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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)
No - following week (by end of Sunday 5th July)
No - After that point
Something else (please explain in thread if you select this)..........

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Offline Ameritoon

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #50 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 04:54:39 PM »
I voted no but I'm not even sure why, could see either easily, my gut feeling is they'll say yes but my brain says no. Just need this over

Offline Wandy

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #51 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 05:03:06 PM »
No, and by the end of next week. Regardless, if there is no announcement by July 1st I have already vowed to mentally check out of this farce and assume for certain that it will eventually be rejected. Then I can get on with forgetting about football for good. Until then, the small sliver of hope I have will keep me engaged and checking all of the news and forums. But I feel almost certain we have yet another devastating blow coming our way.

Offline Chris_R

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #52 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 05:04:46 PM »
Even if I live to Vera Lynn's age, which I won't because beer, I've already spent 0.25% of my entire expected lifespan doing nothing more than F5-ing this sodding forum every day.

I'm beyond sick now.

Offline madras

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #53 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 05:09:43 PM »
3.00pm tomorrow
Im with you on tomorrow but ain't predicting a time.

out of interest you predicting positive or negative news?
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Offline Kanji

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #54 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 05:13:45 PM »
I voted no but I'm not even sure why, could see either easily, my gut feeling is they'll say yes but my brain says no. Just need this over

my mind is telling me nooooo. but my body, my body is telling me yesssssssssss!
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Offline Elric

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #55 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 05:14:07 PM »
Soon this will feel like a distant dream. Until then, may you rest in a deep and dreamless slumber

Offline Minhosa

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #56 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 05:16:43 PM »
The point of this thread?

 :dowie:

A few reasons;

1) To get clarity on whether forum members think it will or won't happen.
2) To get clarity on when they think that might be.
3) To see if anyone thinks anything radically different may happen.

The other thread is a mix of everything from people constantly chirping away with theories (myself included), dickheads boring people with 'tomorrow at 3:01pm' and people giving views on the geo-politics of it all.

Therefore, it's not that clear on where people's heads are at with the probability of it happening and which way it'll go. I thought it'd be interested to find that out.

The results have surprised me so its been of value to me, if not you.

Cheers.

Offline The Ideal Crash

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #57 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 05:34:20 PM »
All common sense is telling me that they don’t have sufficient grounds to reject it, yet there’s this niggling feeling that they will reject it anyway.

It’s an absolute clusterfuck. I’m feeling total despair at the thought of more seasons of Mike Ashley, yet this time without a pot to p*ss in. Grim.

Offline Ketsbaia

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #58 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 05:46:25 PM »
I said yes by next week. Surprised at all the no votes.

Then again, this forum....

Offline godzilla

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #59 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 05:48:16 PM »
I said yes by next week. Surprised at all the no votes.

Then again, this forum....

Think there will be quite a few no votes on the border of a yes vote and vice versa with the yes votes. Tbf nobody has a real clue

Online The Prophet

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #60 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 05:48:56 PM »
I'm being optimistic by voting the end of next week I'm confident it'll go through though, when is anyones guess.
It's basically what gives us the upper hand even in times of crisis. "Cannit wait man, we're gonna batter them, hope it's 4 or 5 nil, fancy such and such for a hat trick, we're going got Europe, they're a yo-yo team" Then five minutes into the game "s***, why haven't we scored? They've had a shot! Why aren't we all over them? How come there are two teams in the game? f***, what if we don't win? f***s SAKE CLEAR IT SHOOT TACKLE HIM BOO! What if we lose, PANIC PANIC BRUCE MAN WHAT ARE YOU DOING WHY DID HE MISS THAT SHOT, IS HE A MAG?! IT'S BECAUSE BRUCE IS A MAG! f*** OFF STEWARD ARE YOU A f***ing MAG? BET ALL THESE COPPERS ARE MAGS, AND THE MEDIA! THE REF'S A f***ing MAG! AM I A MAG?! Wait, blacked out for a second there. Ah, f***, we've lost again."

Offline Stifleaay

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #61 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 06:00:52 PM »
I said yes by the end of next week. That is going on an assumption that they were waiting for the public release of the WTO which doesn’t tie PIF to anything, and the reports that they could make a decision by the end of this week. If it is a yes and that’s given today or tomorrow, it could still take as long as 5 days for the transfer of funds.

Ultimately though, we don’t know and the Premier League as we have seen, won’t be in a rush to make a decision or give a f*** about one of their clubs that’s not in the top 6. So this could still go on for a bit longer.

Offline Bishops Finger

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #62 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 06:10:36 PM »
I said yes by the end of next week. That is going on an assumption that they were waiting for the public release of the WTO which doesn’t tie PIF to anything, and the reports that they could make a decision by the end of this week. If it is a yes and that’s given today or tomorrow, it could still take as long as 5 days for the transfer of funds.

Ultimately though, we don’t know and the Premier League as we have seen, won’t be in a rush to make a decision or give a f*** about one of their clubs that’s not in the top 6. So this could still go on for a bit longer.
My thoughts entirely. Up until that report came out yesterday I would have said it's not happening, but I don't think there's anything in there that's that damning and as you say, PIF aren't going to announce anything until everything is complete

Offline nufcnick

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #63 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 06:47:07 PM »
I said something else, I think it will be an initial no followed by a yes on appeal

Offline chicago_shearer

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #64 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 06:55:23 PM »
It's hard to stay optimistic given the circus of Twitter (pretend) journalism, but ultimately I just have difficulty imagining the Premier League deciding to waste the one moment of real leverage they are likely to have on this BeOutQ issue by refusing the takeover. It's entirely wrong, but no other field of Western business has refused PIF investment on the basis of MBS as Chairman and the human rights record of the Saudi regime. I don't think the PL will be any different. I think this delay is purely about extracting meaningful concessions and guarantees about how the PIF will work to influence their government on media rights, and it should ultimately happen.


Offline Scoot

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #65 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 07:24:37 PM »
I literally have no idea when anything will be announced. It's so far beyond ridiculous now it's almost laughable.

Offline Pilko

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #66 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 07:26:47 PM »
I still think yes on balance, but voted for "f*** knaas when". The Premier League have already demonstrated that they're happy to let the club drift about virtually rudderless whilst they faff about and I would not be surprised if we see that for a few more months yet.
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Offline Mag_in_NZ

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #67 on: Thursday 18 June 2020, 07:31:48 PM »
Announced on Saturday 27th June, no logical reason as there has been no logical reasoning all the way thru this process but it’s my son’s 18th birthday and it would be a decent present from the club for him 👍
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Offline ennyoueffsea

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #68 on: Friday 19 June 2020, 12:16:03 AM »
Went for next week to go through cos it’s my turn to say it’ll be on me birfday.
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Offline chopey

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #69 on: Friday 19 June 2020, 05:08:08 AM »
Today's the day, all signed and sorted by tomorrow
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Offline Paully

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #70 on: Friday 19 June 2020, 05:49:10 AM »
A HELL YEAH towards the end of next week!

Sky must be desperate for it to go through this week so they can go with the ‘IT’S THE SAUDI DERBY - AND IT’S LIIIIIIIVE” on Sunday!

Offline gdm

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #71 on: Friday 19 June 2020, 05:51:52 AM »
We’ll hear Rumblings of the PL signing it off today Then confirmed midweek next week after the money transfer

Very wishful thinking but you never know
« Last Edit: Friday 19 June 2020, 06:18:35 AM by gdm »

Offline Minhosa

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #72 on: Friday 19 June 2020, 11:26:08 AM »
I've fancied next Tuesday as 'D Day' for a while, so that's where my money is btw.

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #73 on: Friday 19 June 2020, 11:34:08 AM »
I have to admire the blind optimism that there is on here, given what's gone on (or not as the case may be) over the past 11-12 weeks :lol:
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Offline The Brittle Waster

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Re: The Takeover Prediction Thread
« Reply #74 on: Friday 19 June 2020, 11:37:00 AM »
PL to wait till were relegated then announce ?
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