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Author Topic: Xia gone?  (Read 14286 times)

Offline Newby

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Re: Xia gone?
« Reply #105 on: January 08, 2019, 06:26:17 PM »
Very true Brian.  We never saw old Doug wear trainers, although there was that one time when he invented that bicycle kick thingy.

Offline Jon Crofts

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Re: Xia gone?
« Reply #106 on: January 08, 2019, 07:16:43 PM »
Looks like he's finally gone according to companies house.

Not necessarily gone just the fact he is no longer a person with significant control, meaning his shareholding has reduced below a threshold which is probably 25%.

Online kippaxvilla2

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Re: Xia gone?
« Reply #107 on: January 08, 2019, 07:22:38 PM »
My abiding memory of him will be his face as the camera panned to him during the last few minutes of the play off final.  He knew hed gambled, lost and we were spectacularly in the shit.

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Re: Xia gone?
« Reply #108 on: January 08, 2019, 07:30:01 PM »
The old very non PC word to describe that look for someone of his ethnicity was "inscrutable".

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Re: Xia gone?
« Reply #109 on: January 08, 2019, 08:35:33 PM »
We all scruted fairly easily on that occasion though Brian!

Offline JUAN PABLO

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Re: Xia gone?
« Reply #110 on: January 08, 2019, 09:02:30 PM »
shame hes gone . I reckon he would have been a decent left back

Offline Risso

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Re: Xia gone?
« Reply #111 on: January 08, 2019, 11:40:47 PM »
Looks like he's finally gone according to companies house.

Not necessarily gone just the fact he is no longer a person with significant control, meaning his shareholding has reduced below a threshold which is probably 25%.

Correct. It looks like the other two have been issuing shares at the end of last year, which have diluted Xia's holding.  I think that's what the Special Resolutions were probably about last year.

Offline Villafirst

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Re: Xia gone?
« Reply #112 on: January 09, 2019, 06:40:15 AM »
Xia hasn't gone completely. His share ownership has reduced to 25% according to the B'ham Mail.

Offline sid1964

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Re: Xia gone?
« Reply #113 on: January 09, 2019, 06:58:16 AM »
When the 2 main men decide to sell the club, then Xia's shareholding could be worth a few quid!

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Xia gone?
« Reply #114 on: January 09, 2019, 07:00:04 AM »
Didn't Edens say recently it was just part of their strategy for 2019 to gradually reduce Xia's shareholding to the point that he was going to be bought out? Personally I miss his inscrutable hieroglyphics shit - nothing else mind.

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Re: Xia gone?
« Reply #115 on: January 09, 2019, 08:03:35 AM »
shame hes gone . I reckon he would have been a decent left back

What? In those shoes?

Offline Concrete Tom

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Re: Xia gone?
« Reply #116 on: January 09, 2019, 09:50:46 AM »
My abiding memory of him will be his face as the camera panned to him during the last few minutes of the play off final.  He knew hed gambled, lost and we were spectacularly in the shit.

Does anyone have a video of this reaction? I have searched and cannot find it. We were at Wembley so unable to watch it live.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Xia gone?
« Reply #117 on: January 09, 2019, 10:56:07 AM »
Very true Brian.  We never saw old Doug wear trainers, although there was that one time when he invented that bicycle kick thingy.

I saw Doug playing in full Villa kit and football boots for a ten to fifteen minute cameo appearance in a daytime charity game at Villa Park in the mid eighties. I think it was a Sunday morning around 1986 and may have been a charity warm up game before the first team played an Australian national team. I think Nigel Spink played at centre forward in the same game and scored a couple.

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Re: Xia gone?
« Reply #118 on: January 09, 2019, 11:59:19 AM »
My abiding memory of him will be his face as the camera panned to him during the last few minutes of the play off final.  He knew hed gambled, lost and we were spectacularly in the shit.

Does anyone have a video of this reaction? I have searched and cannot find it. We were at Wembley so unable to watch it live.

If not, google Youtube for someone shitting their pants and imagine them doing it in a bad suit.

Offline pauliewalnuts

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Re: Xia gone?
« Reply #119 on: January 09, 2019, 12:34:23 PM »
My abiding memory of him will be his face as the camera panned to him during the last few minutes of the play off final.  He knew hed gambled, lost and we were spectacularly in the shit.

Does anyone have a video of this reaction? I have searched and cannot find it. We were at Wembley so unable to watch it live.

If not, google Youtube for someone shitting their pants and imagine them doing it in a bad suit.

Google jar squatter for an idea of how it would have felt to him

PLEASE DO NOT GOOGLE JAR SQUATTER IF YOU ARE AT WORK OR IN A POSITION WHERE YOU CAN NOT VIEW EXTREMELY NSFW MATERIAL

If you do, you'll also need to order yourself some mind bleach