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Masters Shares Very Little About NUFC Legal Battle In Response To Local MP



A letter Premier League chief Richard Masters sent to Blaydon MP Liz Twist has surfaced online today. That letter, dated December 23rd of last year, is in response to a letter the local MP sent to Masters addressing the concerns of her constituents involving the Premier League.

NUFC HQ has provided the full letter via their Twitter account.


While MP Twist’s concerns primarily regard Newcastle United, Richard Masters first tackles subjects concerning the Premier League as a whole. He responds to questions about the EPL assisting EFL clubs as well as the rejected proposition dubbed Project Big Picture.

In the final two paragraphs, Masters responds to what was the primary concern of Twist and her constituents, the Premier League’s Owner’s and Director’s tests, and the failed Saudi takeover of Newcastle United. On that front, Masters provides very little insight, as is expected since there are unresolved legal disputes between Newcastle and the Premier League.

The last paragraph is where Masters references the current situation with Newcastle United specifically, and their arbitration case against the league. He doesn’t reveal much but does say that he wants it resolved in a timely manner.

Here is the final paragraph from the letter posted above:

“In relation to any specific ongoing legal matters, as you will probably know, Newcastle United recently announced that they have commenced arbitration proceedings against the Premier League in connection with a proposed takeover of the club.

“Given that the parties have agreed that the arbitration is to be a confidential process, there is little very little (if anything) I am able to disclose to you regarding the case.

“Arbitrations (including those held by the FA) are generally heard in private, and this is no exception.

“There are generally good reasons why parties choose to have disputes resolved by way of confidential arbitration: for example, it can be more informal, it protects sensitive information and it encourages honesty and frankness from parties and witnesses.

“I would like to reiterate that it is the Premier League’s desire to have the matter resolved in a timely manner.”


157 comments so far

  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jan 12, 2021 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #121

    Uncertain

    Oh, was it 2 minutes past the deadline when i posted that lineup?

    didnt realise…honest 🙂

    PS Rashford is arguably a better shout than Saka anyway so best of luck.

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  • lesh

    Jan 12, 2021 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #122

    Tin man

    Ordinarily the club would fall under the scope of FA rules but surely we have here a dispute over the EPL’s behaviour in relation to the application of of those rules.

    Anyway, we could go on all night so let’s wait and see how things pan out.

    1
  • Tim the toon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #123

    Tonight has all the hallmarks of a relegation 6 pointer – our best chance will be to put out a team that out works the Blades on the pitch; if we don’t it’s going to be a long night

    1
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jan 12, 2021 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #124

    There’s nothing to fear from Sheff U and yet most of us are worried and its all because of our fearless leader on the sidelines..

    1
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jan 12, 2021 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #125

    *clueless

    1
  • magicmac54

    Jan 12, 2021 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #126

    Geordie Tom

    Hi Tom, i think we are around the same age, so in answer to your question i haven`t heard anything about the vaccine, although the timming for my vaccine could be slightly different with me living across the pond Tom

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  • Tim the toon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #127

    GP

    Bit worried about the “fearless” comment; thought I’d missed the season up to now 🙂

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Jan 12, 2021 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #128

    Goth,

    Classic manoeuver mate, can’t have people catching you up 🙂

    16 games next GW, be using me wildcard I think

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #129

    Speaks volumes that our up and coming players cant get game time – Allan had been at League One side Accrington Stanley, with midfielder Jack Young (Tranmere) and goalkeeper Jake Turner (Morecambe) brought back from stint in League Two.

    We recall these and and yet Lejuene- the kid according to Brucie!! – a plyer who is ready for the first team stay out on loan

    1
  • jane

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #130
  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #131

    Even if masks work, cases would still be going up massively. The reason the virus keeps going up isn’t because masks don’t work but because the weather’s getting colder. The same thing has happened every year for as long as we know. It’s called flu season for that reason. Until any of these things are proven beyond doubt not to work, we should just do them. If it turns out they don’t work there’s nothing lost, if they do work then you might just save a life.

    4
  • jane

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #132

    very solid

    1
  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #133

    Teams out – all out attacking by Brucies – looks like a back 5, two holding midfielders with Wilson on his lonesome and Fraser and longstaff out wide

    5221

    2-0

    MUPPET

    1
  • jane

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #134

    looks like a battling side to combat a battling side.

    1
  • Tim the toon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #135

    Cannot believe Hendrick starts and Matty is on the bench; the positive is that Joelinton doesn’t start

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #136

    OK predictions:
    2-0 defeat
    Sub at 65Mins – AC for Wilson
    Subs at 85min – Almiron & Anderson for Longstaff & Hendricks

    1
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #137

    what the f@ck is that team????

    Dummett at Wingback? he’s the least attacking fullback in the PL. Can you see him overlapping?

    5 at the back.

    Only 2 attackminded players.

    sean instead of Matty.

    hendrick instead of Miggy.

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  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #138

    I can’t see Sheff Utd winning. I even think we could win by 2 goals. 2-0 or 3-1

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  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #139

    Tom @116, absolutely mate!

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #140

    Hoping to pinch a 0-0 draw?

    2
  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #141

    I was looking at the wrong line-up. Just saw the real team sheet with Hendricks. It’s going to be a slog fest. 1-1.

    1
  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #142

    After predictions – excuses

    We were tired after the extra time
    Sheff U have had a bit longer to recover
    We are work in progress
    We were better in the second haIf
    We have to roll our sleeves up and battle
    I inherited a poor squad – its the best any top manager can do
    etc etc etc

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #143

    Lewis must be crocked is he?

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #144

    Is NE1 on the list of areas that Royal Mail have not been able to get post out?

    Can be the only reason CabbageHeed hasnt got his P45

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  • geordie157

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #145

    Hmm

    Thought Matty Longstaff would start and probably Gayle too.

    It’s a bit negative unless Longstaff is playing in a no 10 role

    Hendrick yay, surely Anderson could have had his place.

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  • IITianToon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #146

    Wow the teamsheet is unreal.. 2 attacking players out of 11 against the mighty Sheff United. Omg.

    1
  • Asi Fish

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #147

    Jail – Lewis injured mate.

    Didn’t expect that team……….oh well, let’s see what happens.

    HWTL

    1
  • Asi Fish

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #148

    Even Dennis Twice doesn’t fancy attack attack with that team lol

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  • IITianToon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #149

    Playing Hendrick and S. Longstaff ahead of Almiron and Matty feels like a dagger to the heart. 🙁

    0
  • Not another deJong

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #150

    Has the use of masks prevented the next article?

    0
  • Mund

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #151

    0-2 win for the lads

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #152

    According to the BBC we’re not even disguising we’re going 5-4-1, they’ve gone
    3-5-2.
    5-4-1 is the system I used when I was Scarborough manager and I got drawn against a PL club in the 3rd round of the cup.

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #153

    Perhaps the tactical genius that is CabbageHeed has pulled off a master stroke – No one will have expected that team selection. The cunningness of this cunning bloke is second to none – even Baldrick doesnt come close

    What next 2 goalies and 9 defender formation

    1
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #154

    Looks like Schar might be playing in front of a back four so Longstaff can push into the 10 role.

    1
  • hibbit

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #155

    the mighty Sheffield have Bruce quaking in his Boots,
    is that a team that wants to win or a team that doesn’t want to get beat ??

    that’s me off for the Pizza’s,
    enjoy the game boys and girls. stay safe,

    2
  • geordietom

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #156

    Mac …

    hope you hear soon mate …

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  • toonluvva

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #157

    Not too sure about Longstaff (S) and Hendricks in midfield. If Fraser is not 100% fit it could be a loooong night for us.

    It will also be a long 90 minutes for Bruceless. He will be expected to beat the bottom team without a league win all season so if he doesn’t no amount of excuses will hide is ineptitude. The same can also be said of Ashley, Barnes & Bishop. After all they spent £4m to bring Bruceless here, and it will cost them to sack him.

    HWTL!

    Bruceless, Ashley, Barnes and Bishop out.

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