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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

  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #81

    KV

    You mean you THINK that they are PR, not “know” they are, lets keep it factually accurate please.

    To be fair it wouldnt surprise me if there is a KBA presence here somewhere as this type of thing is pretty rife on the net, especially in dodgy companies such as mike ashley owned ones. The Saudi twitter bots are possibly the most extreme in number.

    3
  • JohnReese

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #82

    Gothmog,

    Is it just me or are the people that really seem to disrupt the blog the most, the two who accuse people of being PR constantly? Maybe it’s all reverse psychology..

    8
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #83

    Lesh

    I don’t mate and I know what your saying

    0
  • Great White Hunter

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #84

    Keith Hacket, former PL referee, just wrote in Football Insider what he thought of Lee Mason last night, says he should retire ! Must have read my comment earlier about him !

    2
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #85

    JohnReece

    He teams up with the frog and even the frog thinks he is baloney

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #86

    lesh …

    wor lass wanted to get away after the year she’s had with her health , she’s got her head around not getting away this year mate , yep its a nasty bug hopefully they find a vaccine for it sooner rather than later mate …

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #87

    Mund

    I first posted back in summer 2019 after Bruce ans Joelinton came in. My first post was about Joelinton’s dreadful goalscoring record in Germany and Austria and questioning who decided he was worth £40m. Only started posting regularly just over a month ago, though.

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #88

    mund …

    i’m staying off the Blog for a bit mate cant stand the way , he’s took over the blog…

    4
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #89

    I don’t care

    0
  • WLtoon

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #90

    Afternoon gents, that my first shift out of the way, what a frekin killer, forgot me painkillers.

    Anyway, even more conflicting reports about the takeover. You know what, i would sack every journo that has covered this whole fiasco. They are not fit for purpose.

    6
  • DaveD1000

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #91

    John Reese
    I have said a few times when the Frog isn’t here MA is rarely mentioned 🙂

    2
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #92

    Haha not you Tom it was for the vegan lol

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #93

    Tom

    When the takeover happens he won’t even exist to me anymore

    0
  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #94

    Vegans and communists are in the same camp.
    It’s fine as long as you don’t like food.

    I sa a vegan at a cheese and wine party. She was only there to whine about the cheese.

    6
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #95

    Nobody mentions Ashley more than these 2

    Normally a harmonious place well it felt like it compared to this

    2
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #97

    GP

    I don’t think it would have a bad effect I don’t think they would fail the takeover on insults from the Geordie nation

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  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #98

    that post at 88 went in without me hitting submit …

    was gonna end it with i’ll come on once a day to put my CATCH PHRASE on …

    2
  • Northumbrian

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #99

    Wouldn’t other organizations who are objectors to the takeover put there own PR and shills onto blogs to argue about certain things or people?
    Makes you wonder.

    3
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #100

    GT

    I didn’t answer because it was a ridiculous question and I didn’t feel the need to defend myself against it. If you need me to spell it out, no I don’t hate Geordies.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #101

    CANSSS SOON

    3
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #102

    Northumbrian

    That is an interesting point

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  • Thump

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #103

    Y’know, I just saw the petition and thought “Christ, that’s embarrassing”, but there again we’ve had fans following Global trade disputes due to this whole saga, so stranger things have happened…

    3
  • Northumbrian

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #104

    Mund,, remind you of somebody?

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  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #105

    I’m so much more clued up on stuff I had no idea about because of this takeover and I thought BZG was bad

    0
  • Thump

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #106

    @Northumbrian: That sounds exactly like something somebody who was being paid to shill would say.

    I’m onto you, bonny County.

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #107

    Vegan before i go , when you first came on here you had a go at me from the off saying i was Brainwashing people , then you said my Catch phrase . lost count of how many people youv’e ticked off on here , you said your a monitor on another blog is that a vegan blog ? …

    6
  • Mund

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #108

    Northumbrian

    Certainly does mate

    1
  • Northumbrian

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #109

    GP over one hundred of a two hundredtargetalready, kind of a small target though

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #110

    GP

    If Jib isn’t working for the club how on earth would he have leaked info that only the club has access to? Think about it mate.

    4
  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #111

    even Carltoon lost her rag with him last night …

    hence her post in Caps …

    3
  • JohnReese

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #112

    So who do we go with up front against Bournemouth?

    I thought Carroll looked decent against City with limited service and support, he’s always going to be able to hold it up and could really bully Ake if he’s playing. Joelinton has looked a bit more involved when he’s drifted out wide so perhaps start with him on the left if Ritchie’s still not 100%?

    I’m not sure I could stand Gayle starting after his shocker.

    4
  • Northumbrian

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #113

    Thump, you definitely take me off your list.

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #114

    THE VEGAN HATES GEORDIES …

    6
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #115

    Not seen any money, whos fault? Ashley first, frog will follow, making this blog a much better place for posters.

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #116

    anyway i’m deffo off now . cant be arsed with it anymore …

    1
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #117

    Frog out, me Mad Frog out now!

    1
  • Thump

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #118

    @JohnReese: Carroll and Joelinton for me. Joe wide, give Max and Miggy license to roam and switch places. Hopefully Hayden is back so he can drop deep ahead of the defence.

    1
  • Northumbrian

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #119

    #113you can*

    0
  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 29, 2020 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #120

    His stamina has to be admired . He puts a full shift in till late at night then he’s up at 5.00am milking the almonds.

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