NUFC ‘refuse’ to comment on Bin Zayed Group’s new statement – Mike Ashley covering his back?

It’s been revealed that Newcastle United have issued another “no comment” when asked to respond to Bin Zayed Group’s latest statement – a frustrating stance after huge takeover claims emerged once again this lunchtime.

This comes after Midhat Kidwai – the managing director of Bin Zayed Group – claimed at 1pm in a new statement that proof of funds have been provided and takeover documents have been signed by BOTH parties – stating they’ve now been sent to the Premier League ahead of a fit-and-proper persons test.

Unfortunately, it seems the club have refused to clear up the situation, however – suggesting to me that a certain Mike Ashley may want to keep quiet and cover his back just incase a takeover collapses. Keeping everybody in the dark, benefits Mike Ashley. If any deal falls through, the void of missing information allows him to spin whatever version of events he wants to the public.

Nevertheless, here’s what JPI Media’s Liam Kenedy shared on Twitter after contacting both the Premier League and Newcastle United following the latest takeover statement from BZG:

So, it seems the Premier League feels it’s Newcastle’s responsibility to comment on the new statement from BZG – but it seems they won’t.

Poor communication and leaving Newcastle fans in the dark – where have we seen that before? Just as Rafa Benitez.

Hopefully this silence proves to be golden and the tweet below from the Chronicle’s columnist ‘the Geordie Dentist’ is an actual representation of what’s really going on behinds the scenes.

That said, a refusal to comment will do little to lift any scepticism that STILL remains around this deal, leaving us fans in the dark once more.

Let’s pray ‘no news is good news’ from a Newcastle United perspective here.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

2 thoughts on “NUFC ‘refuse’ to comment on Bin Zayed Group’s new statement – Mike Ashley covering his back?

  1. WTAF, Last I heard there was a disclosure agreement to keep to. Happy that the proof of funds has been sent in April but there is only so much that can be said until the deals done which I hope is soon.
    Cannot see someone buying something for £350 million and it being done overnight.

    surely there is something better to write about?? In other stories There is an article reporting that the FA Have responded by saying they couldn’t comment. In the words of Chris Kamara….unbelie vable you dip****.


  2. This takeover is real and they have serious funds and lots of business associates who also have serious money. If Ashley doesnt sell this time then its absolutely clear he has no intention of selling the club.

    Im leaning towards Ashley staying silent until he knows for sure that 350 mil is on its way in to his account. The whole future of the club now depends on what Ashleys true agenda is. If he doesnt sell up he needs putting before the FA to explain exactly why he wants to remain given he has publicaly stated he has no intention of competing. There needs to be a new law in the game that says a certain percentage of TV money etc MUST be reinvested in the club to stop leeches from killing clubs and bleeding them dry. Ashley is not a fit and proper owner…its time the FA threw the book at him if he scuppers this deal


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