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Category: Mike Ashley

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Mike Ashley steps up legal pressure over failed Saudi takeover of Newcastle

Newcastle owner pursuing action against Premier LeagueAshley is seeking an arbitration hearingMike Ashley has confirmed he is actively pursuing legal action against the Premier League over the governing body’s role in this summer’s failed Saudi Arabia-…

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Newcastle taking legal advice over rejection of takeover by Saudi-led consortium

PCP Capital Partners’ offer was withdrawn at end of JulyNewcastle say Premier League ‘have not acted appropriately’ Newcastle are taking legal advice after confirming that the Premier League has formally rejected Amanda Staveley’s Saudi-backed takeover…

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Newcastle takeover talk returns as new bidder confirms interest

Bellagraph Nova Group offers £280m to Mike AshleyShearer and Chopra understood to be helping bidNewcastle United’s owner, Mike Ashley, is awaiting further developments after another prospective buyer formalised its interest in the club.The Paris-based …

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Why north-east is up in arms at collapse of Saudi Arabia bid to buy Newcastle | David Conn

With such a united front of support for the takeover, however surprising, it is more useful to understand than condemnThe eruption of protest in the north-east at the collapse of the Saudi Arabian bid to buy Newcastle United has come as a shock to thos…

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‘Never say never’: Newcastle say Ashley still committed to Saudi-led sale

Club director Lee Charnley responds to consortium’s withdrawalHenry Mauriss must show proof of funds if he wants to take over Newcastle’s managing director has raised hopes, admittedly slender, that the club’s collapsed sale to a Saudi-led consortium c…

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Another failed Newcastle takeover ends with a familiar feeling of farce | Louise Taylor

Collapse of Saudi-led £300m bid end uncertainty for Steve Bruce but also stirs up uncomfortable memories for fansThe past four months have provided Newcastle supporters with a crash course in geopolitics and left Mike Ashley clutching a £17m non-refund…

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Newcastle have had a narrow escape and may realise that in the fullness of time | Jonathan Liew

Only when a new owner buys out the hated Mike Ashley will the club’s fans appreciate the Saudi Arabia deal was not the one they needed to hitch themselves toPut the cans back in the fridge. Take down the Kylian Mbappé poster from your bedroom wall. Qui…

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Newcastle’s Steve Bruce frustrated by uncertainty as takeover stalls

Manager preparing for Sunday’s visit of Sheffield UnitedSaudi Arabian-led buyout still incomplete after 11 weeksSteve Bruce has admitted Newcastle United’s stalled takeover is causing “uncertainty” at the club and said he remained “in the dark” about t…

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Newcastle’s Steve Bruce frustrated by uncertainty as takeover stalls

Manager preparing for Sunday’s visit of Sheffield UnitedSaudi Arabian-led buyout still incomplete after 11 weeksSteve Bruce has admitted Newcastle United’s stalled takeover is causing “uncertainty” at the club and said he remained “in the dark” about t…

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Premier League returns but at Newcastle everything has stopped | Louise Taylor

With the takeover in limbo and backroom staff on furlough, will Steve Bruce and his squad be able to concentrate on football?In Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot the supposedly central figure never actually turns up. As time passes, one character…

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David Squires on … Newcastle United’s potential Saudi takeover

Our cartoonist on Mike Ashley’s prospective £300m sale to a Saudi-backed consortium which involves Mohammed bin Salman Continue reading…

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Newcastle United: seven priorities for the potential new owners | Louise Taylor

Future of manager Steve Bruce and his squad need quick decisions, the training ground requires a major upgrade and it is time local heroes were welcomed backWhen Kevin Keegan became Newcastle manager in 1992 his first act was to fumigate the training g…

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Saudi Arabia criticised over pirate TV service ‘that airs Premier League’

EU says country has failed to halt BeoutQ, which reportedly also airs La Liga and Serie ASaudi Arabia has been named in a European commission report for its failure to crack down on a homegrown pirate TV and streaming service that reportedly provides i…

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Saudi Arabia criticised over pirate TV service ‘that airs Premier League’

EU says country has failed to halt BeoutQ, which reportedly also airs La Liga and Serie ASaudi Arabia has been named in a European commission report for its failure to crack down on a homegrown pirate TV and streaming service that reportedly provides i…

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Newcastle United decline to comment on reported Saudi Arabia takeover talks

• Wall Street Journal reports ongoing talks over £340m takeover• Owner Mike Ashley is seeking to sell Premier League clubNewcastle United have declined to comment on a report in the Wall Street Journal (£) that Mike Ashley is in talks with Saudi Arabia…

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Steve Bruce confident Newcastle can land ‘major’ signing after Ashley talks

• Manager hails ‘very, very decent’ transfer talks with Mike Ashley• Bruce suggests any January signing may not be a forwardSteve Bruce has emerged from “very, very decent” transfer talks with Mike Ashley adamant that he will not be pushed into making …

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Jeremy Corbyn attacks ‘pricing out’ of football fans in Premier League

Labour leader says German model of fan ownership is more democraticJeremy Corbyn has spoken of his admiration for the German model of football fan club ownership as he went into detail about Labour’s plans to give supporters influence over how their te…

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Whether anti-Ashley sentiment grows depends on Newcastle’s early results | Louise Taylor

If success on the pitch should halt the protest movement in its tracks a couple more disjointed defeats under Steve Bruce may see it gain considerable tractionSunderland supporters used to joke that their closest rivals harboured such blind loyalty to …

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Newcastle fans hoping for high noon at Toon may not topple Mike Ashley | Barry Glendenning

Supporters’ group fighting Ashley is calling for a St James’ Park boycott – but would not be first to find apathy in their wayA couple of hours after finishing what was intended to be the first and final draft of this column, I was forced into a rewrit…

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Sad departure of Rafa Benítez says everything about Newcastle’s woes

Owner Mike Ashley’s decision to let manager go is a further sign of a club paralysed by short-sightedness and underinvestmentJust over three weeks ago, there was a palpable though repressed gasp of relief on Tyneside as news began to surface that an in…