Financial fair play

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Leicester pay EFL £3.1m to settle fair play dispute

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London (AFP) – Leicester City have paid the English Football League £3.1 million ($4.3 million, 3.51 million euros) to settle a Financial Fair Play dispute, it was announced Wednesday.

The EFL governs the three divisions below the Premier League and Leicester were deemed to have breached their FFP rules when they won the 2013/14 second-tier Championship title, thereby gaining automatic promotion to the top flight.

Leicester pay EFL £3.1m to settle fair play dispute

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London (AFP) – Leicester City have paid the English Football League £3.1 million ($4.3 million, 3.51 million euros) to settle a Financial Fair Play dispute, it was announced Wednesday.

The EFL governs the three divisions below the Premier League and Leicester were deemed to have breached their FFP rules when they won the 2013/14 second-tier Championship title, thereby gaining automatic promotion to the top flight.

Newcastle United

The 3 Unknowns – And How TV Rights Deal Could Impact Newcastle Takeover

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When the winners of five of the seven UK Premier League TV rights packages were announced yesterday the question for Newcastle fans was what impact (if any) would this have on the [...]

Manchester City – The Most Expensive Squad Money Can Buy – Official

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There's an excellent report released on Monday from the CIES Football Observatory, and it lists the costsof the squads assembled by European football clubs. And you are right Manchester City have [...]

Premier League UK TV Rights Deal Less Than Current One

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The winners of five UK packages have been announced and there are still two more packages to be decided and those packages F and G have gone out again to [...]

New Improved Premier League TV Rights Deal – Good Or Bad For Newcastle Takeover?

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We read the article in the Chronicle today on the new TV rights deal for the Premier League being announced as early as today. It seems the bids are now in and [...]

Report – Rafa To Leave Newcastle This Summer If Takeover Fails

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The Mail is reporting today (Rob Draper and Craig Hope) that Premier League clubs will learn what the new TV rights package is and that will begin a year come June. [...]

Large Majority Of Fans Don’t Think Takeover Will Happen This Year

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We are trying to get as many votes in as possible in our poll on whether Mike Ashley will be able to sell the club this year. His initial aim was to [...]

Amanda Staveley’s Bid Just Short Of Newcastle’s Value – Via Mathematical Model

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The Star has an exclusive out today about the Newcastle takeover, which has gone into hibernation since the beginning of December and nothingmuch will happen until Newcastle are safe from relegation. Dr. [...]

Rafa Talks Glowingly About Newcastle’s Future – As Though He’ll Be Manager Long Term

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If Newcastle can secure our Premier League status for another season then we should be a lot better off come next season. A major reason for that is that Rafa will have [...]

Why Mike Ashley Is Now Unlikely To Sell Newcastle

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The Telegraph (Luke Edwards) reported yesterday that Amanda Staveley has made no attempt to bid again for Newcastle since the beginning of December. The stalemate continues after Ashley pulled the rug from [...]

Alan Shearer Sums Up Newcastle Perfectly

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Newcastlelegend Alan Shearer was born and bred in Newcastle and he's just like the rest of us he's a fan of his famous hometown clubNewcastle United. With one hour to go [...]

With Six Loan Moves Today – Ashley Seems Determined To Sell Newcastle

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Mike Ashley didn't want to spend much money last summer, and he doesn't want to spend much money this month. But there's a lot of activity going on today as Newcastle look [...]

This Has To Be The Last Straw With Mike Ashley At Newcastle – Fans Are Furious

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It seems that Newcastle are again in an almighty mess after Rafa Benitez has relied on Mike Ashley to bring in players to the club this month. But we have today missed [...]

Update On Newcastle Takeover – Potentially Positive News

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The Chronicle has a piece out today on what's happening on the takeover and compared to the last three months of last year it's not much. Amanda Staveley's PCP Capital Partners Group [...]

Newcastle Out Of The Deloitte Money League – But Can Double Revenues This Season

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Newcastle dropped out of the top 30 of the biggest revenue earners in football because last season we were in the Championship. And we didn't get the full first-year payment of the [...]

Amanda Staveley’s Exclusive New Interview – Explains Why Buying A Football Club Is Complicated

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Ms. Amanda Staveley and her husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi have given an exclusive interview in the Dubai based National newspaper from London, where PCP has an office on Park Lane. Ms. Staveley talks [...]

Rafa Benitez Talks Transfers – Bringing Players In After City Defeat

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After the 3-1 defeat at the Etihad stadium yesterday Rafa was still fairly upbeat with his team's performance. There's one big thing difference with this team than the one led by Steve [...]

Mike Ashley – No Proof Amanda Staveley Has The Money To Buy Newcastle

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There's a good report in the Mirror today that quotes that Mike Ashley's (very) famous "source", is telling the Mirror there is no proof that Amanda Staveley has the funds to buy [...]

PCP Want Newcastle Even If Relegated – But Will Ashley Now Refuse To Sell To Staveley?

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There was an interesting article in the Dubai-based National newspaperon Friday which said that PCP Capital Partners would be interested in buying Newcastleuntil at least the summer. They are keenly interested in [...]

Amanda Staveley’s Husband Still Keen – We’d Love To Buy Newcastle

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Former investment banker Mehrdad Ghodoussi is Iranian-born and a PCP Capital Managing Partner; he has been married to Amanda Staveley since 2011. There was a piece in the National in Dubai yesterday [...]

Staveley Likely Will Buy Newcastle When Club Safe From Relegation

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With all the various reports on the takeoverover the last couple of days, things are in a confused state to say the least, but it could be that Amanda Staveley will buy [...]

Rafa And The Passionate Fans Are Vitally Important To Staveley’s “Project”

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Amanda Staveley has countered Mike Ashley's statement yesterday in the media via her own exclusive interview today with well-respected George Caulkin of the Times. She details three bids she has made for [...]

AshleyOut Group Issues Second Powerful Statement To Ashley In As Many Days

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There is new news in the media this morning about what Amanda Staveleyhas bid for Newcastle, and shesays she made three bids for the club in November and the latest one [...]

Report – Ms. Staveley Bid £250M For Newcastle With No Clauses

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Amanda Staveley has said in her exclusive interview with George Caulkin in the Times that she made three offers for the club in November. The final one of those is the one [...]

Amanda Staveley – I Want To Buy Newcastle And Then Invest £200M In The Club

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The takeover media reports involving the failed bid of PCP Capital Partners continue today with Amanda Staveley having been interviewedin the Times by George Caulkin in an exclusive. Amanda tries to put [...]

Conflicting Media Reports Add To The Confusion Surrounding Staveley Takeover

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We have learned today from a piece in the Guardian by David Conn that the investors funding most of Amanda Staveley's £250M bid for Newcastle were the wealthy Reuben family of London. [...]

It’s Not Wise To Paint A Completely False Picture Of Mike Ashley

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Former Newcastle Director of Football Dennis Wise has become involved in the battle going on what again between Newcastle fans and Mike Ashley. The fans want Ashley out of the [...]

Report – Amanda Staveley’s Surprising Investors Revealed – Two Brothers

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We were led to believe that because Amanda Staveley was situated in the Middle East and knew lots of wealthy middle-east investors that those interested in buying Newcastle were from that region. [...]

It’s Highly Unlikely Newcastle Will Be Sold Before May – Here’s What Could Happen

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It's now apparentthat Mike Ashley did not like the way the potential takeover was handled by Amanda Staveley and her PCP Capital Partners Group. And it seemed the news from two of [...]

So Where Do Newcastle Go From Here – Ashley Closer To Staying On As Owner

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The bad news last night was that Mike Ashley has ended negotiations with Amanda Staveleyand her group to buy Newcastle and it has left the club in limbo. And it's right in [...]

Amanda Staveley Devastated After Takeover Talks Are Called Off

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Amanda Staveley and PCP Capital Partners have hit back at Mike Ashley's claims the recent negotiations to buy the club that he called off yesterday have been a complete waste of time. [...]

Angry Fans Blame Owner As Ashley Ends Staveley Negotiations – Rafa Could Now Leave

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The distressing news that Mike Ashley has walked away from negotiations with Amanda Staveley and herPCP CapitalPartnersgrouphas caused Newcastle fans to flock once again to Twitter. There is no doubt who the [...]

Mike Ashley Walks Away From Amanda Staveley Negotiations – Deal Off

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This is really bad news if it is true the Mail and Mirror (and other papers) are reporting that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has walked away from takeover talks with Amanda [...]

Fans Flock To Twitter After New Staveley Bid – Concerns Ashley Jeopardizing Club 

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Newcastle fans have flocked to Twitter on the news that Amanda Staveley has increased her offer to over 300M for the club. The reportsare in the Star and the Express two [...]

Reports Staveley Has Lodged New Offer Of Over £300M – But Fears Rafa Will Leave

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There's an exclusive report in the Star today (and one in the Express) that AmandaStaveley and Mike Ashley have had further talks and Ms. Staveley has tabled a new offer more than [...]

Sky Pundit – You’re Talking 52,000 Fans Every Week – And Newcastle Can’t Buy Anybody?

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Paul Merson predicted that Newcastle would beat Swansea on Saturday 2-0, so that was the kiss of death on the win right there.

Second Dubai Group Interested In Buying Newcastle – Willing To Pay £350M

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The Mail (CraigHope) are reporting that a second group based in Dubai is interested in buying Newcastle and they are engaged in duediligence on Newcastle's financialaccounts. The takeover led by Dubai-based Amanda [...]

Good News – Rafa And Ashley Agree On What’s Needed In January

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This saga of Mike Ashley supposedly wanting to sell Newcastle United is dragging on and on and on ........ Ashleyis up against an expert financierand negotiator in Amanda Staveley and her PCPCapital [...]

Takeover Update – Amanda Staveley Registers New Company – Holding Company To Acquire Newcastle?

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There was news yesterday that AmandaStaveley has registered a new companyin London and the thinking is that it could be aholding company should she be successful in buying Newcastle United. If this [...]