Episode 1749: Out Of Frying Pan And Into Saudi Arabia, Scared Footballers, Keane For Ken
The miserable Mike Ashley era at Newcastle looks to be drawing to a close. Cue mass rejoicing. But is it possible things could be about to get… even worse?
Saudi Arabia! And everyone’s really pleased! https://t.co/q2nSHECT1R
— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) April 16, 2020
How are Newcastle fans feeling about the prospect of their club being taken over by a Saudi-backed consortium? We talk to Alex Hurst, host of the True Faith podcast and chair of the NUFC Supporters Trust.
It is the perfect, damning indictment of Mike Ashley’s reign: He has made fans believe that the potential new owners are something worth celebrating.
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) April 17, 2020
Is a Saudi takeover the equivalent of winning the football lottery, or is one of the game’s least lucky fanbases about to get acquainted with a new form of exploitation?
And as football tries to plot its way back to resumption Ken looks at drive-in games, scared footballers and cardboard fans.
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