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    Default Swiss bid led by Billionaires!

    From tomorrow's Mail....

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/foo....html?ITO=1490

    Very interesting

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    Yes please!

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    I can't take much more of this!!!!

    Please god let it be true but how many times can us Southampyon fans be built up only to be smashed back down a again!!

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    Ya beat me to it! :-)

    This could be great for us if it goes through......
    Last edited by Wildgoose; 04-07-2009 at 08:08 PM. Reason: spelling

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    !!!! :d:d:d:d

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    So we've got rid of a d!ck and are getting a willi.....

    Bring it on!

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    Is it wrong to be excited?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee_saint View Post
    Is it wrong to be excited?
    Definitely not!

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    Somebody on here mentioned Liebherr last week. It was probably just a guess but if it's true, good-times.

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    Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please

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    Does sound quite promising *gulp*.

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    Nice cranes, wine coolers and hotels...

    http://www.liebherr.com/lh/en/default_lh.asp
    Last edited by VectisSaint; 04-07-2009 at 08:20 PM.

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    They'll do, I suppose. :-\"

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    so we could become one of the richest clubs in the country if takeover is complete???............please please let this happen

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    More worringly...

    The Swiss have apparently been around for 4 or more weeks. Total confidentiality and professionalism and strict NDA's.

    Which begs the question what FOOKIN IDIOT has leaked their name to the Mail

    IF they wanted confidentiality either some moron at the club needs to be fired immediately OR their competitors have leaked it.

    Now THAT worries me more than my original analysis of who is friends with Seymour Pierce...

    MB - this gets more worrying - Seymour Pierce then the name published in....
    The Daily Mail

    Somebody better book St Richmond in for therapy quick

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    Wow!

    I await the links indicating their hobbies, links to Southampton, non-links to MJ, MF and RL, rich people's toys, and inside leg measurements.

    Please God there won't we any sh*t for GM to unearth.

    This is going to cause a run on F5 keys - get yours while you still can!

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    ****ing brilliant. and it's not dirty money either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee_saint View Post
    Is it wrong to be excited?
    Not wrong but a little previous, knowing our luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sotonjoe View Post
    ****ing brilliant. and it's not dirty money either!
    Think you'll find construction equipment gets pretty dirty

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaSaint View Post
    Wow!

    I await the links indicating their hobbies, links to Southampton, non-links to MJ, MF and RL, rich people's toys, and inside leg measurements.

    Please God there won't we any sh*t for GM to unearth.

    This is going to cause a run on F5 keys - get yours while you still can!
    You forgot the ear lobes!

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    I am moist with excitement over this possible deal going through.
    Please god make this happen.

    Ok,does'nt mean they will pump millions and millions into squad building,but things will look a hell of a lot rosier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubai_phil View Post
    Think you'll find construction equipment gets pretty dirty
    Most good workers get themselves and their tools dirty. (Oooerrr Missus!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by VectisSaint View Post
    Nice cranes, wine coolers and hotels...

    http://www.liebherr.com/lh/en/default_lh.asp
    I had dealings with their Aerospace division in a previous job.

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    I hate these mirages on the horizon, I just want one of them to be real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alain Perrin View Post
    So we've got rid of a d!ck and are getting a willi.....

    Bring it on!
    Let's hope we are not being pr!ck-teased again...really want this deal through and united as a fanbase again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubai_phil View Post
    Think you'll find construction equipment gets pretty dirty
    arf arf

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    ...remember the Mail get sued for more lies than any other paper....but hey...I'm going to believe it for tonight....

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    If it was'nt for pinnicle they might have bought us weeks ago

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    Would tie in with what Solent said re the wealth (billionaires) as soon as they entered the frame.

    Wonder if the Harris "overseas" group can compete with these?

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    better than nothing 'spose

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    Blimey, the Liebherr family are BIG.

    Like the Quandt family (owners of BMW) in Germany.

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    It should be chucked out unless MLT is the chairman.

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    I've always said you won't find a better crane than a Liebherr. Seriously, straight up'n'down mon.

    I'd love it if this was true, love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Charlie View Post
    Would tie in with what Solent said re the wealth (billionaires) as soon as they entered the frame.

    Wonder if the Harris "overseas" group can compete with these?


    I believe this is Harris' group,as stated in the link at the top of the thread,Kieth Harris of Seymour Pearce.Correct me if i'm wrong,i'm sure someone will pretty sharpish.

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    I've got a Liebherr fridge and it's awesome!!

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    PLEASE dont let this be a false dawn! i have that horrible optimism again...

    COYR!!!

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    I did mention this about 4 weeks ago and was dimissed. I hope those people are ready to apologise come Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint lard View Post
    [/b]

    I believe this is Harris' group,as stated in the link at the top of the thread,Kieth Harris of Seymour Pearce.Correct me if i'm wrong,i'm sure someone will pretty sharpish.
    Er, the article says quite clearly that the Liebherr bid is not the Keith Harris bid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fan The Flames View Post
    I hate these mirages on the horizon, I just want one of them to be real.
    Dare to dream

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0-um0pHTAg

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    Good grief........ the rollercoaster ride is in the ascendency yet again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadeem Hardison View Post
    I did mention this about 4 weeks ago and was dimissed. I hope those people are ready to apologise come Monday.
    I'll do it now...

    I'm sorry you got the timings so badly wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjii View Post
    I'd love it if this was true, love it.
    Keegan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint lard View Post
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    I believe this is Harris' group,as stated in the link at the top of the thread,Kieth Harris of Seymour Pearce.Correct me if i'm wrong,i'm sure someone will pretty sharpish.
    Ah ok, Im confused as to how many groups there are. I thought thw Swiss was separate to another "Overseas bid" which has been linked to Monaco. This bid is using Harris' expertise. I thought the Swiss was another separate bid? Maybe Im wrong.


    A billionaire Swiss family and a group led by football deal maker Keith Harris are battling to rescue League One Southampton from oblivion and make them one of the richest clubs in English football.
    The identity of the potential owners being advised by investment banker Harris is unknown, but sources on the south coast revealed that the Swiss interest is backed by the Liebherr Group.
    Suggests two separate groups.

    Hopefully the Swiss are as serious as they seem and we can enjoy being the 5th richest club in England

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    The Swiss whoever they are have conducted themselves superbly during the takeover process unlike a few other chancers who promised much & delivered **** all. I will look forward to hearing from them if & when they are successful which I hope they are.
    Liebherr are a world renowned brand & this would be a very exciting deal for us if true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee_saint View Post
    Is it wrong to be excited?
    Depends if you're in a nursery or the annual Swedish wet-teeshirt competition

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    Think this one is near to the truth as they do have connections to the city and it goes with what "those people who talk" have been saying.
    It would explain why people like John and Rasiak are still here, however does not quite fit with what Wotte said about Thomas, maybe they did not say they would pump millions in? Guess time will tell how much of all of these rumours are true and how many are bull****.
    But please god for the love of christ let this be true. It just makes me even more angry that we had a month with a bunch of muppets in Pinnacle wasting time, they could of almost put us down for the count.
    So monday we should know then, finally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjii View Post
    Er, the article says quite clearly that the Liebherr bid is not the Keith Harris bid.
    Actually it doesn't. You have to read it twice to figure it out. Crap sentence construction by the Mail.

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    This sounds great....but i wont be getting carried away....just yet we know where that's got us in the past.

    Southampton should be attracting this level of investment though, as a city and a club we've been underachieving for years - but with the right investment and management we could be extremely successful Im sure the Swiss know that.

    and also....this ties in with the ''Global name'' or something alone those lines - which Fry stated when he first took control.

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    If true may account for the actions/non actions of people around the club?

    MW turns down a job in Egypt. Flight was booked for 1st July.

    MS working for nothing.

    KD stalling signing for West Ham.

    SJ looking for new contract.

    Other players out of contract not rushing to leave.

    I know just rubbish conspiracy theories.

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