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Premier League clubs agree new owners behaviour charter – How did Mike Ashley vote?

4 months ago
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Premier League clubs are having their AGM.

A dinner on Wednesday night in Harrogate has been followed by a day of discussions today (Thursday).

Thursday night seeing an official statement (see below) released by the Premier League clubs.

The statement announcing: ‘Shareholders [Premier League clubs] today approved rules to further protect the League against any future competition breakaways. Clubs in breach of the new rules will be subject to significant sanctions.’

The Premier League clubs not revealing though what these extra rules and sanctions are.

Interestingly, the statement also revealed: ‘Clubs also agreed to the principle of an Owners’ Charter, which will reaffirm the values and expectations placed on clubs and their owners.’

Once again, no details, so we are left wondering what is to be expected behaviour and what are the penalties if any PL owner steps out of line?

I wonder if Mike Ashley voted in favour of this charter…?

Newcastle United fans looking back at these past 14 years and mentally going through in their head the ever growing list of things Mike Ashley has done, things that certainly didn’t ‘reaffirm the values and expectations’ of Newcastle supporters.

Premier League Official Statement:

At the Premier League’s Annual General Meeting today, Shareholders discussed a range of matters and recommitted to build on the collective of all 20 clubs to benefit the wider game.

Following yesterday’s agreement between the Premier League, The FA and the six clubs involved in the proposals to form a European Super League, Shareholders today approved rules to further protect the League against any future competition breakaways. Clubs in breach of the new rules will be subject to significant sanctions.

Clubs also agreed to the principle of an Owners’ Charter, which will reaffirm the values and expectations placed on clubs and their owners.

These additional rules and regulations are being put in place to ensure the principles of the Premier League and open competition are protected and provide certainty and stability for our clubs and their fans.’

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