Another failed Newcastle takeover ends with a familiar feeling of farce | Louise Taylor

30 July 2020 09:17
Collapse of Saudi-led £300m bid end uncertainty for Steve Bruce but also stirs up uncomfortable memories for fansThe past four months have provided Newcastle supporters with a crash course in geopolitics and left Mike Ashley clutching a £17m non-refundable deposit. Right now neither offers much consolation for the crushing loss of hope and opportunity stemming from the collapse of the club’s Saudi Arabian-led takeover.An enhanced understanding of, among other things, the Gulf cold war between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, broadcast piracy and Jamal Khashoggi’s grisly murder cannot insulate the fans from the pain involved in seeing their dreams dashed of cheering on potentially England’s richest club. Related: Newcastle have had a narrow escape and may realise that in the fullness of time | Jonathan Liew Related: Saudi Arabia appeals against WTO ruling in twist to Newcastle takeover bid Continue readingreadfullarticle

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