James Rutherford on Sunday, June 21 2020

Now or never for 1-goal man: Predicted Newcastle lineup to face Sheffield United

Finally, Newcastle United are back in action! The Magpies take on Sheffield United at St James’ Park, as Premier League football returns. Chris Wilder’s side will likely be looking for blood, angered by the goal that wasn’t given against Aston Villa. Combine that with Jonjo Shelvey’s controversial g

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James Rutherford on Friday, June 19 2020

Refund announcement says it all about Newcastle's current regime

Newcastle have finally announced that they will be refunding fans for games that are set to be played behind closed doors.Thursday afternoon brought news that fans will soon be able to claim their money back for single match tickets they had bought, including the FA Cup tie against Manchester City.T

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James Rutherford on Thursday, June 18 2020

Dominic Raab comments on potential Newcastle takeover

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has had his say on the potential Saudi-led Newcastle United takeover.Everyone else has had their say, so why not a senior government official?The MP appeared on Sky News on Thursday morning, and away from the usual questions about the global health pandemic, he was als

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James Rutherford on Thursday, June 18 2020

Newcastle must move for soon-to-be free agent no matter what happens to the takeover

Newcastle have been linked with some ridiculous players in recent weeks, with takeover talk leading to the Magpies seemingly wanting every footballer on the planet.Names from all across Europe have been linked with joining Newcastle once a takeover happens, all of which have been taken with a pinch

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James Rutherford on Wednesday, June 17 2020

'Hopefully forces PL', 'PR stunt': Some fans see through reported £350m Toon 'bid'

Wednesday morning brought news of a fresh bid for Newcastle United, as the current takeover saga goes deeper into extra time.At around the same time, pretty much every journalist who covers the Magpies reported on the bid from Henry Mauriss.According to Sky Sports, and various other outlets, the Ame

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James Rutherford on Wednesday, June 17 2020

New £350m Newcastle takeover bid launched according to reports amid Saudi delay

After a day dominated by a WTO report and more piracy debate, the Newcastle takeover takes another twist.Henry Mauriss has been lingering in the background for a while now, seemingly waiting in the wings for a chance to buy the club if Amanda Staveley's attempts go awry.And according to reports, the

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James Rutherford on Thursday, May 28 2020

Newcastle takeover timing has been a blessing and a curse

Day 432522. No sign of Newcastle’s takeover being completed. It is a saga that refuses to end, with the Magpies still owned by Mike Ashley despite a deal being in place for his departure. PCP Capital Partners are close to completing a deal worth around £300million to buy the club, with the Premier L

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James Rutherford on Wednesday, May 27 2020

Newcastle move one step closer to Premier League return

Amid all the takeover talk, Newcastle still have nine Premier League games left this season.And that season is now a step closer to being completed.The Premier League have announced that 'contact training' is now allowed following a vote by shareholders.Clubs had returned to training last week in sm

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James Rutherford on Wednesday, May 27 2020

New report should ease Newcastle fans’ fears after takeover concerns from national press

Tuesday night brought takeover dread for Newcastle fans, but the Chronicle’s latest report should ease some of those fears. A report from the Guardian claimed that the deal was in ‘serious doubt’ after the World Trade Organization found that Saudi Arabia own a pirate TV channel that provides illegal

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James Rutherford on Wednesday, May 27 2020

£350m Newcastle takeover was reportedly 'close to completion' one year ago today

Today it’s all about PIF, Amanda Staveley and the Reuben brothers. But a year ago, the Newcastle takeover talk was dominated by the infamous Bin Zayed Group. On May 27th 2019, around 11pm, news broke that a takeover was on the horizon. The Sun reported that the Bin Zayed Group had agreed a £350milli

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