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I like Eddie Howe, he's a decent guy who took Bournemouth from League One to the Premier League, keeping them there for a number of years. He's not going to do that if he's absolute crap.

 

People can point to the relegation season but, all, well, nearly all managers eventually see results turn against them leading to the sack.

 

Despite that, I cant wish Eddie well at Newcastle, or anyone at the club for that matter because of the ownership regime.

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Ajax director of football Marc Overmars has turned down the chance to join Newcastle.

 

 

Hard to imagine Overmars on that call - a legend, has lived in Amsterdam, London and Barcelona. 

 

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Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) have been “disappointed” by their arrival at Newcastle as they are looking to buy Inter Milan, according to reports.

 

 

“The only thing that is apparent at the moment is that PIF is disappointed with his landing in England and has found themselves struggling with too many constraints in England.

“Furthermore, they have realised how unattractive a club like Newcastle, who are also in danger of relegation, can be, despite their economic might.

“So, after seeing the official start of the new stadium, they took up the Inter dossier again. Obviously, nothing is done, and there is absolutely no PIF behind the renewals of Lautaro and Barella.

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7 hours ago, Heinze said:

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) have been “disappointed” by their arrival at Newcastle as they are looking to buy Inter Milan, according to reports.

 

 

“The only thing that is apparent at the moment is that PIF is disappointed with his landing in England and has found themselves struggling with too many constraints in England.

“Furthermore, they have realised how unattractive a club like Newcastle, who are also in danger of relegation, can be, despite their economic might.

“So, after seeing the official start of the new stadium, they took up the Inter dossier again. Obviously, nothing is done, and there is absolutely no PIF behind the renewals of Lautaro and Barella.

 

It would be hilarious if after all of this the Saudi's just thought fuck it England isn't worth the hassle, ploughed a load of money into Inter and then Newcastle got run in the same kind of manner it was under Ashley but with owners who gave even less of a fuck than he did because they don't even need the money they could get from trying to sell it on again. 

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8 hours ago, Heinze said:

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) have been “disappointed” by their arrival at Newcastle as they are looking to buy Inter Milan, according to reports.

 

 

“The only thing that is apparent at the moment is that PIF is disappointed with his landing in England and has found themselves struggling with too many constraints in England.

“Furthermore, they have realised how unattractive a club like Newcastle, who are also in danger of relegation, can be, despite their economic might.

“So, after seeing the official start of the new stadium, they took up the Inter dossier again. Obviously, nothing is done, and there is absolutely no PIF behind the renewals of Lautaro and Barella.

 

Nice use of third person singular there, clearly denoting no difference between the Saudi Crown Prince (ie, the regime) and PIF. The Premier League and the game's authorities clearly didn't think they are one and the same.

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Be interesting to see if any PL clubs sell any players to newcastle in the January window. If reports are to be believed, the 13 smaller PL clubs who 'werent bothered' about the takeover are now they have realised it means there could be one less club in the regular relegation mix if they do buy their way out of trouble.

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1 hour ago, dockers_strike said:

Be interesting to see if any PL clubs sell any players to newcastle in the January window. If reports are to be believed, the 13 smaller PL clubs who 'werent bothered' about the takeover are now they have realised it means there could be one less club in the regular relegation mix if they do buy their way out of trouble.

Course they will, with a very very big premium on top. 

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On 10/11/2021 at 07:57, Chairman Meow said:

 

It would be hilarious if after all of this the Saudi's just thought fuck it England isn't worth the hassle, ploughed a load of money into Inter and then Newcastle got run in the same kind of manner it was under Ashley but with owners who gave even less of a fuck than he did because they don't even need the money they could get from trying to sell it on again. 

I guess they could set up a red bull/man city type of group function and Newcastle become a bit of a feeder club for inter. That would be very, very funny. 

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8 minutes ago, stringvest said:

I think we need to preface each insult with "I have pants" from this day forward.

It would certainly confuse a few people who haven't seen this thread for a while. 

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6 hours ago, stringvest said:

I think we need to preface each insult with "I have pants" from this day forward.

Yes. That’s superb 

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Good news if this turns out to have bite.

 

The Premier League are planning to bring in new rules to prevent clubs using their feeder and/or satellite teams to pay players and coaches in another attempt to curb the spending power of Manchester City and Newcastle.

The new regulations will form part of tightened restrictions on related-party sponsorship deals which are set to be agreed later this month in a direct response to the £305million Saudi Arabian-led takeover of Newcastle.

Newcastle’s new owners have made it clear they are planning to follow the City Football Group model of establishing a global network of clubs, leading to fears among some top-flight rivals that such a set-up could be used to circumvent Financial Fair Play regulations. 

Leaked documents obtained by the Football Leaks website in 2018 appeared to show that former boss Roberto Mancini received two salaries when he was at City — one paid directly by the club, the other funded by the Al Jazira Sports and Cultural Club, an Abu Dhabi club also controlled by City’s owner, Sheik Mansour. 

Under the new regulations any payments to players or staff from related parties, including sponsorship deals, will have to be declared to the Premier League and will be taken into account for financial regulation calculations.

City were accused of attempting to hide half of Mancini’s salary to get round FFP.

 The documents appeared to show that the Italian signed two contracts on the same day he moved to the Etihad in 2011 — a £1.45m-a-year deal with City and another worth £1.75m with Al Jazira which was paid into an offshore shell company based in Mauritius — but the club were never charged with any rule breaches.

The City Football Group have continued to expand since being set up by Mansour in 2013 and now comprise of 10 clubs across five continents.

Newcastle have similar plans and their owners have already held talks with several clubs in Europe about buying an interest, including Inter Milan and Bordeaux, but have yet to agree a deal.

Despite their initial opposition, City and Newcastle have both accepted that tightened regulations are inevitable.

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-10196601/Premier-League-plan-curb-Newcastle-Man-City-spending-preventing-use-global-network.html

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