Premier League announce changes & progress made on takeover campaign – NUFC news round-up

A round-up of today’s NUFC news and gossip:

  • Following today’s Premier League AGM, it’s been confirmed that the five-sub rule and drinks breaks will be scrapped ahead of the 2020/21 season, with changes to VAR also been approved – Full story here.
  • The NUFC Trust have released an update sharing the long list of MPs who have agreed to challenge the Premier League over our ongoing wait for answers and clarity on the Saudi takeover saga after over 5,000 letters were sent out yesterday – Read their update in full here.
  • The petition asking for an investigation into the Premier League’s takeover process has passed 85,000 signatures, moving just 15,000 away from the 100k target – Sign it here.
  • Pictures have also emerged of the London Magpie Group protesting against the Premier League at their headquarters in London today – See photos and the full story here.
  • Speaking on talkSPORT, former Premier League chairman Simon Jordan has explained why he does NOT believe a Saudi-backed takeover of Newcastle United is dead – Full story here.
  • According to Graeme Bailey, Newcastle are competing with Celtic, West Ham, Leeds and Aston Villa for the signature of Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy – Full story here.
  • One man who won’t be signing at St James’ Park this summer is Mohammed Salisu, with Sky Sports confirming that the recently linked Real Valladolid star agreeing a £11m move to Southampton – Full story here.
  • Mehrdad Ghodoussi – Amanda Staveley’s husband and a would-be board member had a Saudi takeover gone through – has turned a few heads on Tyneside with an intriguing new post on Twitter about piracy in KSA – See it 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.

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