TalkSPORT’s Simon Jordan has slammed a claim that was made on the potential takeover of Newcastle United by Amanda Staveley.
The Lowdown: Staveley interview
Staveley, who is part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) consortium looking to take over at St. James’ Park has recently spoke to Sky Sports giving her latest thoughts on the whole saga.
Are the Premier League to blame for the Newcastle takeover collapse?
In the interview, she referenced a letter that she wrote urging both the UK government and football regulators to make sure that the upcoming arbitration case against the Premier League is made public.
She also added that she wants to seek transparency, as she claims that she knows nothing about the arbitration and does not know what is going on.
The Latest: Jordan slams Staveley
Speaking on talkSPORT, Jordan, a pundit who is the former chairman of Crystal Palace, has claimed that Staveley being ‘in tears’ about opportunities that were missed for the North East club are ‘nonsense’, adding that it is only really the opportunities that she has missed for herself.
He also went on to claim that Staveley’s call for the arbitration process to be made public has ‘nothing to do with the government’, which she ‘knows’.
The Verdict: Staveley desperate
Judging by her latest interview, Staveley is clearly as desperate as many Magpies fans to get the takeover over the line, and sympathises with them in terms of the need for transparency.
Thus, it is a little unfair for Jordan to suggest that she is only really in it for herself, as she clearly knows what the supporters are feeling and wants the deal to go through for them as well as herself and the rest of the consortium.
Nonetheless, her call to make the arbitration process public is a reasonable one, and so the top flight should be looking to side with the Tyneside club and make it so.
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