Date: 21st April 2021 at 5:25pm
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Liam Kennedy has been speaking on the latest edition of NUFC Matters about all things relating to Newcastle United and also the European Super League.

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Starting with a relatively recent player. Who is this?

One of the topics that came up while the Shields Gazette reporter was talking about the European Super League was Amanda Staveley’s points about the big six last year.

After the Toon’s proposed takeover by PCP Capital Partners, PIF and the Reuben brothers collapsed, Staveley claimed that members of the top six were strongly against this takeover because it would have made the Toon a powerful club.

Those same clubs then joined a closed-shop competition that would have made their wealth grow exponentially, so maybe Staveley was onto something.

Speaking to host Steve Wraith, Kennedy provided his view on this before it was announced that the ESL had collapsed, but his points are still valid.

He said: “The main drivers in this country, we know – and you mentioned it before – we go back to last summer and we go [to] interviews that Amanda Staveley gave not long after the [takeover] pullout.

“She pointed at two clubs, she pointed at Liverpool, and she pointed at Tottenham Hotspur, add another one in that, Manchester United. They are the real problem clubs.”

Do you think Staveley was right?

Yes, they clearly had some part to play

Yes, they clearly had some part to play

No, they had nothing to do with the takeover

No, they had nothing to do with the takeover

TIF Thoughts on these clubs…

It is clear from the European Super League plans that these owners of these football clubs don’t like competition, and if the Toon’s takeover had gone through, you can imagine there would have been some serious competition given the wealth behind PIF.

Therefore, we think that Staveley’s claims need to be looked into more because there could be something in them.

Of course, the takeover now rests in the hands of the legal teams, and it will be interesting to see if Mike Ashley’s lawyers find any truth behind Staveley’s claims.

In other news: ‘Only one thing that matters’ – Liam Kennedy drops bold Newcastle takeover claim