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« Reply #5370 on: Saturday, April 24, 2021, 22:11:18 »

Hopefully, the legacy supporters of those PL sides will decide to go and watch/support their local div 4 or NL sides instead.
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« Reply #5371 on: Monday, April 26, 2021, 17:27:02 »

I know we’re all worrying about ourselves at the moment, but there is a very real chance of Derby County doing a Bury.

Don’t know what’s been going on there but it ain’t good.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/feb/25/derby-takeover-silence-and-mounting-debts-how-did-it-come-to-this
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« Reply #5372 on: Monday, April 26, 2021, 20:19:51 »

I know we’re all worrying about ourselves at the moment, but there is a very real chance of Derby County doing a Bury.

Don’t know what’s been going on there but it ain’t good.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/feb/25/derby-takeover-silence-and-mounting-debts-how-did-it-come-to-this

By paying shit loads of money to ex premier league players hoping to score the mother load and pay off the debts.
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« Reply #5373 on: Monday, April 26, 2021, 21:02:33 »

That's dated. They're being bought by some Spanish chap.

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/erik-alonso-derby-county-takeover-5291659

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« Reply #5374 on: Monday, April 26, 2021, 21:31:54 »

Or more likely they've been bought by a Far East consortium fronted by an Indonesian who is himself using the 29-year old Spaniard with little to no experience and very little money of his own as a front man. It could be fine, it might not be.

But you're right the original article is badly out of date. TBF it is from February so it was accurate then.
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« Reply #5375 on: Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 02:18:15 »

The problem is that there are concerns he won’t pass the ‘test’ as the EFL are twitchy about where the money is actually coming from. My link was really about how they got to this point - and that’s with a fan as owner who has put £100m of his own money in!
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« Reply #5376 on: Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 14:53:20 »

Looks like Valencia are on the brink of bankruptcy. Owned by Salford’s very own Peter Lim.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/05/sports/soccer/valencia-peter-lim.html#click=https://t.co/lTorCqEkUM
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« Reply #5377 on: Thursday, May 6, 2021, 07:26:10 »

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The takeover of Derby County is in serious doubt after claims that prospective owner Erik Alonso has attempted to refinance Pride Park in a bid to fund the deal.

Sportsmail has been told that alarm bells are ringing inside the club and there is a realisation that the buyout is unlikely to go through.

Alonso has provided proof of funds — it is not known if this money belonged to him or an associate — but sources say he does not intend to use that to complete the purchase of the Championship club.

What’s also interesting in our current situation is that Alonso also acts as an agent so it seems incredulous that the EFL/FA have even let the buyout get this far.
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« Reply #5378 on: Thursday, May 6, 2021, 13:49:53 »

Here’s an interesting statistic. In games against 7 of the 8 top teams in L1 the piss stains have amassed just 8 points.

STFC have 11.
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« Reply #5379 on: Thursday, May 6, 2021, 15:14:10 »

Here’s an interesting statistic. In games against 7 of the 8 top teams in L1 the piss stains have amassed just 8 points.

STFC have 11.
We should be allowed to swap league places with them on that basis alone!
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« Reply #5380 on: Friday, May 7, 2021, 12:47:31 »

Or more likely they've been bought by a Far East consortium fronted by an Indonesian who is himself using the 29-year old Spaniard with little to no experience and very little money of his own as a front man. It could be fine, it might not be.

But you're right the original article is badly out of date. TBF it is from February so it was accurate then.
Or, in fact, not bought, as it turns out Alonso is as suspected, a massive bullshitter with no money

https://twitter.com/KieranMaguire/status/1390548540498264073

EDIT: apologies to Audrey who it seems has already posted pretty much the same info. AudreyMedia could rival tansmedia for being first off the press!
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« Reply #5381 on: Friday, May 7, 2021, 12:56:33 »

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The takeover of Derby County is in serious doubt after claims that prospective owner Erik Alonso has attempted to refinance Pride Park in a bid to fund the deal.

Alonso has provided proof of funds — it is not known if this money belonged to him or an associate — but sources say he does not intend to use that to complete the purchase of the Championship club.

Isn't this broadly what the Glazers did to buy Man Utd?
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« Reply #5382 on: Friday, May 7, 2021, 13:01:23 »

Pretty much. Raised loans on the club to buy it. What a scam that is!

Apparently since 2013? when the Glazers ‘bought’ Man Utd the loans they used have racked up £833m in interest alone!

Derby are right in it - even if they survive getting relegated tomorrow.
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« Reply #5383 on: Friday, May 7, 2021, 13:12:00 »

Isn't this broadly what the Glazers did to buy Man Utd?
And the Americans who have just bought Burnley with their own (i.e. Burnley's) cash reserves. They've turned a £50m surplus into an £80m debt to finance their takeover
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« Reply #5384 on: Friday, May 7, 2021, 19:59:37 »

Uefa fining 9 of the teams a paltry £1.5m each for the ESL debacle. Pathetic
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