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3 minutes ago, DJMortimer said:

 

Stop bloody moaning and give them a chance will you?

 

The sponsorship only ended about 20 years ago.

 

What is Presto anyway? Some sort of drinks or taxi company?

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5 minutes ago, HillsboroughOwlNI said:

What is Presto anyway? Some sort of drinks or taxi company?

 

It was the old Owners steel company (Dave Richards) - in a classic FFP swerving financial device. 

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1 minute ago, jamsandwich said:

 

It was the old Owners steel company (Dave Richards) - in a classic FFP swerving financial device. 

 

It was Bert McGees

 

Dave Richards owned Three Star Engineering

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2 minutes ago, jamsandwich said:

 

It was the old Owners steel company (Dave Richards) - in a classic FFP swerving financial device. 

Ahh thanks, didn’t know that! 

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1 minute ago, Grandad said:

 

It was Bert McGees

 

Dave Richards owned Three Star Engineering


That went bust. Then is reign at Hillsborough ended somewhat ignominiously.

So he became FA chairman🤔

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4 minutes ago, Ever the pessimist said:


That went bust. Then is reign at Hillsborough ended somewhat ignominiously.

So he became FA chairman🤔

 

From The Express in 2010...

 

 

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It would seem logical to give the job of engineering the future of English football to a respected former player and strategist rather than an engineer with a number of business failures to his name, but this is the FA.

 

Richards’ influence has grown beyond his wildest dreams since he became chairman of Sheffield Wednesday in 1990. After several seasons of success he quit a decade later to become chairman of the Premier League. Meanwhile, his business ventures struggled and his cash-strapped club faced relegation.

 

For years, many former players and experienced administrators wondered how he reached such dizzy heights. Others have questioned how he can keep feet in both the FA and the Premier League camps without apparently accepting there could be a conflict of interest.

 

His career lows include playing a pivotal role in the appointment of Steve McClaren as England boss, while his Premier League role saw him play a major part in the ill-fated move to bring Arab businessman Sulaiman al-Fahim to Portsmouth.

 

Richards rarely speaks to the media or the public, mainly because of what is seen as “a lack of judgment” that has caused embarrassment in the past. Last November he was criticised by the clubs for walking out on England’s 2018 World Cup bid in a fit of pique but that did little to limit his influence.

 

Evidence of that was clear as he strolled around England’s Royal Bafokeng training base last month. The luxury surroundings would have seemed a million miles away when, nine years ago, Richards’s business Three Star Engineering went bust.

 

According to the receivers the main creditor, the Co-op Bank, suffered “a significant shortfall” in its £1.5million borrowings. Creditors held their breath while the wages and redundancy payments for more than 120 staff were met by the Department of Employment.

 

Three other companies with which he has been associated have been dissolved. In 2001, Richards set up call centre Call Excel but, according to its accounts, it ceased trading nine months later “due to mounting losses”. Also in 2001 he formed a printing business, Holmecroft Ltd, which in its first year lost £11,000.

 

While his former club Sheffield Wednesday starts next season in the third tier of English football with estimated debts of £26million, Richards has become one of the game’s most powerful bureaucrats.

 

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/184805/How-can-Sir-Dave-Richards-a-man-who-made-a-success-of-failing-rescue-England

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Ever the pessimist said:


That went bust. Then is reign at Hillsborough ended somewhat ignominiously.

So he became FA chairman🤔

 

* Premier League Chairman

 

He oversaw our most successful period as a football club since the waar - and then turned the Premier League into the biggest most successful football league in the world

 

Not bad eh

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1 hour ago, @owlstalk said:

Screenshot 2020-04-27 at 16.32.56.jpg

 

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The kop from the other side, showing the removal of the ad banner and the installation of the new/old Owl badge


You forgot to mention the bin changing to a double bin to help separate glass, cans and plastic. 
 

:Chansiri:

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1 minute ago, Grandad said:

 

* Premier League Chairman

 

He oversaw our most successful period as a football club since the waar - and then turned the Premier League into the biggest most successful football league in the world

 

Not bad eh


On the first point: my bad

Second: that’s why I was clear to pinpoint the end of his reign rather than whole thing.

Third: I think it was others that led the way in the EPL’s growth. But difficult to prove that I suppose.

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8 minutes ago, Grandad said:

 

He oversaw our most successful period as a football club since the waar 

 

 

Titanic was an unquestioned triumph of Georgian style and engineering. Unfortunately however, that story continued beyond 13th April 1912 and into infamy.

 

 

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1 minute ago, DJMortimer said:

 

Titanic was an unquestioned triumph of Georgian style and engineering. Unfortunately however, that story continued beyond 13th April 1912 and into infamy.

 

 



Exactly


Richards being the Shipping firm that built it, and Trevor Francis being the iceberg

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2 minutes ago, DJMortimer said:

 

Titanic was an unquestioned triumph of Georgian style and engineering. Unfortunately however, that story continued beyond 13th April 1912 and into infamy.

 

 

 

prove the statement wrong

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2 minutes ago, Grandad said:

 

prove the statement wrong

 

I'm not attempting to. For a few years under his chairmanship, the club was at it's highest point for the last half century. But we have paid an almighty price for it. And it's not like he did it all by himself. The likes of Ron Atkinson, David Hirst, Carlton Palmer, Nigel Pearson, John Sheridan, Roland Nilsson etc. might feel like they more than played a minor role.

 

But if you divide his legacy into the first 4 years and the last 6, which has had the most lasting effect (by a huge margin)?

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1 hour ago, jamsandwich said:

PAINT THE flipping PRESTO OFF THE LEPP ROOF PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF flipping GOD!

 

 

Shhhhhhhh.

 

Can't do that.

 

D.C. is still putting £5m per season through the books as sponsorship from "Presto".lol

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56 minutes ago, Grandad said:

 

* Premier League Chairman

 

He oversaw our most successful period as a football club since the waar - and then turned the Premier League into the biggest most successful football league in the world

 

Not bad eh

 

What position were SWFC in when Richards left the club? 

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51 minutes ago, hirstyboywonder said:

 

What position were SWFC in when Richards left the club? 

Jumped the ship. 

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Is this thread a wind up?

 

:duntmatter:

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2 hours ago, jamsandwich said:

 

It was the old Owners steel company (Dave Richards) - in a classic FFP swerving financial device. 


Was also a supermarket Until the late 90’s. If anyone remembers 

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3 hours ago, room0035 said:

So in 5 years the stadium has had a lick of paint then and a change of a good club badge for a crap one.

 

 

Also dropped corporate sponsors. Who needs them?

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By taking the Sheffield Wednesday lighting down on Leppings Lane, the club have saved £21.67 a year on energy bills. 
 

 

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