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Al-Rumayyan pens open letter, Lasses to play at SJP, Toon waakin' in Memphis?

Matt · Thursday 6th October 2022
Al-Rumayyan pens open letter, Lasses to play at SJP, Toon waakin' in Memphis?


Saudi owner communicates with fans via open letter

  • Posted on the club website this afternoon. Full quotes:
To all the fans of Newcastle United Football Club,

Thank you for your incredible support. I am very conscious of the contributions that you all make – on and off the field. Football clubs are driven by their fans. And this Club’s fans are more passionate and more committed than any others. I have seen for myself on many occasions how Newcastle fans have lifted our team.

As we mark the first anniversary of our takeover of the Club, it seemed appropriate to take the time to say thank you – on behalf of the Newcastle Board.

The first game after the takeover will live long in my memory. The feeling of pride at holding the black and white scarf as I entered the stadium. The collective roar of 52,000 of you and the unrivalled, electric atmosphere of St. James’ Park on match-day. I will never forget the warmth of your welcome to my fellow board members and me on that October day.

A year ago, we set out some principles in an open letter that framed our thinking as custodians of the Club. We told you that we wanted to build, over time, a consistently successful team. And we told you that we were focused on long-term success.

There is still a long way to go, but each season is a building block towards our objective – to challenge for trophies both domestically and in Europe. The Club we are building is made up of people who understand our long-term vision, and who understand the patience and persistence that it will take to achieve those goals. Those values are reflected in the players that we bring to the Club. Bringing the women’s team into direct ownership of the Club is a part of that plan. Progress won’t always be smooth – but we will always forge ahead. You can rest assured that we are all working very hard to drive the Club forward.

The support of our fans and the Newcastle community is an incredible motivation for us. It will never be taken for granted.

Yours, Yasir Al-Rumayyan

  • Co-owner Jamie Reuben followed up with quotes of his own later in the afternoon:
“These past twelve months have been an incredible journey. From being in the relegation zone this time last year to finishing a fantastic 11th, I am so proud of all our players, our manger and our entire team.

"We also couldn’t have done it without our supporters- the best supporters in the world. It’s such a privilege to be part of the NUFC family and I am excited for the season ahead, building on great foundations from this past year.”

Memphis link returns

NUFCW returning to SJP

  • Becky Langley's side will play at the stadium for the first time since the Women's side were officially brought under the umbrella of the club
  • This follows last season's remarkable effort where more than 22,000 fans saw them defeat Alnwick Town Ladies 4-0
  • The team will this time play Bradford City Women
  • The match will be on Sunday 27th November at 2pm
  • Bradford are currently second bottom with only one win from six. Newcastle, meanwhile, are second on goal difference only.
  • Tickets are on sale now at £3 for adults and £1 for children, rising to £6 and £2 on the day
  • Premium seats (in the Directors Box) are priced at £30 for adults and £22.50 for concessions
  • Clips from the stands at the last one

Takeover anniversary pieces

Anything else?