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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

  • Mort

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #81

    Siiiiiiuuuuuuu

    4
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #82

    Goodnight!!!

    1
  • Mort

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #83

    TDS must have read it backwards first, then upside down, then after rearranging the words. That’s why he did not understand

    4
  • magicmac54

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #84

    Big Jack on the late late show in 1990 telling some funny stories although i didn`t realise he met Nick Pope 😀 😀

    https://youtu.be/Xt3VLxVeWI4

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  • coming home

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #85

    Goodnight Raj love

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  • Mort

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #86

    Coming Home dont you mean Taco and TDS?

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  • coming home

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #87

    Mort

    Yeah mate say it to one of them and it counts to all the handbag crew
    😆

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  • Mort

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #88

    Coming Home too much Gucci and chihuahua

    4
  • coming home

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #89

    Magic

    I’d still love to visit God’s holiday home and the famous Magic Red room but I couldn’t promise not to frolic mate, its in my blood to frolic with wor lass

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  • coming home

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #90

    Mort

    Romour has it TDS Carrie’s a chihuahua in his golf bag

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  • Mort

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #91

    Coming Home US intelligence has found the rumour to be factually accurate

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  • Mort

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #92

    They have also found evidence they sometimes carry the chihuahua inside their big granny underpants

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  • coming home

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #93

    Mort

    Actually it was UK intelligence (pug) who started the rumour

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  • Mort

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #94

    That way they can blame the stains on the chihuahua when it’s actually their stain

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  • Mort

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #95

    Spooks

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  • Mort

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #96

    There’s also rumours they have split personalities hence the need for alts. Collectively they’re known as The Village Idiots and their theme song is YMCA

    3
  • coming home

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #97

    😆

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  • coming home

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #98

    #disclaimer

    That was banta and under no circumstances am I prepared to fight The Pug in a court of law

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  • Mort

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #99

    Coming Home plead insanity. Say The Village Idiots drove you insane on this blog. The evidence is there

    1
  • coming home

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #100

    Mort

    That’s not far from the truth
    😆

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  • Mort

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #101

    Do you think Taco Raj TDS are like a cult where everyone must agree with them and do as they say or they gang up on you and try to drive you away?
    Satanic cult?

    7
  • Mort

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #102

    Marilyn Manson wannabes

    4
  • coming home

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #103

    Mort

    In a nutshell but hoy Munster in with them
    He likes to join a pack does wor Munster

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  • Mort

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #104

    I’m sure they pick on Munster aswell don’t they?

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  • coming home

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #105

    Everyone picks on Munster as he is a prik

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  • coming home

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #106

    Right off to my scratcher goodnight Mort mate

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  • Mort

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #107

    Goodnight
    Siiiuuuuu

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 17, 2022 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #108

    No CH, a regular few halfwits like a barney with me , but that’s grand. Most don’t. And nor do I with 95% of people here.

    Check, I thought you were a bit brighter than your last post. I’m fond of the lot of you poms by and large, and Geordies are super people. But please don’t show your ignorance about a general antipathy in this country towards the English football team, with English people in general.

    It’s a common misconception that the less educated of you jump on, but it’s very inaccurate.

    So most Irish people in a pub won’t support your lot , in football or rugby etc, but will happily buy you a pint, assuming you’re not arrogant or throwing plastic chairs etc.

    As in many things in life, and on this blog, subtlety is under appreciated. You need to think big picture Check.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 17, 2022 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #109

    Mort, Taco is a very tolerant bright and moderate fellow. Not sure what is your problem with him . Anyway bed time, nite all.

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 17, 2022 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #110

    He who shouldn’t be named is getting his hands on Arena Coventry Stsdium which is expected to enter administration on Thursday.

    Former Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group is regarded as the preferred bidder for ACL.

    3
  • Wor B

    Nov 17, 2022 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #111

    If I were a betting man I’d stick a cheeky fiver on a 6 month ban for Toney.

    7
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 17, 2022 at 3:33 AM

    Comment #112

    PIF just won’t stop. They’ll keep finding ways to increase revenue, keep increasing the amount we can spend within FFP, keep improving infrastructure, and keep strengthening players and staff. We’ll win the CL within ten years, and it’ll be bought as well as earned, let’s face it, but one things for sure, football will never have seen a more delirious or passionate fan base when it happens.

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  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Nov 17, 2022 at 4:28 AM

    Comment #113

    I suspect some of the people wanting Ronaldo were the same people who wanted Bale, Ramsey, Dele Alli, Coutinho, Troy Deeney, King etc and Gerrard as manager. Time flies when you start getting older and sometimes it seems like just a few weeks ago someone like Alli was getting 20 goals a season. I also guess some people only know those who’ve been around years and are therefore more well known, and that some people just don’t get that footballers tend to go rapidly over the hill or become injury prone at about 30, especially those that weren’t world class or play in a position relying on speed – strikers and wingers etc.

    To be honest, I’m starting to get like that now and often haven’t heard of the younger up and coming players, especially on the continent. There was a time I’d watch the majority of England youth games and watch Championship & league one highlights looking for the next Gazza, but recently I mostly just watch Newcastle.

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  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Nov 17, 2022 at 4:30 AM

    Comment #114

    I hope Toney doesn’t get banned. He’s in my Draft team and it’s really difficult to replace strikers. Maybe I should try to swap him with someone who hasn’t been reading the news.

    1
  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Nov 17, 2022 at 4:35 AM

    Comment #115

    I don’t see the similarities with Mort and Mund other than both having four letter names starting with M. Mund could be fairly abrasive at times, but he wasn’t known for his immature jibes. That was more Jedi’s style. What happened to Mund anyway? Did he quit, haven’t seen him for weeks.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 17, 2022 at 4:47 AM

    Comment #116

    “Everyone picks on Munster as he is a prik”

    And he is now known on here as Moanster the Dik.

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  • cyprus

    Nov 17, 2022 at 5:06 AM

    Comment #117

    Apologies, football post…

    Because of the WC, we’re looking good in the Table and will do for quite a while.

    Now, there’s currently only two teams crashing the Big Six party. NUFC, Brighton.

    Can it last? For example, will we finish above Liverpool? (*Scroll to the end for the answer).

    Then again, my goal this season was a comfortable mid table ride, never in danger of relegation, getting the odd excellent result.

    That goal’s already done and dusted, just 15 games in!

    So, new targets…

    “In order to finish above 5th place on an average year, a team needs roughly 65 points.”

    We’ve been getting 2 points a game, if we continue thus we’ll end up with 76. That haul has actually been enough to win the whole thing in the past!

    “The lowest points total ever earned to win the Premier League was 75 by Manchester United in 1996-97, the second of the 20-team campaigns. They only needed 69, though, as Newcastle and Arsenal in second and third respectively only managed 68 each.”

    Incredible possibilities. Even relegation form, about a point a game, should see us finishing 8th, with 53 points.

    We’ll see.
    .
    .

    * No.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 17, 2022 at 6:55 AM

    Comment #118

    How has Toney been found out after all these tears?

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 17, 2022 at 6:59 AM

    Comment #119

    Love it how every conceivable avenue is being explored for sponsorship and commercial partnerships going forward. The racetrack named bloke can stay a while 😆

    4
  • check the toastie

    Nov 17, 2022 at 7:07 AM

    Comment #120

    All looks good Cyprus eh.

    Premier League is so competitive now that even next season we could be anywhere in the top 8. I’m over the moon with that.

    Do expect us to grow into a team that compete’s at the very top but nowt guaranteed as all clubs are now at it.

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