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Richard Masters Talks About The Newcastle Takeover – Sometimes Things Get Complicated


We were not left too enthralled after reading Mark Douglas’ piece in the Chronicle this morning on the Southampton takeover back in 2017.

That also dragged on in the owners’ and directors’ test like Newcastle’s takeover is doing at the moment.

The Saints one was initially turned down but then was then approved on appeal, with a few changes made about who the owners would be.

It took eight months!

We surely cannot wait that long at Newcastle to see if this takeover is either rejected or backed by the Premier League?

There’s not much new news as the days and weeks pass by, and this thing has gone on far too long.

But Premier League CEO Richard Masters (shown above) has talked to MPs about the takeover – well, sort of – he says he cannot talk about it.

This is what he said as reported in the Chronicle:

“We can’t provide a running commentary on things and, as I said, I just can’t talk about the specifics of this particular process,”

“There are legal requirements in place that need to be observed.”

I do appreciate that uncertainty, I cannot comment in terms of timing or the specifics on any particular takeover.”

“But in a perfect world, takeovers would happen cleanly, clearly and in a timely fashion.”

“Sometimes, things get complicated.”

So there you have it.

An update on the Newcastle takeover with very little new details revealed.

So what’s new?

This is getting very frustrating for Newcastle fans everywhere, and even for people in the game and affected by it.

Like Newcastle manager Steve Bruce, for example, who would like to know where he will be, come September.

We’ve given up forecasting when this thing could come to a decision – next January, perhaps?

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If this thing is finally rejected, that will not be good.

And that’s also a huge understatement.

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67 comments so far

  • Northumbrian

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Squirm masters squirm.

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  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #2

    https://twitter.com/RobHarris/status/1277903305784639490

    He tries to “no comment” his way through this but he slips up a couple of times, confirms the takeover and that it should be concluded shortly.

    He also says beoutQ is closed and he wants Saudi to respond positively to the WTO report, which they already are.

    Cans are coming!!

    😀

    #CANS

    27
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #3

    And according to KV…

    Nothing in that statement from Masters in any way indicates that a takeover is currently being considered by the PL.

    In other news…

    Govts around the world have announced that the Earth is flat.

    13
  • SuperShearer

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #4

    Again, we have to be patient, Masters is legally not allowed to comment on it as it is a strictly confidential procedure they are undertaking.

    All you can take from this is the following: They have NOT rejected this takeover. It is still in the works and by the looks of it they are simply trying to get as much leverage from this situation as possible, once they have it they’ll wave it through looking like the good guys saying, “we did all our legal procedure, everything was scrutinised and off the back of it some very positive anti-piracy developments have occured.”

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #5

    Amerimag start revving that bus up. 🙂

    1
  • c-dog

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #6

    Alan Pardews 8 year contract expires today

    8
  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #7

    It’s an interesting question whether a parliamentary committee can
    demand answers even with an NDA in place

    3
  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #8

    Captain no hiding for the doubters now

    2
  • carltoon

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #9

    WOW that Scottish MP for God sakes could he have been a bit more graphic. I think Masters definitely says the talks are on going no time scale. That piracy issues are being put right. wow that MP shame it’s not his club in Scotland not being taken over.

    1
  • Tom1664

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #10

    Captain – All I see is “Get ’em in the FRIIIIIIIDGE!”

    2
  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #11

    We will conclude shortly!!!!

    That’s the one thing that should prove doubters wrong

    4
  • carltoon

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #12

    There’s not one takeover taking place sooo it’s got to be ours. No pressure from the government, even though they didn’t believe him.

    0
  • carltoon

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #13

    There’s only one takeover taking place so it must be ours he’s talking about.

    2
  • Northumbrian

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #14

    That’s masters subliminal message to nufc fans.

    2
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #15

    Went to get some bacci, don’t panic I haven’t been murdered by an internet psycho 🙂 Does anyone have a link for this? I didn’t bother tuning in as I didn’t expect him to say anything at all about it but it sounds like he’s being pressed for answers and dropped a hint or two.

    “Sometimes things get complicated” certainly sounds like he’s saying there’s something going on, but as always I’ll remain wary of reading between the lines too much and there are other ways of interpreting that.

    I think Ed put it best when he said:

    “So there you have it.”

    “An update on the Newcastle takeover with very little new revealed.”

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  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #16

    I think Masters held his own there quite well and looked like he was getting irked at the questions.

    Masters body language fills me with more confidence.

    4
  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #17

    But but but……… Toon22 said it’s all a lie !!!!

    Jane said there was no proof !!

    C dog said it wasn’t happening

    Keven vegan said – blah blah blah

    12
  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #18

    Doesn’t matter how little there is vegan it’s the point it’s making

    4
  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #19

    Come on Jane, frog it’s your time to debunk

    3
  • hibbit

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #20

    Jib

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #7
    It’s an interesting question whether a parliamentary committee can
    demand answers even with an NDA in place

    Jib i believe they can , but only in closed session,

    2
  • DaveD1000

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #21

    is “Shortly” a longer or shorter period of time than “imminent”?

    3
  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #22

    Papers will be full of Sh*te tomorrow.

    1
  • carltoon

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #23

    So we might have to wait a bit longer, lost the link, couldn’t believe when that Scottish MP brought it up. Crikey he did go to town the vitriol was dripping. A bit like a few on here. 🙂

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #24

    As I said, it certainly sounds like it could be taken as a positive but reading between the lines is always a risk as people often hear things that are not actually being said.

    0
  • Northumbrian

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #25

    KV is now straddling two Bandwagon’s now 22’s and amerimags lol.

    6
  • geordietom

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #26

    god who’s that Scots bloke , is he having his 15 minutes of fame …

    0
  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #27

    When someone is backed into a corner all they have is to go forward

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #28

    I though Masters did pretty well there, and if anything I think it might happen.

    1
  • SuperShearer

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #29

    @Captain AmeriMag – love the optimism as always sir. That video is interesting but what infuriates is this MP using words like “alleged murderer” – that’s like me referring to him as an alleged dog kicker – we live in a world of innocent until proven guilty and it is NOT the PL responsiblity to act as judge and jury. I’m not defending the Saudis, if they are guilty of the accused crimes I hope they are brought to justice, but they have to be PROVEN guilty Mr. Nicolson.

    5
  • geordietom

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #30

    kev is this your song …

    https://youtu.be/GEZIcBJoYeU

    3
  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #31

    Northumbrian

    22 has a rigged up horse cart that stinks of shit

    Caps tho is a 3 tier luxury bus with everything hour heart desires 😎

    4
  • IrishRob

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #32

    “I would like it to conclude shortly” doesnt sound like it’s in his hands does it.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NewcastleFansTV/status/1277905522382045184

    Watching that hes seems very annoyed and frustrated, maybe because hes being blamed for it taking so long when it’s not in his hands and there is nothing he can do about it.

    Like ice said and will keep saying, the test is passed and were waiting on mathematical safety.

    It’s done guys, stop stressing about it. Come mid July we will be loaded asf!!

    3
  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #33

    Your*

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  • geordietom

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #34

    kev …

    you said you went for bacci is it Vegan …

    4
  • the crown princes nashers

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #35

    no masters, yous lot have made this very complicated for your own gains end off, the thing is here masters doesnt want newcastle united to be the richest club in the country because it upsets the beloved top 6, if this is the case theres no damn point in having a league, masters is in this to bleed more money out of the saudis for the tv rights as well, I think the government should get stuck into the PL and get them told to sanction the deal because if they dont were do they think all the arms deals will come from then it be straight to the states for the saudis plus a small matter of other trade deals and not to mention british workers in saudi, so masters get it rubber stamped shut you cake hole and do the right thing or expect hell on from tyneside

    0
  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #36

    KV is going to get mocked mercilessly if he persists with being
    a takeover denier.
    It’ll be interesting to see what subject he’ll choose to rattle the
    blog’s cage now.

    9
  • carltoon

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #37

    I think Masters came across quite well, mentioning that the Saudi’s had shut down them Beout boxes. I think I’m a bit more positive now knowing it’s still on going, even that horror from over the border said it would go through. Kept going on about Louis Tomlinson !!! Who was rejected by the PL

    0
  • martoon

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #38

    carltoon – I would have thought that Scottish MP is opening himself up to being sued as although it is highly likely it was MBS behind it there is no actual hard evidence as far as I’m aware?

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  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #39

    carltoon

    Exactly how I feel. I thought he handled it very well. Now get it bloody done 🙂

    1
  • Northumbrian

    Jun 30, 2020 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #40

    Mund,, everything my heart desires? Cans, blogmates and I hope keV wipes his feet before he jumps. 🙂

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