Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

Will the PIF-backed takeover happen and do you want it to?

Yes it will happen and I want it to
15
38%
Yes it will happen but I don't want it to
3
8%
Unsure but I want it to
9
23%
Unsure but I don't want it to
4
10%
No it won't happen but I want it to
4
10%
No it won't happen and I don't want it to
1
3%
Couldn't give a f***
4
10%
 
Total votes: 40

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by UlversToon » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:13 pm

So, what's happening - have I missed a Friday announcement?

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by Hjl » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:17 pm

So what now?

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by CIH » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:29 pm

Hjl wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:17 pm
So what now?
<dotheameobi>

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by Hjl » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:46 am

CIH wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:29 pm
Hjl wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:17 pm
So what now?
<dotheameobi>
So we all sit here and prepare for another s*** season?

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by UlversToon » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:33 am

Hjl wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:46 am
CIH wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:29 pm


<dotheameobi>
So we all sit here and prepare for another s*** season?
That's what I'm doing and it's only 6 weeks away! <yikes>

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:36 am

Oh well, nothing ventured nothing gained.
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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by overseasTOON » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:47 am

Hjl wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:46 am
CIH wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:29 pm


<dotheameobi>
So we all sit here and prepare for another s*** season?
It's what we do.

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by biggeordiedave » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:25 am

Don Sholeone wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:46 pm
As someone who wanted the takeover it's been pretty annoying having other people tell me why I wanted the takeover to go through.
Why did you want the takeover to go through?
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Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:15 pm

biggeordiedave wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:25 am
Don Sholeone wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:46 pm
As someone who wanted the takeover it's been pretty annoying having other people tell me why I wanted the takeover to go through.
Why did you want the takeover to go through?
Because he’s a fan of the Saudi regime and is against people having basic human rights <mob>

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by Hjl » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:21 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:15 pm
biggeordiedave wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:25 am


Why did you want the takeover to go through?
Because he’s a fan of the Saudi regime and is against people having basic human rights <mob>

<roll>
I just want to see us win a trophy before I die <wah>

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:37 pm

Hjl wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:21 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:15 pm


Because he’s a fan of the Saudi regime and is against people having basic human rights <mob>

<roll>
I just want to see us win a trophy before I die <wah>
I just want to see the merits of the Saudi regime endorsed and promoted through their ownership of a football club <roll>
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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by Sir Bobby » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:55 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:37 pm
Hjl wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:21 pm


I just want to see us win a trophy before I die <wah>
I just want to see the merits of the Saudi regime endorsed and promoted through their ownership of a football club <roll>
<laugh>

My personal reasons for wanting the takeover were to see the strengthening of diplomatic and economic ties between the UK and SA. Any trophies would come second to that <roll>

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by Colly » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:09 pm

Sir Bobby wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:55 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:37 pm


I just want to see the merits of the Saudi regime endorsed and promoted through their ownership of a football club <roll>
<laugh>

My personal reasons for wanting the takeover were to see the strengthening of diplomatic and economic ties between the UK and SA. Any trophies would come second to that <roll>
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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:19 pm

Sir Bobby wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:55 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:37 pm


I just want to see the merits of the Saudi regime endorsed and promoted through their ownership of a football club <roll>
<laugh>

My personal reasons for wanting the takeover were to see the strengthening of diplomatic and economic ties between the UK and SA. Any trophies would come second to that <roll>
<laugh>

It’s what we need in a post-Brexit world <laugh>
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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by Hjl » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:10 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:19 pm
Sir Bobby wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:55 pm


<laugh>

My personal reasons for wanting the takeover were to see the strengthening of diplomatic and economic ties between the UK and SA. Any trophies would come second to that <roll>
<laugh>

It’s what we need in a post-Brexit world <laugh>
Yes, all very noble.

I want a trophy.

Trouble is almost everyone with enough money to buy us is gonna have had to have been a complete cronut to get that much money in the first place.

Sure we "dodged the Saudi bullet" but we will either stay with Ashley who is a complete crook, or get bought out by someone just as bad.

There is no winning in that regard any more, may as well go with the richest asshole then.

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by ALF » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:40 pm

The Reubens have been donating thousands each week to the NE food bank and had big plans for the area.

As much as it could be a 'dodged bullet' with PIF, the North East was undoubtedly going to become a better area post-takeover.

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by biggeordiedave » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:29 pm

ALF wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:40 pm
The Reubens have been donating thousands each week to the NE food bank and had big plans for the area.

As much as it could be a 'dodged bullet' with PIF, the North East was undoubtedly going to become a better area post-takeover.
They wouldn't be regenerating the area out of the kindness of their hearts though. More likely they would be buying swathes of cheap property and gentrifying the city. They would be in it for profit and not for the love of a football club they have absolutely no affiliation with. I don't see why they need to own the club for any of this to happen.
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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by DavideDuck » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:49 am

ALF wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:40 pm
The Reubens have been donating thousands each week to the NE food bank and had big plans for the area.

As much as it could be a 'dodged bullet' with PIF, the North East was undoubtedly going to become a better area post-takeover.
At the risk of sounding champagne scoialisty again, since when did we become so reliant on our economic overlords to drag people out the s***? Obviously those with money can make a difference, but the idea of having to clasp our hands together and implore billionaires to buy a football club for the greater good of the area doesn't sit well with me.

I may be an idealist but, as I said before, if people are suddenly so concerned with destitution across the North East maybe they can take a stand on a political level rather than send pleading emails to the Premier League?
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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by Colly » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:57 am

We've got a slowly growing American influence of philanthropy over actual community. Everyone looks out for themselves but for some reason billionaires will fill the gap out of the good of their hearts. What could go wrong?

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by Cal » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:09 am

Colly wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:57 am
We've got a slowly growing American influence of philanthropy over actual community. Everyone looks out for themselves but for some reason billionaires will fill the gap out of the good of their hearts. What could go wrong?
I wanted to make a joke about the raging success of the last decade of austerity and "Big Society" leading to foodbanks feeding record numbers, but it's just too depressing.

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