Premier League clubs plan to relegate Newcastle via pathetic new policy – The Telegraph

Premier League clubs are still seething about the Saudi-backed takeover at Newcastle United, it would seem.

In a new report from The Telegraph, it’s claimed a host of top flight sides will REFUSE to sell or loan any of their players to us in the January transfer window.

The piece states that opposition to the takeover is so ‘deep-rooted’ that several clubs have agreed on an ‘anyone but Newcastle’ policy, believing they are desperate to see the club go down after being threatened by our new-found wealth.

Matt Law reports that this could hinder Eddie Howe’s initial transfer plans, as the club would ideally like to bring in player with Premier League experience this winter.

Here’s what one ‘industry expert’ told The Telegraph about it:

“Newcastle will find it hard to buy players from some Premier League clubs in January because they would rather see them relegated than take their cash. Some clubs just won’t sell to them.”

It’s said that a host of rival clubs feel relegation to the Championship would delay our attempts to compete with the elite, hence their refusal to help us in any way, shape or form when the transfer window opens.

In truth, this is a childish approach and more opposition to competition than the takeover itself.

Also, I can’t see this going down well when a fringe player at a ‘big six’ side – let’s say Jesse Lingard – is told he won’t be allowed to join Newcastle for these reasons when he’s barely getting a kick at his current club.

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.

16 thoughts on “Premier League clubs plan to relegate Newcastle via pathetic new policy – The Telegraph

  1. What goes around comes around, just make a note of anyone refusing to deal and refuse them in the future if they need our help.

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  2. It just goes to show the not so hidden agenda the clubs and press have always had against Newcastle and the North East in particular!
    Players find London a far greater attraction, constant sniping by Rio Ferdinand, Paul Merson the ex C.Palace owner and the idiot on BEIN sports plus the rest who make their mouth go.
    They all hope we fail.
    If we have to buy abroad so be it!

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  3. Court Cases by the bucketful. If a Player is wanted and Newcastle offer £250,000 per week and his team say “sorry son your off to Watford for £20 and a packet of crisps”. Anti-competative, Restraint of Trade to name two easy ones.

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  4. Steve:
    Court Cases by the bucketful. If a Player is wanted and Newcastle offer £250,000 per week and his team say “sorry son your off to Watford for £20 and a packet of crisps”. Anti-competative, Restraint of Trade to name two easy ones.

    Any club has the right to not sell a player to a competitor. It has been done many times before and will be done many more times in the future.
    It’s fairly common amongst teams who are competing to stay up.

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  5. Olly, have to say that this continued use of the word “pathetic” in headlines because you don’t agree with something is becoming, well, pathetic.

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  6. This was reported awhile ago. Anyway Chelsea didn’t want Mo Salah to go to one of their rivals so sold him abroad before Liverpool took him; nothing new here except the clubs outside the so called “top six” are dragging the rest of the Prem into their childish antics. Cannot see any banks being happy with any of the clubs refusing badly needed income as like it or not money talks

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  7. Michael sursham:
    This was reported awhile ago. Anyway Chelsea didn’t want Mo Salah to go to one of their rivals so sold him abroad before Liverpool took him; nothing new here except the clubs outside the so called “top six” are being dragged into their childish antics. Cannot see any banks being happy with any of the clubs refusing badly needed income as like it or not money talks

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  8. It’s not just anti-competitive in a legal sense, it’s also going to directly affect players who get a percentage of their signing fees when moving to another club. I can’t see any of them being happy with their clubs playing politics at the expense of their pay packets.

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  9. Yes I often hear similar views from supporters of the other

    Yes ! it’s true that many of the other EPL clubs believe nufc to be a threat.
    What about when Man U. were top dogs with unlimited sources of cash and sides that followed like Mam. Citeh, which was and still is owned not by an individual person or corporation, but a entire state, long before the NUFC takeover.
    It won’t work folks, being England is not the only market for football players , many are from South America, Africa and various countries in Europe and Asia, who no doubt could benefit from unlimited Saudi funding.
    Look there was a time when NUFC was everyones second choice side, “The Entertainers,” that is until our last owner took over , who stripped the club bare and left little to the fans, other than third rate and cheap managers and players, over a fourteen year stretch.
    Now that we have adequate funding, how about just letting us regain a certain equality and hopefully be once again an entertaining side, it’s only what fans whose loyalty to the club deserve
    Either that or suffer as we buy the best and regain our status as a great old club that deserves it’s success.

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  10. OK. Survey who those teams really want or need and when they make a bid, if the owners are happy, put in a bid plus £1 every time

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  11. Listen folks, those of you especially , who propose various options , just how many of you understand the law or the fact NUFC is a member of the league and both NUFC & the rest of the EPL are subject ti it’s present laws.
    I’m sure that transactions and the signings of free agents or players who want to play for that particular club , just cannot be interfered with.
    And if that doesn’t solve the particular problem, there are countries on every continent who would be more than willing to provide players to NUFC, so this idea is just based on nonsense and jealousy and NUFC will become the richest and we their supporters happiest club the world has ever seen, and to hell wth those who oppose us.
    However it’s not that any of us want this to happen, oh sure we would all like to be a great side and hopefully the Saudi, funding will help, but at present we are languishing in 19ty place without a win yet this seasoning have suffered hard, with cheap-ass and terrible managers and without any upper management people , other than the owner, bent on robbing the club of funding which was directed to-wards his real business Sports direct.
    Soh ! give us a break and enjoy a strengthening EPL and some decent
    Football once more from the club.
    believe me this is more of a good thing for the EPL, and relax folks.

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  12. Freddd:
    Olly, have to say that this continued use of the word “pathetic” in headlines because you don’t agree with something is becoming, well, pathetic.

    And it ISN’T “pathetic’ ??? The same clubs (with their media allies/supporters) would be screaming about this if vice versa

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  13. How many of those quoting are aware of the laws both civil and those of the EPL and know what they are talking about.
    Look we can sign free gents etc and certainly doubt whether such a policy exists where a boycott of a fellow club can take place, besides there are countries from every continent who could provide a winning side.
    Not that the average Newcastle fans want or need to be loved, being we are now languishing in 19th place and have been stripped of both players and have had little money spent during he last 14 years, with cheap ass and hopeless managers virtually robbed by our last owner to subsidise his real business Sports Direct.
    Soh ! we too would like to see our day in the sun and could according to the amounts provided from the Saudi’s and don’t need any jealousy or back biting from our fellow league partners

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  14. What a bunch of tossers we will bring up them Sneaking about for trying to break away and we are still waiting for punishment for trying to break away ,Deduct points from them its nothing more than they deserve nothing but a bunch of spoilt kids Ha they must be crapping them coming to the TOON.

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