Post Tagged with: "Takeover"

  • NUST: Newcastle Supporters United In A Common Cause

    NUST: Newcastle Supporters United In A Common Cause

    I was privileged to attend the Newcastle United Supporters Trust Zoom meeting yesterday 7th August 2020 which set out to discuss: The Trust’s plans in the campaign for transparency from the Premier League on the Newcastle United takeover process and What the Trust and its members have learned from the process and what it means for the future of Newcastle United The meeting was for Trust members – of which there are now apparently around 14,000. I first joined the Trust in June 2014 and […]

     
  • Fan Reaction: Newcastle United Future Beyond Bleak, It’s Thoroughly Depressing.

    Fan Reaction: Newcastle United Future Beyond Bleak, It’s Thoroughly Depressing.

    So the takeover has been called off. I was a little less shocked than I would have been a month a go, but I was still surprised by this. I fully expected the time taken to have been used to iron out any issues. I don’t know what to make of it all. Amanda Staveley has said the blame lies with other clubs attempting to block the deal, but the statement from the PIF Group was a strange one. To me, it seems like a […]

     
  • 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 Takeover:  Reasons To Be Fed Up

    Newcastle United Takeover: Reasons To Be Fed Up

    The Newcastle United takeover was submitted to the Premier League on 9th April – so as I sit here tapping these words into the keyboard, they have had a staggering 95 days to make a decision under their owners and directors test. 95 days to make what should be a simple decision based upon their own limited parameters – are the buyers financially sound and do any of the proposed directors have criminal records etc which would debar them from owning a Premier League club. […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Newcastle United Fans – Why Fall For These Takeover (Fakeover) Myths?

    Newcastle United Fans – Why Fall For These Takeover (Fakeover) Myths?

    We give fakeover talks the time of day, when we should just laugh them off. We complain about Ashley, sing about Ashley and jeer Mike Ashley, yet we continue to fund him. We want a new owner, a new manager and a new direction for the club, yet we turn up and fill home and away sections to show unrivalled levels of support. This has been going on for so long now that each and every fan has to own up and face their own […]