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Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:20 am
by welshwhite
Devi wrote:
welshwhite wrote:
Myself, after Pablo and Pontus


Welshwhite in Signs for Leeds Shock Transfer News...


You might not believe this but I spent two weeks on trial at leeds when I was 16.
Don Revie told me straight that because Clarke and Jones were in the England squad I'd be behind them in the pecking order, even though he told me I could become a better player than them.

Elsie Revie made me some cakes and gave me my trainfare home (out of her own purse).
I've been a Leeds fan ever since.

Hooray for Elsie.

Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:27 am
by Devi
welshwhite wrote:
Devi wrote:
welshwhite wrote:
Myself, after Pablo and Pontus


Welshwhite in Signs for Leeds Shock Transfer News...


You might not believe this but I spent two weeks on trial at leeds when I was 16.
Don Revie told me straight that because Clarke and Jones were in the England squad I'd be behind them in the pecking order, even though he told me I could become a player than them.

Elsie Revie made me some cakes and gave me my trainfare home (out of her own purse).
I've been a Leeds fan ever since.

Hooray for Elsie.


:salute:

Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:15 pm
by Phil LUFC
welshwhite wrote:
Devi wrote:
welshwhite wrote:
Myself, after Pablo and Pontus


Welshwhite in Signs for Leeds Shock Transfer News...


You might not believe this but I spent two weeks on trial at leeds when I was 16.
Don Revie told me straight that because Clarke and Jones were in the England squad I'd be behind them in the pecking order, even though he told me I could become a better player than them.

Elsie Revie made me some cakes and gave me my trainfare home (out of her own purse).
I've been a Leeds fan ever since.

Hooray for Elsie.

Well I for one have no reason to doubt the accuracy of this story. What might have been eh?

Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:24 pm
by jackos
Phil LUFC wrote:Well I for one have no reason to doubt the accuracy of this story. What might have been eh?


Oh I don't know, if he'd played with Bremner he'd be running a pub today, instead he's the Welsh Donald Trump.

Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:04 pm
by Quiffy
welshwhite wrote:
Devi wrote:
welshwhite wrote:
Myself, after Pablo and Pontus


Welshwhite in Signs for Leeds Shock Transfer News...


You might not believe this...


:mrgreen:

Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:09 pm
by jackos
QSI in talks over AC Milan takeover..

Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:14 pm
by welshwhite
Self before side!

Takeover thread

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:04 am
by Tommy
Radrizzani dropping some supposedly offhand tidbits about possible buyers in The Times. Might just be looking to drum up some interest but he mentions interest from
QSI, an American Leeds fan and an Italian club owner (hopefully not Cellino). Must be feeling the financial strain of late, perhaps understandably.

Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:35 am
by Professor Weeto
Tommy wrote:Radrizzani dropping some supposedly offhand tidbits about possible buyers in The Times. Might just be looking to drum up some interest but he mentions interest from
QSI, an American Leeds fan and an Italian club owner (hopefully not Cellino). Must be feeling the financial strain of late, perhaps understandably.


Ugh; that’s the last thing we need at the moment. Just shut the fuck up for the rest of the season, Radz.

Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:47 am
by eric olthwaite
QSI’s that YouTube noob who does the fake boxing matches, right? Not sure he’s the bloke for me.

Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:49 am
by Tycipa
Paywalled article in the Times. Anybody care to cut and paste it for us cheapskates?

Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:03 am
by jackos
Copying the YEP article here to save others looking up the Time interview that's behind their paywall. Don't fancy another Italian owner, they are seem to be corrupt as fuck, would feel like standing still. US link sounds interesting. QSI still most likely given the money needed to take the next step if we're not promoted this season.

Would be good if this got sorted by January, assuming it's going to happy, but it sounds like he is preparing to find a buyer if we don't go up. Good to see him recognise the fuck-ups made during his first season in charge,

Whites owner Andrea Radrizzani has revealed he is mulling over a trio of investment proposals, one of which is from Nasser al-Khelaifi's QSI and would, in his estimation, help the club to rival Premier League champions Manchester City.

The pair are friends, having worked together in the past on deals for football TV rights and speculation of a QSI takeover surfaced this summer - speculation Leeds were quick to play down.

Leeds' owner has made no secret of the fact that he is open to outside investment and has already sold a 10 per cent stake to 49ers Enterprises, the finance entity behind NFL franchise the San Francisco 49ers.

Radrizzani is yet to reveal the identity of the other two offers under consideration but told The Times that one is a US-based lifelong Leeds fan and the other owns an Italian football club. “I have been approached by more than 20 parties and I have selected these three,” Radrizzani says.


“The option of Qatar Sports Investment and Nasser — first of all they are friends, we have had a good relationship for a long time. Secondly, they have the possibility to bring this club to compete with Manchester City, so for the fans that could be a fantastic opportunity.

“The second is based in America, he’s a big fan of Leeds United since he was a child, and I like that.

“Another one is the owner of an Italian club. With another club you can create synergy to be more competitive and to target the Premier League — we could maybe get a loan to increase the quality of the team.”

The chairman and founder of Eleven Sports, who earlier this year hinted at a link up with Cagliari after the two sides met in a pre-season friendly, says the size of his stake is of secondary importance to returning the club to prominence in England.

“The most important thing for me is to make this club big again. When I will open the door to others I don’t know, hopefully when we are in the Premier League. The financial support would be more important in the Premier League.

“When it will be done, it doesn’t matter which share [I have], it matters that I can continue my project and also have the support to build this club back again.

"L’appetito vien mangiando, as we say in Italy — appetite comes while you are eating. I don’t need to sell but it is important to listen because I always remember I am a custodian of the club. If it was my own business I would treat it a bit differently.”

Radrizzani also gave insight into the cost involved in employing head coach Marcelo Bielsa and his backroom team and the financial implications of the club's attempts to escape the Championship.

“It is very expensive, I invested over £90 million — with this level of money you could own a Europa League club in most of the European leagues, including Italy.

“The club makes losses, in this league it is impossible not to. We are still paying the consequences of my first year because I was inexperienced and we made some expensive mistakes with players.

“But we haven’t stopped investing. Bielsa and his staff cost £6 million [a year], we bought many other players and I think we have a squad to be promoted. It’s financially not sustainable to keep this level of salary which is now over £30 million, probably £33 million with Marcelo and closer to £40 million with the coaches.”

Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:57 am
by Blackwhite
US- based lifelong Leeds fan, eh?


Are we not entertained?

Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:13 am
by Professor Weeto
Blackwhite wrote:US- based lifelong Leeds fan, eh?


Are we not entertained?


I doubt Russell Crowe has anywhere near enough money to invest in an English football club, tbh. You need proper megabucks these days.

If QSI do invest I hope it will be after this season has finished: at least we can enjoy one last season of being an actual football club and not a sportswashing geopolitical pawn.

Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:14 am
by kennyb41
Doing a sterling job Radz, keep it up.

:thumbl: :salute:

Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:31 am
by welshwhite
Crowe plus a few mega rich mates I recon, if so, I'll drive the fuckers here myself.

Personally I don't give a fuck who owns us, it's all about the players for me.

It would give us a chance to buy the likes of Eddie, instead of watching players like Bamford fuck up chances every week.

One thing is for sure, whoever we get in some goodie-two-shoes will find fault.
Behind every billionaire therein lies a cunt.

Even 'Mr Can't do fuck all wrong' took our club to Myanmar, seems as though that's all forgotten now.

Crooks and Shysters in :thumbl:

Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:05 pm
by Terre Harte II
“U.S.-based lifelong Leeds fan ...”

God dammit. I told Radz to keep that shit on the down low.

Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:01 pm
by Yeboah
Professor Weeto wrote:
Blackwhite wrote:US- based lifelong Leeds fan, eh?


Are we not entertained?


I doubt Russell Crowe has anywhere near enough money to invest in an English football club, tbh. You need proper megabucks these days.

If QSI do invest I hope it will be after this season has finished: at least we can enjoy one last season of being an actual football club and not a sportswashing geopolitical pawn.


He's worth 100 mill US dollars.

He could certainly invest

Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:03 pm
by Professor Weeto
Yeboah wrote:
Professor Weeto wrote:
Blackwhite wrote:US- based lifelong Leeds fan, eh?


Are we not entertained?


I doubt Russell Crowe has anywhere near enough money to invest in an English football club, tbh. You need proper megabucks these days.

If QSI do invest I hope it will be after this season has finished: at least we can enjoy one last season of being an actual football club and not a sportswashing geopolitical pawn.


He's worth 100 mill US dollars.

He could certainly invest


Yeah, but not significantly. 100 million is not much in the context of football: you get that amount every year just for being in the premier league. The supposedly “potless” Radz is apparently worth over five times as much.

Re: Takeover thread

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:31 am
by jackos
Good to see Radz trying to make sure he corrects any misunderstandings he thinks the article might create