike Ashley just wanted to get the deal done as quickly as possible, get the money in the bank and move on.”

“I think that’s what Newcastle fans and players were hoping as well because you want the new consortium in place for the start of next season.”

“These last remaining games would have given them a bit of time to bed in, have a look at the players that are already there at Newcastle and make their mind up who they want to keep.”

“There’s lots of things that need to happen before the start of next season and the takeover is crucial for both parties to move on and get some clarity to where everyone stands come pre-season next year.”

“It was always going to be one of these where it wasn’t going to happen straight away and it was a formality.”

“There have already been people grumbling about the takeover, other clubs not wanting it to happen and rightly so, because it would put them in the richest club bracket.”

“There’s lots of things that need to be ticked off but I think it will happen.”

“I don’t think it will be one of these takeovers that just dwindles away. I think they’ll push for it.”

Well, we’ve heard all this before – yes – but something has to give soon, and we expect a decision within the next couple of weeks when the Premier League is back in action.

Let’s hope they make the correct decision, based on a legal assessment of the takeover, which is their owners’ and directors’ test.

And that will finally free the Newcastle club and our fans.

We have been locked down, under the hopeless and hapless Mike Ashley for 13 long and painful years.


Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 13, 2020 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #1

    Noel whelan????? They really are interviewing anyone they can get their hands on

  • archaeomag

    Jun 13, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #2

    too much concealer – explains a lot

  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jun 13, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Here’s a proper interview for you!!

    World class spoon bender Uri Geller!!

    “My intuition tells me that the Premier League will find it very difficult to stop. There is no doubt in my mind that it will be sold.

    “My reasoning is very simple. Beside psychic, the British Government has huge contracts with Saudi Arabia so there can’t be some kind of hypocrisy here.

    “I believe Mike Ashley will get his £300m and the club will be sold. I have good feelings about it.”

    “I’m very rarely wrong and I urge the fans to send their positive energy towards the club being sold; to visualise it being sold.”


  • fairscup

    Jun 13, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #4

    Happy birthday Munster – have a gud un.

  • DaveD1000

    Jun 13, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #5

    Didn’t Oori send us some positive energy when Carver was here? or JFK? his mate or agent is a Toon supporter

  • archaeomag

    Jun 13, 2020 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #6

    I predict the Uri gella fella will manifest here; soon.

  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jun 13, 2020 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #7

    I’ve been channeling Uri’s positive energy all lockdown.

    It’s an enlightening state of mind but terrible for tea breaks, all me spoons are fcuked!


  • archaeomag

    Jun 13, 2020 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #8

    @jail good call
    Albert “hoy VAR in the river” – best thing on Total Sport

  • archaeomag

    Jun 13, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #10

    @coming home
    looking the pictures . .
    . . .bit keen on the old red and white headgear these Saudis . . .could be a problem going forward ?

  • c-dog

    Jun 13, 2020 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #11

    My gut is telling me the deal is off

  • archaeomag

    Jun 13, 2020 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #12

    it’s probably just indigestion – have you had a cv19 test?

  • WLtoon

    Jun 13, 2020 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #13

    Good morning all, another dull day,

    Happy Birthday Munster, don,t get too drunk.

  • IrishRob

    Jun 13, 2020 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #14

    My gut is telling me I need to take a shit!

  • archaeomag

    Jun 13, 2020 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #15

    No deal, no football & no court TV . . . . . but Uri Geller is on the case

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 13, 2020 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #16

    WL Toon that is an outrageous irish stereotype


    Me hole! Cheers mate, will certainly have a few later.

  • c-dog

    Jun 13, 2020 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #17


    TooK a whopper dump. Gut still at me. Covid, lack of belief in rulers of country and no takeover all contributing to my dodgy gut.

  • archaeomag

    Jun 13, 2020 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #18

    ??? ah sussed it

  • archaeomag

    Jun 13, 2020 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #19

    ? – why don’t my imithingi ‘kingwork

  • WLtoon

    Jun 13, 2020 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #20

    Hey lads, BUS

  • archaeomag

    Jun 13, 2020 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #21

    like prematch nerves, only for weeks!
    I said somewhere this is like transfer window on acid

  • magicmac54

    Jun 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #22

    MunsterMag, wishing you a very happy birthday, have a good one, no doubt you will enjoy a few beers later. HWTL


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