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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by JamieY26 » 29 Nov 2016 14:05

I don't know what all the fuss is about... We were a failing club on the verge of administration and were purchased by a group that have actually steadied the ship pretty well... It is worth remembering that the Thais or any other possible buyer will be business people and if a muddy car park was enough to tempt them and save the club, then i say LET THEM HAVE IT! Its a much better outcome than the one that was waiting for us if no buyer came along.

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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by One8Seven1* » 29 Nov 2016 15:09

JamieY26 wrote:I don't know what all the fuss is about... We were a failing club on the verge of administration and were purchased by a group that have actually steadied the ship pretty well... It is worth remembering that the Thais or any other possible buyer will be business people and if a muddy car park was enough to tempt them and save the club, then i say LET THEM HAVE IT! Its a much better outcome than the one that was waiting for us if no buyer came along.


Fair point, but it didn't do Leicester or Southampton any harm, did it? My biggest concern remains the lack of parking will hurt attendances, especially when we struggle. It's all well and good offering more buses, but the current bus service isn't the best, and they're offering buses that will take you to the ground far too early and leave well after full-time to counter the increase in usage. I wouldn't have wanted admin and relegation, but equally it wouldn't have been the end of the world either.

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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by muirinho » 29 Nov 2016 15:21

One8Seven1* wrote:
JamieY26 wrote:I don't know what all the fuss is about... We were a failing club on the verge of administration and were purchased by a group that have actually steadied the ship pretty well... It is worth remembering that the Thais or any other possible buyer will be business people and if a muddy car park was enough to tempt them and save the club, then i say LET THEM HAVE IT! Its a much better outcome than the one that was waiting for us if no buyer came along.


Fair point, but it didn't do Leicester or Southampton any harm, did it? My biggest concern remains the lack of parking will hurt attendances, especially when we struggle. It's all well and good offering more buses, but the current bus service isn't the best, and they're offering buses that will take you to the ground far too early and leave well after full-time to counter the increase in usage. I wouldn't have wanted admin and relegation, but equally it wouldn't have been the end of the world either.


Administration is very bad for local companies who supply the club and are left seriously out of pocket, locals who work for the club who lose their jobs with only statutory redundancy, and the tax-payer.
It makes no difference to the ones who already are well paid - i.e., management and the footballers.

Is it the end of the world? It might feel like it if your business goes under because of it.

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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by Maneki Neko » 29 Nov 2016 17:00

One8Seven1* wrote:
JamieY26 wrote:I don't know what all the fuss is about... We were a failing club on the verge of administration and were purchased by a group that have actually steadied the ship pretty well... It is worth remembering that the Thais or any other possible buyer will be business people and if a muddy car park was enough to tempt them and save the club, then i say LET THEM HAVE IT! Its a much better outcome than the one that was waiting for us if no buyer came along.


Fair point, but it didn't do Leicester or Southampton any harm, did it? My biggest concern remains the lack of parking will hurt attendances, especially when we struggle. It's all well and good offering more buses, but the current bus service isn't the best, and they're offering buses that will take you to the ground far too early and leave well after full-time to counter the increase in usage. I wouldn't have wanted admin and relegation, but equally it wouldn't have been the end of the world either.


only mentalists park at the stadium anyway

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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by Whitley Hoops » 29 Nov 2016 17:10

I guess what will be, will be. I remember there being a lot of panic when the Thais took over and that seems to have been fine (so far). I think this will just be an extra investment not a full take over with the Chinese taking 20-30% not worrying ATM. :?


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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by One8Seven1* » 29 Nov 2016 17:20

Maneki Neko wrote:
One8Seven1* wrote:
JamieY26 wrote:I don't know what all the fuss is about... We were a failing club on the verge of administration and were purchased by a group that have actually steadied the ship pretty well... It is worth remembering that the Thais or any other possible buyer will be business people and if a muddy car park was enough to tempt them and save the club, then i say LET THEM HAVE IT! Its a much better outcome than the one that was waiting for us if no buyer came along.


Fair point, but it didn't do Leicester or Southampton any harm, did it? My biggest concern remains the lack of parking will hurt attendances, especially when we struggle. It's all well and good offering more buses, but the current bus service isn't the best, and they're offering buses that will take you to the ground far too early and leave well after full-time to counter the increase in usage. I wouldn't have wanted admin and relegation, but equally it wouldn't have been the end of the world either.

only mentalists park at the stadium anyway


Agreed, but that's what - 1500 or more cars, anything from 1500-4000 fans per game? That's a significant amount who will have to bus and many wont want to. We've also lost Wooton Grange (not sure if that's the correct name) which is now being redeveloped. It will hurt us significantly imo.

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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by tidus_mi2 » 29 Nov 2016 17:39

Whitley Hoops wrote:I guess what will be, will be. I remember there being a lot of panic when the Thais took over and that seems to have been fine (so far). I think this will just be an extra investment not a full take over with the Chinese taking 20-30% not worrying ATM. :?

Everything so far suggests the Chinese are taking a 75% stake in the club, Sasima is bailing out, that was from CW so there is surely some element of truth to it.

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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by Sutekh » 29 Nov 2016 17:53

I'll have 2 number 9s please.

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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by oh_ROAR » 29 Nov 2016 18:09

Obviously this has the potential to go horribly wrong, however, the optimistic view could be that we keep Tiger being the figurehead of the board who keeps the club going in the same direction with new majority owners who are willing to part with some of their heaps of cash. (Not saying I think this will happen but I can dream)


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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by From Despair To Where? » 29 Nov 2016 19:44

I think the Thais have done alright by the club, put us on a more even keel and recruited pretty well.

Obviously, any talk of takeover has me nervous but if this goes ahead, I'd like to think there's still a Thai presence in the boardroom and they have some input into the culture of the club.

The other thing that gives me some hope as well is that these Chinese siblings do have their own money and the fact that one of them is settled and has made a family life for themselves in the UK for some time, makes me hopeful that maybe they are a bit more savvy as to how football works and are realistic as to what to expect and what can be achieved.

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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by AthleticoSpizz » 29 Nov 2016 19:47

I've given up on giving up on worrying (or getting excited) about such things.

Que sera ...... and all that

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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by toppy » 29 Nov 2016 20:38

AthleticoSpizz wrote:I've given up on giving up on worrying (or getting excited) about such things.

Que sera ...... and all that



I reckon this is a logical view. Hearing it might be done tomorrow.

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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by Sutekh » 30 Nov 2016 11:11

If/when it does happen I do hope the club (presumably thorough Nigel Howe) comes out to talk to the media immediately and answers all questions up front and honestly as you could hope for and not get into the same situation we had with the Thais where you got a brief pot of shallow spin (Sir John & Lady Sasima "on tour") then nothing for months on end.


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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by Maneki Neko » 30 Nov 2016 11:15

I demand no such constant communicational updating from any other business I use.
see no reason to demand it here either

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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by Norfolk Royal » 30 Nov 2016 11:22

Maneki Neko wrote:I demand no such constant communicational updating from any other business I use.
see no reason to demand it here either


Tbf a little more transparency that last time would be appropriate. Football is different to most other businesses in that it attracts loyalty or fervour from its customers who are perhaps owed more in the way of an explanation than say a company manufacturing comestibles would do having put its prices up.

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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by BR2 » 30 Nov 2016 11:37

Do they have deep pockets?

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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by CountryRoyal » 30 Nov 2016 11:38

Maneki Neko wrote:I demand no such constant communicational updating from any other business I use.
see no reason to demand it here either


Bit different isn't it...

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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by genome » 30 Nov 2016 13:23

Why?

We don't own a stake in the club, all we do is buy their product

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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by Mr Optimist » 30 Nov 2016 13:40

genome wrote:Why?

We don't own a stake in the club, all we do is buy their product


But are you able to buy a comparable or alternative product instead? No, that is the point.

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Re: Anyone For Chinese?

by winchester_royal » 30 Nov 2016 13:41

Mr Optimist wrote:
genome wrote:Why?

We don't own a stake in the club, all we do is buy their product


But are you able to buy a comparable or alternative product instead? No, that is the point.


Not sure this is true. Plenty of other football clubs or sports to enjoy.

There might be a bit more brand loyalty in the case of a football club but there are still substitutes.

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