Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

Will the PIF-backed takeover happen and do you want it to?

Yes it will happen and I want it to
15
37%
Yes it will happen but I don't want it to
3
7%
Unsure but I want it to
10
24%
Unsure but I don't want it to
4
10%
No it won't happen but I want it to
4
10%
No it won't happen and I don't want it to
1
2%
Couldn't give a f***
4
10%
 
Total votes: 41

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

Post by CIH » Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:39 pm

Looks like the BZG takeover of Derby isn't far away.

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Post by overseasTOON » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:50 pm

Something about a takeover or something on social media.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:01 pm

So there's now confirmation of something that we all knew was the case but nobody was allowed to confirm but has been confirmed by the Premier League accidentally breaching confidentiality by confirming it in a letter to a fan group <laugh>
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Post by Don Sholeone » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:46 pm

https://www.nufc.co.uk/news/latest-news ... -19112020/
Newcastle United has issued the following club statement on Thursday 19 November 2020:

“The Club has previously not commented on the arbitration it is pursuing against the Premier League (‘EPL’) with respect to its conduct relating to the proposed takeover because of the confidentiality clause in the EPL's rules.

"However, the Club is aware of public reports which state that, on 17 November, the EPL referred to legal proceedings with the Club (e.g. social media posts referring to the “Club’s own legal case”) in a letter to Newcastle supporters.

"The source of some of the reporting is said to be the EPL. It appears, therefore, that the EPL has leaked the contents of their letter to some of those commenting in the public domain.

"The Club understands that these will be matters of great concern to its fans and therefore considers that, in light of the information disclosed by the EPL, it has no choice but to respond and update its fans in response to this coverage.

"The Club makes no comment on the substance of the arbitration, but it can confirm that it has issued arbitration proceedings against the EPL.

"It is unclear when those proceedings will be resolved, given the approach of the EPL and its lawyers, Bird & Bird. Nevertheless, the Club will continue to use its best efforts to press for a fair, full and timely hearing of its claim.”

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Post by overseasTOON » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:03 pm

Don Sholeone wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:46 pm
https://www.nufc.co.uk/news/latest-news ... -19112020/
Newcastle United has issued the following club statement on Thursday 19 November 2020:

“The Club has previously not commented on the arbitration it is pursuing against the Premier League (‘EPL’) with respect to its conduct relating to the proposed takeover because of the confidentiality clause in the EPL's rules.

"However, the Club is aware of public reports which state that, on 17 November, the EPL referred to legal proceedings with the Club (e.g. social media posts referring to the “Club’s own legal case”) in a letter to Newcastle supporters.

"The source of some of the reporting is said to be the EPL. It appears, therefore, that the EPL has leaked the contents of their letter to some of those commenting in the public domain.

"The Club understands that these will be matters of great concern to its fans and therefore considers that, in light of the information disclosed by the EPL, it has no choice but to respond and update its fans in response to this coverage.

"The Club makes no comment on the substance of the arbitration, but it can confirm that it has issued arbitration proceedings against the EPL.

"It is unclear when those proceedings will be resolved, given the approach of the EPL and its lawyers, Bird & Bird. Nevertheless, the Club will continue to use its best efforts to press for a fair, full and timely hearing of its claim.”
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Post by Don Sholeone » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:14 pm

This can only help the clubs case to be fair, its adds further evidence that the EPL haven't acted according to their own guidelines and further supports the accusations of them leaking confidential information.

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Post by Remember Colo » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:25 pm

Oh great, now we can look forward to 47 fan blogs talking up the importance of confidentiality, just as for months they've ranted about how the values of transparency need to be upheld. Both are important, and obviously the league need to follow their own rules and legal protocol, but I do keep getting a kick out of how self-righteous some fans can be when really what they care about is having a rich, powerful royal owning the club. Which again, is reasonable under the circumstances, just be honest that it's all anyone (including Ashley) cares about.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:13 am

So if the club wins the case then Ashley gets paid millions presumably? That’s the only outcome as the Saudis have left the table.
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Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:14 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:13 am
So if the club wins the case then Ashley gets paid millions presumably? That’s the only outcome as the Saudis have left the table.
Well reports are they'd still be keen if they could....
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Post by ALF » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:27 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:13 am
So if the club wins the case then Ashley gets paid millions presumably? That’s the only outcome as the Saudis have left the table.
Reports saying they're coming back in...

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Post by biggeordiedave » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:28 am

Remember Colo wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:25 pm
Oh great, now we can look forward to 47 fan blogs talking up the importance of confidentiality, just as for months they've ranted about how the values of transparency need to be upheld. Both are important, and obviously the league need to follow their own rules and legal protocol, but I do keep getting a kick out of how self-righteous some fans can be when really what they care about is having a rich, powerful royal owning the club. Which again, is reasonable under the circumstances, just be honest that it's all anyone (including Ashley) cares about.
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Just like "KEEP POLITICS OUT OF FOOTBALL, DON'T MEDDLE IN OUR TAKEOVER" until they scrapped the deal and it suddenly became "GET f***ing BORIS LOOKING INTO THIS! WE WANT A PUBLIC INQUIRY!"
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Post by lassassinblanc » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:37 am

Interesting that this is all coming back up a month away from the Winter Transfer Window opening up
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lassassinblanc wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:37 am
Interesting that this is all coming back up a month away from the Winter Transfer Window opening up
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Post by The Deluded Pablo Diego Jose Francisco » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:30 pm

lassassinblanc wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:37 am
Interesting that this is all coming back up a month away from the Winter Transfer Window opening up
It's tradition at this point

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Post by Remember Colo » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:43 pm

lassassinblanc wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:37 am
Interesting that this is all coming back up a month away from the Winter Transfer Window opening up
Did it ever stop being talked about? I feel like every week there was a new little story about a law firm being hired, a letter being sent, someone speaking off the record, etc. Plus, every transfer period fans claim Ashley leaks new stories to appease fans...I haven't felt like Ashley's even cared about appeasing fans in nearly a decade.

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Post by CIH » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:11 pm

And in fairness, this statement is on the back of(/in response to) a leak from the premier league, not from Ashley/the club.

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Post by Don Sholeone » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:51 pm

The whole PIF left the table talk is nonsense, it was pretty much confirmed after they said that, that they were still working in the background, the whole Mike Ashley legal challenge has come off the back of secondary discussions with the Premier League where they have been accused of carrying on the same delaying tactics, the group were allegedly told they would pass it by x date when that date came and there again was no decision, thats when Ashley released the statement about legal options. So PIF have pretty much never actually been away from the table.

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Post by Colly » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:13 pm

Not even to go for a wee?

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Post by Remember Colo » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:45 pm

Colly wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:13 pm
Not even to go for a wee?
With Ashley owning the club, we haven't a pot to piss in. <coat>

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:15 pm

How many of them are there and how big is the table? I’ve got a four seater dining table but I think I could squeeze six around it.
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