Luke Edwards hints Premier League will NOT block takeover & Caulkin says Staveley still “100% positive”

Two North-East Journalists have shared positive takeover updates on social media today, revealing why we have reason to be hopeful that a Saudi-backed buyout will finalised – despite complaints from beIN Sports and Amnesty International.

George Caulkin of The Athletic and Luke Edwards of The Telegraph took to Twitter to keep fans in the loop on the current situation surrounding the Saudi-backed bid – and both updates are reassuringly positive.

Here are both NUFC writer’s tweets today, with Edward’s in particular providing an interesting scope – saying he’s been told that the Premier League do NOT have the ‘appetite or the power‘ to block such a move:

Caulkin is one of the most respected local journalists out there, and it was him who originally broke news of a takeover being close back in March – only to be laughed at by sections of our fanbase.

If he (and Staveley’s camp for that matter) remains positive on a deal being done, then we should too.

It will be two weeks on Tuesday since the Companies House document sent every Toon fan into a frenzy, so you would like to think something official will be announced before the end of the month.

I don’t know about you, but this waiting game while in lockdown is killing me…

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6 thoughts on “Luke Edwards hints Premier League will NOT block takeover & Caulkin says Staveley still “100% positive”

  1. Awwww c’mon will ya ! this is more painful than being in labour ! obviously not saying that in front of the missus but ya know what I mean im just ready for the takeover to be announced that its done now ! because the thing im looking forward to more is seeing the hairy handed deluded pervert nonce that is otherwise known as Richard keys who has so high moral values that must have been misplaced somewhere while he was being a sexual deviant and getting sacked by sky sports and also on the other occasions while he was banging his daughters best friend while his poor wife was dealing with cancer ! how the **** you can talk about morals you fat potato faced tw@t !but when this goes through I would love yo see your face knowing that the club and fans you so despise will hopefully become so strong and such a force that has been sports or whatever its called make you commentate on every game but anyway my fellow geordies hope you are all safe and well its not long now lads and lasses and wee bairns too good times ahead

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  2. How can Richard keys be employed again after what he did and sacked from sky sports the premier league should not allow him to air is views he should be banned I will write to the premier league and ask for him to be removed if did what he did I would never get employed again he is bad for our game I don’t think I have heard him say anything constructive I am not a Newcastle fan and I believe if they were not allowed to buy the football club then the government should intervene and ban all foreign ownership looking at Manchester City the football club as being transformed as well as the city I just feel it so disgusting that Richard keys is allowed to air is views especially after what he did and I hope the premier league allowe the sale to go through

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  3. Got a feeling it will all be over on Monday due to today being a holy day of the week for Arabs (Friday being there Sunday)

    So let’s hopefully sit back and enjoy the weather

    And keep safe

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  4. Its pick on Newcastle time again, re all this takeover business seems to have brought rats out from the sewers, led by King Rat Richard Keys. the man who took Qatar money and ran, regardless of Qatar’s track record with foreign workers. Now we have MPs involved as well as folks I have never heard of, deleting on about Human Rights
    If we follow all of this through it could be the end of football, Liverpool owned by an American Outfit where they put convicted criminal of ‘Death Row’ and leave them to rot, then out of the blue, they suddenly decide to execute them by whatever means the state allows even including so dodgy chemical treatments. So that’s Liverpool kicked out along with Manchester United, then we have Man City, Sheffield United. and that’s only in England for starters. Newcastle really are disliked for some reason. or is it a case of everyone just jumping on the bandwagon, Richard Keys you have an open invitation to turn up at the Bigg Market on any day of your choosing to explain you point in finer details.

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  5. Well said

    Gordon Gilchrist ash1001):
    Its pick on Newcastle time again, re all this takeover business seems to have brought rats out from the sewers, led by King Rat Richard Keys. the man who took Qatar money and ran, regardless of Qatar’s track record with foreign workers. Now we have MPs involved as well as folks I have never heard of, deleting on about Human Rights
    If we follow all of this through it could be the end of football,Liverpool owned by an American Outfit where they put convicted criminal of ‘Death Row’ and leave them to rot, then out of the blue, they suddenly decide to execute them by whatever means the state allows even including so dodgy chemical treatments.So that’s Liverpool kicked out along with Manchester United, then we have Man City, Sheffield United. and that’s only in England for starters. Newcastle really are disliked for some reason. or is it a case of everyone just jumping on the bandwagon, Richard Keys you have an open invitation to turn up at the Bigg Market on any day of your choosing to explain you point in finer details.

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  6. As a number of comments corrdctly point out, there are numerous examples of precedent when it comes to political reasons why certain owners of clubs would have failed had the authorities taken on a much wider outlook when it came to their “fit & proper” test.

    There are very good reasons why FIFA and UEFA insist on football decisions being non political. The main reason is that those decisions would entirely depend on the outlook of those making them. Imagine that rule not being in place and the head of FIFA is an Argentinian with a nationalist political leaning. All UK home nations banned from international football until the Falklands is handed to Argentina. Or a Spanish UEFA president banning British clubs from the champion league until Gibralter is Spanish. Israel banned for perceived human rights abuses in the west bank, Arab countries banned for their conduct, China banned over Hong Kong, an American president of CONCACEF banning half a dozen South American countries for having left wing regimes, Russia banned for various human rights abuses, no non African owners allowed for African clubs because of cultural appropriation, Italy banned because Amnesty doesnt like the way it treats migrants, Japan banned because Greenpeace wrote a nasty letter about them. There’s a reason somewhere to ban anyone.

    People who run football can not and should not be allowed to make political based decisions. It would be utter chaos if they did.

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