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  1. 8 points
  2. 5 points
    There was once a young man called Wael who lived in Jordan with his mother and sister whom he loved very much. Wael and his family lived in a very dangerous part of his country that was always in turmoil. However, despite this, he was very fond of football and played with his friends every day. Years later Wael made his fortune from entirely above board, legitimate business dealings and decided to buy an English football club called Bristol Rovers. Rovers did outstanding with Wael owning the team. After another win, Wael received a phone call from his his mother. Wael answered the phone and put it to his ear in anticipation. His mother spoke, "How could you!? Your sister gets raped almost everyday! Our home is riddled with bullet holes! We can't get clean water! We can't sleep with the constant sound of bullets being fired at night!" She pauses to collect herself. "I WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU FOR MOVING US TO WHOREFIELD!"
  3. 5 points
    Oh yeah some of ours have got a bit carried away for sure. The new owner seems far more level headed than what some of our fans are. You guys look like you might have turned the corner so playing you next season might not be so close as it was a couple of weeks ago. Hopr to see you in the championship in a couple of seasons. Fingers crossed
  4. 4 points
    This is what happens when cousins marry.........
  5. 4 points
    Many a true word etc etc The priority for Nicholas was to get out and this option enabled him to do that. Although details of the transaction have not been disclosed it is interesting that those who had the most to gain by their debt being repaid seem happy whereas those who possibly expected a windfall for selling their shares do not appear overjoyed. And apparently no offer was made to the shareholders still left with 8% of the equity ? But the big question remaining unanswered is the commitment to the future because Nicholas had repeatedly said he would only sell to someone who could show they had a plan to take Rovers forward and prove they had the funds to implement that plan. Where is the plan ? The other interested party are said to have had a plan which included building the UWE Stadium to it's full specification and injecting substantial cash into the football club to help elevate the team up the leagues. But perhaps they were not prepared to be so generous to Nicholas and Co so he turned a blind ear to them ?
  6. 3 points
    You have to give the lad some credit, with an old man like that he's done well with the hand he was dealt in life. In his shoes I most probably would have been drinking petrol, like his father appears to do.
  7. 3 points
    And another thing! I have a small number of shares in various different banks and financial institutions. This makes me a minority share holder. Thanks to 'Gas Logic and Accountancy' I wake up this morning and I'm suddenly a multi billionaire! God bless the assets under management at companies various. I didn't realise until earlier that the monies these companies control was actually all mine.
  8. 3 points
  9. 3 points
    He referred to them as "Bristol" in his interview with radio Bristol after todays game. It annoys me when people refer to either us or the gas as "bristol", it shows a complete lack of understanding about football in Bristol. Stop winding him up Dons.
  10. 3 points
  11. 2 points
    My genuine prediction for Rovers in the next 2/3 years... They will get promotion to League 1. Struggle for the first 3/4 months and Clarke will get sacked. Holloway their god will come back and they will talk of Premier League once more and will struggle. They'll languish around L1 for years and do not a lot. They'll still claim they're a bigger, better supported club than us, somehow they're richer and we're really jealous. Glad my Dad was a City fan, imagine being one of them!!
  12. 2 points
    **** me. Every branch hit when he fell out the ugly tree. Do they still make Clearasil? If that was me and I knew I was going to end up like my pie eating, 1 brain cell Dad, I'd be on the next plane to the Dignitas Clinic. The gift that keeps on giving! Priceless!
  13. 2 points
    No I don't think anyone can agree. There has been zero evidence to back up any wealth. Nick Higgs was quite well off, wouldn't it be perfect if Higgs actually has more money than these lot?
  14. 2 points
    UWE won't sell the land, they aren't stupid. They want joint sports facilities, gym etc with campus shops and a stadium to hosts events/sport in - they asked Rovers to come in on the project to share costs, and give you guys a home, you pay rent and have a share of stadium income... win, win for you and UWE. Your owners don't have the money to buy the land, and why would a Jordanian bank (that your owners family have a 36% stake in) agree to buy naming rights ? I imagine UWE will look elsewhere if you are not interested, I know that they have thought about a indoor athletic stadium with a aim of getting competitions bought to Bristol as well as providing all the facilities they wanted for thier campus/students..... who knows maybe SL and Bristol Sport might get in on that as we need a Athletic stadium in Bristol and it's something on Bristol Sports radar I am sure. Rovers are not the only people who can give UWE what they want.
  15. 2 points
    Worse case scenario they own the mem and a football team to manage, best case, they get a nice new stadium, with multiple income options in a great location with a big and growing catchment area. So it was probably a good deal... i'd have done it myself if that scratch card this morning would had been more than £5
  16. 2 points
    Surely the 3rd richest family in the world would feature in the world's richest families list. Can't seem to find them. http://www.msn.com/en-in/money/financephotos/the-world’s-richest-families-revealed/ss-BBmRgsr#image=1 Must be a mystery.
  17. 2 points
    I personally think this could go either way for the g*s. What happens with them doesn't really bother me either. What did bother me yesterday though was the brain dead dullard that kept using the take over of the g*s as an excuse to shout/sing racist slurs about it all afternoon. I've met some thick people in my time but you sir were right up there with the thickest. Very very poorly educated man.
  18. 2 points
    I think your right,i recon they got more chance of keeping their arses intact at a Michael Barrymore pool party than with this fella.
  19. 2 points
    Was it me or did Morecambe wear a kit that very closely resembled the original Black Arabs FC kit yesterday?! Some sort of ridiculous tribute I'd like to think! Preferred it when Mansfield relegated them wearing a gas kit!
  20. 2 points
    Having spent a bit of time reading through this thread, I am truly amazed at how bitter some of you lot come across. It's disappointing that they now have a chance to kick on but some on here seem so desperate to put them down, that you cling to anything and make yourselves look bitter and petty. "Oh Lansdown still has more money" or "be careful what they wish for" Will it pay off for them? Who knows....but can some of us just stop acting so bitter . It's embarrassing
  21. 2 points
    Being a FIFA deligate i wonder who Wael voted for in the 2022 world cup? My alarm bells would be ringing just at the fact that he is on FIFA let alone anything else.
  22. 2 points
    Two divorces mash up..... My gift to you all.... http://www.filedropper.com/relegationparty
  23. 2 points
    Brookman has always been a bellend.
  24. 2 points
    His nose must have been running?...
  25. 1 point
    Haven't read every page, but common thought is, if the Jordanians were flush with banking millions they'd have bought a decent team. They may have £70m, but they're not spending al that on the Gash, like SL didn't spend his fortune on us. Hoping this provides stability, banter was so much better when Bristol rivalry was closer.
  26. 1 point
    The Rolls Royce site theory can be written straight off - they've just started work on that recently.
  27. 1 point
    Here he is, the walking advert for sterilisation. What a belter the dad is. Fancy filming when your dad is pissed up.
  28. 1 point
    Not just a billionaire, but an M&S billionaire.
  29. 1 point
    Interesting quote at the bottom of this atrticle Or am I reading too much into it? "We know that this club needs and requires a new stadium in order for this ownership to continue and to survive and flourish." Read more: http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/BRISTOL-ROVERS-TAKEOVER-Jordanians-say-new/story-28770258-detail/story.html#ixzz40pYwjPMd Follow us: @BristolPost on Twitter | bristolpost on Facebook
  30. 1 point
    I know for a fact HP is mothballing the site and still selling parts of it off to UWE, UWE will not sell the footprint as they need the car parking space and use of any facilities and classroom space, where is this other land for the hotel, I have not seen this in any plans?
  31. 1 point
    So a Chelsea fan with an unknown amount of money who wanted to buy Gillingham ends up buying Rovers and they are over the moon. That's like me going to the pub with fifty quid in my pocket and going home almost immediately by way of the offy to pick up a can of warm Fosters.
  32. 1 point
    All six of them?? Sorry... just trying to win some Kudos on here, fed up with sticking up for you lot, now you might actually become a club that is worthy of the Bristol tag, and possibly our sibling rivals, so no more Mr Nice Guy
  33. 1 point
    That old thing on his twitter looks like Rosemary West.
  34. 1 point
    https://twitter.com/waelalqadi check the 2nd tweet down
  35. 1 point
    Has anyone ever thought that Mr sextone found the buyer from Jordan in a secret ploy to bankrupt em.that's what I'm hoping anyway.
  36. 1 point
    Come on now, everyone. The mickey taking should stop now as they've laid down a real marker today by beating ten man Morecambe.
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    I wonder if 'GazSaid' will join the other Gasheads who say they are planning to wave £20 notes at Morecombe fans today. You see, it's that sort of humility and general lack of arrogance that make Gasheads so loved and respected by every other clubs fans....whilst everyone hates us obviously. Thats what they've been saying for years anyway. I genuinely believe a large number of their fans are going to show their true colours now which will make them more hated than they pretend we are. This is great, and they've still got the hard work of trying to catch up with us. Welcome to Bristol Mr Al Qadi
  39. 1 point
    The gas are the biggest bunch of hyprocrites in English football. On Thursday night thier fans were on Radio Bristol Twentyman show, complaining about Northampton and that only last season there were struggling money wise and now they are top of the Division due to a new investor and how they thought that was so unfair! When we were going to build at Ashton Vale saying how they didn't like souless out of town bowl stadiums and trying to take the p1ss by complaining the new stadium would not be in Bristol but in North Somerset and they would be the only club in Bristol when infact it was only an access road to the site would have been in North Somerset oh the ******* irony of it. Forever complaining that billionaire foriegn owners and money are destroying English football and its so unfair on little old bristol rovers. They also have no morals, on talksport a woman gas was ask do you care where the money is coming she said "NO" and this after all the sh!t they gave SL because he lives in Gurnsey and they want him to pay more tax. What have thier new owner done to contribute to our society?
  40. 1 point
    Typical. Out of the woodwork they all come. You've said absolutely nothing of any note to counter any of my points. What exactly have I said that's bollocks? It's all pure fact. Lets look at it again: Your new stadium (if it gets built it's still not a given) will be much smaller than ours. FACT. That was my point, don't know why your'e blabbering on about a "freehold arrangement" or whatever. You will not be able to spend vast amounts of money because of financial fair play. Until (if) you are at UWE, you will not generate the necessarily revenue to do so. The days of clubs being able to do that in the lower leagues are gone. FACT. You are two divisions behind us, and as things stand that status quo will remain. We are 21st and you are 8th, outside the playoff positions. FACT. You could make the playoffs, so could about 6 other teams around you. Your new owner may or not handle the running of your football club well. The English league is a different ball game to Jordon. Nobody will know until he starts running it. Google him, and youll see his fortune is around 80 million. You've been crowing for years and years about how you were soon going to overtake us. It's never happened. When are you going to learn your lesson and actually shut your gobs because all you've ever done is make yourselves look silly. Bye
  41. 1 point
    This explains why their recent form has been a bit sheikhy.
  42. 1 point
    Their main wealth is the AJIB (who bought HSBC Jordan) after tax that entire bank made just over 22 million in profit. Put that into context of our clubs accounts and losses, and you can see that these are not wealthy people who are going to plough lots of money into the club. More likely a sensible pair of hands that will inject cash and steer them safely, but nothing extravagant.
  43. 1 point
    It gets better....my delusional brother in law (who is a very sad sag) moments ago in a phone call crowing to me...I quote; Him -"How does it feel to know we're as big as Chelsea and Man City now" Me - "Your not" Him - "Yes we are he's worth 1.5 Billion" Me - "No he's not" Him - "Well I can tell you now put money on us winning League Two next year" Me - "No you won't" Him - "Oh fxxk off"...hangs up
  44. 1 point
    I understand why they are celebrating, it certainly looks better for them now than with Higgs at the helm. But as for jealous; why would we be? Even the highest (realistic...) estimates of this new owner's wealth doesn't change the fact we also have a very wealthy man in charge, who has help fund our new stadium, which in turn will lead to us being able to punch a little harder. Add to that it is pretty clear SL is both a fan and in it for the long haul; as nice as it may be to suddenly be significantly better off, I don't think a single one of their fans could say this new owner of theirs is of the same ilk and keep a straight face. It may very well help them back up the leagues; as I said before, this will maybe boost them in the league.
  45. 1 point
    Well what I say is good luck to the Rovers. If this gives them their new stadium and guarantees their future then good for them. I am city through and through and have been for 60+ years but I always wanted to see a local derby with them in the Prem before I expire. If this gives it a remote chance of happening then bring it on. It can only be good for local rivalry and bragging rights.
  46. 1 point
    I've just laughed so much the cuppa I'm trying to drink has shot out my nose....now my wife is calling me a child...she will never understand
  47. 1 point
    So...basically these two are richer than their new owners....
  48. 1 point
    The richest man in the world, Bill Gates, is worth less than 80bn
  49. 1 point
    Yeah, but we're all shitheads, aren't we? All South Bristol, out of work, whereas they are "Family club" "passion", "loyal, never boo" etc, etc. *****.
  50. 1 point
    Is that Higgs in the background taking off with the Flymo?
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