Author: John Joseph

  • Newcastle United Takeover News: Bellagraph Nova Again?

    Newcastle United Takeover News: Bellagraph Nova Again?

    The BBC are reporting today that they have recently had an exclusive interview with Evangeline Shen, one of the owners of Singapore-based Bellagraph Nova, the company who insist they are serious bidders to take over Newcastle United. This company first came to prominence in August when they were said to have put a bid of £280M to current United owner Mike Ashley. Research into the company at the time led to some doubts as to their operation, and this was not helped when it was […]

     
  • Newcastle United Takeover: The Fans Deserve Better Treatment Than This

    Newcastle United Takeover: The Fans Deserve Better Treatment Than This

    Monday 20th July 2020. 102 days since the English Premier League received the submission seeking approval of a change of ownership of Newcastle United. Since then, there has been no decision, no communication, just silence from those who have been asked to approve the change. In the meantime, there’s been lots of noise, much of it irrelevant, from a number of sources seeking to stop the takeover happening. The UK media, who seem to be pursuing their usual anti-Newcastle agenda Amnesty International bein sports in […]

     
  • Newcastle United: Amanda Staveley Subjected To Unfortunate Comments

    Newcastle United: Amanda Staveley Subjected To Unfortunate Comments

    Amanda Staveley, PCP Partners queen and darling of Newcastle United fans, has been subjected to some pretty grim comments recently. Ms Staveley is, of course, the driving force that put together the consortium which is currently bidding to buy Newcastle United from Mike Ashley. A consortium which includes PCP Partners, the Reuben Brothers and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. Wor Amanda is currently involved in a high court battle with Barclay’s Bank for a cool £1.6bn which she says is owed to PCP Partners for […]

     
  • Get Ready For The Next Newcastle United Rollercoaster Ride!

    Get Ready For The Next Newcastle United Rollercoaster Ride!

    Had my fingers crossed in the last week hoping that there might actually have been some sort of announcement to say things had been finalised on the transfer of our club to Amanda Staveley and her chums to finally put us out of our misery. But nothing again. The EPL checks on the fitness of the new owners to run a footy club have now been going on for 6 weeks and I imagine that not many United fans have got any finger nails left […]

     
  • Are Newcastle United Fans Really “Fuming”?

    Are Newcastle United Fans Really “Fuming”?

    Are Newcastle United fans fuming? fuming adjective feeling, showing, or expressing great anger. Are you fuming? This is an interesting question as it seems from quite a few headlines about Newcastle United lately that there’s a lot of it about amongst our fans!! Anyone who has been scanning article listings in news platforms such as “Newsnow” in the last month or two will have noticed a marked increase in the headlines which include the words fume or fuming – as in “Newcastle fans fume over…..” […]

     
  • Why Objections To The Newcastle United Takeover Must Fail

    Why Objections To The Newcastle United Takeover Must Fail

    As we know by now, there have been objections to the takeover of Newcastle United which we are told is currently underway and seemingly fairly advanced. The main objection targets the involvement of the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund who, if the deal goes through, are taking an 80% holding, with the Reuben Brothers and Amanda Staveley’s PCP taking 10% each. Amnesty International have pointed out the Saudi government’s awful human rights record, Kashoggi murder, bombing of Yemen (although strangely no-one raises the fact that […]

     
  • Bruce v Rafa Discussions At Newcastle United Are Irrelevant

    Bruce v Rafa Discussions At Newcastle United Are Irrelevant

    I’ve noticed that there has been a marked increase in the last month or so in arguments breaking out amongst Newcastle United fans about the relative merits of Steve Bruce and Rafa Benitez. It originally started with the media constantly reminding us that Bruce has “more points than Benitez had at this stage last season” and doing it week after week ad nauseum. At the time, I put that one down to a media who largely appear to side with the current regime at the […]