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The Takeover & the future

Discussion in 'Sunderland' started by alan reed, Jul 24, 2020.

  1. Wackyjacky

    Wackyjacky Well-Known Member

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    Anybody like to give an update please as been over in Amsterdam for the cricket since last week? What's this about a share adjustment, have things moved on since last week? The last I heard was about the TFT lot but that seemed to be a non-starter.
     
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  2. Smug in Boots

    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    Once the Mods told them not to post off topic, and stop attacks on other posters, there wasn't a post for two hours <laugh>
     
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  3. Oliver's Army

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    Tremendous stuff. What a score in that first match. Looked absolutely superb
     
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  4. Wackyjacky

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    Yeah it was great to watch but also a total mismatch but we need to play these types of games to raise the profile of the game in the associate countries. Bumped into a canny few MLF's there, good to see.
     
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  5. AirportWatch

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    Interesting snippet from an article back in March from Bob Radcliffe from buying a club in our league. Doesn't seem like they were interested then, unless something has changed.

    The Championship? 'I know Matthew Benham at Brentford a bit and I take my hat off to him. He's done great things but it's tough to do and not on our radar at the moment.'

    AW.
     
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  6. Oliver's Army

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    It certainly was a mismatch. I'd have liked to see us bat first in the second game and smash them about again. I bet they had to order more balls for the second match. <laugh>
     
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  7. Smug in Boots

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    Excellent post mate, no bull and to the point.
     
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  8. John Wick

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    Can I just ask, and I'm not for one minute disbelieving anyone, but what happened to "it's done"? Now other parties are being mentioned. Could it be there's multiple people wanting a piece of the pie, 10 percent here, 15 there etc?
     
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  9. ab65

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    Bloke had and still has an excellent reputation at Atkins but there’s no getting away from it he’s not come across very well in the bits we’ve heard since he arrived.
    Even more so given that he’s from the area.
     
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  10. Smug in Boots

    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to have to take a lot more care with the terminology in future.

    I've been guilty of being carried away at times tbh.

    I was told Donald had agreed a deal and was happy to sell.

    Unfortunately that's just the start of the due diligence/EFL checks/proof of funds procedure.

    It's not actually the end game, it's not even the start of the end ...

    ... just the start of the beginning.

    I'll take more care with what I say in future.
     
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  11. John Wick

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    I'm not sure why you think it's you that I was asking mate. it was pretty much common knowledge they were out the door and new folk were coming in mate. Things constantly change, I know that. I just wouldn't mind a no nonsense pre and full season. lol
     
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  12. Confucius

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    Aye but in a totally different field mate. He didn’t need to sell tickets or bobble hats.
     
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  13. Smug in Boots

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    I'm just in a bit of a reflective mood and concerned that I've mislead people. I'm told all sorts from all sorts of people and don't always sort the wheat from the chaff.

    It preys on my mind at times like this.
     
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  14. samwise_new

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    i am thinking the 'problems' are down to 4 people holding various shares, two that we know like to move the goalposts when a deal is close...we are talking money that most people can not imagine never mind ever have and the people that do have such money like to have plenty of assurances and a good deal for them before they part with any, i guess this could go a few ways yet.

    i agree with others though, it would be nice just to head into pre-season with everything sorted for a change, seems a long time since we could say that.
     
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  15. nomad cat

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    you post in the very best of faith......what is taken from it is entirely our own responsibility
     
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  16. Bob the Mackem

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    Terminology, in this kind of deal is important, the deal has been agreed, (done) however i understand there is only legal's to complete, i sold my farmhouse 6 years ago, it took 3 month just on legal's, so if we are patient all will be completed quickly. in relative terms.
    The 2 have handed back all the stuff that is club owned last week, so it is near, i think less than 3 weeks.
     
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  17. Smug in Boots

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    This is where I've legged myself up in the past.

    When I'm told, by an actual buyer, that it's a done deal I should keep my mouth shut.

    What these people don't realise is that a throwaway comment, from them, is picked up by me as the truth.

    I only have myself to blame.
     
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  18. Bob the Mackem

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    mate don't worry about it. what we give is what we are told or find out.
     
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  19. FellTop

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    Excellent news mate. If they have handed back all club stuff then there cant be many more solid signs they are gone, in spirit if not yet in body.
     
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  20. Jarca

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    No need to take any blame mate, deals can change at the drop of the hat
     
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