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  1. Reading tonight's Bristol Post article headlined "Wael Al-Qadi, Bristol Rovers and the truth" I was reminded of the old Gene Pitney song "Somewhere in the West Country" Nobody wants him he's nobody's child Nobody seems to care Isn't it funny now that he needs someone There's nobody there ...
  2. I would recommend Lanacane anti-chafing gel for sore ears.
  3. Other sources advise that Mr Al-Quidi is a "Johnny-come-lately" to the Fruit Market project and is unwanted by all of the protagonists. His elder brother is anxious to rid himself of the burden of BRFC and, with cash draining away at an alarming rate, the younger gentleman may be squeezed out. Personal money thrown at the Colony site is a last desperate attempt to stay on board but from his playroom in Jordan our would be hero is watching that dream gradually slip away.
  4. Will Mr Wael Al-Quidi be retaining a stake in BRFC ?
  5. Exactly. Stevenage were fortunate in that the land had been properly prepared before football pitches were laid out and in the 1960’s international teams even trained there. At the Colony one can imagine the experts from MJ Abbott recommending that Mr Al-Quidi have them make a proper survey of the pitch foundations laid by the rugby club and, if necessary, give him a quote for the installation of a suitable drainage system. And it can be predicted that the serial blundered would ignore the advice of the experts and his colleagues and, in a last desperate attempt to placate his Bristol
  6. Oh no, Mr Al-Quidi has employed the well respected company MJ Abbott Ltd and so long as stage payments continue to be met the training ground will look something like the one the firm did for Stevenage FC . Opened in 2013, when “the Boro” finished 18th in League 1, this state of the art development has helped propel them to the National League.
  7. THE DISAPPEARED Between 2016 and 2020 the majority of senior figures at Bristol Rovers FC vanished without trace leaving families mystified and fans completely unaware. Now, after minutes of painstaking research, former manager B J Tann has pieced together their harrowing tale. In his explosive best seller we learn how these innocent people were awakened by a midnight knock on the tent flap then whisked away to a patch of wasteland near Almondsbury never to be seen again. In the lower league football business asset refinancing activities are considered especially heinous. And when an
  8. No, I think it must be the people who will build the new ground and it values Rovers at £ 7.6 million which might be what they think the Mem is worth for development now. Hopefully nothing will go wrong in the meantime and their money won't disappear down the drain.
  9. Do Rovers have a new 4.4% shareholder who has paid £ 340 000 for the privilege ?
  10. If all attempts at renting a training ground have failed what will the team do when play resumes ?
  11. Our former director Mr Turner (previously a business partner of Amos Brearly) told a packed AGM that the London office was costing the club £ 250 000 per year. It has now apparently been closed but since it's existence was always shrouded in mystery we can't really be sure of that and it could still be functioning surreptitiously disguised as a launderette. However, one thing which nobody seems to have picked up from the latest accounts is the extraordinary growth in lease commitments. Back in 2016 old Nicholas was on the hook for £ 115K but this grew to £ 511K in 2018 and by 2019 the cl
  12. Gasheads who are sceptical about Mr Al-Qadi's ability to personally pay the club's monthly staff costs of £ 500 000 must be unaware that his annual dividend income from AJIB last year was close to £ 600 000.
  13. Could some of it be interest showed separately from the capital outstanding and included in the accounts as an accrual ? That sum would have been about £ 1.6 million last June and could be up to £ 2.5 million by this June ? Which would make the total owed to the Al Qadi family about £ 21.5 million but there is nothing to worry about because their bank is going places and might soon be in a situation comparable to the West Bank.
  14. Can't be true. We'd had our phones cut off after Ian Stevens put all the gate money on a greyhound and it ran off.
  15. No one has actually said the London office was used by an extreme Palestinian political organisation but officials go blue in the face when they hear the name Gasser Arafat.
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