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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12450 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 11:28:33 AM »
FWIW I think the FCB is simply going to use us as a Cash Cow. He allegedly took out c£33M last summer in loan repayments and assuming that no reasonable (and pricey) footballer would want to come here at the moment we'll again under spend our transfer 'budget'. He'll sell Longstaff as the window closes for say £25M plus another £30M-£40M from the likes of Dubravka, Schar, Hayden etc. He can then take out £100M this year without running out of cash. We get relegated but parachute payments and more cost cutting would allow him to take out another £50M a year for the next two years (he will then not be bothered to get re-promoted). He'll basically reduce his costs faster than his income reduces and extract the difference whilst running the club into the ground. Then sell it for say £100M on the back of (us) its fanbase. £300M over three years whilst getting revenge on the northern monkeys that sang nasty songs at him. Win-win for the FCB - it's a classic asset-stripping strategy. We've all got to walk away not to be complicit in this.

It’s entirely conceivable that he can raise the £113 (or whatever) is still “owed” to him via player sales this summer and simply pocket that cash, while replacing the departures with frees and loans.

Who knows, it might make him more likely to sell the club :mackems: :anguish:

And then a new owner will want to buy the club for £100m cheaper because they’ll have to spend an extra £100m on players.

Can totally see Ashley agreeing to those terms :mackems:
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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12451 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 11:36:37 AM »
How the hell can he still be owed money after the amount he has raked in!?

What's Ashley's worth 1.6 billion or something? I just don't get all this extra hassle over 50m or so. It's f***ing peanuts to him.

You do know who/what Mike Ashley is don't you?



One fat odious cretin

He's mid 50s and a billionaire, how much more is he going to try and make and for how much longer. Just retire and enjoy your fortune you fat f***. You won, congratulations. Now f*** off

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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12452 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 11:41:42 AM »
The club costs him nothing and he advertises sports direct for free. He's not selling ever

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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12453 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 11:49:23 AM »
Its also a great source of revenue for him. If he wanted to buy some high street chain for £50m he could take it out of our TV money. Who would stop him? Its his business.
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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12454 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 12:12:21 PM »
FWIW I think the FCB is simply going to use us as a Cash Cow. He allegedly took out c£33M last summer in loan repayments and assuming that no reasonable (and pricey) footballer would want to come here at the moment we'll again under spend our transfer 'budget'. He'll sell Longstaff as the window closes for say £25M plus another £30M-£40M from the likes of Dubravka, Schar, Hayden etc. He can then take out £100M this year without running out of cash. We get relegated but parachute payments and more cost cutting would allow him to take out another £50M a year for the next two years (he will then not be bothered to get re-promoted). He'll basically reduce his costs faster than his income reduces and extract the difference whilst running the club into the ground. Then sell it for say £100M on the back of (us) its fanbase. £300M over three years whilst getting revenge on the northern monkeys that sang nasty songs at him. Win-win for the FCB - it's a classic asset-stripping strategy. We've all got to walk away not to be complicit in this.
If we get relegated this season then he gets significantly less parachute payments then we did the last time. They have changed the rules so that if you get relegated, then promoted, and relegated again within 5 years, you only receive the years of parachute payments that you missed out on. For us that would be year 2 and year 3.

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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12455 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 12:12:56 PM »
He's mid 50s and a billionaire, how much more is he going to try and make and for how much longer. Just retire and enjoy your fortune you fat f***. You won, congratulations. Now f*** off

He doesn't think like a normal human being. He's driven by money, greed, power and spite. f***ing people over gives him a hard on. He'll do it until the day he dies.
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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12456 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 12:37:47 PM »
the only way to win is to cost him money.

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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12457 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 12:42:09 PM »
He’s cottoned on to the fact everyone knows he’ll prevent a sale and he’s going to take out £40m+ each year imo. Even when the £111m left is reclaimed he’ll just carry on using the club as his little atm until there’s nothing left. He’ll flog us to the highest bidder once he’s squeezed the pips out in about 8 years time.
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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12458 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 12:46:57 PM »
He’s cottoned on to the fact everyone knows he’ll prevent a sale and he’s going to take out £40m+ each year imo. Even when the £111m left is reclaimed he’ll just carry on using the club as his little atm until there’s nothing left. He’ll flog us to the highest bidder once he’s squeezed the pips out in about 8 years time.
Club’s dead, the question is, how much of its remains will be left when this c*** dies

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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12459 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 01:47:07 PM »
FWIW I think the FCB is simply going to use us as a Cash Cow. He allegedly took out c£33M last summer in loan repayments and assuming that no reasonable (and pricey) footballer would want to come here at the moment we'll again under spend our transfer 'budget'. He'll sell Longstaff as the window closes for say £25M plus another £30M-£40M from the likes of Dubravka, Schar, Hayden etc. He can then take out £100M this year without running out of cash. We get relegated but parachute payments and more cost cutting would allow him to take out another £50M a year for the next two years (he will then not be bothered to get re-promoted). He'll basically reduce his costs faster than his income reduces and extract the difference whilst running the club into the ground. Then sell it for say £100M on the back of (us) its fanbase. £300M over three years whilst getting revenge on the northern monkeys that sang nasty songs at him. Win-win for the FCB - it's a classic asset-stripping strategy. We've all got to walk away not to be complicit in this.

Quite an extreme analysis, but probably not that far from the truth. I used to think Ashley was desperate for us to remain in the Premier, now I think he sees it as a bonus. He's happy enough to keep making money one way or the other, as long as we are doing that he won't be fussed in which division we are in. From his POV the club is still a great advertising tool for Sports Direct, so despite what everyone keeps saying, he doesn't want to sell up at all.

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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12460 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 01:48:45 PM »
8 years is ambitious imo. The club will be sold when he's nearly dead. And even then it might just go to his children. Absolutely no reason for him to sell at all. Infact it would be outright stupid given that he owns a sports retail company.
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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12461 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 01:54:04 PM »
Have all the takeover rumours just stopped dead then?

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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12462 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 02:10:21 PM »
imo they were always a distraction from the Rafa stuff, so now that he's gone....

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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12463 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 02:10:57 PM »
Have all the takeover rumours just stopped dead then?

Yeah, strangely the other interested parties (didn’t happen) just vanished. It’s almost like it was bullshit all along.

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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12464 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 02:26:40 PM »
Have all the takeover rumours just stopped dead then?

Yeah, strangely the other interested parties (didn’t happen) just vanished. It’s almost like it was bullshit all along.

It was always going to play out like this. It's straight out of the Ashley book. It's still hard to believe how many fell for it again though.
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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12465 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 02:31:13 PM »
Have all the takeover rumours just stopped dead then?

Yeah, strangely the other interested parties (didn’t happen) just vanished. It’s almost like it was bullshit all along.

It was always going to play out like this. It's straight out of the Ashley book. It's still hard to believe how many fell for it again though.

I did tbh. Again. All those pictures of the SD signs going in the skip pulled me in. :lol:


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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12466 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 02:42:15 PM »
Have all the takeover rumours just stopped dead then?

Yeah, strangely the other interested parties (didn’t happen) just vanished. It’s almost like it was bullshit all along.

It was always going to play out like this. It's straight out of the Ashley book. It's still hard to believe how many fell for it again though.

Fell for what exactly? The buyers are, like Staveley, genuinely trying to buy the club. Ashley as always, has been the sticking point, and I don't think many people out there thought it was going to be otherwise.

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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12467 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 02:42:32 PM »
Have all the takeover rumours just stopped dead then?

Yeah, strangely the other interested parties (didn’t happen) just vanished. It’s almost like it was bullshit all along.

It was always going to play out like this. It's straight out of the Ashley book. It's still hard to believe how many fell for it again though.

Another negative told you so t***. Well done

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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12468 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 02:44:43 PM »
Have all the takeover rumours just stopped dead then?

Yeah, strangely the other interested parties (didn’t happen) just vanished. It’s almost like it was bullshit all along.

It was always going to play out like this. It's straight out of the Ashley book. It's still hard to believe how many fell for it again though.

Fell for what exactly? The buyers are, like Staveley, genuinely trying to buy the club. Ashley as always, has been the sticking point, and I don't think many people out there thought it was going to be otherwise.

Fell for the possibility that Ashley might sell this time. He’s played us with a number of his actions.

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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12469 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 02:50:21 PM »
Have all the takeover rumours just stopped dead then?

Yeah, strangely the other interested parties (didn’t happen) just vanished. It’s almost like it was bullshit all along.

It was always going to play out like this. It's straight out of the Ashley book. It's still hard to believe how many fell for it again though.

Fell for what exactly? The buyers are, like Staveley, genuinely trying to buy the club. Ashley as always, has been the sticking point, and I don't think many people out there thought it was going to be otherwise.

Yip. Most people said they were genuine but ashley, which is exactly how it's played out. But the special group on here are taking it as an 'i told you so' win.  Pretty sure a couple of them had it down as a KB masterstroke.

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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12470 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 03:36:11 PM »
The club costs him nothing and he advertises sports direct for free. He's not selling ever
He makes too much money from having the club for him to sell.  Its always been and always will be smoke and mirrors - plays the game but nothing more.

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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12471 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 03:46:38 PM »
Have all the takeover rumours just stopped dead then?

Yeah, strangely the other interested parties (didn’t happen) just vanished. It’s almost like it was bullshit all along.

It was always going to play out like this. It's straight out of the Ashley book. It's still hard to believe how many fell for it again though.

Fell for what exactly? The buyers are, like Staveley, genuinely trying to buy the club. Ashley as always, has been the sticking point, and I don't think many people out there thought it was going to be otherwise.

Fell for the possibility that Ashley might sell this time. He’s played us with a number of his actions.

We were told by a few sources that this time he genuinely wanted to sell up. I guess if you hear it enough times you start to believe it, but the initial hunch we all had was the correct one. He doesn't want to sell, and never has. Not in any serious interpretation of this long running drama.

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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12472 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 04:13:23 PM »
Have all the takeover rumours just stopped dead then?

Yeah, strangely the other interested parties (didn’t happen) just vanished. It’s almost like it was bullshit all along.

Total utter bullshit smoke and mirrors

Again

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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12473 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 05:56:26 PM »
Think no club will ever believe BZG again after how they have let this one play out. Also after what happened to their supposed interest in Liverpool.

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Re: Mike Ashley/Fakeover Thread
« Reply #12474 on: Sunday 14 July 2019, 05:59:21 PM »
Think no club will ever believe BZG again after how they have let this one play out. Also after what happened to their supposed interest in Liverpool.

And rightly so. Regardless of Ashley's complete shithouse behaviour, they've not exactly covered themselves in glory either.

Of the three latest, confirmed, bids (BZG, Staveley, Kenyon) Staveley is the only one I'd have wanted.