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Offline TBG

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Re: Mike Ashley aka the Fakeover Thread
« Reply #18025 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 10:26:54 AM »
I absolutely refuse to believe that the likes of the daily rags, Jim White, Richard Keys, talkSport, the bloke down the pub with a two headed dog, once again made up s*** about a takeover. It feels different this time.

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Re: Mike Ashley aka the Fakeover Thread
« Reply #18026 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 10:43:30 AM »
I absolutely refuse to believe that the likes of the daily rags, Jim White, Richard Keys, talkSport, the bloke down the pub with a two headed dog, once again made up s*** about a takeover. It feels different this time.

Hope you’re right but I won’t hold my breath.
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Offline SweMag

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Re: Mike Ashley aka the Fakeover Thread
« Reply #18027 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 10:46:55 AM »
wait are there still rumors swirling around about a takeover?

Yes and people are still buying it. :lol: :lol:

I don’t see what’s wrong with people having hope of a takeover. If you think it’s a ”fakeover” keep it for yourself instead of having a go on others. Not very contributing.

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« Reply #18028 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 10:48:48 AM »
It's self-perpetuating now.

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Re: Mike Ashley aka the Fakeover Thread
« Reply #18029 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 10:51:35 AM »
wait are there still rumors swirling around about a takeover?

Yes and people are still buying it. :lol: :lol:

I don’t see what’s wrong with people having hope of a takeover. If you think it’s a ”fakeover” keep it for yourself instead of having a go on others. Not very contributing.

The irony coming from a new poster. :lol :lol:

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Re: Mike Ashley aka the Fakeover Thread
« Reply #18030 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 10:54:05 AM »
wait are there still rumors swirling around about a takeover?

Yes and people are still buying it. :lol: :lol:

The club?

Offline SweMag

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Re: Mike Ashley aka the Fakeover Thread
« Reply #18031 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 11:05:53 AM »
wait are there still rumors swirling around about a takeover?

Yes and people are still buying it. :lol: :lol:

I don’t see what’s wrong with people having hope of a takeover. If you think it’s a ”fakeover” keep it for yourself instead of having a go on others. Not very contributing.

The irony coming from a new poster. :lol :lol:

I’ve been at this forum before your time neesy  ;)

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« Reply #18032 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 12:02:20 PM »
wait are there still rumors swirling around about a takeover?

Yes and people are still buying it. :lol: :lol:

Just curious.... What exactly do you think these people are buying when you laugh at them?

Is it that they believe there's a takeover attempt? (this is where I'm at but don't for one second believe it'll happen)

Is it that they believe it'll actually be sold? (fair enough if so)

Is it that they believe the absolute bull s*** spouted in the rags and twitter? (again fair enough if so)

Is it that you believe it's all an Ashley plan, there's no one interested and if people believe otherwise it's laughable?

Genuine question by the way because I see a lot of these type of comments and assume it's because the poster thinks it's a 'fakeover' :anguish: which (to me) means it's an ashley ploy.  Which (again to me) is laughable.

Offline LV

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Re: Mike Ashley aka the Fakeover Thread
« Reply #18033 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 12:07:28 PM »
wait are there still rumors swirling around about a takeover?

Yes and people are still buying it. :lol: :lol:

I don’t see what’s wrong with people having hope of a takeover. If you think it’s a ”fakeover” keep it for yourself instead of having a go on others. Not very contributing.

We’ve all got ‘hope’ of a takeover. We just don’t believe it, after ten years of lies. Bit weird aren’t we.

Offline Ian W

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Re: Mike Ashley aka the Fakeover Thread
« Reply #18034 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 12:10:55 PM »
It doesn’t really matter if it’s made up, a vague interest being overplayed, a genuine interest that Ashley will sabotage by being a c***. Either way the chances of a takeover are absolutely tiny.

Offline LV

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« Reply #18035 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 12:14:46 PM »
I got sucked in last time and believed ‘things were different this time’

Turns out it was all bullshit, everything was overplayed, the media stirred it all up for clicks and even people on here made s*** up for their own kicks at the expense of their fellow fans.

So yeah, I’m a little jaded.

Offline Paully

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« Reply #18036 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 12:24:56 PM »
My hope is that the WSJ have reported the interest several times and not The Scum etc. There is no way that this is a fake bid as the Saudis would have denied it by now.

If this falls through then there is only one w***** to blame and we all know who that is.
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Offline Ankles Bennett

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« Reply #18037 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 12:27:53 PM »
If this takeover did have legs it looks as though the Saudis will be turning their attention to Manu again.  The Glazers have indicated they will sell 80% for £1bn and retain 20%.  That looks a better deal than £3bn for 100% ownership.  Especially as it would cost them around £1bn to buy us and to bring us up to Manu level in terms of training facilities etc. 

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« Reply #18038 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 12:28:19 PM »
It's the boredom phase.  We still hold out hope but as each day passes with nothing happening and we slowly begin to realise it was all bullshit again we gently glide into the phase where we all pretend it's nowt to do with us before moving on to openly mocking the 'mugs' who got all excited (us until a few weeks ago) and select one or two unlucky members who will be forever pilloried for specious reasons through no real fault of their own (not you, Odin).
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« Reply #18039 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 12:51:47 PM »
I have some connections with the Glazers and everything written about them in the press couldn’t be more incorrect. I’d be shocked if they ever sold Man United unless they got a f*** off offer that was legit. Anyway, they openly spend the cash on the Bucs and have spent a ton of money improving the Bucs stadium and the surrounding area. They support the hell out of the community as well.
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Re: Mike Ashley aka the Fakeover Thread
« Reply #18040 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 12:57:10 PM »
My hope is that the WSJ have reported the interest several times and not The Scum etc. There is no way that this is a fake bid as the Saudis would have denied it by now.

If this falls through then there is only one w***** to blame and we all know who that is.

100% agreed. I also asked someone who knows the Reubens personally and received the same  confirmation that they were involved in the bid. The issue is @Mike Ashley


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Re: Mike Ashley aka the Fakeover Thread
« Reply #18041 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 06:19:24 PM »
My hope is that the WSJ have reported the interest several times and not The Scum etc. There is no way that this is a fake bid as the Saudis would have denied it by now.

If this falls through then there is only one w***** to blame and we all know who that is.

100% agreed. I also asked someone who knows the Reubens personally and received the same  confirmation that they were involved in the bid. The issue is @Mike Ashley


:lol:

You'd like to think Staveley isn't so f***ing thick that she hasn't learned from the last time that Ashley isn't interested in selling wouldn't you?

I mean, she made him 3 serious offers that he indicated he'd accept, then he had a curry with her, went on holiday for a few weeks then called her a time waster.  :lol:

Now, she's supposedly got some of the richest people on Earth wanting to buy. And yet...they haven't bought us.

So I am questioning her motives at this point.

Let's remember BZG was bollocks from the start (although plenty were absolutely adamant that was real of course), so it's not as if our fanbase hasn't been fooled before by a fakeover.

And Paully, a journalist is only as good as their sources. And when it comes to this club and takeovers, there's never any shortage of sources passing pure s**** to journalists.
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Re: Mike Ashley aka the Fakeover Thread
« Reply #18042 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 06:27:26 PM »
wait are there still rumors swirling around about a takeover?

Yes and people are still buying it. :lol: :lol:

Just curious.... What exactly do you think these people are buying when you laugh at them?

Is it that they believe there's a takeover attempt? (this is where I'm at but don't for one second believe it'll happen)

Is it that they believe it'll actually be sold? (fair enough if so)

Is it that they believe the absolute bull s*** spouted in the rags and twitter? (again fair enough if so)

Is it that you believe it's all an Ashley plan, there's no one interested and if people believe otherwise it's laughable?

Genuine question by the way because I see a lot of these type of comments and assume it's because the poster thinks it's a 'fakeover' :anguish: which (to me) means it's an ashley ploy.  Which (again to me) is laughable.

Did you believe BZG were involved in a takeover attempt, yes?

Well, they weren't.

What makes you so sure this time is different?
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Re: Mike Ashley aka the Fakeover Thread
« Reply #18043 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 06:33:57 PM »
wait are there still rumors swirling around about a takeover?

Yes and people are still buying it. :lol: :lol:

Just curious.... What exactly do you think these people are buying when you laugh at them?

Is it that they believe there's a takeover attempt? (this is where I'm at but don't for one second believe it'll happen)

Is it that they believe it'll actually be sold? (fair enough if so)

Is it that they believe the absolute bull s*** spouted in the rags and twitter? (again fair enough if so)

Is it that you believe it's all an Ashley plan, there's no one interested and if people believe otherwise it's laughable?

Genuine question by the way because I see a lot of these type of comments and assume it's because the poster thinks it's a 'fakeover' :anguish: which (to me) means it's an ashley ploy.  Which (again to me) is laughable.

Did you believe BZG were involved in a takeover attempt, yes?

Well, they weren't.

What makes you so sure this time is different?
Still puzzles me that if there’s nowt in it why the Saudis and the Reuben brothers don’t come out and say so, they’ve got nowt to lose.
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Re: Mike Ashley aka the Fakeover Thread
« Reply #18044 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 06:35:41 PM »
I was thinking if he hadn't hadn't taken over and the regime had never changed we would either be top 6 most seasons or would have been liquidated.  I would take that over this shower of s***.

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« Reply #18045 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 06:39:50 PM »
I was thinking if he hadn't hadn't taken over and the regime had never changed we would either be top 6 most seasons or would have been liquidated.  I would take that over this shower of s***.

Me too

Online Sean

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Re: Mike Ashley aka the Fakeover Thread
« Reply #18046 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 06:41:58 PM »
wait are there still rumors swirling around about a takeover?

Yes and people are still buying it. :lol: :lol:

Just curious.... What exactly do you think these people are buying when you laugh at them?

Is it that they believe there's a takeover attempt? (this is where I'm at but don't for one second believe it'll happen)

Is it that they believe it'll actually be sold? (fair enough if so)

Is it that they believe the absolute bull s*** spouted in the rags and twitter? (again fair enough if so)

Is it that you believe it's all an Ashley plan, there's no one interested and if people believe otherwise it's laughable?

Genuine question by the way because I see a lot of these type of comments and assume it's because the poster thinks it's a 'fakeover' :anguish: which (to me) means it's an ashley ploy.  Which (again to me) is laughable.

Did you believe BZG were involved in a takeover attempt, yes?

Well, they weren't.

What makes you so sure this time is different?
Still puzzles me that if there’s nowt in it why don’t the Saudis and the Reuben brothers don’t come out and say so, they’ve got nowt to lose.

I don't know either. I believed Staveley was genuine for a long time, but I'm beginning to doubt that now.

We were played with the BZG rumours going on for months that were fake. And that's not the only time either. I honestly think Staveley must be the stupidest person on the planet to go back for round 2 of the failed circus that was her first attempt. I don't think she is that stupid, so there may well be another explanation.

She has mutual friends with Mike after all.  :lol:
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« Reply #18047 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 06:44:56 PM »
Even if they did take over, UEFA have pretty much stopped any hopes of becoming a long term elite club.
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« Reply #18048 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 06:49:19 PM »
Even if they did take over, UEFA have pretty much stopped any hopes of becoming a long term elite club.

Who really gives a f*** about that? I mean, it would be nice but let's just concern ourselves with getting rid of Ashley first eh.
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Offline SweMag

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Re: Mike Ashley aka the Fakeover Thread
« Reply #18049 on: Friday 14 February 2020, 06:49:24 PM »
Wouldn’t it be foolish to come back a second time to buy the club if you’re not confident to complete it? Amanda Staveley made three bids last time. She did business with Mike Ashley. She ate dinner with him. She was called time-waster. Why return if you’re not confident to complete this time?