Newcastle fans dig up Oliver Dowden tweet from April as takeover pressure mounts
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Newcastle fans dig up Oliver Dowden tweet from April as takeover pressure mounts

Newcastle fans have called on Oliver Dowden MP to live up to his words as they pile on the pressure over last year’s failed takeover.

The club’s arbitration battle against the Premier League is set to take place this month, and there have been calls from Newcastle and Amanda Staveley for it to be held in public.

There have been calls for transparency, as Mike Ashley finally looks to complete a deal to sell the club to PCP Capital Partners.

In a letter to Tracey Crouch MP, Staveley called for immediate intervention from the government.

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In response, Crouch accepted the need for transparency, but admitted she did not have the power to influence proceedings.

However, she did point Staveley in the direction of Dowden, who is the Secretary of State for Digital, Media and Sport. Crouch also named Minister of Sport Nigel Huddleston as another person who could help matters.

Staveley has since contacted both, but is yet to receive a reply.

European Super League comments from Dowden resurface

In the meantime, Toon fans have turned to Dowden on Twitter by digging up a tweet he wrote in April.

The European Super League proposal three months ago totally rocked the footballing world.

It threatened to take the game away from supporters, as 12 European giants planned a breakaway competition.

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The plan was meant with universal disgust, as MPs voiced their concern.

Dowden was one of them, writing on April 18th: “Football supporters are the heartbeat of our national sport and any major decisions made should have their backing.”

This tweet is of interest to Toon fans, as it can be related back to the current takeover saga.

Fans deserve transparency. They have been kept in the dark for far too long regarding this takeover saga.

It goes beyond the takeover too, as fans are often the last considered when it comes to ticket prices and televised games.

But as Staveley awaits a response from the MP, fans have called on Dowden to be a man of his word in relation to his comments on April 18th.

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Will Oliver Dowden be a man of his word amid Newcastle takeover pressure?

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