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Offline alijmitchell

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Re: Various: Mike Ashley in talks with Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan
« Reply #24226 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:17:29 am »
I’m sad but not at all surprised to wake up to this being calmed down. I know people made reasonable points last night, but I still think it’s just media war s**** trying to force Rafa to sign/give a reason to the fans as to why he didn’t stay. I can’t see how it’s that hard to cook up a story based on a very very thin sliver of truth (that a man in the Middle East wants to buy a club). I’m not gonna bother checking today.

Offline xLiaaamx

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« Reply #24227 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:19:23 am »
We don't get anything good. Ashley's here for the rest of his life.

Offline STM

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« Reply #24228 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:20:01 am »
Absolute horseshit.
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Offline Menace

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« Reply #24229 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:20:14 am »
Rafa's definitely off.
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Offline OCK

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« Reply #24230 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:23:07 am »
Will be replaced by Rafa Bin E-tez

Offline Charlies

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« Reply #24231 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:23:53 am »
Ryder: Nobody has denied the possibility of a takeover at this stage of the £350million price tag that was reported by the Sun late on Sunday evening.

Would the club sources actually confirm the sale before, let's say the FA has concluded the fit & proper person test? Still think there could be more to this than the usual s****.

Offline Robster

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« Reply #24232 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:28:16 am »
These journos ffs. Last night, they didn't have a sniff of what was going on. But now suddenly they are back to their sources (who didn't have any clue either before) and now claim to know everything. They can f*** off like. No one has a clue what's going on.
Completely agree. It's comical how they suddenly all know what is happening. :lol:
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Offline Dokko

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« Reply #24233 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:30:15 am »
Ryder knows f*** all. He’s just pouring cold water on it as he’s nowt better to do. He’s lost the exclusive edge so heading his bets on it not coming off so he can act like he knew something.

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« Reply #24234 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:31:47 am »
The worse the situation, the greater the distraction. Probably why this 'feels different'. If you haven't already, prepare yourself for Rafa leaving.

Offline SuperFlat

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« Reply #24235 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:32:24 am »
Ryder knows f*** all. He’s just pouring cold water on it as he’s nowt better to do. He’s lost the exclusive edge so heading his bets on it not coming off so he can act like he knew something.

He’ll have been told this by the club, like. Other outlets reporting the same word for word. This is how journalism works.

Offline gdm

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« Reply #24236 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:34:39 am »
The sun have changed their tune. It’s now ‘potential new owner’  Fuckin c***s

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Online Dinho lad

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« Reply #24237 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:34:55 am »
WHAT THE f*** IS GOING ON??


Offline sempuki

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« Reply #24238 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:35:02 am »
The worse the situation, the greater the distraction. Probably why this 'feels different'. If you haven't already, prepare yourself for Rafa leaving.
Classic Ashley.

Offline LV

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« Reply #24239 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:36:22 am »
Bit worrying that Rafa’s camp allegedly know nothing about this.

Surely if a serious bid then they would have made contact with Rafa already, especially if they want to keep him as is being reported.

There’s a whiff of Bishop about all this, what with the leak coming on a Sunday night before a bank holiday when everyone’s p*ssed and gullible.

Offline Charlies

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« Reply #24240 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:37:30 am »
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« Reply #24241 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:38:03 am »
Bit worrying that Rafa’s camp allegedly know nothing about this.

Surely if a serious bid then they would have made contact with Rafa already, especially if they want to keep him as is being reported.

There’s a whiff of Bishop about all this, what with the leak coming on a Sunday night before a bank holiday when everyone’s p*ssed and gullible.

:sadnod: No way it wouldn't have come up in the contract talks if it was serious.

Offline Si

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« Reply #24242 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:39:41 am »
Weird time to leak it unless Rafa is off and they are trying to spin it.
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« Reply #24243 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:41:20 am »
Had a first date last night which I thought went well. Came home to the takeover news. Wake up to no takeover and a standard ‘just not compatible’ message. This f***ing club  :lol:  :lol:

Offline gdm

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« Reply #24244 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:41:28 am »
Sick of this club. Nothing good ever happens. Fully expect Rafa to go too

Offline toon25

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« Reply #24245 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:41:34 am »
Wonder what the Sheik thinks of being used as a PR stunt

Offline godzilla

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« Reply #24246 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:41:49 am »
Ryder knows f*** all. He’s just pouring cold water on it as he’s nowt better to do. He’s lost the exclusive edge so heading his bets on it not coming off so he can act like he knew something.

He’ll have been told this by the club, like. Other outlets reporting the same word for word. This is how journalism works.

The bloke is an absolute fraud of a journalist. His so called sources must be absolutely s*** as he didn't have a scooby about anything. All that's happened is that the club have had to say there have been talks due to the media frenzy as nothing would be remotely confirmed until the papers have been sent to the Football League and their approval given.

Offline morpeth mag

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« Reply #24247 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:42:15 am »
MA backed into a corner by Rafa. Gets Bishop to plant an article using his classy contacts with the aim of flushing out other potential buyers and giving him time to not deal with Rafa.

Offline Klaus

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« Reply #24248 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:42:16 am »
Had a first date last night which I thought went well. Came home to the takeover news. Wake up to no takeover and a standard ‘just not compatible’ message. This f***ing club  :lol:  :lol:
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Offline morla84

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« Reply #24249 on: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:42:33 am »
Wonder if they'll ever run out of rich people to create fake takeover links with during transfer windows