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The Newcastle United takeover ball is now back with Staveley and Co - and fans want some answers

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Let's be truthful, getting information out of the two principal participants in Newcastle United's ill fated takeover - the Premier League and buying consortium - has been like a dentist wielding a pair of pliers with his knee on your chest. A painful experience.

Now at long last the Premier players in this unmitigated catastrophe have spoken twice to fans, albeit in general terms, via a letter to an MP and directly to NUST.

Whether they have answered all questions (and they most certainly have not) they have at least shone a small light on a dark corner.

So let others get off their backsides and offer something more fulsome to bemused and distressed Toon fans who have been ignored for far too long. The Saudi consortium and Mike Ashley must do the honourable thing.

It's about time the main players in Amanda Staveley's mixture of buyers opened up on the record and in some detail seen as they (the Saudis) are at the centre of the problem and the baton is very much with them now. All on the buying side owe a few explanations because, having whipped up a fan........

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