From a footballing point of view newcastle have been managed exceptionally well since the take over. The temptation to go out and buy the biggest names (and ego's) must have been overwhelming yet they stuck to the sensible route. They kept Eddie Howe and developed Joe Linton, Almeron ect. No silly big name signings that would have upset the dressing room and they are now reaping the rewards. Not only that but you can now only imagine they are going to progress rather than fall back.
All that said, there is no hiding the fact they are ran by a group of despicable murders. Ironically, their supporters stood outside of the ground dressed in their finest Arab attire celebrating and welcoming them to the club with open arms.
Without simply writing them off as jawdee idiot's it beggars the question, would we or any other group of supporters act differently? It is easy on the face of it to say, if the roles were reversed, we would take the high ground and make life uncomfortable for the new owners but if we were facing catapulting the club we love from a relegation contenders to genuine premiership championship status in the next 5/10 years would we stand by our morales or capitulate in the face of the temptation footballing success?
Newcastle fans have clearly turned a blind eye to the abhorent nature of their new owners but futhermore, so has the rest of the EPL. There is a distinct lack of fellow EPL clubs who have come out and said the newcastle owners are not welcome at their ground. The EPL, itself has simply rolled over and allowed them a stakehold in our game.
Despite the disgraceful murder in the most horrific fashion of a brave and decent journalist English football, at the highest level has turned a blind eye to such acts and welcomes these people into our game for no other reason than they are financially wealthy.
This is not simply a geordie bashing post but a genuine example of how much does it cost for you to relinquish your morales and principles and not only in a hypothetical way but what stance would you take when the choice is real.
As much as I would like to believe I would stand by my morales when faced with the genuine choice the geordies public have demonstrated people tend to turn a blind eye and just go along with it.