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"exciting news to come out this weekend" - Martin Gray

Post by Robbie Painter » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:41 am

Exciting news to come out this weekend related to the financial investment opportunity according to Martin Gray.

See this video interview with MG, from 6.30 approx (whole interview is whole a watch actually).

http://www.darlington1883.co.uk/?p=6446#more-6446

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Post by poppyfield » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:08 am

Looking forward to hearing this news, must be rumours somewhere, its hard to keep anything quiet these days.
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Re: "exciting news to come out this weekend" - Martin Gray

Post by MikeinBlack2 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:27 pm

Wasn't it mentioned somewhere in one of the Back to Darlo or Square Knot threads that the question was asked if the owner of the Square Knot pitch could invest himself? Maybe such owner has made a considerable investment of his own?
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Re: "exciting news to come out this weekend" - Martin Gray

Post by lo36789 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:43 pm

Any of the following would be 'exciting' for me.

a) A number of new investors recently which will be announced/paraded!?
b) The club stump up money into B2D (which means that the £20k has been hit - that is classed as an investment opportunity after all!)
c) There is a new promotion available to individual investors to get us over the line (5 year season ticket for a £1k investment or something similar!?)
d) The 3 opportunities have hit £50k (we don't know what is in the regular reward scheme that isn't on Squareknot after all).

Anyway all will be revealed soon enough.

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Post by Fatty eats roadkill » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:55 pm

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Post by Quakerz » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:29 pm

I think people need to stop fantasising about big investors, such as the founder of Squareknot - why would he invest in some little club that he probably hadn't heard of, and will get no return on?

I don't know what the exciting news is that Gray refers to but I doubt it is about big investors magicing us a load of money...my guess would be that progress has been made between the football and rugby clubs in agreeing the groundshare and the deal is now good to go...if we can raise the money.
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Post by lo36789 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:15 pm

MikeinBlack2 wrote:Wasn't it mentioned somewhere in one of the Back to Darlo or Square Knot threads that the question was asked if the owner of the Square Knot pitch could invest himself? Maybe such owner has made a considerable investment of his own?
Quakerz wrote:I think people need to stop fantasising about big investors, such as the founder of Squareknot - why would he invest in some little club that he probably hadn't heard of, and will get no return on?
It wasn't the owner of Squareknot it's the owner of the pitch.

Theoretically DFC 1883 Ltd are entitled to invest money in their own pitch. If that is the plan to free up the money pledged I wouldn't really class it as particularly exciting news!

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Post by divas » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:22 pm

Aye it'd be a right wankfest if we made the £50K by putting 40% up ourselves.

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Post by tezza » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:29 pm

Right now 35K released by whatever means (providing legal) for the club to use appropriately is massive for our ambitions.
Put that capital with the recent Dan Burn cash injection, Michael Smith if anything, and we could be on our way.
Lets wait and see what breaks.

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Post by love it! » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:29 pm

I'd guess from watching the video it might be incentives for people to invest

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Post by lo36789 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:52 pm

love it! wrote:I'd guess from watching the video it might be incentives for people to invest
That is what I am expecting interesting timing as people are getting paid...

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Post by poppyfield » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:23 pm

lo36789 wrote:
love it! wrote:I'd guess from watching the video it might be incentives for people to invest
That is what I am expecting interesting timing as people are getting paid...
My take on this "waiting for pay day" is, if you have to wait untill pay day to invest then you might be able to afford say 100 or 200 quid not the 500 or 1000 mark, so i expect to see a good jump in the B2D fund not the other pitches over the weekend.
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Post by tezza » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:53 pm

Poppyfield: Agree with that. In particular for the investment scheme as no money up front, only pledged at this stage

As for increased incentives on the 2 main square knot schemes, would this not cause a problem with those who have already pledged.

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Post by Mr_Tibbs » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:29 pm

1000/1 outside shot... maybe the Cricket Club are going to invest? They have to put all that money they made back into sport, and Brian Johnson did say that they'd consider investing in a community scheme.

Edit - they have the money, it all depends if the investment makes commercial sense to BJ. If so, then why not approach them and try to convince them to put something in?
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Re: "exciting news to come out this weekend" - Martin Gray

Post by DL5 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:26 pm

Maybe Gray has had the heads up that Dan Burn is going to sign for Man City for £5million :lol: Fulham are sniffing around signing a left sided defender so here's hoping :D
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Post by m62exile » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:23 pm

A good investment or sponsorship input from a big local company would be the dream. I just hope we aren't unveiling Billy Bubbles tomorrow...

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Post by tezza » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:27 am

Nothing remotely exciting has occurred on the the SK or CIC Funding front.

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Post by Darlofan97 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:40 am

tezza wrote:Nothing remotely exciting has occurred on the the SK or CIC Funding front.
Eh? I'd suggest that you give it a little bit more time first!

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Post by poppyfield » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:26 am

Ok i give in what is it?
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Post by darlo reborn » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:34 am

We would win 5-1 this weekend is that not exciting

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Post by AnthonyP » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:12 pm

m62exile wrote:A good investment or sponsorship input from a big local company would be the dream.
It's more likely to be something on the 'community club' angle, I'd suggest .. A sense of togetherness is the key ....

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Post by Hilly » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:43 pm

Haven't seen the video so forgive me, but is it nothing to do with the announcement about MG's football academy now being based at Eastbourne school and how Shay Given is going to do the official opening etc... etc...

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Post by poppyfield » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:03 pm

Hilly wrote:Haven't seen the video so forgive me, but is it nothing to do with the announcement about MG's football academy now being based at Eastbourne school and how Shay Given is going to do the official opening etc... etc...

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The question asked by the interviewer was " the club is at the moment apealing for investment, how important is that for the club" MG went on to say, very important ......should be something comming out in the press this weekend......which should be exciteing news......
So i can only assume its about someone or a business investing in the club.
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Post by poppyfield » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:55 pm

Is this the news he was refering to?

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/ ... _students/
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Post by AnthonyP » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:32 pm

poppyfield wrote:Is this the news he was refering to?

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/ ... _students/
Nope. Wrong angle to be what he is talking about

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Post by tezza » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:29 am

Could it be the cut price sponsorship for this weeks game?

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Post by shawry » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:15 am

tezza wrote:Could it be the cut price sponsorship for this weeks game?
wouldnt really be most peoples definition of exciting news though.

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Post by super_les_mcjannet » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:36 am

Martin Gray has invested into the Club.

This may well be the news.

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/1 ... h_in_club/

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Post by Bogratsteve » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:43 am

Can't fault the guy, excellent news

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Post by lo36789 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:36 pm

super_les_mcjannet wrote:This may well be the news.
You think!?

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