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tariq panja
4 hours ago
Would this be about the gentleman who wrapped a tea towel on his head and strapped himself astride a stuffed camel?
@NUFC
Newcastle United FC
10 hours ago
There is #NoRoomForRacism. Anywhere.
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4 hours ago
In other news, FIFA v UEFA not letting up. Seems like we are on the cusp of someone going “full beast”
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4 hours ago
The Premier League has got itself into a position that ex players are now having to go on TV to speak about human rights abuses linked to team owners. Let’s allow that to sink in for a second. How have we got here? Can’t ask the league, because nobody speaks publicly.
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@MiguelDelaney
Miguel Delaney
4 hours ago
Neville's view on sport being a force for good is optimistic but the evidence indicates its incorrect. These countries are instead using sport. The tail doesn't wag the dog here. Abu Dhabi's human rights record has become much worse in the 13 years they have owned City.
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4 hours ago
So the vote was 18-1-1. Only two not to vote for temporary prohibition on related party transactions were Man City and Newcastle.
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tariq panja
4 hours ago
Am now told that City didn’t vote against but abstained. Small point given City’s position on this but important to clarify. City apparently got legal advice that the vote “was unlawful and would see the league acting as a cartel.” Others obviously didn’t get same advice.
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tariq panja
4 hours ago
Plenty of related party transactions in the Prem already mind: City and pals in Abu Dhabi Newcastle under Ashley and Sports Direct Éverton and USM M̵a̵n̵c̵h̵e̵s̵t̵e̵r̵ ̵U̵n̵i̵t̵e̵d̵ ̵a̵n̵d̵ ̵O̵l̵e̵ ̵
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@RobHarris
Rob Harris
5 hours ago
Premier League clubs use emergency meeting to prevent Newcastle striking sponsorships with companies linked to new Saudi ownership as related-party deals are blocked for a month while rules are drawn up by a working group
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tariq panja
4 hours ago
Having rules and enforcing rules are different things entirely. Remember Premier League opened up an investigation into Man City three years ago and have been unable to reach a conclusion as club as has bogged process down in legal action. City won 2 leagues during that time.
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@BMeiselas
Brett Meiselas
10 hours ago
“I’m being silenced by CNN,” she said during her interview on CNN.
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tariq panja
5 hours ago
Famous dispute over related party transaction involved PSG and Uefa’s FFP investigators. Both sides hired research firms to value Qatar Tourism Authority deal. PSG’s hired firm Nielsen valued deal at close to €100m while Octagon picked by investigators said it was closer to €5m
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tariq panja
5 hours ago
Newcastle issue has sped things up, but these ideas were in project big picture and super league proposals. Fair argument that this is motivated by self interest, but shouldn’t really affect Newcastle because PIF is an “autonomous, commercially-driven investment fund”, right?
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tariq panja
5 hours ago
Not sure how Premier League can be tasked with figuring out what a related party is given they believe PIF is separate from the the Saudi state.
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tariq panja
5 hours ago
At emergency meeting of Premier League today there was an 18-2 vote to ban related party transactions (sponsors related to team owners) for a month while permanent rule changed discussed. Newcastle and Man City (who’ve always claimed Abu Dhabi deals are market value) opposed.
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11 hours ago
hard to see how they can be "disappointed with the verdict" given what happened at Wembley on July 11. They have got to be relieved it wasn't worse
@FA
The FA
11 hours ago
A statement from The @FA:
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11 hours ago
Oh.
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11 hours ago
Reminder of what we’re talking about here
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