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posted Oct 18, 2007
I wonder why there hasn't been any takeover talk of Tottnumb...
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"I think the profits Arsenal are showing at the moment are a little bit false. On top of the football money they are knocking out real estate at the old Highbury ground, these units of course can only be sold once, so when these assets are used up, I think your get a more realistic view on incomings and outgoings"Sorry but this is rubbish. If you read the financial report in detail it states that operating profits from football (excluding property development & player trading) are up from £13m to £42m. Of the £200m turnover last year only £24m related to property.I was just pointing out that once the water is clear and Arsenals real profits and losses are out in the open(Who would really know the deals on the loans to build the ground apart from a select few) I think the money men like the Russian will swoop down, He must think their is something vunerable about the Arsenal finances to try to muscle in. also the extra football revenue could be down to new sky money. I know the food and drink franchises have brought in hefty money but if these companies are not earning they could move on.Theres only so many prawn sandwiches a fan can eat
I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiments of "tuffs2007"We can do without "Tainted" money. We have enough cash of our own, honestly made!There are enough doubts already about Usmanov to bar him as an "unfit person" to be a company director. 6 years in clink, rape accusations, and links to a known drug "Tzar". There is "Blood on his hands".Jesus, what is up with you people? Call yourselves fans?Keep Arsenal as it is, we are doing "Very nicely thank-you". Keep up the good work Arsene!"Appalled" of Folkestone.36 years a Gooner, and proud of it!!!
posted Oct 19, 2007
Hammer in peace. I'm guessing some of you have read this but if not , please do, it is the post recently removed from former UK amabassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray's blog on Jabba and why you do not want this guy anywhere near your clubhttp://www.alisherusmanov.blogspot.com/
"What is an IPO?"Initial Public Offering is when a company goes public for the first time and sells shares, some or all of them, to the general public, ie banks, the punters, etc.
I think David Aein is confuse and i strongly do not believe Hill-wood is a pauparer,he is doing the right thing.We dont need to sell to win silverwares
posted Oct 25, 2007
I personally am very happy with this 'lock down', as i do not want Arsenal to sell to foreign investors, especially not Usmanov. It is quite clear how well we are doing, both financially and on the pitch and things are going in the right direcion. We do not need money in the slightest, plus as someone has already mentioned, who would we buy?? Wenger has already recruited a young team which is unravelling before our eyes! I feel we are in a great position at the moment and the team will only get better in the coming seasons.
HISTORY would say what have won?let no one fool you - Arsenal need to start winning again - that in the current environment means spend big, very bigYOU NEED A DEEP POCKET------------------------------------------------Which ever club you support, don't compare it to how Arsenal "should be run". Not all clubs are managed the same way, just like in the business world.Arsenal's model relies on self efficiency, similar to that of ManU prior to it's takeover. Many many clubs spend money it doesn't make, and ends up with debt. There are very few Ambromovich in this world who would just spend money without wanting to see some returns.The currency in football is the same as in anyother business - money. As long as supporters are willing to pay to see their team, silverware or not, the club will continue to generate revenue to keep the club afloat. Silverware is only for bragging rights for fans like you and me when we engage in banter...Deep pockets are only required if the club's managment is in efficient in the tranfser markets and over pay their players. At Arsenal we don't buy success, we either import it for cheap or we develop our own stars.End of.
REDability; in answer to your Q, I am convinced the main aim of this is not to keep out the seppoe with the dodgy tache or the ex-director with the dodgy conscience, but to keep out the uxbeki crook with the even dodgier billions. and a good thing too.
i believe we do not need foreign investment as unlike most of the teams in the premiership, we are not buying successwe are doing absolutely brilliant with the young squad we have, walcott and fabregas demonstrating, and i see no reason to alter that.
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