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Newcastle United: Fans talk about takeover news

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Some Newcastle United fans have been talking about the latest news update involving the club’s potential takeover.

NUFC 360 recently posted an article from Forbes that talked about a meeting involving the owners and directors of the Premier to vote on Newcastle’s proposed Saudi-backed takeover. The article also carried quotes from an executive at a ‘top Premier team’, who compared the vote to a ‘flip of a coin’. The article also confirmed that a decision is expected this week.

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Nice easy one to start off with, which club did Newcastle United sign Shearer from in 1996?

NUFC 360’s tweet caught the attention of many Toon fans. They rushed to this tweet and mocked the news update.

Do you think the takeover will be confirmed this week?

I'm very confident!

I'm very confident!

I have my doubts

I have my doubts

This comes some weeks after the takeover bid had come under ‘serious doubt’ as the World Trade Organisation had ruled that Saudi Arabia is behind a pirate and streaming service that streams live sports illegally. As a result, the takeover at the club hasn’t been completed and the Forbes report offers the latest into what is going on.

Some other Newcastle fans also mocked this news update.

Many of these Newcastle fans don’t seem too pleased by the fact that the potential takeover is taking a lot of time. But others merely mock the executive’s comments.

However, with the report suggesting that the decision is expected later this week, that should be good news for the Toon fans. No one knows whether the takeover will go through or not, but the Newcastle fans can certainly hope that there is a positive outcome and they can then shift their focus to their Premier game against Sheffield United next weekend.

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