Newcastle United

Discussing 'sportswashing', as Newcastle fans got their wish and they finally have new owners. An exciting time for them, whilst the rest of the footballing world looks on in concern.

Episode Notes

It is the day Newcastle United fans thought would never come. Mike Ashley has gone and after 14 difficult, contentious years on Tyneside, new owners are in place, backed by the financial might of the Saudi Arabian state.

Those owners have the potential to be transformative for a club which has struggled for meaning during the Ashley era, whose squad and infrastructure have been neglected and whose remit, in the recent words of Steve Bruce, the head coach, is to keep “ticking along” in the Premier League.

Supporters wanted hope. Now they have it.

Newcastle United: What happens now after the Saudi Arabia-backed takeover? - The Athletic

Who are Newcastle's Prospective New Owners?

Source: Tifo Football

Mike Ashley enjoying a beer

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