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Newcastle United Issue Statement Calling Out Premier League Leaks



Newcastle United have issued the following statement in response to recent developments on their legal action against the Premier League.

“The Club has previously not commented on the arbitration it is pursuing against the Premier League (‘EPL’) with respect to its conduct relating to the proposed takeover because of the confidentiality clause in the EPL’s rules.

“However, the Club is aware of public reports which state that, on 17 November, the EPL referred to legal proceedings with the Club (e.g. social media posts referring to the “Club’s own legal case”) in a letter to Newcastle supporters.

“The source of some of the reporting is said to be the EPL. It appears, therefore, that the EPL has leaked the contents of their letter to some of those commenting in the public domain.

“The Club understands that these will be matters of great concern to its fans and therefore considers that, in light of the information disclosed by the EPL, it has no choice but to respond and update its fans in response to this coverage.

“The Club makes no comment on the substance of the arbitration, but it can confirm that it has issued arbitration proceedings against the EPL.

“It is unclear when those proceedings will be resolved, given the approach of the EPL and its lawyers, Bird & Bird. Nevertheless, the Club will continue to use its best efforts to press for a fair, full, and timely hearing of its claim.”

This statement alludes to the “substantive 9-page” letter that Newcastle Consortium Supporters Ltd. received from the league two days ago. The supporters’ group has taken legal action of their own against the EPL.

However, in that letter, the Premier League confirmed that Newcastle are involved in a live legal battle with the league. That revelation has apparently breached confidentiality as reported by Liam Kennedy in his Shields Gazette exclusive from yesterday.

Newcastle’s statement has admonished the Premier League for the leaks while confirming to fans that it has issued arbitration proceedings against the EPL over the failed Saudi-led takeover. While this doesn’t give us much as far as any developments in Newcastle’s case, it does cast an even more negative light on the questionable actions the league has taken.

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50 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #1

    #cans
    🙄

    4
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Understand all that.

    Beermonkey mentioned the FA leaking something this morning.

    Is there something different to this?

    1
  • Tsunki

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #3

    It’s not easy is it, this Peace lark? You really have to have nerves of steel and endless patience to just accept another opinion is held and not bite hard on what you disagree with. The hypocrisy is the worst, watching that fly past while resisting the urge to bat it down, that’s tough.

    1
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Also have I read this info was leaked before the letter was received by NCSL?

    Asking questions makes you look stupid for a minute, not asking them makes you stupid forever.

    Help please

    1
  • Mund

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Don’t be deflated by some as this is positive news from the club.

    Ashley wants this deal and wants to be rid of us. Staveley and Co have went no where and the Saudis kept batting back other offers from clubs as they wanted the mighty Newcastle United.

    3
  • Mund

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #6

    OP

    Ben Jacobs and his source are getting pointed at

    1
  • The mighty wyn

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #7

    Op think it’s the same thing but beer had seen it on social media. Club have responded to that leak from yesterday

    1
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Mund

    For leaking it early?

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Days, months or years?

    1
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Wyn

    Cheers, just making sure I’m on the right page

    1
  • Tsunki

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #11

    Who is going to be the arbiter and who are parties in arbitration, pity that wasn’t hinted at would have been useful.

    1
  • The mighty wyn

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #12

    I think it’s the first proper info that a sale is still in the pipeline hence the arbitration

    1
  • Mund

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #13

    OP that’s the jist I’m getting from twitter.

    2
  • Northumbrian

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #14

    OP, Ben Jacobs tweeted the contents of the letter at 10am but the NSCL did not receive the letter from the EPL until 3pm.

    5
  • beermonkey

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Prime

    There were references on Twitter about the leak
    As for anything like facts looks like it’s just saying they have received a letter unless there is more I missed

    2
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #16

    North

    Thanks..

    Sneaky footers

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #17

    Does not being gobsmacked, over the moon or ready to crack open the #cans mean you are deflated at the news of today’s statement?

    6
  • geordietom

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #18

    repost …

    OP …

    same here mate , love to see the look on his smarmy face when get’s confronted off De Marco , mate i bet we would make some money off tickets for that event …

    1
  • seantoon

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #19

    Did I read it wrong are the Saudis now rumoured to be buying Derby? If so would that mean there’s no chance at all of them still pursuing us? Or was that a different rumoured consortium

    0
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #20

    Beer

    Cool.

    So much bouncing round its easy to confuse something.

    0
  • geordietom

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #21

    The mighty wyn

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #12
    I think it’s the first proper info that a sale is still in the pipeline hence the arbitration

    thank you …

    1
  • hibbit

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #22

    i stand with Jail here , the very thing you’re all accusing him of your doing, lining up like pack of hounds to attack him ,
    what’s happened to everyone’s opinion counts ???
    after 13/14 years of this shit he has every right to be suspicious and in his thinking cautious

    28
  • geordietom

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #23

    seantoon

    different people mate

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #24

    seantoon,
    It’s BZG buying Derby, the ones rumoured to be buying us last year.

    2
  • Northumbrian

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #25

    Sean,, bzg who once were interested in nufc are buying derby not the Saudi pif.

    1
  • Mund

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #26

    Whoa whoa whoa I hope your not including me in that hibbit

    Attacking like dogs come on mate

    3
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #27

    Jail

    The statement from the club today makes me feel whats happened yesterday has only strengthened their position.

    Confidentiality to the PL is a zoom conference call by the looks of things.

    I’m not saying this makes me 100% its happening but its a positive in my mind.

    1
  • Geordie crappa

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #28

    In other news though..
    Almiron…sounds like a bit of a bell really.

    0
  • seantoon

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Geordie Tom
    Cheers

    0
  • HpoolMag

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #30

    How did I miss the bit where fat lad says he wants to sell and the PIF are still at the table knew I should have had me glasses with me today

    6
  • seantoon

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Cheers everyone at least there’s still the slightest glimmer of hope then

    1
  • geordietom

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #32

    listening to some motown here chilling out with my loved one …

    1
  • hibbit

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #33

    not sure how true this is but Ben Jacobs allegedly tweeted the contents of the letter at 10am but the QC for NSCL did not receive the letter from the EPL until 3pm.

    make of that what you will

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #34

    Thank you hibbit.
    There’s nothing worse than being attacked by a group of men who roll around on the floor pi$$ing themselves laughing, dangerous, you could slip over and bang your head.

    20
  • geordietom

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #35

    have non slip tiles here 😀

    5
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #36

    Hartlepool

    With it being arbitration it suggests Ashley isn’t after money and its about a sale.

    I’m no expert but even if arbitration awards money i believe a court still has to sanction the debt being collected.

    I could be wrong but its my thinking.

    1
  • Mund

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #37

    Pmsl Tom

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #38

    Yes geordietom, you’d need them.

    12
  • hibbit

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #39

    Mund read back mate it’s easy to see who it is ,
    he’s a different opinion so what, he’s double cautious so what,if he doesn’t see it that’s his problem,
    no reason for bloggers to be lining up taking cheap shots at him

    13
  • HpoolMag

    Nov 19, 2020 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #40

    Op and your opinion is as valid as any but until its sold it means nowt to me he has cheated and lied too many times, cares about noone but himself and I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could sling him

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