Summary: the Saudi takeover of a struggling premiership football club is proof of how a wealthy gulf state can use its purchase to gain a lasting economic and societal stake in one of the UK’s poorer regions.
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It will be interesting to see what is the reaction of the Yemeni community in South Shields, many of whom come from the Hujariyyah region, which is currently on the front-lines.