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Thread: Giving up on something you love

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    Giving up on something you love

    I hope, I really do, that Notts don’t get into bed with this ‘May’ fella but I have a really bad feeling about this.

    Then I started thinking what would I do if these shysters did take over the club and what I should do. I’ve been holding off on buying a season ticket to see how this pans out anyway but this is bigger stuff than that. I really can’t see myself buying the odd ticket I feel so strongly about what ‘May’ has done and those who’d wish to be associated with him and want to have no part in giving them any money.

    What’s really weird is that I feel so detached from the club right now and it’s current antics that I don’t feel emotional in the same way as I would have, because if Notts were run by this level of lowlife then they wouldn’t be same club anymore anyway.

    It’s hard to describe but is anyone feeling the same?

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    I would go to away matches (not the players' fault after all) but I certainly wouldn't set foot inside Meadow Lane or give the club any money if these people do takeover.

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    I totally agree its disgusting what he did in fact at the very least he should still be in prison.

    The club wont get anything from me either if this lot get in I guess he wont care about that as he isnt interested in us as a club anyway.

    Kenworthy has also served time as well who is part of the group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by legs77 View Post
    I totally agree its disgusting what he did in fact at the very least he should still be in prison.

    The club wont get anything from me either if this lot get in I guess he wont care about that as he isnt interested in us as a club anyway.

    Kenworthy has also served time as well who is part of the group.
    Look up the directors of Cygnet property or whatever it's called. Nazmu Virani I believe is or at least was part of the board of directors. He seems to have served time for a fraud through BCCI. I'm pretty sure the Virani name was used when describing the group in the post. It's just start to finish dodgy that whole group it seems

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    I’m assuming this from 1994 is the Virani family also involved, all crooks together https://www.independent.co.uk/news/b...n-1433357.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinola View Post
    I’m assuming this from 1994 is the Virani family also involved, all crooks together https://www.independent.co.uk/news/b...n-1433357.html
    That's the one, I'm sure Leigh Curtis mentioned that they were financed by someone with a name like Virani who is part of Cygnet

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    I wouldn’t give a penny to any wrong uns !

    I would walk away if they took over

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    I agree with the above posts really. If it would be hard to support a regime led by a convicted fraudster, especially considering that he was outed in the media. If the deal went ahead in spite of that, I'd be disgusted to the point of boycotting.

    I already feel like I'm losing touch with the club as it is. I live abroad now, but I have done for most of the last 10 years, and that never stopped me from feeling a part of the club. I ended up buying a season ticket for a local team where I live yesterday, as I can no longer watch Notts on iFollow. I spoke to my Dad as well - a lifetime Notts fan now in his 70s - and he hasn't renewed his season ticket due to the uncertainty. But more than that, he also said that he just feels totally fed up with it now.

    When lifelong fans become apathetic, it's a very worrying sign indeed.
    Last edited by slack_pie; 13-06-2019 at 06:19 AM.

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    I think you will find there are a lot of us more mature supporters who feel like your dad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braddpie View Post
    I think you will find there are a lot of us more mature supporters who feel like your dad
    Including me after nearly 50 years of watching Notts home and away in all weathers.

    I felt really good about the club when we were 2 games away from a Wembley play off final 2 seasons ago.
    Even the appalling season just finished, the crowds remained pretty good home and away.

    If a takeover does occur and it involves ANYBODY that has been in prison and/or guilty of horrendous crimes like May, I will not spend a penny piece on the club. I will not support these vermin, despite my love for Notts.

    I have made many friends over the years all in the name of the Pies, family members who supported Notts, passed away etc.

    Let's see how it unfolds.....that will determine if I will be at Harrogate, Barrow etc.

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    Its a difficult one. Going down the Lane every other week is my opportunity to have a few hours away from current life stresses, my bit of escapism. To walk away from that will be difficult because trying to find a replacement to fill that void will be pretty much impossible. However, there are of course the moral implications of wanting to help fund a man like May and his ilk. I don't think I could do that either. Fingers crossed it won't come to that!

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    This is a similar thread to the one we had when we signed Lee Hughes.

    I don’t really give a monkeys who’s in the boardroom as long as there’s a decent side on the pitch.(not that I think the Alex Whateverhisnameis group will bring any success).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatPie View Post
    This is a similar thread to the one we had when we signed Lee Hughes.

    I don’t really give a monkeys who’s in the boardroom as long as there’s a decent side on the pitch.(not that I think the Alex Whateverhisnameis group will bring any success).
    It's not the same thing as Hughes at all. Hughesy had done his time, and his crime was unrelated to football. If the Mirror report is correct, May was convicted for 10 years in 2014 - that means he must be out on licence, and as it was a business related fraud, surely he must be banned from being a director of any business. The equivalent of him being allowed to buy the club, is a convicted child abuser being put in charge of a school. It clearly can't be allowed to happen, and I'm certain the National League won't allow it. Even if Hardy is completely off his marbles, he would be completely crackers to sell to this group. A convicted fraudster offers you £6m or whatever, and the chances of actually getting the money are...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagpieMike View Post
    It's not the same thing as Hughes at all. Hughesy had done his time, and his crime was unrelated to football. If the Mirror report is correct, May was convicted for 10 years in 2014 - that means he must be out on licence, and as it was a business related fraud, surely he must be banned from being a director of any business
    Agreed !

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    Lee Hughes crime was borne of absolute stupidity with terribly tragic consequences. The difference between him and May is that LH obviously didn't go out with the intention of ending or ruining lives. I'm not condoning his actions for one minute but it is clear it was a dreadful mistake and he has done everything possible since to try and atone for his crime.

    Alex May (or whatever his name is) purposely set out to destroy peoples lives for his own gain. He crime was premeditated, calculating and abhorrent.

    Ultimately, regardless of the fact LH is the best striker we have seen at this club in the last couple of decades I do wish we hadn't signed him as I felt it sent out the wrong message and I hope we don't end up with an owner(s) like this May bloke and his mates.

    It's about time our club put a stake in the ground and showed the rest of the world that we are prepared to change, to be run in a sustainable manner by owners with a clear intention to ensure the longevity and stability the clubs stakeholders are crying out for and not least deserve. I realise this may actually be too much to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagpieMike View Post
    It's not the same thing as Hughes at all. Hughesy had done his time, and his crime was unrelated to football. If the Mirror report is correct, May was convicted for 10 years in 2014 - that means he must be out on licence, and as it was a business related fraud, surely he must be banned from being a director of any business. The equivalent of him being allowed to buy the club, is a convicted child abuser being put in charge of a school. It clearly can't be allowed to happen, and I'm certain the National League won't allow it. Even if Hardy is completely off his marbles, he would be completely crackers to sell to this group. A convicted fraudster offers you £6m or whatever, and the chances of actually getting the money are...?
    I didn’t say ‘same’, I said ‘similar’.

    ‘Hughesy’ was sentenced to 6 years in 2004 and we signed him in 2009. Had he ‘done his time’? Don’t know whether the family of the chap he killed would have agreed.

    The point I was trying to make is that football fans, including me, are notorious for forgetting past misdemeanours if there is success on the pitch. Again, I don’t think this group will takeover, and it probably be disastrous if they did.

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    I could not give a rats arse who takes over, as long as SOMEBODY does

    Quote Originally Posted by HAPPYMAGPIEHAPPY View Post
    Agreed !
    Who cares what May has or has not done. As long as he puts money into Notts, and we have good players. I am sick of all this childish behaviour of when somebody has done a crime that they should be punished forever

    Notts County are not in a position to be choosy

    I do not give a rats arse who takes over the club, as long as somebody does

    Otherwise if nobody does, we are pretty much finished anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagpieMike View Post
    It's not the same thing as Hughes at all. Hughesy had done his time, and his crime was unrelated to football. If the Mirror report is correct, May was convicted for 10 years in 2014 - that means he must be out on licence, and as it was a business related fraud, surely he must be banned from being a director of any business. The equivalent of him being allowed to buy the club, is a convicted child abuser being put in charge of a school. It clearly can't be allowed to happen, and I'm certain the National League won't allow it. Even if Hardy is completely off his marbles, he would be completely crackers to sell to this group. A convicted fraudster offers you £6m or whatever, and the chances of actually getting the money are...?
    Exactly. Hughes committed a crime, but it was one he did not want or plan to happen. May (or whatever his name is) meticulously planned and implemented a scheme designed to rob old people of their homes and money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatPie View Post
    I didn’t say ‘same’, I said ‘similar’.

    ‘Hughesy’ was sentenced to 6 years in 2004 and we signed him in 2009. Had he ‘done his time’? Don’t know whether the family of the chap he killed would have agreed.

    The point I was trying to make is that football fans, including me, are notorious for forgetting past misdemeanours if there is success on the pitch. Again, I don’t think this group will takeover, and it probably be disastrous if they did.
    It isn't similar at all, the conviction for a carefully planned fraud suggests these people are likely to commit fraud again. How would that contribute in any way to their ability to successfully run Notts as a football club?

    Hughes, on the other hand, committed an unplanned offence. Maybe he's more likely to do something like that again than most, but it didn't impact on his ability to play football.

    OK, the moral point I grant you, but there is something despicable about robbing from pensioners.
    Last edited by Bohinen; 13-06-2019 at 09:06 AM.

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    I don't believe it is possible to give up on something you love, the love dies first and then you give up...I think.

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