Richard Masters issues new message to NUFC fans after collapse of £300m Saudi takeover

Richard Masters has admitted he does “sympathise with Newcastle fans” following the collapse of a £300m Saudi takeover.

The Premier League CEO says this was the reason he spoke to the NUFC Trust and wrote an open letter to MPs surround the failed takeover, and accepts that, while confidentiality should be respected, he understands why supporters would be left frustrated by the lack of communication.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, here’s what he’s had to say over a month on from the buyers decision to withdraw their bid:

As you can see above, he also insists that the process takes longer than the ‘four weeks’ many suggest – especially when ‘complexities’ come up.

Masters also confirms that he is now looking at the Premier League’s Owners and Directors test itself, suggesting there could be a change, and vows to address the issue of transparency and fan communication too.

A fair message from the Premier League CEO, but it all feels a bit ‘too little, too late’ from a Newcastle United perspective!

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9 thoughts on “Richard Masters issues new message to NUFC fans after collapse of £300m Saudi takeover

  1. Unless clubs like Citeh, and other clubs that are owned by authoritarian regimes, are retrospectively affected by any changes to the owners and directors test, then this effectively the premier league and those clubs pulling up the ladder behind them.


  2. It’s easy to say after the event, but the loss of investment in the northeast, and the hopes and dreams of thousand of Newcastle supporters have been dashed due to your inability to make a decision is unforgivable, but I suppose you have kept the top six happy,how can you expect any trust or respect when you and the pl have shown utter contempt for our region !!!


  3. We could be watching the beginnings of the best club team in the world being built … but for Mr Masters.
    I will never forgive him and his corrupt EPL.
    I also intend continuing campaigning to highlight the Qatar influence.

    Masters allowed the EPL to be a pro-Qatar proxy in the Gulf War.


  4. Not sure what is happening as I cannot be bothered to wait for a answer on the changes within the club… just getting drag around like dolls…😠


  5. Het the corrupt *******s into court. Time for the ordinary fans to fight the qatar corruption and cartel of a few self centred ****es . Ashley’s chance for redemption go for it


  6. Qatar lined pockets. Master’s bank balance is improving, be it offshore. Why should he give a damn about the North East. A young Sepp Blatter! Hide them money trails son, we don’t need your lies. You obviously need the money. Howay the lads!


  7. Us again.
    Can’t help but feel if it was either Manc team or Lfc or Spurs the result would have been different.


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