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#1 Adpom

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Posted 16 Jul 2009 - 22:33

http://www.skysports...5437255,00.html

the title made me think of a lonely hearts collum
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#2 Adam

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Posted 17 Jul 2009 - 09:07

Said the same thing last summer just means dont expect many signings
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Posted 22 Jul 2009 - 20:34

Oh dear - here we go again!!!


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Posted 22 Jul 2009 - 20:51

Just two quotes from the website

Football clubs aren’t being maximised as brands and this consortium want to keep fans at the club after the game, offering them restaurants and a football village to spend their money in – it’s about making an entire match day experience.”

Nathaniel revealed details about his client’s strategy to increase his purchased club’s leisure and marketing revenues,


Excited by the prospect of this

“It’s about purchasing a club as a viable business proposition. It’s not about owning a trophy, it’s a sound business venture.


Not excited about this

To be honest I would love the Idea of whenever you go to the ground you can spend a bit of time in the supposed football village and have a look round at evertons history/whatever else. I dont like the fact that their saying they only want a buisness venture, and saying they dont want us to be a team that wins any trophies. I mean I want an owner that can afford to bring us ot of debt but come on you want to see your team win something.

Edited by jongre123, 22 Jul 2009 - 20:52.

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#5 Everton_Worshiper

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Posted 22 Jul 2009 - 20:52

Is this why we are stalling on transfers?????

Let the circus begin...

To be honest I would love the Idea of whenever you go to the ground you can spend a bit of time in the supposed football village and have a look round at evertons history/whatever else. I dont like the fact that their saying they only want a buisness venture, and saying they dont want us to be a team that wins any trophies. I mean I want an owner that can afford to bring us ot of debt but come on you want to see your team win something.


Hmmm, I read it as they don't want the purchase of our club to be seen as a trophy...not literally they don't want us to win things, after all success on the pitch = success off the pitch = business performing well.

To me, this

“The interesting proposition for the group is Everton’s new stadium plans"


reads as,

"We will wait and see what happens with Kirkby".

Edited by StevO, 22 Jul 2009 - 23:14.

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#6 duncanmckenzieismagic

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Posted 22 Jul 2009 - 21:22

I hope its true becasue we cant go on as we are
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Posted 22 Jul 2009 - 21:30

To me, this



reads as,

"We will wait and see what happens with Kirkby".


Spot on EW, they've seen the blueprints and ideas to take Kirby forward. They're interested in the business side formost (at the end of the day football is business now a days) so i think they will wait for the verdict before making a descision. Sounds very Mittel this interest, all talk and hype and no outcome. dont get excited. I will take evrything back if it does.

“It’s about purchasing a club as a viable business proposition. It’s not about owning a trophy, it’s a sound business venture.

Jongre, i think what they're saying is they DONT want a 'trophy', i.e Citeh! like EW said, sound off the pitch, sound on. A very powerful force if they both coincide. Business brings a global market, new fans, new merchandise, appealing to 'named' players, better financial structure for future events and transfers. If they can sort that out, with the current back-room staff we have i think we would be very hard to resist. Look at Arsenal, Man U...Global names, with amazingly huge fanbases.

Edited by StevO, 22 Jul 2009 - 23:15.

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Posted 22 Jul 2009 - 23:19

im always scared to get my hopes up with these stories.

read into that what you will, but if its true, i gather a few things.
they find the kirkby plans interesting, but they want a football village.
well that cant mean kirkby is appealing, as the surrounding retail park will not be a football village and is there to make a profit for tesco, not EFC. if they want a football village they would have to start again, i imagine, somewhere else. im trying not to see that with a tinted view as im anti kirkby, but from a business sense, there is no scope for profit for the football club or its owner.

maybe all my dreams will come true and walton will become the football village and GP will be rebuilt to the highest spec i can imagine and the team is built up in to moyes dreams.


edit: the echo kills off my dreams http://www.liverpool...92534-24219840/

Edited by StevO, 22 Jul 2009 - 23:49.

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Posted 23 Jul 2009 - 06:29

Hot off the press ............

EVERTON FC last night sought to rubbish rumours of a takeover deal that had surfaced in the Middle East.

It is claimed one of football’s "leading power brokers" is acting on behalf of a United Arab Emirates (UAE) "business consortium" that wants to buy the club.

Abu Dhabi ex-pat newspaper The National said Chris Nathaniel, the managing director of NVA Management - which counts Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand and Chelsea’s John Terry among its clients - has already met with the club.

But last night Everton’s head of communications Ian Ross said the rumours were baseless.

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Posted 23 Jul 2009 - 09:45

might happen im not surprised that the OS has rubbished the reports
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Posted 23 Jul 2009 - 10:44

Hot off the press ............

EVERTON FC last night sought to rubbish rumours of a takeover deal that had surfaced in the Middle East.

It is claimed one of football’s "leading power brokers" is acting on behalf of a United Arab Emirates (UAE) "business consortium" that wants to buy the club.

Abu Dhabi ex-pat newspaper The National said Chris Nathaniel, the managing director of NVA Management - which counts Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand and Chelsea’s John Terry among its clients - has already met with the club.

But last night Everton’s head of communications Ian Ross said the rumours were baseless.




Doh that small glimmer of hope was soon snuffed out!
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Posted 23 Jul 2009 - 11:02

Doh that small glimmer of hope was soon snuffed out!

Dispair is managable. It's the hope that kills you.
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Posted 23 Jul 2009 - 11:14

Not again.
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Posted 23 Jul 2009 - 12:37

I'm glad I hadn't read the stories last night to give me that hope before it was snuffed out!
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Posted 23 Jul 2009 - 14:26

So not totally fictious, they have met in the past...
http://www.evertonfc...=Club Statement

I wonder if Chris Nathaniel meant discussions are advanced with UAE groups rather than the football clubs?
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Posted 23 Jul 2009 - 14:42

So not totally fictious, they have met in the past...
http://www.evertonfc...=Club Statement

I wonder if Chris Nathaniel meant discussions are advanced with UAE groups rather than the football clubs?



I would say it was completely ficticious


In the wake of reports in some morning newspapers, Everton Football Club wishes to clarify its situation with regard to suggestions of a possible takeover by a United Arab Emirates-based business consortium.

The reports, which originated in an Abu Dhabi newspaper, suggested that the Managing Director of NVA Management, Mr Chris Nathaniel, was discussing with “a prominent Dubai businessman" a proposal to purchase a controlling interest in Everton Football Club.

“Mr Nathaniel rang me this morning to apologise profusely for the piece claiming that he had been misquoted” said Everton’s CEO, Robert Elstone.

I had one, brief meeting with Mr Nathaniel a year ago and that is as far as it went. To suggest that he is working for us – and that he is close to concluding any form of deal – is totally wrong,” he added.

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright told a meeting of the Club’s shareholders last week that the search for major financial investment was continuing but that nothing was imminent.
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Posted 23 Jul 2009 - 20:36

http://www.thenation...239868/1043/rss

After a day of claims and counter-claims regarding a UAE-backed take-over of English Premier League club Everton, Chris Nathaniel – the powerbroker acting on behalf of the unnamed “UAE-based business consortium” – last night defended his role in the saga.

“I can confirm that I’ve met with Everton’s Chief Executive on behalf of a Middle Eastern consortium,” he said.

“Thus far the discussions have been at an early stage – and there is no more I or my clients can add to that at this stage. Everton is one of a number of Premier League clubs I have been instructed to approach for an initial discussion,” Nathaniel added.

With Everton issuing a statement downplaying Nathaniel’s role in any ongoing talks, Seymour Pierce – a firm employed by the club to search for potential investors – yesterday insisted Nathaniel’s comments were “complete fiction”.

However, Nathaniel – the managing director of NVA Management – hit back: “I’m upset that Seymour Pierce have felt the need to comment about something they clearly haven’t consulted Everton Football Club on.”

Nathaniel’s statement confirms – as originally reported – that while he met Everton on behalf of a UAE-based client, the discussions have apparently been held without Seymour Pierce’s knowledge.

A source close to the deal insisted there had been angry exchanges between Everton and Seymour Pierce over alleged crossed-wires.

“Seymour Pierce had no right to say what they said. What Nathaniel said is completely true and Everton know it,” said the source.

Refuting Everton’s statement that Nathaniel had called them to apologise, the source added: “Chris didn’t apologise to Everton because everything he confirmed [when asked on Wednesday] was true.



What the f**k is goin on ??? someone is tellin porkies and I hope its Everton !!!
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Posted 23 Jul 2009 - 21:12

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090724/SPORT/707239868/1043/rss

What the f**k is goin on ??? someone is tellin porkies and I hope its Everton !!!





Ha ha the plot thickens!
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Posted 23 Jul 2009 - 21:32

Sounds like Seymour Pierce are worried they won't be getting their finders fee :D
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Posted 23 Jul 2009 - 22:55

Interesting!!!

What has this guy got to lose by breaking the story...? Not a lot I'd imagine.

Must be some truth to this somewhere along the line!
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Posted 24 Jul 2009 - 09:44

:confused: so it is or isnt it true?
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Posted 24 Jul 2009 - 09:58

It is true, Elstone even admitted it on the OS.
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Posted 24 Jul 2009 - 10:17

It is true, Elstone even admitted it on the OS.


do you have a link worshiper is it an old story?
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Posted 24 Jul 2009 - 10:25

http://www.evertonfc...-statement.html

Brief or not, they still held a meeting.

In the wake of reports in some morning newspapers, Everton Football Club wishes to clarify its situation with regard to suggestions of a possible takeover by a United Arab Emirates-based business consortium.

The reports, which originated in an Abu Dhabi newspaper, suggested that the Managing Director of NVA Management, Mr Chris Nathaniel, was discussing with “a prominent Dubai businessman" a proposal to purchase a controlling interest in Everton Football Club.

“Mr Nathaniel rang me this morning to apologise profusely for the piece claiming that he had been misquoted” said Everton’s CEO, Robert Elstone.

I had one, brief meeting with Mr Nathaniel a year ago and that is as far as it went. To suggest that he is working for us – and that he is close to concluding any form of deal – is totally wrong,” he added.

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright told a meeting of the Club’s shareholders last week that the search for major financial investment was continuing but that nothing was imminent.


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Posted 24 Jul 2009 - 10:45

Bit iffy that. Kenwright said Keith Harris (Seymour Pierce chairman) had been appointed, Elstone says no one had been appointed. Now we're told SP are unhappy because Everton are courting with investors behind closed doors.
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Posted 24 Jul 2009 - 11:07

Maybe its being kept hush hush so spurs dont nick in before us.

Something that confusses me and it might just be me but why would it have been a meeting with RE a year ago as he was not in charge then I didn;t think
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Posted 24 Jul 2009 - 11:45

he was still working for the club back then at least.
Keith harris must be looking for investors under the couch, other clubs have found them!
Or maybe its because they want investment, bk never mentions selling the club, just someone to pay for his little fairy tale to last a bit longer. If i had billions i'd buy the club, but i wouldnt be giving money to someone like bk
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Posted 24 Jul 2009 - 11:47

he was still working for the club back then at least.
Keith harris must be looking for investors under the couch, other clubs have found them!
Or maybe its because they want investment, bk never mentions selling the club, just someone to pay for his little fairy tale to last a bit longer. If i had billions i'd buy the club, but i wouldnt be giving money to someone like bk


And the saga continues..

http://www.thenation...39868/1043/NEWS
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Posted 24 Jul 2009 - 12:01

And the saga continues..

http://www.thenation...39868/1043/NEWS



lol no it doesnt somebody already posted that last night!
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Posted 24 Jul 2009 - 12:08

lol no it doesnt somebody already posted that last night!


Hah, well, it says updated on the 24th on the National's page..?

Was that just the Eto'o - Zlatan swap then?

EDIT: Meh, UAE time. My bad.

Edited by Peter, 24 Jul 2009 - 12:10.

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Posted 24 Jul 2009 - 13:22

he was still working for the club back then at least.
Keith harris must be looking for investors under the couch, other clubs have found them!
Or maybe its because they want investment, bk never mentions selling the club, just someone to pay for his little fairy tale to last a bit longer. If i had billions i'd buy the club, but i wouldnt be giving money to someone like bk


Although I have my own thoughts about BK and think hes great for the club.... this is the only thing I can honestly think of....

We are NOT for sale.... he just wants some of ya money :lol:
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Posted 24 Jul 2009 - 14:51

See BK...there are investors out there...its a pit we're not as big a club as Bangor.... :lol: :blink:

BBC Gossip Column - "Billionaire Arab Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan is poised to pour millions into Welsh premier League side Bangor City after going to university in the town. Bangor's average gate is 400."
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Posted 25 Jul 2009 - 16:34

Although I have my own thoughts about BK and think hes great for the club.... this is the only thing I can honestly think of....

We are NOT for sale.... he just wants some of ya money :lol:


:lol:
seriously though, he does keep saying he's looking for investment. he doesnt say hes looking for a buyer.
i hope the next twist in this will be a more public one "we want to buy everton football club" would be nice.
but that would then be followed by bill saying "oh no they dont"
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Posted 26 Jul 2009 - 09:13

"o yes we do"
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Posted 26 Jul 2009 - 13:40

breaking news!!! - adpom is trying to buy everton!
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Posted 26 Jul 2009 - 15:48

whos adpom
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Posted 26 Jul 2009 - 16:04

whos adpom

http://www.toffeetal...p?showuser=7295
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#38 StevO

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Posted 26 Jul 2009 - 23:48

i see ustoffee22 is our first blind member, currently using louis pioneering techniques in Braille web design as part of the latest upgrade.
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