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Time Is Running Out For Newcastle – Premier League Must Get Off The Fence With Takeover Decision



It’s all well and good that the Premier League say they will take as long as it takes to complete their owners’ and directors’ test on the Amanda Staveley led takeover attempt.

But not when it’s about to damage the club in the upcoming transfer window.

The league ends on July 26th and the transfer window opens the next day and lasts through October 5th.

So it’s extremely important that Newcastle know who the owner will be for next season so we can start bidding for players.

The players brought in and let go are different, depending on who the owners are when the summer transfer window opens up.

Amanda Staveley – leader of the consortium trying to buy Newcastle

The uncertainty on the takeover has already seemingly had an impact on Newcastle players, who don’t know if they will be part of Newcastle’s future or not until they know who the owners will be.

Why can’t the Premier League come to a decision, after they have been considering the deal now for over three calendar months?

If they were going to turn it down, they should have done it by now.

And if they were going to approve it, they should have done so by now.

If they are waiting for the Amanda Staveley group to withdraw their bid and let them off the hook, that’s not going to happen.

They shouldn’t be allowed to mess a club around and Newcastle need some answers quickly, and that’s been true for several weeks now.

They need to do their job and not act like weaklings: waiting for something to happen is never a good management ploy.

They need to be bold.

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47 comments so far

  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 17, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Ashley’s done a fine job of deflecting the pressure onto the PL here. It seems like most of the blog are happier to blame the PL for our club not being sold after 12 years than they are to blame Ashley.

    Plenty of other clubs have been sold in that time. The PL are not the common denominator in our problems: Ashley is.

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  • Mund

    Jul 17, 2020 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #2

    Ashley has left the building….

    Goodnight (drops mic)

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  • Northumbrian

    Jul 17, 2020 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #3

    Hurry up prem, the onus is all on you.

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  • Mund

    Jul 17, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #4

    Looks like someone has put his thumb in his mouth and blew his chest up ….

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  • magpie6699

    Jul 17, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #5

    magpie6699
    Jul 17, 2020 at 10:55 AM
    Comment #92
    KV. I’ve resisted replying to your incredible negativity for a long time. In fact I don’t usually read your posts. However, when you say that Master’s statement “I can’t comment on any specific takeover” means nothing has happened defies logic. If there were NO takeover whatsoever, he could perfectly easily say that. What would be the problem with that? He could even say “I’m not personally aware of any takeover” or “I know nothing about this”. That is totally different to saying that he can’t comment on “any specific” takeover. This is not just semantics.

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  • Insh'Allah

    Jul 17, 2020 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #6

    FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT.

    Fellow Toon fans, (not the manure scum).

    June 2017 was the month that beIN was banned in KSA and (briefly) UAE. Then in August 2018, beIN Sports’ license to broadcast in Saudi Arabia was officially revoked, this was then confirmed last week.

    In August 2018 (prior to the above full revocation), beIN extended it’s contract with the EPL, it was not a rebid, purely an extension of the existing contract (which was due to expire in August 2019), to expire in August 2022

    That’s the facts, please don’t believe the FAKE NEWS manure spreaders.

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  • onmeedsun

    Jul 17, 2020 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #7

    It’s just a shame we can’t all be inside SJP letting the PL know what we think. This virus has been a blessing for them in terms of our takeover as we can’t mass protest.

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  • lesh

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #8

    Jib

    @381 two threads back

    Check the post again and you’ll see the winking emoji.

    If it offended you, please accept my apology for such an insensitive post.

    😉

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #9

    magpie6699

    If Masters says “there is no bid with us” in this instance then says “no comment” when asked about a subsequent takeover, that “no comment” would be a comment in and of itself. They have to take a “no comment” stance by default or people would be able to read into it when the reply is “no comment”.

    Maintaining a blanket “no comment” policy is the only way to do this.

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  • Northumbrian

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #10

    Well we broke the SD website as well as kba so we can overload the prem contact site if we want to.

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  • Insh'Allah

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #11

    Oh, and just to add, what Masters actually said was (word for word).

    “I’m not aware of government placing any pressure on the Premier League one way or another in relation to any takeover,” said Mr Masters, who added that he “would like the process to conclude shortly”.

    I’ll let you all make your own mind up – more FAKE NEWS from manure.

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  • Muz

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #12

    The Premier League know that the Saudi’s can’t back away from the deal. They’d lose face, more to the point, they’d lose face with a country they’re currently at loggerheads with. They would never in a million years let Qatar get one up on them. That means Masters can literally dictate what he wants from them, whether that’s closing down illegal broadcasts, purchasing of TV rights a big fat brown envelope. Imagine knowing you have the power over a nation. They are just pushing it as far as they can go and they’ll do so until they have no more room to manoeuvre.

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  • onmeedsun

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #13

    They’ll be asking for next season’s season ticket money soon. How can the PL allow that when we don’t know who’ll be owning us. We are treated with utter contempt.

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  • Muz

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #14

    No Comment – something you say to Journalists. Not House Select Committee members.

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  • Vask

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #15

    I see lascelles is out for the foreseeable after having surgery. Saying as we’ve got nowt left to play for maybe it’s time for a little experimentation in our formation. (It’s a shame we didn’t have a rolling captain system as we really miss leaders on the pitch. Anyway, here’s my experimental line up for the Brighton match:

    ——-Dubravka——-

    –Watts–Fernandez

    ———-Hayden——–

    –Matty——-Shelvey

    Allan-Joe–Max–Miggy–Lazaro

    Yep, that’s right, a 235 formation, encamp our forwards and midfield in their half, press like redcoat sargents. Dubravka sweeping. Couple of youngsters get a game.

    What is your experimental line up?

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  • Bianconeri

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #16

    Bit of light relief time we’re waiting for news.
    Jack Charlton,proud to being from Ashington from 1971
    Flat caps and whippets 😉 how times have changed.

    http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/big-jacks-other-world

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  • Jib

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #17

    I’ve done a little bit of digging also
    Henry Mauriss’ company that he set up earlier this year
    is also called ClearTV
    His co director is Stephen James Ampleford who is a well respected
    figure in the commercial world
    His linkedin profile lists his specialities as
    merchant banking, turnaround financing, restructuring, project financing and asset management, particularly around more complex cross-border transactions.
    In June he set up a holding company
    Azymus Capital Limited
    and here’s the cruncher
    He’s big pals with Richard Branson

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  • geordietom

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #18

    dubaimickky …

    it dont matter what you put on mate they are still gonna doubt it …

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  • Jib

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #19

    Jacks funeral cortege will pass in Ashington Tuesday AM

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  • Northumbrian

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #20

    Big jacks funeral today I think.
    I looked for the procession route yesterday but couldn’t find it but I bet it includes Beatrice st.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #21

    Worst thing to happen for the Premiership was us staying up
    Been relegated would of taken the decision out of their hands

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  • Paul141726

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #22

    Great article Ed. And yes, we need an answer from the PL ASAP.
    They must know that more delay plays havoc with us fans and their psyche.
    The Saudis are ready willing and more than able to bring us back to Prem
    relevance. MAKE IT HAPPEN!

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  • the crown princes nashers

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #23

    rubbish, the takeover will take as long as it takes simple as that, I see the bein sports spy has a pal it isnt andy gray by any chance is it 😉 🙂

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  • geordietom

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #24

    i’m confident and i’m staying confident about the takeover happening at our club …

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  • geordietom

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #25

    dont feed the WUM …

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  • geordietom

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #26

    DONT FEED THE WUM/WUMS

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  • the crown princes nashers

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #27

    jack charlton great bloke his brother on the other hand I wouldnt P%%S ON horrible nasty bloke who really hates newcastle united

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  • geordietom

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #28

    dont feed the WUMSTER’S

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  • geordietom

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #29

    DONT answer the WUM …

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #30

    The PL are working on a way to approve this so there will be no backlash.
    The Qatari’s are trying to recruit as many disrupters as they can due to the bitter feud and jealousy that exists between them and the Saudis. Hence the Mauriss involvement.

    The Saudis are determined to see this through and come out
    with their Mission Accomplished. Especially as this is the first step for them to establish themselves as a Sporting Nation.

    This is a political situation at a far higher level than the PL , due to all the wide ranging implications. It has been decided by the
    govt. that this must be approved otherwise relations with KSA will be seriously compromised. The PL will have been instructed to get on and approve it.

    Watch this pace lads and lasses and keep the faith.

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  • geordietom

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #31

    DONT answer the WUM/ WUMS

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  • geordietom

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #32

    DONT answer the WUMSTER’S

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  • Jib

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #33
  • the crown princes nashers

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #34

    bettyswallocks

    agreed 🙂

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  • Northumbrian

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #35

    Jib class mate
    😀

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #36

    I’ve done a little bit of digging also
    Henry Mauriss’ company that he set up earlier this year
    is also called FAKEtv
    His co director is Stephen James Ampleford who is a non entity
    figure in the commercial world
    His linkedin profile lists his specialist in fake news , Is known as a fraudster, is also a pathological liar and a shill
    In June he set up a holding company
    Ashley smashley Limited
    and here’s the cruncher
    He doesn’t have the money and will never bid or has bid for Newcastle United

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  • Paul141726

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #37

    Same here Betty!

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #38

    Insh’Allah

    3 minutes and 15 seconds in, Masters clearly says “I can’t talk about any specific takeover if any club”.

    5 minutes and 40 seconds, again he repeatedly states that he can’t comment on specifics.

    https://youtu.be/Qx6AzrLGDQ4

    When he says “I hope for this process to conclude shortly” there’s no reason to think he isn’t talking about the wider rumours rather than the O+D test itself, or even the piracy issue itself since this was the subject of the previous questions.

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  • Mund

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #39

    Let’s go round again….

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  • Bianconeri

    Jul 17, 2020 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #40

    Northumbrian.It is going to go past Hirst Park,and Beatrice street.Plans for other things too,couldn’t find out exactly yet,waiting on confirmation.
    Talk of a statue and a Knighthood.
    Why did they have to wait till he died to do that 🙁

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