The Newcastle takeover saga continues.

The past few days have summed up being a Newcastle supporter in recent times. The ultimate highs were quickly squashed, leading to severe lows.

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Takeover reports initially sounded too good to be true, then scepticism led to many wondering if it was actually true at all.

There has been silence from the club, but a new statement from the United Arab Emirates has been released.

The Bin Zayed’s statement has been reported by the Chronicle, saying: “The so called fit-and-proper Premier League process is a standard procedure which will take time, and we are doing all we can to assist the Premier League during this process.

“Terms have been agreed between us and Mike Ashley; these terms have been reflected in a document, signed by both parties, which has been forwarded to the Premier League.

“We feel the need to clarify this point in order for the fans and the general public to understand the timelines.”

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Light at the end of the takeover tunnel?

This has to be good, right?


The group had previously stated that terms were agreed with Ashley, but nothing had been sent to the Premier League.

All the while, Newcastle United have said nothing.

The statement says all the right things to make fans believe that a takeover is going to happen, but we need to hear something from the other side.

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If the terms have been agreed and signed off by both parties, why is there still radio silence from Ashley’s camp?

Fans will continue to worry until we hear something from the club. We’ve been burned too many times before. It seemed certain that deals would go through previously when Amanda Staveley then Peter Kenyon were interested.

This does seem a bit different though… We live in hope.

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