Date: 22nd April 2021 at 11:30am
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Liam Kennedy has been speaking on the latest edition of NUFC Matters about Newcastle United and the European Super League.

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The Shields Gazette reporter was asked if he thinks that the ESL will help the proposed takeover of the Toon.

The European Super League has now collapsed, but with talk of government regulation potentially coming into football, Kennedy’s points still stand.

He said: “I’ve spoken to certain people who do believe that is the case.

“There is some train of thought that [thinks] is this a headache that doesn’t need?

“I will roll people back 12 months and think back to the same conversations we were having during the first lockdown and the return of football.

“Is the Newcastle United takeover another headache that Richard Masters doesn’t need? He did [decide it was something he could with], and the clubs were fine with it, and they kept going on with it. Will he feel betrayed having walked hand in hand with these clubs and doing a lot to placate them?”

Do you think Masters will back down?

No, probably be even more against the takeover

No, probably be even more against the takeover

Yes, this could work in our favour

Yes, this could work in our favour

TIF Thoughts on Masters and the ESL…

The Premier League strongly rejected the idea of a European Super League, and it could be argued that Richard Masters might not trust the owners and the chief executives who were behind this scheme.

If that is the case, then could he be swayed to let the Toon’s takeover through, given the money that PIF have?

It is certainly an interesting question, and given that the club and the Premier League are locked in a legal battle, it will be interesting to see if this whole ESL debacle softens the league’s stance on the Toon’s takeover.

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