Special edition of the First State Kopites podcast – October 15th, 2021. This is recorded in response to the news that Newcastle United have been acquired by a consortium that is 80% owned by the Saudi Arabian investment fund (PIF). We are joined by Jimmy Conrad, former US Men’s National Team player, but for this conversation, the most famous Newcastle United supporter in North America.  

We talk about: 

  • How he become a toon fan? ‘Enough of the Manchester United stuff’ – something we could get on board with. 
  • Jimmy’s feelings about the consortium takeover 
  • We touch on the need for transparency in football governance  Excitement about what the future might hold (Philipe Coutinho obviously)  

Other stuff we cover: 

  • Newcastle – Liverpool games and players  
  • That goal against Mexico 
  • What players he played with and against that bestowed total awe on you based on their play, regardless of what you had heard about them beforehand?  

We are covering this because we believe it will have an impact on the Premier League and on Liverpool. It has the potential to change the transfer market – it may give Barcelona a lifeline…. and it was so much fun to meet Jimmy – Thank You!

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