Just as things were appearing to rumble on in the background quietly in Mike Ashley’s legal battle against the Premier League, he released another statement on behalf of the club, and Liam Kennedy, journalist at the Shields Gazette, would not be surprised to see more problems arise.
The open letter that Newcastle released on Thursday evening was received with mixed reactions as many agreed with Ashley in saying that if the Premier League have nothing to hide then the court case should be played out in public, but others called it hypocritical considering the owner has done two interviews in 14 years.
Newcastle fans have had to put up with plenty of obstacles, hurdles and red flags over the last year and this is just yet another way of making things drag on even further for fans who are likely sick of all the talk now.
Ashley has confirmed through his sources that he’s confident of getting the takeover passed through and beating the Premier League in court, but when asked if there could be more problems around the corner, Kennedy had this to say to Football FanCast:
“Could there be another spanner thrown in the works from the Premier League side? That wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest.”
From the statement that Newcastle released on Thursday evening, it appeared that it could be a final throw of the dice to try and get the Premier League to cave in before arbitration begins later this month.
That would appear to be a sign of weakness from Ashley’s party and that they may not be as confident as first thought that they can win the respective legal battles.