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Online manorpark

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« Reply #19300 on: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 03:45:06 PM »
You have a very unique style of writing manorpark
That's a very diplomatic way of putting it  :lol:
I'd love to know if he talks like he types.

Unique - YES.

Diplomatic - I know you didn't mean that, but YES I AM.

Talks like he types - YES, I AM A VERY PERSUASIVE TALKER.


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« Reply #19301 on: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 03:45:17 PM »
Everton just got their new stadium plans approved. They're going places. Without the takeover, we'll be going places too. To visit teams in the Championship next season. Hey..maybe even a trip to the darkside again.

Exactly and with Bruce in charge they’ll do the f***ing double over us. The club could literally be finished for years if this doesn’t go through. If people think Ashley has been a disaster up to this point, I suspect a post covid and disinterested Ashley could exceed all our expectations.

This is a tipping point whether you think this goes through or not, i literally don’t think there’ll be a club left worth supporting if it doesn’t.

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« Reply #19302 on: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 03:50:52 PM »
If we get relegated, and the takeover fails, we could well be f***ed. There will be vultures looking to take the club off his hands [in some shady deal] and he'll take the deal that suits him best.

Offline GeordieDazzler

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« Reply #19303 on: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 03:59:58 PM »
We can't get our takeover approved but I bet MTK start representing Prem players with no issues...


Offline Ankles Bennett

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« Reply #19304 on: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 04:09:58 PM »
Everton just got their new stadium plans approved. They're going places. Without the takeover, we'll be going places too. To visit teams in the Championship next season. Hey..maybe even a trip to the darkside again.

My worry is if Ashley sticks with Bruce in the Championship, he just might take us down to join the great SMB's in League One!!!

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« Reply #19305 on: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 04:12:38 PM »
Everton just got their new stadium plans approved. They're going places. Without the takeover, we'll be going places too. To visit teams in the Championship next season. Hey..maybe even a trip to the darkside again.

My worry is if Ashley sticks with Bruce in the Championship, he just might take us down to join the great SMB's in League One!!!
Wrong. We'll meet them in the Championship next season and Bruce will take us to League One. Mackems might just stay up coz Bruce makes us shitter than any other team, including them.

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« Reply #19306 on: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 09:04:38 PM »
Arbitration hasn't even started yet.. #wait

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« Reply #19307 on: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 10:31:34 PM »
Replying in here as I didn't want to upset the optimism:

Undoubtedly the club could burn for me if the takeover doesn’t go through. This is a good point made by Keith though, I think we have to be extremely confident in the legal argument club has.

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Has he never lost a case? I'm sure he gets paid either way and taking a lump sum from Ashley isn't going to damage his reputation. The fat c*** that didn't do due diligence when buying the club in the first place. I imagine his lawyers in the Keegan case were confident also.

Has anybody asked the PL's lawyers how confident they are?

Offline nufcjb

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« Reply #19308 on: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 10:58:03 PM »
They're confident too. But I guess we only hear what we want to hear. At least now we know it is not straight forward as some made it out to be at the back end of last year. Now, less the wait and soon and imminent wordings in some people's post. Its more 'silence is a good thing, they're cracking on with the case' type of posts. Does not help to build any confidence in me one bit. This ain't on. I'll happily raise my white flag in defeat and shame if it does happen.

Offline Fantail Breeze

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« Reply #19309 on: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 11:57:16 PM »
A lot of talk about confidence. There’s been confidence of some sort for nearly 12 months now.

Still no signs whatsoever that this deal is even remotely close.

What’s the new #wait deadline now January and February have both passed without action? Still March? Or the end of the season?

MA ‘hands off’ from the club and concentrating on other business, Bruce being allowed to sleepwalk into a relegation... barely even sounds like a deal is still in the pipeline at all, to be honest. If it was, I doubt everyone would be sat around watching this relegation play out.

Ashley is supposedly desperate for this £300m deal and spending a fortune on the best legal brains in the footballing world. Yet he doesn’t want to sack the manager due to the minimal compensation due.

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« Reply #19310 on: Yesterday at 06:48:45 AM »
Ashley probably has a stack of emails from managers and players agents saying they won’t sign for us whilst the takeover situation is unresolved.

In the event of us going down Ashley will wave these as the courts and say he couldn’t sack Bruce and couldn’t sign the players. He tried.

Either the courts will a) block our relegation or b) compensate Ashley so much that he will sell the club at a pittance.

In event a) PIF can then buy the club. In event b), Staveley and Reubens and some second rate investors will buy the club and PIF will buy out investors upon takeover.
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« Reply #19311 on: Yesterday at 06:59:44 AM »
Ashley probably has a stack of emails from managers and players agents saying they won’t sign for us whilst the takeover situation is unresolved.

In the event of us going down Ashley will wave these as the courts and say he couldn’t sack Bruce and couldn’t sign the players. He tried.

Either the courts will a) block our relegation or b) compensate Ashley so much that he will sell the club at a pittance.

In event a) PIF can then buy the club. In event b), Staveley and Reubens and some second rate investors will buy the club and PIF will buy out investors upon takeover.

You keep posting this. It's absolute fairy-tale nonsense. They're not going to block our relegation ffs.

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« Reply #19312 on: Yesterday at 07:06:23 AM »
In which case they will have to pay for our relegation.

Whatever happens Ashley wins. And this time round the club will win with him.
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« Reply #19313 on: Yesterday at 07:09:48 AM »
In which case they will have to pay for our relegation.

Whatever happens Ashley wins. And this time round the club will win with him.

I mean, the most likely scenario is that he just doesn't win the case at all.

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Offline STM

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« Reply #19315 on: Yesterday at 09:09:39 AM »
Liam Kennedy has followed Caulkin down the line of Journalists being duped by the people trying to buy the club.

"End of February," is what we were told. More deadlines than PPI.

Its absolute bollocks.
Sir Bobby Robson: “What is a club in any case? Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it. It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes. It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city. It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love.”

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Re: Takeover Thread
« Reply #19316 on: Yesterday at 09:10:41 AM »
In which case they will have to pay for our relegation.
Whatever happens Ashley wins. And this time round the club will win with him.

:lol:
I must have missed the part where they forced us to not give Rafa a new contract and instead employ the guy with one of the worst managerial records in the history of English football.
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« Reply #19317 on: Yesterday at 09:11:55 AM »
Ashley probably has a stack of emails from managers and players agents saying they won’t sign for us whilst the takeover situation is unresolved.

In the event of us going down Ashley will wave these as the courts and say he couldn’t sack Bruce and couldn’t sign the players. He tried.

Either the courts will a) block our relegation or b) compensate Ashley so much that he will sell the club at a pittance.

In event a) PIF can then buy the club. In event b), Staveley and Reubens and some second rate investors will buy the club and PIF will buy out investors upon takeover.

 ;D ;D ;D

Offline Candi_Hills

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« Reply #19318 on: Yesterday at 09:20:57 AM »
Aye, our relegation isn’t getting blocked but a compensation case doesn’t seem beyond the realms of possibility. A dream scenario would be for the takeover to get signed off and then Mike to ask the PL for £900 million because it affected his House of Frazer shares and cheapened the  Donnay name.
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Offline BirtleyMag

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« Reply #19319 on: Yesterday at 09:37:59 AM »
If Ashley got 300 mil in compensation he would probably just let us rot as a championship team knowing he’s already got his money from us and still being able to take the p*as out of us.

Alternatively, he might gamble on getting us back up and the race to 17th place starts again.

Offline Stal

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« Reply #19320 on: Yesterday at 10:00:54 AM »
You have a very unique style of writing manorpark
I'd love to know if he talks like he types.

With air quotes over certain words?

Not taking the p*ss, it's good to have a distinctive style. I can pretty much tell a lot of you by writing style. Please no tests or follow up questions :)

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« Reply #19321 on: Yesterday at 10:24:03 AM »
In which case they will have to pay for our relegation.
Whatever happens Ashley wins. And this time round the club will win with him.

:lol:
I must have missed the part where they forced us to not give Rafa a new contract and instead employ the guy with one of the worst managerial records in the history of English football.

Rafa has no relevance to events that occurred after he left. Ashley had 12 months ago got himself into a position where he could sell the club for the price he wanted. That’s the objective truth.

If Ashley can prove that managers and players turned us down in the past 12 months because of takeover uncertainty, he’s won.
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« Reply #19322 on: Yesterday at 10:28:12 AM »
Appreciate people have different views on whether we’d win a court case against the PL (factoring out relegation for a sec) or whether Ashley would just pocket the money those are all fair views.

But if like me you believe that the PL acted illegally and will eventually lose in the courts if we don’t get the PIF takeover then rest assured that in being relegated we will win and the PL and its clubs will lose massively.
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« Reply #19323 on: Yesterday at 10:32:23 AM »
James man, go back to sleep.

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« Reply #19324 on: Yesterday at 10:41:11 AM »
Later perhaps but I haven’t seen a single constructive post as to why relegation won’t be worse for the PL than it will be for us (assuming the PL acted unlawfully, and Ashley would sell at reduced value if he receives a to. Of compo)
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