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Newcastle strike Gold!

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Well black gold in the form of Saudi oil that is!

Looks like all the papers are signed and the deposit has been paid. Contracts are now legally binding and the only thing left is the Owners test with the FA and we all know how well that works!

Their is a big human rights conversation to be had around this take over, but, in fairness to the Geordies, money talks. They've wanted Ashley gone for a long time and it'll be good to see St James Park rid of all the sodding Sports Direct Banners!

Good Luck to them. Politics aside, superb move for them. 

The human rights conversation will be had though!

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Good luck to them, it's about time they had an owner willing to move forward and back them.

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Its good news for them, those Notts fans who have suggested they would be happy with Mike Ashley seem like knobs on social media.

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If the new owner invests it could be a bit worrying as to what happens when his money isn't pumped into the club, realistically I think you need a mix between Mike Ashley and proper investment.

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Mike Ashley? My god. Wouldn’t touch him with a barge poll. He is everything wrong with this society (before Covid-19) regards capitalism. I live near Shirebrook and god, some of the tales from the staff at the warehouse there. Absolutely disgusting. 

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I'm glad for Newcastle, they're a genuinely big club that has underachieved for such a long time. They deserve a bit of success.

I don't blame them for taking the money when all the clubs around them are doing the same, but at the same time, the authorities shouldn't allow the Premier League to become a stage for foreign dictatorships (in this case the Saudi government) to gain prestige. Rules need to be tightened here but that's a task for the government and the FA / Premier League, not Newcastle United.

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I hope they don't change too much, as a club they're starting to produce some very good talent and have been for awhile.

When mega rich owners come in, usually this is the first thing to go out of the window.

It's good the Mike Ashley sega has been resolved, he's a strange person and I look forward to seeing St James' Park looking less like a commercial. It's very good news for the Toon army.

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not really interested, i think clubs having foolish amounts of money in the game has spoiled it.

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My cousin's a Newcastle fan so he's keeping me looped in with the on goings and he's optimistic about it the fact it's the furthest they've taking talks.

As a neutral I'll be glad to see Ashley gone, one of the most toxic owners in football. 

But there seems to be alot of controversy surrounding the new owners from what I've seen on social media, whether it's true or not I'm not sure.

But I've also heard FFP will be scrapped for couple of seasons which will benefit them massively if the takeover completes.

Griezmann is top of the list to buy and the new owners want Bruce to stay on but seeing how he dies, if he can't cut it then Rafa is their number one target with Allegri and Loch linked also.

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Will it be a good ever ending story? Who knows, if the owner wants success then it could come with some pressure. If he just wants to enjoy the game and give the club more chances to play at the top end of the league than that could be done with investment.

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Their owner sounds like a madman with all the power he has at his fingers, he makes Haffaz Aladeen from the film The Dictator seem trustworthy.

the dictator film GIF by Head Like an Orange

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It depends on how involved he will be in the takeover, he could hire someone to run the club and just look at it as a way to brush shoulders with famous footballers. Less of an AH approach, more of a "look who's my friend".

I am pleased for Newcastle though, it's exciting times for them.

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On 21/04/2020 at 22:01, hissingdwarf said:

Mike Ashley? My god. Wouldn’t touch him with a barge poll. He is everything wrong with this society (before Covid-19) regards capitalism. I live near Shirebrook and god, some of the tales from the staff at the warehouse there. Absolutely disgusting. 

I have to say, some of the alleged and well documented issues about the new Newcastle owner makes me wonder how better off they're as a football club?

Mike Ashley might be dodgy and demonstrates some serious ethical questions.

But, I don't think he's that power driven. All I can say is I hope it works out and, that this new owner isn't directly involved as he sounds like the type of person who could cause some serious issues if he didn't get his own way.

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As a club who have had owners who have caused trouble, we can only wish Newcastle all the best and hope they get a few years of success from this takeover.

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Is it better to stick with the devil you know? I hope it works out for them, good support and club.

Always has deserved better.

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