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Would you welcome a 25% ownership stake for Qatar Sports Investments (QSI)?

  • Yes

    Votes: 655 65.2%
  • No

    Votes: 350 34.8%

  • Total voters
    1,005
  • Poll closed .

alexis

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Sep 1, 2012
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Seems his has really been making waves during his time in charge…

“His reign as the deputy ruler has presented the emirate with groundbreaking projects such as Dreamland Aqua Park[7] a reconstruction of UAQ Marine Club, a master-planned waterfront project and a grand investment by Emaar Group International.[6] Dreamland Aqua Park was one of those. The vision of Sheikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Mualla, deputy ruler of Umm Al Quwain, member of the UAE Supreme Council and ruler of the Umm Al Quwain emirate, the park was inaugurated on 12 June 1997. It was created with one main purpose: to be a place where “fun is a right for everyone!”.
It’s the most dangerous water park you can go to. Health and safety have been given the day off every day here. Amount of people who hobble off rides here ain’t funny. My mate took off from the water slide and I cracked my head off the side of the whirl pool. Best thing about UAQ is the massive booze shop. The arms dealer that nick cage played also had to ditch one of his planes there and it’s still where he left it.
 

dovahkiin

Damn you're ugly !
May 18, 2012
3,397
89,605
might be a sponsorship deal, visit umm whatever aqua park.
pretty sure i read that the cinch deal is about to expire this summer, or maybe it was the summer of 25
 

whitestreak

SC Supporter
Dec 8, 2006
841
3,444
When i said above "careful what you wish for" (despite A&C digs.......)
Classic tale of the tortoise and the hare, we've been the tortoise ......but 20 years later

I really meant it, Especially bearing in Mind how many trophies are worth winning in the medium term once you have scratched the trophy itch
Yes short term the Carabao and FA cup would partially scratch an itch and maybe a Europa league, but very quickly people would realise that only the
EPL and Champions league are really worth winning long term if you really want to be at the pinnacle of football in Europe and the world generally
The way to have sustained success has until recently been to build a succesful team on the pitch and then keep ploughing the money back into the team and
building the team/brand organically

We are a football club and of course our number one priority from now on has to be success on the pitch.
That is where our growth will come from over the next 10 plus years

Think about the ownership examples in Football right now:-

A) What we have right now ....which in my view is one of the best run clubs in the world with a fully sustainable model.
in truth there are only a handful of clubs already that can compete with us. We have some long term debt that is exttremely low on a fixed rate and is totally manageablefrom non football activity.
In that we are unique. We also have the advantage that our off the field activities and revenue streams subsidise our football activities

As EPL and European profit sustainability rules bite with penalties to the existing cheats like all the sugar daddy clubs , Chelsea, Man City, PSG, Newcastle are already finding it tough
and probably Real and Barca for slightly different reasons state subsidy (which is sort of agaist EU competition law) These guys are going to find the pressure continuing to build
as their practices come under the microscope., and the resulting court cases, points deductions, and relegations start to impact.

B)Those that have grown organically and in every other case have grown because of
success on the field. Our competition there today are the likes of Liverpool, Man U Arsenal and Bayern

C)The subset of those that are the Villas Brightons Hammers and their foreign equivalent whether it be Juve AC Napoli, or Athletico Sevilla etc
(We have already outgrown them in a business sense.) So the well run also rans

D) The Man U case where increasingly they have problems mounting up because they have large debts that were incurred to buy the club, have bought players badly, need to spend on their squad,
but their killer is the C, 1.5 - 2 billion it will cost them to redevelop old trafford, which over time is basically deteriorating into a rotten state.
Because of their enormous fanbase, I am sure they can lumber along for the next few years but at some point they will have to redevelop and the additional debt burden will cripple them for a long while.

E) A new owner who either comes in to us and leverages the club like the Glazers did to ManU .....that would tend kill our competitive advantage, that we now enjoy
or could do a Boehly and piss away a billion on daft transfers and then setus back years. If you think about it all Boehly had to do to the management structure that Roman had put in place was sit back
and let Marina Granoskavaia, Cech and the rest of that team continue to do what they had been doing successfully for a good few years....
Thank god they have imploded i hate that plastic bunch of prats....

F) Finally a sugar daddy owner that is everyones dream, who puts the club on a sound financial sustainable footing , then invests like crazy in the infrastucture, in order to maximise and prolong
the clubs longevity. He realises that the secret to success is on field trophies, puts the management team in place to deliver that and gives them the cash to do it....
In the meantime making sure that we are the fastest growing most profitable and sustainable team in the world with realistic KPIS like wages to salary ratios etc..........
Oh wait a minute.........

G)As far the latest myth as a prospective buyer from the UAE is concerned
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umm_Al_Quwain
1) they are skint
2) The whole population could fit into the stadium and we would have spare seats....🙈
3 ) ??? WTF

COYS
 

SirHarryHotspur

Well-Known Member
Aug 9, 2017
5,383
8,067
Before any shareholders get too excited about a possible takeover does anyone know the rules on the takeover of a non listed company like Tottenham Hotspur Ltd, with publicly listed companies there are certain rules on takeovers acquiring certain percentages of shares has to be made public but how does that apply to an unlisted company.
Could ENIC just sell their controlling 86% shares privately without the 30,000 private share holders who hold 14% having any offers made for their shares?
 

mil1lion

This is the place to be
May 7, 2004
42,861
79,240
I don’t see Levy selling up when he’s nearly at the finishing line in terms of success off and on the pitch. You don’t hand over the reins and new guy gets the glory for your hard work.
He might already consider it success. From where we were when he took over to where we are now. The stadium and training facilities etc will have been his main objective. Now everything is in place and making money he's essentially done what he has set out for. What really is left for him here now? He's not a football man so I'm not sure the trophies are the main driving force but more a bonus. It's like with the stadium finished now I'm not sure what his role is especially if Munn and co are running the football side. He can basically cash in now and retire if he wants. Although I'm sure Levy will hold some of the pie for a while longer but he's built the value of the club a lot. So generally I can see why now it's built he could consider cashing in on his investment. I think the stadium is his trophy.
 

superted4

Well-Known Member
Dec 29, 2006
324
981
He might already consider it success. From where we were when he took over to where we are now. The stadium and training facilities etc will have been his main objective. Now everything is in place and making money he's essentially done what he has set out for. What really is left for him here now? He's not a football man so I'm not sure the trophies are the main driving force but more a bonus. It's like with the stadium finished now I'm not sure what his role is especially if Munn and co are running the football side. He can basically cash in now and retire if he wants. Although I'm sure Levy will hold some of the pie for a while longer but he's built the value of the club a lot. So generally I can see why now it's built he could consider cashing in on his investment. I think the stadium is his trophy.
People like Levy dont retire, they live for business
 

Westmorlandspur

Well-Known Member
Feb 1, 2013
2,983
4,873
When i said above "careful what you wish for" (despite A&C digs.......)
Classic tale of the tortoise and the hare, we've been the tortoise ......but 20 years later

I really meant it, Especially bearing in Mind how many trophies are worth winning in the medium term once you have scratched the trophy itch
Yes short term the Carabao and FA cup would partially scratch an itch and maybe a Europa league, but very quickly people would realise that only the
EPL and Champions league are really worth winning long term if you really want to be at the pinnacle of football in Europe and the world generally
The way to have sustained success has until recently been to build a succesful team on the pitch and then keep ploughing the money back into the team and
building the team/brand organically

We are a football club and of course our number one priority from now on has to be success on the pitch.
That is where our growth will come from over the next 10 plus years

Think about the ownership examples in Football right now:-

A) What we have right now ....which in my view is one of the best run clubs in the world with a fully sustainable model.
in truth there are only a handful of clubs already that can compete with us. We have some long term debt that is exttremely low on a fixed rate and is totally manageablefrom non football activity.
In that we are unique. We also have the advantage that our off the field activities and revenue streams subsidise our football activities

As EPL and European profit sustainability rules bite with penalties to the existing cheats like all the sugar daddy clubs , Chelsea, Man City, PSG, Newcastle are already finding it tough
and probably Real and Barca for slightly different reasons state subsidy (which is sort of agaist EU competition law) These guys are going to find the pressure continuing to build
as their practices come under the microscope., and the resulting court cases, points deductions, and relegations start to impact.

B)Those that have grown organically and in every other case have grown because of
success on the field. Our competition there today are the likes of Liverpool, Man U Arsenal and Bayern

C)The subset of those that are the Villas Brightons Hammers and their foreign equivalent whether it be Juve AC Napoli, or Athletico Sevilla etc
(We have already outgrown them in a business sense.) So the well run also rans

D) The Man U case where increasingly they have problems mounting up because they have large debts that were incurred to buy the club, have bought players badly, need to spend on their squad,
but their killer is the C, 1.5 - 2 billion it will cost them to redevelop old trafford, which over time is basically deteriorating into a rotten state.
Because of their enormous fanbase, I am sure they can lumber along for the next few years but at some point they will have to redevelop and the additional debt burden will cripple them for a long while.

E) A new owner who either comes in to us and leverages the club like the Glazers did to ManU .....that would tend kill our competitive advantage, that we now enjoy
or could do a Boehly and piss away a billion on daft transfers and then setus back years. If you think about it all Boehly had to do to the management structure that Roman had put in place was sit back
and let Marina Granoskavaia, Cech and the rest of that team continue to do what they had been doing successfully for a good few years....
Thank god they have imploded i hate that plastic bunch of prats....

F) Finally a sugar daddy owner that is everyones dream, who puts the club on a sound financial sustainable footing , then invests like crazy in the infrastucture, in order to maximise and prolong
the clubs longevity. He realises that the secret to success is on field trophies, puts the management team in place to deliver that and gives them the cash to do it....
In the meantime making sure that we are the fastest growing most profitable and sustainable team in the world with realistic KPIS like wages to salary ratios etc..........
Oh wait a minute.........

G)As far the latest myth as a prospective buyer from the UAE is concerned
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umm_Al_Quwain
1) they are skint
2) The whole population could fit into the stadium and we would have spare seats....🙈
3 ) ??? WTF

COYS
Who can forget that marvellous team who won the league cup in 2008. Finished 11th if I remember correctly. Following season 8 games, 2 pts as Harry Redknapp used to say. Bottom of the league. Levy said he couldn’t sleep at night.
 

SirHarryHotspur

Well-Known Member
Aug 9, 2017
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I don't see him going anywhere, he has done two interviews back in Aug/Sept one was the fan forum with Ange Sonny Beth & Robert available on the website the other was with Bloomberg a day later available with an interent search and he talked about building Spurs into a world brand , so he still has a bit to do .
There was also the interview on Premier League stories where he spoke of things to come at the stadium, we have F1 karting and now they are looking to ask Haringey Council to be allow 30 extra events instead of the 16 now allowed, so something is coming , would he leave with all this going on? He still has a project to finish

 
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Gb160

Well done boys. Good process
Jun 20, 2012
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I don't see him going anywhere, he has done two interviews back in Aug/Sept one was the fan forum with Ange Sonny Beth & Robert available on the website the other was with Bloomberg a day later available with an interent search and he talked about building Spurs into a world brand , so he still has a bit to do .
There was also the interview on Premier League stories where he spoke of things to come at the stadium, we have F1 karting and now they are looking to ask Haringey Council to be allow 30 extra events instead of the 16 now allowed, so something is coming , would he leave with all this going on?


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I can't believe he ever actually had hair.
 

SpursForever71

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Aug 8, 2019
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From the man himself 6:30 into interview

If you still have some shares try this.


The thing that stood out for me in this interview, was Levy admitting he made a mistake going for the likes of Mourinho and Conte, as they wouldnt want to promote kids from the academy etc. But then recently you have heard both Ange and Lange say in interviews the Academy has a long way to go, to get up to scratch with others.
 

SirHarryHotspur

Well-Known Member
Aug 9, 2017
5,383
8,067
The thing that stood out for me in this interview, was Levy admitting he made a mistake going for the likes of Mourinho and Conte, as they wouldnt want to promote kids from the academy etc. But then recently you have heard both Ange and Lange say in interviews the Academy has a long way to go, to get up to scratch with others.
He must have known how Mourhino and Conte operate, they like bringing in established players so not sure how sincere his admission of making mistakes is.
To his credit how many other club owners/chairman give these type of interviews .
He has done two Q&A's this one and the fan forum , I don't get any sense of him wanting to move on and this takeover talk so far seems to lack any substance.
 
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