Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?

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

Yes it will happen and I want it to
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40%
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
3
8%
No it won't happen and I don't want it to
1
3%
Couldn't give a f***
4
10%
 
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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by overseasTOON » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:20 am

I'm Henry Mauriss.

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by biggeordiedave » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:04 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
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I'm Henry Mauriss.
Can I borrow a few hundred grand? I've got some projects I need to get off the ground.
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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by Colly » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:50 am

Unless it's just a website redesign it looks like they've made a subtle change to the Sports Direct logo. Wonder if we'll get new signs?

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by biggeordiedave » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:32 am

Colly wrote:
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Unless it's just a website redesign it looks like they've made a subtle change to the Sports Direct logo. Wonder if we'll get new signs?

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by biggeordiedave » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:38 pm

Now there's a Newcastle fan filming himself wandering around the Premier League HQ. I think this is going to get worse before it gets better.
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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:37 pm

Yeah saw that <laugh>
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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Post by krully » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:31 pm

at least he didnt shoot it up

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Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:12 pm

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?

Post by biggeordiedave » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:12 pm



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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?

Post by Speedo » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:39 pm

Tbh Reuben Bros + Staveley without PIF might be the dream ticket, if the Reubens are willing to invest. They're worth £20bn themselves after all. But depends on the level of investment they want to put in.
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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?

Post by Cal » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:47 pm

I guess they're going all in on trying to force the Premier League to do something, sitting quietly only led to the PL dragging its heels. Can do a lot more PR damage by going loud at this point - much as Staveley was also doing in her interviews immediately after the PIF announcement - keep the story alive, talk up all the good aspects for the club and the area, let it be known that everyone is in agreement and ready to go, if only the Premier League would give the okay rather than seeming to hold out on behalf of mysterious third party interests.

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?

Post by The Deluded Pablo Diego Jose Francisco » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:58 pm

Its over, simple as that.

Any statements from Amanda, Ashley and the Reuben brothers are meaningless at the end of the day.

The mainstream media, PL, PL teams and MPs do not want this to happen and that will remain the case until the Saudi's are no longer apart of the deal or we get taken over by someone completely different.

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?

Post by overseasTOON » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:50 am

I've got a hankering for a Reuben now...

Might have to pop down to the shops to pick up some stuff.

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:05 am

overseasTOON wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:50 am
I've got a hankering for a Reuben now...

Might have to pop down to the shops to pick up some stuff.
apart from the cheese (yuk) they are great.

I really want a Schwartz's sandwich from Montreal now...
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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?

Post by biggeordiedave » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:56 pm

Ashley now asking Mauriss to prove he has the cash apparently. I imagine this will be where this deal falls over.
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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?

Post by CIH » Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:09 pm

biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:56 pm
Ashley now asking Mauriss to prove he has the cash apparently. I imagine this will be where this deal falls over.
To be fair it's a legitimate question, if he doesn't have the funding, not much point going further. Unless Ashley's idea of proof is a lifetime supply of sandwiches, or some kind of shady SD deal or something.

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?

Post by biggeordiedave » Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:22 pm

CIH wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:09 pm
biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:56 pm
Ashley now asking Mauriss to prove he has the cash apparently. I imagine this will be where this deal falls over.
To be fair it's a legitimate question, if he doesn't have the funding, not much point going further. Unless Ashley's idea of proof is a lifetime supply of sandwiches, or some kind of shady SD deal or something.
Oh yeah definitely, I wasn't suggesting he was being a dick by doing that or anything <laugh>.
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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?

Post by CIH » Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:24 pm

biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:22 pm
CIH wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:09 pm


To be fair it's a legitimate question, if he doesn't have the funding, not much point going further. Unless Ashley's idea of proof is a lifetime supply of sandwiches, or some kind of shady SD deal or something.
Oh yeah definitely, I wasn't suggesting he was being a dick by doing that or anything <laugh>.
Haha, my fault for assuming. He'll be a dick by doing something else sometime soon anyway <laugh>

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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?

Post by Remember Colo » Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:17 pm

Colback's Orange Tufts wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:05 am
overseasTOON wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:50 am
I've got a hankering for a Reuben now...

Might have to pop down to the shops to pick up some stuff.
apart from the cheese (yuk) they are great.

I really want a Schwartz's sandwich from Montreal now...
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Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?

Post by ALF » Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:50 pm

Should probably ask Mauriss for proof he actually exists.

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