Reuben brothers release new statement on Saudi takeover via Sky Sports – Promising news

An ‘exclusive statement’ from the Reuben brothers has been shared on Sky Sports News in the last few moments – and it’s a pretty positive one regarding the potential resurrection of a Newcastle United takeover.

The Reuben brothers – who were set to buy a 10% share of the club had the Premier League passed the Saudi-backed bid – state that they would “welcome any resurrection of talks” and remain “totally supportive of the deal should there be a way forward”.

Heres’ the statement in full via Sky Sports News, which was released on their behalf by Martin Cruddace, CEO of the Reuben Brothers’ Arena Racing Company:

The key bit for me:

“We would welcome any resurrection of talks and progress with the Premier League and are aware the the Reuben Brothers remain totally supportive of the deal should there be a way forward.”

“We were planning on creating one of the premier sporting clubs in the UK, undertaking development work that is vital for the region and enjoying valuable synergies with the football club.

“We continue to hope that those exciting plans are not in vain..”

This now means that the Reuben brothers, Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley have ALL gone pubic regarding their willingness to get this deal back on track.

With 60,000 fans signing a petition in support of the deal and 97% in favour based on a recent survey ran by the NUST, it’s glaringly obvious how desperate all sides are to find a resolution to this bid.

After all, this is not just about a football club that’s been dragged through the dirt for 13 years, but more so about the huge amount of investment the region would miss out on should the Premier League refuse to budge.

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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.

9 thoughts on “Reuben brothers release new statement on Saudi takeover via Sky Sports – Promising news

  1. Brilliant news, I was wondering why the consortium hadn’t challenged the EPL on their stance to not give a decision but perhaps, just perhaps, the consortium have played a blinder by withdrawing the bid and going public they have now got all the fans on their side and brought it to the publics attention how underhand the EPL are being.

    It may be harder for the EPL to carry on the way they have been if the eyes of the public are on them. Fingers crossed.


  2. Despite the myriad of issues connected with the PiF interest in Newcastle, there is absolutely no valid reason whatsoever for the Richard Masters led EPL handling of the O & D Test to have taken so long to complete, and from what can be gleaned from the sparse information that has made it into the public domain, Masters has no legally valid reason for witholding consent for the deal.
    It is therefore little wonder that the PiF grew as fed-up as the fans with the EPL’s machinations. That said, I hope this latest ray of hope that the deal could be resurrected isn’t yet another kick in the groin for Newcastle’s loyal fans.


  3. Don’t hold your breath the prem are a law to themselves and would have to get the ok from keys and the club’s that objected but what they have to worry about is the whistle blower and it will happen


  4. Why has no one said anything about Sheffield Uniteds owners aren’t Saudi Arabian the premier League passed them and never said anything


  5. I think the media need to hold there hands up with these fruitless articles. Yet another article trying to give NUFC fans a glimmer of hope, don’t hold your breath, the media are just stringing us along. Why isn’t there an article on how Richard Keys is a hairy knuckle troll?? They would rather use his words to get clicks.


  6. This country makes me laugh at the way the government and media are constantly ridiculing and bad mouthing other countries about the way they behave and the way they treat their own citizens, but this country is worse. The government should be stepping up and questioning the corrupt and bent premier league gaffers because this deal is not only good for the premier league in general as it would make it more exciting and would give it a new lease of life and potentially break up the top six clubs ( maybe one of the reasons for not giving the green light as they dont like change and we all know how much they love Manchester United the premier league poster boys) it would be good for advertising the premier league to new football fans round the world and just as important it would be good for the city of Newcastle because of the development of a run down city. But i live in the real world and know that nobody that has authority or a government official which see this as the corrupt farce that it is will come forward and have our back and demand the the truth from the premier league! Maybe if they were black then they would have been accepted.


  7. I seem to remember an article a while ago – somebody discussing how the Saudis build “sports cities” in the Middle East and how, should the deal come off, they would want to do something similar here, with a facility having a football academy, tennis courts, conference centres, accommodation, and probably a shopping mall.


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