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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by The Surgeon of Crowthorne » 24 Jan 2012 08:13

ZacNaloen I suspect these investors will be on the same page though and voting together on any decisions.

As Anton says, he's got a business plan that they have bought into.

But it does leave room for future growth. As Reading grow Anton can go find Investors with bigger pockets, as the team is more attractive.


Hopefully this isn't just a new front for dodgy far east business men. That's my only worry.

My worry is that he's another Sulaiman Al-Fahim. Seemingly deep pockets, but no real worth and these "investors" turn out to not exist or disappear when the going gets tough.

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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by Simon's Church » 24 Jan 2012 08:31

I think people are getting paranoid about why we don't know the investors names.
There's only actually one person along with Anton, it's this guy:


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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by West Stand Man » 24 Jan 2012 08:40

royalexile I would expect at least 3-4 investors within TSI. Who these investors are remains to be seen. An interesting set up if it's proven to be so. SJM would therefore still be the majority shareholder.
Branson would be an interesting prospect.



I can see where you are going with that line - but it is fundamentally flawed. The members of TSI will not have a proportional share of the 51% that they own, their voting will take place in side TSI and then the consortium has a block vote of 51%.

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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by FiNeRaIn » 24 Jan 2012 08:48

Platypuss - Долгосрочная. - The long-term. Амбиции в том, чтобы улучшить экономику, а не амбиции всех обыграть. Ambition is to improve the economy, not all ambition to beat. Предвосхищу вопрос – сумасшедших финансовых вливаний не требуется. Anticipating the question - crazy financial investments are required. [/b]- То есть перекупать Аршавина планов нет? - That is not to outbid Arshavin plans?
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What a hero. Delighted by this. He'll be loved nationwide.

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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by Uke » 24 Jan 2012 08:49

Silver Fox I've done some research, apparently Anton's dad used to be in Pulp, don't know what instrument he played



I think Anton's dad played the organ grinder


Many of his business competitors got into Pulp on his suggestion


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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by roadrunner » 24 Jan 2012 08:54

This just sounds like a load of Pulp Fiction.

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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by mr_number » 24 Jan 2012 09:00

I googled Anton, and couldn't find much information, but here's a picture:

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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by Fox Talbot » 24 Jan 2012 09:05

West Stand Man
royalexile I would expect at least 3-4 investors within TSI. Who these investors are remains to be seen. An interesting set up if it's proven to be so. SJM would therefore still be the majority shareholder.
Branson would be an interesting prospect.



I can see where you are going with that line - but it is fundamentally flawed. The members of TSI will not have a proportional share of the 51% that they own, their voting will take place in side TSI and then the consortium has a block vote of 51%.


Yes. So who does the 'fit and proper' person test apply to?

And why did the RFC people fly to Milan for the meeting?

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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by West Stand Man » 24 Jan 2012 09:07

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royalexile I would expect at least 3-4 investors within TSI. Who these investors are remains to be seen. An interesting set up if it's proven to be so. SJM would therefore still be the majority shareholder.
Branson would be an interesting prospect.



I can see where you are going with that line - but it is fundamentally flawed. The members of TSI will not have a proportional share of the 51% that they own, their voting will take place in side TSI and then the consortium has a block vote of 51%.


Yes. So who does the 'fit and proper' person test apply to?

And why did the RFC people fly to Milan for the meeting?



What possible relevance to that discussion does either of those questions have?


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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by ZacNaloen » 24 Jan 2012 09:09

Does the fit and proper persons test even apply?

Nothing has changed with the management structure of the club, we don't have a new director/chairman/CEO or whatever. It's just that the majority shareholder has changed, and we'll have some new board members.

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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by Gordons Cumming » 24 Jan 2012 09:24

Comment from Graeme Murty

"He wants the club to go forward and progress and back in the Premier League and I think that is why he has done what he has done.

"Sir John has always said he is looking for someone with deep pockets to do what he couldn't do himself and I think he deserves a lot of respect for saying that.

"To do what he couldn't do himself".................those are the crucial words we should be excited about.

Same as before, but with a little extra.

Sounds good.

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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by FiNeRaIn » 24 Jan 2012 09:25

Sister club in Zenit please, lets set up a deal there.

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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by Fox Talbot » 24 Jan 2012 09:26

If there is to be a new majority shareholder he/they would control the club and therefore I would have thought it sensible that the test would apply. Maybe not?


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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by Red » 24 Jan 2012 09:36

Gordons Cumming Comment from Graeme Murty

"He wants the club to go forward and progress and back in the Premier League and I think that is why he has done what he has done.

"Sir John has always said he is looking for someone with deep pockets to do what he couldn't do himself and I think he deserves a lot of respect for saying that.

"To do what he couldn't do himself".................those are the crucial words we should be excited about.

Same as before, but with a little extra.

Sounds good.

Murty says whilst announcing he's jumping ship?

Actions speak louder than words for this cynic I'm afraid.

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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by mr_number » 24 Jan 2012 09:40

Fox Talbot If there is to be a new majority shareholder he/they would control the club and therefore I would have thought it sensible that the test would apply. Maybe not?


Oh come on, it's fairly irrelevant anyway. You seem to need to carry out genocide to fail it

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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by roadrunner » 24 Jan 2012 09:41

Gordons Cumming Comment from Graeme Murty

"He wants the club to go forward and progress and back in the Premier League and I think that is why he has done what he has done.

"Sir John has always said he is looking for someone with deep pockets to do what he couldn't do himself and I think he deserves a lot of respect for saying that.

"To do what he couldn't do himself".................those are the crucial words we should be excited about.

Same as before, but with a little extra.

Sounds good.


Yeah it does. Nothing stupid like throwing hundreds of millions at a quick fix, but more of the same but with bigger budgets for better players. If we do get back to the Premiership then this time we will have a chance to stay there and keep improving, whereas before it would always be a case of hoping we do enough with what er've got.

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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by Maguire » 24 Jan 2012 09:53

royalexile I would expect at least 3-4 investors within TSI


Based on what?

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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by melonhead » 24 Jan 2012 09:53

rfc2001 I just we had this investment sooner, the team we could of had!!.

-----------------------Feds---------------------

Cummings----Zurab-------Gorkss------Bertrand


---------------Karacan-----L,wood-----------------

Kebe-----------------Sig-------------------McAnuff


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Completely irrelevant I know


wouldnt take zurab over pearce any more

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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by melonhead » 24 Jan 2012 09:54

Maguire
mr_number
Maguire The point isn't that there's a thread at all (=understandable) but that it's 80% full of uttershit.


I'm guessing this is disappointing for you cf. the AE proportion of utter shit, which rarely drops below an impressive 95%


'greed, I just don't read brendy's posts though


bitch

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Re: Thames Sports Investment

by Silver Fox » 24 Jan 2012 09:55

Maguire
royalexile I would expect at least 3-4 investors within TSI


Based on what?


The number of chocolate chips in the cookie he had this morning

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