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« Reply #48330 on: May 04, 2021, 12:40:28 PM »
What has been forgotten is that Ferguson created this whole mess in the first place, his spat with Magnier caused them to increase their shares in order to sell to the Glazers. They knew that would f**k the club over but Sir Rednose was too greedy to see it  ;D

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« Reply #48331 on: May 04, 2021, 12:48:15 PM »
What has been forgotten is that Ferguson created this whole mess in the first place, his spat with Magnier caused them to increase their shares in order to sell to the Glazers. They knew that would f**k the club over but Sir Rednose was too greedy to see it  ;D

There's a certain dichotomy in observing that SAF was responsible for MU's greatest successes in this era but also was instrumental in bringing about their current situation. Being hard-nosed businessmen through, I wonder what Magnier and McManus would ultimately have done with their holdings? Might have found the lure of middle-east oil money too hard to resist in the long run.

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« Reply #48332 on: May 04, 2021, 12:48:28 PM »

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« Reply #48334 on: May 05, 2021, 10:05:43 AM »
I was there on Sunday and hope this is the start of it. The level of ignorance in the media from so called pundits is hard to believe, a couple of minutes research and you could see why United fans are so unhappy.

I'm sure I'll be criticised but Fergie disgusts me with his antics, happy to keep quiet as he's still on the payroll.

I've mentioned this before they bring next to nothing in terms of expertise to the club, their rich kids living of daddy's inheritance. I keep hearing United have spent big money which they did during the LVG/Mourinho ear's but either side of those years its not been good enough, a great side was allowed to break up in 2009 and money which should have been given to Fergie was spent on interest repayments contrary to what Fergie says, the accounts don't lie. OT was once one of Europe's best grounds but its not any more and the training ground which was the best in country is now not even in the top 5 or 6.

They appointment Woodward a man who knows nothing about football along with owners who know even less, clearly this was going to lead to big issues which it did.

There's not exactly man people who can afford to buy the club and 50 + 1 is not remotely a realistic possibility given the value of the club but United are probably the most famous sports organisation can still be bought given Barca/Real are owned by their members so there will be people interested. The Glazers will maintain they have no interest in selling which everyone knows is not true, they'll sell when the time and price is right and that can be brought forward with protests and disruption to the brand and its sponsors as they'd put it.


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« Reply #48335 on: May 05, 2021, 10:10:53 AM »
I was there on Sunday and hope this is the start of it. The level of ignorance in the media from so called pundits is hard to believe, a couple of minutes research and you could see why United fans are so unhappy.

I'm sure I'll be criticised but Fergie disgusts me with his antics, happy to keep quiet as he's still on the payroll.

I've mentioned this before they bring next to nothing in terms of expertise to the club, their rich kids living of daddy's inheritance. I keep hearing United have spent big money which they did during the LVG/Mourinho ear's but either side of those years its not been good enough, a great side was allowed to break up in 2009 and money which should have been given to Fergie was spent on interest repayments contrary to what Fergie says, the accounts don't lie. OT was once one of Europe's best grounds but its not any more and the training ground which was the best in country is now not even in the top 5 or 6.

They appointment Woodward a man who knows nothing about football along with owners who know even less, clearly this was going to lead to big issues which it did.

There's not exactly man people who can afford to buy the club and 50 + 1 is not remotely a realistic possibility given the value of the club but United are probably the most famous sports organisation can still be bought given Barca/Real are owned by their members so there will be people interested. The Glazers will maintain they have no interest in selling which everyone knows is not true, they'll sell when the time and price is right and that can be brought forward with protests and disruption to the brand and its sponsors as they'd put it.

Speaking of Fergie on the payroll - is Schmeichel on the payroll there?

I dont think any other former players have come out in support of the Glazers have they?

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« Reply #48336 on: May 05, 2021, 10:12:36 AM »
I was there on Sunday and hope this is the start of it. The level of ignorance in the media from so called pundits is hard to believe, a couple of minutes research and you could see why United fans are so unhappy.

I'm sure I'll be criticised but Fergie disgusts me with his antics, happy to keep quiet as he's still on the payroll.

I've mentioned this before they bring next to nothing in terms of expertise to the club, their rich kids living of daddy's inheritance. I keep hearing United have spent big money which they did during the LVG/Mourinho ear's but either side of those years its not been good enough, a great side was allowed to break up in 2009 and money which should have been given to Fergie was spent on interest repayments contrary to what Fergie says, the accounts don't lie. OT was once one of Europe's best grounds but its not any more and the training ground which was the best in country is now not even in the top 5 or 6.

They appointment Woodward a man who knows nothing about football along with owners who know even less, clearly this was going to lead to big issues which it did.

There's not exactly man people who can afford to buy the club and 50 + 1 is not remotely a realistic possibility given the value of the club but United are probably the most famous sports organisation can still be bought given Barca/Real are owned by their members so there will be people interested. The Glazers will maintain they have no interest in selling which everyone knows is not true, they'll sell when the time and price is right and that can be brought forward with protests and disruption to the brand and its sponsors as they'd put it.

Fair play to you. The more protests the better as long as they are controlled and don't turn nasty like a very small part of Sunday's did.

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« Reply #48337 on: May 05, 2021, 10:15:43 AM »
I was there on Sunday and hope this is the start of it. The level of ignorance in the media from so called pundits is hard to believe, a couple of minutes research and you could see why United fans are so unhappy.

I'm sure I'll be criticised but Fergie disgusts me with his antics, happy to keep quiet as he's still on the payroll.

I've mentioned this before they bring next to nothing in terms of expertise to the club, their rich kids living of daddy's inheritance. I keep hearing United have spent big money which they did during the LVG/Mourinho ear's but either side of those years its not been good enough, a great side was allowed to break up in 2009 and money which should have been given to Fergie was spent on interest repayments contrary to what Fergie says, the accounts don't lie. OT was once one of Europe's best grounds but its not any more and the training ground which was the best in country is now not even in the top 5 or 6.

They appointment Woodward a man who knows nothing about football along with owners who know even less, clearly this was going to lead to big issues which it did.

There's not exactly man people who can afford to buy the club and 50 + 1 is not remotely a realistic possibility given the value of the club but United are probably the most famous sports organisation can still be bought given Barca/Real are owned by their members so there will be people interested. The Glazers will maintain they have no interest in selling which everyone knows is not true, they'll sell when the time and price is right and that can be brought forward with protests and disruption to the brand and its sponsors as they'd put it.

What makes you think new owners won't do the exact same thing?

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« Reply #48338 on: May 05, 2021, 10:53:59 AM »
I was there on Sunday and hope this is the start of it. The level of ignorance in the media from so called pundits is hard to believe, a couple of minutes research and you could see why United fans are so unhappy.

I'm sure I'll be criticised but Fergie disgusts me with his antics, happy to keep quiet as he's still on the payroll.

I've mentioned this before they bring next to nothing in terms of expertise to the club, their rich kids living of daddy's inheritance. I keep hearing United have spent big money which they did during the LVG/Mourinho ear's but either side of those years its not been good enough, a great side was allowed to break up in 2009 and money which should have been given to Fergie was spent on interest repayments contrary to what Fergie says, the accounts don't lie. OT was once one of Europe's best grounds but its not any more and the training ground which was the best in country is now not even in the top 5 or 6.

They appointment Woodward a man who knows nothing about football along with owners who know even less, clearly this was going to lead to big issues which it did.

There's not exactly man people who can afford to buy the club and 50 + 1 is not remotely a realistic possibility given the value of the club but United are probably the most famous sports organisation can still be bought given Barca/Real are owned by their members so there will be people interested. The Glazers will maintain they have no interest in selling which everyone knows is not true, they'll sell when the time and price is right and that can be brought forward with protests and disruption to the brand and its sponsors as they'd put it.

The fact that everyone uses the net spend from Ferguson does my head in. In the Fergie years under the Glazers (8 years) there was a net spend of 40 million or something like that.

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« Reply #48339 on: May 05, 2021, 10:56:32 AM »
I was there on Sunday and hope this is the start of it. The level of ignorance in the media from so called pundits is hard to believe, a couple of minutes research and you could see why United fans are so unhappy.

I'm sure I'll be criticised but Fergie disgusts me with his antics, happy to keep quiet as he's still on the payroll.

I've mentioned this before they bring next to nothing in terms of expertise to the club, their rich kids living of daddy's inheritance. I keep hearing United have spent big money which they did during the LVG/Mourinho ear's but either side of those years its not been good enough, a great side was allowed to break up in 2009 and money which should have been given to Fergie was spent on interest repayments contrary to what Fergie says, the accounts don't lie. OT was once one of Europe's best grounds but its not any more and the training ground which was the best in country is now not even in the top 5 or 6.

They appointment Woodward a man who knows nothing about football along with owners who know even less, clearly this was going to lead to big issues which it did.

There's not exactly man people who can afford to buy the club and 50 + 1 is not remotely a realistic possibility given the value of the club but United are probably the most famous sports organisation can still be bought given Barca/Real are owned by their members so there will be people interested. The Glazers will maintain they have no interest in selling which everyone knows is not true, they'll sell when the time and price is right and that can be brought forward with protests and disruption to the brand and its sponsors as they'd put it.

Speaking of Fergie on the payroll - is Schmeichel on the payroll there?

I dont think any other former players have come out in support of the Glazers have they?

I think Schmeichel is an ambassador for the club. It's on his twitter handle. You would think he could read the room a bit better but then he did cartwheels in front of the fans playing for City so...

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« Reply #48340 on: May 05, 2021, 12:43:13 PM »
Andy Cole & Robbo I think are both club ambassadors, heard Cole on Sunday on talksport and sounded like he was rounding on the protestors. Turned it off, Cole is clueless anyway. Schmeichel in a world of his own, not exactly popular with his former team mates either.

I don't see the next buyer of the club loading the club with debt, don't see any major increase in club revenue in the next 5 years. The domestic TV deal will likely stay the same as will gate receipts and doesn't look like there's going to be any big shift in the CL money. They've exhausted all avenues with commercial revenue, probably can increase it slightly if there was more success on the pitch but nothing to the extent that will be particularly attractive to a buyer.  United pays for itself, doesn't need a sugar daddy but the likelihood is next owner will be from that ilk anyway.










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« Reply #48341 on: May 05, 2021, 01:18:46 PM »
Andy Cole & Robbo I think are both club ambassadors, heard Cole on Sunday on talksport and sounded like he was rounding on the protestors. Turned it off, Cole is clueless anyway. Schmeichel in a world of his own, not exactly popular with his former team mates either.

I don't see the next buyer of the club loading the club with debt, don't see any major increase in club revenue in the next 5 years. The domestic TV deal will likely stay the same as will gate receipts and doesn't look like there's going to be any big shift in the CL money. They've exhausted all avenues with commercial revenue, probably can increase it slightly if there was more success on the pitch but nothing to the extent that will be particularly attractive to a buyer.  United pays for itself, doesn't need a sugar daddy but the likelihood is next owner will be from that ilk anyway.

There is nothing to say the next owners won't do the same.
But the fact is and what probably sticks in most fans throats is the fact they are using club and its commercial success to float the rest of the failing or falling businesses. The feeling being that the money wouldnt be flowing out of the club as quickly if other owners without these commitments were in place.

That was the club and the owners to a lesser extent could benefit from the commercial success, without the need to bleed the club for the sake of other assests.

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« Reply #48342 on: May 05, 2021, 01:42:29 PM »
Shouldn't the antics on Sunday be dealt with first or is that being swept under the carpet? Seems the football fraternity don't want to address the issue, bar a select few. Plenty of nodding dog "no-one could condone it" sentiments, have heard bigger outcry for a few handbags at the club championships.

The Glazers have done nothing illegal, the fans have. Criminality leading to the cancellation of a game, points deduction feels about right. The has to be some sort of punishment surely?

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« Reply #48343 on: May 05, 2021, 01:48:58 PM »
Shouldn't the antics on Sunday be dealt with first or is that being swept under the carpet? Seems the football fraternity don't want to address the issue, bar a select few. Plenty of nodding dog "no-one could condone it" sentiments, have heard bigger outcry for a few handbags at the club championships.

The Glazers have done nothing illegal, the fans have. Criminality leading to the cancellation of a game, points deduction feels about right. The has to be some sort of punishment surely?

If they can't deal with the 6 clubs looking to create their own ESL then why is it strange they haven't applied any punishment for the cancelation?

Club should be fined and points awarded and points deducted to Utd, lets see what happens though
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« Reply #48344 on: May 05, 2021, 02:00:49 PM »
Shouldn't the antics on Sunday be dealt with first or is that being swept under the carpet? Seems the football fraternity don't want to address the issue, bar a select few. Plenty of nodding dog "no-one could condone it" sentiments, have heard bigger outcry for a few handbags at the club championships.

The Glazers have done nothing illegal, the fans have. Criminality leading to the cancellation of a game, points deduction feels about right. The has to be some sort of punishment surely?

If they can't deal with the 6 clubs looking to create their own ESL then why is it strange they haven't applied any punishment for the cancelation?

Club should be fined and points awarded and points deducted to Utd, lets see what happens though

ESL being a hypothetical proposal that evidently at this point isn't going ahead, it was never real, or is there a set of fixtures and a trophy sitting somewhere in readiness? Also an apology was issued, accepted or not what else can the business do? (bar cede to a rabble)

The weekend belligerence was real, yeno like real people gathering and breaking real covid restrictions, breaking and entering (a real criminal offence, and criminal damage), forcing the cancellation of a real fixture.