Gold and Sullivan ???

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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Samba on Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:03 am

Owners, imo, should be not seen & not heard & should just get on with doing their job.
We don't support them; we support the club & the players.

That thing that A. Swallow mentioned in March about something good happening in 9 months time (December). Unless it's happening in the next two days, have I missed it already?
Perhaps he just meant Christmas..
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Colours never run on Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:58 am

southendmadhammer wrote:
1. They are not fans of the club. FFS they were dancing and cheering sending us down in ‘03. How the **** can they be fans?!



I can't quite recall back then, but did they really?
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Georgee Paris on Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:38 am

Samba wrote:Owners, imo, should be not seen & not heard & should just get on with doing their job.
We don't support them; we support the club & the players.

That thing that A. Swallow mentioned in March about something good happening in 9 months time (December). Unless it's happening in the next two days, have I missed it already?
Perhaps he just meant Christmas..


Razzle dazzle?
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby One Liner on Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:24 am

There's no denying the current feel good factor. As for GSB though....**** off forever..hope you're reading
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Puff Daddy on Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:44 pm

I keep asking myself, why at 82 years of age and a net worth of £450m would David Gold continue to want the stress of running a business ? Why not move to a mansion in the sun, relax, do sod all all day and just enjoy his money? I'm not being unkind, only realistic, but its not like he has that many years left, ten at most I would think
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby hammerman11 on Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:47 pm

getting it ready to pass to his daughter like Sullivan will do to his sons

no escaping them
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby SpongeBob's Pants on Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:48 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:I keep asking myself, why at 82 years of age and a net worth of £450m would David Gold continue to want the stress of running a business ? Why not move to a mansion in the sun, relax, do sod all all day and just enjoy his money? I'm not being unkind, only realistic, but its not like he has that many years left, ten at most I would think


Keep himself busy.

Also, i get the feeling he isnt that involved day to day at all. I think Sully takes charge of most things.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby wizzo_66 on Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:54 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:I keep asking myself, why at 82 years of age and a net worth of £450m would David Gold continue to want the stress of running a business ? Why not move to a mansion in the sun, relax, do sod all all day and just enjoy his money? I'm not being unkind, only realistic, but its not like he has that many years left, ten at most I would think


He isn't running anything. He earns interest from the club and turns up in his helicopter every other month to look at the training ground and see the players.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Clacton-ammer on Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:02 pm

I don't get why people want to congratulate the board on Rice - signing up Rice is common sense in running a successful business - It's their job. Rice if he continues as is, is clearly going to go onto big things (injury permitting) so every contract is a gamble, but this contract today is very limited risk.

Agreed that it is great news for the club & Rice, so proper overchuffed with that :thup:

If the board laid out for free travel, pie & a pint for one away day, then yep, congratulate away.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:43 pm

why is Mick Jagger still on tour with the Stones ? not like he needs the money....

I wonder why this type of person (not denigrating anyone) would continue doing something they have done all their lives and could easily have retired ....

it's in their blood...they can't stop......their buzz, their drug of choice, their addiction - whatever label we want to put on it...I retired once but wasn't ready for it, went back to work for 4 years then said "Sod this....I'm off..."

get bored once in a while but love doing "nothing" - well what I mean is a commitment for something or another at a specific time and/or on a specific day........

played Pickleball this morning (3 times a week) for 3 hours on and off with a load of like minded folks, then got on my bike and went for a ride. come home cup of coffee settle down to watch the game......

smashing....some people can't do that though they have to be involved in something, some way some how..

and believe me David Gold has FAR more money than me......

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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby NorthBankAlliance on Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:12 pm

Bumped to the front page...

Lets hope Birmingham give Gold & Sullivan the reception they deserve tomorrow...
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby aaronhammer on Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:35 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46853221

I thought it would be hard for GSB to be outdone when it comes to football club ownership and twitter. I know the Fulham fan (and family) he’s responded to personally, so I’m finding it quite entertaining!
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Puff Daddy on Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:17 pm

I saw a photograph of Sullivan the other day. It was one that has featured before. You may recall it, it is the one where he is standing over a guy sitting down in the hospitality suite, wearing that Russian great coat. I reckon that coat would be a jacket on most men and his trousers, Bermuda's
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby bristolhammerfc on Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:19 pm

Been watching the mini documentary on BBC4 about Jack and the West Ham Ladies.

The bit with Jack sitting talking about money with his dad made my skin crawl. Sully Snr sat there with his tins of sweets, cake and tea cup talking to his son like he was a doing a business deal. Really odious bloke and although I don't blame his sons, they have no idea what it means to be real supporters.

Jacks new plaything isn't going so well and its clear that he hasn't a clue of how to change anything. Just like his old man.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby hammer1975 on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:37 pm

If they weren’t publically known then i genuinely think you could show that series to people and they would expect Gervais to be the Exec producer. It’s like a tribute to the Office in a different setting.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby bristolhammerfc on Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:32 am

It plays like a parody.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Vic_Watson on Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:07 pm

bristolhammerfc wrote:It plays like a parody.

Imagine what Gilbert and Sullivan would have made of it!
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