Ashley “close to conceding defeat” re: selling the club

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Re: Ashley “close to conceding defeat” re: selling the club

Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:38 pm

lassassinblanc wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:39 pm
Interesting comments from Dave Kitson, most likely bull though

I can let you in on a little bit of an exclusive. Don’t ask me how I know but I do. This club will be sold before the end of the season.”

“It’s going to be between £300million and £400million. But it is going.”
Then will we sign Hazard?
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Re: Ashley “close to conceding defeat” re: selling the club

Post by CIH » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:55 pm

Debenhams went into administration today after rejecting a 200m rescue offer from Ashley. Which was apparently conditional on him being made CEO. Maybe he was trying to spend the takeover bid in advance <laugh>
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Re: Ashley “close to conceding defeat” re: selling the club

Post by lassassinblanc » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:23 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:38 pm
lassassinblanc wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:39 pm
Interesting comments from Dave Kitson, most likely bull though

I can let you in on a little bit of an exclusive. Don’t ask me how I know but I do. This club will be sold before the end of the season.”

“It’s going to be between £300million and £400million. But it is going.”
Then will we sign Hazard?
Hopefully
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Re: Ashley “close to conceding defeat” re: selling the club

Post by CIH » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:11 pm

lassassinblanc wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:23 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:38 pm


Then will we sign Hazard?
Hopefully
Supposedly replacing Pulisic at Dortmund for 40-60m, but you never know <ohnoes>
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Re: Ashley “close to conceding defeat” re: selling the club

Post by Colly » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:29 am

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Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:55 pm
Debenhams went into administration today after rejecting a 200m rescue offer from Ashley. Which was apparently conditional on him being made CEO. Maybe he was trying to spend the takeover bid in advance <laugh>
He's made a massive loss on that. Not great for us.

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Re: Ashley “close to conceding defeat” re: selling the club

Post by The Deluded Pablo Diego Jose Francisco » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:02 am

Colly wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:29 am
Emiliano Sala's Invincible Hair wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:55 pm
Debenhams went into administration today after rejecting a 200m rescue offer from Ashley. Which was apparently conditional on him being made CEO. Maybe he was trying to spend the takeover bid in advance <laugh>
He's made a massive loss on that. Not great for us.
We'll have to do with free transfers for the next 5 seasons now

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Re: Ashley “close to conceding defeat” re: selling the club

Post by CIH » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:34 am

Yeah apparently with the administration, all the ownership that sports direct had bought up has been wiped out. Think they had a fair chunk, 30%. I'd be very surprised if he doesn't try take them again.
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Re: Ashley “close to conceding defeat” re: selling the club

Post by overseasTOON » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:51 am

Emiliano Sala's Invincible Hair wrote:
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Yeah apparently with the administration, all the ownership that sports direct had bought up has been wiped out. Think they had a fair chunk, 30%. I'd be very surprised if he doesn't try take them again.
Rumours are that Sports Direct will make a bid for Debenhams but the administrators already have a different buyer in mind.

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Re: Ashley “close to conceding defeat” re: selling the club

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:40 am

Poor Mike.

I'm not bothered about him losing £200m (he's still worth over £1bn) as we'd be unlikely to see any of that money anyway. I'm sure Debenhams staff would be delighted if he took them over and they all got put on zero hour contracts and had to try and flog absolute garbage at the till to every customer...hello sir, would you like this s*** magazine or oversize calculator with your new duvet set?
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Re: Ashley “close to conceding defeat” re: selling the club

Post by CIH » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:12 pm

Again, clutching at straws, but if he's just lost a fair whack of money maybe he'll be more willing to sell off a small part of his sprawling empire <whistle>
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Re: Ashley “close to conceding defeat” re: selling the club

Post by overseasTOON » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:13 pm

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Poor Mike.

I'm not bothered about him losing £200m (he's still worth over £1bn) as we'd be unlikely to see any of that money anyway. I'm sure Debenhams staff would be delighted if he took them over and they all got put on zero hour contracts and had to try and flog absolute garbage at the till to every customer...hello sir, would you like this s*** magazine or oversize calculator with your new duvet set?
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Re: Ashley “close to conceding defeat” re: selling the club

Post by Remember Colo » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:22 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:40 am
Poor Mike.

I'm not bothered about him losing £200m (he's still worth over £1bn) as we'd be unlikely to see any of that money anyway. I'm sure Debenhams staff would be delighted if he took them over and they all got put on zero hour contracts and had to try and flog absolute garbage at the till to every customer...hello sir, would you like this s*** magazine or oversize calculator with your new duvet set?
I mean, they'd probably be glad the stores stayed open...

I'm of the mind that other businesses doing poorly is actually good for the likelihood of a future sale, because he might need more liquid assets from getting his money back out of NUFC.

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Re: Ashley “close to conceding defeat” re: selling the club

Post by Hjl » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:43 am

Looking forward to the same story again over the summer. The continuity offers me some stability in life.

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Re: Ashley “close to conceding defeat” re: selling the club

Post by ALF » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:38 am

So is Dave Kitson buying the club?

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Re: Ashley “close to conceding defeat” re: selling the club

Post by Colly » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:05 pm

Dave and Paul are having a whip round.

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Re: Ashley “close to conceding defeat” re: selling the club

Post by Bodacious Benny » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:18 pm

I thought it was chaz and dave.
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