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    and the court case is on

    in a manner of speaking. The fans have got in there first lol


    BREAKING: Premier League served with legal papers claiming the #NUFCTakeover owners' and directors' test process went against UK anti-competition law.

    BREAKING: Premier League served with legal papers claiming the #NUFCTakeover owners' and directors' test process went against UK anti-competition law.

    In the explosive letter and legal papers, seen by the Gazette, supporters Gordon Stein and Keith Patterson, of Newcastle Consortium Supporters Limited, have issued a ‘Letter Before Action’ to the Premier League.

    The documents claim the halting of the £300million deal to buy United – brokered between owner Mike Ashley and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, PCP Capital Partners and Reuben Brothers – was against UK anti-competition law.

    The statement reads: “To this end, we have worked with one of the UK’s very top QC’s in Sport and Competition Law in Robert O’Donoghue QC and we believe that only a fans group will see this resolved within an acceptable short period of time.

    “Our plan is to seek maximum expedition of our case before a specialist competition law court, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). The CAT is a specialist judicial body with cross-disciplinary expertise in law, which hears and decides cases involving competition regulatory issues. We have asked the EPL and its members to cooperate in expediting this case due to the urgency involved.

    “The CAT is willing to deal with urgent cases very quickly, with results in a handful of months. We also very much hope that the UK courts will appreciate the urgency of hearing a case very much in the public’s interest where ordinary members of the UK public are taking on the wealth and might of the EPL and its members and others. This impacts football fans across our country and the globe, not just Newcastle fans.

    “We therefore await the EPL’s response as to how they will either face up to this action if they have nothing to hide, or whether they will seek to delay and obfuscate.
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    “We therefore await the EPL’s response as to how they will either face up to this action if they have nothing to hide, or whether they will seek to delay and obfuscate.

    I fear the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannylad View Post
    “We therefore await the EPL’s response as to how they will either face up to this action if they have nothing to hide, or whether they will seek to delay and obfuscate.

    I fear the latter.
    they must have ran this by the clubs lawyers first in case it hindered their case.

    It could also be used by the clubs legal team as a tactic to plss off the PL if its got no basis etc

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    Take them to the cleaners and let them know we wont be fobbed off, we want our takeover

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    The PL will have about a billion objections, points of order, delaying tactics, etc....this will drag on and on but it's good to see that something's happening and great that it's the fans getting in there first.

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    As you said Zip, the ember is still glowing. Let's hope it reignites.

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    Project Big Picture or Big Fiddle or whatever its called could be their downfall in all this.

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    Good for them.

    Lets hope it cause prem lots of grief.

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