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Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

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15 minutes ago, SirColinOfMansfield said:

This is Wally's story ....

http://www.venturemagazine.me/2016/08/buying-into-the-beautiful-game/

"After months of intensive negotiations, al-Qadi eventually beat around 10 other bidders to secure ownership of the club by absorbing its considerable debts. Due to a non-disclosure agreement, he can’t reveal the figures involved, but he insisted his family got a good deal. “You would be amazed at how much value we got,” he said. "

So he didn't pay off the considerable debts .... he just "absorbed" them!

Would we be amazed at the value he got? .... he still had change from a fiver?

 

 

So the extent of his investment to date is to buy some sarnies for the players:

"As soon as he took over, he set about making simple but important improvements to the way the club was run. He was surprised, for instance, to find no food was being laid on for players after training. So he began organizing catering for them. “If you provide food for the players to eat on the same table, that creates camaraderie and bond for the whole club and gives it meaning,” he said.

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1 hour ago, Peter O Hanraha-hanrahan said:

Incredible stuff from the brain dead idiots who frequent that den of stupidity.

Maybe Chelsea loaned us Tammy because they thought our support is superb, Obviously we didn't need to prove it by selling 4k tickets for a glamour cup tie at Stamford Bridge. I expect West Brom were dying to send us players after we took 5k to the Hawthorns in January?

Their apparent satisfaction that Wally is not so quick to put his hand in his pocket is in stark contrast to the shit they were all coming out with when the Al Qadis arrived and they all went into w@nky overdrive about how he was going to splash the cash and bring in quality players to help them overtake us in the league.

Hypocritical morons.

The only reason we got Odemwingie weren't it? 

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Rickie Lambert has signed for Baadiff. So will all the sags be buying bluebird shirts with "Lambert" on the back? After all, they did it with England shirts years after he had left the club?

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3 hours ago, DancinDannyD said:

A number of Chelsea fans on Twitter surprised he's gone to L1 and not the championship.

This annoys me about premier league fans, how often do they watch lower league footy? I know Chelsea probably have the best youth system in the country now and had around 40 players out on loan last season, but the championship is a very strong league now!

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10 hours ago, BRFC_Gas said:

That's a bit of a strange comment seeing Tammy Abraham had also not 'done anything' when you signed him.

Anything to have a bitch about us though hey!

Apart from score a ridiculous amount of goals, be the golden boy in the young England set up & be classed as the best youngster at Chelsea in a decade?

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8 hours ago, DancinDannyD said:

Exactly :clap:well said that man (or possibly woman, I don't know!)

Much like those sniggering at our lowest competitive fixture attendance last night the issue at stake is much bigger than a point scoring exercise.

What Swindon are doing is shameful. And I'm proud that such a low turnout happened last night at our, and other EFL Trophy, games as the implications of letting this slip through unchallenged are just too great for our beautiful game.

From what I have heard it depends whether the post is on a weekend.. :)

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10 hours ago, SirColinOfMansfield said:

This is Wally's story ....

http://www.venturemagazine.me/2016/08/buying-into-the-beautiful-game/

"After months of intensive negotiations, al-Qadi eventually beat around 10 other bidders to secure ownership of the club by absorbing its considerable debts. Due to a non-disclosure agreement, he can’t reveal the figures involved, but he insisted his family got a good deal. “You would be amazed at how much value we got,” he said. "

So he didn't pay off the considerable debts .... he just "absorbed" them!

Would we be amazed at the value he got? .... he still had change from a fiver?

 

 

 

 

It probably was good business. Higgs ran out of lines of credit and having a multi million pound asset like the mem is meaning less unless you have a buyer / somewhere to move. So Wael pays of a few million of debt/loans on behalf of Higgs and the club as well as giving Higgs a few million to vanish. Now Wael has a nice asset worth £ ? in the mem, and has stuck all the debts/loans to buy the club in a overseas company that owns Bristol Rovers. 

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11 hours ago, zippycar said:

So the extent of his investment to date is to buy some sarnies for the players:

"As soon as he took over, he set about making simple but important improvements to the way the club was run. He was surprised, for instance, to find no food was being laid on for players after training. So he began organizing catering for them. “If you provide food for the players to eat on the same table, that creates camaraderie and bond for the whole club and gives it meaning,” he said.

 

47 minutes ago, Fiale said:

It probably was good business. Higgs ran out of lines of credit and having a multi million pound asset like the mem is meaning less unless you have a buyer / somewhere to move. So Wael pays of a few million of debt/loans on behalf of Higgs and the club as well as giving Higgs a few million to vanish. Now Wael has a nice asset worth £ ? in the mem, and has stuck all the debts/loans to buy the club in a overseas company that owns Bristol Rovers. 

Or move the debt from Bristol Rovers FC across to Dwayne Sports ?

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28 minutes ago, phantom said:

 

Or move the debt from Bristol Rovers FC across to Dwayne Sports ?

Possibly, will be interesting to see their first years accounts.

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1 hour ago, phantom said:

 

Or move the debt from Bristol Rovers FC across to Dwayne Sports ?

 

42 minutes ago, Fiale said:

Possibly, will be interesting to see their first years accounts.

Isn't that the sort of thing the Glaziers did?

Buy the club, pay off the debt with money from the club then own the club without risking any personal wealth ? 

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6 minutes ago, 1960maaan said:

 

Isn't that the sort of thing the Glaziers did?

Buy the club, pay off the debt with money from the club then own the club without risking any personal wealth ? 

 

Yeah, it's pretty common - and feels totally wrong.

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1 hour ago, phantom said:

 

Or move the debt from Bristol Rovers FC across to Dwayne Sports ?

....blimey, so Dwayne & Dwaynetta have invested some of chavvy 'loadsamoney's stash into a sort of footbally club thingy?

'arry Enfield must be so prowed of 'em .

(meanwhile, the real football club south of the river remain considerably richer than thou.. :) )

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15 hours ago, DancinDannyD said:

Exactly :clap:well said that man (or possibly woman, I don't know!)

Much like those sniggering at our lowest competitive fixture attendance last night the issue at stake is much bigger than a point scoring exercise.

What Swindon are doing is shameful. And I'm proud that such a low turnout happened last night at our, and other EFL Trophy, games as the implications of letting this slip through unchallenged are just too great for our beautiful game.

I actually agree with the Dancing one here, what the EFL have done to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy is shameful, imagine a final between Reading U 23's and Swansea's reserve team :grr: 

And in response to the £25 ticket for the Swindle re-match, I think the gas board should go one step further and refuse to take any ticket allocation at all.

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7 minutes ago, BRFC_Gas said:

That doesn't mean anything, first team football is a different beast.

Anyway, the 2 we signed are both highly rated as well in their respective positions. Just thought it was a stupid comment considering..

I never said it did? I simply replied to you asking what he'd done (which I presumed you meant what has he done that your signings haven't done).

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1 hour ago, BRFC_Gas said:

That doesn't mean anything, first team football is a different beast.

Anyway, the 2 we signed are both highly rated as well in their respective positions. Just thought it was a stupid comment considering..

Chill fella, .......your here to be shot at :cool:

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2 hours ago, myol'man said:

I actually agree with the Dancing one here, what the EFL have done to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy is shameful, imagine a final between Reading U 23's and Swansea's reserve team :grr: 

And in response to the £25 ticket for the Swindle re-match, I think the gas board should go one step further and refuse to take any ticket allocation at all.

If the blue few had any sense they wouldn't buy tickets but travel en masse to Swindon.

Millwall used to do it years ago, travel in huge numbers without tickets and the police used to make sure they got in because it was easier to manage them that way.

I'm sure if they were all milling around in the pubs and car park the police would soon get them in the ground. 

'Course, that would require organising. Not their strong suit.

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4 hours ago, 1960maaan said:

 

Isn't that the sort of thing the Glaziers did?

Buy the club, pay off the debt with money from the club then own the club without risking any personal wealth ? 

So called leveraged buyout I believe. Amazes me it's allowed. :grr:

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2 minutes ago, Bristol Rob said:

If the blue few had any sense they wouldn't buy tickets but travel en masse to Swindon.

Millwall used to do it years ago, travel in huge numbers without tickets and the police used to make sure they got in because it was easier to manage them that way.

I'm sure if they were all milling around in the pubs and car park the police would soon get them in the ground. 

'Course, that would require organising. Not their strong suit.

There's too many in their 'faithful and true' band for them to make a stand. 

I'd like to think we'd more than kick up a fuss about something like this. 

Is totally bang out of order and Lee Power knows it. To blame police is ridiculous, if it was just to cover police and staff I doubt it would come to more than £5.

Unless of course he adds his food tab to match day costs, that might be the reason they are charging £25.

Hidious football club.

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2 minutes ago, BRFC_Gas said:

Shoot away pal,

Thoughts on your best striker wanting away to a rival club in the same division after only a year?

Tammy and £11 million quid.  JK won't be missed.

Thoughts on Wally being a fraud?

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1 hour ago, Bristol Rob said:

If the blue few had any sense they wouldn't buy tickets but travel en masse to Swindon.

Millwall used to do it years ago, travel in huge numbers without tickets and the police used to make sure they got in because it was easier to manage them that way.

I'm sure if they were all milling around in the pubs and car park the police would soon get them in the ground. 

'Course, that would require organising. Not their strong suit.

Some would argue that could be antagonistic and not in their family club ethos.

If only they had a rich Jordanian benefactor to whom the cost of 1500 (I'm being generous) tickets at £25 a pop was pocket change and he would happily shell out to get the fans there.

If only such a person existed.

If only.

Edited by Silvio Dante
Jordanian not Qatari. Neither exist so why I'm bothering I don't know...

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Surprised Rovers fans aren't up in arms about the number of loan signings they've made.

Surely if they want to be a feeder club they would just come out and announce it. Makes sense, permanent players free signings and then topping up the squad with a multitude of loans.

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Did everyone miss what that article said? Or am I misreading it? 

To me he kept talking about value and payments they receive. He's in it for the money and the money only.

He will do enough to keep them afloat.for the time being and then eventually asset strip them.

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Aug 30, 2016 at 3:01pm aghast, Gas-Ed, and 1 more like this
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Post by Antonio Fargas on Aug 30, 2016 at 3:01pm

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Everyone going could at least hit Swindon in the wallet area by making sure they buy all their food and drink outside the ground. That should cost them a few thousand squid.
 
Yep, there's a handy Sainsbury's not far from the ground.

Rovers fan don't think much of having to pay again re rematch v Swindle. Boycott the ground refreshments but going to Sainsburys (They do have short memories) Having recently getting shafted by Sainsburys. Another gift 

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3 minutes ago, Just Red said:

Did everyone miss what that article said? Or am I misreading it? 

To me he kept talking about value and payments they receive. He's in it for the money and the money only.

He will do enough to keep them afloat.for the time being and then eventually asset strip them.

Fingers crossed  .

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5 minutes ago, Just Red said:

Did everyone miss what that article said? Or am I misreading it? 

To me he kept talking about value and payments they receive. He's in it for the money and the money only.

He will do enough to keep them afloat.for the time being and then eventually asset strip them.

Noooooooooooo not flog santa's grotto :gaah:

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35 minutes ago, BRFC_Gas said:

Shoot away pal,

Thoughts on your best striker wanting away to a rival club in the same division after only a year?

While yours spent 3 months going around with cap in hand only to end up back at the tented village .in the meantime we have brought in around 20 million in transfer fees alone this month. Just close your eyes for a moment and imagine what that is like (you could build a stadium for that sort of money ) now open your eyes and close the door of your caravan you belter.:rofl2br:

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46 minutes ago, BRFC_Gas said:

Shoot away pal,

Thoughts on your best striker wanting away to a rival club in the same division after only a year?

Yeah, he wanted to leave to a club that once was champions of Europe, a club that paid vastly more than he is worth, and who we comfortably beat without said player.

My thoughts. Good luck to him.

 

What are your thoughts on your star player searching for contracts anywhere else he could get one, before coming back?

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3 minutes ago, BRFC_Gas said:

20 million in transfer fees yet your best player isn't yours?

The thing is we don't have a single best player.

IMO we have several players who are equally important for different reasons, Abraham being just one of those.

What's even better is they form the spine of the team; Flint, Magnusson, Smith, O'Neil, Tomlin and Tammy.

You could argue Bryan to be one of them too

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1 hour ago, BRFC_Gas said:

Shoot away pal,

Thoughts on your best striker wanting away to a rival club in the same division after only a year?

Here's my thought's enough money to buy the whole of BRFC PLC, ground, tents, sheds, shipping containers, the whole squad, a Jordanian bank, a fleet of camels (although the squad is full of camels) and still enough for a down payment on UWE with no outside investment needed to help out your billionaire blagger with the nice watch.

Our biggest mistake was not being able to teach him the offside law, perhaps if we had we could have got 30 mil for him, but we'll live with the 15 mil and a 3-1 win without him against his new club and another 20k plus crowd.

That's my thoughts.

PS:- Save up your pocket money for the great county ground rock and roll Swindle volume 2 and I hope it pisses down again.

Edited by Esmond Million's Bung
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Gasheads :facepalm:

The most foolish, deluded fools on this planet.

It really is pathetic, banter is fine but bitter delusion really is quite sad.

Just can't handle the fact that City are a club on the up.

Miles ahead in every aspect, and lets be honest City have always been the bigger club.

This isn't arrogance, it's factual, historically in every aspect.

And I for one love it when they show their bitterness, it's laughable.

UTC.

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7 minutes ago, Esmond Million's Bung said:

Here's my thought's enough money to buy the whole of BRFC PLC, ground, tents, sheds, shipping containers, the whole squad, a Jordanian bank, a fleet of camels (although the squad is full of camels) and still enough for a down payment on UWE with no outside investment needed to help out your billionaire blagger with the nice watch.

Our biggest mistake was not being able to teach him the offside law, perhaps if we had we could have got 30 mil for him, but we'll live with the 15 mil and a 3-1 win without him against his new club and another 20k plus crowd.

That's my thoughts.

PS:- Save up your pocket money for the great county ground rock and roll Swindle volume 2 and I hope it pisses down again.

You missed the B&Q plastic seats.....or doesn't the £20m cover the cost of those?

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19 hours ago, SirColinOfMansfield said:

This is Wally's story ....

http://www.venturemagazine.me/2016/08/buying-into-the-beautiful-game/

"After months of intensive negotiations, al-Qadi eventually beat around 10 other bidders to secure ownership of the club by absorbing its considerable debts. Due to a non-disclosure agreement, he can’t reveal the figures involved, but he insisted his family got a good deal. “You would be amazed at how much value we got,” he said. "

So he didn't pay off the considerable debts .... he just "absorbed" them!

Would we be amazed at the value he got? .... he still had change from a fiver?

 

 

Has anyone noticed that in the photograph used in the article the Memorial Stadium has new blue seats? (To the left of Wally). The stand has also been rebuilt. The photo doesn't look anything like the real world, unless the development has taken place overnight 

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8 minutes ago, Numero Uno said:

You missed the B&Q plastic seats.....or doesn't the £20m cover the cost of those?

I also missed out that whilst we were stuffing the best part of 20 mil into our bank account and several of our players were on international duty, we never lost to a team of Reading's kids at home.

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2 minutes ago, pongo88 said:

Has anyone noticed that in the photograph used in the article the Memorial Stadium has new blue seats? (To the left of Wally). The stand has also been rebuilt. The photo doesn't look anything like the real world, unless the development has taken place overnight 

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So they have edited the photo to make themselves look better :rofl2br:

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4 minutes ago, Esmond Million's Bung said:

I also missed out that whilst we were stuffing the best part of 20 mil into our bank account and several of our players were on international duty, we never lost to a team of Reading's kids at home.

With Matty "Messi" Taylor and plenty of other first teamers on the pitch too....you forgot that!!

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4 minutes ago, JamesBCFC said:

So they have edited the photo to make themselves look better :rofl2br:

There is no software known to man that can make that shower of shit look any better.

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10 minutes ago, Busterrimes said:

I don't want to be seen to stand up for those cretins but my guess is Wally is pictured at Sabadell pre season

 

yup

 

Sabadell140910a-300x214.jpg

 

Sabadell also has an unlikely alliance with English club Bristol Rovers. It started when fans of the respective sides formed a friendship based initially on the fact that both clubs play in blue & white quarters. It now has a more formal footing with fans & officials paying visits to each others clubs, and Rovers will pay a visit to Sabadell for a pre-season friendly in July 2016.

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When did we sell tomlin Flint or Bryan?

oh you mean kodja he wasn't even in the top 3 

poor bitter deluded fools get back to camping you gippo's

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