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« Reply #540 on: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 13:08:37 »

I have heard that Bristol Rovers are actively looking for a new owner with current owner Wael al-Qadi having lost interest ala Andrew Black and refusing new team investment funding.
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« Reply #541 on: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 13:50:50 »

I have heard that Bristol Rovers are actively looking for a new owner with current owner Wael al-Qadi having lost interest ala Andrew Black and refusing new team investment funding.
Difference being that Black actually put some in in the first place.
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« Reply #542 on: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 14:07:29 »

Thought about putting this in the "What's right with football" thread (the bit about the Stevenage owner selling 12% of the shares to fans to raise funds for investment in the squad), but on balance the article is more about how utterly fucked the finances of lower league football are so probably belongs more in here (or the "What's wrong" thread, I guess)

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jun/11/sustainable-efl-club-stevenage-chairman-luck-selling-fans-football
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« Reply #543 on: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 14:08:56 »

Difference being that Black actually put some in in the first place.
True that, rather than just saying he would as has happened at the gas, when all he wanted was the development rights of the Mem.
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« Reply #544 on: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 14:21:16 »

Thought about putting this in the "What's right with football" thread (the bit about the Stevenage owner selling 12% of the shares to fans to raise funds for investment in the squad), but on balance the article is more about how utterly fucked the finances of lower league football are so probably belongs more in here (or the "What's wrong" thread, I guess)

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jun/11/sustainable-efl-club-stevenage-chairman-luck-selling-fans-football
Hes valuing a pissy little L2 club at nearly 10m? No wonder Powers hanging on at SN1.
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« Reply #545 on: Thursday, June 13, 2019, 12:40:06 »

Looks like Bolton could be about to emerge from administration with new owners:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48622014

And Blackpool too:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48616207

Let's hope they're both a bit better than the last lot
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« Reply #546 on: Thursday, June 13, 2019, 12:57:47 »

Looks like Bolton could be about to emerge from administration with new owners:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48622014

And Blackpool too:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48616207

Let's hope they're both a bit better than the last lot

It will be interesting to see the players Bolton can attract when they are sorted due to the extra points deduction hanging over them, which surely would put them in L2 the following season
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« Reply #547 on: Thursday, June 13, 2019, 15:23:57 »

Blackpool takeover confirmed. A guy who grew up supporting the club and (seemingly) has its interests at heart. Wonder how much discount he got for inheriting their dogs dinner of a training ground!

https://www.blackpoolfc.co.uk/news/2019/june/club-statement-new-owner/
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« Reply #548 on: Thursday, June 13, 2019, 21:49:46 »

The Vegans have had their new stadium rejected by the council again, don't think it'll be long before Mr Egotricity walls away in a strop, that'll then be the end of them.
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« Reply #549 on: Friday, June 14, 2019, 15:33:04 »

It will be interesting to see the players Bolton can attract when they are sorted due to the extra points deduction hanging over them, which surely would put them in L2 the following season
They'll need to start attracting some quickly. Only six senior pros currently left, according to the Times today
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« Reply #550 on: Friday, June 14, 2019, 15:57:18 »

They'll need to start attracting some quickly. Only six senior pros currently left, according to the Times today
8 according to Wiki but that can change daily.

Didn't we have only about 4 contracted 1st team players when PdC took over following our relegation and still did pretty well the following season?

Could be difficult to attract players with that 12 point deduction over their head, but saying that with a good run they could be on positive points by September.
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« Reply #551 on: Friday, June 14, 2019, 16:44:14 »

Didn't we have only about 4 contracted 1st team players when PdC took over following our relegation and still did pretty well the following season?
Maybe but (again according to the Times), the new owners are guaranteeing a 1m recruitment budget. That's not going to fund a Di Canio style "throw enough shit at the wall and some of it might stick" recruitment splurge
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« Reply #552 on: Friday, June 14, 2019, 16:52:52 »

Maybe but (again according to the Times), the new owners are guaranteeing a 1m recruitment budget. That's not going to fund a Di Canio style "throw enough shit at the wall and some of it might stick" recruitment splurge
There will always be jobbing football mercenaries willing to play one season on good lower league wages as they near the end of their careers.
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« Reply #553 on: Friday, June 14, 2019, 17:13:25 »

There will always be jobbing football mercenaries willing to play one season on good lower league wages as they near the end of their careers.

A 1 million recruitment budget will get them a ball boy and a tea lady
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« Reply #554 on: Friday, June 14, 2019, 17:21:31 »

A 1 million recruitment budget will get them a ball boy and a tea lady
Youth mixed with experience, I like it.
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