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21 minutes ago, jack j said:

Whats the chances of the cat case not being heard before the arbitration then?

 

Not good form to quote myself, but easier. [emoji38]

  

22 hours ago, B-more Mag said:

The whole "they wanted the CAT first" thing doesn't hold water, either, given it's subject to a jurisdictional challenge, the hearing of which may not happen for months, and which might result in the CAT case being stayed (or dismissed). Even if the jurisdictional challenge is denied outright, there's still a good chance the arbitration goes forward before a substantive hearing on the CAT case.

 

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1 hour ago, jack j said:

Whats the chances of the cat case not being heard before the arbitration then?

 

It'll probably never be heard once the premier league get their way.

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3 hours ago, Lazarus said:

So if the takeover is dead/dying via 'normal channels' then what unofficial channels could be used?

 

Government pressure? Hasnt worked.

MP pressure? Hasnt worked.

Fan pressure? Hasnt worked.

Protests? Hasnt worked.

Social media insults? Hasnt worked.

 

 

Whats left?

 

Discredit Masters and Hoffman and force their resignation?

 

Leaks? Air the PL's dirty laundry in public thanks to project pegasus?

 

Dirty protest by the fans?

 

 

 

 

 

A chainsaw squad sent to PL HQ inviting Masters for a dinner buffet at the embassy.

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3 hours ago, deejeck said:

The exact same thing occurred to me earlier.  If the CAT case is allowed to proceed then Ashley is pursuing this regardless cos he wants his pound of flesh.  If all of these supposed earth-shattering revelations are true then surely the sale going through and CAT being dropped is now the PLs best option?  


Tbh I think, after the super league debacle, that there’s already a consensus and even general acceptance that the premier league panders to the top 6 and their sponsors. I honestly don’t think they care that this is even proven in court either. What can the other clubs do about it? Absolutely nothing. The premier league will argue, with some merit I need add, that its these top clubs that are fuelling the increase in tv money and sponsorship that trickle down throughout the league.  
 

In short I’m of the opinion that this “exposure” and collusion to keep it a closed shop isn’t quite the silver bullet that some think it is. A stronger Newcastle is just as bad for the clubs at the bottom as it is for the ones at the top don’t forget. The more I think about it, the more I think the premier league really do have us by the short and curlies. I’m fucking done with football. 

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5 minutes ago, BennyBlanco said:


Tbh I think, after the super league debacle, that there’s already a consensus and even general acceptance that the premier league panders to the top 6 and their sponsors. I honestly don’t think they care that this is even proven in court either. What can the other clubs do about it? Absolutely nothing. The premier league will argue, with some merit I need add, that its these top clubs that are fuelling the increase in tv money and sponsorship that trickle down throughout the league.  
 

In short I’m of the opinion that this “exposure” and collusion to keep it a closed shop isn’t quite the silver bullet that some think it is. A stronger Newcastle is just as bad for the clubs at the bottom as it is for the ones at the top don’t forget. The more I think about it, the more I think the premier league really do have us by the short and curlies. I’m fucking done with football. 

 

Whether it has an effect on the bottom as much as the top is irrelevant as that horse has bolted. To shut the stable door on the other 14 horses is not an acceptable answer unless you rein in the other 6 to make a level playing field.

 

This is the definition of anti-competition if its proven the main or only stumbling block is the prevention of another club competing with greater finances.

 

Fwiw I concur that money and greed has already damaged the league irreparably and in an ideal world it should be stopped. However you can't use that as a yard stick to the clubs that haven't yet seen that, makes no sense.

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All this big six bollocks, we were always above Spurs for the most part before Ashley deliberately crippled our ambition. Where were Spurs, or Man City for that matter when the PL was in the process of becoming what it is now? We were always above that lot, always had higher attendances and had far more interest for the casual football fan.

 

You’d think this club was a new upstart from the conference the way people go on about it.

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Are the Premier just to deep into this shit not to go all the way with it ? It just seems the easy out for everyone is to just let it go through.

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18 minutes ago, Ben said:

Are the Premier just to deep into this shit not to go all the way with it ? It just seems the easy out for everyone is to just let it go through.

 

Seems that way, or maybe they genuinely think they haven't done anything wrong, or maybe they have tried to get out but Ashley wanted more than they could agree to.

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5 hours ago, Lazarus said:

So if the takeover is dead/dying via 'normal channels' then what unofficial channels could be used?

 

Government pressure? Hasnt worked.

MP pressure? Hasnt worked.

Fan pressure? Hasnt worked.

Protests? Hasnt worked.

Social media insults? Hasnt worked.

 

 

Whats left?

 

Discredit Masters and Hoffman and force their resignation?

 

Leaks? Air the PL's dirty laundry in public thanks to project pegasus?

 

Dirty protest by the fans?

 

 

 

 

 

Make the sale of the club go  through and drop out of the PL.

 

Hopefully the championship accept the buyers as our owners.

 

Win promotion and we're back in the PL with new owners. Hard to think the PL can say no to them at that point?

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3 hours ago, reefatoon said:

Can’t fucking stand Masters smug face. If a face ever needed twatted with a shovel, it’s that one.


He looks exactly like Allardyce.

Once you see it, it can’t be unseen:

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12 hours ago, Shearergol said:

Fear not, only 2 days left of this week and we've been promised we'll hear something interesting about CAT this week.


:lol:

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I have to echo everyone’s sentiments. The premier league are a disgrace for this. The purpose of the fit and proper persons test was to safe guard against clubs being made insolvent due to poor financial management. This clear wouldn’t be a factor for us giving the financial clout involved. 
 

 

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1 hour ago, r0cafella said:

I have to echo everyone’s sentiments. The premier league are a disgrace for this. The purpose of the fit and proper persons test was to safe guard against clubs being made insolvent due to poor financial management. This clear wouldn’t be a factor for us giving the financial clout involved. 
 

 

 

It has to stop the leveraged buyouts those IMO offer the most threat to modern clubs, I think we also need to adopt that financial rule the Spanish use to control expenditure.

 

Also now putting the world to rights a truly independent Premier league with a fixed set of rules ran by a board that can't be handpicked by a few clubs 

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5 hours ago, r0cafella said:

I have to echo everyone’s sentiments. The premier league are a disgrace for this. The purpose of the fit and proper persons test was to safe guard against clubs being made insolvent due to poor financial management. This clear wouldn’t be a factor for us giving the financial clout involved. 
 

 

 

What's even more pathetic is that these same big clubs which dictate PL policy are the same ones who tried to wreck English football with their ESL project. Yet still the PL will bend the knee when Man U, Liverpool etc send instructions. 

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13 minutes ago, TRon said:

 

What's even more pathetic is that these same big clubs which dictate PL policy are the same ones who tried to wreck English football with their ESL project. Yet still the PL will bend the knee when Man U, Liverpool etc send instructions. 

 

Masters was part of it wasnt he?

 

Rumoured he was offered a job with the super league

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2 minutes ago, Lazarus said:

 

Masters was part of it wasnt he?

 

Rumoured he was offered a job with the super league

 

If that's true, what's left to be said? Bent as fuck the lot of them. 

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Think if we do go down and the price of the club is halved then RBs and AS will be in on their own. I'd take that right now. 

 

Could Ashley not list the club as a plc and sell shares retaining whatever stake he likes?

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Interesting stuff from Tracey crouch and the independent football review. Nick de marco seems to like what he's hearing too. 

I think this could be the start that the entire PL and big 6 crumble. 

 

Also good news for our takeover as it would be out of the hands of the PL's O&D test. 

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2 minutes ago, Scotty66 said:

Interesting stuff from Tracey crouch and the independent football review. Nick de marco seems to like what he's hearing too. 

I think this could be the start that the entire PL and big 6 crumble. 

 

Also good news for our takeover as it would be out of the hands of the PL's O&D test. 

 

 

You got a link to what she has said?

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2 minutes ago, Scotty66 said:

Interesting stuff from Tracey crouch and the independent football review. Nick de marco seems to like what he's hearing too. 

I think this could be the start that the entire PL and big 6 crumble. 

 

Also good news for our takeover as it would be out of the hands of the PL's O&D test. 

 

When you read the full recommendations its an absolutely horrific for they way Masters and Hoffman are running the show.

 

It's just like an Ofsted grade 4

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