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    Quote Originally Posted by benjii View Post
    NAMBLA, I think?
    I knew i recognised it from south park

    NAMBLA = North American Man/Boy Love Association

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    Quote Originally Posted by Window Cleaner View Post
    It's just a few million quid, peanuts in our day and age. How much do you think small companies pay for TV ads and the like ?
    The owner can invest a fair old amount of money in the club provided he turns it into equity. Why even Kat invested consequent sums at the start.
    I work for a billion dollar company and the saints shirt deal is not far short of our global marketing budget which includes TV spots so I would argue that's it's "peanuts" from a marketing POV.

    The background to this company is odd to say the least. I recall reading somewhere Gao wanted to have an academy in China. Don't know if this relates some how?

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    Surely if Gao wanted to actually invest more cash in the club he wouldn't need to go to the cloak and dagger lengths that some are purporting this to be?

    Its not like he has invested anything additional so far, so we aren't going to be remotely near any need for creative accounting to satisfy FFP and the like.

    On face value, its a company that barely seems to exist, and the website is, quite frankly, comical.

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    That was the deal keep us up , improve and give our talented players direction. Get rid of the baggage Hasenthull is no fool he knew a lot about Saints before he joined.
    I donít get the comments about anything connected with China being dodgy. They have the most dynamic economy in the world and will soon be the biggest.

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    Let's hope this doesn't go a bit 'Air Florida'....

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    Southampton FC is becoming less and less like the Saints I began supporting over 50 years ago. Chinese ownership with a touch of Swiss, can’t possibly have the emotional feelings most of us grew up with. If it wasn’t for the Academy it would hard to see much connection to Hampshire or the City except for matches being played here. The sponsor is just the latest example of the disconnect. It’s not just this club that’s affected and shows why so many people are ignoring their local team to become glory supporters of whichever top six club takes their fancy.

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    The more I think about this new sponsorship deal the more I like it. I mean, we know that we can trust Gao yes?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stud mark of doom View Post
    Much prefer this to a betting company.

    Not sure what people are getting so upset about. If they are paying us a record amount, as reported, whatís the problem that they arenít (yet) an established name.

    Complete overreaction.
    They've got a website that's full of palpable ****e. That doesn't irk you at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by manji View Post
    That was the deal keep us up , improve and give our talented players direction. Get rid of the baggage Hasenthull is no fool he knew a lot about Saints before he joined.
    I don’t get the comments about anything connected with China being dodgy. They have the most dynamic economy in the world and will soon be the biggest.
    They have a website that implies they've got a big training complex in Southampton and are well known in the UK. They also have a picture of Bologna or Florence or something to illustrate their Soton HQ.

    This seems fine to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by manji View Post
    That was the deal keep us up , improve and give our talented players direction. Get rid of the baggage Hasenthull is no fool he knew a lot about Saints before he joined.
    I donít get the comments about anything connected with China being dodgy. They have the most dynamic economy in the world and will soon be the biggest.
    That's not why people are saying its dodgy if it was a big well known Chinese firm like Huawei no one would bat an eyelid this firm apparently didn't exist a few months ago, claims to be a a football coaching company and yet has circa £8 million to drop on shirt sponsorship all while having its offices and training complex based in Southampton doesn't sound very legit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Billy View Post
    The more I think about this new sponsorship deal the more I like it. I mean, we know that we can trust Gao yes?.
    Oh, absolutely.

    His background is squeeky clean and from day one his policy of frank and open communication with the fans, coupled with his vision and passion, leave me in little doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjii View Post
    They have a website that implies they've got a big training complex in Southampton and are well known in the UK. They also have a picture of Bologna or Florence or something to illustrate their Soton HQ.

    This seems fine to you?
    It's amazing what people can post on the internet in an attempt to make people believe they are where they say they are... #milan

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    I, for one, welcome our new Chinese overlords.

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    The info was right then.

    Lander Development Sports?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Bates View Post
    The info was right then.

    Lander Development Sports?
    you are officially ITK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Bates View Post
    The info was right then.

    Lander Development Sports?
    Ledong Sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raging Bull View Post
    Where was this said? Got a link?

    Cheers
    A post by 'Beef' on the not606 Saints forum, in the summer rumours thread.....about 4/5 days ago. Apparently he is itk.

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    OH ffs, how do you think PSG and Man City (amongst others) get around FFP?

    If this is a way of injecting more money without having ramifications as it relates to FFP what's the issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by washsaint View Post
    OH ffs, how do you think PSG and Man City (amongst others) get around FFP?

    If this is a way of injecting more money without having ramifications as it relates to FFP what's the issue?
    do you think we are anywhere near breaching FFP?
    we usually win the net spend trophy ffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    Ledong Sports.
    I hope Ledong is big, I hear bigger is better.

    Sounds like money coming into the club to me, in a summer we need investment in the playing staff, that's surely a good thing...?

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    It looks like a 'front' company and did anyone at SFC do due dilligence ?

    Website looks fake and clearly full of made up content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintsLoyal View Post
    It looks like a 'front' company and did anyone at SFC do due dilligence ?

    Website looks fake and clearly full of made up content.
    who, the owner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintsLoyal View Post
    It looks like a 'front' company and did anyone at SFC do due dilligence ?

    Website looks fake and clearly full of made up content.
    Yeah, but that's OK because now we're going to smash the fair play rules.

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    Asked around some of my business contacts and it seems the company is owned by Ali Dia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Asked around some of my business contacts and it seems the company is owned by Ali Dia
    So had Mickey Mouse heard of them??

    "Business contacts" ... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by washsaint View Post
    OH ffs, how do you think PSG and Man City (amongst others) get around FFP?

    If this is a way of injecting more money without having ramifications as it relates to FFP what's the issue?
    I don't think our owner needs to worry about that I believe he has put the square root of **** all in hardly in an danger of him breeching FFP..

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    Quote Originally Posted by washsaint View Post
    OH ffs, how do you think PSG and Man City (amongst others) get around FFP?

    If this is a way of injecting more money without having ramifications as it relates to FFP what's the issue?
    Bless.

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    LD. Sounds a bit pony.

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    If you're gonna create a fake company, at least make the logo nice for the home shirt

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    Quote Originally Posted by stknowle View Post
    LD. Sounds a bit pony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by washsaint View Post
    OH ffs, how do you think PSG and Man City (amongst others) get around FFP?

    If this is a way of injecting more money without having ramifications as it relates to FFP what's the issue?
    We're rich beyond our wildest dreams.

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    Why are people saying it's dodgy??? Seemed obvious to me we would be getting a big deal from an Asian company that probably none of us knew anything about due to our new owners. If the club are saying it's the biggest sponsorship deal in our history well then that's a bloody good thing, finally pushing our commercial revenue in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_clark View Post
    Why are people saying it's dodgy??? Seemed obvious to me we would be getting a big deal from an Asian company that probably none of us knew anything about due to our new owners. If the club are saying it's the biggest sponsorship deal in our history well then that's a bloody good thing, finally pushing our commercial revenue in the right direction.

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    Ok, just read the rest of the thread. Carry on.

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    People clutching at straws as if this was some sort of plan to circumnavigate FPP for a megaspend.

    Fukkin hell this place.

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    ****

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_clark View Post
    Why are people saying it's dodgy??? Seemed obvious to me we would be getting a big deal from an Asian company that probably none of us knew anything about due to our new owners. If the club are saying it's the biggest sponsorship deal in our history well then that's a bloody good thing, finally pushing our commercial revenue in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_clark View Post
    Ok, just read the rest of the thread. Carry on.

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    You shouldn't be allowed to talk about FFP on this forum unless you know more about it than a vague sense that it's about stopping owners 'buying the league'.

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    I’ve just realised... isn’t that a picture of Sochaux’s ground in one of the pics? Aren’t they Chinese owners too?


    Does anyone else recognise any of the other grounds in the background of the LDsports page?
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    Some people trying to explain it all away as absolutely normal are hilarious. Just imagine for a second that this was going on at another club. Would you be defending it in the same way? We might never see any I'll effects from this sort of thing whilst we stay in the prem, but when we get relegated it's these kind of shenanigans that ruin clubs. Shame on those who turn a blind eye to dodgy dealings simply because we might get a bit of a short term boost.

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    Looks dodgy as ****. FFS.

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    Anyone heard of Gary Dias? He’s the head of Ledong’s training and coaching schools and also supposedly works for the Saints Academy?

    https://www.ledong6666.com/wap/services/team.html

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    Christ it’s like a plague of leeches.

    All for Southampton’s benefit, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    Anyone heard of Gary Dias? He’s the head of Ledong’s training and coaching schools and also supposedly works for the Saints Academy?

    https://www.ledong6666.com/wap/services/team.html
    Internationally renowned coaches

    Then goes on to list a load of chancers coaching pre-teens how to dribble round cones

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    Anyone heard of Gary Dias? He’s the head of Ledong’s training and coaching schools and also supposedly works for the Saints Academy?

    https://www.ledong6666.com/wap/services/team.html
    and I quote "supplemented by actual combat competition, theoretical courses and on-site observation. Through effective means to improve the overall quality of children and cultivate students"

    Alan Hebrew looks like a proper Alan Partridge

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypochondriac View Post
    Some people trying to explain it all away as absolutely normal are hilarious. Just imagine for a second that this was going on at another club. Would you be defending it in the same way? We might never see any I'll effects from this sort of thing whilst we stay in the prem, but when we get relegated it's these kind of shenanigans that ruin clubs. Shame on those who turn a blind eye to dodgy dealings simply because we might get a bit of a short term boost.
    Whoop whoop, short term boost! COYS!!!

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    The bottom line until there is a satisfactory response from SFC regarding this sponsor, fans should not buy the new shirts !

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    Where does the squirrel fit into things?

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    Lol at this tard-board

    Spend half a season slagging off saints for no investment

    Then the legend that owns us does so clever FFP sponsorship, go mental.

    What a place this is.

    ****.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintsLoyal View Post
    The bottom line until there is a satisfactory response from SFC regarding this sponsor, fans should not buy the new shirts !
    What the hell are you on about?

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