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Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

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1 hour ago, Jafar said:

Is that the best you can do?........

I see an intensive effort to research the Rovers new owners so below are some facts. Not conjecture but facts.

Jordanian banker buys Bristol Rovers promising 'evolution' and a new stadium

By Paul Nicholson

February 22 – While Jordan's Prince Ali enters the final week of his second quest to conquer the top table of world football and become FIFA president, one of his billionaire subjects has shown a much more humble ambition by buying a 92% stake in fourth tier English club Bristol Rovers.

Wael Al-Qadi has become Bristol Rovers' club president while former Swansea City chairman Steve Hamer will become the club's chairman. Bristol, in the west of England, is the only major British city without a Premier League football club.

"It's not a hit and run. I'm a football fan. It's not an investment, it's an ownership," Al-Qadi told local television.

Rovers, founded 133 years ago as the Black Arabs named after a the Arabs rugby team and the black kit they wore, have played most of their football in England's third and fourth professional divisions. They were promoted back into what is now League Two last season after a year in the Conference.

The new owners brought good fortune with them as well as their personal fortune. Rovers beat Morecombe at the weekend to lift themselves into the play-off positions, just four points off automatic promotion.

Despite being a billionaire Al-Qadi is not the usual football investing glory hunter seen in English, and Bristol Rovers would not be an automatic choice of clubs to buy though it does represent and intriguing challenge for a football enthusiast with an ambition to build.

Al-Qadi is vice president of the Asian Development Football Foundation, which was founded by Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein in 2012, and has also held a role on the marketing committee of the Jordanian Football Association. He was a core team member in Prince Ali's successful campaign to be elected vice president of FIFA in 2011, though has not figured in his FIFA presidential campaign.

The Bristol challenge is intriguing because the west of England is not served by a top tier club. Rovers' cross city rival Bristol City are making progression in the dogfight to avoid relegation from the Championship, and are currently the region's highest performing club.

The club has ambition and is coming to the end of a £45 million redevelopment of its Ashton Gate stadium which will see capacity increase to 27,000 for the start of the 2016/17 season.

Rovers have new stadium ambitions but they have been stalled for the past 11 years by planning disputes and a lack of finance. Al-Qadi says that he hopes he can bring some momentum to the process.

"This football club requires and needs a new stadium. Once we are ready to go ahead with that project, we will," he said.

"There's a lot of work that has been done, but I have to come in and verify or make sure everything is in order, 100%, before taking the next step."

While Prince Ali is promising revolution at FIFA if he is elected president, in the more genteel world of western England his friend is promising "evolution rather than revolution".

Source: www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/18899-jordanian-banker-buys-bristol-rovers-promising-evolution-and-a-new-stadium

Read more: http://gasheads.org/thread/4633/profile-received-massive-boost#ixzz411URN3c2

No proof that he's a billionaire anywhere, it's the same story being recycled by our press. Outside of the stories regarding the purchase of Rover that repeat the same thing, show us this Billionaire status ? 

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I'm surprised if they have got any Kleenex left?! They are a "family club" again now according to Monday night's subs bench. Has the owner been advised of their despicable racist behaviour last season? 

If this takeover turns out to be an utter sham then I guess it will be all City's fault and they will want to fight us all. ******* W*******

 

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1 hour ago, Fiale said:

No proof that he's a billionaire anywhere, it's the same story being recycled by our press. Outside of the stories regarding the purchase of Rover that repeat the same thing, show us this Billionaire status ? 

I'm interested to know why a "billionaire" who could have used his loose change to buy clubs with potential such as Aston Villa, Wolves and numerous other Premiership and Championship clubs  wanted to buy Rovers. Does anyone really know how much money was paid, up front, for the club? Whatever it was, it was certainly less than the value of the land, as the directors were desperate to sell. 

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Well you need cheering up tonight don't you ?

 

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Ok, with our new status within the football world, a few questions to ponder. I presume the Mem is now an asset of the new owners. If so, for what it's actually worth as a development site, say £15,000,000, would it be wise to hang on to this prime site within Bristol to be kept for our new training facilities within the community?  Wael mentioned how he'd like a state of the art academy and associated add ons.  Surely the location and scarcity of development land within Bristol it's imperative to hang on to the Mem?  Also, what if all the houses that were built on the training pitches were bought back, demolished and the new stadium was built on the original footprint of the whole Memorial Ground?   

 

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9 minutes ago, bert tann said:

Well you need cheering up tonight don't you ?

 

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Ok, with our new status within the football world, a few questions to ponder. I presume the Mem is now an asset of the new owners. If so, for what it's actually worth as a development site, say £15,000,000, would it be wise to hang on to this prime site within Bristol to be kept for our new training facilities within the community?  Wael mentioned how he'd like a state of the art academy and associated add ons.  Surely the location and scarcity of development land within Bristol it's imperative to hang on to the Mem?  Also, what if all the houses that were built on the training pitches were bought back, demolished and the new stadium was built on the original footprint of the whole Memorial Ground?   

 

 

:clapping:well you have to give them points for optimism. 

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1 hour ago, pongo88 said:

I'm interested to know why a "billionaire" who could have used his loose change to buy clubs with potential such as Aston Villa, Wolves and numerous other Premiership and Championship clubs  wanted to buy Rovers. Does anyone really know how much money was paid, up front, for the club? Whatever it was, it was certainly less than the value of the land, as the directors were desperate to sell. 

With this bloke being a banker maybe he did what the Glazers did with United?

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The Post has stated that Al Qadi is seeking advice on a PR strategy from Stuart Higgins, ex editor of the Sun newspaper! I can imagine what sort of headlines we're going to see. 

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36 minutes ago, pongo88 said:

The Post has stated that Al Qadi is seeking advice on a PR strategy from Stuart Higgins, ex editor of the Sun newspaper! I can imagine what sort of headlines we're going to see. 

STEVE LANSDOWN ATE MY HAMSTER

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5 minutes ago, Whitestsadhat said:

Just strikes me that a lot of City fans are obsessed with/worried about the gap closing now.

This thread started ages ago, it's all Rovers chat for this forum relating to games, news, information on your club (unlike your forums that just have dozens of thread popping in and out, I guess you guys are obsessed by us well ? ) - if you actually read the posts most say they are happy that you guys have avoided a potential administration, but you all seem deluded when it comes to the financial side of your takeover..... the thread also mocks you guys because that's what fans do to each other. If your to sensitive to accept that, then don't cry to us, we don't care. You have parents and family, go bury your head in their bosoms and let them console you and dry your tears, that's what family are for.

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27 minutes ago, Whitestsadhat said:

Just strikes me that a lot of City fans are obsessed with/worried about the gap closing now.

Closing the gap with a bloke who's worth 61million...delusion in abundance you lot!! hilarious 

 

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2 minutes ago, BCFC Jordan said:

Have they realised their owner isn't as rich as they thought yet?

Don't be daft, Rovers fans refuse to see the truth, can't see them changing anytime soon!!

 

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1 hour ago, Whitestsadhat said:

Just strikes me that a lot of City fans are obsessed with/worried about the gap closing now.

How do you justify taking time out of your day to sign up to a rival forum?

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2 hours ago, Whitestsadhat said:

Read some of it.  Bored. Laughable. Easy.

you could always ignore the thread? just a thought.

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1 hour ago, Whitestsadhat said:

Just strikes me that a lot of City fans are obsessed with/worried about the gap closing now.

Maybe you'd like me to restore the old Bristol Rovers Fans Forum and dig out the 200 page 'OH YES!!!' topic?  You know the one where it started with how we'd be playing each other.. then we stayed up and you got relegated?

 

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9 minutes ago, Tomarse said:

Maybe you'd like me to restore the old Bristol Rovers Fans Forum and dig out the 200 page 'OH YES!!!' topic?  You know the one where it started with how we'd be playing each other.. then we stayed up and you got relegated?

 

Oh Yesssss please.

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3 hours ago, Whitestsadhat said:

Just strikes me that a lot of City fans are obsessed with/worried about the gap closing now.

To paraphrase the world famous celebrated Bristol City fan, in one of his most loved roles: "Can't we get you on Mastermind @Whitestsadhat. Next contestant, @Whitestsadhat from Cadbury Heath, specialist subject: the bleedin obvious."

Nothing gets past you, eh?

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There was a film once, I forget the title, but there was this aesthetically pleasing girl who didn't have much going on upstairs, no substance, but nonetheless had no trouble in attracting the star quarterback  

Unnoticed, a nerdy girl secretly wanted the same bloke. Of course she had no chance of that prize. She had plenty of potential but she was nothing to look at. 

Then remarkably a transformation took place, the nerdy girl was now stunningly attractive, her potential has been realised and she had her eye on the prize. 

The empty-headed girl of course thought nothing could make nerdy girl as attractive as her and that her quarterback boyfriend was safe. She told her equally dim-witted friend that she was still the more desirable and no one would look at the transformed girl, not understanding that she had a lot more about her, she had substance, she had potential. 

Of course in the end she got her prize quarterback. The air-head girl was left bitter and didn't really understand how it'd all happened. She'd been in denial that the ugly duckling could ever rise above her and actually be stronger, but her denial was her undoing. 

After a while, people lost interest in the once-popular girl, forgetting that there was once a time when she had all the attention. People were much more interested in the once nerdy girl who now had it all. 

Yeah that! 

 

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"The new owners brought good fortune with them as well as their personal fortune. Rovers beat Morecombe at the weekend"

Clutching at straws already?

 

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On 23 February 2016 at 08:32, Hartcliffe red said:

We are bristol city the proper team in town.

Not wanky bristol rovers,whos gaffer is a clown.

They only needed money,the arab gave them that.

But still remember gas scum YOU HAVE TO MIND THE GAP!

As terrace humour goes, that is a pretty fine set of lyrics!

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7 minutes ago, gashead76 said:

There was a film once, I forget the title, but there was this aesthetically pleasing girl who didn't have much going on upstairs, no substance, but nonetheless had no trouble in attracting the star quarterback  

Unnoticed, a nerdy girl secretly wanted the same bloke. Of course she had no chance of that prize. She had plenty of potential but she was nothing to look at. 

Then remarkably a transformation took place, the nerdy girl was now stunningly attractive, her potential has been realised and she had her eye on the prize. 

The empty-headed girl of course thought nothing could make nerdy girl as attractive as her and that her quarterback boyfriend was safe. She told her equally dim-witted friend that she was still the more desirable and no one would look at the transformed girl, not understanding that she had a lot more about her, she had substance, she had potential. 

Of course in the end she got her prize quarterback. The air-head girl was left bitter and didn't really understand how it'd all happened. She'd been in denial that the ugly duckling could ever rise above her and actually be stronger, but her denial was her undoing. 

After a while, people lost interest in the once-popular girl, forgetting that there was once a time when she had all the attention. People were much more interested in the once nerdy girl who now had it all. 

Yeah that! 

 

 

Wow, the delusion has reached epic proportions.

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5 minutes ago, gashead76 said:

There was a film once, I forget the title, but there was this aesthetically pleasing girl who didn't have much going on upstairs, no substance, but nonetheless had no trouble in attracting the star quarterback  

Unnoticed, a nerdy girl secretly wanted the same bloke. Of course she had no chance of that prize. She had plenty of potential but she was nothing to look at. 

Then remarkably a transformation took place, the nerdy girl was now stunningly attractive, her potential has been realised and she had her eye on the prize. 

The empty-headed girl of course thought nothing could make nerdy girl as attractive as her and that her quarterback boyfriend was safe. She told her equally dim-witted friend that she was still the more desirable and no one would look at the transformed girl, not understanding that she had a lot more about her, she had substance, she had potential. 

Of course in the end she got her prize quarterback. The air-head girl was left bitter and didn't really understand how it'd all happened. She'd been in denial that the ugly duckling could ever rise above her and actually be stronger, but her denial was her undoing. 

After a while, people lost interest in the once-popular girl, forgetting that there was once a time when she had all the attention. People were much more interested in the once nerdy girl who now had it all. 

Yeah that! 

 

And there's me thinking you realised your potential last season in the vanarama, silly me!

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9 minutes ago, gashead76 said:

There was a film once, I forget the title, but there was this aesthetically pleasing girl who didn't have much going on upstairs, no substance, but nonetheless had no trouble in attracting the star quarterback  

Unnoticed, a nerdy girl secretly wanted the same bloke. Of course she had no chance of that prize. She had plenty of potential but she was nothing to look at. 

Then remarkably a transformation took place, the nerdy girl was now stunningly attractive, her potential has been realised and she had her eye on the prize. 

The empty-headed girl of course thought nothing could make nerdy girl as attractive as her and that her quarterback boyfriend was safe. She told her equally dim-witted friend that she was still the more desirable and no one would look at the transformed girl, not understanding that she had a lot more about her, she had substance, she had potential. 

Of course in the end she got her prize quarterback. The air-head girl was left bitter and didn't really understand how it'd all happened. She'd been in denial that the ugly duckling could ever rise above her and actually be stronger, but her denial was her undoing. 

After a while, people lost interest in the once-popular girl, forgetting that there was once a time when she had all the attention. People were much more interested in the once nerdy girl who now had it all. 

Yeah that! 

 

What a load of bollocks.

Did you just make that up ?

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4 minutes ago, pride of the west said:

Where's the bit about the nerdy girl being lumbered with huge credit card debt when the quarter back does one after selling her home from under her nose?

I personally think that the parable of the Emperor`s New Clothes is a more appropriate analogy for Rovers ATM. You know, the one where everyone can see he`s not all he`s cracked up to be other than those delusional people closest too him.

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37 minutes ago, gashead76 said:

There was a film once, I forget the title, but there was this aesthetically pleasing girl who didn't have much going on upstairs, no substance, but nonetheless had no trouble in attracting the star quarterback  

Unnoticed, a nerdy girl secretly wanted the same bloke. Of course she had no chance of that prize. She had plenty of potential but she was nothing to look at. 

Then remarkably a transformation took place, the nerdy girl was now stunningly attractive, her potential has been realised and she had her eye on the prize. 

The empty-headed girl of course thought nothing could make nerdy girl as attractive as her and that her quarterback boyfriend was safe. She told her equally dim-witted friend that she was still the more desirable and no one would look at the transformed girl, not understanding that she had a lot more about her, she had substance, she had potential. 

Of course in the end she got her prize quarterback. The air-head girl was left bitter and didn't really understand how it'd all happened. She'd been in denial that the ugly duckling could ever rise above her and actually be stronger, but her denial was her undoing. 

After a while, people lost interest in the once-popular girl, forgetting that there was once a time when she had all the attention. People were much more interested in the once nerdy girl who now had it all. 

Yeah that! 

 

Do you realise he's not worth anything like you lot think he is don't you ? 

You've sold your soul to a middle eastern bloke worth about £70m 

Lansdown is worth £2bn 

Carry on with your delusion though , it's the only thing you're good at . :whistle:

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5 minutes ago, pride of the west said:

Where's the bit about the nerdy girl being lumbered with huge credit card debt when the quarter back does one after selling her home from under her nose?

I just love the delusion, please keep it coming :

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The gift that keeps giving

 

they taking Sainsbury to court because Sainsbury don't  want to buy . now fallen out with uwe because they don't like tirms they first agreed and wants to pull out I think uwe should take rovers to court see how they fill now double standards 

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38 minutes ago, The New Gate said:

Without scrolling back has this been done before?

:whistle::whistle::whistle:

 

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I've just realised why they didn't buy Bolton when that club was on the market at the same time: they couldn't afford £7.5m.

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1 hour ago, The New Gate said:

Without scrolling back has this been done before?

:whistle::whistle::whistle:

 

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We have been saying this with these figures from day one, they seem to have finally either read this thread, or actually looked things up at last....  better late than nether I guess.

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3 hours ago, gashead76 said:

There was a film once, I forget the title, but there was this aesthetically pleasing girl who didn't have much going on upstairs, no substance, but nonetheless had no trouble in attracting the star quarterback  

Unnoticed, a nerdy girl secretly wanted the same bloke. Of course she had no chance of that prize. She had plenty of potential but she was nothing to look at. 

Then remarkably a transformation took place, the nerdy girl was now stunningly attractive, her potential has been realised and she had her eye on the prize. 

The empty-headed girl of course thought nothing could make nerdy girl as attractive as her and that her quarterback boyfriend was safe. She told her equally dim-witted friend that she was still the more desirable and no one would look at the transformed girl, not understanding that she had a lot more about her, she had substance, she had potential. 

Of course in the end she got her prize quarterback. The air-head girl was left bitter and didn't really understand how it'd all happened. She'd been in denial that the ugly duckling could ever rise above her and actually be stronger, but her denial was her undoing. 

After a while, people lost interest in the once-popular girl, forgetting that there was once a time when she had all the attention. People were much more interested in the once nerdy girl who now had it all. 

Yeah that! 

 

Reminds me of this other film I saw once, forgot the name where this ugly ass girl decided to get plastic surgery, instead of looking like Scarlett Johansson she looked like Pete Burns.

She went round bragging at how great she looked when in reality everyone behind her back was sniggering and secretly feeling sorry for her. In the end, a couple years later she saw the error of her ways, the damage was done.

She still blamed everyone else and felt sorry for herself, unable to see the glaring obvious. She then punched a horse. D'you know the film name?

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4 hours ago, gashead76 said:

There was a film once, I forget the title, but there was this aesthetically pleasing girl who didn't have much going on upstairs, no substance, but nonetheless had no trouble in attracting the star quarterback  

Unnoticed, a nerdy girl secretly wanted the same bloke. Of course she had no chance of that prize. She had plenty of potential but she was nothing to look at. 

Then remarkably a transformation took place, the nerdy girl was now stunningly attractive, her potential has been realised and she had her eye on the prize. 

The empty-headed girl of course thought nothing could make nerdy girl as attractive as her and that her quarterback boyfriend was safe. She told her equally dim-witted friend that she was still the more desirable and no one would look at the transformed girl, not understanding that she had a lot more about her, she had substance, she had potential. 

Of course in the end she got her prize quarterback. The air-head girl was left bitter and didn't really understand how it'd all happened. She'd been in denial that the ugly duckling could ever rise above her and actually be stronger, but her denial was her undoing. 

After a while, people lost interest in the once-popular girl, forgetting that there was once a time when she had all the attention. People were much more interested in the once nerdy girl who now had it all. 

Yeah that! 

 

Is there a point to this cringeworthy shit or do you genuinely believe we want to read a movie review for your favourite 'Chickflick'?

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I do smile at deluded gasheads crowing about the supposed wealth of their new owner. I also smile when our own bang on about SL's billions. The fact is its not about net wealth of the individual its how much that individual is prepared to spend. If Al Qaeda commits even 10 million he will get them in the championship. We will laugh but they could operate out of the Mem on gates of 11000. They might only stay there one season but who's to say we are going to do better ? I really wish he hadn't shown up and they folded but its just possible that whilst they wont have a shiny stadium and state of the art academy they could be playing (and beating ) us next season.

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