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Author Topic: Tony’s Statement.  (Read 150099 times)

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #1725 on: July 17, 2018, 02:49:17 PM »


Does anybody with even the vaguest of ITK links think we'll honestly get taken over this summer ?

I'm praying so but i refuse to let myself get too excited

The club is being heavily pushed for sale.  It's almost a case of having to, to be honest, as the alternatives don't really bear thinking about.
If they start trading for cash then the FFP situation will get even worse and where ADmin and the points deduction looks like a soft landing.
The worse case scenario is where they trade for cash and go into Admin, then we are in scorched earth territory.
As Risso says it does not bear thinking about.

Offline TheMalandro

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #1726 on: July 17, 2018, 03:10:52 PM »
I haven't looked at the FFP at all, but could you in theory pawn the Stadium? Have a buy back option and lease it for 5-10 years?

I realise it a bonkers idea, and it would need a big incentive for the investor.


Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #1727 on: July 17, 2018, 03:22:06 PM »
I thought Dr Death didn't want to sell?

I could see him on one of these channel 4 programmes in the future, countdown of the worlds most heinous doctors, Dr Crippen, Dr Shipman, Dr Xia, etc...

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #1728 on: July 17, 2018, 03:37:32 PM »
can someone explain in layman's terms this doomsday trading for cash scenario?

Offline Des Little

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #1729 on: July 17, 2018, 05:06:08 PM »
I've just read that Bournemouth are planning to spend £57M on two players.  I'm close to tears.

Offline sirlordbaltimore

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #1730 on: July 17, 2018, 05:13:57 PM »
I've just read that Bournemouth are planning to spend £57M on two players.  I'm close to tears.

Fingers crossed it's Jedi and Birkir

Offline cheltenhamlion

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #1731 on: July 17, 2018, 05:25:17 PM »


Does anybody with even the vaguest of ITK links think we'll honestly get taken over this summer ?

I'm praying so but i refuse to let myself get too excited

Yes.

Offline Des Little

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #1732 on: July 17, 2018, 05:29:44 PM »
Am I the only person thinking that Simon Jordan's unusual twitter silence is a sign of something possibly happening?  And I don't mean his phone is broken.

Offline Chris Smith

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #1733 on: July 17, 2018, 05:39:59 PM »
Am I the only person thinking that Simon Jordan's unusual twitter silence is a sign of something possibly happening?  And I don't mean his phone is broken.

Either that or he’s on holiday.  Brean Sands Pontins would be my guess.

Online kippaxvilla2

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #1734 on: July 17, 2018, 05:48:20 PM »
I would be interested to know just what questions are raised when looking to establish if a prospective buyer fulfils the "fit and proper person" criteria

I would imagine that there's not much more to it than some sort of solvency test, and no outstanding war crimes tribunals at The Hague.
I don't think they set the bar that high. Honestly, give a dog a bad name....

He had to demonstrate that he could cover the operating costs for two seasons.  Which he did.

Offline Clampy

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #1735 on: July 17, 2018, 06:03:57 PM »
Am I the only person thinking that Simon Jordan's unusual twitter silence is a sign of something possibly happening?  And I don't mean his phone is broken.

Either that or he’s on holiday.  Brean Sands Pontins would be my guess.

I popped in there last year for a quick look round for the first time in years. It was horrendous.

Offline cheltenhamlion

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #1736 on: July 17, 2018, 06:26:09 PM »
Am I the only person thinking that Simon Jordan's unusual twitter silence is a sign of something possibly happening?  And I don't mean his phone is broken.

Either that or he’s on holiday.  Brean Sands Pontins would be my guess.

I popped in there last year for a quick look round for the first time in years. It was horrendous.

We did the same a few weeks back as our van is down the road in Burnham. They have smartened it up a bit.

Offline andyh

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #1737 on: July 17, 2018, 06:26:15 PM »
On twitter from someone called derek o’leary An independent football reporter.

Hearing nothing from the #AVFC end unfortunately. Transfer interests are playing second fiddle to investor negotiations, but hearing that situation should be settled by Friday. Major board meeting with Xia scheduled tomorrow AM.

Online Chinchilla Bathhouse

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #1738 on: July 17, 2018, 06:29:39 PM »
Am I the only person thinking that Simon Jordan's unusual twitter silence is a sign of something possibly happening?  And I don't mean his phone is broken.

Either that or he’s on holiday.  Brean Sands Pontins would be my guess.

I popped in there last year for a quick look round for the first time in years. It was horrendous.

It is, he'd be mad to go there. He'll have gone to the one at Prestatyn.

Online PaulWinch again

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #1739 on: July 17, 2018, 06:43:34 PM »


Does anybody with even the vaguest of ITK links think we'll honestly get taken over this summer ?

I'm praying so but i refuse to let myself get too excited

Yes.

Confidence level?