Date: 10th June 2021 at 7:00am
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Many Newcastle United fans have been talking about the tweet from journalist Jamie Gardner that emerged on social media.

PA Sport journalist Gardner recently tweeted that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley’s camp has been ‘encouraged’ by the fact that the Premier has left Saudi Arabia off its piracy watch list for 2021, although La Liga and UEFA did include the country on their lists.

The journalist also confirmed that the Magpies are still involved in an arbitration with the Premier League regarding the Saudi takeover.

Is this good news for the takeover?

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This tweet from Gardner drew the attention of many Newcastle fans, who made their views clear about what it could mean for the takeover.

What did NUFC fans make of this takeover ?

“Wait this seems like actual positive and real-life news in the #nufctakover saga. Makes a change from the last 6 months.”

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“It’s got to be further positivity.”

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“Here we go again.”

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“Oh, hello there.

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“Encouraged because he thinks it could lead to a compromise outside of arbitration?

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Before the previous attempt at the takeover had failed, issues surrounding piracy had emerged and it had put doubts about the takeover.

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A pirate service called BeoutQ was involved in piracy of Premier League matches via BeIN Sports and through this, the scrutiny on the takeover had increased.

So if Saudi Arabia can be exempted from the piracy plans – as Gardner’s update suggests, it may only help in removing one potential issue regarding the takeover. So this may only be good news for Newcastle fans.

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