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Jul 16, 2021
Newcastle takeover: Amanda Staveley's explosive Talksport interview - as she hits back at Simon Jordan The would-be owner of Newcastle United has spoken in-depth about her intentions 11:54, 16 JUL 2021 The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later. Subscribe We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Amanda Staveley has spoken with confidence that the Newcastle United takeover deal will go through - after a heated debate on Talksport with former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan. Jordan questioned Staveley's intentions and claimed she was "barking at the moon" by asking the government to intervene on the transparency of Mike Ashley's double legal bid. In an explosive piece of radio, hosted by Jim White, Jordan also branded Newcastle fans as "gullible" and that the Premier League clubs and the top-flight hold the key to the arbitration case being made public. Staveley started by thanking fans who have made the journey to London to protest about the lack of public information on Ashley's legal cases as he looks to push through the takeover and allow the Ripon-financier, the Reuben brothers and Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund to buy the club. Staveley told Talksport: "I am so staggered by all the incredible support we have had from the fans over the last year. "Many of them today are taking time out of their busy lives to travel to London. "We're so grateful for your support and we really think that the arbitration process should be made public so that you guys (the media) and the wonderful fans can see exactly what is going on. "So I'd like to take the time to say thank you to you all." Staveley then added: "I have made my points very clear and I think the arbitration is key. "We want this transaction and we want to very much be able to invest in the club. "To invest in the north, and invest in Newcastle. "There's no reason why that can't go ahead. "Obviously this arbitration process is critical, and I think that is why all of us need to see what is going on between the Premier League and Mike Ashley." Pre-season guides To look forward to the 2021/22 season, our writers have teamed up to produce a comprehensive 40-page guide to the new campaign. They'll be bringing you all their insight to offer unique, personal perspectives on what supporters should look out for over the next nine months. Fans can order these one-off titles in print to arrive at their doorstep before the campaign kicks off with all the details on the new season, new signings and how their club has been preparing to go after glory again. 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"We would never have backed a Euro Super League plan and I am hoping in the future, there's a way forward. "I don't want to draw battle lines, I want to say: 'Look this process is going on and we want to buy and invest in the club'. "We'd like the Premier League to run the arbitration in public. "Mike would like the same and every question about how committed we were, what we want to do, it can be answered. "I think it is an opportunity for the Premier League to take a view that they welcome the transparency as well. "If there were any protests after it people can say it was run with transparency and that is important." Then the interview took a turn with Jordan claiming Staveley was effectively leading supporters on and that she was "barking at the moon" in terms of asking the Premier League to go public. Read More Staveley said: "Simon I think actually you are wrong. "I tell you why. "Football has changed dramatically in the last two years because of Covid. "I know you aren't pro for our deal and I'm not going to get in a spat on Talksport. "Have your opinions and that's fine. "You have never met me and don't know who I am. "You have never looked at our business plan. "The Premier League have the right to vote on this and we might do. "The PL is run by a board and can make decisions on how this is run. "Arbitration is a particular point of a particular point of law. "It is not something typical of what has gone on for sports arbitration in the last year. "The government have asked and said that this process should be transparent they are supportive of it. "The Premier League offered arbitration, they didn't ask all the other clubs if it was ok. "They have the ability to go out and do this. "And saying the fanbase is gullible is absolutely ridiculous." Jordan then again went back in and asked if the Saudi backing was still there. Staveley's final message to fans was: "We are looking forward to welcoming you into St James' Park. "And we are looking forward to trying to get this transaction over the wall. "And it will do. "I have made it very clear."