Saudis taking over Newcastle

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Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
Ignoring the obvious moral issues, if money can take Man City to the top as quickly as it did, imagine what it could do to a club like Newcastle, who actually have a large fan base already and some history. Could easily be challenging for the title in the next 10 years since they aren't going to give a feck about FFP any more than Man City did.
To be fair city managed to pull crowds of over 20k in division one

And had last won the league in 1968 before they were brought

Newcastle last won the title in 1927
 

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What's going on with this now? Is it still likely to go through and just in the process or has it died now?

Haven't heard anything about it for weeks.
 

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To be fair city managed to pull crowds of over 20k in division one

And had last won the league in 1968 before they were brought

Newcastle last won the title in 1927
Still weren't the size of club Newcastle currently are. The talk of people not knowing there was two teams in Manchester isn't a myth.
 

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What's going on with this now? Is it still likely to go through and just in the process or has it died now?

Haven't heard anything about it for weeks.
Still going through the O&D test. Journalists and the buying side still confident it will go through.

Was never going to be a smooth process, but I don't think anybody expected it to be this protracted.
 

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latest on the newcastle takeover - CEO of Clear TV Henry Mauriss tables £350m bid for the club

“US TV company chief Henry Mauriss puts in £350m bid to buy club”

https://www.skysports.com/football/...ef-henry-mauriss-puts-in-350m-bid-to-buy-club

“Sky Sports News has been told Mauriss would prefer takeover to happen before start of 2020/21 season”

Looks like this could be a way forward. Away out from the botched Suadi backed bid, As I can’t see the premier league letting that go ahead with all the evidence of illegal streams levelled at the Suadis
 
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The Geordies have always had a fanatical fanbase. Yet have been a yoyo club with very little consistency post Sir Bobby Robson, and even then they couldn't win much under Sir Bobby and Kevin Keegan before him. But with this recent rumoured Saudi takeover, things could be about to change. Pochettino has been linked with the club. They are apparently willing to pay him £19 million a year.
They were already starting to spend more in the past year or two. Almirón, Saint-Maximin and Joelinton cost close to £100 million between them. So they'll definitely be throwing the money around if the takeover goes through. Another obstacle in the way of United reaching the top again.
 

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The amount geordie fans I see on Twitter with Saudi Arabia flag is absolutely mental.
Kind of sickens me that football takes precedence over human rights abuses, and state sponsored murder. I would absolutely love it if it got blocked and then we can see for how long they keep their Saudi flags.
 

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The amount geordie fans I see on Twitter with Saudi Arabia flag is absolutely mental.
Kind of sickens me that football takes precedence over human rights abuses, and state sponsored murder. I would absolutely love it if it got blocked and then we can see for how long they keep their Saudi flags.
Most of them would sell their own parents for a trophy.
 

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Newcastle fans are a strange bunch. Been reading their forums. Their love for Rafa and hatred for Bruce is so bizarre.
You’d think Benitez won back to back trebles the way these lot carry on. This is insane ....
Rafa had a system which he worked at meticulously every game & a plan to go forward in the long term. He was also loyal to the club (against all the odds), recognised its potential & was inspirational when talking about it.
Where to start with this cult like nonsense.
Newcastle were fecking shite and boring under Rafa and a mid table team. Granted it’s the best they could do in the situation. The guy hardly worked miracles though and Bruce has come in and done the exact same job, arguably slightly better.
Rafa loyal to the club? So loyal he fecked off to manage in a tin pot league just for money.

I wouldn’t say it’s that Rafa attracts this wherever he goes but more so Liverpool and Newcastle have two of the more Crackpot fanbases around.
Newcastle fans almost seem to be angry anytime their team wins because it means Bruce gets longer in charge and Benitez looks less and less of a messiah.
 

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Bruce also lost Perez and Rondon. Their main goal scoring threats from last year. Thought they were nailed on to go down.
 

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Newcastle fans are a strange bunch. Been reading their forums. Their love for Rafa and hatred for Bruce is so bizarre.
You’d think Benitez won back to back trebles the way these lot carry on. This is insane ....


Where to start with this cult like nonsense.
Newcastle were fecking shite and boring under Rafa and a mid table team. Granted it’s the best they could do in the situation. The guy hardly worked miracles though and Bruce has come in and done the exact same job, arguably slightly better.
Rafa loyal to the club? So loyal he fecked off to manage in a tin pot league just for money.

I wouldn’t say it’s that Rafa attracts this wherever he goes but more so Liverpool and Newcastle have two of the more Crackpot fanbases around.
Newcastle fans almost seem to be angry anytime their team wins because it means Bruce gets longer in charge and Benitez looks less and less of a messiah.
Never underestimate how similar Liverpool and Newcastle fans are. Geordies are just scousers who've been to work.
 

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Newcastle fans are a strange bunch. Been reading their forums. Their love for Rafa and hatred for Bruce is so bizarre.
You’d think Benitez won back to back trebles the way these lot carry on. This is insane ....


Where to start with this cult like nonsense.
Newcastle were fecking shite and boring under Rafa and a mid table team. Granted it’s the best they could do in the situation. The guy hardly worked miracles though and Bruce has come in and done the exact same job, arguably slightly better.
Rafa loyal to the club? So loyal he fecked off to manage in a tin pot league just for money.

I wouldn’t say it’s that Rafa attracts this wherever he goes but more so Liverpool and Newcastle have two of the more Crackpot fanbases around.
Newcastle fans almost seem to be angry anytime their team wins because it means Bruce gets longer in charge and Benitez looks less and less of a messiah.
Benitez didn’t manage sunderland and that puts him ahead of Bruce with the daft Geordies.
 

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Never underestimate how similar Liverpool and Newcastle fans are. Geordies are just scousers who've been to work.
I chuckled, but isn't Newcastle actually an even more deprived area?
 

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To be fair Rafa is a better manager. Obviously Bruce is a top man but Rafa left the foundations for Bruce whole working with nothing. Rafas done it in Spain, England the CL and EL. I know who I’d rather give a huge transfer kitty to. I’d say there are bargains aplenty in Spain this summer too.
 

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As a neutral - or even a supporter of a future competitor - I cannot wait for this takeover to go through.

-It will mean more money splashes down through the English football pyramid during this time of financial crisis, particularly given Newcastle's likely recruitment strategy will be a combination of Premier League proven players and young English players.
-It will mean the back of Mike Ashley.
-It will mean increased investment in neglected and impoverished areas of Newcastle.
-It will mean increased economic and social integration between the UK and Saudi Arabia, thus increasing the political, social and economic collaborative goodwill and leverage the UK has towards Saudi Arabian issues like human rights. Public scrutiny of Saudi Arabian affairs will also rise in parallel with the increased profile of Newcastle United.
-For the Premier League, it will be an extra layer of intrigue for the competition, making it more exciting for fans and increasing the value of future television deals for all clubs. It is also another big English club for Manchester United to have to rise to the challenge of facing.
-It brings the Saudis around the collaboration table and we are already starting to see the resolution of the Premier League's Middle Eastern piracy problem. It will also lead to new commercial streams as Qatar and Saudi Arabia try to outbid each other for future rights.

Winners all around.
 

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As a neutral - or even a supporter of a future competitor - I cannot wait for this takeover to go through.

-It will mean more money splashes down through the English football pyramid during this time of financial crisis, particularly given Newcastle's likely recruitment strategy will be a combination of Premier League proven players and young English players.
-It will mean the back of Mike Ashley.
-It will mean increased investment in neglected and impoverished areas of Newcastle.
-It will mean increased economic and social integration between the UK and Saudi Arabia, thus increasing the political, social and economic collaborative goodwill and leverage the UK has towards Saudi Arabian issues like human rights. Public scrutiny of Saudi Arabian affairs will also rise in parallel with the increased profile of Newcastle United.
-For the Premier League, it will be an extra layer of intrigue for the competition, making it more exciting for fans and increasing the value of future television deals for all clubs. It is also another big English club for Manchester United to have to rise to the challenge of facing.
-It brings the Saudis around the collaboration table and we are already starting to see the resolution of the Premier League's Middle Eastern piracy problem. It will also lead to new commercial streams as Qatar and Saudi Arabia try to outbid each other for future rights.

Winners all around.
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