The article focuses on why several members of the Toon faithful have been made to wait by the Premier League as to whether the top flight will eventually approve of the proposed deal between Mike Ashley and the Saudi-led consortium, and suggests that they deserve some answers.
Do the fans deserve to know what is going on with the takeover?
In the piece, the journalist questions just how long does it take to consider if the would-be buyers are ‘fit and proper persons’, indeed referring to the owner’s and director’s tests set out by England’s highest division that the new owners must pass in order to fully take over at St. James’ Park.
The writer also claimed that the two main objections to the bid, human rights and television piracy, were well known to the league and the NUFC supporters all from the very first day Amanda Staveley’s consortium lodged their bid for approval, and added that the delay ‘is beyond the pale’.
These Magpies agreed with the views and voiced their anger on Twitter, understandably so given the saga has now been ongoing for over two months (The Telegraph).
At this point they are treating us with utter disdain.
— Wor Fireball Raider (@FireballBrown) May 29, 2020
They just keep saying it’ll be next week. Next week arrives and nowt. Too many people trying to block it
— Angela Woodhall (@angnufc1) May 29, 2020
Yes i think we’ve waited long enough now, it’s getting ridiculous the amount of time this is taking, the way this is going they’ll have a vaccine for the coronavirus before this gets done.
— ROBIN YOUNG (@youngroby19) May 29, 2020
Excellent article from the legendary John Gibson here.
Hits the nail on the head.@premierleague are taking the Mickey now.
— Mouth of the Tyne 🗣️📢 (@ToonMouthTyne) May 29, 2020
Please start asking the FA directly, it is a joke the time it has taken and nothing official given to the fans
— Michael Parry (@MickP1964) May 29, 2020
It’s fine….don’t worry..next week……….*cough*
— stewart kenney (@discostew1218) May 29, 2020
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