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Thread: O/T:- S****horpe

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    Quote Originally Posted by upthemaggies View Post
    I've not looked into this beyond a few comments here and there, but at least a few of their fans still seem to want the shape-shifter to stick around purely on the basis that he isn't Peter Swann.... and that will probably translate to a reasonable percentage of Scunny fans overall, which could make things extra unpleasant if they do now have a dividing fan base.

    Regards Hardy and crowds. He brought gates up to a level which isn't much below what they are now, though it could be argued that the additional support we enjoy today was in fact largely thanks to Sven-Trembling's efforts with the highly dislikeable and self entitled Trews then driving up to 5/6 thousand semi to regular attendees away and then waiting to return when they finally sodded off. Inevitably the crowds dropped again with relegation to tier 5 and the current owners have had to take steps to win them back once again, their regular offers doing a lot of the overlooked heavy lifting I should imagine.
    Don't think Trew was all that bad,he did the right thing initially in paying off local businesses rather than taking NCFC into admin.He/she got us into division 1 with a few decent management appointments, or the merry go round as it was known,was the 1862 tag a lucky pick by juventus or was it Trews input??, suppose we will never know.
    Now we have a fan base and owners to be proud of,not least a fabulous ground ( thank you Derek Pavis) that is now so cared for & invested in,we are so fortunate compared with most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countygump View Post
    Who will buy them now? Probably in a worse state now than they were before and there wasn't queues of people then. Sadly I see another Bury/Macclesfield happening

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Balti Pie View Post
    Who will buy them now? Probably in a worse state now than they were before and there wasn't queues of people then. Sadly I see another Bury/Macclesfield happening
    Unfortunately I agree, if this guy was the only option before then who will buy them???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Balti Pie View Post
    Who will buy them now? Probably in a worse state now than they were before and there wasn't queues of people then. Sadly I see another Bury/Macclesfield happening
    I dunno CBP, Yanks seem to buying Non League clubs recently, I think they've bought a couple of them. Cheap to buy and improve and a relatively cheap to get into the 92 as well. Why not them? Gawd knows they deserve a bit of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countygump View Post
    Really feel for the club and it’s supporters as I always do when long established clubs have issues like this. David Hilton’s not really selling them though:-

    Mr Hilton said the National League North side had a "significant amount of debt and the club loses significant amounts of money each and every month".
    He added there were also "ongoing legal battles that are required to tidy this club up costing thousands each month".


    I think he needs to work on his marketing strategy.

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    Iíve read a bit on this and it doesnít really add up. The guy had no money before he went to prison after he said himself numerous failed business ventures over a number of years so since coming out in 2015 has suddenly got the wealth to run a football club?
    He bought it for 3 quid without the ground, one fan said with season tickets, matchdays towards the end of last season and some other bits the club should have received a million quid which really should cover at the very least players wages over half a year and some staff.
    It feels like not much else has been paid, so itís either total naivety or was the idea to wrangle the ground back off the previous owner for next to nothing then possibly asset strip? Whatever it is itís a total mess which the fans donít deserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_magpie View Post
    I’ve read a bit on this and it doesn’t really add up. The guy had no money before he went to prison after he said himself numerous failed business ventures over a number of years so since coming out in 2015 has suddenly got the wealth to run a football club?
    We know from experience that the 'fit and proper persons' test for potential footy club owners is a joke, but how did this one get through?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Pie View Post
    We know from experience that the 'fit and proper persons' test for potential footy club owners is a joke, but how did this one get through?
    Apparently it doesn't ask you for spent convictions. I appreciate that there is the need to allow rehabilitation but someone who has served time for fraud probably should either be carefully monitored or just not allowed.

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    At least they might be able to make some money by having an FA Cup run ..... oh.

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