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Newcastle United takeover arbitration – Not evidence delaying it yet further, it is the disclosure

6 months ago

I ask Simon Jordan and Luke Edwards to look at the joint Newcastle United takeover arbitration (between Mike Ashley/NUFC and Premier League) statement (see below) again…without bias!

Look at what is said in the context of the legal purpose of arbitration.

Arbitration is delayed because of “issues with the disclosure of evidence”.

I am sure that both commentators and others are fully aware of the need for clarity, and that the role of the arbitration panel is to give due clarity in their legal decision when reached…and they will do…without any bias.

In order to do so, they will decide on the evidence placed before them.

They ‘The Arbitration Panel’ have not said, but both parties themselves, previously have said publicly that there are ‘issues with the evidence’.

The joint statement from both the ‘Premier League’ as the ‘Respondent’ and ‘Newcastle United as the ‘Claimant’…..and notably NOT the Consortium…have said the arbitration is delayed due to “issues with the disclosure of evidence”. Not(!) with the evidence but with its disclosure!

Arbitration will when, or if, it resumes make a decision on the evidence before it.

It is naive and biased journalists who like to earn their money stirring the pot…when in reality the process is simple!

Place your evidence before Arbitration and say DECIDE!!

Arbitration will never say there is not enough evidence! They will say ‘On the evidence placed before us…this is our decision’.

“Issues with the disclosure of evidence” is not their issue, as highlighted by the fact it was not their statement!

The issue of disclosure of evidence is wholly the problem of both the ‘Premier League and Newcastle United’.

Don’t need to say we want this or that from the consortium, this isn’t their issue, both sides, put your evidence on the table or shut up!!!

My guess is that like most Prima Donna footballers, you will find a part of the pitch to hide until the game is over, or claim you were getting constantly fouled.

This is aimed at both Mike Ashley and Richard Masters – If your case is strong, what are you waiting for?!!

Premier League and Newcastle United takeover arbitration joint official Statement – 19 July 2021:

‘The parties attended a hearing today in the case between Newcastle United and the Premier League.

The main hearing of the arbitration has regrettably now been adjourned until early 2022 due to issues with the disclosure of evidence.

The parties will be making no further comment at this time.’


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