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12 hours ago, LaticMark said:

 

I presume it's the same David Conn who wrote an article in The Independent in 2004 on the Blitz / Gazal takeover?

That's an interesting coincidence isn't it...

 

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57 minutes ago, Ackey said:

That's an interesting coincidence isn't it...

 

Obviously not but it would suggest that since  Mr Conn is dealing directly with the protagonists on one side that he is not second guessing their position........while that does not guarantee the veracity of that position is does remove several layers of conjecture

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8 minutes ago, Phoenix said:

Obviously not but it would suggest that since  Mr Conn is dealing directly with the protagonists on one side that he is not second guessing their position........while that does not guarantee the veracity of that position is does remove several layers of conjecture

You been reading a bit of Dickens recently ? 🙂

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The new US-based investors have arrived with big money and ambitious plans, but Heginbotham, a lifelong Latics fan, is more phlegmatic.

"Most benefactors usually want out in the end," he said. "We very much hope it will end well, but there is always an end. This time we have an excellent dialogue, and can advise the new owners. We'll also know what is going on. If the club is ever in trouble again, we can be more prepared to get involved to make sure it survives."

 

That hasn't aged well. Only thanks to the FLG we know as much as we do.

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12 minutes ago, Bobledgersheart said:

You been reading a bit of Dickens recently ? 🙂

No...just a contemporary of him 😀

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2 hours ago, Ackey said:

That's an interesting coincidence isn't it...

 

Not really, he's a journalist who looks at such stuff. 

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1 hour ago, singe said:

Only thanks to the FLG we know as much as we do.

Why would anybody want to 'give thanks' to this other bunch of shysters?

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20 minutes ago, whittles left foot said:

Why would anybody want to 'give thanks' to this other bunch of shysters?

Hey Bazza!

Get out of our club, you've overstayed your welcome.

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21 minutes ago, singe said:

Hey Bazza!

Get out of our club, you've overstayed your welcome.

😂

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25 minutes ago, singe said:

Hey Bazza!

Get out of our club, you've overstayed your welcome.

Try answering the question-oh of course, you don't have any answers do you?

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1 hour ago, whittles left foot said:

Why would anybody want to 'give thanks' to this other bunch of shysters?

Why are the FLG shysters in your opinion?

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The whole legal thing seems to hinge around the fact that AL can't get his head around the club transferring £3.58m to Brassbank. To me it's straight forward. Blitz (Brassbnk) paid the council for the land. The council screwed up and agreed to buy the land back + compensation. The council wanted the money to go via the club for a reason the council can easily explain. I presume AL's lawyer didn't ask. Surely AL doesn't think the club had the funds to buy the land in the first place.

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2 hours ago, nzlatic said:

Why are the FLG shysters in your opinion?

They started this in September telling us they were a front for wealthy investors who had the money in place.

Heard nothing really from them till around Christmas when one of their spokes people said it was just a few more pieces of paper to complete.

Nothing since of any substance.

Because of this they have managed to pit the team owner against the ground owner and themselves. 

Caused nothing but more confusion and disruption as far as I am concerned with no end in sight and certainly no sight of any money.

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28 minutes ago, whittles left foot said:

They started this in September telling us they were a front for wealthy investors who had the money in place.

Heard nothing really from them till around Christmas when one of their spokes people said it was just a few more pieces of paper to complete.

Nothing since of any substance.

Because of this they have managed to pit the team owner against the ground owner and themselves. 

Caused nothing but more confusion and disruption as far as I am concerned with no end in sight and certainly no sight of any money.

Would you buy something that is embroiled in a legal dispute?

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5 hours ago, whittles left foot said:

Why would anybody want to 'give thanks' to this other bunch of shysters?

Because they give a toss? 

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2 hours ago, whittles left foot said:

They started this in September telling us they were a front for wealthy investors who had the money in place.

Heard nothing really from them till around Christmas when one of their spokes people said it was just a few more pieces of paper to complete.

Nothing since of any substance.

Because of this they have managed to pit the team owner against the ground owner and themselves. 

Caused nothing but more confusion and disruption as far as I am concerned with no end in sight and certainly no sight of any money.

But I've the owner had left the transaction to take place, then there would be owners who care for the club having worked as a volunteer for years, contributing to the income of the club right now and not an absent landlord. 

The owner could have bought it but /choose not to/cannot afford to. 

So instead he becomes disruptive. 

Struggling to see what the owner has bought to the club. 

What benefit does he bring? 

He's costing it 200k a month, which has to be paid back. 

 

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4 hours ago, whittles left foot said:

Try answering the question-oh of course, you don't have any answers do you?

Because they have provided far more information than the secretive contradictory owner. 

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1 minute ago, singe said:

But I've the owner had left the transaction to take place, then there would be owners who care for the club having worked as a volunteer for years, contributing to the income of the club right now and not an absent landlord. 

The owner could have bought it but /choose not to/cannot afford to. 

So instead he becomes disruptive. 

Struggling to see what the owner has bought to the club. 

What benefit does he bring? 

He's costing it 200k a month, which has to be paid back. 

 

What has this got to do with the FLG?

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1 minute ago, singe said:

Because they have provided far more information than the secretive contradictory owner. 

Oh aye that's gone well hasn't it? Still don't know who the prospective backers are, have they got any money, what are their intentions for the club, what is their timetable? Basically what's going on?

The information you seem to have gleaned is about the current ownership NOT the Flg-much good it has done you. Not changed much either has it?

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10 hours ago, Mickey Quinn's testicles said:

 

Harsh. Conn is a very good journalist in my opinion. Has written very well on the Bury situation for example.

Good guy too - very helpful when we were setting up the trust

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2 hours ago, whittles left foot said:

They started this in September telling us they were a front for wealthy investors who had the money in place.

Heard nothing really from them till around Christmas when one of their spokes people said it was just a few more pieces of paper to complete.

Nothing since of any substance.

Because of this they have managed to pit the team owner against the ground owner and themselves. 

Caused nothing but more confusion and disruption as far as I am concerned with no end in sight and certainly no sight of any money.

Nah. AL not paying his bills has caused this. Without the FLG being involved we'd probably have less info in the open domain, but it's hard to see how they're making the situation worse. Worse for AL maybe, as they're giving SB a prospective alternative owner, but not worse for the future of the club as a whole.

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42 minutes ago, whittles left foot said:

Who gives a toss?

Well me for one. If the last 27 years of the club being owned by chancers who don't doesn't persuade you that having people who do might be worth a go then that's up to you. 

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1 hour ago, singe said:

But I've the owner had left the transaction to take place, then there would be owners who care for the club having worked as a volunteer for years, contributing to the income of the club right now and not an absent landlord. 

The owner could have bought it but /choose not to/cannot afford to. 

So instead he becomes disruptive. 

Struggling to see what the owner has bought to the club. 

What benefit does he bring? 

He's costing it 200k a month, which has to be paid back. 

 

Paid back how??

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