The Premier League have asked the Newcastle Consortium Supporters Group Limited (NCSL) for a 14-day extension as they prepare to respond to the legal threat of the ‘Letter Before Action’.
This comes from the Shields Gazette’s Liam Kennedy, who revealed last week the detailed letter accused the Premier League of violating UK anti-competition law – and it’s believed that the League have taken the accusations very seriously.
The group had originally expected an answer from the Premier League today – but the League have insisted that this was too time constraining, due to the legal complexity of the claims.
The NCSL must now decide whether to award the Premier League the two-week extension – as this would give them a total response time of 21 days.
It is understood that the decision is in the hands of the legal representative for the group – UK anti-competition specialist Robert O’Donoghue.
It’s safe to say that the Premier League feel threatened by the claims – which explains why the extension is necessary in preparing their counter-argument.
All us NUFC fans want – and deserve – is answers from the Premier League.
Fortunately, the admirable work of the Newcastle Consortium Supporters Group means that their time to deceive is eventually running out.