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The Euros Start Tonight As Deadline Day Arrives For The Premier League To Respond

Today is the day that EURO 2020 belatedly gets underway after being postponed a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Turkey and Italy will get the tournament started tonight while England’s Euro journey starts on Sunday afternoon against Croatia.

The first Newcastle player who could be in action will be tomorrow afternoon when Fabian Schar and Switzerland take on Wales. Monday could provide a triple dose of Magpies with Scotland (Ryan Fraser), Slovakia (Martin Dubravka), and Sweden (Emil Krafth) all set for their first match.

Along with the Euros, today is the deadline for the Premier League to respond to Mike Ashley’s anti-competition claim. There’s likely not much to come out of today’s proceedings as the Competition Appeal Tribunal could last into next month. The Chronicle expects the Premier League’s response to be an application to basically have the claim thrown out.

There have been recent reports that Ashley and the members of the consortium remain confident that the takeover will be resurrected this summer. Today’s CAT is the first step in a two-pronged attack with Newcastle’s arbitration case set to start in July.

While these cases provide some lingering hope that Newcastle can finally escape the Ashley era, it’s shaping up to be another cruel summer. So at least we have the European Championships to occupy our uneasy minds over the next month.

Other news that hit Newcastle fans where it hurts, Rafa Benitez is reportedly under consideration for the Everton job. The Spaniard has been mentioned as a potential candidate but according to the Liverpool Echo, no contact has been made yet.

There continues to be a number of managers linked to Everton. Yesterday, a report claimed that Galatasaray’s Fatih Terim has been offered the job. Sport Witness is also citing reports from France that Rudi Garcia – formerly of Roma, Marseille, and Lyon – has been contacted about taking the reins at Goodison Park.

85 comments so far

  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 11, 2021 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #81

    Thanks Tom, so he’s an ex judge, if that’s a thing. Is it like the Presidency, once you’ve had the job you’re Mr President for life, so once a judge always a judge??

  • Adamn_92

    Jun 11, 2021 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #82

    We won’t hear any news today, it’ll be a miracle if we do. The only slim chance of news will be that they’ve responded on time or not would be my guess.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 11, 2021 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #83

    Just a bit about the Judge Peter Roth. It is reported that he was called to the bar in 1977.
    For ya blog dopes Mr Magoo and pals ” called to the bar” does not mean he is getting the beers in at the local boozer. But it is a legal expression meaning he can represent people at court.

  • lesh

    Jun 11, 2021 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #84


    I’d suggest that that tweet is doing nothing other than saying what we already expected – that the EPL will submit its arguments for the claim to be thrown out.

    And his reference to ‘detailed submissions and supporting evidence. Key test of PL’s legal case to avert the high-stakes airing in public …’ is saying that they do not want to have to defend the claim because it’s held in open court – too much at stake.

    We can but wait for developments

  • Mund

    Jun 11, 2021 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #85

    😆 oh dear someone is salty


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