The Premier League have now confirmed our Saudi takeover suspicions – Corrupt to the core

Newcastle fans could feel slightly vindicated today after being jeered at by rival fans in recent times for our relentless #ThePremierLeagueIsCorrupt campaign.

When the proposed Saudi-backed takeover broke down in July, one of the most damning accusations levied at the top flight is that they flutter a favourable glow towards the top six sides – with most Toon supporters believing Mike Ashley would no longer be our owner had we been Liverpool or Man Utd.

Amanda Staveley even called out the Premier League champions, alongside Spurs, telling The Athletic that they were the two most vocal opponents of little old Newcastle becoming the latest shark to enter the fish tank. Richard Masters himself has since denied that they had any influence.

The Telegraph’s exclusive yesterday confirms our suspicions have some substance after all. Leaked proposals would see the league cut to 18 teams, with the “big six” holding omnipotent power to cast votes influencing the direction of the league for eternity.

Three additional clubs, rumoured to be whichever three sides have been in the league the longest at the time, would also have a vote. But, let’s be honest, their ability to have any sort of voice will be nullified and they will simply be no more than a patsy – temporary tenants in the big boys’ house who have no choice but to play ball.

In a desperate attempt to woo public opinion in their favour, it is believed that 25% of the Premier League money would be filtered down to the EFL, increasing the revenue of those 72 (74 once the league is cut) clubs in times of financial uncertainty.

The remaining clubs (again, nine once the reform takes place) in the league that no longer have a voice will be well and truly shafted – as will the average supporter. English football’s beauty is our competitiveness. We possess the oldest and greatest pyramid in the world and that would become under threat under these new proposals. The top flight would become a runaway, capitalist cabal that nobody else can dare enter and the sport will become increasingly distant from the working-class roots that it originated from.

News of these plans serve as a brutal double-whammy for fans across the country, who found out on Friday that every top flight club apart from Leicester voted to show games on PPV to help subsidise them during the pandemic.

Forgive me for lacking compassion, but Premier League sides spent £1.2billion in the transfer window and are now, alongside their shallow-hearted broadcasters Sky and BT, asking supporters to cough up £14.95 per match on top of the astronomical figures they already pay to watch the games.

This past weekend has shown the absolute apex of the game’s ugly, dark side. There are so many areas of the sport that need urgent reform, but restructuring the country’s elite league to favour the big clubs, or increasing the ever-growing emptiness of football supporter’s pockets – should not be considered.

Us Newcastle fans are beginning to look like we were right all along – #ThePremierLeagueIsCorrupt.

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10 thoughts on “The Premier League have now confirmed our Saudi takeover suspicions – Corrupt to the core

  1. The nine named sides do not include Aston Villa or Newcastle, both of whom have been longer in the premier league than Man City… 😳. Corruption is rife!

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  2. Gilly Toon:
    The nine named sides do not include Aston Villa or Newcastle, both of whom have been longer in the premier league than Man City… . Corruption is rife!

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  3. I am a Newcastle fan and I’m quite happy for the Premier league to be cut from 20 teams to 18 as long as the 2 teams to leave are Liverpool and Manchester United. This will solve the problem.

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  4. Gilly Toon:
    The nine named sides do not include Aston Villa or Newcastle, both of whom have been longer in the premier league than Man City… . Corruption is rife!

    Well said – I think you’ve called it absolutely right. This after they accused the Saudi consortium of being corrupt.

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  5. The only problem with your argument that this proposal demonstrates the Premier League are corrupt is that it is not their proposal and they have come out against this proposal.

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  6. Knew all along the premier league were corrupt . I want Masters in front of a parliamentary
    Committee it will make no difference but at least he will be made to answer a good deal of questions. He will not be able to use his favoured saying THE MATTER IS CONFIDENTIALLY .
    I have already sent my letter to my local MP.

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  7. It seems that the people in charge of our beautiful game .Are aloof as they always have appeared to be in my lifetime.
    Where do these people come from.

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  8. Sky, BT and the premier league are in cahoots and trying to form some kind of unbrekable monopoly on the tv rights for the premier league. The Saudi takeover didn’t happen because Newcastle would have had power to say stick tournament tv money we will sort our own broadcasting our.
    Rotten to the core, boycott sky, BTsports and see how it pans out.

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  9. what do we expect Masters and Parry both support Liverpool , Man United and Liverpool put both of them into the positions they are in, Masters was 4th choice but forced through,Corruption personified

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  10. We knew the Premier League was corrupt from top to bottom and the leagues big 6 pull their strings,they do not want a northern club doing well , toon fans are unable to be heard either in our club or the league itself , we have to hope that the media grow a pair and print these stories that way it gets out there to those that count ( name and shame ) Ashley took away the ambition, Premiership took away hope , but one thing they cant takeaway is what the fans have and that’s PRIDE & PASSION. #,NUFC4EVER.

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