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Is This A Cunning Way The PremIer League Can Escape A Decision On Amanda Staveley’s Takeover Bid



I have read the Mirror report of yesterday from Simon Bird, and he doesn’t give any real new information in his exclusive report.

To say the Saudi-funded bid has been stalled indefinitely is a bit of a stretch.

The other news is that the exclusivity of the Saudi-backed bid has expired, and that’s a more difficult one to understand.

The news was that other bidders can now negotiate with Mike Ashley for the club since the exclusivity of the Staveley bid has run out.

But surely we cannot have two bids for the same club going through the owners’ and directors’ test at the same time?

If that’s allowed, then Henry Mauriss, the Californian Billionaire, is supposed to have a bid ready of £350M, or at least as much as the Amanda Staveley consortium.

So he could formally bid and get an agreement from Mile Ashley since he’s been waiting in the wings for a while now.

So let’s say he gets an agreement and then sends the takeover papers to the Premier League.

Rival bidders for Newcastle?

What are the odds that the Premier League could fast-track his bid – in any case, it seems a simple case for the Premier League to OK a Henry Mauriss deal.

He could pass the owners’ and directors’ test in 3 weeks and be the new owner before the season starts in September.

If that happens, then the Amanda Staveley consortium would be furious.

And rightly so because the Premier League have refused to make a decision – yes or no – on their takeover deal.

In particular, they have not turned it down.

That would be an underhand or cunning way the Premier League could get out of the hole they are in with the Saudi-backed bid.

They have shown no management courage at all over the last three months,

But surely that will not be allowed to happen?

Well, this is Newcastle after all, and we suppose that’s still a possibility.

It’s just a thought, and it comes about because of the news that the exclusivity of Amanda Stavely’s bid has expired.

The big question is – would the Premier League allow another owners’ and directors’ test while one is still active.

Surely not.

What do you think?


85 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #1

    No idea, it’s doing my napper in.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #2

    The Saudi exclusivity has all the hallmarks of beijg a bunch more journalists making hollow claims without evidence. Nobody knows anything or has any evidence, but still the echo chamber rolls on.

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  • AncientC

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #3

    Betty, never fret about the one joke per day rule; you have eclipsed Lesh and got him using your terminology of “loony left”. That is a running joke with quite some legs.

    Cannot say I am surprised the child of the revolution has turned coat. Tory-lite written all over that one.

    4
  • Jib

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #4

    carltoon
    You can walk about in a bikini between rounds
    holding up a number card

    4
  • Hail Wor Staveley

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Ashley – OUT

    Mandy – IN

    Bruce – OUT

    Poch – IN

    Players OUT:

    Yedlin
    Schar
    Lejeune

    Atsu
    Aarons
    J. Murphy

    Muto

    Players IN ( channeling Kets ):

    M. Aarons
    Willems
    Tagliafico
    Boly (only 1 year left on his £40kpw contract)

    Sarr
    Watkins
    Ramsey

    Aubameyang ( 1 year left, no Europeean football )

    5
  • Harrogate mag

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Used to go out with a dwarf girl…had to pack her in…I like a cuddle

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  • Harrogate mag

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #7

    She fell out with me once….so I put her dinner in the middle of the table……….

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  • Harrogate mag

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #8

    Oh shoiit that’s two

    1
  • The ledge

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #9

    Lead to believe the @fun88eng sponsorship deal is a monthly rolling deal with possibility of dropping down to official betting partner if new deal comes along. #NUFCTakeover #NUFC
    From Newcastle United 365

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  • Mund

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #10

    GP

    Totally agree mate and hated it when players turned us away but totally understand now.

    We can’t even get our youngsters to stay how the hell are we supposed to convince top talent to sign, with the rare exception of Maxi now and then.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #11

    Harrgoate

    Its ok, dont think they will be classed as jokes….

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  • Harrogate mag

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #12

    Goths…cheers mate….loosening up for Friday like

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #13

    Mund

    we are back(if we ever left) to being a stepping stone for good players from smaller leagues to use to get there big moves to ambitious clubs challenging for Europe.

    the Ashley way.

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  • carltoon

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #14

    Jib, naaaah, my daughter used to do a lot of PR work, and did the boxing, walking in-between rounds.

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #15

    Have we been sold yet?

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  • Mund

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #16

    GP

    You made me grimace there with the last line 🙁

    I accepted a long time ago like yourself that’s who we are, it’s horrible and a knife in the cut kinda pain.

    Hate that feeling as well when we do find a rare gem like Maxi it’s more about ah when we selling him then….

    1
  • Swanny

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #17

    Keep the faith fellas……!

    Don’t panic Mr Mainwaring ha ha

    Respect

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #18

    I got greedy and lumped Martial in as first scorer 5-2 150/1 £755 in the very unlikely event it comes off 😀

    5
  • Rafabomb

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #19

    Takeover haha

    4
  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #20

    Ancient C………. Aye I said earlier he’s more likely Tory, he’s not loony left , all a charade. That just leaves you and Lesh , and as Lesh appears to be softening his stance and seeking middle ground , perhaps you should take up the mantle as Blog Party Leader.

    2
  • Harrogate mag

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #21

    Wind tunnel alert

    3
  • Romford mag

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #22

    Betty’s from previous :
    Oh well mate is was good while it lasted 😉

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  • Swanny

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #23

    I’m watching Stevie Taylor’s Wellington Phoenix bearing Perth Glory 2-1

    Taylor is Wellington’s Captain and adored by the Kiwi supporters,

    64mins gone

    Respect

    2
  • Mund

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #24

    Rafabomb

    Why would you laugh at other fans who want to believe in a better future?

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #25

    The Ledge

    Any idea where 365 got their info from? I haven’t seen anyone else claim this is a monthly rolling contract, and the club announved it as a “new long-term commercial agreement” rather than an extension or a temporary deal.

    1
  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #26

    Mag 52……… There’s always got to be one. I suppose that’s just the era we’re living in now. If you couldn’t see through that for wah at it was then I can only pity you.

    With the trend, of everyone nowadays, being offended by someone or something…

    I’ve decided to take offence to people that are offended.

    So any Snowflakes out there that have had their sensibilities insulted, I’m here to feel disgusted and judgmental at you for your hurt feelings.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #27

    At least Brucie “being Man U” should give him a bit of extra motivation to rally his troops on Sunday, he’ll be loathe to lose to his bitter rivals so let’s wait and see what his next masterclass serves up.

    5
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #28

    Club’s PR really have got their work cut out stringing us along at the moment. It would be nice of the journalists to give them something other than Mauriss to play with. I don’t think anyone’s really taking that one seriously.

    2
  • The ledge

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #29

    Kevin……no idea just saw it on twitter.
    I suppose its the same as Charnley sayin its long term none of us no its a waiting game .

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  • geordie157

    Jul 22, 2020 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #30

    I saw the Mirror and Simon Bird then thought Simon Bird is briefcase from The Inbetweeners.

    Our summer signings will likely be the likes of crocks like Welbeck and Sturridge

    0
  • geordietom

    Jul 22, 2020 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #31

    Harrogate just for you …

    What do you call 5 Black Cats fans standing ear to ear? A wind tunnel.

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  • geordietom

    Jul 22, 2020 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #32

    : How many Black Cats supporters does it take to stop a moving Bus? A: Never enough. Q: What’s the difference between Dick Advocaat and God? A: God doesn’t think he’s Dick Advocaat. Q: What do you call Sunderland winning the Premier League? A: A CAT-HAS-TROPHY! Q: What do you call a Black Cats fan with no arms and legs? A: Trustworthy. Q: What’s the difference between a dead dog in the road and a dead Sunderland fan? A: Skid marks in front of the dog. Q: What’s the difference between a Sunderland fan and a Vibrator? A: A Black Cats fan is a real dick Q: Why can’t you get a cup of tea at the Stadium of Light? A: All the mugs are on the field and all the cups are at Old Trafford. Q: Have you seen the movie about the Sunderland defense? A: It’s called “Fifty Shades of O’Shea”. Q: Did you hear that the British Post Office has just recalled their latest stamps? A: Well, they had photos of Sunderland players on them – folk couldn’t figure out which side to spit on. Q: What has the Stadium of Light on a Saturday afternoon at 4.45pm got in common with Wormwood Scrubs Prison? A: They are both full of cockneys trying to get out. Q: How many Black Cats fans does it take to pave up a driveway? A: Depends how thin you slice them. Q: What did Sunderland fan say after they were relegated? A: You got to be kitten me. Q. What would you call a pregnant Sunderland fan? A: A dope carrier.

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  • Harrogate mag

    Jul 22, 2020 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Still class Geordie tom

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 22, 2020 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #34

    Ledge / KV

    Thats genuinely what i think too. the long term part of the Fun88 deal will be as our betting partner, the shirt stuff will be dependant on the takeover going ahead or not.

    Charnley this week said
    “We are delighted FUN88 has renewed its relationship with Newcastle United and committed its support to the club over a number of years to come. .”

    In 2017 he said
    “It was important for us to find the right partner and in FUN88, we have a shirt sponsor that understands the club and brings significant benefits commercially.”

    2017 he specifically mentioned the shirt sponsor part, this time he didnt.

    its been left open to interpretation on the specifics of the deal on purpose imo as it will be decided by who owns us moving forwards.

    And Kev, I HAVE NO PROOF, this is just my opinion bud. Please dont ask for any 🙂

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  • Mattroge

    Jul 22, 2020 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #35

    Luke Edwards was Tweeting on this yesterday. Wherever he gets his information from he was under the impression there was a date where things had to be done by.

    Personally I don’t see how this could be possible. For me I don’t see how the PL can consider two owners at the same time.

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  • Rafabomb

    Jul 22, 2020 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #36

    mund. Its got to a point its ridiculous that people still believe its happening thsts why. You need to wake up! Take ya blinkers off and start coming to realisation it aint happening! And stop giving people hope for nothing. I aint being fooled no more! I’ve realised its all bollox

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  • The ledge

    Jul 22, 2020 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #37

    Rafabom……where is your proof it not happening?

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  • Rafabomb

    Jul 22, 2020 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #38

    ledge. What more proof do I need then just saying mike ashley and his consistent lies

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 22, 2020 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #39

    GP

    That’s fair enough, from my point of view it’s yet another red flag that we can’t explain away without relying heavily on assumptions for which there is little to no evidence, so for now I’ll assune this is the obvious red flag it appears to be, but it’s entirely up to you how you choose to interpret this.

    Sadly though the actual available evidence is not positive, and that has to take priority over assumptions for which there is no evidence.

    From that perspective, it’s yet another indicator that there is not going to be a takeover any time soon.

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  • Muz

    Jul 22, 2020 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #40

    Stop giving people hope? Fup me, I’ve heard it all now. Come and get your free hope! Nah mate, I’d rather have a fat dose of misery ta. Come get your antibiotics. Nah, I’d rather have a free staph infection.

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