Serious takeover talk

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  1. Sheep Farmer

    Sheep Farmer Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, can't trawl the whole of the later part of this thread but have the Sun now said it's back on or have I misunderstood?
     
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  2. Chunksafc

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    Haven't you seen the massive queue of multi millionaires and billionaires waiting in line to take over league one and two clubs?

    And before anyone says about its because of who we are, I didnt see many looking Bolton, who it could be argued have the same standing historically as us
     
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    Basically don’t listen or read the sun let our club deal with things
    Safc will tell the su nowt
     
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  4. West Winger

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    The gist of their story is that Donald wants £50 million for the club then if we get promoted he wants £15 million as a “bonus” for getting to the championship and £25 million if we go to the Premier League. He said the whole article was riddled with lies, and defamatory.
     
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  5. Nads

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    I think he absolutely hoped on promotion last season, but that would have been ahead of the plan.

    Remember, very few of us, the fans ‘expected’ to go up last year mate, it was as the season developed we felt we could (and we should have).

    Grigg has been a disaster, but very few could have seen that, indeed he found the money to pay the biggest fee ever in this league, only with hindsight was that a bad move.

    The reality is now we have to bring in lesser players to keep that balance on the wages and that is the killer. The big issue at the club, I think we can all agree, is scouting and recruitment, that’s been a disaster.

    Too many of the same players in midfield, not enough of anything up front.

    On the business side, they’ve done a fair job.
     
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    This being the case then it is the opposite of everything which he has continually claimed to be the reason he is in it, i.e. wanting the best for the club. These were his words. The **** he is now getting may be due to the fact that it appears he is not putting the club at the forefront but his own personal gain, if what you say is indeed his way of thinking.
     
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  7. Sheep Farmer

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    Thanks marra, saved me a lot of time !
     
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  8. Nads

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    He’s a businessman mate.

    He can want what’s best for the club but still see it as a business opportunity.

    He didn’t buy the club for the craic.

    If I owned a club other than Sunderland (he’s an oxford fan, remember), and all was nice and ticking over, then I could quadruple my money, I’d bust my bollocks to make that happen.

    Anyone would. Remember we have this emotional attachment and he doesn’t. It doesn’t mean someone’s lied or mislead, sometimes things just change.
     
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  9. Nads

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    Aye only yesterday I seen Bill Gates in the chippy in Seaburn.
     
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  10. Bexinio

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    Aye he was with the Sultan of Brunei I think
     
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    Said from day one when we were linked with Grigg he would be a shambles but thats just my guess and im bitterly disappointed I predicted right. As for sorting the club out I just feel it was absolutely necessary for anyone that was at the helm to do, so I don't believe he was an master negotiator and only a genius like him could have done it.

    I take no pleasure in taking a pop at him mate I just can't see what some of you lads see. One thing for sure is he has a big BIG few months ahead of him. Let's hope he gets it right and falls into place.
     
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  12. Nads

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    We can all agree on that mate.

    For the record I don’t think the sun shines out his arse, and I agree, others could have stepped up and done it.

    Facts are, they didn’t, and he did, and for that he deserves credit. There wasn’t a queue of buyers, indeed most were running, screaming, away from the place.
     
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  13. Clint Eastwood

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    Absolutely mate. As I say it's nothing personal, i just think it's all the years of constantly being kicked in the plums has me very cautious and maybe quite bitter to the situation as a whole.
     
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    I would just chill out lads, the club seems to have closed ranks now and nothing really is coming out newsworthy. As for anything said in The Sun should be treat as pure Bollocks much like the rest of their stories. Just wait and see what happens, nothing we can do, speculation is meaningless without something to back it up...which lets face it, is thin on the ground now. Que sera sera
     
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  15. Nads

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    Understandable. And I think the sheer scale of the prospect has brought a few irrational thoughts which has been whipped up into a cyclone.

    I’ve said before, none of us where talking about a takeover until it looked like it was happening, but now it’s slowed down and it’s armageddon?

    Bonkers ain’t it?
     
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    I think the **** he is now getting is due to his overuse of social media and from day 1 trying to be all things to all fans. Its come back to haunt him.
    I have certain misgivings about him and I have no issue with him making a few bob.
    Problem is he has given the the fans the impression that he is and will be an open book and that he is Mr Altruism. He is neither of those things, never was and never will be. He has made a rod for his own back and now he is being beaten with it and consequently cant take the pain.
    I dont know how this pans out, but I suggest that his retort about defamation and lies etc ie a dig at both the sun and mad. In this 3 dog fight he is chihuahua fighting an american bull terrier and a british bull terrier.
    Lots of bad metaphors in that lot
     
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    Nixon looks like he’s covering his tracks now so looks as though he’s jumped the gun with whatever news he was told.
     
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    Whats he said like?
     
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    Basically he knows nowt it’s all speculation
     
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    This
     
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