Gold and Sullivan ???

Does exactly what it says on the tin - the forum for football-related discussion.

Moderators: bristolhammerfc, sicknote, -DL-, Rio, Gnome, chalks, the pink palermo

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby mywhufc on Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:01 pm

Doc H Ball wrote:Just thought it was a good name for a horse.

Back on track, does Sullivan own horses? I know he has covered his house in bronzes, Stubbs' and alabaster monstrosities, but does he race em?

I believe he does
good friends i hear of Tabor
now where have we heard that name before
(vibrac)
User avatar
mywhufc
 
Posts: 3165
Joined: Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:25 pm

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Exiledin cardiff on Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:54 pm

In response to does he race them well he does and he has been quite successful. He has trophies and ribbons loads of them, Only last year he picked up three more trophies, 1st in the Hobby Horse derby, then he came a close second in the rocking horse 1000 guineas, and the 3rd was for best cat on a horse, he didn't tell them it was his Russian hat that he had just taken off.
Exiledin cardiff
 
Posts: 1755
Joined: Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:03 pm

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby BrisbaneRoad on Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:20 pm

He had a lot of success with David Junior a few years ago and then bought Jack Junior from America but was never much cop. Dont think he has had anything for a fair while
BrisbaneRoad
 
Posts: 134
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:47 pm
Location: Paddock Grill - R.I.P The Stow

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby spod on Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:05 am

Interesting (and snooty) Guardian article from 2006 - just before Sullivan invested in West Ham.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2006/jun/22/horseracing.gdnsport3

Highlights include:
His horses ran in "purple and sky blue" even when he was at Birmingham. Maybe he always was a West Ham fan.
He says you can't make money as a football club owner. About to prove himself wrong there.
The names of some of his old horses. Hellcatmudwrestler?

He considered investing in Spurs. Imagine how differently they would have gone with him in charge.

How he made his first money on football programmes.

His buying policy for horses: buy them cheap and selling for a profit two years later. A strategy now emerging in human form at West Ham.

/TLDR Sullivan too short to be a jockey.
User avatar
spod
 
Posts: 177
Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:28 am
Location: London

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Ozza on Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:46 am

Sully is many many things, a West Ham "fan" is not one of them.
User avatar
Ozza
 
Posts: 12156
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:41 pm
Location: Stringfellows

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Believer on Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:00 am

Ozza wrote:Sully is many many things, a West Ham "fan" is not one of them.


Correct. He is Cardiff.
User avatar
Believer
 
Posts: 4259
Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:35 pm

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby MD_HM on Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:58 pm

Just see a few lines from Spurs season ticket pack this season...

"All Season Ticket Holders will receive an enhanced welcome pack for the 2017/2018 season. This will include 2017/2018 scarf, pin, plus an exclusive money-can't-buy keyring containing blades of grass taken from the pitch of our famous home of 118 years and special stadium photographs!"

You mean they are not charging fans £50 for blades of grass...

What's in our pack this season?
User avatar
MD_HM
 
Posts: 5639
Joined: Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:00 pm
Location: London

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Believer on Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:02 pm

MD_HM wrote:Just see a few lines from Spurs season ticket pack this season...


What's in our pack this season?


You get to use the same card you had last season at no extra cost.
User avatar
Believer
 
Posts: 4259
Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:35 pm

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby brooking_1980 on Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:27 pm

I suppose the Daves couldn't outright come out and say its a property deal, increase the value of the club, sell, run off into the sunset, it would have got right up our noses. If they'd bought out Tesco, we could all shop at Sainsbury, but its our football club, they know they've got us by the short and curlies. The 90% renewal rate has played right into their hands, even more reason to take us for granted now.

But they are businessmen, it could have been Birmingham, Cardiff, our bad luck it wasn't, its us. That's capitalism and if not them, probably someone else. But what does nark me is what's the FA up to ?

They are the last bastion protecting fans' rights against owners who will not let them stay in the way of a profit. The FA serves to protect the game and I wonder if they have done their job properly. What's happened to West Ham is worse than a flat name change, which they blocked Hull from doing. There's rules around fit and proper person, were they really properly done & publicly available ? PL rules state clubs' must have priority on fixtures, but we don't at the OS, so how did the Daves get away with that one ?

If the FA got cross about piegate that Sutton Utd goal-keeper, how did they let all the above happen on their watch, what's going on ?
User avatar
brooking_1980
 
Posts: 564
Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:04 am

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby hammerdivone on Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:28 am

brooking_1980 wrote:PL rules state clubs' must have priority on fixtures, but we don't at the OS, so how did the Daves get away with that one ?


They do, but Premier League rule L2 states;

"Each Club shall use its best endeavours to ensure that each League Match takes place on the date and time fixed for."

L7 also states;

"A Club may apply to the (PL) Board for permission to rearrange any fixture so that it is played on a different date or at a different kick off time"

There is a Guidance Note which says;

"Clubs are reminded of their obligation pursuant to rule L2 to use their best endevours to ensure that all League Matches take place on the date and at the kick-off time fixed for them. Pursuant to this, Clubs are expected to do all they can to address any concerns raised by a statutory authority"

So all perfectly acceptable under PL rules
User avatar
hammerdivone
 
Posts: 20470
Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2004 1:55 pm
Location: Somewhere between here and reality

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby brooking_1980 on Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:53 am

Thanks HD1, does sound like a contradiction in terms and very disappointed how we've ended up, but do hope that in many years, the stands can be bought in closer to the ground. I guess then if it holds less, the prices will go up and that's the rub.
User avatar
brooking_1980
 
Posts: 564
Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:04 am

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby rogerthedodger on Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:56 pm

How tall is Sullivan? Obviously short but anyone have an answer in feet and inches?
User avatar
rogerthedodger
 
Posts: 130
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:33 pm

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby DDHammer on Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:02 pm

rogerthedodger wrote:How tall is Sullivan? Obviously short but anyone have an answer in feet and inches?


Tops out around 5'3 with decent pair of stilettos on.
User avatar
DDHammer
 
Posts: 3327
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:56 pm
Location: Hornchurch

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Up the Junction on Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:17 pm

rogerthedodger wrote:How tall is Sullivan? Obviously short but anyone have an answer in feet and inches?

I'm 6'... take it from there.

Image
User avatar
Up the Junction
Thinks he owns the place
 
Posts: 48083
Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2002 1:03 am

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Mega Ron on Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:27 pm

He's under 5 then surely?
User avatar
Mega Ron
 
Posts: 6756
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:35 pm
Location: 2014 KUMBowl Champion

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby e17 on Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:37 pm

Up the Junction wrote:I'm 6'...

I'm sure these two served me in Cafe Rouge last week
User avatar
e17
 
Posts: 7739
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Deep deep down

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Kialos on Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:21 pm

It looks like he's got every single naff Franklin Mint and Leonardo Collection decorate plate going. He must be an avid shopping telly viewer :lol:
Kialos
 
Posts: 6173
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:11 pm

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Up the Junction on Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:45 pm

e17 wrote:I'm sure these two served me in Cafe Rouge last week

We are asked to pose thusly, E... I've not done the 'crossed arms' before or since... as you can probably tell...

It's a very nice house and yes, there are plenty of horsey-related mementos in DS' office/mancave.
User avatar
Up the Junction
Thinks he owns the place
 
Posts: 48083
Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2002 1:03 am

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby spod on Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:37 am

Image
User avatar
spod
 
Posts: 177
Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:28 am
Location: London

Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Ozza on Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:50 am

Right I'm putting 2 and 2 together here, the guv get's over to Sully mansion, spends the day doing crossed hammers photo's and digging around diddy daves gaff...

And then


There's an attempted break in......

how much is that reward?
User avatar
Ozza
 
Posts: 12156
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:41 pm
Location: Stringfellows

PreviousNext

Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ageing hammer, amsterdhammer, ballantine, BillericayDickie, BillericayHammer, BoB_On, ChazHammer, chigwells finest, Country bumpkin, Cuenca 'ammer, danny faithless, DanT93, droshky, durham city hammer, Dusty1258, e17, Estwing, Fishdo, Google Adsense [Bot], Gormalysis, Hainault Hammer, hammer1975, HermanTheTosser, hoptony, Ifebbubbles, Ingwe, Kesgrave Hammer, Neil, Number9, patricklambe, pbenjy, petergj, pezza20, Pocket Pardew, Portswood, RichieRiv, Rocketron, SiamHammer, slimcharles42, StevePottsGoalsReel, Sweeney Bod, TonyV and 245 guests