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Petition For Independent Review, Two Week Ultimatum, And Mauriss Source Speaks – Today’s News Roundup



A petition to launch to an independent review of the Newcastle takeover is gaining momentum, Mike Ashly issues a put up or shut up declaration to Clear TV CEO Henry Mauriss, and a source close to Mauriss responds to the publicity surrounding the mogul’s pursuit of Newcastle United.

Here is the roundup of today’s articles and news from The Newcastle United Blog.

Note – here’s a petition to sign to get an independent review of the EPL Takeover process – please sign it – thanks.


225 comments so far

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 2, 2020 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #41

    It’s very hard to believe the PL wouldn’t want this level of investment and one more big team to enhance its product.

    Other clubs objecting I understand, because it could mean a smaller slice of the pie for them, but of course not necessarily because a big Newcastle would of course mean a bigger pie.

    The likelihood that the PL was overly weak, incompetent or even corrupt isn’t great though, although certainly possible.

    The greater likelihood is that the bid was flawed, and that should be kept in mind.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 2, 2020 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #42

    50000+ that deserves a can or two. 🙂

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  • toon22

    Aug 2, 2020 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #43

    Nicky

    Yeh lets blame the bidders
    They didnt want to buy us anyway

    Theres blood in the water, time to feed

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  • The mighty wyn

    Aug 2, 2020 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #44

    North found it mate thanks – fully paid up member

    4
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 2, 2020 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #45

    Takeover or Ashley the club really needs to still be looking to sign players

    A couple of free transfers that would add some quality and mobility in midfield:

    Jeff Hendrick – Free
    Ryan Fraser – Free
    Arnauld Lusamba – Free

    Our midfield lacks athleticism sometimes so this would add to it Hendrick is better than Burnley (although Bruce’s tactics are worse than Dyche’s) and possibly with the likes of ASM and Almiron to play beside he could thrive

    3
  • Northumbrian

    Aug 2, 2020 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #46

    TMW I’m holding my can up in the air to welcome you to the trust mate.
    😀

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 2, 2020 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #47

    Tried to join but paypal not cooperating, which is a bit strange.

    3
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 2, 2020 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #48

    I had one “like” and then lost it to Toon 22’s “theres blood in the water, time to feed”.

    So much for let cooler heads prevail. 🙂

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #49

    Bill

    sorry, didnt see your followup message 🙂

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  • The mighty wyn

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #50

    Essex if hold on PayPal button it takes you to another screen where you pay. Also offers card option

    4
  • Belfast

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #51

    It’ll be interesting to see if the Premier league say anything regarding this. Nobody here or on twatter etc etc is privy to the facts of what went on. Only the parties involved have got the answers.

    Now if Staveley and the Saudis are talking bollox. The Premier league could absolutely sink them with their own side of the story and provide proof of what actually went on during this process.

    I won’t be holding my breath though.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #52

    I’m guessing they’ll probably keep stum.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #53

    TMW

    Ah, OK I’l try again, cheers.

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  • Boy from the Bay

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #54

    Anybody know how many members there are in the NUST? (there’s one more – i’ve just joined!)

    4
  • lochinvar

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #55

    Are the EPL culpable of Corporate Negligence?
    To the outsider it looks like that.
    They need to remove Masters from office and start again.
    Otherwise they are exposed for what they are.
    Fill in the blanks as you see fit.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #56

    toon22

    OK I’ve emailed Dennis Amess my local MP I won’t repost the whole of the email but this is what I headed the email with.

    Dear Mr AmessThis is a copy of an email I sent to Mr Johnson the Prime Minister, I wanted to send it to him as I believe the matter is of national interest not a local Leigh matter.However it seems that I have to write to you as my local MP therefore could you please as my representative in parliament add your voice to this request.Thank you

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #57

    TV time with the missus, later.

    4
  • simon376

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #58

    Good work Bill, enjoy TV

    3
  • Rafabomb

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #59

    I’ve signed but I just can not see anything happening anytime soon. If the prem/master has really not gave them an answer to the question they asked and passed, then something is really fishy ?? I just don’t get it.. something is not right with any of it

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  • Throckley Gadjee

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #60

    NUST,

    Not letting me join 🙁

    Not working through the Paypal link for mr under 2 different browsers.

    I’ll try again in the morning, maybe lots of people trying to sign up?

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  • Throckley Gadjee

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #61

    *me

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  • toon22

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #62

    Essex

    Spot on
    He will respond to your email

    3
  • toon22

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #63

    The whole episode concerns the toon but its an issue with the entire country
    It seems the prem has been hijacked by a foreign nation

    The integrity of the main sporting organization of this county has been put into question

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  • Romford mag

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #64

    51,500 🙂

    4
  • toon22

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #65

    If the prem had decided to block the sale, they would have needed to give a reason
    They couldnt as there isnt one
    So they instead made sure it was impossible
    Due to vested interests and outside political pressure
    They claim to be non political but its obvious thats an utter lie now, isnt it
    They claim its a sporting enterprise but its obviously not, its more like some kind of reality show

    Might was well watch love island

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  • Mund

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #66

    The pace on the petition today has never wavered once and still going strong.

    Incredible effort

    HWTL

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  • Mund

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #67

    22 one way of the other we will get answers. It was bad before and didn’t think it could get worse but it has and it won’t be the same again.

    If it takes months of hardwork and movements then we shall do it

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  • toon22

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #68

    Theyve lost sight of what made English football so popular
    It was the competition
    The drama

    They want to try and keep that going while making sure there isnt any real competition, they need the 6 ish clubs to stay at the top for what seems forever
    So they arrange things to keep the falicy going

    Its like trying to keep Leeds and Villa top of the pile the whole time for the last 30 years while ignoring reality

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  • toon22

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #69

    What made our football so great has been removed, rigged fixed
    To create something these people think will make more money

    Theyve lost touch with reality

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  • onmeedsun

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #70

    Perhaps now fans will realise the benefit of NUST. It’s the only fan representation we have that’s recognised by the PL. We’ve been easy to pick off before with all of the splinter groups that exist, but if we all join NUST our voice is powerful and will be heard. They had about 10k members at the start of the season after the last takeover farce, and I’m sure numbers are rising. It used to be £10/year but fans equated that to 3 pints, so it’s now £1. We should all join and stay members for our entire lives. It can only do good, but we have to accept their communications have to be a bit more professional than some radgies would like. May not bring the deal back, but we may get some answers.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #71

    Chuffed to foot with how well the petition is gaining momentum.

    Batton down the hatches PL. we’re coming for you.
    We ain’t going away!

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  • toon22

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #72

    To be fair
    I joined NUST
    Paid my money
    Thats all i got, never even received an email since
    They also decided to keep the letter about the sale to themselves while ignoring the people who they claim to represent

    Just saying

    4
  • toon22

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #73

    ShirebrookToon

    #bloodinthewater

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  • hands

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #74

    marters lied to M Ps when he said a decision was to be made soon he had no intention of making a decision he was prepaired to let newcastle stand still untill he got what he wanted for the pif to walk away he should be sacked as the prem league now looks corrupt and they should have looked more at who they give the rights for the tv rights to

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  • onmeedsun

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #75

    Frog
    Correct.
    But most neutral fans would love the spectacle of a strong a Toon challenging again. We are different and it would improve the PL product. We need a league when any one of 8 teams can win. This could happen if the top 4 rotate as the money would be more evenly spread and top players wouldn’t just gravitate to the same 4 teams.

    2
  • Mund

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #76

    I actually believe it’s possible to get to 100K really great effort by the fan base

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  • onmeedsun

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #77

    Frog
    It’s ok us getting all passionate on this blog, but the Trust have to behave professionally. They took legal advice on the letters and decided to not release them at the time as it was felt they should remain private given the deal was ongoing.

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  • toon22

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #78

    onmeedsun

    The prem has 6 teams they can sell
    Who people will pay to watch globally
    The rest of us are here to create the drama, the relegation side of the deal
    Its stopped being a sporting competition and is now a reality show

    They seem to not see that they cant keep these teams there forever

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #79

    Masters Linkedin site looks very shallow for such a high level position.
    Just the basic summary of positions held but with no detail or content.
    No endorsements either.

    Must be Dicky No Mates

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #80

    #bloodinthewater

    The PL are gonna need a bigger boat!

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