NUST share takeover letter despatched to Richard Masters & response acquired in new message to NUFC followers | NUFC Weblog

*The NUFC Supporters Belief (NUST) have despatched an electronic mail to members concerning the failed Saudi takeover and their correspondence with the Premier League all through the method.

Learn their in-depth letter despatched to Richard Masters HERE (June 23th) and the response they acquired (on June 29th) from the Premier League’s CEO beneath, adopted by their newest message to Newcastle followers following yesterday’s devastating announcement:

Expensive member,
 
It has been a horrible day or two for Newcastle United.  For the primary time in over a decade we’ve had a transparent and coherent message from each the proprietor of Newcastle United that he needs to promote the membership, and a purchaser who has passionately acknowledged on the report that they’ve the funds (and the imaginative and prescient) to purchase Newcastle United.
 
For the hopes of a whole bunch of hundreds of supporters to be dashed within the method they’ve is flawed. We’re nonetheless in the dead of night about why the Premier League didn’t approve of the proposed takeover of Newcastle United. The League had 17 weeks to decide however made none.  For supporters to be stored intentionally uninformed in a course of that impacts us greater than some other is a scandal and issues should change.  To be clear there can be no proposed takeover with out you, the supporters. There can be no Premier League and no soccer golf equipment with out you, the supporters.
 
It is just due to this interview with Amanda Staveley in The Athletic that we all know very a lot in any respect about what the consumers consider has occurred.   The Premier League is conscious of the 96.7% of you who made clear you had been in favour of this takeover.  Certainly that survey you accomplished in April this yr has gone all over the world, quoted relentlessly by nearly each single sports activities reporter on the earth who has lined this story.  Your voice was heard by the world and but it might seem Premier League has not taken that into consideration.
 
We’d like solutions and as a board, the Belief is dedicated to attempting to get solutions.
 
We had some dialogue with the Premier League earlier this summer time about fan refunds on tickets and the Premier League spoke to the membership on our behalf to get us the decision we wished. We additionally engaged authorized counsel to jot down to the Premier League in help of the takeover on behalf of our members, this included detailed authorized evaluation in help of a optimistic decision within the face of an limitless barrage of detrimental anti-takeover letters being issued to the Premier League urging them to refuse the sale. On the time we took the choice to not publish our letter (and due to this fact additionally the following fundamental acknowledgment we acquired) following discussions with our authorized staff. It was felt that to take action would undermine the arguments we introduced with the Premier League and render the train pointless. This was significantly related in mild of Richard Masters writing about his annoyance that correspondence between him and others on the identical topic being leaked to the media. Given the information yesterday we really feel it’s now proper to give you copies of this correspondence and a duplicate of the correspondence is beneath (view them right here).

“We’ll now as soon as once more try to interact in constructive dialogue with the Premier League to get Newcastle United supporters the solutions they deserve.  We can’t make any guarantees on resolutions, however we’ve already made a request via the Soccer Supporters Affiliation to have the ability to converse to each Invoice Bush and Richard Masters. 

“We’ll all the time battle for the best of Newcastle United supporters to be heard and to be handled with respect.  A supposedly confidential course of has been confidential solely to soccer supporters, as disgraced broadcasters within the Center East, UK broadsheet newspapers and lots of others have claimed to have spoken to Premier League ‘sources’ about why this deal ‘shouldn’t’ undergo.  

“We now have spoken to a variety of media shops to face up for our members on the takeover, together with on BBC Radio 5 reside right here and talking with BBC Sport right here – with the BBC at the moment confirming over half one million folks had considered this text. We’ll proceed to answer media requests the place we are able to as a result of we really feel you will need to get supporters voices heard nationally.

“Newcastle United is the heartbeat of this area and this neighborhood. It deserved to be given the possibility to flourish as soon as once more and that has been taken away from us. We have to know why.”

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