Anyone heard any rumours recently

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  1. wingy

    wingy Well-Known Member

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    Thing Is.
    Fisher in his Sky Interview was categorical no offers had been made through him.
    I've heard a former employee at senior level put three potential suitors in touch with Sepallla on the basis of talks around £10M, only to be scared off by a hike of a further £10M once contact had been initiated.
    I'm also still of the opinion Anderson was trying to broker something other than rent deals.
    Intriguing If Hoffman now acts as the middle man.
     
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  2. clint van damme

    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    I posted on another thread that they'd pull that stunt if they got an offer, they've done it 3 times! Do they never learn?
     
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    Years ago I did a bit of digging around what else is in their portfolio, one was in a Chinese pharma company, others were in steel. All over the world in all sorts of industries. If CCFC were their only business interest I suspect they would have cut it loose by now. For now though it might be serving a purpose to help with their other interests.
     
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  4. John_Silletts_Nose

    John_Silletts_Nose Active Member

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    How would CCFC serve a purpose with other interests?
    Found it very hard to find out any information on the SISU protfolio or investors.
    Did you investigate their previous investments as well?
     
  5. John_Silletts_Nose

    John_Silletts_Nose Active Member

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    This is a very cynical view of the work of consultancies.
    As you state, most companies employ them and some are better than others, McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group being top examples, Accenture, KPMG and PWC being highly rated as well. If they did not add significant value then they would not be used, even if its just to validate a decision which the director or CEO may have already preferred.
    If KPMG were involved when SISU bought CCFC then they should have flagged up the high rent as a cause for concern or did they think it was acceptable?
     
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    letsallsingtogether Well-Known Member

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    I heard the same thing.
    He is now reluctant to put others forward as it gives him a bad name.
    He has already turned one club's fortunes around this season.
     
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    Wait until the law suits have been exhausted. Then they will sell.
     
  8. Broken Hearted Sky Blue

    Broken Hearted Sky Blue Well-Known Member

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    We'll all be dead by then
     
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    Lots of activity on facebook saying club to be sold by May.

    Will believe it when I see it.
     
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    Didn't they clear debt a few years ago? If I remember rightly they converted into shares.
     
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    Who knows what they've actually done.
     
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    Fact of the matter is alot of these things work in cycles. Look at football in the West Midlands as whole, not much happening apart from West Brom in the Prem.

    Look at coastal teams Bournemouth, Southampton, Brighton and so on. All on the rise, reaping the rewards of good ownership and a positive fan base. And not so long ago all three were enduring hardships albeit very different to ours.

    Although we have had abysmal luck in the last 20 years, we're not entitled to anything in football. Just ride the storm, and eventually it will come good.
     
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  13. olderskyblue

    olderskyblue Well-Known Member

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    I've also heard a few interesting rumours about CCFC and a potential sale.

    No idea if they're true or not

    Source? I read them on here....
     
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    Twitter has been going mad the last day or so, with rumours of new American owners! Fellow cov fans have been mentioning of hearing rumours but I can't seem to find the source or even the person who has released the rumours. However I am hearing of similar rumours for about 3 different people, too many people know things for it not to be true

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  15. clint van damme

    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    you do understand how a rumour works mate?!
     
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    It's all about ze Russians and their eggs...
     
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    Yeah I do, but I mean I can't find on twitter who has said the rumour. IE, "I have been told by someone related to the club, blah blah, that an american guy and his advisors were seen visiting fishface" If you know what I mean.

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  18. clint van damme

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    let's just hope there is some truth in it mate but I'm very sceptical.
     
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    If an infinite number of monkeys are placed at an infinite number of typewriters for an infinite amount of time, one of them will correctly predict a CCFC change of ownership, eventually.
     
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    I hope so to, thing is with twitter there is a lot of shit on there. However on the odd occasion something is true. News travels to twitter faster than even the actual news on the TV most of the time.

    Fingers crossed that something is happening, did all seem strange when robins agrees to come back. So dare I say that it seems as if something may have been in the water since then.

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    Doubt Robins return has anything to do with a takeover. More that his reputation was damaged and he needed a job to pay the bills.
     
  22. shmmeee

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    Let's leave the CT and Observer out of this.
     
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    Wouldn't happen...
     
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    Earn hundreds of millions from the taxpayer through hefty contracts while simultaneously advising companies how to avoid tax.

    Gave toxic banks a clean bill of health leaving the taxpayer to clean up the mess

    They (like the other of the big 4 / 6) are staffed by people who think life is all from a text book. Wankers.
     
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    Went on Twitter first thing and that 'you may have missed...' feature was just different people talking about takeover rumours. Nothing any more specific than some American at Wembley who was blown away by what he saw, but that could be in reference to the price of beer in the concourse.
     
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  26. clint van damme

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    thanks, it was a special day that's why I made the effort.
     
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    ajsccfc Well-Known Member

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    I thought top hat and tails was overkill, but you may just have saved the club
     
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  28. Broken Hearted Sky Blue

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    Right we've already got the monkeys, what's a typewriter?
     
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    Another red herring.
     
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    Aren't you the fella who came on here trying to brag about how much you were paid as an accountant....
     
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    Facebook is full of people saying that Trump attacked Syria with chemicals to give himself an excuse to invade. Too many people for it not to be true.
     
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    You are a very negative person. However, on this occasion I kind of agree with you that consultancies are useless. You get to see someone at the start who is knowledgeable about your business but once they are in the door they flood you with people who are clueless and are measured by their company by how many more people they can get through the door. Their focus is presentation over content and they looooove spending days and days using Powerpoint.

    I wouldn't hire them.
     
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  33. covcity4life

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    i cant believe we are gonna have new owners by kick off tomorrow! wohoooooooooooooo
     
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    I noticed earlier that the post regarding this has been removed from Facebook.
    Probably had 2nd thoughts about creating another takeover storm and creating even more division amongst supporters.
     
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    There is no takeover - heard it here first
     

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