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Newcastle


Now the Richest club on the planet.


This takeover is everything that is wrong with football. I hope they get relegated.



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Re: Newcastle


There are hierarchies of immoral conglomerates pumping money into football, and the Saudi state is about as bad as it gets.

However, if there wasn't a massive for sale sign over this entire country, inviting any old sod to come and launder their supervillain money, none of this would happen. Newcastle fans are correct that the Saudis own a lot of stuff in the UK, but they're wrong to cry that nobody complained until it was their club. There has been plenty of pressure and concern against Saudi individuals and groups buying up half of Central London and leaving property dormant, or investing in key companies and infrastructure, and the arms deal the UK had with them was recently taken to the High Court and struck down. If Newcastle fans are upset that they think it's all about them only, it's because they're only paying attention when it's their own club.

If Newcastle fans "wanted wor club back" because the poor lambs couldn't deal with it being run as a business and occasionally relegated, what they needed was 50+1% supporter/community ownership put into law, not some billionaire dude who orders female activists raped and dissidents murdered and dismembered.
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Re: Newcastle


Well put.

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Re: Newcastle


As another board regular puts it "The game's gone, Tom", and that game seems to be the Premier League. They have capitulated to the money from Saudi Arabia despite their record on human rights as listed above. The League were angry that Saudis pirated their product but have allowed this deal to go ahead as there is enough money involved to salve their hurt.
For me this is another reason to not bother with the PL and Sky's dreadful obsession. I will have to continue to subscribe to the cricket but that would be my only reason to watch these channels.
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