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    Quote Originally Posted by saintquin View Post
    And?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint86 View Post
    And?
    A story about a takeover of Premier club on a thread about a Premier club for sale.
    Hope that's ok with you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintquin View Post
    A story about a takeover of Premier club on a thread about a Premier club for sale.
    Hope that's ok with you!
    I just don't understand what point you're trying to make in reference to the saints takeover? You've just dropped a link to Amnesty International and Qatar protesting the Saudi takeover of Newcastle? whats the bearing on ourselves? I'm not having a go at you, i just don't understand what you're trying to say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint86 View Post
    I just don't understand what point you're trying to make in reference to the saints takeover? You've just dropped a link to Amnesty International and Qatar protesting the Saudi takeover of Newcastle? whats the bearing on ourselves? I'm not having a go at you, i just don't understand what you're trying to say?
    If you've read any of this thread you'll see Newcastle have been mentioned many times.
    Just adding to it!

  6. Default Coronavirus disrupts Southampton sale talks over Gao Jisheng majority share

    An American-based company has held talks to buy Gao Jisheng's majority share of Southampton, but the coronavirus pandemic has held up discussions.

    The group has shown interest in purchasing the Chinese businessman's 80 per cent controlling stake, which he put up for sale earlier this year.

    They have been described to Sky Sports News as the only serious player in a potential takeover, following interest from more than two parties.

    However, it is understood those talks have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and a deal is not close to being agreed.

    Previous owner Katharina Liebherr, who sits on the board and retains a 20 per cent stake, is said to have been actively involved in discussions.

    The Swiss national sold her controlling stake in the Saints to Jisheng in 2017 for a reported sum of £210m, having inherited the club from her father Markus in 2010.

    Jisheng now values this share at £250m, according to reports.

    Last June, he told the Financial Times that there were "no problems" with his financial situation, amid reports his Lander Sports Group had suffered losses.

    "I am not treating Southampton as a pig to be fattened and sold," he said. "I am treating it as a child.

    "But my children must believe they cannot depend on the boss. I have said to Southampton: 'I am now your father. But I am putting you on the right track - you need to feed yourself'."

    Southampton have undergone considerable change in personnel during Jisheng's ownership; including three new managers; Mauricio Pellegrino, Mark Hughes and Ralph Hasenhuttl.

    Long-standing vice-chairman Les Reed left to join the FA in 2018, while Matt Crocker recently moved in the opposite direction to replace Ross Wilson as director of football operations, following his move to Rangers.

    Last week, Sky Sports News reported that the Saints were cracking on with the summer transfer priorities despite the potential for the club to be sold and the uncertainty over when football will return.
    https://www.skysports.com/football/n...majority-share
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    Hopefully they don't have the same impact as Swansea, Sunderland, or Aston Villa's former American-based owners.

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    Interesting, who it could be. I wonder who the other interested parties are too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davefizzy14 View Post
    Interesting, who it could be. I wonder who the other interested parties are too?
    Probably Marc Jackson

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvSFC View Post
    Hopefully they don't have the same impact as Swansea, Sunderland, or Aston Villa's former American-based owners.
    No different to what Gao might achieve if he remains in place.

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    Normally i would be sceptical but whoever it is cant be any worse than the current guy. Just someone to make us competitive is all that is needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvSFC View Post
    Hopefully they don't have the same impact as Swansea, Sunderland, or Aston Villa's former American-based owners.
    Crazy how we’ve pretty much mirrored Swansea’s rise and fall. Almost a carbon copy.. we just need the yanks to come in an seal the deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davefizzy14 View Post
    Interesting, who it could be. I wonder who the other interested parties are too?
    Apparently someone called Jeffery Bezos? was show around St Mary’s and staplewood, start of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    Crazy how we’ve pretty much mirrored Swansea’s rise and fall. Almost a carbon copy.. we just need the yanks to come in an seal the deal.
    What, they were promoted and sold a couple of decent players? Apart from that I see very little in common.

    If anything I’d say we were a Primark West Ham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    What, they were promoted and sold a couple of decent players? Apart from that I see very little in common.

    If anything I’d say we were a Primark West Ham.
    Plus Swansea won a cup along the way so they were far more successful than us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    Apparently someone called Jeffery Bezos? was show around St Mary’s and staplewood, start of the year.
    What the owner of Amazon? Hes the richest person in the world!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by davefizzy14 View Post
    What the owner of Amazon?
    Yes he is.
    And No...he won’t be investing in SFC.
    If only.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    Apparently someone called Jeffery Bezos? was show around St Mary’s and staplewood, start of the year.
    He was looking st the black box for profiling potential delivery drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint lard View Post
    Yes he is.
    And No...he won’t be investing in SFC.
    If only.


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    But why would someone say it was him then, would look a bit silly in my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by davefizzy14 View Post
    But why would someone say it was him then, would look a bit silly in my opinion
    It’s called having a little joke mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints foreva View Post
    Plus Swansea won a cup along the way so they were far more successful than us.
    If by successful you mean ‘fortunate enough to play Bradford’ then you are correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish View Post
    It’s called having a little joke mate
    Possibly yeah

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    Maybe an NFL owner, they always seem to be linked to PL sides.

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    Some young guy called Barron Trump.

    He has a growing interest in Soccer and has a low profile father who is one of the most successful businessmen in the history of the good old USA!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    If by successful you mean ‘fortunate enough to play Bradford’ then you are correct.
    It's a cup win at the end of the day, far better than what we managed at our peak.

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    Look towards the New England Patriots consortium.
    Perhaps.


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    Quote Originally Posted by saint lard View Post
    Look towards the New England Patriots consortium.
    Perhaps.


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    If it is the Kraft group, that would be immense.
    All that group is associated with winners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint lard View Post
    Look towards the New England Patriots consortium.
    Perhaps.


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    You reckon that's who it could be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints foreva View Post
    It's a cup win at the end of the day, far better than what we managed at our peak.
    At our recent peak, we played well enough to win 9 times out of 10 in a League Cup final against Man Utd and finished above Liverpool in the league. Hardly 'far' better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy_D View Post
    At our recent peak, we played well enough to win 9 times out of 10 in a League Cup final against Man Utd and finished above Liverpool in the league. Hardly 'far' better.
    The history books say they won it we didn’t so yes winning it is far better than not winning it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints foreva View Post
    It's a cup win at the end of the day, far better than what we managed at our peak.
    In the same way that Lincoln City were better than us last season, then I suppose. It’s an utterly pointless debate/comparison so I’ll leave it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevy777_x View Post
    If it is the Kraft group, that would be immense.
    All that group is associated with winners.
    Kraft was labelled the worst owner in the MLS with New England Revolution.

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    The fact it’s made it to national press would suggest that (if even true) we are hoping someone else comes in. Can’t say I’m all that excited as it’s most likely another chancer... however, anyone is better than Gao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    The fact it’s made it to national press would suggest that (if even true) we are hoping someone else comes in. Can’t say I’m all that excited as it’s most likely another chancer... however, anyone is better than Gao.
    I take it you haven't read the Pompey Takover Saga thread then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    The fact it’s made it to national press would suggest that (if even true) we are hoping someone else comes in. Can’t say I’m all that excited as it’s most likely another chancer... however, anyone is better than Gao.
    Were you joking about Bezos then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    In the same way that Lincoln City were better than us last season, then I suppose. It’s an utterly pointless debate/comparison so I’ll leave it there.
    Comparing the winner of the checkatrade trophy to that on the league up is a pointless comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevy777_x View Post
    If it is the Kraft group, that would be immense.
    All that group is associated with winners.
    Talking to a fan of their “soccer” team New England Revolution, they’re not overly pleased. Seems they’re ignored and have been promised a stadium for years that hasn’t come to fruition, apparently.
    Seems Robert Kraft has also been put off investing in the Premier League due to the lack of salary cap.


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    Quote Originally Posted by davefizzy14 View Post
    Were you joking about Bezos then?
    Just passing on what I’ve been told fella

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    Just passing on what I’ve been told fella
    Ok mate, the worlds richest man that would be insane. I only asked again cos someone said above that it was a wind up. Imagine if this is true!!
    What did you mean when you said about hoping someone else comes in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    Just passing on what I’ve been told fella
    We'll have to keep an eye out for Amazon delivery drones flying over St Mary's

    Hopefully the people that kept an eye out for Paul Allen's yacht are still around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint lard View Post
    Kraft was labelled the worst owner in the MLS with New England Revolution.
    He also completely transformed the New England Patriots from being a nothing franchise to winning the superbowl 6 superbowl wins.

    For the NY revolution, they ve been in 5 finals in 25 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy_D View Post
    We'll have to keep an eye out for Amazon delivery drones flying over St Mary's

    Hopefully the people that kept an eye out for Paul Allen's yacht are still around.
    He’s looking to turn Southampton into Europe’s amazon hub

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    Just passing on what I’ve been told fella
    Do you trust what you been told then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    He’s looking to turn Southampton into Europe’s amazon hub
    Seems like exactly the sort of decision someone would be making with our future relationship with the EU still uncertain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevy777_x View Post
    He also completely transformed the New England Patriots from being a nothing franchise to winning the superbowl 6 superbowl wins.

    For the NY revolution, they ve been in 5 finals in 25 years.
    He’s a huge Patriots fan. A season ticket holder for over 20 years before investing.
    The Revolution is more of a box tick. They may have got to a few finals, but most MLS teams have. It’s no competition compared to the PL. Seems to have very little interest comparatively.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    K,Billy responded to Doddisalegend’s question about who he’d like to see as an owner with:

    F) American owners buying the club through loans put on the club
    Reminder of K, Billy’s response to an earlier question about ownership...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    In the same way that Lincoln City were better than us last season, then I suppose. It’s an utterly pointless debate/comparison so I’ll leave it there.
    What a stupid comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints foreva View Post
    What a stupid comparison.
    You're right, it is. That's pretty much the point I'm making.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    He’s looking to turn Southampton into Europe’s amazon hub
    Is he buying the club so he can also buy up the land around st Mary’s and turn it into a massive amazon depot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    You're right, it is. That's pretty much the point I'm making.
    You're comparing the winners of League Two with winning the League Cup. Clown.

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