Champion-Sheikh Manager: The Consequences of the Saudi's Newcastle Takeover

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28 January, 2022

This week on The New Arab Voice, Rosie McCabe (@RosieMcCabe3) examines Saudi Arabia's takeover of football team Newcastle United and ask, why did Saudi Arabia decide to invest millions in a football club in the north of England? And what are the consequences of this deal? We also explore the role of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, and what Mohammed bin Salman hopes to achieve with it. 

And then, we speak with journalist Mariam Elsayeh (@mariamelsaieh) about the film Amira, whose sperm-smuggling storyline has spark anger and consternation among Palestinian activists. 


This podcast is produced by Hugo Goodridge (@hugogoodridge) and Rosie McCabe (@RosieMcCabe3). Music by Omar al-Fil (@elepheel). 

Other music by by Blue Dot Sessions

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