Having established a willing buyer and a willing seller, the problem lies very much in the reluctance of the EPL and their willingness or lack there of, to see the sale go through. Letters to the Premier League seem fruitless. They have set their stall out; taking a legal route when it comes to dealings with supporters and their response to NCSL supports this.
So; what can we as supporters do? Well simply we keep the political pressure on; keep the topic in the public eye while NCSL continue their legal action against the Premier League. Ask leading politicians and relevant Government departments why supporters are not being listened to; what are they (both the government and the Premier League) hiding and why do they feel that Newcastle United are not worthy of new ownership by a consortium with the interests of supporters, our city, our region and our football club at its heart.
It is suggested you make your enquiry short and to the point and possibly along these lines - feel free to tailor it to your own requirements - but keep it short (only 1000 characters allowed to PM).
I write to you today as a supporter of Newcastle United. I have just one request, a response from you regarding the government position on the potential takeover of the football club from Mike Ashley. As you are aware the Public Investment fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF) placed an offer as part of a consortium with Jamie Reuben, whom I believe you know, & Amanda Staveley of PCP Capital Partners. This offer was subsequently withdrawn due to protracted obfuscated process of approval by the English Premier League who are required to approve the sale in order to protect the club against potential future financial harm.
My question: Does HM Government have any objections "without prejudice" to the general basis that the Saudi Public investment fund can if they so wish own or invest in an English football club & should they wish to return to the table with a renewed offer no objection will be forthcoming from your Government.
Useful email addresses and links are as follows:
Boris Johnson - Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union. Follow this link https://email.number10.gov.uk
Dominic Raab Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office - firstname.lastname@example.org
Oliver Dowden Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport -
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport - email@example.com