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maryportfuncity

Posted Yesterday, 12:52 PM

 

Summat or nowt issue but...

 

As one or two of you may be aware Carlisle United were reportedly in talks with a billionaire about him buying the club. All seemed utter bollocks at the time but gradually it's taken some shape. The club ditched their talks with a local businessman a couple of weeks back and continued to protect the identity of the proposed buyer. The directors selling up include Andrew Jenkins who has a decades long involvement with the club and has always had his heart in the right place even if his personal fortune wasn't powerful enough to push us beyond the top of League One. So, bizarre as it all sounded, it's been taken on trust that the proposed buyer is what they claim; male, foreign and loaded to at least a billion dollars of value. Begging the question WTF would such a creature want Carlisle United (though thankfully the foreign bit rules out the nightmare of Mike Ashley having a sniff).

 

Anyway, growing rumour with some - just about believable - legs on it now names Donald Trump and ties the interest down to one of his trusted lieutenants having family history in Carlisle (true). So, it's - possibly - akin to Trump's purchase of a large chunk of Aberdeenshire and locating a golf course because his mum came from a small village up there, all chronicled in the highly recommended documentary "Trumped." Clearly, Trump wouldn't be averse to showing some interest in the UK because the whole "old country" /caring capitalism helps out locals schtick looks good for rich guys running for the Republican nomination.

 

Almost too bizarre for words, but thought I'd share it with the group.

 

How would you feel if your beloved club was owned by someone who most right thinking people of the world are convinced is an utter dick or does it depend on how much money he is spending?

 

 

 

We had the right thinking/utter dick problem when Michael Knighton owned us. Trump is allegedly a similar animal in talking one level of fortune whilst operating with less, but - even then - he's fucking loaded. Tbh I'd have mixed feelings, dickhead owners are just that and Blackpool, Brighton and a few other clubs spend ages paying for the problems, even if fleeting success comes their way. So my worry is a frontloaded success would leave us where Knighton did. He was gone when we fell into the Conference but it was the long tail of his disasterous final half decade that did for us financially and landed us there. So, we'd feel about Trump the way the nation felt about Thatcher, I guess, some of the achievements would be appreciated but it's unlikely anyone would ever get to like him.

 

Though doubtless the snagging of the odd former international player and the inevitable sprint out of League Two would be a blast.


Bibliogryphon

Posted Yesterday, 12:47 PM

Rather than clutter up the thread discussing missing Leicestershire school girls I have decided to addres the Ranieri comments here.

 

I think that he has been handed a crock of shit. (Not his fault). I am unaware of his reputation as I am fairly parochial when it comes to football.

 

However he needs to have some early success because my reading of the situation is that he will not automatically have the terraces or the dressing room with him. He may have the confidence of the owners but how will he fair in a eightway relegation tussel?

 

I hope Nigel Pearson gets a new job soon.


Bibliogryphon

Posted Yesterday, 12:42 PM

Summat or nowt issue but...

 

As one or two of you may be aware Carlisle United were reportedly in talks with a billionaire about him buying the club. All seemed utter bollocks at the time but gradually it's taken some shape. The club ditched their talks with a local businessman a couple of weeks back and continued to protect the identity of the proposed buyer. The directors selling up include Andrew Jenkins who has a decades long involvement with the club and has always had his heart in the right place even if his personal fortune wasn't powerful enough to push us beyond the top of League One. So, bizarre as it all sounded, it's been taken on trust that the proposed buyer is what they claim; male, foreign and loaded to at least a billion dollars of value. Begging the question WTF would such a creature want Carlisle United (though thankfully the foreign bit rules out the nightmare of Mike Ashley having a sniff).

 

Anyway, growing rumour with some - just about believable - legs on it now names Donald Trump and ties the interest down to one of his trusted lieutenants having family history in Carlisle (true). So, it's - possibly - akin to Trump's purchase of a large chunk of Aberdeenshire and locating a golf course because his mum came from a small village up there, all chronicled in the highly recommended documentary "Trumped." Clearly, Trump wouldn't be averse to showing some interest in the UK because the whole "old country" /caring capitalism helps out locals schtick looks good for rich guys running for the Republican nomination.

 

Almost too bizarre for words, but thought I'd share it with the group.

 

How would you feel if your beloved club was owned by someone who most right thinking people of the world are convinced is an utter dick or does it depend on how much money he is spending?


maryportfuncity

Posted Yesterday, 12:35 PM

Summat or nowt issue but...

 

As one or two of you may be aware Carlisle United were reportedly in talks with a billionaire about him buying the club. All seemed utter bollocks at the time but gradually it's taken some shape. The club ditched their talks with a local businessman a couple of weeks back and continued to protect the identity of the proposed buyer. The directors selling up include Andrew Jenkins who has a decades long involvement with the club and has always had his heart in the right place even if his personal fortune wasn't powerful enough to push us beyond the top of League One. So, bizarre as it all sounded, it's been taken on trust that the proposed buyer is what they claim; male, foreign and loaded to at least a billion dollars of value. Begging the question WTF would such a creature want Carlisle United (though thankfully the foreign bit rules out the nightmare of Mike Ashley having a sniff).

 

Anyway, growing rumour with some - just about believable - legs on it now names Donald Trump and ties the interest down to one of his trusted lieutenants having family history in Carlisle (true). So, it's - possibly - akin to Trump's purchase of a large chunk of Aberdeenshire and locating a golf course because his mum came from a small village up there, all chronicled in the highly recommended documentary "Trumped." Clearly, Trump wouldn't be averse to showing some interest in the UK because the whole "old country" /caring capitalism helps out locals schtick looks good for rich guys running for the Republican nomination.

 

Almost too bizarre for words, but thought I'd share it with the group.


YoungWillz

Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:03 PM

Telegraph give a round up of disgusting footballer antics: http://www.telegraph...each-other.html


Toast

Posted 24 June 2015 - 09:22 AM

 

That's quite sad, he was a fabulous player.

 

 

Whatever happened to the real characters? No more Frank Worthingtons, Rodney Marshes and the like.

Will we ever see another pic of two players kissing while sitting on the pitch?

 

 

They are somewhere at the bottom of this sea:

 

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Although, I don't think even Dale Winton's gayer brother wants to see mong-faced ball-kickers locking lips, thanks...

 

 

 

Always room for pics of mong-faced ball-grabbers though.

 

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Dr. Zorders

Posted 23 June 2015 - 07:30 PM

That's quite sad, he was a fabulous player.

 

 

Whatever happened to the real characters? No more Frank Worthingtons, Rodney Marshes and the like.

Will we ever see another pic of two players kissing while sitting on the pitch?

 

 

They are somewhere at the bottom of this sea:

 

huge.104.520676.JPG

 

Although, I don't think even Dale Winton's gayer brother wants to see mong-faced ball-kickers locking lips, thanks...


Lord Fellatio Nelson

Posted 23 June 2015 - 07:17 PM



Stan Bowles has dementia:

 

http://www.newsandst...owles-1.1219483

That's quite sad, he was a fabulous player.

Whatever happened to the real characters? No more Frank Worthingtons, Rodney Marshes and the like.

Will we ever see another pic of two players kissing while sitting on the pitch?

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maryportfuncity

Posted 22 June 2015 - 08:29 PM

Stan Bowles has dementia:

 

http://www.newsandst...owles-1.1219483


BufordTJustice

Posted 22 June 2015 - 07:54 PM

http://www.theguardi...-david-shrigley


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