Takeover thread

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Re: Takeover thread

Postby jackos » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:31 am

eric olthwaite wrote:I'm happy to be patient, personally.
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There's no fuckers more patient than 50 year old Leeds fans. We missed the Revie era and had the joy of watching our club fall apart and standing in the stands with 12K other hardy souls watching crap div 2 football. We had our moments off the pitch in places like Cleethorpes in '82 & '83 but the football always required heaps of patience. We've had a few successful years in between but for most of my life we've been varying levels of shit on the pitch. So please don't play that card, we're all as patient as they come. I'd just like to see our 100 year old club back in the top flight before I die. Bielsa might be able to achieve that, but he has no bloody chance at all without the investment Radz is looking for.

Anyway werent you the guy who was considering packing it all in a couple of months ago because football wasn't worth it or summat? It's not. But we're still at it :cheers:
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby Andymac-47 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:38 am

Yeah, my patience has run its course. Fed up watching the likes of Palace spunking 30 million on Benteke.
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:41 am

Andymac-47 wrote:Yeah, my patience has run its course. Fed up watching the likes of Palace spunking 30 million on Benteke.


You'd prefer that we were spunking £30m on Benteke?
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby Andymac-47 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:55 am

eric olthwaite wrote:
Andymac-47 wrote:Yeah, my patience has run its course. Fed up watching the likes of Palace spunking 30 million on Benteke.


You'd prefer that we were spunking £30m on Benteke?


No way Eric, you missed my point. It's the likes of Palace being able to splash that sort cash. I would like us to have the £30 million.
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:56 am

jackos wrote:Anyway werent you the guy who was considering packing it all in a couple of months ago because football wasn't worth it or summat? It's not. But we're still at it :cheers:


I believe that the gist of what I said was that I'm not a Leeds fan because I demand only success and nothing else will do, and there's the potential for me to give up if the price of success was for the club to turn into something I don't feel any connection with.
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby welshwhite » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:34 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:
jackos wrote:Anyway werent you the guy who was considering packing it all in a couple of months ago because football wasn't worth it or summat? It's not. But we're still at it :cheers:


I believe that the gist of what I said was that I'm not a Leeds fan because I demand only success and nothing else will do, and there's the potential for me to give up if the price of success was for the club to turn into something I don't feel any connection with.


If you felt a little nostalgic you could always watch re-runs of our loss to Histon, etc.
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I am of course just jesting, E. You have your beliefs and no amount of chat will change how you feel, I recon you're in a small minority but there's nothing wrong with that.

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Re: Takeover thread

Postby kennyb41 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:58 pm

The EPL is the best international league in the world bar none why the fck would you not want your team to be a part of it, I fcking yearn for us to be up against the likes of Liverpool Spurs etc it's where we fcking damn well belong, money is doing them fck all harm, oh how i wish we had the money to sign a David Silva instead of a Grot.

If you want nostalgia go and support fcking Guiseley, the game has moved on like televisions do.
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby London_White » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:02 pm

Will be my 50th season next year and I'm with Eric - don't like the way football in general is going, don't want to support a 'fund' wherever the coin comes from.
Unfortunately this is the way of top tier football, maybe I'll just join Eric down the Dripping Pan, wistfully mumbling into our pints of Harveys about Leeds before the Qatari money

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Re: Takeover thread

Postby Clacton white » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:01 pm

London_White wrote:Will be my 50th season next year and I'm with Eric - don't like the way football in general is going, don't want to support a 'fund' wherever the coin comes from.
Unfortunately this is the way of top tier football, maybe I'll just join Eric down the Dripping Pan, wistfully mumbling into our pints of Harveys about Leeds before the Qatari money

Not far behind you as a LUFC supporter , my 48th season .
Unfortunately , its the way the game has gone . If Leeds are ever to compete again at that level , there has to be some sort of huge investor/owner behind it all . People will point to Leicester as breaking into that level , albeit briefly , but they have also had a bloody wealthy owner behind them , the days even of some local businessman such as Jack Walker ( Blackburn ) are gone as even at that level they can't compete with these multi billionaire oil or gas people . I'm afraid the game we were raised on with local players , local owners , local fans ( though as a Brummie I can't be counted in that category ) are pretty much consigned to thee history books . If Leeds are ever to compete the only way is with something like this Qatari thing . Even Radz who I believe is quite successful I in his field , is pretty small fry . In all fairness though I believe he has done the best he can .

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Re: Takeover thread

Postby jackos » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:02 pm

Think it goes without saying that very few of us like the way football has gone, it's way past going, who wants 100 quid tickets and 200K a week wages? I didn't want Ken Bates to run our club for 8 years either, or see GFH plunder what he left, or see our club go on a preseason tour of Myanmar, but it all happened, and there was fuck all we could do about it. What was it Radz said has he toddled off to drink afternoon tea and sell Eleven Sports to the Generals? "If you don't like it buy your own club" and yet most folks who post on here seem desperate for him to stay and finish the job.
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby AndyPaul » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:30 am

Andymac-47 wrote:
eric olthwaite wrote:
Andymac-47 wrote:Yeah, my patience has run its course. Fed up watching the likes of Palace spunking 30 million on Benteke.


You'd prefer that we were spunking £30m on Benteke?


No way Eric, you missed my point. It's the likes of Palace being able to splash that sort cash. I would like us to have the £30 million.


I'm concerned about the use of the words spunk, splash both in reference to Benteke. If it was Enoch Showumni I could understand but not Benteke....

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Re: Takeover thread

Postby MightyWhite » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:47 pm

More smoke in French press today

http://sportwitness.co.uk/france-leeds-united-now-expected-become-psgs-little-brother-coming-weeks-months/

From France: Leeds United now expected to become PSG’s ‘little brother’ in ‘coming weeks or months’
By Tom Coast - 1st July 2019
There are some very big claims coming out of France on Monday, as Le Parisien reveal that QSI, the major backers at Paris Saint-Germain, are well and truly in talks to sort something out with Leeds United.

They don’t waste any time, starting the article by explaining that Marcelo Bielsa’s club should expect to become the Ligue 1 champions’ ‘little brother’ in the ‘coming weeks or months’.

Qatar are holding talks via their Qatari Sports Investments (QSI) group, with Nasser Al Khelaifi, Paris Saint-Germain’s president, in the middle of all discussions.

A source ‘close to the affair’ has confirmed to Le Parisien that Qatar are ‘getting closer’ to an agreement to buy out Leeds ‘with the objective of broadening their portfolio in English football’ and chose the Championship side ‘after studying perspectives of entry in the English market over the past two years’.

Leeds’ failure to gain promotion to the Premier League didn’t put the investors off, and while the price of the takeover remains a ‘well kept secret’, it’s expected to be ‘far superior’ to the €79m spent to acquire Paris Saint-Germain back in 2011.
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby thestraw » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:24 pm

This isn't going away quickly, is it. I suspect there is some substance behind these rumours and talks are continuing.
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby welshwhite » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:55 pm

I really hope it's going to happen. If so lets get it done while the transfer window is open.
Not so much to get people in but to keep the few good ones that we have here.
Bielsa has already stated that we'll not get as far as last season with the current crop of players.
We'll have even less chance if we lose any of our top performers.
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby Blackwhite » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:26 pm

welshwhite wrote:Bielsa has already stated that we'll not get as far as last season with the current crop of players.


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Re: Takeover thread

Postby jackos » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:43 am

Why the chuff would we be selling Phillips, Jansson and Clarke if QSI were about to walk in the door? Makes no sense unless they already know who they want to bring in, or unless Radz wants to cash in before he sells up and they have given him to green light, which makes no sense either.
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby Yeboah » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:33 am

jackos wrote:Why the chuff would we be selling Phillips, Jansson and Clarke if QSI were about to walk in the door? Makes no sense unless they already know who they want to bring in, or unless Radz wants to cash in before he sells up and they have given him to green light, which makes no sense either.


As with any transfer you sell if you believe the price offered is greater than your value of the player, or if the player asks to go and you get a good offer

If KP is the key to us being promoted then if won't happen anyway.

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Re: Takeover thread

Postby jackos » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:15 am

Yeboah wrote:As with any transfer you sell if you believe the price offered is greater than your value of the player, or if the player asks to go and you get a good offer

If KP is the key to us being promoted then if won't happen anyway.


If a multi billion pound fund is taking over you don't sell your best players, definitely not academy products, and you definitely do not force players out because it will reduce any potential transfer fee dramatically. It does not make sense, unless as I wrote, you want to build up an "ffp" financial buffer and you already have players lined up.

If anyone thinks Berardi is a good replacement for Jansson they are kidding themselves. We will not get promoted if Cooper, and White are our only centre backs, and Berardi us the only backup.
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby welshwhite » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:19 am

Yeboah wrote:
jackos wrote:Why the chuff would we be selling Phillips, Jansson and Clarke if QSI were about to walk in the door? Makes no sense unless they already know who they want to bring in, or unless Radz wants to cash in before he sells up and they have given him to green light, which makes no sense either.


As with any transfer you sell if you believe the price offered is greater than your value of the player, or if the player asks to go and you get a good offer

If KP is the key to us being promoted then if won't happen anyway.


You've always had a belief that KP should not be in our first 11, it's all about opinons and that's how it should be, each to their own as someone once said.

I'd be interested if you could name five of our current squad more important to our promotion chase that KP.

Myself, after Pablo and Pontus I can't think of any others above him?
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby Devi » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:09 am

welshwhite wrote:
Myself, after Pablo and Pontus


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