The Sale of Newcastle United

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This will ensure ESL I reckon - and good riddance to the lot of them

f***ing disgrace from EPL allowing this - and it goes back to Chelsea 2003 with the Russian and 2008 with Man City
 

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Let's face it, if Delia wanted to sell Norwich to Isis, the premier league would first check the TV rights situation in northern Iraq before waving it through.

So much for rainbow laces day ("the Premier League, proudly stand alongside Stonewall in promoting equality and diversity") Even for them, the shameless, cynical, hypocrisy is quite breathtaking.
 

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There are houses for upwards of £1.5m in Jesmond. There's plenty of wealthy people who live there. They aren't going to be showing people Byker.
I don’t disagree. I like Newcastle and love Northumberland just not sure the lifestyle options are the same and there’s a smaller pool of similar people to mix with
 

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There are houses for upwards of £1.5m in Jesmond. There's plenty of wealthy people who live there. They aren't going to be showing people Byker.
If you go out to Corbridge, Hexham and the surrounding villages there's some Surrey prices.
 

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"United with Pride, Newcastle's LGBTQ+ inclusive supporters' group, said the investment in the club "could be viewed" as an opportunity for decision makers in Saudi Arabia "to witness how other cultures treat their minority groups"

Yes, it could be, but given that the chief man has recently ordered the strangling, dismemberment and disposal in bin-bags of a journalist who disagreed with him, I'd say good luck with that. Of course they'll be on their best behaviour when it comes to Newcastle.

Here's an idea - imagine if enough fans at PL clubs held up pictures of Jamal Khashoggi before games and at half time at their home games with Newcastle. See how that makes the Saudi regime and the wretched premier league feel about sportswashing their image. That would really rub their grubby noses in it.
 

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"United with Pride, Newcastle's LGBTQ+ inclusive supporters' group, said the investment in the club "could be viewed" as an opportunity for decision makers in Saudi Arabia "to witness how other cultures treat their minority groups"

Yes, it could be, but given that the chief man has recently ordered the strangling, dismemberment and disposal in bin-bags of a journalist who disagreed with him, I'd say good luck with that. Of course they'll be on their best behaviour when it comes to Newcastle.

Here's an idea - imagine if enough fans at PL clubs held up pictures of Jamal Khashoggi before games and at half time at their home games with Newcastle. See how that makes the Saudi regime and the wretched premier league feel about sportswashing their image. That would really rub their grubby noses in it.

Sad thing is i suspect the majority of football fans wouldnt give a sh*t
 

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I would love to see them change the stripe to all green lol

Love the idea of holding up pictures of JA - the scenes of security guards whipping the fans would be interesting
 

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"United with Pride, Newcastle's LGBTQ+ inclusive supporters' group, said the investment in the club "could be viewed" as an opportunity for decision makers in Saudi Arabia "to witness how other cultures treat their minority groups"

Yes, it could be, but given that the chief man has recently ordered the strangling, dismemberment and disposal in bin-bags of a journalist who disagreed with him, I'd say good luck with that. Of course they'll be on their best behaviour when it comes to Newcastle.

Here's an idea - imagine if enough fans at PL clubs held up pictures of Jamal Khashoggi before games and at half time at their home games with Newcastle. See how that makes the Saudi regime and the wretched premier league feel about sportswashing their image. That would really rub their grubby noses in it.
Pictures of all the people they have ordered to be killed, stoned, lashed, beheaded and hung.
Send the Newcastle supporters club pictures of young girls who have been lashed 200 times for being outside their home.
Not that they will give a toss though.
 

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If a Black football supporters group reacted to the purchase of their club by the Ku Klux Klan by saying that they saw it as an opportunity for the Grand Wizard ”to witness how other cultures treat their minority groups" then there would be an ‘intervention’ by mental health professionals, and the group’s leaders would be gently and sympathetically removed from the public’s gaze to receive expert support and counselling behind closed doors.

United With Pride’s statement might possibly be one of the most disgraceful utterances ever made by such a group. Ever. And it also carries the heavy stench of the racism of low expectations - they’re not holding the Saudis up to the sort of standards anyone else would be measured against because they’re Arabs and Muslims - and, of course, they have billions of dollars. Would United With Pride be so accepting of the buyout if it was done by billionaires from Luxembourg or Hungary if such people regarded women as second class citizens (without even the right to freakin’ vote), executed gays, used bone saws to dismember their political rivals, or regarded anyone not holding to their belief system to be inherently inferior and open to be treated with extreme discrimination at every level?

Stockholm Syndrome - the psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with, identify with, or sympathize with his or her captor. History will judge United With Pride and all the other excusers of this horror show.

Pictures of Khashoggi? Count me in, 100%.
 

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Wouldn't it be fantastic if at every away game for Newcastle turned into a Khashoggi memorial with the home fans clapping at the 11th minute or whenever so the tv channels couldn't ignore what was happening
 

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I love that the Geordies hated a bloke whose worst crimes were zero hours contracts and selling sh*te leisurewear, but welcome with scenes of celebrating in the streets a regime linked with ordered assassinations, medieval human rights abuses of women and homosexuals, etc etc and indeed etc.
Unfortunately, Ashley's "worst crimes", as far as the Geordies are concerned, were that he didn't throw enough money at them.......and that'll be the same for the new lot, if they don't buy success......😐
 

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Unfortunately, Ashley's "worst crimes", as far as the Geordies are concerned, were that he didn't throw enough money at them.......and that'll be the same for the new lot, if they don't buy success......😐
Sadly they will buy their way up the league and no doubt fill their team with mercenaries who City don’t want and United aren’t allowed to buy
 
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"United with Pride, Newcastle's LGBTQ+ inclusive supporters' group, said the investment in the club "could be viewed" as an opportunity for decision makers in Saudi Arabia "to witness how other cultures treat their minority groups"

Yes, it could be, but given that the chief man has recently ordered the strangling, dismemberment and disposal in bin-bags of a journalist who disagreed with him, I'd say good luck with that. Of course they'll be on their best behaviour when it comes to Newcastle.

Here's an idea - imagine if enough fans at PL clubs held up pictures of Jamal Khashoggi before games and at half time at their home games with Newcastle. See how that makes the Saudi regime and the wretched premier league feel about sportswashing their image. That would really rub their grubby noses in it.

If we tried to do that our home supporters would probably get the same reaction from the stewards as the Oldham supporters received at our league cup game.
 

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It’ll be the Taliban next. Feeling a bit chipper off the back of reclaiming Afghanistan they may think they can keep Norwich up. Sure the PL will oblige if they have enough cash.
 

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Let's face it, if Delia wanted to sell Norwich to Isis, the premier league would first check the TV rights situation in northern Iraq before waving it through.

So much for rainbow laces day ("the Premier League, proudly stand alongside Stonewall in promoting equality and diversity") Even for them, the shameless, cynical, hypocrisy is quite breathtaking.

It’ll be the Taliban next. Feeling a bit chipper off the back of reclaiming Afghanistan they may think they can keep Norwich up. Sure the PL will oblige if they have enough cash.
I know they don't get on, but having to fight it out over Norwich will sour relations even more!
 

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I guess we can revisit some favourite chants from yesteryear…

“You’re goin’ get you’re f**king head chopped off!”

“You’re goin’ home chopped up in bin liners!”

“….it’s full of women out on their own, people with 2 hands and Brentford, oh West London is wonderful”

Poor taste??
 

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I guess we can revisit some favourite chants from yesteryear…

“You’re goin’ get you’re f**king head chopped off!”

“You’re goin’ home chopped up in bin liners!”

“….it’s full of women out on their own, people with 2 hands and Brentford, oh West London is wonderful”

Poor taste??
If Brucie is still in charge and we take the lead, I am sure we can get a chant of "you're getting lashed in the morning".
 

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Lots of anger on here about the Saudi and rightly so but already stated on here. We do multi billion arms deals with the same nation. Banks and big business in the UK. Money talks. PL is a business. Welcome to the big time.
Get angry with the gov and your bank?
 

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Lots of anger on here about the Saudi and rightly so but already stated on here. We do multi billion arms deals with the same nation. Banks and big business in the UK. Money talks. PL is a business. Welcome to the big time.
Get angry with the gov and your bank?
And we trade and participate in sporting events with many nations that have ( in our view) dubious human rights records. It's where do you draw the line and who draws it as ever.
 

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Totally not worried about the new super club in the Premier League.
They need to get the managerial and structure right first, before any decent players end up there.
That will take at least 3 years.
Yes they may attract some middling talent in January, ageing players seeking a pay day or mid table talent, ignored at other clubs, but it will take a long time for them to build a top 6 team.

Thank goodness for Benham, as it will be the Chinese next seeking a PL club....who will they have their eyes on ?
 

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Totally not worried about the new super club in the Premier League.
They need to get the managerial and structure right first, before any decent players end up there.
That will take at least 3 years.
Yes they may attract some middling talent in January, ageing players seeking a pay day or mid table talent, ignored at other clubs, but it will take a long time for them to build a top 6 team.

Thank goodness for Benham, as it will be the Chinese next seeking a PL club....who will they have their eyes on ?
Wolves?
 

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Made me laugh, but out of interest would this be seen as offensive ?


Seeing the photo of 'Rally 'round the flag boys rally 'round the flag' they must be full supporters of the Saudie punishment code.
I presume being a hooligan at Newcastle's ground could bring some life changing alterations to the body, as well as watching the crappy team sober. There is a first time for everything, no matter how unpleasant.

P.S.
If the modern day Lawrence of Arabia in the middle is available (unemployed / dead end job / brain dead ) he can join the mercenary army the Saudie's use in Yemen.
He might for health reasons become a teetotaler. It's for the cause, so that's OK.
 

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Not pictures the Saudi's will want to see, much more of that and I can see this relationship ending sooner than Newcastle fans may realise.
 

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Not pictures the Saudi's will want to see, much more of that and I can see this relationship ending sooner than Newcastle fans may realise.
Could we let them work up an astronomical wage bill first?
 

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Wouldn't it be fantastic if at every away game for Newcastle turned into a Khashoggi memorial with the home fans clapping at the 11th minute or whenever so the tv channels couldn't ignore what was happening
He was 59 when he was casually murdered and disposed of. Perhaps in the 59th minute of every Newcastle away game we should chant Kashoggi's name as loud as possible to remind them that Ashley was Mother Theresa compared to the people who now own their club.
 

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He was 59 when he was casually murdered and disposed of. Perhaps in the 59th minute of every Newcastle away game we should chant Kashoggi's name as loud as possible to remind them that Ashley was Mother Theresa compared to the people who now own their club.
Rather than clapping it should be more of a chant of something like "Murdering Bastard Scumheads" - MBS - I would love for that to happen - Toons are next away to Palace....
 

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Rather than clapping it should be more of a chant of something like "Murdering Bastard Scumheads" - MBS - I would love for that to happen - Toons are next away to Palace....
Or perhaps, to the tune of the Keegan/Baseball bat song: “You chopped him up with a machete, Khashoggi, Khashoggi”?
 

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For the home game perhaps we could play this
 

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"United with Pride, Newcastle's LGBTQ+ inclusive supporters' group, said the investment in the club "could be viewed" as an opportunity for decision makers in Saudi Arabia "to witness how other cultures treat their minority groups"

Yes, it could be, but given that the chief man has recently ordered the strangling, dismemberment and disposal in bin-bags of a journalist who disagreed with him, I'd say good luck with that. Of course they'll be on their best behaviour when it comes to Newcastle.

Here's an idea - imagine if enough fans at PL clubs held up pictures of Jamal Khashoggi before games and at half time at their home games with Newcastle. See how that makes the Saudi regime and the wretched premier league feel about sportswashing their image. That would really rub their grubby noses in it.
Absolute joke statement by them.
 

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He was 59 when he was casually murdered and disposed of. Perhaps in the 59th minute of every Newcastle away game we should chant Kashoggi's name as loud as possible to remind them that Ashley was Mother Theresa compared to the people who now own their club.
Really up for this. Good idea.
 

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I wonder if our stewards will prevent any protest like they did with the Oldham supporters? I'm sure the EFL will not wish to offend anyone.
 

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It’d probably get Peter G on the tannoy to tell us to stop but the old Spitting Image song “Never met a nice South African” with South African replaced by Saudi Arabian would work. Don’t even need to change the other lyrics much. Spitting Image – (I’ve Never Met) A Nice South African

Second chorus is particularly on point:

“No, he's never met a nice South African
And that's not bloody surprising, man
'Cause we're a bunch of talentless murderers
Who smell like baboons”
 

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It’d probably get Peter G on the tannoy to tell us to stop but the old Spitting Image song “Never met a nice South African” with South African replaced by Saudi Arabian would work. Don’t even need to change the other lyrics much. Spitting Image – (I’ve Never Met) A Nice South African

Second chorus is particularly on point:

“No, he's never met a nice South African
And that's not bloody surprising, man
'Cause we're a bunch of talentless murderers
Who smell like baboons”
No doubt I'll be shot down by some, but ... wouldn't it be a little like blaming your average Cambodian for Pol Pot? Remember, Saudi citizens are subject to these excesses. Anyway, it's a sweeping racist generalisation.
 

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No doubt I'll be shot down by some, but ... wouldn't it be a little like blaming your average Cambodian for Pol Pot? Remember, Saudi citizens are subject to these excesses. Anyway, it's a sweeping racist generalisation.
Ah, the 80s truly were another country.
 

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Newcastle voted against and Manchester City abstained, with both questioning the legality of the move.
 

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What does this mean please? Are they saying the criminal gang that runs Saudia Arabia can’t use Newcastle to bonesaw-wash their reputation?
If you read the replies you will find out. It's basically to stop KSA and UAE for bypassing FFP rules by having other state entities sponsor the clubs for millions...
 

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Lots of anger on here about the Saudi and rightly so but already stated on here. We do multi billion arms deals with the same nation. Banks and big business in the UK. Money talks. PL is a business. Welcome to the big time.
Get angry with the gov and your bank?
Other national leagues have stronger vetting criteria and bans on foreign owners.
 
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