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Thread: All quiet on the takeover thingy

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobafett View Post
    I think it's more the change of culture (ostensibly) that TTT is encouraged by. We cannot keep sacking managers every year. The club needs stability. Granted I'm not convinced Shabba is the man to take us forward, either, but maybe it's time for a bit of continuity.
    Agreed. Managers don't get nearly enough time in this footballing culture these days. Not happy with Shabba but willing to sell if he can change that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arab87 View Post
    From what I've heard they're waiting to find out what league we are going to be in next season to sort out share prices, but apart from that, it's all done.
    I imagine if we don't win at Livi, it may be announced within the following few days.
    Also heard John Bennett is coming back to the board, which is good news.
    We definitely know which league we're in. What's the latest Arab87?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stokearab View Post
    We definitely know which league we're in. What's the latest Arab87?
    The more this drags out, the more doubts i have to the validity of these rumours. Some of them dont ring true with Justine buying back in and Bennett coming back onto the board.

    One thing im sure of, someone will be holding out to bleed as much money out of this as he can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chick A Saw View Post
    The more this drags out, the more doubts i have to the validity of these rumours. Some of them dont ring true with Justine buying back in and Bennett coming back onto the board.

    One thing im sure of, someone will be holding out to bleed as much money out of this as he can!
    tbh Chick I've gone from hopeful to doubtful to very doubtful. Would we be making deals on players now if a new regime was about to sign in? Unlikely, surely they would want control over that and request delay until the takeover goes through. Love to be proved wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stokearab View Post
    tbh Chick I've gone from hopeful to doubtful to very doubtful. Would we be making deals on players now if a new regime was about to sign in? Unlikely, surely they would want control over that and request delay until the takeover goes through. Love to be proved wrong.
    Yes strategy for next season appears to have been set. Csaba with back room team added to. Key player releases and signing or two made.

    All these key decisions you’d expect to be left and not bind hands of new owners.

    More that happens more I think running of club will be remaining the same

    Certainly rumours that announcement would be made after last game have proved unfounded

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    Quote Originally Posted by stokearab View Post
    Would we be making deals on players now if a new regime was about to sign in? Unlikely, surely they would want control over that and request delay until the takeover goes through. Love to be proved wrong.
    Us making deals and bringing new players in is just us getting on with business instead of waiting for something to happen. I would be foolish to sit waiting and not signing anyone, then all of a sudden, the League cup is upon us and we have the bare bones of the team that we currently sit with.

    I would also expect the new owner would want to get a feel for the place until they start ploughing their funds into the pit of our despair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chick A Saw View Post
    Us making deals and bringing new players in is just us getting on with business instead of waiting for something to happen. I would be foolish to sit waiting and not signing anyone, then all of a sudden, the League cup is upon us and we have the bare bones of the team that we currently sit with.

    I would also expect the new owner would want to get a feel for the place until they start ploughing their funds into the pit of our despair.
    You believe it's happening then

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    I think you need to take what you read on here with a huge pinch of salt.

    Especially the pish I come out with (before anyone else says it ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryTheTerror View Post
    I think you need to take what you read on here with a huge pinch of salt.

    Especially the pish I come out with (before anyone else says it ).
    That’s pish ! 😜

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryTheTerror View Post
    I think you need to take what you read on here with a huge pinch of salt.

    Especially the pish I come out with (before anyone else says it ).
    My taxi driver says his hairdresser told him that's true 😅

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    Has Arab87 got anymore info?

    Seems it wasn't as much of a done deal as they had been told.

    Are we still on the diligence or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PortugueseFrank View Post
    Has Arab87 got anymore info?

    Seems it wasn't as much of a done deal as they had been told.

    Are we still on the diligence or what?
    My money's on the Snake holding out for every little last brass farthing he can squeeze out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesMcClean View Post
    My money's on the Snake holding out for every little last brass farthing he can squeeze out of it.
    He probably waiting on any development regarding Armstrong leaving the Tattiemunchers. One last big payment into the Bank of Thompson before he phucks off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PortugueseFrank View Post
    Has Arab87 got anymore info?

    Seems it wasn't as much of a done deal as they had been told.

    Are we still on the diligence or what?
    Was a makey upper.

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    Maybe he’s waiting on Armstrong money coming in (& another Robertson instalment)

    Lower our debt is, his shares are (maybe) worth a bit more.
    Would put nothing past him.

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    Would be handy if ArabTrust could muster up the courage to ask a question or 2 with regards to it eh..

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    To be fair, if I win the lottery tomorrow and go to buy the majority stake in the club I want complete confidentiality until the deal is done. I don't have a problem with the lack of info. These things should be done in private.

    However, some info has apparently got out and it looks like Arab87 was either sold a yarn or tried to sell us a yarn with the info that the deal was done and was just in due diligence.

    For what's it's worth, if it is part of some multi club project then I can completely understand why things are going slowly.

    The deal may be reliant on other things happening elsewhere before the final signatures are laid down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PartyFears2 View Post
    Would be handy if ArabTrust could muster up the courage to ask a question or 2 with regards to it eh..
    What questions would you ask if you could?

    Bearing in mind that you wouldn't be able to get any info that is covered by non disclosure agreements.

    I've been involved in NDAs before in business. You don't **** about with them. Everything can come crashing down and you could then lose a **** ton of money into the bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PortugueseFrank View Post
    What questions would you ask if you could?

    Bearing in mind that you wouldn't be able to get any info that is covered by non disclosure agreements.

    I've been involved in NDAs before in business. You don't **** about with them. Everything can come crashing down and you could then lose a **** ton of money into the bargain.
    There are 2 scenarios here, and only 2 if I have this right

    1 Mike Martin is telling the truth in his interviews and we won't hear anything until a deal is done or falls through.

    In this scenario, if the deal falls through he might have to be convincing with information as to who and why, otherwise scenario 2 might be considered to be in play

    2 He is not telling the truth and continues to spin us along ST style, at some point having to say the deal has fallen through. (aka The Gunboat season ticket scenario)

    Who knows. I'm in scenario 1 camp, gullible head in the sand happy clapper guy that I am

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    Allegedly the ex Arabtrust Associate Director who is still on the board Colin Stewart was loose lipped at the weekend after a few drinks and said he didn't like the American according to some that was in his company.

    Oops.
    Last edited by PortugueseFrank; 12-06-2018 at 12:48 AM.

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