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Re: Takeover thread

Postby Andymac-47 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:25 pm

Tommy wrote:Some rumblings from France that Qatar might be getting involved at some point soon. Not sure of the source yet.

Yeah, Tommy, seen a lot on Waccoe earlier this evening. Just trying to separate the news from the wank emojis was to exhausting for me. But there was some positive stuff.
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Takeover thread

Postby Tommy » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:39 pm

Is it positive? Is that what we want? I’m not so sure.

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Re: Takeover thread

Postby Devi » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:45 pm

If Qatar come in and get us, say, a Sancho or An Alexander-Arnold type? Yeah. I reckon that’d be good.

Ain’t gonna happen though.
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:47 pm

Tommy wrote:Is it positive? Is that what we want? I’m not so sure.


I don’t like the idea anyway, but right at the minute it just feels like a shitload of external noise we don’t need.

They can fuck off until the season’s over, at the very least.
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby dirty leeds » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:54 pm

Andymac-47 wrote:
Tommy wrote:Some rumblings from France that Qatar might be getting involved at some point soon. Not sure of the source yet.

Yeah, Tommy, seen a lot on Waccoe earlier this evening. Just trying to separate the news from the wank emojis was to exhausting for me. But there was some positive stuff.


:mrgreen: I know, mate, I know.

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Re: Takeover thread

Postby AndyPaul » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:05 pm

One thing that's happened during this lockdown is the decline in Tiger bread. My mother's even started making her own and its shit

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Re: Takeover thread

Postby OWETB » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:14 pm

AndyPaul wrote:One thing that's happened during this lockdown is the decline in Tiger bread. My mother's even started making her own and its shit


Iceland do their own tiger bread and it isn't too bad.

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Re: Takeover thread

Postby welshwhite » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:22 pm

AndyPaul wrote:One thing that's happened during this lockdown is the decline in Tiger bread. My mother's even started making her own and its shit


Aldi have been doing a Honey flavoured loaf for quite a while now, well worth a try.

Most big supermarkets now are also doing Seeded loafs for around a quid a pop, quite nice too.

In February a neighbour of mine took his shopping out of the boot of his car and I noticed he had bought a loaf of just plain white bread. I try my best to avoid the cunt now :thumbd:

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Re: Takeover thread

Postby Andymac-47 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:03 pm

Tommy wrote:Is it positive? Is that what we want? I’m not so sure.

I'd welcome some sort of investment. Especially if it's going to improve the squad.
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby AndyPaul » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:23 pm

OWETB wrote:
AndyPaul wrote:One thing that's happened during this lockdown is the decline in Tiger bread. My mother's even started making her own and its shit


Iceland do their own tiger bread and it isn't too bad.


Hmmm, this is a place I don't frequent, may give it a whirl

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Re: Takeover thread

Postby Phil LUFC » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:13 pm

Tommy wrote:Is it positive? Is that what we want? I’m not so sure.

Fuck knows. I mean, I''ve never been particularly keen on the "get rich owners and buy a load of expensive footballers" strategy for becoming good but I'm also not too keen on an extended spell of lower mid table with the odd relegation battle thrown in (and I'm not even going to contemplate yo-yo club/another extended stay in the Championship). So, yeah, if that means an owner with deeper pockets then we're going to have to go there. I would however prefer it to be:
1. Less questionably sourced funds
2. Not as the little brother to another venture (fuck PSGs reserves and fuck not being allowed to compete in Europe because of conflicts of interest)
3. After Bielsa has chosen to move on/retire - I can't see a change of ownership being a positive for him right now, he doesn't seem like the sort of manager in a hurry to spend big on players (although equally he'll have some minimum standards Radz may struggle to reach).

All in, I pretty much want us to achieve a level where we're not forced to watch our best young players move onto the dizzying heights of Norwich, Villa or fucking Bournemouth but equally I don't want to get to a point where there are no academy graduates in our starting XI. The current lot may not all have Leeds in their blood but they seem an honest bunch who are genuinely delighted to be here.

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Re: Takeover thread

Postby metalsmurf » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:16 pm

Phil LUFC wrote:
Tommy wrote:Is it positive? Is that what we want? I’m not so sure.

Fuck knows. I mean, I''ve never been particularly keen on the "get rich owners and buy a load of expensive footballers" strategy for becoming good but I'm also not too keen on an extended spell of lower mid table with the odd relegation battle thrown in (and I'm not even going to contemplate yo-yo club/another extended stay in the Championship). So, yeah, if that means an owner with deeper pockets then we're going to have to go there. I would however prefer it to be:
1. Less questionably sourced funds
2. Not as the little brother to another venture (fuck PSGs reserves and fuck not being allowed to compete in Europe because of conflicts of interest)
3. After Bielsa has chosen to move on/retire - I can't see a change of ownership being a positive for him right now, he doesn't seem like the sort of manager in a hurry to spend big on players (although equally he'll have some minimum standards Radz may struggle to reach).

All in, I pretty much want us to achieve a level where we're not forced to watch our best young players move onto the dizzying heights of Norwich, Villa or fucking Bournemouth but equally I don't want to get to a point where there are no academy graduates in our starting XI. The current lot may not all have Leeds in their blood but they seem an honest bunch who are genuinely delighted to be here.

Thing is Phil, the guys that don't have questionably sourced funds, and there are very few depending on your bar, are not interested in footy.
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby Phil LUFC » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:23 pm

metalsmurf wrote:
Phil LUFC wrote:
Tommy wrote:Is it positive? Is that what we want? I’m not so sure.

Fuck knows. I mean, I''ve never been particularly keen on the "get rich owners and buy a load of expensive footballers" strategy for becoming good but I'm also not too keen on an extended spell of lower mid table with the odd relegation battle thrown in (and I'm not even going to contemplate yo-yo club/another extended stay in the Championship). So, yeah, if that means an owner with deeper pockets then we're going to have to go there. I would however prefer it to be:
1. Less questionably sourced funds
2. Not as the little brother to another venture (fuck PSGs reserves and fuck not being allowed to compete in Europe because of conflicts of interest)
3. After Bielsa has chosen to move on/retire - I can't see a change of ownership being a positive for him right now, he doesn't seem like the sort of manager in a hurry to spend big on players (although equally he'll have some minimum standards Radz may struggle to reach).

All in, I pretty much want us to achieve a level where we're not forced to watch our best young players move onto the dizzying heights of Norwich, Villa or fucking Bournemouth but equally I don't want to get to a point where there are no academy graduates in our starting XI. The current lot may not all have Leeds in their blood but they seem an honest bunch who are genuinely delighted to be here.

Thing is Phil, the guys that don't have questionably sourced funds, and there are very few depending on your bar, are not interested in footy.

Aye, I'm very much aware of that but there's a sliding scale of cuntery. Radz isn't entirely clean, especially with the Myanmar links but he a large leap away from Qatar state ownership. I guess I prefer the 49ers route or some of Russell Crowe and friends consortium even if that leads to only modestly rich rather than obscenely rich owners. I'd be more than content to see how Radz deals with the EPL for a season or 2 before cashing in too, I'd like to think he can help us stay up and consolidate before someone else takes us back towards the top 6, let the money arrive to shake the almost inevitable post Bielsa slump.

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Re: Takeover thread

Postby dirty leeds » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:31 pm

From a football angle, I would love to see a Bielsa Leeds team take on the Premiership and win it. Not next season - top six will do - but the one after.
It's not much to ask.

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Re: Takeover thread

Postby Bobbycollins » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:40 pm

dirty leeds wrote:From a football angle, I would love to see a Bielsa Leeds team take on the Premiership and win it. Not next season - top six will do - but the one after.
It's not much to ask.

I would also like to see a Bielsa team win the EPL. However isn't his key skill the ability to take whatever he's given and improve it enormously? I think the current Leeds side would survive in the EPL but it needs reinforcements, especially as Pablo can't go on forever. To win the title might require a complete re-build, which isn't necessarily something that Bielsa would fancy.

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Re: Takeover thread

Postby metalsmurf » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:10 pm

Yeah, would like to see radz with a helping hand from 49ers or a n other.
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby Blackwhite » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:13 pm

Bobbycollins wrote:
dirty leeds wrote:From a football angle, I would love to see a Bielsa Leeds team take on the Premiership and win it. Not next season - top six will do - but the one after.
It's not much to ask.

I would also like to see a Bielsa team win the EPL. However isn't his key skill the ability to take whatever he's given and improve it enormously? I think the current Leeds side would survive in the EPL but it needs reinforcements, especially as Pablo can't go on forever. To win the title might require a complete re-build, which isn't necessarily something that Bielsa would fancy.

But the historical throwbacks are irresistibly tempting.
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby Ontolly » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:17 pm

dirty leeds wrote:From a football angle, I would love to see a Bielsa Leeds team take on the Premiership and win it. Not next season - top six will do - but the one after.
It's not much to ask.

You need some ambition man. I expect to be world club champions in 2023
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Re: Takeover thread

Postby Eddies Boots » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:58 am

Ontolly wrote:
dirty leeds wrote:From a football angle, I would love to see a Bielsa Leeds team take on the Premiership and win it. Not next season - top six will do - but the one after.
It's not much to ask.

You need some ambition man. I expect to be world club champions in 2023


You are the new owner rumoured by Aziz?

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Re: Takeover thread

Postby jackos » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:30 am

metalsmurf wrote:Yeah, would like to see radz with a helping hand from 49ers or a n other.


The 49ers are owned by the York family which does seems a little symbolic.
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