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    Quote Originally Posted by saint lard View Post
    I can’t deny....I would more than welcome an approach from this consortium.
    The combination of football knowledge,passion for the game coupled with some business acumen should be greeted with open arms.


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    Not sure of their level though since they tried to by Wycombe recently but they went with another bid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjii View Post
    The only bad feeling as far as I'm concerned was between Les and Ronald and Les has gone.

    Realistically, there aren't many targets for those people.

    None of the "Big 6" are for sale, as far as I know, and are probably too expensive anyway.

    Newcastle obviously not any more, unless that deal craters.

    Leicester probably not. Wolves probably not. Villa probably not. Watford? Probably not.

    Would West Ham owners sell up for the right money? Maybe. What about Sheff U? Could be complicated for their owner if the Saud's complete Newcastle so he could be looking to exit but are they a better long-term bet?

    As for the rest, is anyone a better target than us, particularly if our owner actively wants to sell?

    Anyway, it's all academic if Bezos goes ahead.
    Exactly. The cancers at the top have gone. I would welcome koeman at the club again. It's a shame he left and not les and Co.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the colonel View Post
    I thought that Nicola Cortese had further links to wealthy investors. Bring him back with someone with a **** load of money. Controversial?!?!

    https://privatebank.barclays.com/new...s-in-football/

    Nicola Cortese recently doing an Alan Partridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusic View Post
    Which PL owners could actually be described as "good" these days?
    Quote Originally Posted by ecuk268 View Post
    Burnley.

    Directors are all local and take no money. Club has no debts.
    True in a nostalgic, good old days way, and I'd love to see every club going back to those basics. But the way the PL is run, can you honestly see them going any further than their current "punching above their weight" status working under those constraints?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjii View Post
    The only bad feeling as far as I'm concerned was between Les and Ronald and Les has gone.

    Realistically, there aren't many targets for those people.

    None of the "Big 6" are for sale, as far as I know, and are probably too expensive anyway.

    Newcastle obviously not any more, unless that deal craters.

    Leicester probably not. Wolves probably not. Villa probably not. Watford? Probably not.

    Would West Ham owners sell up for the right money? Maybe. What about Sheff U? Could be complicated for their owner if the Saud's complete Newcastle so he could be looking to exit but are they a better long-term bet?

    As for the rest, is anyone a better target than us, particularly if our owner actively wants to sell?

    Anyway, it's all academic if Bezos goes ahead.
    Are you being serious about Bezos? Is it actually him who is interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by davefizzy14 View Post
    Are you being serious about Bezos? Is it actually him who is interested
    He s on a wind up

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeG View Post
    From early march.
    so is this still the case then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davefizzy14 View Post
    Are you being serious about Bezos? Is it actually him who is interested
    You are like a dog with a bone, Davey.

    Would recommend asking Glasgow to forward you his latest PM update. Will give you a few more leads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusic View Post
    You are like a dog with a bone, Davey.

    Would recommend asking Glasgow to forward you his latest PM update. Will give you a few more leads.
    ok mate, cant you just forward it onto me please

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    Quote Originally Posted by davefizzy14 View Post
    ok mate, cant you just forward it onto me please
    In summary it said 3 parties interested, 2 Americans 1 from Middle East. 2 of them are ‘very very wealthy’.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    In summary it said 3 parties interested, 2 Americans 1 from Middle East. 2 of them are ‘very very wealthy’.
    are you actually being serious! any names?
    Last edited by davefizzy14; 03-05-2020 at 03:10 PM.

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    Koeman hospitalised after a heart attack.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Delmary View Post
    https://privatebank.barclays.com/new...s-in-football/

    Nicola Cortese recently doing an Alan Partridge.
    Article is prefaced with the introduction:

    When Nicola Cortese took over Southampton Football Club it was worth £12m. Eight years later it was worth about £260m. We spoke to the ex-executive chairman about how he turned the club’s fortunes around.
    With that sort of stat, you wonder why he hasn't been recruited back into the game, or perhaps he explains this in the interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delmary View Post
    https://privatebank.barclays.com/new...s-in-football/

    Nicola Cortese recently doing an Alan Partridge.
    Switzerland is the home of the Toblerone after all.

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    Hello everyone

    Can anyone confirm we're being taken over yet?

    Hoping for Puel to be involved in some way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamplemousse View Post
    Hello everyone

    Can anyone confirm we're being taken over yet?

    Hoping for Puel to be involved in some way
    He is.

    Which is why it's taking so long for things to move forwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamplemousse View Post
    Hello everyone

    Can anyone confirm we're being taken over yet?

    Hoping for Puel to be involved in some way
    Announcement on Tuesday, all being well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suhari View Post
    He is.

    Which is why it's taking so long for things to move forwards.
    10/10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suhari View Post
    He is.

    Which is why it's taking so long for things to move forwards.
    Top marks.

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    So has anyone actually heard anything remotely concrete about Gao selling and an interested party?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint86 View Post
    So has anyone actually heard anything remotely concrete about Gao selling and an interested party?
    Jeff besoz is interested and sees dibden waterfront as the next Côte d’Azur.
    The bergkamp/koeman group are interested but want to turn Jackson’s farm into a weed farm to ship back to Amsterdam
    There is also interest from a uk based consortium who say the potential in club is huge if Brighton and Bournemouth go down as we are the only club south of an imaginary line from London through Birmingham up to Liverpool so therefore have a huge catchment area, no names attached to that bid yet though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish View Post
    Jeff besoz is interested and sees dibden waterfront as the next Côte d’Azur.
    The bergkamp/koeman group are interested but want to turn Jackson’s farm into a weed farm to ship back to Amsterdam
    There is also interest from a uk based consortium who say the potential in club is huge if Brighton and Bournemouth go down as we are the only club south of an imaginary line from London through Birmingham up to Liverpool so therefore have a huge catchment area, no names attached to that bid yet though.
    Pretty sure I heard that the UK based fella was that bloke who lives in Lyndhurst, previously intrested in Chelsea... Jim Ratcliffe is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    Pretty sure I heard that the UK based fella was that bloke who lives in Lyndhurst, previously intrested in Chelsea... Jim Ratcliffe is it?
    He's been spotted dining with Mr. Dalian Wanda recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    Pretty sure I heard that the UK based fella was that bloke who lives in Lyndhurst, previously intrested in Chelsea... Jim Ratcliffe is it?
    If it was him I doubt it would be leaked. He owns Nice but don’t know if that stops you owning a PL club?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    Pretty sure I heard that the UK based fella was that bloke who lives in Lyndhurst, previously intrested in Chelsea... Jim Ratcliffe is it?
    He lives at Bucklers Hard surely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Wayman View Post
    He lives at Bucklers Hard surely.
    And London and Monaco

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    I've got contacts involved in this deal and I am hearing that Denis Bergkamp is only interested because of Jackson's Farm, while Koeman had been badgering the council about structural improvements to Western Esplanade for years and has decided this is the only way to make them really listen.
    I'm not sure it's owned by the club these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjii View Post
    He's been spotted dining with Mr. Dalian Wanda recently.
    Would certainly tie in with Glasgow’s recent DM’s...

    Iirc, Glasgow has pretty good connections with the club... didn’t he meet one of the execs on a golfing trip in Kenya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    If it was him I doubt it would be leaked. He owns Nice but don’t know if that stops you owning a PL club?
    I don’t think it does. Pretty sure rules are that you’re not allowed to own 2 clubs within the same nation (happy to be corrected though)... otherwise RB would have all sorts of issues, especially given Salzburg and Lepzig compete in the same competition..

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    Quote Originally Posted by davefizzy14 View Post
    ok mate, cant you just forward it onto me please
    Just sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommi View Post
    I'm not sure it's owned by the club these days.
    I find it difficult to believe that the club would have let one of the most prized chunks of real estate in the northern hemisphere slip through their fingers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    I find it difficult to believe that the club would have let one of the most prized chunks of real estate in the northern hemisphere slip through their fingers.
    I expect its on a bovis retainer

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    I find it difficult to believe that the club would have let one of the most prized chunks of real estate in the northern hemisphere slip through their fingers.
    #TheLesReedEffect

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjii View Post
    He's been spotted dining with Mr. Dalian Wanda recently.
    I heard 'Barry the Briefcase' is fronting their syndicate to buy the club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    #TheLesReedEffect
    I have it on good authority the land on Jacksons farm was being disruptive influence around the club and whilst we wanted to keep it it made it clear it wanted to be sold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish View Post
    I have it on good authority the land on Jacksons farm was being disruptive influence around the club and whilst we wanted to keep it it made it clear it wanted to be sold
    Once the estate agents get involved putting ideas in their heads it's difficult for arable land like that to remain focused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    Once the estate agents get involved putting ideas in their heads it's difficult for arable land like that to remain focused.
    I read an interview where it was reported as 'being flattered to be linked with a Bovis development, but would continue to give 110% to producing this years wheat crop as always'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    I read an interview where it was reported as 'being flattered to be linked with a Bovis development, but would continue to give 110% to producing this years wheat crop as always'.
    Needed to move away in order to get National Park recognition.

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    I can’t give away too much as I don’t want Old davey fizzy to combust with excitement, but I have heard about hunts farms replacement.

    But I will tell you, in true Southampton fashion it’s cheap with loads of potential #unpolisheddiamond

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    Jackson farm*

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    I can’t give away too much as I don’t want Old davey fizzy to combust with excitement, but I have heard about hunts farms replacement.

    But I will tell you, in true Southampton fashion it’s cheap with loads of potential #unpolisheddiamond
    Oi just wanted to keep up to date with the latest news that was all send me a PM if you like

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    Is anyone keeping an eye out for super yachts down at Ocean Village???

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    So who is buying us any credible links ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ally_uk View Post
    So who is buying us any credible links ?
    In the current climate, I'd imagine everyone will be waiting and seeing what happens before actually moving forward with anything like buying a football club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey-deacons-left-nut View Post
    Is anyone keeping an eye out for super yachts down at Ocean Village???
    Do Amazon deliver by yacht?




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    As entertaining as some of this is. That's a no then.

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    Be nice to see Cortese involved in some way , I always liked the idea of a superdome !

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    Quote Originally Posted by simo View Post
    Be nice to see Cortese involved in some way , I always liked the idea of a superdome !
    Crash, bang, wallop. I've heard he's interested. Back of the net.

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    Jim Davidson’s yacht is in Ocean Village, maybe he’s launching a consortium with Jethro and Bobby Davro

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    Jim Ratcliffe has been playing zoom bingo with MLT and Big Lawrie.

    Make of that what you will.

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