Is Radrizanni's "brand" of football good enough for Leeds United?

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Re: Is Radrizanni's "brand" of football good enough for Leeds United?

Postby eric olthwaite » Thu May 20, 2021 5:42 pm

MightyWhite wrote:I’ve heard of Lowy. Wasn’t he thought to be in the running to buy us at one time?


That was his dad Frank IIRC




But more importantly:

The first new face on the board is Australian Peter Lowy. Peter is currently the Principle of the Lowy Family Group private investment business and was formerly the CEO of the hugely successful Westfield Group. Lowy is a lifelong Leeds United supporter who brings over 30 years of business experience with him.


Not sure whether that's the club or the Australians being cunts, but Principal FFS, Shirley.
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Re: Is Radrizanni's "brand" of football good enough for Leeds United?

Postby Oheddieeddie » Thu May 20, 2021 5:45 pm

So ^^

Fiorentina were implicated in the SerieA match fixing scandal, were they not?

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Is Radrizanni's "brand" of football good enough for Leeds United?

Postby Tommy » Thu May 20, 2021 5:47 pm

Let’s hope he does a job for us too then.

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Re: Is Radrizanni's "brand" of football good enough for Leeds United?

Postby Oheddieeddie » Thu May 20, 2021 5:59 pm

Tommy wrote:Let’s hope he does a job for us too then.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Is Radrizanni's "brand" of football good enough for Leeds United?

Postby dirty leeds » Thu May 20, 2021 6:17 pm

Nicked from Waccoe - Times interview with 49ers bloke Marathe:

The Leeds United vice-chairman Paraag Marathe has insisted that the club’s American shareholders are “different” from the Glazer family at Manchester United.
Marathe has also warned that, despite the collapse of the European Super League (ESL), there is still a threat that some elite clubs may make a future attempt to grab more power and money.
The San Francisco-based 49ers NFL team increased their stake in Leeds to 37 per cent this year and Marathe, president of 49ers Enterprises, reacted with “gutted disappointment” when he learnt of the launch of the ESL last month.
The Glazer family, who own United as well as Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL, were one of the prime movers behind the ESL project, though Joel Glazer has since apologised to fans for their involvement.
Marathe said that he knows the Glazers via the NFL but has not spoken to them about the ESL, which collapsed 48 hours after its launch amid an outcry by supporters.
“Of course [I know them],” he told The Times. “My mindset is just generally different so it hasn’t been something I frankly really cared about asking. I just know for us it’s genuine and sincere. We get up at 4.30am to watch Leeds matches and we have WhatsApp groups with the 49ers executives and owners [saying], ‘Oh my gosh, did you see that by Raphinha,’ and our whole day is ruined if we lose and made if we win. It’s why we got into sports in the first place.
“It’s who we are. We’re different, you have to have a connection to what you are doing.”

Marathe said that even if the ESL had been killed off, football needed to remain aware that a similar threat may emerge.
He added: “I’m not sure if the Super League, per se, is a threat because it is a symptom of a deeper problem — and that is a mindset. What I think is a threat is that mindset, that mindset of feeling that your status is now royalty and it’s a birthright that you have in perpetuity. That mindset is a threat.

“Even the concept of the ‘big six’, who called them the ‘big six’? Themselves? Two or three of the big six were only the big 15 or 20 just 15 years ago. Why are they the big six for perpetuity just because in that one static point in time they achieved that status? If it was 20 years Leeds United could make that claim, Manchester City certainly couldn’t. It’s not for ever.
“We are the quintessential example of the ebbs and flows of English football. We went down and we had to fight, scratch and claw our way back and that struggle is what makes it special.”

Marathe believes that the biggest penalty for the rebels was that they lost the trust of their fans.

“When you lose that trust you don’t just repair that trust via a Twitter message the next day or a short-form video that says, ‘I’m sorry, let us pretend that yesterday never happened,’ ” he said. “It doesn’t work like that. From my perspective the penalty is already there because it is going to take a lot of time to win back.”

Marathe will attend the final Leeds match of the season, against West Bromwich Albion, along with a group of other 49ers executives. They will spend time planning for an expansion of Elland Road that aims to take the stadium’s capacity from 37,000 to above 50,000. There would also be an overhaul of its hospitality facilities.
“We want to expand the capacity of Elland Road and modernise the stadium, make the experience better for the supporters but at the same time you don’t want to make it a sterile ground,” the vice-chairman said.
“There’s something menacing about Elland Road [for visiting teams] and you don’t want to take that away because that’s a competitive advantage.
“We certainly have the supporter base to be able to sell out grounds at 50,000-plus, which is what we are looking at.”
Perhaps more importantly in the short term is persuading Marcelo Bielsa, the head coach, to sign a new contract and stay at Leeds for next season. The Leeds chairman, Andrea Radrizzani, is in talks with Bielsa, and Marathe added: “[Bielsa] has been tremendous. This year has been so exhilarating. Obviously we want coach Bielsa back next season and I hope that Andrea and the team can get that done.”
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Re: Is Radrizanni's "brand" of football good enough for Leeds United?

Postby welshwhite » Thu May 20, 2021 6:41 pm

A huge statement that said nothing.

He should work for The Daily Star.

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Re: Is Radrizanni's "brand" of football good enough for Leeds United?

Postby Blackwhite » Thu May 20, 2021 6:48 pm

There were thirteen thousand quantifiable milestones to hold him to, Welsh. You could even try the sandwiches.
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Re: Is Radrizanni's "brand" of football good enough for Leeds United?

Postby Devi » Thu May 20, 2021 6:49 pm

Similar on the Beeb

Have to say, I read (the BBC) and got a good feeling. Even Paraag ‘gets’ Leeds IMO.
I like it. What is it?

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Re: Is Radrizanni's "brand" of football good enough for Leeds United?

Postby Mustafaster » Thu May 20, 2021 7:21 pm

Devi wrote:Similar on the Beeb

Have to say, I read (the BBC) and got a good feeling. Even Paraag ‘gets’ Leeds IMO.

Dunno.
He knows which buttons to press, sure enough.
All the right noises, but it's just wind.
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Re: Is Radrizanni's "brand" of football good enough for Leeds United?

Postby jackos » Thu May 20, 2021 7:42 pm

Mustafaster wrote:He knows which buttons to press, sure enough.
All the right noises, but it's just wind.


You could say the same about 95% of football club owners at any point in history. You get trash like Ken Bates, you get folks like Radz { it's my club and I'll use it to entertain bloody dictatorships if I like } and you get pro's like Paraag. Unfortunately we missed the only window fans would ever have to own the club, Paraag is a pro and obviously understands how to behave, we should be grateful for that. We are lucky to have people like Angus, Paraag and Victor running our club, and to have organisations with a few quid backing them, Lowy is a very experienced business man and will help improve that team.

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Re: Is Radrizanni's "brand" of football good enough for Leeds United?

Postby eric olthwaite » Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:34 am

Bent as fuck

This is Not Very Good.

Long read on why it's a magic bean scam

Brief summary here:

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Re: Is Radrizanni's "brand" of football good enough for Leeds United?

Postby AndyPaul » Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:40 am

Modern day football for you. We wanted the PL and this is the kind of thing we will have to put up with.

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Re: Is Radrizanni's "brand" of football good enough for Leeds United?

Postby eric olthwaite » Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:54 am

On the one hand, it's personal choice / responsibility whether you want to get mugged off on this shit. On the other, I think that it does tend to pray on vulnerability of the type of folk who buy every home and away shirt, whether or not they like it or can afford it.
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Re: Is Radrizanni's "brand" of football good enough for Leeds United?

Postby jackos » Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:08 pm

AndyPaul wrote:Modern day football for you. We wanted the PL and this is the kind of thing we will have to put up with.


Doesn't mean we shouldn't fight against shit like this. It's still our club, if we let it become another money making franchise without protest we deserve all we get.
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Re: Is Radrizanni's "brand" of football good enough for Leeds United?

Postby AndyPaul » Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:11 pm

jackos wrote:
AndyPaul wrote:Modern day football for you. We wanted the PL and this is the kind of thing we will have to put up with.


Doesn't mean we shouldn't fight against shit like this. It's still our club, if we let it become another money making franchise without protest we deserve all we get.


Fair point. I'm just depressing myself as I'm looking forward to getting to Elland road and I'm already thinking I'll be at the Everton game when the shitshow of getting tickets I likely won't be there.

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Re: Is Radrizanni's "brand" of football good enough for Leeds United?

Postby Arnieb » Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:48 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:On the one hand, it's personal choice / responsibility whether you want to get mugged off on this shit. On the other, I think that it does tend to pray on vulnerability of the type of folk who buy every home and away shirt, whether or not they like it or can afford it.


I wouldn't mind if it was simply - you have to pay some money to join a group who can vote on key issues such as the 3rd kit colour, the song we play after a goal etc.

It would be shit and a grift but it would be transparent.

The cryto currency aspect makes this absolutely fucking terrible. Some one is going to lose a load of money on that aspect.

The club is not set up as a seller of complex financial instruments and its fanbase would not expect to buy financial products from the club.

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Re: Is Radrizanni's "brand" of football good enough for Leeds United?

Postby eric olthwaite » Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:59 pm

Arnieb wrote:The cryto currency aspect makes this absolutely fucking terrible. Some one is going to lose a load of money on that aspect.

The club is not set up as a seller of complex financial instruments and its fanbase would not expect to buy financial products from the club.


Yeah, the crypto thing means it's completely outside of the FCA's remit. The notion that an established UK sporting institution would actively engage with and promote the financial Wild West is pathetic, really. They might as well be getting a loan shark as the shirt sponsor.
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