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Newcastle United: Fans react to George Caulkin quotes

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Supporters of Newcastle United have recently reacted to quotes which were made by The Athletic reporter George Caulkin.

During a recent episode of The Athletic’s Pod on the Tyne podcast, Caulkin discussed Mike Ashley’s decision to take legal action against the Premier League.

This story emerged recently after Ashley hired Blackstone Chambers to deal with his legal battle against the top flight after the Toon claimed they had rejected the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover bid to purchase the club (via Chronicle Live).

The quotes from Caulkin stated that the potential legal challenge is about “trying to force an actual decision from the Premier League” regarding the takeover.

This was relayed to supporters by NUFC 360 and it had lots of them talking.

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A nice easy one to start off with. Who scored Newcastle's opening goal of the 2020/21 PL season?

The hiring of Blackstone Chambers came after the club claimed in a statement on 9th September that the Premier League had rejected the Saudi-backed consortium’s bid (per Newcastle United).

This supposed rejection was then refuted by the top flight as they claimed that what the Toon had stated was not the case (via BBC).

Newcastle had also claimed in their statement that they did not accept that the Premier League and its chief executive Richard Masters had ‘acted appropriately‘ in relation to the takeover bid.

Do you agree that the Premier League did not act 'appropriately' in relation to the takeover bid?

Yes, they did not seem to

Yes, they did not seem to

No, I think they were fine

No, I think they were fine

As can be seen in what these supporters had to say, many were not surprised by what Caulkin claimed but they also felt that it was good news.

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