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Newcastle United Takeover doubts

2 days ago
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Why are our potential Newcastle United Takeover buyers sitting back as Mike Ashley’s more than capable lawyers fight our corner?

Why don’t they just change the direction and appoint an individual representative rather than the PIF of SA? Do they REALLY want us?

As one of the longest running sagas in Newcastle United’s history continues, I ask myself ‘do the Saudis really want to buy us that badly?’

Now I know the fans need a deal more than the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and Mike Ashley, that’s obvious but I’m even beginning to wonder if the potential for change is real.

To the Saudis we are an attractive option, a Premier League team with a huge potential through the turnstiles. A hungry set of fans who will appreciate development rather than stagnation.

To the Reuben Brothers, the city is a one they are familiar with, somewhere they are currently developing and that’s without a Newcastle United Takeover happening. Again, the world will be its oyster for them if something happens.

Amanda Staveley is the keenest of all and I only hope her optimism and enthusiasm isn’t leading the fans up the garden path. When I listen to her interviews she says everything that I want to hear and always has done. We are still in limbo 16 months later.

Then of course there’s our very own Mike Ashley, enough said. Let’s just put it this way, he is still making hundreds of millions as we slide backwards from one relegation fight to the next. Make no mistake, despite our lofty finish, last year was a relegation battle.

Can this situation go on and on, yes it can, though we will lose our star players and fans will drop off. The prize money and efficient low cost players will always be available so this won’t be the end of the world for Mike Ashley. This would be the worst case scenario of course.

I think we can forget anything other than arbitration which really is the last straw? The other legal battles may simply win Mike Ashley compensation, it won’t reverse the wrong doing or determination of the ‘big 6’ to stop us from joining the party.

So we just wait for the verdict which is shrouded in secrecy and intrigue. I’m beginning to think for all its nice to challenge wrong doing, this could all have been avoided with a subtle change in direction.

Or is there substance in the doubts of the decision makers? Is this simply a case of Sports Washing?

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