Toon Takeover Thread - Chopra should be champing at the bit

Will the PIF-backed takeover happen and do you want it to?

Yes it will happen and I want it to
15
38%
Yes it will happen but I don't want it to
3
8%
Unsure but I want it to
9
23%
Unsure but I don't want it to
4
10%
No it won't happen but I want it to
4
10%
No it won't happen and I don't want it to
1
3%
Couldn't give a f***
4
10%
 
Total votes: 40

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Post by Blue & Maroon » Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:42 pm

krully wrote:
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NATIONALISE THE FOOTBALL CLUBS
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Post by Hjl » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:40 pm

That's one way to make sure they never turn a proffit I suppose

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Post by biggeordiedave » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:20 pm

Just when you thought it couldn't get any more embarrassing, Newcastle fans are now writing negative Trustpilot reviews for PL sponsors. Hitting these companies where it really hurts <laugh>.
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Post by ALF » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:54 pm

biggeordiedave wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:20 pm
Just when you thought it couldn't get any more embarrassing, Newcastle fans are now writing negative Trustpilot reviews for PL sponsors. Hitting these companies where it really hurts <laugh>.
I think you seriously underestimate how companies feel about bad publicity.

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Post by Remember Colo » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:55 pm

ALF wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:54 pm
biggeordiedave wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:20 pm
Just when you thought it couldn't get any more embarrassing, Newcastle fans are now writing negative Trustpilot reviews for PL sponsors. Hitting these companies where it really hurts <laugh>.
I think you seriously underestimate how companies feel about bad publicity.
Sure, but I don't think the sponsors are going to now change their tune so that Newcastle fans stop writing up transparently bad online reviews. I've no doubt they were more afraid of the bad publicity of potential association with Saudi Arabia than some pissed off Geordies writing reviews.

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Post by ALF » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:23 pm

Remember Colo wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:55 pm
ALF wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:54 pm


I think you seriously underestimate how companies feel about bad publicity.
Sure, but I don't think the sponsors are going to now change their tune so that Newcastle fans stop writing up transparently bad online reviews. I've no doubt they were more afraid of the bad publicity of potential association with Saudi Arabia than some pissed off Geordies writing reviews.
But they wouldn't have had any association with Saudi Arabia. Now under every PL tweet you can't even find real replies. It's angry NUFC fans or fans of other clubs saying 'NUFC fans incoming'. As pathetic as it seems, it's killing the PL social media accounts and that's a huge thing in the world we live in now. They can't advertise any of their sponsors online as it just gets taken over.

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Post by Don Sholeone » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:06 pm

Remember Colo wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:55 pm
ALF wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:54 pm


I think you seriously underestimate how companies feel about bad publicity.
Sure, but I don't think the sponsors are going to now change their tune so that Newcastle fans stop writing up transparently bad online reviews. I've no doubt they were more afraid of the bad publicity of potential association with Saudi Arabia than some pissed off Geordies writing reviews.
Most of them already have dealings with Saudi Arabia.

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Post by biggeordiedave » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:04 pm

ALF wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:54 pm
biggeordiedave wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:20 pm
Just when you thought it couldn't get any more embarrassing, Newcastle fans are now writing negative Trustpilot reviews for PL sponsors. Hitting these companies where it really hurts <laugh>.
I think you seriously underestimate how companies feel about bad publicity.
So you really think Budweiser, Tag Heuer, Nike, Coca Cola etc. are going to worry about some pissed off Newcastle fans who didn't get their own way? Most of these businesses will be involved in dodgy s*** way bigger than whatever the PL do <laugh>.
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Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:23 pm

Anyone else in the “don’t give a s*** about this” camp now or just me?
I'm the scumbag outlaw. You're the pillar of justice. Neither of us like looking at ourselves in the mirror. Do we have a deal?

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Post by krully » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:34 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:23 pm
Anyone else in the “don’t give a s*** about this” camp now or just me?
Never got me hopes up since this has been attempt number 4(?) in recent times.

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Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:23 pm
Anyone else in the “don’t give a s*** about this” camp now or just me?
I'm just in it for the entertainment now.
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Post by Remember Colo » Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:51 pm

Don Sholeone wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:06 pm
Remember Colo wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:55 pm

Sure, but I don't think the sponsors are going to now change their tune so that Newcastle fans stop writing up transparently bad online reviews. I've no doubt they were more afraid of the bad publicity of potential association with Saudi Arabia than some pissed off Geordies writing reviews.
Most of them already have dealings with Saudi Arabia.
Of course they do, but nobody was talking about or probably even aware of them before. But that highlights the difference between Saudi investment in weapons, social media or broadcasting companies, vs. becoming the face of a Premier League football club. Football clubs are basically the most famous cultural institutions in the world nowadays, with rabid fans, and ownership groups that buy them to be very public figureheads - so the risk (for sponsors or the league) when you let one of the most controversial despots on earth buy a club, is that it inevitably draws more scrutiny/attention than any other normal business or government dealings.

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Post by Don Sholeone » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:55 pm

Remember Colo wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:51 pm
Don Sholeone wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:06 pm


Most of them already have dealings with Saudi Arabia.
Of course they do, but nobody was talking about or probably even aware of them before. But that highlights the difference between Saudi investment in weapons, social media or broadcasting companies, vs. becoming the face of a Premier League football club. Football clubs are basically the most famous cultural institutions in the world nowadays, with rabid fans, and ownership groups that buy them to be very public figureheads - so the risk (for sponsors or the league) when you let one of the most controversial despots on earth buy a club, is that it inevitably draws more scrutiny/attention than any other normal business or government dealings.
That might have stood true if it weren't for the likes of Tag Heuer recently running a big Saudi campaign about brining their watches to KSA.

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Post by Don Sholeone » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:04 pm

Telegraph reporting that Ashley could take the Premier League to court over their handling of the Saudi bid.

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Post by ALF » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:12 pm

biggeordiedave wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:04 pm
ALF wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:54 pm


I think you seriously underestimate how companies feel about bad publicity.
So you really think Budweiser, Tag Heuer, Nike, Coca Cola etc. are going to worry about some pissed off Newcastle fans who didn't get their own way? Most of these businesses will be involved in dodgy s*** way bigger than whatever the PL do <laugh>.
I don't doubt that at all. But nobody cares about their dodgy s***. When you sponsor a huge brand and that brand can't even tweet without getting a barrage of abuse and accusations, it doesn't exactly give them much incentive to invest into that brand any more.

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Post by ALF » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:14 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:23 pm
Anyone else in the “don’t give a s*** about this” camp now or just me?
I don't give a s*** about the takeover. Want the Premier League corruption to come out though. I think that's been a long time coming and this could be the thing that brings it all out.

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Post by biggeordiedave » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:02 am

ALF wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:12 pm
biggeordiedave wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:04 pm


So you really think Budweiser, Tag Heuer, Nike, Coca Cola etc. are going to worry about some pissed off Newcastle fans who didn't get their own way? Most of these businesses will be involved in dodgy s*** way bigger than whatever the PL do <laugh>.
I don't doubt that at all. But nobody cares about their dodgy s***. When you sponsor a huge brand and that brand can't even tweet without getting a barrage of abuse and accusations, it doesn't exactly give them much incentive to invest into that brand any more.
Well if any of those huge companies pull out of sponsorship deals with the PL because of this I will eat every hat in my house.
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biggeordiedave wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:02 am
ALF wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:12 pm


I don't doubt that at all. But nobody cares about their dodgy s***. When you sponsor a huge brand and that brand can't even tweet without getting a barrage of abuse and accusations, it doesn't exactly give them much incentive to invest into that brand any more.
Well if any of those huge companies pull out of sponsorship deals with the PL because of this I will eat every hat in my house.

How many hats are we talking about here?
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