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Running a closed shop – No fit and proper Premier League

Remember the beautiful game, when so called ‘lesser clubs’ could show ambition, by getting at bigger teams, demonstrating that the game we love is decided by passion, desire and commitment to the cause" Fast forward 28 years, where the Premier...
Newcastle - 2020-08-03 16:53:11

I am no lawyer but I agree with Simon Jordan (that?s a first!) on Newcastle United takeover collapse

A number of years ago I was given early retirement from my teaching post. This happened so they could save on my Head of Department salary by effectively scrapping my post and amalgamating my department with another. I then applied to go onto the...
Newcastle - 2020-08-03 16:53:11

Henry Mauriss put in £350m offer for Newcastle United 7 weeks ago yet now ‘Trying to get a dea...

Henry Mauriss to save Newcastle fans from Mike Ashley" Well that is what has been claimed for almost as long as the Premier League process has / had been ongoing. The American businessman put forward as a supposedly credible willing alternative...
Newcastle - 2020-08-03 16:53:11

The main man at The Times sticks up for Newcastle fans – Just look at reaction from fans of ot...

Henry Winter is arguably the best football writer around and whilst he isn’t a paid up member of the Newcastle United fanbase, the man from The Times has a lot of affection for the club and supporters. The Chief Football writer at The Times has...
Newcastle - 2020-08-03 16:53:11

Independent Football Ombudsman statement after Newcastle fans ask to investigate Premier League on t...

The Independent Football Ombudsman has made a statement after Newcastle fans bombarded him with requests. The Newcastle supporters calling for him to investigate the Premier League on the takeover farce. In his statement (see below), it simply...
Newcastle - 2020-08-03 16:53:11

I have been in touch with MP Kate Osborne about the Newcastle United takeover

This is something I have sent regarding the Newcastle United takeover to my MP Kate Osborne. Kate is the MP for Jarrow. I have also copied this note to the MP for Newcastle Central, Chi Onwurah, plus the Government Minister for Digital, Culture,...
Newcastle - 2020-08-03 16:53:11

Newcastle United squad fit for purpose in 2020/21" Serious lack of quality in these positions

Newcastle - 2020-08-03 16:53:11

Reuben brothers give Monday statement to Sky Sports reacting to Newcastle United takeover failure (f...

The Reuben brothers have now given their reaction to the breakdown of the Newcastle United takeover. Late Monday afternoon, an exclusive given to Sky Sports News. The statement put out by Martin Cruddace on behalf of the Reuben brothers, Cruddace...
Newcastle - 2020-08-03 19:53:41

Premier League challenged on supporters charter – Why Manchester United treated differently to...

Newcastle - 2020-08-03 16:53:11

Amanda Staveley makes contact with Newcastle fans group to discuss PL action over NUFC takeover

Amanda Staveley has been introduced to a Newcastle fans group to discuss how they can help with the Newcastle United takeover situation. The introduction was made by trusted journalist George Caulkin, who has been close to the Amanda Staveley...
Newcastle - 2020-08-03 16:53:11

After Arsenal FA Cup win – Updated table of most successful English football clubs in history

Who are the most successful English football clubs in history" After Arsenal won the FA Cup on Saturday, beating Chelsea 2-1, an updated table has been published. Fair to say that when it comes to looking at the most successful English football...
Newcastle - 2020-08-02 19:53:43

Living in Qatar I always supported them in petty feuds but as a Newcastle fan this takeover has been...

I would like to introduce myself, I’m a 14 year old Newcastle United fan who currently resides in Qatar. So I am well acquainted with the geopolitics that are occurring. To be honest, I always support Qatar in these petty feuds but this time it...
Newcastle - 2020-08-02 19:53:43

Petition calls for Boris Johnson to launch independent investigation into the Premier League takeove...

A petition has been launched by Newcastle United fans, calling for Boris Johnson to launch an independent investigation into the Premier League takeover process. This petition obviously sparked by the shameful way the Premier League has treated the...
Newcastle - 2020-08-02 19:53:43

This Newcastle United Takeover WITHOUT Saudi PIF would be the dream scenario

Whilst of course the financial power of the Saudi PIF would/could be (have been) phenomenal in a Newcastle United takeover. In many ways it could/would be even better if they are not involved. Whilst some of the coverage from certain journalists...
Newcastle - 2020-08-02 19:53:43

Amanda Staveley and the Saudi PIF are no more our best mates than Mike Ashley is BUT it’s not ...

Does sentimentality have any place in the modern day world of the Premier League and Newcastle United in particular" Do the 20 football clubs have owners who truly love them unconditionally, in sickness and in health…" Over in Germany it is an...
Newcastle - 2020-08-02 19:53:43

Calling for Richard Masters and the Premier League to stand up and be accountable on Newcastle Unite...

The actions (lack of action) by Richard Masters and the Premier League have compelled me to write. This is my first submission of an article and is something that no doubt sums up the feelings of many other Newcastle fans. Thursday’s statement...
Newcastle - 2020-08-02 19:53:43

Newcastle United takeover – There are some questions here that really need answering

I?ve been struggling to explain to friends and colleagues who are not NUFC supporters how gut-wrenching the disappointment of the collapsed Newcastle United takeover has been. Don?t you feel better, they say, not having to make excuses for a very...
Newcastle - 2020-08-02 19:53:43

As a Newcastle United fan living in Sunderland the stick I will get is severe on this takeover night...

The Newcastle United takeover shambles has incensed us all. I am a Newcastle United fan born and bred in Newcastle but live in Sunderland. The stick I will get over this will be good natured but severe. I also have a season ticket holding brother...
Newcastle - 2020-08-02 19:53:43

NUFC fans foodbank reveal failed Newcastle takeover bidders made massive donation at start of virus ...

It has now been revealed that the failed Newcastle United takeover bidders made a serious commitment to the Newcastle West End Foodbank. This commitment was made five months ago but it has only come to light now with the NUFC Fans Foodbank making...
Newcastle - 2020-08-02 19:53:43

Two Newcastle United stars make Premier League newcomer team of the season

Maybe not the best of seasons for NUFC but two Newcastle United stars have been named in this Premier League newcomer team of the season. The whoscored ratings use data from every single Premier League match, over 200 raw statistics included in the...
Newcastle - 2020-08-02 19:53:43

Something is stopping Richard Masters from telling all, what is it"

Newcastle - 2020-08-01 12:54:05

Putting paid to the notion that Steve Bruce ?Exceeded expectations”

In the interests of full disclosure, I?ll be upfront about my reaction to Steve Bruce being appointed. I was against it. Not just against it, I was livid, furious, disgusted, any number of angry emotions. (adsbygoogle =...
Newcastle - 2020-08-01 12:54:05

Newcastle United Official Announcement: – Winger Fernandez joins Viitorul Constanta

Winger Victor Fernandez has joined Viitorul Constanta. A Newcastle United Official Announcement on Friday night confirming that the 22 year old winger has signed a three year contract with the Romanian club. Fernandez had an injury affected time...
Newcastle - 2020-08-01 08:53:36

Richard Masters challenged on the Premier League being corrupt and spineless on Newcastle United tak...

I get a lot of stick on here for continuing to go to matches whilst Mike Ashley is in charge. Some of it over the top, some not so. However, given the recent takeover collapse, I emailed (probably not the only one) Richard Masters to voice my...
Newcastle - 2020-08-01 08:53:36

Letters to The Mag on the Newcastle United takeover

The Newcastle United takeover is of course the big topic of discussion. Thursday’s announcement by the Saudi PIF, Amanda Staveley and the Reuben brothers, not what the NUFC fanbase were hoping to hear. We are a week now into the summer transfer...
Newcastle - 2020-08-01 12:54:05

Premier League delayed Newcastle takeover – Would have been aware of the timescales agreed for...

It has been clear some time that the Premier League had opted for delaying tactics, rather than making a decision either way. Doing so in the hope that the buyers would pull out and let them off the hook. It was only the deposit payment paid by...
Newcastle - 2020-08-01 08:53:36

Mike Ashley raising the asking price for Newcastle United has had surprisingly little coverage

One small crumb of comfort I could find from the takeover collapse, was the thought of Mike Ashley stamping his feet in Miami. The Newcastle United owner reportedly still across in the States, where he fled to when the virus took hold and after a...
Newcastle - 2020-08-01 12:54:05

Joelinton – Misunderstood or just not good enough"

Newcastle - 2020-08-01 08:53:36

Hope for Newcastle United fans that Saudi PIF collapsing deal is a tactic and could come back in&quo...

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If the Premier League decided to block the takeover I would have been more disappointed but I would have remained hopeful that the consortium would still find a way to complete...
Newcastle - 2020-07-31 16:53:51

Who will buy this wonderful football club"

Newcastle - 2020-07-31 12:57:01

I have sent this letter to Richard Masters after failure of Newcastle United takeover

It is likely to be as much use as blowing snot bubbles to attract a supermodel, probably a waste of mine and everyone?s time, but I am so crestfallen by the aborted Newcastle United takeover right now, that I swiftly sent a letter to Richard Masters...
Newcastle - 2020-07-31 08:53:58

You have to ask yourself who are the winners in this Newcastle United takeover collapse"

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Who are the winners in this Newcastle United takeover collapse" I bet there is one particularly relieved southerner who can now trot out some pathetic statement about rules and...
Newcastle - 2020-07-31 12:57:01

Newcastle United takeover – Shame on the Premier League for their actions

So that’s it, the Newcastle United takeover is over, finito. This Thursday afternoon, with one short headline on the Sky Sports News yellow ticker at the bottom of the TV screen, dreams of getting a professionally run and competitive Newcastle...
Newcastle - 2020-07-31 08:53:58

Why I was secretly relieved that the Newcastle United takeover failed

When I heard the news that the Newcastle United takeover was off, I felt a flurry of different emotions all at once. I was angry that again we had so easily let ourselves get excited over nothing, frustrated that this time it had been snatched away...
Newcastle - 2020-07-31 12:57:01

Advisers release statement on behalf of Newcastle United takeover investment bidders as they pull ou...

The Newcastle United takeover investment bidders have published a statement. Their PR Advisers forwarding a statement to ourselves on behalf of PIF, PCP Capital Partners and the Reuben Brothers. The statement confirming that they have pulled out...
Newcastle - 2020-07-31 08:53:58

Newcastle United takeover failure – Time for fans to stop taking this lying down and need to f...

As no doubt most of you are as well, I am gutted tonight about the failed Newcastle United takeover, but if truthful, not surprised. The dominant north west and London clubs with their media pals were never ever going to let a passionate home...
Newcastle - 2020-07-31 08:53:58

Mike Ashley releases statement in response to Newcastle United takeover collapse

Mike Ashley has reacted to the statement released on Thursday. That joint statement (see below) from the consortium looking to buy Newcastle United, having stated that the deal had collapsed. Fair to say nobody had any great expectations regarding...
Newcastle - 2020-07-31 12:57:01

The relief of a Newcastle United takeover collapse

Supporting Newcastle United has never been easy. Even in the good times…the excitement under Keegan or the elation under Bobby, disappointment has always been the emotion I?ve been most accustomed with in my lifetime as an NUFC fan. Of course,...
Newcastle - 2020-07-31 08:53:58

Newcastle United takeover revelations keep coming – Premier League misled bidders and Ashley r...

Thursday afternoon saw at last an announcement on the Newcastle United takeover. However, this announcement wasn’t exactly what Newcastle fans had been hoping for. The bidders putting out a joint statement (see below) saying that: ‘With a deep...
Newcastle - 2020-07-31 12:57:01

Amanda Staveley makes public Premier League have prevented £550m investment in Newcastle United

Amanda Staveley has gone on the offensive after a statement revealed the Newcastle United takeover has collapsed. Thursday afternoon had seen a joint statement (see below) released by the Saudi PIF, PCP Capital Partners and Reuben Brothers. In...
Newcastle - 2020-07-31 08:53:58

Amanda Staveley – Premier League shamefully stopped Newcastle takeover by putting in Catch 22 ...

After the collapse of the Newcastle United takeover, Amanda Staveley has explained in quite shocking detail how the Premier League have carefully planned to prevent the deal going through. Along with the Reuben brothers and the Saudi PIF, Amanda...
Newcastle - 2020-07-31 08:53:58

In defence of John Barnes and those six goals

The end of the most bizarre season in living memory brought about an abundance of stats, with pundits and supporters alike desperate to use facts and figures to peddle their own agenda in an attempt to put their unique spin on all things...
Newcastle - 2020-07-30 19:53:23

All of the 2020 Summer Premier League transfers so far

These are the confirmed incoming Premier League transfers of the summer 2020 window so far. This is now the 4th day of the Premier League summer transfer window. For Newcastle fans, the uncertainty over the ownership of the club putting the lid on...
Newcastle - 2020-07-30 19:53:23

Newcastle United takeover has hit a conspiracy of silence

When I was young, our family would make an annual trip to Norfolk for our holidays. This was in the days before any type of in car entertainment and as such the journey to a young lad seemed to go on forever. I?m sure my parents were subject to...
Newcastle - 2020-07-30 19:53:23

Richard Keys new claims on Newcastle takeover – Says only one telling truth on Saudis and Henr...

Interesting latest from Richard Keys on the Newcastle United takeover. Amusingly, he claims that he is the only one telling the truth and the only one Newcastle fans can trust, saying to NUFC supporters: ‘Surely you can see that now"’ This...
Newcastle - 2020-07-30 19:53:23

Paul Merson is very definitely getting worse – Latest bizarre Newcastle United quotes

When it comes to Newcastle United, Paul Merson never holds back. Always happy to go way over the top with his comments, Merson doesn’t believe in letting reality get in the way of trying to attract attention. In a new Sky Sports report, the...
Newcastle - 2020-07-30 19:53:23

The double positive with Newcastle United takeover delay

I accept that for fans, seeing positives in this Newcastle United takeover saga is a bit tricky. We are now 112 days beyond when the Premier League began their process of approving the change of ownership. No conclusion and no official updates,...
Newcastle - 2020-07-30 19:53:23

Which 7 Newcastle United players should be kept to build from in 2020/21" Vote now

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It is now 111 days since the seller and bidders passed the relevant papers to the Premier League and fans still left waiting for confirmation that the PL process has been...
Newcastle - 2020-07-30 19:53:23

Incredible response after asked fans which Newcastle United players should be kept to build from in ...

The question we were asking on Wednesday, was ‘Which 7 Newcastle United players should be kept to build from in 2020/21"’ It is now 112 days since the seller and bidders passed the relevant papers to the Premier League and fans still left...
Newcastle - 2020-07-30 19:53:23

Ultimate irony if Newcastle United lose best players to these clubs whilst Premier League delay take...

Newcastle United fans are still left waiting for the conclusion of the takeover. The Premier League continue to prevaricate, it is now 112 days since they began their process of approval… Fans who are sick of 13 years worth of Mike Ashley...
Newcastle - 2020-07-30 19:53:23

Liverpool fans comments as they reflect back on Sunday’s (mis-)match and Newcastle United

A number of Liverpool fans gathered outside St James Park on Sunday afternoon. Ignoring rules / advice they turned up to see their title winning team turn up for the final match of the season. Liverpool already on 96 points, 18 points clear of Man...
Newcastle - 2020-07-29 16:52:19

Independent Newcastle United Managers Rankings – How Steve Bruce compares to previous bosses

The website clubelo.com uses the Elo rating system to calculate the relative performance of teams and managers. I compared Newcastle United managers. The Elo rating system calculates expected results and compares them with actual results to award...
Newcastle - 2020-07-29 12:53:33

Newcastle United takeover will go ahead for these 3 reasons – Ignore Qatar propaganda puppets

Why am I so confident this Newcastle United takeover will eventually be passed" Well firstly, before we get onto that, it wouldn?t be Newcastle United, without a drama or panic and anxiety from the fan base. It?s been like this all my...
Newcastle - 2020-07-29 12:53:33

Phoenix Rising Official Statement after losing coach to Newcastle United

Phoenix Rising are now looking for a new assistant coach. The club releasing an official statement revealing they have lost Peter Ramage to Newcastle United. The 36 year old also played for the American professional soccer team which is based in...
Newcastle - 2020-07-29 08:56:20

Most Valuable World Football Brands 2020 – Remarkable how high Newcastle United feature in ne...

A new report has been released, detailing the ‘Most Valuable World Football Brands 2020’. Newcastle United named in the latest list of World Football Clubs with highest Brand Value figures released today. The Brand Finance Football 50 is an...
Newcastle - 2020-07-29 12:53:33

Newcastle United Official Announcement – Peter Ramage returns to NUFC

After a break of 12 years, Peter Ramage has returned to Newcastle United. Living the dream, Newcastle fan Ramage came through the ranks at NUFC, going on to make 51 first team appearances. Those appearances came between 2004 and 2008, before...
Newcastle - 2020-07-29 12:53:33

Main man at BBC Sport admits he got it badly wrong about Newcastle United

Interesting from BBC Sport, as they have reflected on the 2019/20 season. Comparing what actually happened with their predictions back in summer 2019. Both reports were put together by BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty. ...
Newcastle - 2020-07-29 08:56:20

He’s not prolific but he could be ideal for Newcastle United next season

An interesting conversation the other day, where I was speaking to someone about which players Newcastle United should be keeping for next season, pressed me into thinking what the regulars on The Mag thought about one player in particular. The...
Newcastle - 2020-07-29 08:56:20

3 Positives and 3 Negatives from Newcastle 1 Liverpool 3

Sunday afternoon ended Newcastle 1 Liverpool 3. Liverpool were shocked when Shelvey and Gayle combined after only 25 seconds to give United the lead. However, they immediately took control as Steve Bruce had his troops retreat to the edge of their...
Newcastle - 2020-07-28 16:53:35

Newcastle v Liverpool player ratings from the fans – Too harsh or fair enough"

Newcastle - 2020-07-28 16:53:35

Why the Newcastle United takeover must go through

News came on Tuesday claiming that the Premier League’s approval of Newcastle United takeover was to continue to be delayed due to a lack of clarity over who will oversee the club. This apparent transparency from the Premier League is a good...
Newcastle - 2020-07-28 19:53:38

Disturbing stats that Mike Ashley and Steve Bruce can’t explain away

It appears that we are stuck with Mike Ashley for the foreseeable. Presumably that also means we will be stuck with Steve Bruce as well, Mike Ashley not one for swiftly getting rid of those who strictly follow his orders, whatever the...
Newcastle - 2020-07-28 16:53:35

Newcastle United transfer moves leave me cold

Newcastle United are a football club facing a lot of challenges. Needless to say, the takeover saga is the thing that would / could be a deal breaker. However, there are so many other factors to consider and that are now increasingly...
Newcastle - 2020-07-28 16:53:35

Charlie Nicholas needs help – Declares Steve Bruce did better than Solskjaer, Lampard, Nuno an...

Charlie Nicholas and friends had it all ready. Once Steve Bruce passed the points total that Rafa’s Newcastle team accumulated  in 2018/19, they would really go to town / toon. Only one problem, Steve Bruce fell short of Rafa’s points...
Newcastle - 2020-07-28 16:53:35

Newcastle United Player of the Year announced – Right choice"

Newcastle - 2020-07-28 16:53:35

Steve Bruce Manager of the Year"

Newcastle - 2020-07-28 16:53:35

Atlanta United appoint former Newcastle United winger as Interim Head Coach after Frank De Boer sack...

Atlanta United moved quickly to sack Frank De Boer. Miguel Almiron’s old club taking swift action after dismal results in the ‘MLS is Back Tournament’ which has kickstarted football in the USA. Atlanta United lost three in three group games...
Newcastle - 2020-07-28 16:53:35

BBC Sport – Newcastle United takeover delayed as Premier League don’t know who’d h...

Interesting update from BBC Sport on the Newcastle United takeover. It is now 109 days that the matter has been with the Premier League. Confidentiality hidden behind as the authorities have left Newcastle fans and everybody else totally in the...
Newcastle - 2020-07-28 16:53:35

Newcastle United signings to target ahead of 2020/21 Premier League kick-off

Who should be the Newcastle United signings in this summer transfer window" Who and where should we improve in the transfer market" Here are a few ideas. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This season our...
Newcastle - 2020-07-28 16:53:35

Jurgen Klopp celebrates after easily beating Newcastle United: “I’m not going to the off...

Jurgen Klopp was already without captain Jordan Henderson but rested his star players against Newcastle United. Salah, Firmino, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho and Mane all sitting watching from the bench at St James Park, instead of starting as they had...
Newcastle - 2020-07-27 12:54:25

Newcastle 1 Liverpool 3 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Sunday’s defeat

Newcastle 1 Liverpool 3 – Sunday 26 July 4pm We asked a number of our regular writers to give us a brief instant reaction after the final whistle. A dream start for Newcastle as it took Gayle only 25 seconds to score, then Liverpool dominated...
Newcastle - 2020-07-27 08:55:46

Journalists nominate Newcastle United to be next behind the scenes TV series after Sunderland Til I ...

Newcastle United would be the perfect choice for the next behind the scenes TV series. That is the opinion of journalists at The Mail who were asked to nominate a Premier League club to follow the likes of Manchester City and Sunderland in allowing...
Newcastle - 2020-07-27 08:55:46

Confirmed Newcastle team v Liverpool – Lazaro, Bentaleb, Rose, ASM all start

The Newcastle team v Liverpool has just been confirmed. Newcastle kicking off their match at St James Park at 4pm. The Magpies looking to improve a record of only four wins in their last nineteen Premier League matches and only two points from the...
Newcastle - 2020-07-27 08:55:46

How much TV money each of the 20 Premier League clubs will get for 2019/20 before ‘deductions&...

The 20 Premier League clubs completed their season on Sunday. The campaign taking almost a full 12 months to reach a conclusion, due to the impact of the virus. So what amounts of money will each of the 20 Premier League clubs bank from this...
Newcastle - 2020-07-27 08:55:46

Steve Bruce gutted he didn’t match Rafa Benitez “We’re disappointed not to overtak...

Steve Bruce was left to reflect on the final game of the campaign and completing a season at Newcastle United. The NUFC Head Coach having somehow stumbled to Premier League safety despite pretty much every stat pointing to the relegation...
Newcastle - 2020-07-27 12:54:25

Michael Chopra calls out pundits on ridiculous over the top Steve Bruce comments – Perfect res...

The whistle has blown on the first (and hopefully only) Steve Bruce season at Newcastle United. The NUFC Head Coach somehow stumbling to Premier League safety despite pretty much every stat pointing to the relegation zone. Huge helpings of luck...
Newcastle - 2020-07-27 08:55:46
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