One of the topics that the Shields Gazette reporter spent some time on was the club’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) case over the proposed takeover of the Toon that was withdrawn in July 2020.
Kennedy spent some time explaining the differences between the two cases and why the club are looking at the CAT case as well as arbitration.
He said: “That’s a very, very different one that comes with some incredible consequences. [It] could potentially be a little bit more lengthy in time. [It] could be months down the line; it could even be a little further depending on how things play out. But that is a very different legal case to the arbitration.
“The CAT is a totally different beast. It’s totally outside of the Premier League rules and appeals model. It’s not in the framework; it’s an absolute separate action, quite an incredible action.”
Do you think Newcastle will win the CAT case?
Yes, we will
No, the PL will win
TIF Thoughts on the CAT case…
So, the Premier League clearly aren’t happy about this appeal made by Ashley, and it will be interesting to see what comes of it and if they do manage to get the case thrown out.
Judging by what Kennedy said, the CAT case is on more neutral ground, and so you can see why the Toon went down that route, but it is unclear if they will be successful or not.
However, it is interesting to hear that both legal cases are very different, and we think this is valuable information for Newcastle fans.