They have revealed via documents sent to them by the DCMS that the government believed that the Toon’s proposed takeover by PCP Capital Partners, PIF, and the Reuben brothers was imminent in June last year.
This news has annoyed these Newcastle fans who are fuming.
“So what changed at the last minute…”
“Then it all changed last minute. Not suspicious at all.”
Do you think this is good for the arbitration case?
Yes, it is more ammunition for the club's legal team
No, it means nothing
This is a great find by The Chronicle, and it proves that the takeover was very close to happening and that the government were preparing a meeting to discuss it.
This post continued to draw in angry Toon fans.
“Stinks of corruption this”
“So by the looks of it the consortium of PIF PCP and the Ruben’s had the backing of the British government only for the premier league to put a spoke on the wheels. Have I read this right”
“So what changed? What were they trying to hide? Isn’t suspicious at all… Definitely stinks. Hopefully arbitration holds this accountable.”
“The PL are screwed here like!”