Newcastle United fans were handed a fresh takeover update from ChronicleLive reporter Lee Ryder on Friday but it hasn’t gone down very well.
The journalist claims that the Magpies’ prospective owners – namely the Saudi Arabian consortium made up of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, PCP Partners’ Amanda Staveley and the Reuben brothers – are hoping that the path has been cleared for the Premier League to conclude it’s owners and directors test following the confirmation on a return to action.
Some responded to this news rather sarcastically whilst others took a swipe at Ryder himself…
Well yeah, obviously…
— Shane Saunders (@ShaneSaunders88) May 29, 2020
Lee give up mate
— @yorkmag (@ddy2121) May 29, 2020
It’s over Lee. Give it up. The most ridiculous takeover story yet.
— Gary Meggaz Megson (@TheHonestJohns) May 29, 2020
Well that’s a shock. I thought they’d not be bothered about a decision….. #NUFC
— Simon Pugh (@toon1978) May 29, 2020
— Kieran #NUFC (@JokerNUFC) May 29, 2020
Supporters at St James’ Park have been eager for some sort of announcement for nearly two months now, so many are growing tired of the delays and hitches that keep being reported in the media.
However, some members of the Magpies faithful offered up more subtle responses to Ryder’s claim.
After 7 weeks you’d think the decision was ready to be made.
— Mick. A free UK. (@MicknDenise1978) May 29, 2020
Lets hope they get it approved soon Lee
— Cullercoats1 (@Cullercoats11) May 29, 2020
Getting beyond silly now.
— John (@John30240903) May 29, 2020
Good things come to those who wait i guess
— DAVEY WENDT (@DANGERUS_DAVEY) May 29, 2020
Aren’t we all. The waiting is getting difficult now
— Lee Rutter (@LeeRutter5) May 29, 2020
On Friday afternoon, Premier League CEO Richard Masters was quizzed about the takeover by Sky Sports’ Bryan Swanson but he remained coy on the deal due to confidentiality.
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It seems like this whole process is set to rumble on into June as the PL continue with the owners and directors test amid fears the Saudi state are behind illegal streaming service beoutQ.
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