[ 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.

photo: dailymail