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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 .

BehindEnemyLines

Twisting a Melon with the Rev. Black Grape
Apr 13, 2006
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If our gearing is at a low rate, then they would be mad to pay it down during a period of high inflation - it's a bit like your mortgage, in that it will be inflated away as a percentage of income.
 

Stamford

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Sep 15, 2015
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Give it a rest!

why? There is zero need to increase the prices, remove the senior concessions and the carers admission. It should be called out at every given opportunity. That money has huge consequences and matters a lot less to the club. Find it odd that people are so keen to quieten criticism of something affects so many who pay every year following this club.
 

SpursSince1980

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Jan 23, 2011
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why? There is zero need to increase the prices, remove the senior concessions and the carers admission. It should be called out at every given opportunity. That money has huge consequences and matters a lot less to the club. Find it odd that people are so keen to quieten criticism of something affects so many who pay every year following this club.
You are correct. It isn’t fair and hopefully it will be readjusted in the future. I don’t just think this is a Danny decision. It’s a whole financial team that is trying to maximize revenue for potential investors.

It isn’t kind to those who need financial assistance. Hopefully the Trust can start a charitable fund to help out those who are impacted. Lord knows we have a lot of supporters with enough money to plead 100 a year to help. Get 10k fans making that donation, and that will help!

This is why I sometimes get irritated by those who can only see problems and want to fixate on blame. Whereas, you can be angry and shake your fist, but accept it. And if you truly care, explore solutions. Figure out how to help. Hell, SC could do a charity drive and do their part too.

As for investors…. That’s excellent news. Sounds like we are on solid financial footing and ready to inject more cash into the squad to help Ange. Happy days.
 

olithfc

Oli
Nov 30, 2007
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If our gearing is at a low rate, then they would be mad to pay it down during a period of high inflation - it's a bit like your mortgage, in that it will be inflated away as a percentage of income

isn't a mixture sensible? paying it down a bit so our financial position continues to be healthy?
 

jay2040

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Aug 31, 2012
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why? There is zero need to increase the prices, remove the senior concessions and the carers admission. It should be called out at every given opportunity. That money has huge consequences and matters a lot less to the club. Find it odd that people are so keen to quieten criticism of something affects so many who pay every year following this club.

I agree it's worth calling out though I had responded to a post about Levy
Is there not an ENIC out thread for this ?
Ultimately though it is what it is!
 

Stamford

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Sep 15, 2015
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I agree it's worth calling out though I had responded to a post about Levy
Is there not an ENIC out thread for this ?
Ultimately though it is what it is!

I'm unsure but for me the Enic out stuff will sometimes be a reply to other events such as this.

either way they won't be reversing it so we better just pay them.
 

BehindEnemyLines

Twisting a Melon with the Rev. Black Grape
Apr 13, 2006
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13,826
isn't a mixture sensible? paying it down a bit so our financial position continues to be healthy?
Not if there is better use of that Capital elsewhere........as long as the rates are secure, then it would be daft to pay it down at the moment, at least until inflation settles (all about the NPV/NPC).
 

alfie103

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Jun 4, 2005
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why? There is zero need to increase the prices, remove the senior concessions and the carers admission. It should be called out at every given opportunity. That money has huge consequences and matters a lot less to the club. Find it odd that people are so keen to quieten criticism of something affects so many who pay every year following this club.

We need to make sure we meet PSR of course.....
 

Johnny J

Not the Kiwi you need but the one you deserve
Aug 18, 2012
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We haven't done very well at selling players at the right time in recent years. City, Chelsea are ridiculously wealthy, yes, but they get big fees for players and are prepared to move them on at the right price.

No one has a crystal ball of course, but I don't think there's anything wrong with even top clubs selling good players for a premium.

Obviously the lack of money in European leagues outside the PL has affected this situation too.

I have no idea what offers we actually had in for players, of course, but Dier for example could have been shifted for a significant fee a while back and replaced relatively affordably.

We've held on to quite a few players until they started declining and then it was too late to get any real return.

And again, someone will correct me if I'm wrong here, but we don't seem to generate a lot of revenue through our academy products, again in contrast to say Chelsea.
 

Zaphod

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Apr 4, 2021
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Is there any reason (legal or otherwise) why they have announced they are looking for investors? They normally keep such things quite close to their chest so it seems a bit unusual to make a point of it in the accounts?
 

funkycoldmedina

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Jun 20, 2004
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Is there any reason (legal or otherwise) why they have announced they are looking for investors? They normally keep such things quite close to their chest so it seems a bit unusual to make a point of it in the accounts?
I'm guessing it's pretty much a done deal so they are now preparing the fans for the news maybe?
 

Albertbarich

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Jul 4, 2020
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The new data led approach, investing in young players and the youth team seems crucial in staying ahead of financial rules.

Buying players on the recommendation of agents and keeping greedy managers happy is what has caused the squad backlog. Now for example even if we aren't happy with say Dragushin's level we can sell him off at little risk and if the manager wants to really freshen things up we could in theory make huge profits on a Sarr, Vicario or an Udogie. Not that I want to sell any of them.

I guess the investment would be for the hotel and other bits of infrastructure to keep the balance sheets nice for us to continue to grow the team
 

Tyler24durden

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Aug 31, 2012
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Is there any reason (legal or otherwise) why they have announced they are looking for investors? They normally keep such things quite close to their chest so it seems a bit unusual to make a point of it in the accounts?
Perhaps to drum up interest and encourage other investors?
 

Ginola+Tonic

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Aug 27, 2021
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So what will all this mean for our summer transfer window?

A bit of a splurge to compete.

Or a more conservative approach.
 

southlondonyiddo

My eyes have seen some of the glory..
Nov 8, 2004
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So what will all this mean for our summer transfer window?

A bit of a splurge to compete.

Or a more conservative approach.
If I had to take a punt I would think our summer transfer window will be dependent on solid business decisions with about 0.0001% chance of a splurge
 

Ron Burgundy

SC Supporter
Jun 19, 2008
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Is there any reason (legal or otherwise) why they have announced they are looking for investors? They normally keep such things quite close to their chest so it seems a bit unusual to make a point of it in the accounts?
Knowing a bit about this stuff, it's a classic Rothschild tactic - they get the Company to announce they've been appointed to consider a sale, with a view to drum up interest and make sure they're the point of contact for any incoming.

It's not exactly discrete, and of course there are pros and cons to having a 'for sale' sign up, but at the very least there's no ambiguity about the merit of someone making an approach
 

mil1lion

This is the place to be
May 7, 2004
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So what will all this mean for our summer transfer window?

A bit of a splurge to compete.

Or a more conservative approach.
"The absolute priority for our Club is to deliver on-pitch success." . I think it's likely we are looking to spend a bit this summer to compete. Levy knows he can't mess it up with Ange after it happened to Poch. I'm sure he senses he has something special brewing and we need to push that bit extra to compete for titles.
 

Westmorlandspur

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Feb 1, 2013
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If I had to take a punt I would think our summer transfer window will be dependent on solid business decisions with about 0.0001% chance of a splurge
It not a splurge we want. Just some good purchases, value for money. In the results published today we actually spent 300m on players in the financial year up to last June 2023. This included paying for Romero as he was prev on loan. In this current financial year we have Kanes 100m to offset Johnson and VDV so should be able to shell out a bit. Will help if we can do something with Lo Celso, Pierre, Rodon. These are eminently sellable players, just depends what we will take for them. Given up with Ndombele, can we find someone thick enough to take him on for his last year. Reggie and Spence we will have to take a hit.
We keep hearing that we may purchase Werner , god knows why, just cos he’s cheap.. We need a centre forward then Sonny can move over to the left.
 
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