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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 10:05 PM

    Comment #241

    Ch

    I think someone posted something a few days ago that proved it was him. Can’t remember what it was though. You’d have to assume Amanda has been told the reason for the delay, so he’d hear through her. If that’s his take on it at the minute then that’s the best thing we have to go by at the moment.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #242

    A few have said they wanted CAT first as it’s better for the club.

    So as some pointed out this isn’t that much of a negative in the grand scheme.

    So unless Masters has found a straight flush, it’s nothing but a delay.

    Which is a pisser but good things come to those who wait.

    Will the Saudis wait?

    I don’t think they will, yet I’ve a feeling they won’t have to wait long.

    It’s getting interesting now.

    Unfortunately the rumour mill will be working over time, separating the wheat from the chaff will be difficult indeed.

    Fun times 😉

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #243

    Aces,

    Toon fans would never get a game stopped,, they are too nice.
    They couldn`t even organise a a mass walk out, never mind a pitch invasion.
    🙂

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  • magicmac54

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #244

    Really not surprised to read this very disappointing news tonight, ive remained very sceptical the whole way through the process, but its not an night to score cheap points against fellow fans on the blog who have remained very positive, we are all Newcastle fans and we will all be very gutted to see this news tonight, its not over to its over, and while there is life there is still hope, the one thing we can all agree on is the longer Ashley is in charge of our club there is huge danger we could be relegated again, perhaps those scumbags running the premier league are playing the long game to we are finally relegated again, its would not surprise me in the least if that was in their thinking, christ no one can accuse us of being glory hunters. HWTL

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  • Optimistic prime

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #245

    If his claims of the PL playing games is correct and they’ve got their delay, would this not be grounds to have the Chair removed?

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  • Aces-of-Eights

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #246

    Wltoon. If nufc want to be top6 fans might need to act like Chelsea Man utd fans instead of whining they get everything their way

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  • Aces-of-Eights

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #247

    Coming home. My point was a big negative news last July and now this July

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  • Optimistic prime

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #248

    Seems odd to be finding or forgetting information to disclose.

    Isn’t there a deadline for this sort of thing? 😉

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  • coming home

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #249

    Aces

    Yeah I get that but until we hear different the Saudis are still at the table and locked in a binding deal, I think

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  • jane

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #250

    “Seems odd to be finding or forgetting information to disclose.”

    not if that information won’t help your case.

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  • Slatymag

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #251

    If nowt else this latest instalment of the saga might garner a bit media/public sympathy for how we have been treated. Let’s hope some people in prime positions make their voices heard.

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #252

    Exactly wtf IS going on with the arbo case. What info, if it is that important ,has been missed by supposedly the best lawyers in the business.
    Poor show tut tut.

    And why isn`t Ashley fuming? Or maybe he is, doesn`t seem to be mind.

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  • magicmac54

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #253

    Like every fan i dont know how this marathon takeover will finally end, but i would bet my last dolar that useless snake in the grass Ashley will come out of all this smelling of roses he always does unfortunately, or as Toon 22 would say its never the turds fault 😀 😀 HWTL

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #254

    Well hell freezes over maybe

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  • coming home

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #255

    Slatymag

    Let’s hope so God knows we need sympathy for the torture we been through

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  • Optimistic prime

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #256

    Well I’m off to bed to dream of Ashley slinging his hook, hope your dreams are decent too.

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  • coming home

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #257

    Magic

    Divnt kick the frog off ffs

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  • Optimistic prime

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #258

    Should get a 12 point start for the mental suffering of squad and fans, probably scrape 16th 😉

    Night

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #259

    It feels like the fans are actually going to need to do some sort of protest during a game to get things rolling

    Getting the West Ham game delayed would be a real statement similar to the Man Utd it won’t happen as Toon fans have no bottle for anything of that level

    We can’t be going into another season with nitbing changing

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  • coming home

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #260

    OP

    We are all in that dream

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  • Optimistic prime

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #261

    Lee

    Nufc and SJP are part of the fabric of Newcastle than other clubs in others cities.

    Our fans and Geordies in general are fiercely proud of their city, they don’t want to see it damaged or its image tarnished, the definitely don’t want to see idiots punching horses.

    It’s nothing to do with bottle, the main reason many won’t protest is they don’t want any of the above, Ashley has and is causing enough damage without the fans joining in.

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  • magicmac54

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #262

    As a fan base we need to stay united, we wont be getting help from anyone, we cartainly wont be getting an help from that present government in England who in my opinion are even more corrupt than the premier league and thats saying something. HWTL

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #263

    Hope you manage some kip in this heat OP

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  • jane

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #264

    well said OP

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  • magicmac54

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #265

    Coming home

    Where have you been recently young man?

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  • jane

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #266

    magicmac54 tone down the rhetoric.

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  • coming home

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #267

    Magic

    I’m always lurking mate

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #268

    Any recommendations for a tower fan. need one desperately,, can`t sleep in this heat.

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  • Wor B

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #269

    Repost from earlier today

    The group’s name was the original joke based on the new strip, however the song title seems to have overtaken it 🙁 …

    Wor B
    Jul 19, 2021 at 1:55 PM
    Comment #37
    Given the vogue for attaching popular music to football these days, I’d like to nominate this for our upcoming season…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkKJy4UaPHM&ab_channel=samplegoogoo

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  • Wor B

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #270

    WL

    Invest in a/c.

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #271

    Rafa trying to sign Townsend….its like watching your ex move onto better things

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #272

    Moving

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  • magicmac54

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #273

    I think this might be a good song for all the loyal long suffering Toon fans tonight.

    https://youtu.be/nM39QUiAsoM

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #274

    It’s the slimy six games that we need to focus on for protests.
    A wall of noise with some sonig or chant that links those clubs to the dubious EPL.

    Puppets on a string so to speak

    I’m working on it.

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  • coming home

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #275

    WL

    What works for me is wor lass a bag of ice and a hand held fan

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #276

    Jail as ever reads the room incorrectly. You’ve poured scorn on Munds positivity, sometimes openly, sometimes succinctly, and now you play the victim. Utter gowl of a man.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #277

    Magic, did you see Limerick? They were down in my local earlier, celebrating the munster final! What a team!

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #278

    coming home

    Think ile opt for something more up to date mate

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  • cleveleysbob

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #279

    OK, my take.

    The PL have refused to issue certain evidence (disclosure) to the arbitration panel because they think early release will jeopardise their imminent CAT case.

    Lawyers/Judges are always reticent to arbitrate in cases that are also ‘going legal’.

    The delay to arbitration is to allow the CAT case to take its course. If the CAT find that the PL acted illegally (anti competitively) in holding back this sale, then they are stuffed and the TO will just happen.

    The only alternative to the above I can think of, which I’ve mentioned before, is that a settlement is being worked on because the PL don’t want any of this made public (much as OP has hinted at tonight).

    Don’t think the action/announcement is overly negative, but time will tell. Not spitting my dummy out just yet, things are still in motion.

    As an aside, for those questioning the resolve of the PIF, I had some correspondence with a Saudi lad last year who made it clear, they don’t back out or retreat from deals like this as they hate to be thought of as losers. In fact, his point was, the more difficult it’s made, the more determined they will be to close this out.

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #280

    Wor B

    A bit pricy just for the sake of a few days every year but cheers 🙂

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