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Newcastle United: Fans react to tweet from Mehrdad Ghodoussi

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A lot of Newcastle United fans have replied to a post from Mehrdad Ghodoussi that follows on from the news that all 20 Premier League clubs rejected ‘Project Big Picture’ at a meeting held on Wednesday.

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Ghodoussi, who is Amanda Staveley’s husband, claimed that he was ‘glad to see the “big six” rejecting their own plan’ and that it was ‘obviously well thought out.’

‘Project Big Picture’, proposed by Manchester United and Liverpool, intended to shake up English football and included cutting the number of Premier League teams from 20 to 18 and handing all of the power over to nine clubs.

However, it was strongly opposed, and it has now been rejected.

Do you think this might help the takeover?

Yes, it proves they are corrupt

Yes, it proves they are corrupt

No, it won't make a difference

No, it won't make a difference

So, what did these Newcastle United fans make of Ghodoussi’s tweet?

One of the ideas proposed in ‘Project Big Picture’ was that the nine longest-serving clubs could veto any potential takeover of another Premier League club.

So, Newcastle’s potential takeover could have hypothetically been rejected by their rivals, but now that the plan has failed, many Toon fans are hoping that the takeover involving Staveley’s Saudi-backed consortium can go through.

The takeover bid, which involved PCP Capital Partners, PIF and the Reuben brothers, was initially withdrawn in July, with the Premier League yet to make a decision on it.

However, it is now being dealt with by lawyers as Mike Ashley looks to force it through, and it is clear that some Toon fans think that with ‘Project Big Picture‘ failing, the takeover now has a better chance of succeeding.

We will have to see if that turns out to be the case.

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