EPL Newcastle finally being sold

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Was Ashley seen sitting next to SD yesterday?? I can imagine him and Charlie with their shirts off on the terraces!!!
 

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It won`t be "state owned" and will pass the fit & proper test.............. :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:


"Approval from the Premier League could possibly come in the next 24 hours after a consortium proved the Saudi state would not have control of the club.
Instead the Public Investment Fund (PIF), which is set to provide 80% of funds for the £300m deal, will be seen as separate to the state and therefore allow the takeover to pass the Premier League owners' and directors' test."

Of course the fund will have no say in what goes on..... none at all. 🤷‍♀️ :ROFLMAO:
 
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It won`t be "state owned" and will pass the fit & proper test.............. :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:


"Approval from the Premier League could possibly come in the next 24 hours after a consortium proved the Saudi state would not have control of the club.
Instead the Public Investment Fund (PIF), which is set to provide 80% of funds for the £300m deal, will be seen as separate to the state and therefore allow the takeover to pass the Premier League owners' and directors' test."

Of course the fund will have no say in what goes on..... none at all. 🤷‍♀️ :ROFLMAO:
and more importantly the Saudi state is stopping the tv piracy of premier league coverage via BeOutQ and talking about the £1bn in compensation for that.
 

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and more importantly the Saudi state is stopping the tv piracy of premier league coverage via BeOutQ and talking about the £1bn in compensation for that.
Ah that would change the decision
 

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The Premier League should not be able to posture over social justice causes and lecture fans on morality if it allows this takeover.
 

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The Premier League should not be able to posture over social justice causes and lecture fans on morality if it allows this takeover.

Unfortunately rank hypocrisy isn't illegal.
 

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The Premier League should not be able to posture over social justice causes and lecture fans on morality if it allows this takeover.
As much as I agree, unfortunately our very own government has deemed Saudi Arabia to be an acceptable trade partner, so not sure what the PL could really do about it.

I certainly wouldn't want Saudi money in OUFC, will be interesting to see how many Newcastle fans demonstrate against this, I'd wager not many.
 

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So with these perspective new Newcastle owners worth 320bn how much are our new owners worth would we be in the top
100 richest teams maybe top 1000 (worldwide)
 

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As much as I agree, unfortunately our very own government has deemed Saudi Arabia to be an acceptable trade partner, so not sure what the PL could really do about it.

I certainly wouldn't want Saudi money in OUFC, will be interesting to see how many Newcastle fans demonstrate against this, I'd wager not many.
To be fair to Newcastle fans would you rather Mike Ashley or become the richest team in world football
 

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Depends on how much you value human rights across the world I guess. Not that I'm saying MA is anything other than a colossal dick of course.
What about the human rights of all the people working in MA sports direct warehouses for minimum wage or below that wage structure for countless hours a day I know it’s different but it’s still human rights I personally think it’s the best outcome Newcastle could have got and hopefully puts them back among the elite of English football until we get promoted to the premier league of course
 

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As much as I agree, unfortunately our very own government has deemed Saudi Arabia to be an acceptable trade partner, so not sure what the PL could really do about it.

I certainly wouldn't want Saudi money in OUFC, will be interesting to see how many Newcastle fans demonstrate against this, I'd wager not many.
The fact as a country we trade with Saudi is shameful, but the PL could still make a stand if it had a set of balls, no?

If it does go through, then fair enough. But the league lecturing fans on social justice issues will grate even more than it already does.
 

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...although of course Abu Dhabi isn't a state, but the point stands.

Well. The United Arab Emirates is a federation of erm 7 Emirates - separate kingdoms that cooperate on foreign policy but enact significantly different legislation internally. The most obvious of these is alcohol which is illegal in Shahjah, tolerated in Abu Dhabi and Dubai (although e.g. you can't buy a beer in national dress in Abu Dhabi but you can in Dubai) and a major source of revenue for Ajman and Umm al Quwain which act as suppliers to the UAE. A fun fact is that you have to go through Sharjah to get to Dubai or Abu Dhabi from Ajman or Umm al Quwain - hence every 2 weeks or so my dear friend Mr Stephan used to rock up outside my apartment with 2 extra-strength bin-bags full of booze having made the perilous crossing through dry Shahjah (although functionaries most likely were paid to look the other way when they saw him coming. They have different legal systems, too.

When Ernest Thesiger crossed the 'Empty Quarter' in 1946/47 Abu Dhabi and Dubai were at war, shooters and all that. In 2008, when Dubai went bust Abu Dhabi bailed them out; but not without turning the screw - for example that tallest building in the world shit was going to be called the Burj Dubai but Abu Dhabi made them call it the Burj Khalifa (ruling family of Abu Dhabi) was a neat symbolic turn.
 

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...but the PL could still make a stand if it had a set of balls, no?
I think the PL got exactly what they wanted out of it with the settlement of the piracy issue over coverage in the Middle East which 'miraculously' resolved itself at the same time. The PL was set up originally to make money, as much as it would be good to see them take a stand on this just can't see it happening.

Agree with your sentiments however.
 

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