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Everything posted by londonowl

  1. There's no defending it. It's absolutely scandalous and in any other company/industry, a company withholding customer's money for over a year would be on Watchdog. I don't care if you need the money or not, this is causing irreparable damage to the club.
  2. I live in Wimbledon and it's a different proposition to something from Wednesday because it is targeted at the fans who are also owners of the club. Yes they want £10k but many have already put at least that in to get AFC Wimbledon back into the league and back to Plough Lane. You can say 'they only get attendance of 4700' but many of those are incredibly committed to the club and let's not forget that Wimbledon is a very affluent area where a 3 bed terraced house costs somewhere around £1m. All that being said, I don't think they will get anywhere near the 500 they want and I dont think they actually expect to, I think it's just a sneaky little fundraiser. It's not easy to go back to the doners who funded the stadium and ask for more but by releasing this, they have set themselves up to try and raise some more money next year.
  3. League 1 didn't change same was as championship did. 60% of income can be spent on wages, income includes any gifts from owner. There are no 'caps' on losses.
  4. Yep but in league 1, any donations to the club by the owner are included in the income figure which is different to the championship where the losses owner can cover are limited.
  5. Next year we will find out what Chansiri is made of. SCMP which is the L1 equivalent of FFP includes any donations made by the owner in the turnover figure. What this essentially means is that you can spend whatever you want as long as the owner is willing to gift the money to the club, it can't be in the form of a loan. If Chansiri has the money some claim, buying his way out of L1 should be very easy with essentially no restrictions on what he can put in.
  6. Offsetting losses against tax is really only effective when the losses are 'on paper'. Chansiri has not made 'on paper' losses, he's made actual cash losses and no amount of tax saving will make up for that as it's only ever going to be a percentage. Yes, it may decrease any liability he has is Thailand but there have been suggestions (Not by you) that the whole thing is just a tax-offsetting exercise which is just nonsensical.
  7. What a load of c**p. My old Merc was independently valued at £50k for insurance. It isn't worth anywhere close to that because nobody would pay that for it. It's worth what somebody will pay for it, not what somebody 'values' it at, independently or otherwise.
  8. Oh, he's staying whatever happens. I don't think any part of him can accept selling the club at a loss or as a failure. Most likely he will just go full Ellis Short if we go to L1 and wash his hands of the place without actually selling it. Won't put any more money in and it will just rumble along to being another Portsmouth, Sunderland, Bolton, Wigan etc. Clubs that's only aim is to survive in business.
  9. Personally, I can see an advantage as a club of going down, releasing most of the team and starting again but I could never wish us down even if I think it's not such a bad thing. My worry is that we will scrape by on the last day of the season, renew half the contracts that are expiring and have to watch this dogger bunch plus a few s**t loan signings go through the same thing again next season.
  10. Yeah but if we are within 6 points he will have it the other way round and claim that the team he built was good enough but that the EFL had sent us down even though it wasn't his fault and he did nothing wrong.
  11. It's amazing how often the phrase 'written in the stars' appears on this site. George Hirst to score winner for Rotherham against Cardiff to send us down? Rooney to pull a full Roy of The Rovers and come off the bench for a 95th minute equaliser? Hutchinson to get sent off after 5 minutes at Derby?
  12. Nobody knows. Derby didn't have that ultimate pressure of lose and you are relegated today. We did.
  13. From what I've seen today, I think there's a good chance both us and derby could lose on last day of season!
  14. The whole situation is farcical. The fact that we could very realistically be relegated only on goal difference after the absolute shower of s**te that we've seen this season and the chucking away of endless points is frankly embarrassing for the other teams around us.
  15. Actually I've got that wrong because Rotherham also have more Goals Scored. Goal difference would have to switch by 6 so 3-0 win for us, 3-0 loss for them. Or something like that.
  16. Not necessarily. Nothing to say Cardiff wouldn't beat Rotherham 3-0, then if we beat Derby by 2 we would stay up. Not saying I expect it but whatever happens, it's alive on the last day for everybody except Wycombe (and fair play to them as the only team at the bottom that have actually shown any fight).
  17. Technically no but we would have to overturn a pretty big goal difference.
  18. Whatever happens now, nobody can accuse Swansea of rolling over.
  19. Had we won, Derby fans would have been claiming they were at a big disadvantage because we had been able to put the pressure on them. Players haven't been good enough. Everything else is just a distraction.
  20. Probably a straight red for that these days. Both feet off the ground, 'not in control'.
  21. They can't though. Both the 1988 Human Rights Act and the Supreme Court remove Parliamentary Sovereignty (as in, government 'law' can be overturned by either). Even in compulsory purchase, there have been loads of lawsuits where compulsory purchase is made for the benefit of private rather than public sector. Some have been lost (Tesco), some have been won (Emirates Stadium).
  22. Representatives on the board is one thing but that is very very different to forcing a privately owned billion dollar company to sell half of its shares. And once the rule is in place, what happens to clubs where the fans can't finance their half? Who sets the price? Can the government force DC to sell half of his company for £5m. No they can't. So DC sets his price at £150m which the fans can't raise. Now what? Will the club will be breaking the law by not being half fan owned? And once the government has decided that it has the right to force companies to sell half of their stock whether they want to or not, do you think that will give other companies the confidence to register and invest in the UK? It's got nothing to do with taking away people's right to express and opinion, nobody has ever stopped me from saying anything I wanted to but the ship has sailed and there is no way to wind the clock back and suddenly decide fans need to own 50%.
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