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Offline Fugazi

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Re: Takeover: Holding company registered to Bin Zayed group set up to purchase NUFC?
« Reply #6075 on: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 10:42:31 pm »
At least if Ashley stays and Rafa leaves I can stop caring
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Re: Takeover: Holding company registered to Bin Zayed group set up to purchase NUFC?
« Reply #6076 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 01:06:39 am »
My take on it so far.

Midhat crossed Ashley or one of his people at some point in the last few months in London. Selling the club came up in conversation and they were asked how much to sell.

Something like leave it with me while I talk with the boss happened and then they did indeed come back asking to start the process.

BZG is a conglomerate meaning it’s made up of lots of diverse businesses and partnerships. It takes a while to get all the pieces on the chess board in terms of finance or members.

Ashley not wanting to bow down to Rafas requests and just in case BZG got cold feet, takes a gamble and leaks the story to the sun. Putting BZG in a position where they have to admit the agreement but perhaps were still some way off getting their lot together to complete the purchase.

So now we’re stuck in limbo, Ashley has his ready made excuse for why he couldn’t get a deal with Rafa and he’s also in a perfect scenario because he’s selling the club for what he wants for it.

The timeline of this doesn’t matter to him. It could drag on for weeks or months. He doesn’t see the club as his problem any more. It matters to us because it’s going to f*** another season before it’s even started.

The Sheikh most likely only putting in somewhere between 82 and 175 million to buy. That’s what it says on Monochrome.. he owns minimum 25% but not more than 50%

The rest is made up of faceless business owners that make up the rest of the group.

What they can actually pool together if really required is anyone’s guess.

After the Liverpool bid failed, this not happening would do damage to them over there. It’s a story that’s been in the news constantly. They won’t be backing out.
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Re: Takeover: Holding company registered to Bin Zayed group set up to purchase NUFC?
« Reply #6077 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 01:15:47 am »
You haven't a clue like the rest of us, man :lol:

Pure guesswork all that.

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Re: Takeover: Holding company registered to Bin Zayed group set up to purchase NUFC?
« Reply #6078 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 01:23:57 am »
You haven't a clue like the rest of us, man :lol:

Pure guesswork all that.

Hence the bit at the start that says “my take on it”
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Offline Thomson Mouse

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Re: Takeover: Holding company registered to Bin Zayed group set up to purchase NUFC?
« Reply #6079 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 01:27:15 am »
My take on it so far.

Midhat crossed Ashley or one of his people at some point in the last few months in London. Selling the club came up in conversation and they were asked how much to sell.

Something like leave it with me while I talk with the boss happened and then they did indeed come back asking to start the process.

BZG is a conglomerate meaning it’s made up of lots of diverse businesses and partnerships. It takes a while to get all the pieces on the chess board in terms of finance or members.

Ashley not wanting to bow down to Rafas requests and just in case BZG got cold feet, takes a gamble and leaks the story to the sun. Putting BZG in a position where they have to admit the agreement but perhaps were still some way off getting their lot together to complete the purchase.

So now we’re stuck in limbo, Ashley has his ready made excuse for why he couldn’t get a deal with Rafa and he’s also in a perfect scenario because he’s selling the club for what he wants for it.

The timeline of this doesn’t matter to him. It could drag on for weeks or months. He doesn’t see the club as his problem any more. It matters to us because it’s going to f*** another season before it’s even started.

The Sheikh most likely only putting in somewhere between 82 and 175 million to buy. That’s what it says on Monochrome.. he owns minimum 25% but not more than 50%

The rest is made up of faceless business owners that make up the rest of the group.

What they can actually pool together if really required is anyone’s guess.

After the Liverpool bid failed, this not happening would do damage to them over there. It’s a story that’s been in the news constantly. They won’t be backing out.

Sounds pretty realistic. The only difference to that is I’d seen the leak came from PL, not Ashley when the initial documents were submitted, although that could’ve been Twitter bullshit.
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Re: Takeover: Holding company registered to Bin Zayed group set up to purchase NUFC?
« Reply #6080 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 01:36:56 am »
My take on it so far.

Midhat crossed Ashley or one of his people at some point in the last few months in London. Selling the club came up in conversation and they were asked how much to sell.

Something like leave it with me while I talk with the boss happened and then they did indeed come back asking to start the process.

BZG is a conglomerate meaning it’s made up of lots of diverse businesses and partnerships. It takes a while to get all the pieces on the chess board in terms of finance or members.

Ashley not wanting to bow down to Rafas requests and just in case BZG got cold feet, takes a gamble and leaks the story to the sun. Putting BZG in a position where they have to admit the agreement but perhaps were still some way off getting their lot together to complete the purchase.

So now we’re stuck in limbo, Ashley has his ready made excuse for why he couldn’t get a deal with Rafa and he’s also in a perfect scenario because he’s selling the club for what he wants for it.

The timeline of this doesn’t matter to him. It could drag on for weeks or months. He doesn’t see the club as his problem any more. It matters to us because it’s going to f*** another season before it’s even started.

The Sheikh most likely only putting in somewhere between 82 and 175 million to buy. That’s what it says on Monochrome.. he owns minimum 25% but not more than 50%

The rest is made up of faceless business owners that make up the rest of the group.

What they can actually pool together if really required is anyone’s guess.

After the Liverpool bid failed, this not happening would do damage to them over there. It’s a story that’s been in the news constantly. They won’t be backing out.

Sounds pretty realistic. The only difference to that is I’d seen the leak came from PL, not Ashley when the initial documents were submitted, although that could’ve been Twitter bullshit.

I actually think it's a pretty straight forward deal with an announcement to be made this week or next. I think the fact that Rafas contract only has a few weeks left has ramped up the conspiracy theories, but I honestly think that Rafa knows the score otherwise he would have been putting his foot into some of the jobs taken recently. Time will tell though as I keep saying.

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Re: Takeover: Holding company registered to Bin Zayed group set up to purchase NUFC?
« Reply #6081 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 03:17:42 am »
My take on it... it's happening. We'll be hearing news this Friday or maybe at the start of next week.

What I'm worrying is not about: "is this happening or not?" but "is the next owner will be better than Ashley or not?". And all the sign about the new owner is negative.

Offline mrmojorisin75

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« Reply #6082 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 05:45:54 am »
My take on it... it's happening. We'll be hearing news this Friday or maybe at the start of next week.

What I'm worrying is not about: "is this happening or not?" but "is the next owner will be better than Ashley or not?". And all the sign about the new owner is negative.

Best not bother then.
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Offline toontownman

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Re: Takeover: Holding company registered to Bin Zayed group set up to purchase NUFC?
« Reply #6083 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 06:04:41 am »
My take on it... it's happening. We'll be hearing news this Friday or maybe at the start of next week.

What I'm worrying is not about: "is this happening or not?" but "is the next owner will be better than Ashley or not?". And all the sign about the new owner is negative.

Well we have to make sure we have something to be negative about just in case something positive happens. There must be balance.
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Offline gdm

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Re: Takeover: Holding company registered to Bin Zayed group set up to purchase NUFC?
« Reply #6084 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 06:12:55 am »
I think the Mexicans are gonna roll in here and save the day :lol:

Offline chopey

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Re: Takeover: Holding company registered to Bin Zayed group set up to purchase NUFC?
« Reply #6085 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 06:37:12 am »
Fuckin tyre kickers
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Re: Takeover: Holding company registered to Bin Zayed group set up to purchase NUFC?
« Reply #6086 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 06:53:34 am »
Fixtures are out tomorrow yet we don't even have a clue who will own the club, who the manager is, who and if there are new signings etc when when the season kicks off.

Offline JP

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« Reply #6087 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 07:34:43 am »
Part of me finds it incredible that the press haven’t had a sniff of this since the BZG statement was released. Then I realise, this is how takeovers should/do happen. Strict NDA’s in place, no leaks, announced ‘out of the blue’.

Offline chopey

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« Reply #6088 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 07:38:39 am »
Fixtures are out tomorrow yet we don't even have a clue who will own the club, who the manager is, who and if there are new signings etc when when the season kicks off.

Murphy, Gayle and Aaron's front three
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Offline JP

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Re: Takeover: Holding company registered to Bin Zayed group set up to purchase NUFC?
« Reply #6089 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 07:40:44 am »
Dubravka
Yedlin Schar Lascelles Dummett
Shelvey Colback
Murphy Ritchie Aarons
Gayle

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Re: Takeover: Holding company registered to Bin Zayed group set up to purchase NUFC?
« Reply #6090 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 08:10:27 am »
Dubravka
Yedlin Schar Lascelles Dummett
Shelvey Colback
Murphy Ritchie Aarons
Gayle

s*** I forgot about Colback, imagine the joy watching him this season :(
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« Reply #6091 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 08:16:17 am »
Isnt wor Jack out of contract?

Edit: f***. Just realised he has another year.
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« Reply #6092 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 08:20:34 am »
No Lejeune, Almiron or Perez?
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Offline chopey

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« Reply #6093 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 08:21:46 am »
No Lejeune, Almiron or Perez?

Ashley will sell those for lots of lovely lovely money
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Re: Takeover: Holding company registered to Bin Zayed group set up to purchase NUFC?
« Reply #6094 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 09:10:43 am »
Possibly not Almiron this window, but certainly Ayoze, Lejeune and Schar (perhaps Lascelles and Dubravka too) are certain to call their agents to find a new club on 1 July if Rafa leaves. Swap Schar for Clark in JP's team, and add "Manager: M. Hughes" and we're on a year-long farewell lap of the Premier League before sinking for a long time.
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Re: Takeover: Holding company registered to Bin Zayed group set up to purchase NUFC?
« Reply #6095 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 09:36:37 am »
Isnt wor Jack out of contract?

Edit: f***. Just realised he has another year.

I was absolutely convinced he should be out of contract this year too. I'm totally positive that I read stuff about him going on loan and he would be out of contract at the end of his loan. Mandela effect?

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« Reply #6096 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 10:08:36 am »
We love giving absolute knackers long contracts :lol:
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Offline mrmojorisin75

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Re: Takeover: Holding company registered to Bin Zayed group set up to purchase NUFC?
« Reply #6097 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 10:09:13 am »
Part of me finds it incredible that the press haven’t had a sniff of this since the BZG statement was released. Then I realise, this is how takeovers should/do happen. Strict NDA’s in place, no leaks, announced ‘out of the blue’.

fair point
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

Sleep now in the fire

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« Reply #6098 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 10:18:28 am »
Has this not bloody happened yet ffs?  :lol:

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Re: Takeover: Holding company registered to Bin Zayed group set up to purchase NUFC?
« Reply #6099 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 10:29:22 am »
now that Shola has a contract with the club he is well placed to take charge when the takeover falls through and Rafa walks.
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