Simon Jordan has ripped into rival Premier League clubs for their continued objections to our Saudi-backed takeover.
The former Crystal Palace owner the real reason for their disapproval was down to the fact we were another “fox in the henhouse with a big bag of money” – a sentiment widely felt by Toon supporters too.
He’s also stressed that other clubs should have no qualms or right to contest the deal so long as it complied with the Premier League’s rulebook after piracy issues were ironed out.
Jordan, who once said the takeover was “deader than a dead thing from deadland” before having to eat humble pie, pinpoints piracy as the original reason for the 18-month blockade. Once this obstacle was overcome, he saw no reason why the deal shouldn’t have gone ahead.
Jordan also agreed with Jim White that Gary Hoffman – the Premier League chairman who resigned today following backlash from the takeover – had an “impossible” job on his hands.
This is what he said while speaking on his usual mid-morning talkSPORT slot: