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      Boston not la
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      Apr 22, 2020 04:29:19 pm
      Dunno if there's another thread,so what about the Saudi takeover?Gonna be loads of "diehards"pretending we're rivals! My newcastle supporting drinking buddy,wasn't to happy but i've not seen him since lockdown.This is a bit pot kettle from a Qatar based company,https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52375947.They do have a point.
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      Reply #1: Apr 24, 2020 12:00:31 am
      Dunno if there's another thread,so what about the Saudi takeover?Gonna be loads of "diehards"pretending we're rivals! My newcastle supporting drinking buddy,wasn't to happy but i've not seen him since lockdown.This is a bit pot kettle from a Qatar based company,https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52375947.They do have a point.

      Yeah read on FB this Morning. Neymars' Dream since he was a little boy is that he would one day play for Newcastle!!!

       :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
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      Reply #2: Apr 24, 2020 08:13:58 pm
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      Reply #3: Apr 26, 2020 02:43:31 pm
      Newcastle Fans would love this to happen. Mike Ashley treated them very poorly
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      Reply #4: Jul 16, 2020 11:31:34 pm
      With the Man City verdict, I suppose they can go all in. FFP is dead and buried.
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      Reply #5: Jul 30, 2020 04:05:13 pm
      Saudis have pulled out of the deal. Bet it's horrible being Newcastle supporter., even more so now
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      Reply #6: Jul 30, 2020 04:59:57 pm
      Saudis have pulled out of the deal. Bet it's horrible being Newcastle supporter., even more so now

      But, but they were going to sign the likes of Coutinho apparently :lmao:
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      Reply #7: Jul 30, 2020 05:03:19 pm
      Henry winter's tweeted that there are other buyers in line to buy them.

      No consolation for the Geordies like but the Saudis global take over really isn't a good thing.
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      Reply #8: Jul 30, 2020 05:49:24 pm
      Saudis have pulled out of the deal. Bet it's horrible being Newcastle supporter., even more so now

      They pull out on the same day as Leeds put their club up for 300 million
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      Reply #9: Jul 30, 2020 06:11:41 pm
      But, but they were going to sign the likes of Coutinho apparently :lmao:


      Haha! At least they will still have Bruce  :lmao:
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      Reply #10: Jul 30, 2020 06:12:49 pm
      They pull out on the same day as Leeds put their club up for 300 million

      Very good point Keithy
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      Reply #11: Jul 30, 2020 06:27:12 pm
      Haha! At least they will still have Bruce  :lmao:

      What a thought considering they had a top manager like Rafa !
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      Reply #12: Jul 30, 2020 06:53:22 pm

      Probably media bullshit as normal Bob  ;D
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      Reply #13: Jul 30, 2020 06:58:22 pm
      They pull out on the same day as Leeds put their club up for 300 million

      They were struggling to pass the FA’s fit and proper test or something weren’t they? I’d imagine suddenly pulling the plug on one takeover to then try for another team wouldn’t go in their favour either.
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      Reply #14: Jul 30, 2020 07:20:13 pm
      But, but they were going to sign the likes of Coutinho apparently :lmao:


      He's so sh*t now they still might.
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      Reply #15: Jul 30, 2020 07:33:17 pm
      What a thought considering they had a top manager like Rafa !

      That just shows how badly that club is run. Bet they are praying it’s taken out of that tw*t Ashley’s hand
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      Reply #16: Jul 30, 2020 07:33:37 pm
      He's so sh*t now they still might.

       ;D
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      Reply #17: Jul 30, 2020 07:34:17 pm
      They were struggling to pass the FA’s fit and proper test or something weren’t they? I’d imagine suddenly pulling the plug on one takeover to then try for another team wouldn’t go in their favour either.

      Yes to both counts. Thing is though if it was possible, and as a fan I wouldn't really be opposed to it for the simple reason we could all do what City are doing, thus then playing on a level plainfield.

      I'm not a lover of American owners based on what I've seen at OT
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      Reply #18: Jul 30, 2020 07:34:35 pm
      They were struggling to pass the FA’s fit and proper test or something weren’t they? I’d imagine suddenly pulling the plug on one takeover to then try for another team wouldn’t go in their favour either.

      Surely they can pay them off to make it happen like City  :f_whistle:
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      Reply #19: Jul 30, 2020 08:18:40 pm
      This was Due Diligence on the prospective new owners links to the Saudi Govt and Human Rights stuff.
      Deal was cancelled by F.A. "unofficially". Timeline ran out.

      For just once Ashley wasn't the fall guy in all of this.


      Hope Amanda "The Tart" wins her court case v Barclays.
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      Reply #20: Jul 31, 2020 09:27:57 am
      They passed the fit and proper test eventually basically the Saudi’s the 4 month timeframe was too long in the end. There were clubs opposing it to the FA apparently us and Spurs being one of them.

      Give it to Ashley though the mad lad has pocketed  $17M out of it as a non refundable deposit the Saudis gave him.
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      Reply #21: Jul 31, 2020 06:25:33 pm
      They were struggling to pass the FA’s fit and proper test or something weren’t they? I’d imagine suddenly pulling the plug on one takeover to then try for another team wouldn’t go in their favour either.

      Something to do with the Prince and his boys cutting up a Saudi journalist in their embassy in Turkey possibly!
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      Reply #22: Aug 03, 2020 09:54:09 pm
      They were struggling to pass the FA’s fit and proper test or something weren’t they? I’d imagine suddenly pulling the plug on one takeover to then try for another team wouldn’t go in their favour either.

      They own Sheffield United...The Blades...fitting club name..
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      Reply #23: Aug 03, 2020 10:06:15 pm
      They own Sheffield United...The Blades...fitting club name..

      No they don’t. If they owned Sheffield United then they wouldn’t have been able to even try for Newcastle because owners can’t have more than one team in the same division.

      Unless I’m missing something about your post?
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      Reply #24: Aug 03, 2020 11:41:55 pm
      No they don’t. If they owned Sheffield United then they wouldn’t have been able to even try for Newcastle because owners can’t have more than one team in the same division.

      Unless I’m missing something about your post?

      It’s owned by a Saud family member.

      Prince : Abdullah bin Musa'ad bin Abdul Aziz Galaz.

      If there are doubts about Mohammed Bin Salmam then they can bypass it by having another member from the House of Saud front the bid..

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      Reply #25: Aug 03, 2020 11:58:16 pm
      It’s owned by a Saud family member.

      Prince : Abdullah bin Musa'ad bin Abdul Aziz Galaz.

      If there are doubts about Mohammed Bin Salmam then they can bypass it by having another member from the House of Saud front the bid..



      It doesn’t work like that, otherwise don’t you think they’d have tried it...

      1) it has to be someone who has no ties with any other Premier League team
      2) it would look even more dodgy if they suddenly received a second offer from someone there.

      It doesn’t matter who it is from the family or whatever it is there, one of the things they were being checked up heavily for was who would have control and who would be on the board, something they failed to say. Their proposal looked incredibly dodgy by the sounds of it and they done themselves no favours so it’s not an option trying to get someone else to front the bid. My guess would be that this is the last we hear of any sort of Saudi investment into a Premier League team.
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      Reply #26: Aug 07, 2020 12:58:57 pm
      If the Premier League in four months couldn't get to the bottom of who would actually end up owning Newcastle then let's face it - this was dodgy.

      It would be nice to see a situation whereby clubs could be majority owned domestically - preferably by supporters.  Maybe they could start by all new deals having a minimum 10% 'home-grown' ownership?
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      Reply #27: Aug 07, 2020 03:10:47 pm
      If the Premier League in four months couldn't get to the bottom of who would actually end up owning Newcastle then let's face it - this was dodgy.

      It would be nice to see a situation whereby clubs could be majority owned domestically - preferably by supporters.  Maybe they could start by all new deals having a minimum 10% 'home-grown' ownership?

      I would have thought that could be a good model for Newcastle, to be fan owned or at least 50% fan-owned. They have a shitload of fans so surely if they all chip in a few grand then they'd get fairly close to an acceptable amount. I guess it depends on what Newcastle is valued at.

      or another approach just turn it onto a plc and then Ashley can sell as much as he wants to, preferably more than 50%, in that case its not just fans buying a share of the club, you'd also get a huge injection of cash into the club.
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      Reply #28: Aug 07, 2020 03:34:12 pm
      I would have thought that could be a good model for Newcastle, to be fan owned or at least 50% fan-owned. They have a shitload of fans so surely if they all chip in a few grand then they'd get fairly close to an acceptable amount. I guess it depends on what Newcastle is valued at.

      "They should all chip in a few grand"

      Yeah cos those living in Newcastle have got a few grand tucked down the settee. I remember some knobhead from ShareLiverpool using the same phrase about Liverpool fans buying out H & G. How we all f**king laughed at that suggestion. Unless of course a couple of drug dealers were feeling generous.
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      Reply #29: Aug 07, 2020 10:51:49 pm
      "They should all chip in a few grand"

      Yeah cos those living in Newcastle have got a few grand tucked down the settee. I remember some knobhead from ShareLiverpool using the same phrase about Liverpool fans buying out H & G. How we all f**king laughed at that suggestion. Unless of course a couple of drug dealers were feeling generous.

      Fair point, the plc/shares approach is probably better.

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