[ Generalna ] 20 Oktobar, 2021 12:11

KONAČNO

[ Generalna ] 19 Oktobar, 2021 20:42

The Guardian, ponedeljak:

The hostility among Premier League clubs to the Newcastle United takeover was underlined on Monday when they voted through legislation designed to prevent the Saudi owners from striking lucrative sponsorship deals.

Newcastle made it clear at the emergency meeting of all 20 clubs that they considered the rule change, which will temporarily ban commercial arrangements that involve pre-existing business relationships, to be anti-competitive.

They were represented by Lee Charnley, the incumbent managing director, rather than Amanda Staveley, the director and minority stakeholder, who is now responsible for running the club on a day-to-day basis. Charnley is understood to have made it clear that his club had legal advice to say that the amendment was unlawful.

But the clubs pressed on with the vote and it was passed 18-2. Standing in opposition with Newcastle were Manchester City, whose Abu Dhabi-based owners have benefited in the past from what are known as related party transactions. An example was the deal that saw Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-government owned carrier, sponsor them.

Many of the clubs in the Premier League are worried that Newcastle’s Saudi owners might conclude deals in the oil-rich Kingdom which could give them an advantage. The clubs want pre-emptive measures to be put in place that would either prevent this or ensure that fair market value was paid.

The rule will be in force for the next month – and it will apply to all 20 clubs – but many of them want it or something similar to become a permanent feature. A working party is to be set up – comprising a cross-section of clubs – to investigate what, if any, changes should be made. Newcastle have been asked whether they would like to be on it.

The league was already looking into such issues and they remain involved in a long-running investigation into whether City have breached financial fair play regulations. City have denied any wrongdoing.

Following the Newcastle takeover, the 19 other clubs demanded a special meeting with the league, wanting to understand why the deal had been signed off. That meeting took place last Tuesday, with some clubs attending in person at the league’s Paddington HQ and others dialling in via conferencing software.

Straight after it, the 19 clubs met on their own to discuss the financial implications of having the Saudis as competitors. It led to the draft of the temporary ban on related party transactions – Newcastle would be notified of this – and then to Monday’s meeting.

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[ Generalna ] 17 Oktobar, 2021 20:30

NEWCASTLE UNITED  -  TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR  2 : 3

Karnevalska atmosfera pre početka utakmice viđena je na prepunom St James' Parku. Navijači okupljeni oko "Wor Flags" su na Gallowgate tribini napravili prelepu koreografiju (crno-beli zid) sa stihovima iz pesme Big River - 'Cause this is a mighty town, built upon solid ground, and everything they’ve tried so hard to kill, we will rebuild. Mnogo navijača na stadionu je nosilo Saudijske marame.

Novi vlasnici su predstavljeni u svečanoj loži. Ovacije je dobio predstavnik PIF-a Yasir Al-Rumayyan, zatim Amanda Staveley i njen suprug Mehrdad Ghodoussi ali i novi direktor kluba mladi James Reuben. Osmesi su sevali sa svih strana.

Newcastle United je poveo već posle dva minuta igre. Na desnom boku su kombinovali Allan Saint Maximin, koji je dodao do Manquilla. Ovaj je uputio odličan centaršut na peterac gostiju gde je uleteo Callum Wilson, koji glavom trese gostujuću mrežu, za 1:0. Osmesi, grljenja, navijači u delirijumu, svečana loža u neverici... vodimo 1:0, nova era je počela!!!

Međutim, sve je to bilo kratkog daha. Već u 17. minutu utakmice Tanguy Ndombele rezantnim udarcem desnom nogom sa petnaestak metara trese mrežu Darlowa za 1:1. Ndombele je imao sve vreme ovog sveta da se namesti na udarac. Bloka nije bilo nigde i mreža domaćih se zatresla.

Nije se dugo čekalo na drugi gol gostiju. Samo pet minuta kasnije Harry Kane vešto izbegava ofsajd zamku i lob udarcem desnom nogom spoljnim delom stopala prebacuje istrčalog Darlowa za 1:2. Gledao se VAR ali pomoći nije bilo. Manquillo je zakasnio da izađe.

Na 1:3 mogao je da povisi Lucas Moura koji je posle jednog kornera uputio udarac glavom, ali lopta je pogodila prečku domaćeg gola i otišla u gol aut.

U 45. minutu utakmice igra je morala biti zaustavljena na petnaestak minuta jer je jednom navijaču na East Standu pozlilo. Gostujući igrači Reguilon i Dier su uočili nešto neobično na tribini, ukazali na to Marrineru koji je brzo pozvao lekarsku ekipu. Usledila je reanimacija na tribini. Srećom, bolnica je na dva minuta od St James' Parka i kasnije vesti koje su stigle do stadiona su da je navijač dobro i stabilno.

Igralo se sedam minuta sudijske nadoknade i u četvrtom minutu sudijske nadoknade Harry Kane asistira Heung-Min Sonu, koji sa četiri metara levom nogom trese mrežu domaćih za 1:3.

U petom minutu nadoknade Saint-Maximin je mogao da smanji rezultat ali je lopta posle njegovog udaraca desnom nogom sa osamnaest metara je odletela pored protivničkog gola, tako da su Spursi na odmor otišli sa prednošću od 1:3.

U drugom poluvremenu poluuspavanka.

Tottenham je igrao koliko mu je trebalo. Činilo se da će pre oni doći do četvrtog gola nego Newcastle United do drugog. Ndombele je konstatno pretio i bio nerešiva enigma domaćim igračima. Upravo je Ndombele imao odličan udarac posle sat vremena igre ali lopta je fijuknula preko prečke Darlowovog gola.

Jonjo Shelvey je u 60. minutu igre ušao umesto Sean Longstaffa.

Desetak minuta pre kraja utakmice Shelvey dobija žuti karton zbog šutiranja sa leđa Ndombelea. U 83. minutu Shelvey pred svojim šesnaestercem ruši Reguilona i dobija drugi žuti, odnosno crveni karton. Psiho bez mozga. U glavi promaja.

Igrao se 89. minut utakmice, Jacob Murphy je izveo slobodan udarac sa desnog boka ubacivši loptu na peterac gostiju. Tamo se Eric Dier zbunio, kolenom zahvatio loptu koja je završila u mreži njegovog gola za 2:3. Kakva-takva nade za Svrake da mogu da stignu makar do remija.

Glavni sudija meča Andre Marriner je pokazao da će meč biti produžen za četiri minuta. Međutim, u ta četiri minuta igrači u crno-belom nisu pipnuli loptu, dok je Joelinton napravio dva glupa prekršaja i vreme je iscurelo.


Konačan rezultat: 2 : 3


NUFC: Darlow, Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Hayden, Saint-Maximin, Willock (Murphy 77), Longstaff (Shelvey 60), Joelinton, Wilson (Fraser 77)
Subs n/u: Gillespie, Schär, Lewis, Hendrick, Fernández, Gayle

THFC: Lloris, Leite de Souza Junior, Romero, Dier, Reguilón, Højbjerg, Skipp, Lucas Moura, Ndombele, Son Heung-Min, Kane
Subs n/u: Sánchez, Winks, Gil, Lo Celso, Alli, Gollini, Bergwijn, Tanganga, Davies

Sudija: Andre Marriner

Gledalca: 52.305

Posle osam kola imamo tri boda i nalazimo se na 19. mestu na tri boda od mesta koje nas ostavlja u PL.

Ne bih komentarisao sadašnjeg trenera. Nadam se da će on vrlo brzo biti smenjen. Sledeće subote putujemo na megdan Crystal Palaceu.

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[ Generalna ] 07 Oktobar, 2021 16:11

Newcastle United je danas prodat Saudijskom investicionom fondu (PIF), PCP Capital Partners (Amanda Staveley) i RB Sports & Media (braća Reuben) za 305 miliona funti.

Vlasništvo je raspoređeno po principu 80% (PIF) - 10% (PCP) - 10% RB S&M

 

Premier League statement @ 5.15pm:

The Premier League, Newcastle United Football Club and St James Holdings Limited have today settled the dispute over the takeover of the club by the consortium of PIF, PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media.

Following the completion of the Premier League's Owners' and Directors' Test, the club has been sold to the consortium with immediate effect.

The legal disputes concerned which entities would own and/or have the ability to control the club following the takeover.

All parties have agreed the settlement is necessary to end the long uncertainty for fans over the club’s ownership.

The Premier League has now received legally binding assurances that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will not control Newcastle United Football Club.

All parties are pleased to have concluded this process which gives certainty and clarity to Newcastle United Football Club and their fans.


NUFC statement @ 5.25pm:

An investment group led by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), and also comprising PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media (the “Investment Group”), has completed the acquisition of 100% of Newcastle United Limited and Newcastle United Football Club Limited (“Newcastle United” or the “Club”) from St. James Holdings Limited.

All requisite approvals have been obtained from the English Premier League and the acquisition was completed on 7 October 2021.

The Investment Group is comprised of long-term, patient investors who have every confidence in the future success of the Club. Today’s announcement is the conclusion of a thorough and detailed process that has allowed the Investment Group to arrive at a deal that benefits all stakeholders and will leave Newcastle United well-placed to pursue a clear, long-term strategy.

His Excellency Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Governor of PIF, will serve as Non-Executive Chairman of Newcastle United. Amanda Staveley, chief executive of PCP Capital Partners, will have one seat on the board. Jamie Reuben will also be a director of the Club, representing RB Sports & Media.

For PIF, one of the world’s most impactful investors, the acquisition is in line with its strategy of focusing on key sectors including Sports and Entertainment, and aligns with PIF’s mission to actively invest over the long term – in this case, to harness the Club’s potential and build upon the Club’s legacy.

Commenting on the agreement, His Excellency Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Governor of PIF, said: "We are extremely proud to become the new owners of Newcastle United, one of the most famous clubs in English football.

"We thank the Newcastle fans for their tremendously loyal support over the years and we are excited to work together with them."

Amanda Staveley, Chief Executive Officer of PCP Capital Partners, said: "This is a long-term investment. We are excited about the future prospects for Newcastle United.

"We intend to instil a united philosophy across the Club, establish a clear purpose, and help provide leadership that will allow Newcastle United to go on to big achievements over the long term.

"Our ambition is aligned with the fans – to create a consistently successful team that’s regularly competing for major trophies and generates pride across the globe."

Jamie Reuben of RB Sports & Media, said: "We look forward to a great future for Newcastle United. Newcastle is a fantastic city, which is why our family has been investing heavily in the area for many years. To become part of this great Club and its amazing fans is a privilege.

"We will build a true community Club, based upon our family’s knowledge of the city and in line with our plans that have been worked on closely with Newcastle City Council to deliver long-term sustainable growth for the area."

The directors of the Investment Group thank Mike Ashley for his commitment to the sale process. We would also like to thank the Premier League for its contribution in the regulatory process, which has helped lead to completion of this deal.

 photo: bleachersnews.com

[ Generalna ] 02 Oktobar, 2021 18:14

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS  -  NEWCASTLE UNITED  2 : 1

Južnokorejski reprezentativac Hee Chan Hwang sa dva gola bo je koban po Newcastle United, gde je domaći Wolverhampton pobedio rezultatom 2:1.

U 20. minutu igre Hee Chan Hwang je udarcem sa desetak metara iskosa sa desne strane terena lako savladao Darlowa koji nije dobro pokrio svoj desni ugao i domaćin je poveo sa 1:0. Asistenciju upisuje Jimenez koji je lako na sredini terena oduzeo loptu Longstaffu.

Nešto kasnije Moutinho testira Darlowa udarcem sa distance, ali ovaj je budan.

U 36. minutu utakmice zbog povrede kuka iz igre je morao da izađe Joe Willock, dok je umesto njega u igru ušao Jeff Hendrick koji je dobio zvižduke od gostujućeg sektora. Neverovatno!!!

Igrač domaćih Francisco Trincao je mogao Wolverhampton da dovede u vođstvo od 2:0 ali je njegov udarac sa desetak metara pogodio prečku gostujućeg gola.

Već u sledećem napadu rezervista Jeff Hendrick rezantnim udarcem sa preko dvadeset metara pogađa mrežu domaćih za 1:1 u 41. minutu utakmice. Joelinton i golman domaćih Sa su se sudarili, Sa je ostao da leži na travi ali kad je video da se igra nastavila, ustao je sa trave ali nije stigao da odbrani udarac Hendricka. Jeff gol proslavlja sa šakom na uhu (sad da vas čujem) ispred tribine gde su bili smešteni gostujući navijači sa koje su mu pojedini navijači samo pet minuta ranije zviždali.

U nastavku igre Allan Saint-Maximin ima odličnu priliku za 1:2 ali njegov udarac sa pet metara meastralno brani golman domaćih Jose Sa.

Hee Chan Hwang svojim novim golom udarcem levom nogom sa petnaestak metara iskosa sa leve strane u 58. minutu utakmice postavlja konačan rezultat Wolverhampton Wanderers - Newcastle United 2:1. Ponovo je Raul Jimenez bio začetnik akcije prilikom gola domaćih. Primio je loptu na sredini terena, okrenuo Haydena i Longstaffa i u prvaom momentu uposlio Hwanga koji lako savladava ponovo loše postavljenog Darlowa. Dubravka, vraćaj se na teren što pre.

Zanimljivo je bilo videti da i Manquillo i Fernadez nose isto prezime i isti broj 19. Potpuno je nejasno kako je Fernadez u drugom poluvremenu nosio dres Manquillo 19? Možda je Steve Bruce time želeo da zbuni protivničke igrače?

Do kraja meča rezervista Jacob Murphy je imao jedan solidan prodor, pao je u šesnaestercu domaćih ali penala nije bilo, tako da su svrake sa kišnog Molineauxa otišle kući pokisle bez bodova.

 
Konačan rezultat: 2 : 1

 
NUFC: Darlow, Manquillo (Murphy 70), Fernandez, Clark, Ritchie, S.Longstaff, Almiron (Gayle 77), Willock (Hendrick 36), Hayden, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin.
Subs n/u: Gillespie, Lewis, Krafth, Schar, Fraser, Anderson.

WWFC: Jose Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Moutinho, Neves, Mracal, Trincao (Dendoncker 86), Jimenez, Hwang (Traore 90+3).
Subs n/u: Ruddy, Ait Nouri, Boly, Cundle, Hoever, Podence, Silva.

Sudija: Graham Scott

Gledalaca:

P.S.
Tri boda iz sedam utakmica i 19. mesto na tabeli Premier League nije nešto čime bi Steve Bruce mogao da se pohvali. Bez pobede smo u ovom prvenstvu ali čini se da Mike Ashley ne želi da menja trenera već gleda kako da proda klub.

Svi se nadamo da bi klub mogao biti prodat krajem januara ali tada će biti kasno jer ćemo puno zaostajati za mestom koje garantuje opstanak u Premier League.

Ovo je pravi trenutak za smenu trenera jer sledi reprezentativna pauza, ali to se neće desiti.

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