The Orlegi Group from Mexico are the talk of Newcastle right now.
The takeover saga has taken us from the United Arab Emirates to North America, with the Athletic claiming on Monday that the Orlegi Group were confident of a deal.
Having been burnt many times before, a lot of Newcastle fans aren’t interested in the latest takeover chat. But protest group Toon For Change have taken matters into their own hands, sending Orlegi Sports a letter which details the £1 billion potential of the Magpies. The group have posted the letter on their Twitter account in its entirety.
Following media reports suggesting that Mexican group Orlegi Sports is seeking ‘information and advice’ on #NUFC, yesterday we sent letters to senior personnel at the organisation, introducing what we believe to be the £1bn potential of our club. Read the letter in full! pic.twitter.com/RdPtzzQ4Pr
— Toon For Change (@ToonForChange) November 12, 2019
Will Toon For Change make a difference?
Toon For Change’s mission is obvious. They want Mike Ashley to sell Newcastle United. Like so many fans, they are tired of the Sports Direct tycoon’s ownership of our club, which has driven thousands of fans away this season.
In the letter, they make comparisons to Newcastle and Tottenham, who were similar sizes when Ashley decided to buy the Magpies in 2007. 12 years on and Spurs are one of the famous ‘top six’, playing in a flash new stadium and reaching the Champions League final last season.
As for the Magpies, we’ve been relegated twice since Ashley took over.
Toon For Change don’t appear to have left any stone unturned in their letter. They detail the history of the club and the loyal fanbase, as well as looking at the figures in Newcastle’s recent sponsorship deals in comparison to other Premier League sides.
They even reference the commercial possibilities of St James’ Park, mentioning the recent rugby union games at the ground as well as concerts that saw huge stars Ed Sheeran and Kings of Leon perform on the hallowed turf.
Will the letter make a difference? Who knows, but it can’t do any harm surely. Unless the Orlegi Group really hate Ed Sheeran…