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Objections To Takeover
#1
As we know by now, there have been objections to the takeover of NUFC because of the Saudi involvement.

Amnesty International pointing out the Saudi government's awful human rights record, Kashoggi murder, bombing of Yemen (although strangely no-one raises the fact that the bombs are flogged to them by the UK ....)

On a lesser scale, Bein sport going on about some illegal football broadcasting in the middle east and claiming the saudis are involved.

Throughout history, controversy has always raised its head when politics are mixed up with sport - my earliest recollection is from 1968 when I saw Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise the gloved fist at the olympics to signify "black power".

Whilst as a socialist, I clearly share the criticism of the Saudi regime on it's human rights record, I hope that these objections to the takeover do not succeed as they are political and have nothing to do with the history or present day activities of Newcastle United.

Years ago, we had a slogan - "keep politics out of sport". It rings as true today as it did then.

Mick
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#2
Mick, as you say you by your own admission, are a socialist that's fine with me I am not politically motivated unless it was a discussion about Brexit which I agree with anyway because of the current crises more non-respected journos are jumping on the band waggon to have a dig at Newcastle Utd fans saying things that we should not support this, why? what a load of bollox's where were they when Sheff Utd got took over by Saudi owners and even for that puppet Liebour MP from Sheffield to even condemn the Saudi takeover of the TOON is at best laughable he should look in his own back yard before opening his gob. 

Britain, as we all know, has a massive arms deal with Saudi Arabia running into billions of pounds but nothing is said about that it is all about attention-seeking journos who have nothing else to write about, yes, there are human rights issues in that country but we are a football club, not a Political Party we for cannot choose who buys the club or their political views and rightly or wrongly we cannot dictate the way businesses or countries are run.

Anyway, as you may or may not know I'm a member of NUST and they produced a survey to be completed by the members I have just received the outcome it's a PDF format so I will leave the link below for all to see.


https://nufctrust.co.uk/wp-content/uploa...9d586a5d01



ASHLEY OUT!!!!!
"Everyones Got To Believe In Something. I Believe Ill Have Another Beer" W C Fields.
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#3
It's of no surprise to me that every man and his dog are queing up to try and stop our take over. You can almost feel the jealousy and hatred pouring out towards us. Why are we hated so much???
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#4
Yeah its completely hypocritical you say something about Saudi Arabia and not have issues with Americans or even your own UK organizations owning something. Throughout history the UK has massively worse human rights record than Saudi Arabia, and its across the globe, not just in governance to its own territory.

This whole argument is about keeping power out of the north of england. Newcastle becoming the richest club in the world means less money for Manchester and/or London.
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#5
Just read a great blog about being a TOON supporter and the implications of the takeover well worth a read as a lot of it rings true with a lot of supporters see link below HWTL.

https://cominghomenewcastle.sbnation.com...n-our-arms



ASHLEY OUT!!!!
"Everyones Got To Believe In Something. I Believe Ill Have Another Beer" W C Fields.
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#6
Top read that. He's 100% right.
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#7
(05-05-2020, 11:14 AM)Geordie1 Wrote: Just read a great blog about being a TOON supporter and the implications of the takeover well worth a read as a lot of it rings true with a lot of supporters see link below HWTL.

https://cominghomenewcastle.sbnation.com...n-our-arms



ASHLEY OUT!!!!

Brilliant

notworthy
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#8
The best objections come from our Mackem friends down the road.

Conveniently forgetting that a major Wearside manufacturing company makes parts for arms that are to be sold to Saudi Arabia.
But mentioning that is like discussing supporting paedophile's.
"We are not a stepping stone, we are Newcastle United. Every player should be honoured to wear the shirt of this club" Rafa Benitez.
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#9
I haven't got a problem with dealing with human rights issues as that is something that courts etc deal with if they have the power to do so in that country. 

We have no control over that.

Saudi Arabia are U.K allies and if our Government are prepared to deal with them with arms or anything else then we shouldn't have a problem with getting this deal over the line to pardon a pun. 

My biggest bug bare is that every man and his dog are queing up to try and stop this from happening and it's purely down to downright jealousy.

These so called opposers weren't banging on about Saudi's morals or anything else concerning them until they were gonna make our club a MEGA CLUB.

It's nothing but jealousy and pure hatred.
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#10
(08-05-2020, 02:49 AM)Boydie Wrote: I haven't got a problem with dealing with human rights issues as that is something that courts etc deal with if they have the power to do so in that country. 

We have no control over that.

Saudi Arabia are U.K allies and if our Government are prepared to deal with them with arms or anything else then we shouldn't have a problem with getting this deal over the line to pardon a pun. 

My biggest bug bare is that every man and his dog are queing up to try and stop this from happening and it's purely down to downright jealousy.

These so called opposers weren't banging on about Saudi's morals or anything else concerning them until they were gonna make our club a MEGA CLUB.

It's nothing but jealousy and pure hatred.

This. It has absolutely nothing to do with human rights and everything to do with making sure the north of England doesnt become powerful
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