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Do you regret Munto's takeover?

League Two Notts County
by Speed_Racer (U5200950) 10 December 2009
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I realise you're going to get every man and his dog on your board today, so I do apologise in advance if this article may annoy some of you. But as a Derby fan it's fascinating watching the goings on down the other end of Brian Clough Way...

I'd wager it's too early to tell yet, but do you wish that the whole Munto thing never happenned? I doubt your finances were too great before they came, but surely if Munto's investment disappears they'll be a whole lot worse? Although who would want to buy Notts if they're really in debt.

I hope Sven sticks around and this potential management buy-out sounds interesting. Sven as the chairman, and he can appoint himself as manager if things go wrong with the other bloke!

Good luck Magpies.

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posted Dec 10, 2009

Damn, that's a shame. I was hoping Notts Co would be in the prem by not too long.

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posted Dec 10, 2009

Jenny there was no other option, we were promised investment from a group of local business men a few months before the take over, then again a few weeks before, and each time it fell through, because we owed SOOO much! Left with no options and no future, quite frankly I would have agreed to anyone taking over if it meant the club i love could stay afloat a little longer. Say no to the investment and the club DOES go under or say yes and take a gamble. I think any genuine fan would take the later!!

bmthexile (U3509742)

I have always said no team deserves promotion as much as Bournemouth, simply as a big " up yours" to the F.L
You have probably the best manager in the league, who I thought was mad not to go to Peterborough. He ooozes loyalty, and as a result has the respect of many many fans

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comment by Jenny! (U13871064)

posted Dec 10, 2009

NCG..

<peacedove>

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comment by Andy (U3509742)

posted Dec 10, 2009

What bothers me is the loyalty the players will have, if the owners go, how many do you think will stay?
Your team does not have the same make up as ours, cut Supafletch or Eddie in half and it reads Bournemouth like a piece of seaside rock, can you honestly say that with your squad?

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posted Dec 10, 2009

bmthexile (U3509742)

Nope. We have been very fortunate this season and been able to pay for quality. The players will be there as long as they are being paid, and until Munto find a buyer ( it looks like they have various options at the moment) they will continue to pay the wages.
Loyalty is great, but very rare in the modern game. Bournemouth are very lucky, and should be very proud of what they have acheived. Hopefully you will survive the transfer window, and your sqaud will remain fit enough for promotion! <ok>

Hopefully we will survive full stop!

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posted Dec 10, 2009

If you see anything involving Qadback it means they don't have the money they say they have.

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comment by Rob (U3214100)

posted Dec 10, 2009

What happened to the 5 year plan? These people should not be able to buy these clubs and then burden them with a high wage bill when they get bored (after 5 months!)

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posted Dec 10, 2009

Baudet..

I have no problem with you fella, you're a decent guy & I feel sorry for the likes of you getting grief.

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It's not something that bother me really, fella.
I understand that some people got carried away when it all happened and that it must have got up some peoples' noses which is why they're having fun now.
I'm happy to let them indulge in a little schadenfreude if it makes them happy!

Whatever happens, when the dust has settled, as long as NCFC are still standing and can fight another day I'll be happy.
Progression would've been nice, and who knows, maybe it'll still happen, but whaever, I'll be standing in the Hayden Green cheering the boys on

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comment by Jenny! (U13871064)

posted Dec 10, 2009

You'll be alright, there's no doubt about that. <ok>

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posted Dec 11, 2009

As a Nottingham Rugby supporter, the interesting thing for me is whether the new owners, whoever they might be, need the money from the Sunday matches to boost the coffers.

I'm in two minds about it to be honest - I think most rugby fans still resent the speed with which NC tried to boot us out, and I still don't think much of Meadow Lane as a rugby stadium, but that's just a personal view and it's in a great position.

The shame about the Munto thing is that the club fans/shareholders were also turfed out - having done their level best to keep the club afloat, put money in of their own and raised cash from other companies and sports clubs around the city and beyond (including the rugby club, by the way), they were effectively cut off without a penny and without a seat on the board. There may have been no choice but its still regrettable. Now there will be new owners and the connection between the fans and the club risks becoming more tenuous.

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