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Nonsense From Saudi Arabian Officials Can Only Jeopardize Newcastle Takeover


The Mail yesterday reported about a letter they had seen from Saudi Arabia’s minister of commerce, Dr. Majid Bin Abdullah Al Qasabi.

He is also on the Public Investment Fund (PIF) board, which is funding 80% of the £300M takeover attempt – led by Amanda Staveley.

Over the last year or so, the Saudis have refused to legally deal with the piracy of beIN Sports Premier League games by Saudi station beoutQ

That has been one of the stumbling blocks of the Newcastle takeover.

But after the WTO report was released they have said they will cut down on any theft of Intellectual Property in the Kingdom and beoutQ (as contrasted to beIN Sports) is not currently broadcasting any Premier League games.

But now they have really put their foot in it by claiming that they have received no complaints about the pirating of Premier League games, and in general, theft of Intellectual Property and that it’s so easy to lodge a complaint.

In short – give me a break.

This is what Saudi Arabia’s minister of commerce, Dr. Majid Bin Abdullah Al Qasabi (shown above), has written:

“No evidence of civil or criminal copyright violation at all has been provided to the Saudi authorities responsible for enforcing intellectual property rights in Saudi Arabia.”

“We want to confirm how simple and transparent our process is for submitting information and claims regarding the protection of intellectual property.”

“In order to raise an intellectual property issue in Saudi Arabia, a right holder only needs to send an email to the responsible authorities.”

“The Panel rejected claims that our Government supported the alleged copyright piracy and the Panel did not find that any copyright pirate was based on our territory.” 

That last paragraph is not exactly true, and the Premier League are not exactly pleased with the letter.

But this kind of nonsense from Saudi Arabia officials is not helpful, as we wait and wait for the approval from the Premier League to come through.

If indeed it will eventually come through.

Shame on them if they block the deal.

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320 comments so far

  • G

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #1

    Is that the sound of the wheel falling off?

    6
  • DaveD1000

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #2

    The email address thing was at least a month ago

    8
  • Northumbrian

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #3

    About time the Saudis started talking to each other.

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #4

    rehashed click bait made into something it isn’t

    7
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #5

    G

    CLUNK CLUNK CLUNK

    Down the relegation road we go!

    So if the Saudis are making public statements that they AREN’T dealing with piracy, what’s the latsst excuse for the delay?

    Oh wait, that’s right there IS no delay. Shearer and Linker clearly know nothing about football and this is all just standard practice…

    Erm lol

    3
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #6

    tell me the vegans post isnt a wind up?

    shit talking about Shearer if this isn’t damming evidence to go with everything else i don’t know what is

    14
  • c-dog

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #7

    Looks legit. The PL not doing their job

    0
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #8

    Mund

    Look up “tongue in cheek”

    I adore Shearer. He’s the reason I support the club. And Lineker is one of the most gracious players to ever set foot on a pitch. He went his whole career without picking up a single card. What a gent.

    2
  • lochinvar

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #9

    So paperwork for the takeover is being passed around then. Who writes that garbage ?
    Anyway more passes than we had in the first half last night.

    6
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Lochinvar

    I believe we have Saint Caulkin to thank; the ITK who doesn’t appear to know anything that isn’t in the public domain…

    3
  • Assassins Inc

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #12

    Richard Masters good old Londoner, hates the north as we all speak funny.
    Surrounded by chums on the board of southerners probably, Richard Masters “ I cant believe that this northern team will become the most funded club in the world, this is a travesty against us southern folk, scoff scoff scoff, any more tea Lady with the tea.

    7
  • c-dog

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #13

    The leaders across the country have shown themselves utterly incompetent to the point where we should consider exile. Looks like leadership in the PL is no better.

    6
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #14

    KV

    Are you a flat-earther? Random Q i know, just wondered?

    6
  • toon22

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Who would have guessed all those month ago
    During the height of the pandemic, with no footy and all the shops closed
    That this years “sale” would pan out exactly the same as all the other “sales”

    7
  • toon22

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Gothmog’s Pyjamas

    Dont like the message so try and discredit ?
    Never seen that tactic before

    Who do you think he will pretend to sell the club to next time ?

    2
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #17

    All the other sales would of been like a fart in the wind compared to this one

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #18

    Frog

    Eh? What message?

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #19

    GP

    He is saying he is reading between the lines and you are PR lol

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #20

    Isnt that what toon22 does tho? If you dont agree with him he calls you a shill to discredit you?

    2
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #21

    stayinginn
    @stayinginn1
    #nufc KSA are today at the WTO dispute settlement body asking for the opportunity to remedy confidentiallity breach and leaks made by the guardian and Financial Times – referencing Newcastle takeover also maybe this could help the IP stuff?

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #22

    GP

    Do you really think he has any power to discredit anyone?

    I didn’t even think about supposed PR hanging round blogs until the frog said it

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #23

    Easy peasy lemon squeezy when you know how

    Anybody checked them out ?

    McLaren Group has secured a £150million financing facility from the National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) in a move that will ease its current cashflow concerns.
    Mumtalakat, the Bahrain sovereign wealth fund, owns 56% of McLaren Group and also holds just over 44% of the NBB.

    2
  • toon22

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #24
  • toon22

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #25
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #26

    GP

    Erm no mate I’m not. Are you getting at something here? It reads like you are trying to set up to besmirch me to be honest. Not sure why.

    0
  • toon22

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #27

    Sports Direct Panned Over PR Firm Ownership After Ashley Gaffes

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-22/sports-direct-panned-over-pr-firm-ownership-after-ashley-gaffes

    Iirc hes “sold” those shares since
    Yeh right

    3
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #28

    Mund

    Thanks for the link mate. Seems to confirm that the Saudis are standing their ground and denying responsibility for the piracy. Seems like an odd move if they are trying to appease PL board.

    1
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #30

    KV

    Not at all, was a convo i was going to get into but no biggie..

    1
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #31

    toon22

    we all know who Keith Bishop is, he’s been sat next to Tubbs at plenty of matches in the past with charnley and the other one.

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #32

    Haha oh vegan so you believe that link but not any others lol

    WUM DIBBY WUM WUM

    8
  • Northumbrian

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #33

    Scwumberland are a good team to support I hear.

    1
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 29, 2020 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #34

    Northumbrian

    They do seem further along in the process to refund the fans money from missing games than we are for sure!

    0
  • neverbeento wembly

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #35

    I really believe PL is anti Newcastle, as a supporter for over 65 years when I look back the PL has never done NUFC any favours. As a kid I was heartbroken when they fiddled with rules allowing George Eastham to go to Arsenal. Since then the number of Mon night & mid week games scheduled to teams at far end of country making it hard for fans travel is astounding. I thought the biggest insult was 13 years ago when they approved fatty Ashley as an owner(he should be in jail) but I have been proved wrong when they have taken over 20 weeks to try & keep him there & stop a chance for advancement. The bosses at P.L. should be investigated or fired. Look at all the dealings in the world the would be owners of Newcastle are involved with including many Govts & only the one with NUFC is under such scrutiny WHY?

    20
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #36

    GP

    Okay then. Very odd question out of the blue and one that certainly looked like it was aimed at accusing me of being deluded but I’m sure your intentions were pure.

    Do you agree that these statements are likely to indicate that the Saudis are not aiming to appease the PL, as we have been told?

    3
  • Dagwoodz

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #37

    Mund,

    It’s just confirmation bias. But he can’t see it.

    1
  • JohnReese

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #38

    KV, genuine question, when you’re not sleeping are you ever not on the blog? I go away for a few hours and when I have a look you’re still on here making the same points for the 1000th time over the past week.

    12
  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #39

    KVeeg…….@26. ‘ Besmirch ‘ Nice word made me chuckle.

    1
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #40

    KV

    Tbh i havent really looked into it properly, think i have takeover fatigue, think i remember Ben Jacobs doing a good thread on this but havent dug it out.

    who really knows tho, as is always the case it seems.

    0
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