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I've spent many a workday researching CHAPS.

I don’t know Callum.  But you weren’t arsed when it came to your own website (https://realcombatmedia.com), with its in depth coverage of Joshua vs Ruiz II so why are you arsed now? Fuck off

I think it's fair to say that the journalists aren't winning hearts and minds from our lot on this.   We're going to have a club-wide siege mentality at this rate. As Strawb says, thick skin

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Someone on twitter, in discussing the whole tit for tat nature of the bein sports complaint from the Qataris, mentioned the idea of us signing Cavani on a free this summer just to annoy PSGs owners and the fact that I would even consider that possible has just about finished me off for the day tbh.

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1 hour ago, Tdansmith said:

On the BBC now about BeIN Sports 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52375947

 

I know it has been mentioned elsewhere but where the fuck was all this "concern" when Sheffield United were bought by Saudis in 2013 or even when they returned to the PL in 2019 - those dirty arabs were pirating bein then were they not? Of course they were.

The cunts are all scared that finally, someone has seen the potential of Newcastle and after years of not having to worry about us and telling us we should be grateful for that cunt of a human being Ashley, they know it is only a matter of time.

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35 minutes ago, thebrokendoll said:

imagine if after all this man the premier league knock the saudi's back.

ashley pockets £17m for nowt, richard keys goes on a twitter trolling frenzy and bruce signs an ageing glen keeley ready for the start of the new season!

 

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Yes, let’s imagine that. Or not

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https://www.fifa.com/who-we-are/news/joint-statement-by-fifa-the-afc-uefa-the-bundesliga-laliga-the-premier-league-an

Simon Bird was mentioning that the Premier League didn't have success in filing a law suit in Saudi Arabia. I guess this is coming from this statement. It's to notice that the associations stop short of accusing the government of KSA directly but demanding more action. Blocking the takeover in favor of would mean they would directly hold the government and also a different legal entity in the PIF responsible and accountable for it.

I am also not sure about the substance of beIN's threat. What do they want to do? Withhold payments and threatening their position in retaining the tv rights? That would be a huge and most likely costly legal risk and also threatening their position in any future distribution of rights.

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3 hours ago, Tdansmith said:

On the BBC now about BeIN Sports 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52375947

Can you imagine the state the mackems would be in now if this was takeover was them? 
 

They'd be in fucking tatters , not through worry that it might not happen ( it’s happening), but the loss of all their “special friendships” would have them blubbering like a newly divorced lass. :lol:

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I don't see why Bein's opposition would have any more impact than the Premier League saying to our new owners 'can you have a look into this and try and stop it'.  The reality is that if the takeover does go through, we will be of significant interest in SA so it would surely be in the interests of PIF to look to stop illegal streaming of matches?

I've always been of the view that I'm just waiting for something to go wrong with this and can't let myself be too excitied about it, but I can't really see how this could derail it.  Amnesty getting involved is more concerning but since they've never stopped the goverment selling arms to the Saudi's so again I can't see how they can impact this.

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I reckon it will all come down to money and I can't see how any of it can harm the Premier League revenues.  If anything it will only offer up further oportunities.  It really should be ratified no problem.  Except this is Newcastle United and there is never no problem.

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The fit and proper persons test is just that. 

They’re  more bothered about a record of insolvency than genocide or having the odd journalist murdered.

(Who obviously deserved it for insulting our benevolent & wise Crown Prince) 

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13 minutes ago, PaddockLad said:

He's got some things wrong in this but the general point is something we should all take on board....

 

https://www.lawesdisorder.com/disorderly-thoughts/the-death-of-hope-how-saudi-investment-will-kill-newcastle-united

 

I had to stop after the first sentence:

 

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As the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund prepares to make Newcastle United its star signing, Newcastle fans should realise that money and glory comes at a price, one they will regret paying.

 

Why is it always the fans fault? Our something we are going to regret? 

The fans have not had a say at Newcastle United for the last 13 years, the fans are not the ones going to pocket a cool 300 million, plus all the other money he has trousered in those 13 years, the fans have not had the support of the majority of the media, well...

...ever in my experience. And yet all these cunts are calling the fans out.

What is actually going to happen is the club will eventually start winning things, we'll end up with a bunch of plastic/glory fans in the Middle East/Asia/Australia/the States and after a while the media will have forgotten all the hyperbole that they are spouting like a drunk yelling at the sky and start talking about the brilliant football played by the club's world class players. We won't have cunts like the cabbie and that other Ashley apologist turn up, being paid 10p per word to tell us how good we've got it, in the club's stealth social media campaign and the kids of Newcastle who have started following citeh and chelsea, etc because they want to follow a club that is successful will now follow their hometown club.

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The only journalists I want to hear talk about this take over are the journalists who held Ashley to account and you can count them on one hand.

We didn’t choose Ashley as owner and we’re not getting to choose who he sells to. 

 

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I'm not too impressed with them and I wouldn't lie if the thought of us winning stuff only because these got on board wouldn't take a bit of the shine off. The trouble is you could say the same for most clubs to differing degrees, from Man City to Chelsea, from Blackburn to Liverpool. The second the game turned professional the gloves were off and a club with a wealthier owner gave that that club a real advantage. It's one of the reasons the old Etonian's have to content themselves literally ruling the country whilst not ruling the football league anymore. Like cups and trophies it always seems there's a time limit on when you won your silver depending on who's telling the story? I think the same goes with rich backers. If it's our turn we'll get it in the neck, more so on account of the human rights issues but we'd get it regardless. It's a tough one but when it comes to it are you going to stop saying you support your club? I stopped going as I couldn't bare paying my money to a parasite who was letting NUFC rot. These would be the opposite, so do I go back? I'm leaning towards yes as I'm fucked if the actions of others is being put on me, personally. I'd be more than happy if this got blocked as long as it was across the board and some real legislation was introduced to let all clubs be ran via their supporters and people paid through the club's to run them. If this doesn't happen then don't come looking for us, we don't run the game nor the country.

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38 minutes ago, PaddockLad said:

He's got some things wrong in this but the general point is something we should all take on board....

 

https://www.lawesdisorder.com/disorderly-thoughts/the-death-of-hope-how-saudi-investment-will-kill-newcastle-united

 

Fucks sake man. That's hurt me a bit tbf.

 

He's probably right about how it will feel in the end. He might not be, but he probably is.

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