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Potential new investors

Post by Darlo_CR » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:25 pm

News from the club website: http://darlingtonfootballclub.co.uk/32649-2/

Interesting note at the end of the statement:
In the meantime the investors have today kindly matched the “pitch funding” with a £10,000 donation, the club is extremely thankful for this very generous gesture.

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Post by theoriginalfatcat » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:31 pm

It's started.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Post by tezza » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:38 pm

Its still a redeemable pledge, and again might impair the run of the mill investor.

Clear the confusion quickly has to be the immediate way forward.

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Post by offside » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:39 pm

Darlo_CR wrote:News from the club website: http://darlingtonfootballclub.co.uk/32649-2/

Interesting note at the end of the statement:
In the meantime the investors have today kindly matched the “pitch funding” with a £10,000 donation, the club is extremely thankful for this very generous gesture.
Yes generous but also a good way to start it all going

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Re: Potential new investors

Post by Q8Quaker » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:45 pm

All parties must be commended for moving this forward so quickly considering it was only mooted on Friday evening. I think this will also make the prospect of investing in the pitches more palatable for many.

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Post by Q8Quaker » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:45 pm

All parties must be commended for moving this forward so quickly considering it was only mooted on Friday evening. I think this will also make the prospect of investing in the pitches more palatable for many.

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Re: Potential new investors

Post by Trike1 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:09 pm

i dont really understand this

why on earth would anyone invest in darlo with no facilities to raise extra income.
if we had our own ground i could understand it but the only assets we have are the stands.

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Post by LoidLucan » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:22 pm

The "who, what, why, where, when" questions will all be answered as we move along. Clearly there will be a big decision facing us all once we know all the details.

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Post by theoriginalfatcat » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:41 pm

Now there's been a statement sent out by email from Wayne to supporters group members.

The wheels are spinning.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Potential new investors

Post by SwansQuaker83 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:52 pm

Wonder if Richard Upshall is involved. May have a plan for a scaled down version of his previous plans for BM.

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Re: Potential new investors

Post by magic1 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:52 pm

Delighted with the news, feeling better about the future after today's statements

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Post by LoidLucan » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:54 pm

"Also at Friday’s forum we launched a very important fundraising drive but unfortunately it seems to have been completely overshadowed by Martin Gray’s opinions about a change of ownership."

Ouch!

Goes on to stress the importance of supporting the fundraising despite the new developments.
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Post by SwansQuaker83 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:58 pm

LoidLucan wrote:"Also at Friday’s forum we launched a very important fundraising drive but unfortunately it seems to have been completely overshadowed by Martin Gray’s opinions about a change of ownership."

Ouch!
Another professional statement I see

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Re: Potential new investors

Post by Quakerz » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:03 pm

Almost as professional as MG calling us a joke.
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Re: Potential new investors

Post by My opinion » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:05 pm

Trike1 wrote:i dont really understand this

why on earth would anyone invest in darlo with no facilities to raise extra income.
if we had our own ground i could understand it but the only assets we have are the stands.
Why indeed.
Why would United's class of 92 and their billionaire friend invest in Salford City.. They have already put in more than they could possibly take out.
Perhaps they want to give something back..
Or perhaps they would like to be involved.
Just a thought like.

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Post by Mr_Tibbs » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:07 pm

For the good of the club some things are better left unsaid. Least said... soonest mended.

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Post by PaulMJohnson » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:15 pm

Trike1 wrote:i dont really understand this

why on earth would anyone invest in darlo with no facilities to raise extra income.
if we had our own ground i could understand it but the only assets we have are the stands.
People would invest on the basis that as the club moves up the league the asset that is the club has more value than it does now.

Chelsea can't possibly generate enough income to pay out what Abramovich has put into it, but if he chose to sell it now, it would raise considerably more than he bought it for, and likely considerably more than he has paid in, in total.

The same principal applies here, albeit with smaller numbers.

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Post by Mr_Tibbs » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:31 pm

SwansQuaker83 wrote:Wonder if Richard Upshall is involved. May have a plan for a scaled down version of his previous plans for BM.
I see your Richard Upshall and raise you Paul Wildes.

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Post by SwansQuaker83 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:34 pm

Mr_Tibbs wrote:
SwansQuaker83 wrote:Wonder if Richard Upshall is involved. May have a plan for a scaled down version of his previous plans for BM.
I see your Richard Upshall and raise you Paul Wildes.
Interesting

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Post by Quakerz » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:37 pm

Nooooo, not him again!
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Post by Quakerz » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:41 pm

Mmmm, seems like Mr Wildes only lasted 6 months at Port Vale but did a good job.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/22573893
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Post by Mr_Tibbs » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:46 pm

SwansQuaker83 wrote:
Mr_Tibbs wrote:
SwansQuaker83 wrote:Wonder if Richard Upshall is involved. May have a plan for a scaled down version of his previous plans for BM.
I see your Richard Upshall and raise you Paul Wildes.
Interesting
I was only joking. Actually, of the two, I'd much prefer it to be Paul Wildes. Richard Upshall strikes me as a bit too self-centred for my liking. A big netball fan, as I recall. Maybe I just don't like the sound of Dubai-based owners. Pools know a lot about that sort of thing.

Wildes struck me as more of a football man and his pitch was to include 2 fans members on a 5-person board of directors, with the supporters owning 40% of the club. Unfortunately his discussion with Singh broke down and off he went.

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Post by Robbie Painter » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:49 pm

Paul Wildes did NOT do a good job at Port Vale!

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Post by Quakerz » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:52 pm

Just going off the article where it said he left them promoted and in good health.

Looks like my initial gut instinct of "bullet dodged" may have been right, then.
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Post by Mr_Tibbs » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:07 pm

It's probably neither of them, anyway.

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Post by bga » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:14 pm

There is no certainty this approach has come from the Investors MG had been speaking to is there it could be someone else? Isn't this fun!

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Post by Spyman » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:23 pm

One thing is for sure, the one-upmanship in various statements needs to stop right away.

The last thing we need is the manager falling out with the board or the board of the supporters group.

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Post by poppyfield » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:25 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:Now there's been a statement sent out by email from Wayne to supporters group members.

The wheels are spinning.
Not got mine yet, anybody else still waiting?
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Post by bga » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:30 pm

poppyfield wrote:
theoriginalfatcat wrote:Now there's been a statement sent out by email from Wayne to supporters group members.

The wheels are spinning.
Not got mine yet, anybody else still waiting?
Not being an IT Geek but every now and then emails from DFCSG end up in my Spam box, however this one arrived ok earlier!

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Post by SwansQuaker83 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:37 pm

Mr_Tibbs wrote:
SwansQuaker83 wrote:
Mr_Tibbs wrote:
SwansQuaker83 wrote:Wonder if Richard Upshall is involved. May have a plan for a scaled down version of his previous plans for BM.
I see your Richard Upshall and raise you Paul Wildes.
Interesting
I was only joking. Actually, of the two, I'd much prefer it to be Paul Wildes. Richard Upshall strikes me as a bit too self-centred for my liking. A big netball fan, as I recall. Maybe I just don't like the sound of Dubai-based owners. Pools know a lot about that sort of thing.

Wildes struck me as more of a football man and his pitch was to include 2 fans members on a 5-person board of directors, with the supporters owning 40% of the club. Unfortunately his discussion with Singh broke down and off he went.
Friend of mine knows and works for Upshall and says he's genuine. He also said he hadn't given up on the BM project but whilst he was committed to the small ground for us and DRFC that's as far as it went. In other words it was BM he wanted not Darlo, although whether that's changed who knows

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