The Takeover & the future

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  1. sad-eyed prophet

    sad-eyed prophet Well-Known Member

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    Well done marra....and to you and yours! It always feels good to belong in this fantastic group! It's not unique,but it's definately special!!
     
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  2. Billy Batts

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    Magnus Magnus, wherefor art thou Magnus?
     
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  3. Confucius

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    This KLD fella is cleverer than most people think. He’s making our ITKs look like know **** all’s, it’s a ploy I tell thee.
     
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  4. Julio

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    I would of agreed had it not been in The Athletic. Plus the lads who get bits on here same to be suggesting the same aswell
     
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  5. TopCat_SMB

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    I can see it now
    1 hour before kick off the takeover is announce, KLD does an interview and sets out his ambitious plans for the club
    Johnson picks strongest possible team and we all watch on SKY, roaring our team on with the prospect of Silverware realistic

    Sunderland 0-2 Lincoln

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  6. SAFC2403

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    Its the Sunderland way.

    Either that or going all the way and winning it without any fans being there to see it!!
     
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  7. TopCat_SMB

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    Option 3 - win tonight, get to Wembley. lose to a James Vaughan stunner on 90+6 mins
     
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  8. sad-eyed prophet

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    It's a ploy! He might be clever,but this is not being handled very well.
     
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  9. samwise_new

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    in the words of Mr Lennon...

    :emoticon-0159-musici'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round...:emoticon-0159-music
     
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  10. Roppa

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    Not being arsey or owt but interested in why and what, and by who, you think isn’t being handled well m8?
     
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  11. Southern Adam

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    Personally I don't think its being handled badly at all.

    However I don't personally understand why KLD would wait to announce until he's got other appointments sorted. I understand the argument completely, just don't necesarily agree with it. I think the benefits of announcing outweigh the benefits of waiting to announce with extra people on board.

    If anything, announcing now and then bringing on new people in a month actually spreads out the good news over a longer period.

    That's why I think there's a reason they can't announce yet rather than don't want to. Either that its still with the EFL or there are changes to the deal which is causing more paperwork (and these would likely be positive changes rather than negative seeing KLD has all the leverage).

    But if they are waiting to announce everything at once, I can see the logic even if I don't agree with it. Doesn't mean it's being handled badly.
     
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  12. Nacho

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    I don't think it reflects badly on the club or Dreyfus, but it does seem unusual for a new owner to have taken over in every practical sense and be seen running the club day to day with no official announcement.

    It doesn't bother me much but it is slightly frustrating.
     
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  13. Evil Jimmy Krankie

    Evil Jimmy Krankie Well-Known Member

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    And once it’s announced, in the words of Mr Ronald Belford Scott...
    :emoticon-0159-music Hey mama, look at me, I’m on my way to the promised land...:emoticon-0159-music
     
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  14. Ozzymac

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    In response to the bolded part...

    Have you seen the way some of our fans carry on? If the takeover was announced and he made a statement as to the lomg term plans and structure and failed to get a senior position filled with a suitable candidate, how long do you think it would take for the pitchfork brigade to be out in force?

    I understand and appreciate why he wants his ducks in a row before making any form of announcement.
     
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  15. Southern Adam

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    I don't disagree.

    But a statement announcing the takeover saying that they expect to fill Head of Recruitment and Head of Academy positions in the next few weeks wouldn't be a problem.

    Frankly there isn't a senior vacancy above that at the club. There isn't the need for anybody new, so there's not much to get up in arms about. Anybody else / new coming in would be a cherry on top.

    We have a hands on KLD in charge, with Rodwell and Davison on non playing stuff and Speakman and Johnson on playing stuff. Bring in an academy guy and a recruitment guy and that's all we need.

    So whilst I get your point - I still don't think it's right.
     
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  16. Ozzymac

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    And what sort of negativity would they open themselves up for if those appointments didn't eventuate within the next few weeks?

    Lets be honest. The only reason people are wanting an announcement is to be sure that SD is gone. The photos from the other day, the appointments that have been made, the payment of a transfer fee all point to it being done. If waters falling from the sky outside, i don't need someone to announce that it's raining :emoticon-0105-wink:
     
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  17. Southern Adam

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    I also don't think that either of those appointments are hinging on the takeover. He appointed a manager and a Sporting Director, and signed players, before an announcement. I'm struggling to see why those appointments haven't been made - I don't think they're linked to the takeover.

    I still just think it will be announced as soon as they actually can.
     
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  18. Rhys Lincoln

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    Definitely can see them renaming the stadium after there business
     
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  19. Southern Adam

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    It's a sensible way of getting around FFP rules. They may wait until we are in the championship to do something like that though, to inject more capital into the club and allow them to invest.
     
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  20. nandossonicsauce

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    Might just be waiting for the tattoo parlours to reopen so he can show his FTM tattoo on his bollocks at his 1st press conference
     
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