“Nonsense” Pundit RAGES about Newcastle’s behind-the-scenes decision

A general view of match action at St James Park (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
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A pundit has commented on the “nonsense” decision which Newcastle and other Premier League teams have made behind the scenes.

Newcastle are no strangers to controversy. Ever since it was announced that we would be taken over by the incredibly wealthy PIF, making us a financial powerhouse in world football, the teams closest to us have been throwing their arms around in rage.

It’s a shame to see that many traditionalists don’t like seeing a club with the history of Newcastle finally getting what we’ve always deserved – a decent board. After years of dealing with Mike Ashley (dare I even say his name), we as a well-respected historic club deserve to be given the financial backing needed.

When you compare our position to those before us (Man City and Chelsea), who had no history before their financial takeovers, surely clubs would prefer to see us given the big break? Well, obviously not.

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“Nonsense” Pundit RAGES about Newcastle’s behind-the-scenes decision

Premier League clubs had campaigned against a transfer loophole which would have benefitted us and our hierarchical system. Essentially, inter-club loans have been in question given our interest in Ruben Neves (who also plays for a PIF-owned club).

However, the campaign to ban this type of loan deal fell through as not enough clubs voted to ban the type of deal. Instead, many came out in favour of keeping the rule as it is. Unsurprisingly, Newcastle were one of those teams who wanted to keep allowing inter-club loans, alongside the likes of Everton, Chelsea and Manchester City.

Polarising pundit Simon Jordan, who is never shy about raising his opinion on such matters, has sparked rage on the clubs in favour of inter-club loans. Quoted by Goodison News, Jordan feared that allowing owners of multiple clubs to loan players between their owned clubs would lead football into a “world of pain” and described those clubs, including Newcastle, who voted to allow such deals as “nonsense”.

Do you think Newcastle were right to vote this way?