Fans’ hopes of change at top left covered in takeover dust

Saudi-led buyers’ collapse means more years of misery for the long-suffering faithful at St James’ Park

Rumours of Gareth Bale swirled but fans most wanted a team they could be proud of

Harry Savill

After 16 long weeks, the proposed takeover of Newcastle – which officially began in January but has been at the forefront of fans’ minds for far longer – has reached a conclusion. The consortium has pulled the plug. So acute has been the tension over...

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