Plenty of Newcastle United fans found themselves agreeing with The Telegraph journalist Luke Edwards and his views on the stuttering progress of the Magpies’ takeover.
He told talkSPORT that the St James’ Park faithful have been completely ignored during the long-winded saga and deserve more respect.
He also added that Mike Ashley is blameless and stated that it is “bordering on ludicrous”, to the point where it is starting to damage the club.
Do you think the takeover will be announced this week?
A £300m bid was accepted from the Saudi-based Public Investment Fund (PIF) but have suffered with severe delays due to the Premier League’s owners’ and directors’ test, as well as the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) report.
With this in mind, supporters were in agreement with Edwards and made their feelings clear on social media. One fan said that he was “absolutely spot on”, while another simply stated, “credit where credit is due”.
The premier league do not care one bit about the fans. As long as they get our money
— 🏴🇬🇧 gav 🇬🇧🏴 (@gman8679) June 30, 2020
An update will do!!! Understand NDA’s etc but surely all parties could agree on a statement giving a basic overview of where the process is at and approximate timescale. #nufc
— Gary Cumpson (@Gazcumps) June 30, 2020
Well said @LukeEdwardsTele 👏
— GLOUCESTER MAGS ⚫️⚪️NUFC⚫️⚪️ (@GloucesterMags) June 30, 2020
@premierleague are a disgrace. Totally incompetent. No one capable of making a decision. Treatment of #nufc fans appalling. They dither while one of theeir clubs stagnates and rots. They also showing zero respect to one of the UKs closest allies. Sack the lot.
— PL ⚫⚪ (@paulzim4) June 30, 2020
Credit where credit is due for Luke Edwards – hitting the nail on the head and emphasises the now detrimental effect the prolonged takeover is having on the club!
— TheNewcastlePost (@NewcastlePost) June 30, 2020
— Paul Appleby (@paul_appleby) June 30, 2020
Absolutely spot on. Needs sorted ASAP or we’ll be way behind in the market once again https://t.co/nVNpx2Py3A
— Its Bryson (@Eric_Bryson_89) June 30, 2020
— Jimmy ‘JDawg’ Dawson (@jdawson505) June 30, 2020