With project Big Picture shining a light on the power grab being played by the Big Six, questions are now being asked about the motives behind the objections lodged with the Premier League Board against any takeover of NUFC by Amanda Staveley and her partners The Reuben Brothers and the Saudi Public Investment Fund, PIF.
Project Big Picture will provide the owners of premier League Big Six with the power to veto the takeover of any club if they believe that it is against the best interests of their own clubs. Tucked down in the small print is the little gem that explains that the approval of new club owners, will be made by “long-term shareholders” using “special voting rights”. These shareholders will be the nine clubs with the longest continuous presence in the Premier League and only six would have to back a resolution for it to be approved.
This raises many questions; not least, what was going on in the corridors of Premier League HQ at London W2 and the offices of the Big Six while Newcastle United’s takeover was being assessed as part of the league’s own Owners and Directors Test.
Seeking answers to these and other questions is why The Newcastle United Consortium Supporters Limited - made up of fans Gordon Stein and Keith Patterson - are lobbying MPs for "full transparency" around the club's arbitration case against the Premier League, which they believe is now the key battleground in the push for answers around the aborted PIF-backed takeover.
We urge every Newcastle United fan to follow the request of the Supporters Consortium to make their presence and their voices heard.
Lobby your MP using the template here.
WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED”