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Newcastle Announce Sponsorship Deal With SAUDIA



Newcastle have added SAUDIA as their official tour airline partner ahead of the training camp in Riyadh next month. SAUDIA will be the carrier that flies the lads to Riyadh for the 6-day training camp.

It appears that the airline will have future sponsorship opportunities as new chief commercial officer Peter Silverstone said the following:

“Whilst Newcastle United is on an exciting and ambitious journey to grow our global reach and fanbase, we are also very focussed on growing our fan base and following in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East.

“Our ambition is to become the most supported English Premier League football team in Saudi Arabia; a country whose population includes a large, young, passionate and highly engaged football community.

“We are delighted to partner with SAUDIA as our official tour airline partner, and we look forward to working with them during our trip to Riyadh and for the remainder of the 2022/23 English Premier League Season.”

This is the second sponsorship deal announced in two days. On Tuesday, Newcastle confirmed Monster Energy as the official energy drink. They will have a digital presence at St. James’ Park on matchdays.

We are still awaiting the big catch, which is the official shirt sponsors for after this season. Newcastle’s deal with FUN88 has been cut short and ends after the 2022/23 campaign.

In an earlier interview, chief financial officer Darren Eales said the following about working with PIF-related sponsors:

“It would make sense in terms of some of the doors that could be opened by PIF. They invest in a number of countries globally.

“I also think when you look at a country like Saudi Arabia with a young population, 36 million and growing, football is the number one sport and there is some natural affinity there in terms of the commercial value of having an association with Newcastle.

“The days are gone of it just being advertising and a name on the shirt, it’s about what their goals are and about what they’re trying to achieve and from that we’ve got to have fair market value, that’s the reality.

“Companies are going to want to have a demonstrable return. We’ve got the potential for something that’s really great.”

Eales’s comments from early October echo what Silverstone stated above. Newcastle are looking to grow their fanbase in Saudi Arabia. We are likely to see a PIF-related company as the shirt sponsor after this season.


168 comments so far

  • check the toastie

    Nov 16, 2022 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #41

    Mort – all decent points you make, but we become a circus.

    Its not the plan bud. So aint happening.

    But if it does happen which it wont, Eddie must think he can get something from the pratt. He is the business is Eddie.

    Ronaldo is the epitomy of what this club and management team is against.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 16, 2022 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #42

    Mort

    I think the club is starting from scratch…we have the perfect opportunity to do so with all that’s been put in place in the last year.

    Therefore: no one player is bigger than the club…ronaldo or players of that ilk would completely trash that work.
    It would make zero sense!

    Ain’t happening!

    Neither should it, global reach or not.
    We’ll have that soon enough, done organically. We need to, it will mitigate people’s perceptions about KSA, and focus on the coaching players and football.

    (R)evolution! *c*

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 16, 2022 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #43

    (c)

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 16, 2022 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #44

    ctt,
    They’re not good points if they’re all completely moot and not going to happen in a million years. Him, his wages and the circus around him are the complete opposite of what we’ve achieved so far. The way we are going about things we do not need the unwanted attention he now creates. We could get clowns from Billy Smarts if we wanted a circus.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 16, 2022 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #45

    The press are just doing a number on us…yet again!
    It will subside, when they eventually realize we won’t/ don’t ‘cos we don’t have to anymore.
    They just think:’oh! Toon could afford him…bingo’!

    😉

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 16, 2022 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #46

    Won’t/don’t bite…

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  • magicmac54

    Nov 16, 2022 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #47

    Coming Home

    You have my back when it comes to the Toon army lad, and the invite to you and your 1st lady to my abode still stands as long as there is no naughty frolics in my red room 😀 😀 But supporting England from this side of the pond is more than my life`s worth, are you looking me knee capped mate 😀 😀 😀

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 16, 2022 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #48

    Raj – was just trying to phrase it to Mort in a reasonable manner.

    Try it sometime. 🙂

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 16, 2022 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #49

    Magic

    Totally understandable stance, mate.

    No Irish are gonna sell, let alone, lend england support, are they?
    Why would they?

    History!
    😉

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 16, 2022 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #50

    Check

    I get ya.
    Well done, mate.
    😉

    2
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #51

    I am baffled that any regular poster doesn’t just think Mort is a troll. He’s either Kets or someone else who just likes to stir things up by posting a lot of garbage.

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  • coming home

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #52

    TDS

    You seem to be baffled and confused quite a lot

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #53

    TDSarf,
    I’ve put up with his nibbling away at me for a while now without myself biting, his suggestion on Ronaldo and I finally did. TTT said Kets, I thought the Last Jedi but chose to keep that to myself.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #54

    ctt,
    Like I said he’s been on my case for a good while now, I let him know what I thought tonight on what is quite frankly a ridiculous view. Imo.

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  • coming home

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #55

    Maybe Mort is just a poster with an opinion that doesn’t suit you lads
    It’s OK we can all have different opinions

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  • magicmac54

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #56

    Clint Flick and Coming Home

    But i can say hand on heart big Jack Charlton is my favourite Englishman of all time for everything he done for Ireland, he also give us the most memorable and happiest moments in our lives, i`m not ashamed or embarrassed to say i shed tears when i watched that documentary about big Jack having dementia, and again when he passed away, big Jack was like a Fatherly figure to us all.

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  • coming home

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #57

    Magic

    Big Jack was a Geordie/Irish legend, he also won the world Cup with England

    🙂

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #58

    Raj – could be Jedi or Kets I suppose. He’s a troll anyway.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #59

    Coming Home – your buddy Fenham had a right go at me a few days ago for daring to have an opinion different to him and a few others on here. Mort has opinions so ridiculous that he can only be a troll and you’re defending him? Don’t be daft, even you can recognise a troll.

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  • coming home

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #60

    Raj/taco and TDS

    You’ve chased a poster off last week please don’t chase another this week

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  • stan anderson

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #61

    Jack was a gent and would always pass the time of day wirh anyone

    2
  • magicmac54

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #62

    We could sign Matty Hancock, he is the king of the jungle after all, but we would have to drop miggy as Matty would have to play on the right 😀 😀 😀

    2
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #63

    Who the fook did I chase off last week??? And I’m pretty damn sure you’d say it was pathetic if one of us quit the blog because of a few nasty things said to us…pretty sure you’ve said similar things about some people who had a break from the blog because of abuse.

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #64

    Could Mort be M***.

    There’s a conspiracy for yer…. Arch nemesis gets a rise…

    Nice one Mund, i mean Mort or Kets, or Jedi.

    🙂

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #65

    This betting scandal involving Toney ties in with some of the stories regarding why he didn’t make it at Newcastle. He just wasn’t professional enough from what I’ve heard. Could also be why nobody came in for him over the summer, fairly likely that these betting issues were known about while being investigated.

    3
  • Mort

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #66

    They’re all out of the woodwork today. Can’t keep them under long enough until they come out hungry

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  • Mort

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #67

    Likely they all miss their mam like true geordie

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #68

    Check – I did wonder if Mort could be Mund as one post definitely had his tone about it! The one having a go at Raj. You never know…instant ban though isn’t it? 😉

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  • Mort

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #69

    Go to bed mummys boys with your dummy or thumb to comfort you
    Siiiiuuuuuu

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  • coming home

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #70

    😆

    Mund is like me he doesn’t need to do alts he just tells you like it is

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  • Mort

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #71

    Coming Home you are right about Raj Taco and Toon Down Southern Fried Chicken they do have that in common. Could they be one person?

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #72

    We chatted with the u13s after training tonite. The other coach asked who the lads were supporting. One said England. The rest laughed at him. It’s the way we are, and fking proud of it.

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #73

    If in doubt accuse a poster of being another poster you have already had disagreements with as it can’t be that you generally end up disagreeing with most posters.
    But other posters dont have disagreements with posters that might not be the poster that you have already disagreed with in the past about them being the poster that you thought they were.

    Simple really.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #74

    Check – I read that 3 times and I still don’t get it. 😉

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #75

    Mort isnt Mund.

    No idea why you advertise being proud of disliking the English like Munster.

    Have you missed the point that Newcastle is very much English. The mind boggles.

    If you arnt trying to find the slightest bit of news to do our great club and town down, you are spreading bigotry towards the English. Whats the point of coming on here.

    Just to spread misery. Nice one.

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  • coming home

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #76

    Check

    That makes sense

    So Munster,Raj,TDS and Taco is the same poster
    😆

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #77

    Anybody who puts Siiiiuuuuuu at the end of a post is either juvenile or a troll.

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #78

    TDS – you weren’t supposed to. Its garbled shite.
    🙂

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #79

    Siiiiiiiiuuuuuuu

    7
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #80

    Or pi$$ed.

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