jackos wrote:Tommy wrote:Phil Hay mentioned that nobody at the 49ers remembered our previous dalliance with them and they got to know Radrizzani independently through other channels before he bought Leeds Utd. Could be true or a deliberate attempt to distance this from GFH.
Marathe has a very short/selective memory then, there's newspapers interviews with him from 2014 as well. Big difference this time is that they've put money behind their words
https://www.leedsunited.com/news/team-n ... rs-link-up10 Jan 2014
UNITED ANNOUNCE 49ERS LINK-UP
Paraag Marathe, Chief Operating Officer of the 49ers, said: “The 49ers are very excited about the prospect of partnering with Leeds United, a club with an international following as well as great history and tradition.
“We look forward to sharing best practices with Leeds United and providing them with our perspective on the sports industry. This is an exciting opportunity for us to link up with an English football club and learn from each other.”
interesting. so he denied any prior exchanges with leeds this week, but radz claims to have been long time friends with this guy, which means this guy could have been the catalyst for radz investing in leeds.
obviously as radz's mate he would want to make sure that radz didn't pay too much for us, so like some illimunati figure, he's kept us pootling along in the slow lane until radz bought us out. it all makes sense.