Simon Jordan claims Newcastle are ’20 years’ behind the big English clubs

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Simon Jordan believes that Newcastle is 20 years off replicating the brands of the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal.

Eddie Howe’s men have been incredible this season, they currently sit fourth in the Premier League and haven’t lost in their last nine games.

They are by all measures, outperforming everybody’s expectations of them and probably their own as well.

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But talkSPORT host, Simon Jordan, believes that they are still a long way off of the big six Premier League sides.

“Newcastle have got 20 years to catch up with the brands of clubs like Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal in the Premier League. They are going to spend a lot of money to do that but they are nowhere near.” he said on talkSPORT.

“Right now, Newcastle are doing very well in the league but as a commercial operation with global eyes on the prize, they aren’t anywhere near the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Arsenal.

“Again, I maintain this view and I don’t care how many Geordies want to have a go at me. The bottom line is, you are a big club in Newcastle.”

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