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Dein Leaves Arsenal with immediate effect!

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by sircropper (U8075495) 18 April 2007
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As the takeover talk continues and rumours of discontent in the boardroom, Dein (vice-chairman) has quit.

Does this signal the apparent move for a take-over?

Thoughts please.

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posted Apr 25, 2007

David Dein leaving the Arsenal board sums up the season for the Gunners... Season Horriblis!!!
I predict he will be back eventually! For Arsenal to remain at the top of the English game, they just have to do likewise like Man U. & Liverpool. The rest of the Arsenal board should realise Football is global. To say they wish to reject the overtures of Mr. Kroenke is akin to an Ostrich that buries it's head in the sand to avoid facing reality. Mr. Kroenke is not some corporate raider but a seasoned sports investor. Compared to the other American billionaires buying into premiership teams, he initially went for a stragetic alliance between his MLS Franchise and Arsenal. I see him having nothing but good intentions for Arsenal as a business and a football club. If Arsenal wish to maintain their position as a leading English/European club, they should invite Mr. Dein back to the board and seriously reconsider Stan Kroenke's offer.

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comment by Ta5 (U5739538)

posted Apr 26, 2007

all you ameteur business analysts are mental.

you dont know Stan at all, or what he wants to do with Arsenal.

you dont know the Glazers - have the glazers made united a better team? nope, have they given United more money to spend ? nope.

Lisen to Wenger when he says that these guys are not coming to pump money into the game.

stop trying to drop Arsenal's knickers for the provebial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

if i hear one more person say "to keep up with Liverpool/United we need to sell our club to an American" i am gonna punch someone, so just stop it.

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comment by Ta5 (U5739538)

posted Apr 26, 2007

just to add for all of you who are too thick to understand.

- Stan will not pump one cent of his own money into Arsenal FC.

- the current board will not pump one pence of their own money into Arsenal FC.

- Arsenal FC only spends what it earns as profit or what it borrows as a business.

- The current board are proven to have the clubs best interests at heart and are proven to be excellent people to run the club.

- Stan is unproven.

- the current board will only use Arsenal's money to improve the club.

- Stan will either do the same (no gain for us then) or use the money to advertise to increase merchandizing (this is what i expect all the yanks to do) - we lose.

so please think about this a bit before considering every billonaire to be like Roman Abromavich.

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posted Apr 27, 2007

New Kanu...

My thoughts exactly.

Why do people pump out this B.S. as if they know what they are talking about...

For a start,all this Dien /new stadium talk...

I was under the impression that he wanted AFC to rent the new Wembley and not actually build a new stadium!!!

Yeah and of course Arsenal have stayed in the 1st Division /Prem unbroken all due to him...
Since 1919..

didnt realise he was that old?!

AFC did alright before he was there and will do alright now hes gone..

The people who spout rubbish about arsenal modernisation: i suppose the fact that AFC is viewed as being a 'no one bigger than the club/marbled halls/traditions' club is bad!!!

The high street looks better now cos its got chain stores in every town exactly the same.
Yeah,course it does.

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posted May 2, 2007

We cannot afford to see a shakeup within the ranks at this point. I trust the board and even though it's sad to see Dein leave, I think we can make it through as long as we have a committed coach and players who trust in his decisions. Wenger has given us 10 good years, and like A. Ferguson, he can give us 10 more. We can only hope that the board can let him keep running the club to his best interests. He has his players and thinking of buying more is being a bit overzealous. This club has been around for decades, give it two more years to settle again.

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comment by Bourne (U3020163)

posted Jun 28, 2007

What are the implications of Dein's departure ?

Ask a French bloke called Thierry in Barcelona and he'll tell you !

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posted Jun 28, 2007

judging by the comments in the media today, it would seem ' king henry ' had more of an allegiance to ' Dein FC ' as opposed to that other team. laugh

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posted Jun 29, 2007

THE LEVEL OF FOOTBALL NOW CAN NOT BE COMPARED TO OLDEN DAYS.

ARSENAL IS COLLAPSING ON DAILY BASIS.

JUST WATCH OUT, WENGER IS HEADING TO REAL MADRID.

REMEMBER! PREMIERSHIP HAS BEEN RAISED SO HIGH THAT ONCE YOU LOSE YOUR GRIP, JUST FORGET ABOUT TOP FOUR.NEWCASTLE & T.SPURS IS COMING CLOSELY.

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posted Jun 30, 2007

laugh

Although I am now at Barca, you are on another fooking planet.

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posted Jul 9, 2007

Although I am now at Barca, you are on another fooking planet.
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OH! SORRY MATE, BUT YOU DEVIATE SO QUICKLY. HM!

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