There is a petition that has been launched to get an independent review of the EPL takeover process.
Since it’s so secret you never know exactly what’s going on behind the scenes.
And it seems the Premier League were determined from the start to block the Newcastle takeover – independent of what makes up their owners’ and directors’ test.
They then had the audacity to go for four months while cowardly refusing to make a decision.
They were hoping the problem would just go away.
And they then told the Amanda Staveley led consortium – that they weren’t going to make any decision and that the acquisition could drag on for months and months.
This is hardly ethical and above board, and they should have at least had the guts to come out with a decision – entirely based on their owners’ and directors’ test.
That was their job, after all.
But they didn’t, so there may have been some philandering going on behind the scenes.
Certainly, Amanda Staveley is not happy with the way the league got the consortium to continually jump through hoops.
We think Richard Masters, the CEO of the Premier League (shown above), and new to that position, had a lot to do with not allowing the deal to go through.
It may not be possible to turn this thing around but we are going to try as hard as we can.
We need 100K signatures and currently, the petition has just over 40K signatures at the time of writing.
It’s important to get many signatures quickly, so the Newcastle fans can make a statement, and this could help the Saudis to go back in and try to make a deal with the Premier League.
All is not yet lost.
Here’s the petition to sign
57 comments so far
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:23 AMComment #1
I think it might be best to PM each other with dodgy box recommendations rather than give Ed a problem with digital rights gadgies.
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:25 AMComment #2
Yes Dr Ed loving it 🙂 if we do nothing, nothing changes.
DONEGAL NUFC IRL
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:26 AMComment #3
Signed last night me an my girlfriend
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:27 AMComment #4
With no takeover the transfer targets change significantly but I still think these would be good business
Hickey from Hearts with season loan back to them
Downes from Ipswich with season loan back to them
Callum Wilson and Brooks from Bournemouth
Fraser free transfer
Lusamba free transfer (maybe, don’t know much about him)
Will Hughes from Watford, tenacious box to box midfielder I think we need
Edouard from Celtic
Angel Gomes free transfer (left Man U, may have been snapped up already)
Lazaro another loan
Mix of young talent, prospects and players with premier league experience.
Side something like this
Manquillo, Lascelles, Lejuene, Willems
Brooks, Almiron, Saint-Maximin
Darlow, Kraft, Dummett, S.Longstaff, Hughes, Fraser, Edouard
Offload Yedlin, Saivet, Muto, Atsu and Gayle. Possibly offload Schar or Clark.
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:29 AMComment #5
Fait point I shall desist
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:29 AMComment #6
Thing is with staveley she will have a version of events from her point of view, her investors will have their own reasons for the non-viability of the deal. Yes, she will recount her difficulties getting the director/owner approval but on the investment side it was always going to boil down to long term viability. This deal will have been winding up well before covid-19 became a serious threat and long before it would become a serious financial blow to the global economy. It’s not just the viability of football, it’s the future of all investments across the board that will concern big hitters like the Saudi PIF. They will be seriously tightening the reins on their portfolio, and potential haemorrhages like NUFC would have been looked at closely as the deal dragged on and the covid crisis outran it. I reckon that if everything had been approved last week the Saudis would still have pulled the plug on their option. They didn’t cite economic reasons as a concern for nothing.
That’s why i doubt a petition will do anything.
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:30 AMComment #7
Just realised Lazaro, Fernandez and Joelinton didn’t even make the bench. Must mean more quality in the squad lol
Plus Carroll, Gillespie, Ritchie
DONEGAL NUFC IRL
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:31 AMComment #8
I can’t believe some fan’s won’t sign it I just don’t get
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:32 AMComment #9
Apparently McClaren when he was with us tried very hard to prise Hughes from Derby
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:34 AMComment #10
41,152 have signed. Let’s get to 50,000!
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:34 AMComment #11
The boxes are only dodgy when you download stuff, they don’t come loaded.
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:35 AMComment #12
I know you’re trying to help jib but dodgy streams is one thing….
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:37 AMComment #13
Anglo I wish you the best of trying that defence. Some have and enjoy lukewarm porridge at their leisure. 🙂
Best not invite the spooks in , eh?
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:38 AMComment #14
Tsunki agreed the petition might not make a difference but it keeps it in the public domain and shows the world we care about our club.
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:38 AMComment #15
Geordie157 I know it’s baffling but thats human nature and free will.
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:38 AMComment #16
Here we go where are you, Alan Turin.
DONEGAL NUFC IRL
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:38 AMComment #17
I have fire stick with everything on it. It’s good but you need good broadband too.
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:39 AMComment #18
As I said it cost no time so i signed it. But I doubt it will do anything we want it to that’s all.
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:39 AMComment #19
Well said Northumbrian
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:39 AMComment #20
Weirdly change.org is banned across the Middle East (you need a vpn on to access it), if there are indeed many Saudi people signing, then it just shows where they’ll be watching the footy next season. (VPN’s are also in effect banned here).
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:40 AMComment #21
Who’s Alan Turin? Is that Turing? And…why?
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:40 AMComment #22
Tsuki try plain English next time. it helps.
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:40 AMComment #23
Anglo I am trying to keep standards up. 😉
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:41 AMComment #24
For fullbacks id look at cancelo and spinazzola on loan. Good attacking full backs. We need a 20 plus goal striker not these callum wilsons we have been linked with. Proven strikers we need to spend on i.e. cavani.. Zapata.. Belotti.. Whoever anyone can think who has scored consistently in their league over few seasons
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:42 AMComment #25
Following the failure of the takeover I’ve taken some time to contemplate what is the best cause of action. I’ve signed the petition
Then, this afternoon I’m going around to Richard Masters place to give him a wedgie
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:42 AMComment #26
Tsunki, failing miserably I’m afraid.
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:44 AMComment #27
Has anyone wrote on budweiser coca cola nike pages that they will be boycotting them cos of premier lge etc.
Also anyone gonna leave barclays and tell them its cos of premier lge?
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:46 AMComment #28
*course* not cause. Suffering from post take-over failure syndrome
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:49 AMComment #29
Fair play Ed …
Bit odd if this had anything to do with the economy that pif are supposedly sniffing around Ac Milan and Marseille
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:50 AMComment #30
Aces yep I have done that .
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:52 AMComment #31
Spot on Northumbrian .
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:53 AMComment #32
Little sunderland fan sat in Macdonalds..takes bite of his cheeseburger. .then has a chicken nugget followed by a sip of coke..then has a handful of cheesey chips..he then wipes his mouth then says “HAPPY 30 th BIRTHDAY NANNA”
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:55 AMComment #33
The worst offenders of incompetence, sometimes corruption and any other unpleasant business practices you can think of often seem to hide within cloaks of respectibility in organisations in an attempt to justify their positions.
Remember for example UEFA, phone tapping, selling state secrets, privilidged access to information, non disclosure pay offs etc etc.
And now the Mirror reports allegedly that Chris Ronnie is advising Mike Ashley and Mauriss on football matters relating to NUFC?
Seems inappropriate and perhaps something that Masters and the EPL will surely take action on when the time comes, no doubt scuppering that scenario.
But then again..
Mad Frog Boom 22
Aug 2, 2020 at 9:59 AMComment #34
Go to streets, ask sign all help needed. I go now
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:01 AMComment #35
Master bates should have been semen stains on his mother’s carpet after she rodgered the cabin boy.
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:04 AMComment #36
Apparently complinig lists can be good therapy, rather like crosswords
Richard the Third
Must be a few more suitable candidates
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:05 AMComment #37
Good little read.
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:05 AMComment #38
Id take ralf rangnick over howe
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:08 AMComment #39
Who’s on Twitter?
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:08 AMComment #40
Ive never had barclays as a bank. I buy pepsi not cola. Dont drink alcohol. Not had bt or sky for over a year. Signed petition. Doing my part.. Are you? Lol