I think that Levy leading the protest against the Saudi takeover of Newcastle is breathtaking in its hypocrisy. If anybody can be bothered, they should do their own research into Lewis’s dealings in Patagonia.
There is a particularly revealing one written by the Mint Press. To encapsulate a lengthy and detailed report into his investment, the treatment of the local indigenous people in regard to their water rights makes for illuminating reading. Many clubs are owned by unsavoury people, but I hardly think that ENIC is a shining beacon of moral rectitude.
There is also the point that if Newcastle is worth only £305 million, it turns the spotlight on Levy’s recent fantastical valuation of £3.5 billion for Spurs.
The takeover by the charming Saudis also means that top four competition will become even more difficult for an underfunded club like ours as Newcastle ramp up their soon-to-be ambitious plans in the transfer market.
Still, the remaining Levyologists out there living in fantasy land can console themselves with the continuous mantra of our first-class facilities, whilst ignoring the fact that we are a multipurpose entertainment venue with football as a secondary concern, as evidenced by the reassuring words that Spurs are the anchor tenants. That leaves me with a warm glow inside.