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Report – Saudi-Backed Takeover Will Be Successful – And Why Is St James’ Park Now Fenced Off?

It’s strange but St. James’ Park has been fenced off, so fans can’t get into the ground or the parking lot.

Maybe that means there is an imminent announcement regarding the takeover, and either way, yes or no, it will attract fans to the ground.

After all, it’s 15 weeks yesterday that the takeover papers were sent to the Premier League by the Amanda Staveley consortium.

And there’s news in the Independent today that the deal will not be blocked, and will finally be waved through by the Premier League.

If that’s the case it would be nice to announce it before Sunday’s game, which may be why St, James’ Park has been fenced off.

Potential new CEO Amanda Staveley – looks happy enough

It could also be fenced off in case it’s been tuned down, of course – we have to hope for the best.

Newcastle have been forced to go ahead with their plans for the summer and next season, with business as usual.

But all that would change quickly if the Premier League announced the takeover has been successful.

And it’s promising that the Athletic has reported the consortium have held several meetings to discuss the current squad, the latest one being last Monday.

Here’s what one source told the Independent about the pending deal:

“We don’t see a legitimate reason to stop the sale.”

Another source has said the Saudis are deliberate in what they invest in (with their Public Investment Fund) and will not give up on the Newcastle takeover:

“The decision making-process (leading to the involvement in the sale) was very deliberate. They (PIF) do not make knee-jerk decisions.

While the Independent says the sale will finally go through when is the big question.

There’s really not as much positivity in the report as their headline suggests – “Newcastle preparing to start next season under Mike Ashley but Saudi Arabia sale set to go through.”

That’s really not much comfort for Newcastle fans – how long is this thing to go on without a decision?

But things must be coming to a climax, and some decision must be made by the Premier League, who have hardly looked decisive over the last three or four months.

And as we’ve said before – this could only happen to Newcastle.

25th communication to the Premier League – “get off the fence and make a decision – do your job.”

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16 comments so far

  • Tackle from behind

    Jul 24, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #1

    No comment.

  • Mund

    Jul 24, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #2


  • bill

    Jul 24, 2020 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #3

    More #cans

  • The Hit Man & Her

    Jul 24, 2020 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #4

    Mund – ” bringing kids into it” – I will thank you to stop implying I have used questionable references to children as of now, or for the first time ever I will take this up with the Blog moderators. You know very well Munster always feared his son would be a Liverpool supporter. My harmless leg pulls are just that. I have not insulted, abused or made any questionable references to anyone’s children. Your behaviour is scurrilous, mischievous and calculated to imply I behave questionably and is obviously crafted to fool those who scan and don’t read posts.

    It needs to hit the buffers right there. Really.

  • The Hit Man & Her

    Jul 24, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #5

    It’s probably been fenced for covid-19 foot traffic related reasons.

  • Anglo Saxon

    Jul 24, 2020 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #6

    Tsuki, like you said yourself just take it on the chin and let it roll, or words to that effect.
    Didn’t miss your little dig previous.

  • Mund

    Jul 24, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #7

    Skunki you are a complete clown and hypocrite.

    You and Munster clearly don’t like each other and argue and debate and it gets deep but no matter whether your joking or not bringing someone’s kid into the argument as a weapon is absolutely disgusting and shouldn’t happen. What don’t you understand??

    Go to the blog admins and I’ll do a counter argument if I hear anything and we see who comes off worse

  • GhostToon

    Jul 24, 2020 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #8

    #cans, cans and more cans on order

  • lochinvar

    Jul 24, 2020 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #9

    Hardians Wall they say was built to keep the English in because of Covid-1 and not the Scots out as they are happy where they are as Nicola has told them so.

    No the fencing at SJP is to keep us Geordies in to prevent us giving up season tickets and attendances falling and the Scousers out as they will nick all the seats and anything else they can get their hands on – after they’ve washed them in hot soapy water of course.

    Either that or it’s just added security for Dick Dastardly aka Ashley and Muttley aka Charnley who are planning a heist to remove the only piece of silverware at SJP in years, the Premier League Trophy and fly off with it in the helicopter that has arrived bringing Kevin Keegan back to our welcoming bosom.

  • bill

    Jul 24, 2020 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #10

    Why are you guys always bickering? Live and let live.

  • bill

    Jul 24, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #11

    Obviously failed Lochinvar as there is no one in SJP at the moment. Another clever plan down the drain 🙂

  • dannitoon

    Jul 24, 2020 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #12

    Or BT sports have done it for pre tv work?

  • dee em

    Jul 24, 2020 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Hopefully the ground is about to become a building site as the sports direct signs are taken down / new ones go up hence the fencing

  • dannitoon

    Jul 24, 2020 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Its been fenced off since sheff utd match.. its to keep fans away from matches

  • raffathegaffa

    Jul 24, 2020 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Fencing is for the new building project if it’s ever announced

  • Geordie-john

    Jul 24, 2020 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #16

    More Bollocks


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