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The Premier League Is In The Middle Of A Rising Storm



The Newcastle United Supporters Trust has issued the following tweets verifying one of their members has received an email of support from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

This is a positive step that the PM has acknowledged the need for the Premier League to at least make a statement. Newcastle fans, in their push for the Premier League to open up about what happened with the takeover, have garnered a lot of support over the past week.

The list of local MPs offering support has grown to 19 according to The Mag. Yesterday, the Chronicle reported that 13 had sent letters to the Premier League.

The petition for an independent investigation of the EPL takeover process has also passed 91,000 signatures at the time of writing.

It seems that Carla DiBello, the American socialite who was linked with the Saudi-backed consortium earlier in the year, is also in support of this petition.

DiBello was first linked to the consortium in February, a few weeks after the story broke in the Wall Street Journal. It was Bloomberg News who reported that the American entrepreneur was working alongside Amanda Staveley on the deal.

Later the Wall Street Journal added that DiBello was actually the one who broached the idea to the Saudi Public Investment Fund of purchasing Newcastle.

So this is an interesting tweet from DiBello, to say the least. The Premier League, who seemed to have balked at making a decision to avoid taking any heat, are now at the middle of a firestorm that they may not be able to hide from much longer.


226 comments so far

  • fairscup

    Aug 7, 2020 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #1

    B0R1S – if you pull this one off for us I PROMISE I will vote for you next time around.

    47
  • Regan

    Aug 7, 2020 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #2

    Maybe Boris is part of the Saudi master plan

    19
  • Optimistic prime

    Aug 7, 2020 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Haven’t read everything on the blog today, busy busy.

    Well done everyone, hopefully this doesn’t fall on deaf ears and the deal is done ASAP. Yesterday!

    Was feeling a little disheartened yesterday, today is a new day.

    Lesh

    Thank you, some talk the talk you sir walk the walk, thank you again.

    16
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Aug 7, 2020 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #4

    I wonder just how greatly Masters and the PL underestimated us when they made the call to not make a decision and play their games? I bet they thought we would slink off into the night after a day or 2 and it would all blow over.

    how wrong they are.

    52
  • lochinvar

    Aug 7, 2020 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #5

    RIP
    Charlie Harcourt, known for his roles at popular North-East bands Junco Partners and Lindisfarne, resided in Newton and was a regular at the Golden Lion, in Corbridge.He died on July 28 after a long illness, aged 73.

    Charlie was born in Newcastle and fell in love with music at a young age.
    He was a founder member of Junco Partners who replaced The Animals at the iconic Club A Go Go as resident band. He went on to form Jackson Heights with Lee Jackson, who had been in The Nice until Keith Emmerson left to form ELP.

    29
  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 7, 2020 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #6

    MTB
    onmeedsun, the same crowd wood stick the knives in us with great gusto mate.

    1
  • lochinvar

    Aug 7, 2020 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #7

    Lesh
    More power to your elbow but don’t get a red Mitro style, be more subtle

    3
  • theartfuldodger

    Aug 7, 2020 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #8

    It will be interesting what the premier league has to say… busy with covid and the restart ? complicated case of takeover ?

    0
  • lochinvar

    Aug 7, 2020 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Matty Longstaff’s winner against Manchester United has been shortlisted for the Premier League’s Budweiser Goal of the Season award.
    But then again so has De Bruyne against us.

    4
  • Optimistic prime

    Aug 7, 2020 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #10

    I know Ashley said he was 100% committed, has he withdrawn the sale, called it off with the prem?

    Everyone wants to hear off the Prem but id like to hear a bit from Ashley/Stavely/PIF where everything stands.

    10
  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #11

    Boris/Tories to control Newcastle would be the coup d’état of the century.

    10
  • lochinvar

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #12

    If Masters gets round to making a statement will it be a Press Release or will he actually stand up and face the press and TV cameras.

    Will it be :

    A. “I believe it is peace in our time”
    Neville Chamberlain just before war broke out
    or
    B. “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”
    Martin Luther King

    Press your buzzers now.

    7
  • Regan

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Lochinvar…none of the above…he’s too busy working out how Aston villa can get away without a points deduction mate

    6
  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #14

    Does anyone think that Tottenham Hotspurs’ objections are religiously motivated?
    What are their objections and have they been dismissed?
    More questions for the PL to answer in my opinion.

    8
  • hibbit

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #15

    that’s 92000 on the board ,

    we’re on fire today guys absolutely brilliant
    massive Thank You to Sean H for starting this petition.

    19
  • simon376

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #16

    Some great letters being put out there, well done everybody

    4
  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #17

    Well Boris backing it is a bit of a surprise.

    In fact I’m gobsmacked he has.

    Is he in Barnard Castle?

    15
  • Online Guy

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #18

    Jail for Ashley

    I made no comment at all about you bumming seals ..none.

    That was an actual true report on Radio and TV Yesterday afternoon .

    You have made reference to me taking drugs twice in the last few days ..I have children and grandchildren and that would be a disgracefull example to set for them . I do not take drugs and I am not acid soaked as you have said to me .

    You have stepped over the line with that.

    19
  • The Prince's Mate

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #19

    Loch@5

    Very sad news but appreciate the update

    3
  • simon376

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #20

    Hibbit

    It’s great news that it’s picking up again, let’s hope some of Ant & Decs followers join in to support them

    3
  • Regan

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #21

    Lay down and die…..I DONT THINK SO MASTERS

    17
  • Northumbrian

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #22

    Great news and excellent post from lesh but I would urge caution with bo jo, we turned the labour red wall blue the last election so its in his interest to ask the prem to make a statement then forget about the north east in the knowledge that he’s done his bit

    5
  • lochinvar

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Anglo@11
    Boris/Tories to control Newcastle would be the coup d’état of the century.

    There would be a pub named after him in the Bigg Market. The Boris.

    Greggs would create a “Boris Roll” – not great looking, a bit flaky but boy would it make you feel good.

    Boris Brown Ale would be all the rage.
    “Can I have a bottle of Boris please”, would be the cry

    We could have another new Bridge over the Tyne – The Boris Bridge

    Fenwicks window at Xmas would be themed around the story of the Good King Boris slaying the EPL monster.

    Borismen sword dancing would become the new rage.

    Dec would loose his job to “Ant and Boris”, sweeping all the TV awards before
    them

    Shipbuilding resumes. ” I name this ship the good ship Boris”

    Boris and Borise would be the most popular names in the UK fuelled by a baby boom on Tyneside.

    Endless possibilities, just needs to happen

    40
  • The Prince's Mate

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #24

    Some people on here wanting to hear from either party regarding takeover which is fair enough but maybe they’re learning from past mistakes and have agreed to kerp everything silent until something is possibly sorted? They may very well be negotiating a new deal with our friend masters…. We can but hope

    11
  • The Prince's Mate

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #25

    kerp=keep… Twat

    9
  • hibbit

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #26

    simon all we can do is keep bashing away, piling as much pressure as we can anyway we can,

    9
  • gggrrrr

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #27

    Lochinvar

    Such bad news about Charlie Harcourt I’m distressed. I’ve watched him for years in various line ups most recently with Mick Whitaker another Geordie Legend. RIP bonnie lad.

    6
  • The Prince's Mate

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #28

    Loch, can I have some of what your taking?

    2
  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #29

    OG I read that as well, he’s just stirring it ignore. also him calling you a Liar for the post where you recalled him asking Neil to stop Mund and Anglo from harassing KV you were right, I have an email from Neil and things did happen.
    Think you should ask Neil if he took down Jails post, Neil and ed are fair-minded
    and I think they would tell you if they did. The reason why is jail called you a Liar which is not true.

    3
  • kimbo

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #30

    EPL please answer this, Man UTD £12million investment/sponsorship from Saudi acceptable but investment in NUFC is not.
    Saudi owners of Sheffield United is acceptable, owners of NUFC is not.
    Boris getting involved seems very interesting, let`s see where this ends now.

    9
  • The ledge

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #31

    There is even porn stars offering nude photos if you sign the petition Lmfao.

    5
  • Regan

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #32

    Male or female mate

    3
  • The ledge

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #33

    Female mate

    2
  • Slatymag

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #34

    Masters writing an explanation at PL headquarters as we speak thumbing through his thesaurus for the softest alternates to Incompetent, Corrupt and Backhander.

    Get in there lads and lasses, a good bit of progress being made now. Well done all! Hopefully it ends with what we all want.

    7
  • The ledge

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #35

    Anyone that signs the petition today and sends me a screen shot proving it, I will send a full filthy nude straight to your inbox! #Cans #NUFC ??
    Link in comments. https://t.co/MxQLBstzXA

    7
  • DaraghL

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #36

    The Ledge,

    That is disgusting carry on! Who is offering such filth? Send me their email, snapchat…tiktok, anything?

    12
  • Regan

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #37

    Where’s that at mate…have a bit of that like

    0
  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #38

    If it’s Female JAF will not be signing up.

    4
  • The ledge

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #39

    Regan on twitter

    1
  • peter5199

    Aug 7, 2020 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #40

    lochinvar @23 and I thought I was bad!!! good blog

    1
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