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2 hours ago, Lazarus said:

Yeah i get all that - I just dont remember reading that, not only had contracts been drawn up for signature, but actually signed and exchanged.

 

When Ive read that the sale was 'done' i thought that meant the sale was agreed verbally or in principle.

 

Was there a 14 day cooling off period?

 

Contracts like this one would effectively say we're presently making a binding agreement that the sale will occur at a closing that will happen once contingencies X, Y, and Z, etc., have been satisfied, but if all of those contingencies haven't been satisfied by date A, the contract terminates, either automatically or at the parties' option, and closing doesn't happen. In this case one of those contingencies would have been the O & D test (either expressly or implicitly). Having said that, obviously I haven't seen the contract -- this is just how these normally work.

 

 

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I don't mind if we don't have the new owners in by the end of the transfer window. Just as long as the takeover is done before the next window.

 

What a waste of money to be given to Steve Bruce if we were takenover ala City style near the end of a window. He'd probably sign an unknown Brazillian named Ribena instead of some one known like Robinho was with City.

 

 

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10 hours ago, Stifler said:

You want to know why NUST are not quick to protest, because our fans largely aren’t interested in protesting. It’s ok saying the demand is there by looking at Twitter, but in reality it isn’t.

I was there holding a banner up when the Magpie Group were protesting, instead we got people shouting for Ashley to go as they walked through the turnstile. We had the kid who does Toon Polls grassing us up which resulted in the Keegan flag being confiscated by stewards.

We asked fans how they wanted to protest, people kept saying they wanted a boycott, and late walk in’s, we did both, people went in fucking early and still went to the games.

We organised a protest to SD’s HQ which the fans said they wanted, we had to cancel because we didn’t get enough people to even cover the price for 1 bus.

 

Just because the majority of NUFC's support are not interested in protests, this does not give the NUST a free pass to say that they shouldn't do it either.

 

In the late 80s the Supporters For Change group had a similar uphill battle, trying to get fans to boycott matches in order to force out Gordon McKeag and his cronies, and allow John Hall to get control of the club. The fact that only a few thousand, at best, took part in the boycotts, this did not deter the SFC in carrying on with their campaign. And eventually, they played their part in getting the change that was needed.

 

Our support has always been like this. The vast majority just want to turn up and watch the game, and cannot be bothered with the politics. It's unfortunate, but that's the way it is and always will be. Which makes it even more important for a supporters group to be vocal...and militant...when real change is within grasp. NUST don't want to do the real graft like unappetising protests 300 miles away and want to stick to lame, powderpuff stuff like strongly worded emails and letters to politicians.

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Wandy said:

 

Just because the majority of NUFC's support are not interested in protests, this does not give the NUST a free pass to say that they shouldn't do it either.

 

In the late 80s the Supporters For Change group had a similar uphill battle, trying to get fans to boycott matches in order to force out Gordon McKeag and his cronies, and allow John Hall to get control of the club. The fact that only a few thousand, at best, took part in the boycotts, this did not deter the SFC in carrying on with their campaign. And eventually, they played their part in getting the change that was needed.

 

Our support has always been like this. The vast majority just want to turn up and watch the game, and cannot be bothered with the politics. It's unfortunate, but that's the way it is and always will be. Which makes it even more important for a supporters group to be vocal...and militant...when real change is within grasp. NUST don't want to do the real graft like unappetising protests 300 miles away and want to stick to lame, powderpuff stuff like strongly worded emails and letters to politicians.

 

 

 

I think they should look at the 69 minute walk out (or similar). Those that walked out get their season ticket for free that year. Those that didn't have to pay double each year until they protest and organise a walk out. Let's weed out the chaff for the new era.

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Reading between the lines, if CAT goes ahead publicly, the Prem may settle to avoid the levels of scrutiny they’ll get. 
 

It seems that we’ve found their Achilles heel here - transparency. 

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21 minutes ago, gdm said:

What the fuck is he going on about? It’s like he’s deliberately being vague

CAT next week, arb sometime this month, if it gets that far, may be some settlement before.

 

That's how i read it.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, gdm said:

What the fuck is he going on about? It’s like he’s deliberately being vague

Always get the impression when he gets into talking about the process itself that he doesn't have a clue what he is talking about. 

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I know people are sick of hearing it but Kennedy clearly has a source involved with all of this but unfortunately they don’t know if it’s going to go in our favour. Nobody does.

 

We are relying on De Marco’s strategy to get this through the courts and that has been the case since about October. It’s all been about getting things in the public eye and a series of power plays will culminate this week it seems.

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1 minute ago, BeloEmre said:

No, we have a Braindead Twitter thread for shit like that.

Not worth arguing about, but I’ll continue to post takeover shit in here as you put it. I’m quite sure those with knowledge of the situation can differentiate between what to believe and not.

 

If admin have a problem then I’ll change to other thread 👍

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8 minutes ago, NE27 said:

 

Who is he?

Some twitter random who reckoned the Willock deal was done yesterday and that his family all travelled to the North East on Friday for the announcement.......

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2 minutes ago, Whitley mag said:

Not worth arguing about, but I’ll continue to post takeover shit in here as you put it. I’m quite sure those with knowledge of the situation can differentiate between what to believe and not.

 

If admin have a problem then I’ll change to other thread 👍

Fair enough posting takeover stuff but that just looking at the guys twitter he knows fuck all

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5 minutes ago, Joey Linton said:

Some twitter random who reckoned the Willock deal was done yesterday and that his family all travelled to the North East on Friday for the announcement.......

 

You mean to tell me people are talking bullshit on twitter?

 

You will be telling me the NUST are conducting health and safety checks next...

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