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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

by Remember Colo » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:06 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:08 pm
biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:50 am


Cryptic <scratch>
It's all in the crumb structure.

He seems to have over-proven the bread which hints, to me at least, that something is bubbling under the surface at Newcastle United
Before seeing the author of this post I knew it was you. Could just count on your baking expertise shining through!

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

by Don Sholeone » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:02 pm

It was pretty funny, within an hour people had "decoded" the picture <laugh>

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

by Cal » Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:57 pm

The Italian tin. Either they're buying Juventus instead, or Santon is coming back <awe>

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

by krully » Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:57 pm

The letters on the bottle must be a cryptic message

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

by overseasTOON » Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:46 pm

biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:18 pm
overseasTOON wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:08 pm


It's all in the crumb structure.

He seems to have over-proven the bread which hints, to me at least, that something is bubbling under the surface at Newcastle United
The talk on Twitter is the loaf is cut roughly 80/10/10, the champagne says "Blanc de Noir" and there are bottles of Guinness (good things come to those who wait) and Brown Ale <scratch>.




<scratch>
And a plug in the the top right corner.

It's happening lads!!!

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

by lassassinblanc » Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:04 pm

<laugh> <laugh> <laugh>

Image

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

by Beatski » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:52 pm

just out of shot are a bunch of straws being clutched

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

by biggeordiedave » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:18 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:08 pm
biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:50 am


Cryptic <scratch>
It's all in the crumb structure.

He seems to have over-proven the bread which hints, to me at least, that something is bubbling under the surface at Newcastle United
The talk on Twitter is the loaf is cut roughly 80/10/10, the champagne says "Blanc de Noir" and there are bottles of Guinness (good things come to those who wait) and Brown Ale <scratch>.




<scratch>

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

by overseasTOON » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:08 pm

biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:50 am


Cryptic <scratch>
It's all in the crumb structure.

He seems to have over-proven the bread which hints, to me at least, that something is bubbling under the surface at Newcastle United

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

by biggeordiedave » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:50 am



Cryptic <scratch>

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

by overseasTOON » Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:56 pm

My mate in Singapore and I set aside some time to do a bit of research into this group. Once you scratch the surface; that's it. It's that shallow on information.

I checked out their Paris operations and very much hit the same issue.

Named as Directors etc of numerous companies with no substance of anything in the background like proper financials or history.

The way back machine has more information then anything else based on web domains <laugh>

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

by Bodacious Benny » Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:39 pm

Here's a snippet - can't believe (well I can...) that the BBC report this s***.

On its corporate website, Bellagraph Nova says it has 23,000 employees and revenues for 2019 of $12bn (£9.3bn).

Singapore-based corporate governance expert Mak Yuen Teen said it is not unusual for some companies to exaggerate their credentials or "window-dress".

"I've seen listed companies continually misrepresent themselves including on the Singapore Exchange - announcing deals that are false, using fake degrees, but this is at a whole new level," he said.

As Bellagraph Nova and its entities are not publicly listed on any stock exchanges, apart from one linked company called Axington, their claims about revenues and employees cannot be easily verified.

"It's quite unbelievable that a $12bn company with 23,000 employees appear out of nowhere. Most likely they are claiming potential partners as part of their business," added Mr Yuen, who is an associate professor of accounting at the National University of Singapore.

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

by Bodacious Benny » Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:37 pm

I hate this thread <laugh>

I forget all about any supposed takeovers or ongoing legal battles until this pops up <laugh>

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

by Blue & Maroon » Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:16 pm

I for one welcome our Singaporean overlords.

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

by overseasTOON » Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:39 pm

Them peeps from Singapore are still going on about it:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54366716

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra Chomping at the bit

by Beatski » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:38 pm

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra Chomping at the bit

by Don Sholeone » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:54 pm

Still some lingering talk of legal action being taken against the PL. Hopefully they get taken to court and made to squirm.

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PL Release Statement

by CIH » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:07 pm

ALF wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:05 pm
lassassinblanc wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:53 pm


All I'm saying is I have my doubts too. I agree with all those points above if they were serious then they've gone about it in a very strange way.

I'd also like to question a few things you've stated above too.

I'd also like to state that this response isn't an attack on your views as I state above I agree but I'm giving them the benefit.
Think this is fair.

In addition I can't see anything wrong with bidding below the asking price. The previous bid was accepted pre-recession, the value of most businesses will have dropped now. Not to mention we're getting close to starting a season with no investment so the club is weaker. And Mike Ashley has shown he wants to get rid, makes more sense to go in at £280m rather than the fake American who went in at £350m.
I think it makes sense bidding "lower" so long as it's an opening bid. Some of the stuff coming out is making me doubt the legitimacy though, despite my clutching at straws all in excitement a mere 24 hours ago. It's the Ronaldo thing that did me in the end, it just seems like sensationalist bollocks.

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PL Release Statement

by ALF » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:05 pm

lassassinblanc wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:53 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:14 am


Yep - spot on! It's hilarious that Sky are so desperate that they actually gave this 'story' any air time.
All I'm saying is I have my doubts too. I agree with all those points above if they were serious then they've gone about it in a very strange way.

I'd also like to question a few things you've stated above too.

I'd also like to state that this response isn't an attack on your views as I state above I agree but I'm giving them the benefit.
Think this is fair.

In addition I can't see anything wrong with bidding below the asking price. The previous bid was accepted pre-recession, the value of most businesses will have dropped now. Not to mention we're getting close to starting a season with no investment so the club is weaker. And Mike Ashley has shown he wants to get rid, makes more sense to go in at £280m rather than the fake American who went in at £350m.

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PL Release Statement

by lassassinblanc » Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:53 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:14 am
TJR wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:20 pm


Really? There is absolutely nothing legitimate about this in the slightest.

Here are a few of the red flags:
  • Leaked a badly worded statement and 'confidential' documents supoosedly showing proof of the bid to the media. All before anything has been agreed.
  • Have bid (or claimed to) considerably lower than the asking price.
  • Claimed to have Shearer on board. Shearer has denied this. - Maybe he's denied due to an NDA or he doesn't want to risk his job at the BBC
  • Claim to be close with Cristiano Ronaldo and say they are going to sign him.
  • Social media accounts and website are only a month old. So? doesn't mean they didn't have them before I see something on their website about a merger perhaps they are rebranding?
  • Website includes badly photoshopped images with Obama.
    I agree they look odd
  • Head office is a rented €100 an hour conference room.
    How do you know this? have you been there?, many global companies also do this now too btw so not that massive a deal
  • Bid is fronted by Chopra, a gambling addict with gambling debts. Not the man you want fronting a consortium buying a club.
    This was my main point which I've already pointed out
  • Claimed to be in advanced talks with Ashley. Ashley's camp have said it has not got to this stage and they doubt the seriousness of the bid.
Agree slightly odd but again maybe Ashley is adhering to an NDA and not giving away too much
Even the local media, who normally lap up any takeover talk as gospel are saying this is a load of s****.
Yep - spot on! It's hilarious that Sky are so desperate that they actually gave this 'story' any air time.
All I'm saying is I have my doubts too. I agree with all those points above if they were serious then they've gone about it in a very strange way.

I'd also like to question a few things you've stated above too.

I'd also like to state that this response isn't an attack on your views as I state above I agree but I'm giving them the benefit.

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