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    Default Mr Cortese

    Has anyone ever written him a polite letter and then recieved a reply? IF you have did it take very long for
    his responce to arrive?

    Please don't hijack this thread with stupid remarks, I am not trying to get yet another debate going
    between those who like him and those who don't.

    Also please remember that as this is my 3rd post today I am unable to respond for about 12 hours, Thanks.

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    Yes and yes I did get a response but unlike left back and co it was a personal letter to him and it remains private to me

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    I think I understand your point, but do you really understand the complexities of running an ordinary large organisation ..and football clubs are anything except ordinary. If your letter is either " fan-mail, or the Comment / criticism type, doesn't rate as a high prioirity in the whole run of things . and I'm sure SFC wouldn't employ someone just to write nice relpies to everyone's letter.

    Letter-writing , or just letting off steam on sites like this are a good remedy for the stess and frustration of not haveing your side win 4-1 every week, but I really think NC (rightly so) has a higher list of prioirites that all the letters that inevitably flow in.

    Entreprenuers are fixed on their plan and mission are seldom swayed by outside influences / opinions.
    It's nice to get a reply. I once got a reply from Rupert Lowe when I expressed my thoughts on some matter, but he was polite but didn't agree with my viewpoint.

    but your point is well taken, however, it will seldom get the response you want, and if he ever got to read the letter..he'd either agree with you .--or he wouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint in Paradise View Post

    Please don't hijack this thread with stupid remarks, I am not trying to get yet another debate going
    between those who like him and those who don't.
    Everyone has an agenda so what's yours? I have no reason to write to him

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    Quote Originally Posted by david in sweden View Post
    I think I understand your point, but do you really understand the complexities of running an ordinary large organisation ..and football clubs are anything except ordinary. If your letter is either " fan-mail, or the Comment / criticism type, doesn't rate as a high prioirity in the whole run of things . and I'm sure SFC wouldn't employ someone just to write nice relpies to everyone's letter.

    Letter-writing , or just letting off steam on sites like this are a good remedy for the stess and frustration of not haveing your side win 4-1 every week, but I really think NC (rightly so) has a higher list of prioirites that all the letters that inevitably flow in.

    Entreprenuers are fixed on their plan and mission are seldom swayed by outside influences / opinions.
    It's nice to get a reply. I once got a reply from Rupert Lowe when I expressed my thoughts on some matter, but he was polite but didn't agree with my viewpoint.

    but your point is well taken, however, it will seldom get the response you want, and if he ever got to read the letter..he'd either agree with you .--or he wouldn't.
    4-1? We shouldn't be conceding goals in the league with the money we have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Wayman View Post
    Everyone has an agenda so what's yours? I have no reason to write to him
    obviously written a letter and hot got a reply. Can the OPoster put the letter up on here?

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    You would only get a reply that was highly spun PR written by some plank in london.

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    I wrote him a love letter, does that count?

    Didn't get a reply though.

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    All I got in response was a naked photo. Nice of him to reply though.

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    [QUOTE=Saint in Paradise;895849]Has anyone ever written him a polite letter and then recieved a reply? QUOTE]

    It happened the other way round for me, NC is that farsighted.

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    I wish he would stop writing to me - every bloody day, it's got to the point now where I don't even open the envelope anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint_mears View Post
    You would only get a reply that was highly spun PR written by some plank in london.
    You have a very sad and unhealthy obsession with mentioning this.

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    I think you will all find..

    ALL his letters are typed by his secretary Floella..

    I am certain that it is Floella who adds the xxx to me after NCs signature...

    on the numerous letters he sends to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint in Paradise View Post
    Has anyone ever written him a polite letter and then recieved a reply? IF you have did it take very long for
    his responce to arrive?

    Please don't hijack this thread with stupid remarks, I am not trying to get yet another debate going
    between those who like him and those who don't.

    Also please remember that as this is my 3rd post today I am unable to respond for about 12 hours, Thanks.
    Wrote and got a phone call from Andy Oldknow on his behalf, the same morning as he would have received the letter. Execellent customer service. (beginning of last season)

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint_mears View Post
    You would only get a reply that was highly spun PR written by some plank in london.
    Ah! The inevitable response from Smears.

    Look, chummy, read the OP's question and try and comprehend what he has asked. It was expressed in perfectly simple and unambiguous language and simple enough to understand.

    I'm going to assume that you have not written any letter to him. Am I correct? If so you are not really qualified to comment on what the response from him would be. The OP is trying to establish that, do you see?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemmel View Post
    Wrote and got a phone call from Andy Oldknow on his behalf, the same morning as he would have received the letter. Execellent customer service. (beginning of last season)
    probably why AO got sacked then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes Tender View Post
    Ah! The inevitable response from Smears.

    Look, chummy, read the OP's question and try and comprehend what he has asked. It was expressed in perfectly simple and unambiguous language and simple enough to understand.

    I'm going to assume that you have not written any letter to him. Am I correct? If so you are not really qualified to comment on what the response from him would be. The OP is trying to establish that, do you see?
    I think you will find that it is extremely common for replies sent from the CEO are penned by subordinates so it would not be a surprise if this happened at SFC.


    Cortese would better employed doing other things than answering letters

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    Wrote to him middle of last season to compliment the performance of the Ticket Office who helped me over a problem.
    He replied, a little while later, but well within the time I'd consider reasonable for a CEO to respond.
    Ever tried dealing with HMRC and getting a sensible response?

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    Thank you to the sensible posters who replied, no I will not post my letter on here.

    I admit that I am not the brightest but I certainly don't consider myself stupid enough to
    do that

    Anyway it was in Italian so not everyone would understand it.

    Ah maybe that is why I have not had a reply then, his typist couldn't understand it and to be on the safe side
    she just threw it away without bothering to let Mr C read it in case it upset him.

    I will say again that it was very polite and in no way should it have upset him.


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    I got a letter from him today, hand signed by him. I didn't write to him first though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I think you will find that it is extremely common for replies sent from the CEO are penned by subordinates so it would not be a surprise if this happened at SFC.


    Cortese would better employed doing other things than answering letters
    That might be, but Smears insinuated in his usual snide manner that it would probably come from some PR agency in London, his assertion based on nothing concrete, as usual.

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    Tip: send it in a pink envelope and his secretary won't open it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriansfc View Post
    All I got in response was a naked photo.
    Same here....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemmel View Post
    Wrote and got a phone call from Andy Oldknow on his behalf, the same morning as he would have received the letter. Execellent customer service. (beginning of last season)
    that was last season...don't expect that every time...!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Bates View Post
    Well they play in all red shirts don't they.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Bates View Post
    He definitely has something to offer clubs in the lower leagues so could be an excellent fit.

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    They've spray-painted a portaloo gold and strapped it to the side of an executive portacabin in anticipation of his arrival. Wears a lot of Blue Harbour Petite these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    He definitely has something to offer clubs in the lower leagues so could be an excellent fit.
    Only if they allow him to spend a load of someone else's money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecuk268 View Post
    Only if they allow him to spend a load of someone else's money.
    That would apply to most CEO's of football clubs...........

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    Wonder if he can convince another rich business man to take us over... Got to get rid of Gao

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMike View Post
    Wonder if he can convince another rich business man to take us over... Got to get rid of Gao
    Would be great.

    Suspect however he's looking at another potential investment and return for a rich buyer.

    What did we cost? 10m? Sold for 200m?

    He wouldn't get that type of return from us now.... Unless we do go down and Gao sells cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Would be great.

    Suspect however he's looking at another potential investment and return for a rich buyer.

    What did we cost? 10m? Sold for 200m?

    He wouldn't get that type of return from us now.... Unless we do go down and Gao sells cheap
    He seems to get little credit for what he did for Southampton..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by SW5 SAINT View Post
    He seems to get little credit for what he did for Southampton..........
    He got us a top class owner and took us fro -10points in the lower league to mid table premier league and he got us Poch. Fantastic record, thanks NC, no one can deny the facts, he saved us and set us up

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    Always found the cap-doffing insistence of some on here referring to him as 'Mr. Cortese' really f-ing weird.

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    It's his name for **** sake......on lots of occasions I'm referred to as Mr..(my surname) or sir. I'm not in the army or a teacher, just a businessman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verlaine1979 View Post
    Always found the cap-doffing insistence of some on here referring to him as 'Mr. Cortese' really f-ing weird.
    He used to make the staff at the club call him sir or Mr Cortese. He wouldn’t let anyone walk in the corridor st the same time as him, the Cuban heeled, egotistical, dwarf knobhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish View Post
    He used to make the staff at the club call him sir or Mr Cortese. He wouldn’t let anyone walk in the corridor st the same time as him, the Cuban heeled, egotistical, dwarf knobhead.
    #obsessed

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    Quote Originally Posted by the colonel View Post
    It's his name for **** sake......on lots of occasions I'm referred to as Mr..(my surname) or sir. I'm not in the army or a teacher, just a businessman.
    Yes, and I'd imagine none of those occasions are the same or equivalent to an anonymous internet forum. I pray that whatever business you're in, its success is independent of your ability to parse meaning and context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the colonel View Post
    It's his name for **** sake......on lots of occasions I'm referred to as Mr..(my surname) or sir. I'm not in the army or a teacher, just a businessman.
    I stopped calling people "Sir" when I left school, and that was a long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecuk268 View Post
    Only if they allow him to spend a load of someone else's money.
    And Kat did so badly from his efforts which laid the foundations for the club value increasing from the 13m her father paid for it to over 250m a 10 fold increase in less than ten years
    A nice tidy return i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Without a Halo View Post
    And Kat did so badly from his efforts which laid the foundations for the club value increasing from the 13m her father paid for it to over 250m a 10 fold increase in less than ten years
    A nice tidy return i think
    Incredibly, there are still some who feel sorry for Kat because she loaned the club money. They forget she demanded that the loans be paid back plus interest. As you say, thanks to Cortese, she is nearly a quarter of a billion pounds better off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verlaine1979 View Post
    Always found the cap-doffing insistence of some on here referring to him as 'Mr. Cortese' really f-ing weird.
    I expect his insistence on using ‘Mr Cortese’ is due to him having a girl’s first name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aintforever View Post
    I expect his insistence on using ‘Mr Cortese’ is due to him having a girl’s first name.
    OMG clutching with that one. You understand that Nicola is most foreign countries is literally translated into Nicholas? Or is that just an attempt at a joke?

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