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Newcastle United: Fans discuss news that could affect takeover

Newcastle United: Fans discuss news that could affect takeover - Newcastle United

Plenty of Newcastle United fans have been discussing a report from The Times that the Premier League wanted Saudi Arabia on a United States blacklist for piracy.

The top flight asked this only weeks before it was asked to approve a Saudi-backed takeover of the Tyneside club, documents have revealed.

A submission from England’s highest division to the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) on February 5th said that the piracy of television broadcasts of Premier League matches via the Saudi-based beoutQ operation placed its income at significant risk and called for the country to be kept on its priority watch list.

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Which of the following players was never signed by Kevin Keegan for the Toon?

The publication of the document by the USTR highlights the difficulty facing the top flight in deciding whether it can approve the takeover of the Magpies by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.

Whether this would actually stop the takeover is in the air but it certainly raises more questions than answers at this stage.

These members of the Toon faithful discussed the news on Twitter:

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