Newcastle United fans have praised journalist Henry Winter for his reaction to last night’s hugely frustrating takeover update.
It has been announced that the arbitration hearing is to be adjourned until early 2022.
The decision has been made due to issues with the disclosure of evidence.
It follows a big joint effort recently from Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley, who called for the arbitration to be held in public.
It is the news nobody wanted, and means the saga will be drawn out even longer.
Last night, the chief football writer at The Times offered his reaction to the latest update on talkSPORT.
He said: “What have the past 18 months been about? It’s been about the fans and it’s about the fans raising money for the NHS. The fans showing support for their clubs from afar.
“It’s about the fans having seen off the Big Six, doing the Premier League itself as an organisation a huge thing.
“And now Newcastle United fans who have been brilliant during the pandemic, the money they’ve raised for foodbanks, for the NHS.. at some point you’ve got to show fans more respect.”
Winter went on to say that the development has scarred their season, and that there should been a resolutiopn before the club’s first Premier League game against West Ham United.
On social media, many fans, still furious from the announcement, heaped praise on Winter for his take on the situation:
@henrywinter absolutely spot on. Feels weird to have a journo/broadcaster on the side of NUFC fans instead of labelling us as deluded. Henry, they don’t care, they just don’t. PL are happy as long as their cartel of 6 are happy
— Tayyib Abu (@TayyibAbu1) July 19, 2021
Well said Sir @henrywinter
— David Linsdell (@Linsa119) July 20, 2021
— Ally (@allypetrie81) July 20, 2021
— Paully (@paullynufc79) July 20, 2021
Henry Winter is one of the proper decent journalists. Just a decent bloke. (not just based on this btw) https://t.co/7VLyJDaZ0i
— Jordi Ridley (@mridley81) July 19, 2021
— edbl (@edbledbl) July 19, 2021
100% this! Delay after delay after delay. Make a decision either way. It’s ridiculous!
— luke ryan (@lukeAryan1898) July 19, 2021
Spot on #NUFC
— Sean Webb (@seanxwebb) July 19, 2021