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Richard Keys Has Some Great News On Takeover – If It’s True

beIn Sports and former Sky Sports pundit Richard Keys has written today on his blog that he’s been told the Newcastle takeover, led by Amanda Staveley,  will be allowed by the Premier League and announced by the end of this week.

It’s been the last thing Keys has wanted to happen,  since it was announced that the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF) would own 80% of Newcastle if the deal went through.

But he seems to have tempered his objections to the takeover because he admits that the Saudis have made (or will make) some progress in preventing the pirating of the beIN Sports signals by Saudi station beoutQ.

They include the live signals of the Premier League games.

The UK government have also announced in the last week they will resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia after they were suspended over concerns about Saudi human rights violations in Yemen: those concerns have been lifted, it seems.

So the Premier League can hardly turn the deal down now – that would be hypocritical (but possible).

This is some of what Keys (shown above when he heard the news ) has written in his blog today:

“Any day now the PL will nod through the Saudi bid for Newcastle. “

“This is not for the Newcastle Chronicle because they promised some time ago not to quote me – but I’m told it’ll happen Friday.”

“It’ll happen not because the Saudi’s are ‘fit and proper’. “

“There is no formula by which they, collectively or individually, pass any of the PL’s tests in that respect.”

” No, it’ll happen because the British Govt want it to. It’ll happen because Arms deals will boost the British economy and the Saudi’s have doubtless promised to finance a bit of UK infrastructure.”

” The Saudi’s will also have to make some serious moves to settle their ‘rights’ dispute with Qatar.”

Things have been very quiet on the takeover front over the last several weeks.

So maybe the deal will happen this week?

And that’s the 176th time we have written that since mid-April.


Well – what do you think about this?

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29 comments so far

  • G

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Deja vu

  • Mund

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #2

    Keys is irrelevant

  • Simmo1957

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #3

    KV back on the blog at 9.13 am. Last post prior to that at 3.40 am.
    Great stamina. Still believe the takeover will happen very soon.

  • Mund

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #4

    Robots don’t need fuel

  • Mund

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #5

    Northumbrian I agree I think it will be after season ends before announcement. I do think it will be completely sorted by that time but are waiting for the season to finish

  • bill

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #6

    Sorry missed the bus again:

    Strange how some posters can be on here 24 hours a day. I need sleep and time to do other things. Who has the time to spend 24 hours a day arguing with people. Very, very strange.

  • IrishRob

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #7

    He wrote that yesterday Ed, youre only a day late.

  • OliveRoll

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #8

    Keys is a known and proven pathological liar, but it would be great if he were right this time. This takeover has dragged on far too long.

    Hopefully we get some good news and closure on the mike ashley era. Good riddance it can’t come soon enough.

    The longer this uncertainty goes on the more it affects us next season, just make a decision ffs.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #9

    There you both go again! And so it begins.

  • Mund

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #10

    bill almost like a job isn’t it? 😉

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #11

    Who might you be talking about bill?

  • Mund

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #12

    Jail shut up mate nobody has started owt and don’t dare come on here defending people when all you do is bait Munster and him you as well as others.

    Your childish rants at him and others are just as tedious mate

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #13

    It’s ok, don’t bother answering.

  • the crown princes nashers

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #14

    keys can go to hell

  • giimps

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #15

    Hes not bitter at all though is he, seems very pleased with the news and very pleased for NUFC fans.
    It will be a huge shame for him and Bein when our new owners take over the reins as premier league broadcasters.
    He can watch on from the sidelines or get a job on outer Mongolian tv with the other plague ridden rats.

  • lesh

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #16


    ……displays a lack of leadership on your part as surely having a loose canon like Cummings running amok…..’ 

    It’s as though you could’ve been talking to your chum Bowis.

  • Northumbrian

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #17

    Why doesn’t anyone say “bus” anymore? Its bloody annoying stating at a screen for 5 before seeing next post lol.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #18

    “Shut up” wow and that’s not childish. You going on and on and on about the Vegan is footin tedious. Stop going on about him if he bothers you so much. Get over him ffs.

  • Jib

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #19

    Jail complaining about bloggers going on and on about a subject

  • Mund

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #20

    Jail you are a hypocrite of the highest order mate.

    I think the aim for you with backing the Vegan up is to look like the blog saviour.

    Let’s not forget how you treated me when I first came on and GT as well as, Munster and Jib and the constant crap you gave Dubai Micky. The list goes on mate but that’s my point.

    Ignore Munster and jib take your own advice

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #21

    If he said the takeover is off we wouldn’t believe him so I’m not giving anything he says any credibility because I want to believe it.

  • Mund

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #22

    Look at us arguing over something that isn’t between me and you!!! Do you not see that?? Come on man

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #23

    Munster wasn’t even on last night, they mentioned Lpools 19 titles so I relayed my conversation with that scouser at work. Look at the shit Munter gave me, it works both ways.

  • Mund

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #24

    Jail aye it does mate and the vegan has constantly baited me so what’s the difference ?

  • Paul141726

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #25

    Well good morning all.
    Here to read the first posts buy Neil and Ed.
    Must comment on “hairy hands” and his prediction. When the
    takeover happens (and it WILL happen), he will probably want a job
    with the Saudi folks when they buy the broadcasting rights.
    Hope they tell him to “do one”.

  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #26

    Some real amateur Sherlock Holmes’s on here. I slept for 5 hours. A perfectly reasonable sleep for a human being. But apparently that somehow makes me a robot who never sleeps because I didn’t go to bed until 3.30 and I was up by 9.30? Honestly, get a damn grip you lot and try to talk about football not about me. It’s shameful. You’re suppoosed to be adults.

    I won’t be replying on this again so feel free to say whatever you want in response, I’ll be talking about football with the grown-ups on the blog.

  • wynsleap

    Jul 14, 2020 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #27

    It’s my birthday on Friday lads. Couldn’t think of a better present if old hairy hands is correct.

  • dekka

    Jul 14, 2020 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #28

    Sex pest Richard Keys shouldn’t be trusted on anything. The takeover might or might not happen. I’ll believe it only if/when it’s officially announced.

  • mactoon

    Jul 14, 2020 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #29

    Well they’ve been predicting it every week for the last four months so one of them will get it right eventually and claim they had a reliable source.

    The reporting on this has been laughable


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