The Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) have done the appropriate thing in writing to the Premier League about the long-standing takeover attempt by the Ms. Amanda Staveley consortium, which includes 80% financing from the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund.
They have let it be known to CEO Richard Masters that in their poll, 97% of fans approve of the takeover.
This will clearly let it be known to those in power at the league that our fans are overwhelmingly united behind the Amanda Stavley consortium.
If successful, it will also rid us of current owner Mike Ashley, whose reign has been an absolute disaster for the club over the last 13 long years of suffering, disappointment, and frustration.
Amanda’s consortium have the same ambitions and desires of Newcastle fans everywhere (around the world) and want to make Newcastle United FC into one of the best clubs and teams in the world.
And why not, given we already have some of the best and most passionate fans in the world.
Newcastle United will become a force to be reckoned with in football, if this takeover is successful, make no mistake about that.
Premier League CEO Richard Masters – has acknowledged receipt of NUST letter
Here’s a letter from the NUST to the Newcastle fans on what they have done and why:
“In our last member update, we explained that we had instructed legal counsel to write to the Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Masters, on behalf of our members in support of the takeover.
“Through our legal counsel, we have now received a letter from Richard Masters acknowledging receipt of our letter.
“The Premier League is unable to comment on a confidential process, but it is reassuring to receive this acknowledgment of receipt of the arguments we presented to the Premier League, which included making them aware that 97% of our members are in favor of this prospective takeover being approved.
“In discussion with our legal counsel, it has been agreed that our letter to the Premier League, and Richard Master’s response, should remain private at this stage.
“This is for a number of reasons, including legal privilege, but also because we wrote to the Premier League to stand up for our members and to give them a voice in this protracted takeover into what is a private process, as the Premier League have stated numerous times.
“This was not a PR stunt and indeed we refused numerous requests from journalists for a copy of our initial letter.
“In light of clear attempts by other thirds parties to influence the takeover in favor of a refusal, we engaged legal counsel in a serious and meaningful manner to stand up for the view of the majority of our members.”
They have also received a formal response from Richard Masters and they are right in keeping the communications private – so that all looks good.