Richard Masters’ takeover lies become clearer as NUFC suffer while ‘big six’ spend £600m

The majority of Newcastle fans have been left feeling underwhelmed by the sheer lack of activity the club managed to do in the summer window.

Joe Willock was our only first-team signing – a player who was already here on loan last season – despite a host of big earners being shifted off the wage bill and a clear lack of depth in our squad.

Contrast this to the so-called “big six” clubs, who spent over £600million between them just a few months after they all tried to run off to the European Super League – a grotesque scheme that saw them punished with nothing more than a slap on the wrist.

Newcastle’s fortunes would have changed drastically had our lottery ticket of a takeover been given the green light. Maybe, just maybe, we would have seen the kind of investment that would have seen us not fearing a season of tragedy.

The deal that has been ongoing for over 18 months and still has no endgame in sight, with the Premier League playing hide and seek from Toon fans, responding to every question posed with a cut-and-paste “no comment” response.

In a meeting last year, top flight CEO Richard Masters told the NUFC Trust that its decision-making on the takeover front will be done “with the best interests of Newcastle United at heart”.

This, as has obviously been proven by Mike Ashley’s blatant negligence ever since, is an outright lie.

The Premier League operates to serve the Premier League and the Premier League only.

Remember the European Super League fiasco? The “big six” clubs slapped the Premier League square in the face when they broke the rules to breakaway and form their own league yet, to the disbelief of nobody, they only received a slap on the wrist.

The fear of upsetting the big boys in the event of points deductions – or even relegations – was so strong that they simply laid down and looked the other way.

So thank you, Richard Masters, and thank you Premier League, for keeping our club paralysed while we watch other teams at least try and become successful.

7 thoughts on “Richard Masters’ takeover lies become clearer as NUFC suffer while ‘big six’ spend £600m

  1. Do some fans STILL really think the PL have done our legs on this takeover???.

    Get real man!!. Why would the PL have any reason to do that?? – even if you truly believe they hate us (why would they?!), the Saudi money in the PL only strengthens THEIR product!!.

    If the consortium can’t submit the right paperwork or information required at this point of a takeover, then they appear to be as incompetent as the set of clampits we already have.

    This is a process that seemed pretty straightforward for plenty of others – but we have a section of fans who would rather go down the conspiracy route then consider – what would Masters gain from what they are accusing him of???.

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  2. If the consortium is to blame, and not the PL, then why would Ashley spend money on all of these lawyers to push the issue? Surely he would at least know if the consortium were derelict with paperwork and such. He wouldn’t spend a pound paying lawyers to raise his cause in court just for Public relations purposes. His PR stunts are weak and CHEAP just look at the latest club issued transfer funds statement for proof of that. It cost him nothing.

    Ashley believes the PL is in the wrong here and has paid lawyers to achieve either one of two outcomes. 1 get the PL to accept the consortium so he can sell the club and get paid. 2 get the courts to award him big damages caused by the PL blocking the sale. Cashley wouldn’t spend a pound unless he thought he could make 2 pounds.

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  3. Masters was negotiating the BeIn sports contract renewal at the same time as the Saudi takeover bid? – BeIn signed …
    He’s was being leveraged from all sides (Big6 – Qatar – Foreign Office) and NUFC paid the price of his corruption.

    #PremierLeagueIsCorrupt
    #MastersOut
    #HoffmanOUt
    #AshleyOut

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  4. Cabbage Head PR Guy:
    If the consortium is to blame, and not the PL, then why would Ashley spend money on all of these lawyers to push the issue? Surely he would at least know if the consortium were derelict with paperwork and such. He wouldn’t spend a pound paying lawyers to raise his cause in court just for Public relations purposes. His PR stunts are weak and CHEAP just look at the latest club issued transfer funds statement for proof of that. It cost him nothing.

    Ashley believes the PL is in the wrong here and has paid lawyers to achieve either one of two outcomes. 1 get the PL to accept the consortium so he can sell the club and get paid. 2 get the courts to award him big damages caused by the PL blocking the sale. Cashley wouldn’t spend a pound unless he thought he could make 2 pounds.

    Since when has Ashley been the font of all wisdom???.

    Are you really suggesting he doesn’t make bad decisions that cost him money??? – the man that put Dennis Wise in charge and ultimately paid KK compensation. The man that has taken us to TWO relegations as a result of hiring numpty managers – how much did that cost him?!.

    IF it was so obvious the PL had done something wrong, he wouldn’t need the top lawyers – any fool would be able to shine a light on it.
    The reason for the top lawyers is to find where it’s broken down & hope for some kind of compensation pay out.

    The down payment the consortium paid is chump change to the Saudis. They can walk away from it without batting an eyelid. They wanted the takeover on their terms – what does it matter who’s in charge, we’ll put the money in, that’s all you need to know. Well that’s fine and dandy while they are interested – but when they stop being interested, who’s in charge then?? – then it gets messy & then our club really suffers!!.

    I was fortunate enough to start supporting this club before Sir John Hall – so I’ve experienced both kinds of owners.

    I want rid of Ashley as much as any other Newcastle fan. But I want the right people taking over – I can’t say I’m convinced the Saudis are the right people – especially if they can’t even adhere to the requirements of a takeover.

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  5. geoff777:
    Masters was negotiating the BeIn sports contract renewal at the same time as the Saudi takeover bid? – BeIn signed …
    He’s was being leveraged from all sides (Big6 – Qatar – Foreign Office) and NUFC paid the price of his corruption.

    #PremierLeagueIsCorrupt
    #MastersOut
    #HoffmanOUt
    #AshleyOut

    We paid the price for the piracy going on in Saudi – but that’s easy forgotten.

    It might seem nowt coz everyone’s got a fire stick, but it’s mega money lost & the Saudis knew all about it.

    We can’t just pick out the bits that suit our arguments.

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