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Newcastle Issue Brief Statement On Postponement Of Arbitration Until 2022



Newcastle United have confirmed that their pending arbitration case against The Premier League has been postponed until early 2022 after a meeting on Monday.

Here is the full statement from the club:

The parties attended a hearing today in the case between Newcastle United and the Premier League.

The main hearing of the arbitration has regrettably now been adjourned until early 2022 due to issues with the disclosure of evidence.

The parties will be making no further comment at this time.

Newcastle’s arbitration case against the Premier League was supposed to get underway this month. The timeframe of the proceedings could have lasted well into the season. Now this club will remain in limbo almost indefinitely as no firm date for the arbitration has been set.

Mike Ashley has been reluctant to fund Steve Bruce’s summer business with a reported budget of just £10m as he hopes to get the Saudi-backed takeover resurrected. We are starting to fall well behind the rest of the pack in our preparations for the coming campaign.

This is another in an endless string of delays and shenanigans that are threatening this club’s ability to compete in the league. Now that a final decision on this takeover is not likely to happen until near the end of this season, Mike Ashley has to open up his wallet and back this club.


373 comments so far

  • Adamn_92

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Further and further delayed, getting beyond ridiculous.

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  • Not another deJong

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #2

    Just another couple of weeks

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #3

    So much for the endgame. Ashley going to okay that 50mill budget now I suppose

    ITKs done well again

    18
  • lochinvar

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #4

    What’s the film called

    Liars, Cheats and Corruption?

    8
  • Adamn_92

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Couldn’t really blame PIF for fully walking away at this point.

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  • Not another deJong

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #6

    So many questions. Like why does a private panel have issues with disclosure?
    But there is no hope of getting any answers, so why bother.

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  • Ace50

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Before everyone and their dogs start guessing what and why, I would suggest us just seeing what other information comes out over next few days or week or so. The CAT case is where things are going to get interesting, as far as I read it, as the information will be public. The CAT case is still due to go ahead and so things will still happen. Not sure whether that will be positive or negative, but we still have something taking place ‘soon’.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #8

    Couldn’t blame Pif for walking away
    Hahaha there so gone now we are well and truly f@@@@@@cked

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  • Not another deJong

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Was adjournment a 2:1 call?

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #10

    This has been in the pipeline for how long, a year?

    And now another 6 months or more as lawyers shuffle some papers and coin it in.

    More dodgy than a dodgy.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Disgraceful – outcome today.
    No quality signings now – not even a small chance.
    Another season like the last one.
    Can we limp along again under Brucie for another crap season.
    Can we beat the drop.

    Nightmare scenario – again.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Adam
    We could blame them. They are all still at the table and committed so Amanda tells us. Walk away for the second time tells us either they are lying to her or she is lying to us

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  • Adamn_92

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Yeah we still have the CAT case but that’s probably likely only for compensation isn’t it? We need the separation issue from arbitration to make some real progress surely. Hope more information does come out but this has to be a real hammer blow. Can’t be any excuse to not reinforce with signings this window now.

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  • toon22

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #14

    What a massive surprise

    Nee chance of 2 weeks
    Maybe just another 2 years

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  • carltoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Well there it is, noway we’re getting any takeover, at least we know. And because it’s confidential, we won’t get to know why, it’s more important now to know why! But we’ll never find out.

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  • toon22

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #16

    Stay positive guys
    It’s working a treat

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  • hibbit

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #17

    lets see how season tickets go now with that news ??

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  • Not another deJong

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #18

    What information is sensitive about the seperation issue?

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  • carltoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #19

    Well I’m pleased i didn’t get too carried away, I’m amazed the club let us know, no further information. Well that’s a surprise.

    3
  • Not another deJong

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #20

    What will be different by the beginning of next year?

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  • willgwent2k5

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #21

    P155take!

    5
  • Davas28

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Has this been confirmed on Twitter?

    Depressing news.

    1
  • The Wife

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Y’all go easy on Mund, ok?

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #24

    Disclosure of evidence refers to the process by which someone charged with a criminal offence is provided copies of, or access to, material from the investigation that is capable of undermining the prosecution case and/or assisting their defence.
    So who’s stitched who up..Let me guess the Premier league

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  • Ace50

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #25

    Adam, as far as what I am picking up, the CAT case contains lots of information the PL don’t want to have made public. Therefore there might be some leverage used to scrap CAT case and come to an amicable conclusion for all.
    I just think a message like this, in isolation, can be quite incendiary on the blog so it’s maybe best to still see what happens over next week or so.

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  • Mund

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #26

    The Wife

    Why’s that? 😆

    Being on this blog you need a thick skin or get out.

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  • Mund

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #27

    There will surely be statements coming out over the next week or so to explain this and were we are at.

    Maybe the consortium knew this was coming with the interviews they were doing.

    Time will tell but not a time to speculate

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  • The Wife

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #28

    Mund,

    Fair enough.

    4
  • jazzyp

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Mund

    Looks like the club has been shafted again pal

    3
  • Mund

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #30

    The Wife

    Not a time to make fun but like I said a thick skin

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  • Mund

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #31

    Jazzy

    Not good one bit mate.

    Could be the end of football for a lot of us now.

    Not going to get my knickers in a twist tho until we hear more on it.

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  • carltoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #32

    Oooh! Is it all MUNDS fault AGAIN.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Jul 19, 2021 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #33

    If you’re not living in completel denial, this was always on the cards.

    Begs the question, why wasn’t the deal restructured to go through, then take the control they want once they had their foot firmly through the door?

    At this rate the club won’t be sold in my lifetime and going into another season with Bruceless and Ashley at the helm is terrifying!

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  • mctoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #34

    Early 2022 ..

    That’s the bare minimum January window spend sorted.

    2
  • jazzyp

    Jul 19, 2021 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #35

    Mund
    No not at all mate.Premier league have failed to agree to any transparency hence an easy get out clause

    3
  • Mund

    Jul 19, 2021 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #36

    People having Crystal balls 😆

    Nobody saw this coming

    2
  • The mighty wyn

    Jul 19, 2021 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #37

    Same old nonsense. You can never stop having an interest cos it’s in the blood but I think this the end of me watching this shitshow.
    Got to the stage where I dont really care any more
    Ashley has stripped the club of its identity.
    It’s all a bit pointless now as with the wonderful bruce in charge we have no chance of even competing with the promoted clubs

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  • Optimistic prime

    Jul 19, 2021 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #38

    Shoulda got Noel Edmonds on the case instead of Nick DeMarco.

    Deal or No Deal?

    Someone put this in a box and throw it away.

    8
  • Adamn_92

    Jul 19, 2021 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #39

    Ace

    Hopefully you’re right, I feel like if the league were that worried about the CAT case though then a settlement would have been agreed by now. I think arbitration is the key one we need. CAT could show the league acted unlawfully but they’d still probably be able to delay or reject the deal if we can’t prove separation. Just my view on it and hope I’m wrong of course. Just really gutting to hear about such a long delay to arbitration.

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  • carltoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #40

    Well, there’s definitely people in high places that don’t want this takeover done. Why! Surely there needs someone in the media to get behind this. It’s absolutely disgrace.

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