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What will the PL say and when will they say it?

Yes - this week (by end of Sunday 21st June)?
Yes - next week (by end of Sunday 28th June)
Yes - following week (by end of Sunday 5th July)
Yes - After that point.
No - this week (by end of Sunday 21st June)?
No - next week (by end of Sunday 28th June)
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Offline Minhosa

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 03:18:36 PM »
honestly though the sooner this is decided one way or another the better, sick of reading about it but at the same time can't stop checking

:thup: Agreed.

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 03:24:24 PM »

Offline The Brittle Waster

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 03:28:46 PM »
The 12th of never ... and thats a long long time ...
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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 03:30:24 PM »
I’m predicting early-September

Which year ?
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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #29 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 03:43:53 PM »
Would be shocked if it didn't go through but couldn't hazard a guess at when
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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #30 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 03:45:16 PM »
I think they'll drag it on to the point where the PIF pulls out in an attempt to save face.

Based on absolutely nothing.
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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #31 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 03:48:26 PM »
Initial (public) rejection by the end of next week and quick (in comparison) successful appeal.

That crossed my mind too, mentioned it in the opening post. I could see that happening too.

No question, the PL need to have a rock solid legal basis whatever they decide because they're gonna face a backlash and subsequent legal appeals either way.

Indeed, which is why I think it will go on quite a bit longer. They're going to be in no rush for that reason, despite any pressure that may be applied by any of the involved parties.

In a strange way, the longer it goes on the more likely it is. I believe if it's no it will come sooner as there's probably slightly less to prepare for in terms of backlash, but if yes, they will be in communication with PIF etc. of what the roadmap is to weather the storm before any announcement - which will take time to get right and have checked and checked again for any holes.

Offline buzz

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« Reply #32 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 03:53:03 PM »
I think they'll drag it on to the point where the PIF pulls out in an attempt to save face.

Based on absolutely nothing.

Me too and I think this will happen shortly after the end of the season.

Offline junkhead

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« Reply #33 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 03:54:16 PM »
Initial (public) rejection by the end of next week and quick (in comparison) successful appeal.

That crossed my mind too, mentioned it in the opening post. I could see that happening too.

No question, the PL need to have a rock solid legal basis whatever they decide because they're gonna face a backlash and subsequent legal appeals either way.

Legal basis, but not necessary solid imo. The test is essentially an internal procedure of an independent organisation. It'll be up to KSA's lawyers to challenge their findings, which should be straightforward, although there is no explicit appeal procedure iirc.

I just expect the PL to do everything to keep their key partners BeIN happy.
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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #34 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 03:58:21 PM »
Initial (public) rejection by the end of next week and quick (in comparison) successful appeal.

That crossed my mind too, mentioned it in the opening post. I could see that happening too.

No question, the PL need to have a rock solid legal basis whatever they decide because they're gonna face a backlash and subsequent legal appeals either way.

Legal basis, but not necessary solid imo. The test is essentially an internal procedure of an independent organisation. It'll be up to KSA's lawyers to challenge their findings, which should be straightforward, although there is no explicit appeal procedure iirc.

I just expect the PL to do everything to keep their key partners BeIN happy.
To what end though?

BeIN are a sports network. They've said they won't bid for rights, but that's not in their self-interest. We're not talking about rugby here, we're talking about the biggest league (in terms of interest) globally. The idea they'd just give that up is crazy. If anything, they want to keep Saudi happy as they will bid for the rights and before you know it you have an auction on your hands.

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #35 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 03:59:37 PM »
3.00pm tomorrow
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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #36 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 04:03:22 PM »
Smarch 13th, 2021.

No doubt on a day when the weather will be lousy.
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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #37 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 04:03:31 PM »
I reckon they'll announce it just before the game on saturday by Rafa flying in on a microlite.

Offline mrmojorisin75

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« Reply #38 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 04:06:20 PM »
yes next week for me
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They'll betray you in my name

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Offline madras

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #39 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 04:07:47 PM »
3.00pm tomorrow
Im with you on tomorrow but ain't predicting a time.
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Offline nufcjmc

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« Reply #40 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 04:09:21 PM »
3.00pm tomorrow
Im with you on tomorrow but ain't predicting a time.

out of interest you predicting positive or negative news?

Offline Theregulars

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« Reply #41 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 04:11:49 PM »
Why not just have a thread full of videos of forum members just mashing their heads against keyboards? Will add the same value.
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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #42 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 04:14:04 PM »
Why not just have a thread full of videos of forum members just mashing their heads against keyboards? Will add the same value.

You're welcome to start it. My keyboard is expensive though so I won't be taking part.

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« Reply #43 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 04:14:19 PM »
The point of this thread?

 :dowie:

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« Reply #44 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 04:15:26 PM »
The point of this thread?

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Imagine it's just a bit of fun on a Thursday afternoon. The point of your post?

Offline Theregulars

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« Reply #45 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 04:15:44 PM »
Why not just have a thread full of videos of forum members just mashing their heads against keyboards? Will add the same value.

You're welcome to start it. My keyboard is expensive though so I won't be taking part.

Luckily mine was a free gift when I bought BeoutQ
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Offline Infinitely Content

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #46 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 04:16:55 PM »
Why not just have a thread full of videos of forum members just mashing their heads against keyboards? Will add the same value.

You're welcome to start it. My keyboard is expensive though so I won't be taking part.

Luckily mine was a free gift when I bought BeoutQ

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Offline Theregulars

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« Reply #47 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 04:29:56 PM »
Why not just have a thread full of videos of forum members just mashing their heads against keyboards? Will add the same value.

You're welcome to start it. My keyboard is expensive though so I won't be taking part.

Luckily mine was a free gift when I bought BeoutQ

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #48 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 04:37:07 PM »
Greatest fakeover ever. No takeover.

Offline TRon

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« Reply #49 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 04:48:20 PM »
I've changed my mind and voted no. Was convinced it was done and dusted, but the amount of heel dragging has made me suspicious, and so I voted no, but after f***ing us about for another month or two. I mean why not just let it stew for a bit longer, they've been doing it for 3 months now anyway.