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West Ham For Sale - The Caravan of Love?

Postby prophet:marginal on Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:50 pm

Hadn't noticed anyone else post up the following, so 1000 apologies if I missed it:

Today's Digger in the Guardian

West Ham United's unpopular former owner, Straumur, has reduced its shareholding in the club in favour of another unpopular former owner. Terry Brown, the former chairman whose latter years at the club were characterised by the Brown Out campaign, is among the minority investors that have bought 3.8% of the club. That takes the equity interest of Straumur and its fellow Icelandic-bank shareholders, through the special-purpose investment vehicle CB Holding, down to 35% from 40%. The co-chairmen, David Sullivan and David Gold, below, each hold the two remaining stakes of 30.6%. The dealings seemingly cost £2m. And if so then Brown has become involved again for less than half the price at which he sold out in 2006, when he netted more than £30m in the fateful deal with Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson.
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Re: West Ham (half) sold

Postby beckton on Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:02 pm

There was mention in last week newspapers of Brown buying back in, which was confirmed in Saturdays programme.


It also said he'd been given the title of life president, which I thought he already had after selling up to the Icelandics.


Whoopeee!


Caarnnnnt...
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Re: West Ham (half) sold

Postby -DL- on Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:05 pm

I miss this thread :(

Seeing it is like an old friend popping round for tea and scones.
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Re: West Ham (half) sold

Postby Pez. on Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:34 pm

BROWN IN! :lol:
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Re: West Ham (half) sold

Postby hamagram on Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:47 pm

Cant wait till Intermarket pull the rug from under G&Ss' feet. :wink:
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Re: West Ham (half) sold

Postby Groping on Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:21 pm

Dyer's Leg wrote:I miss this thread :(

Seeing it is like an old friend popping round for tea and scones.



Tony Fernandes...Richard Branson...Some Italian bloke....Duxbury...Eggy....BG....Straumur.. WH Holdings...ahhh the memories
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Re: West Ham (half) sold

Postby Cookedskunk on Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:42 pm

Happy memories guys, good times were had here, hopefully it can be locked away soon without too many unpleasant additions.








Thanks for the Puffins
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Re: West Ham (half) sold

Postby Morocco Mole on Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:52 pm

Don't forget Max Clifford.... :lol:
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Re: West Ham (half) sold

Postby bristolhammerfc on Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:44 am

:lol: Can we change the title due to the extra shares being bought
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Re: West Ham For Sale - The Caravan of Love?

Postby prophet:marginal on Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:20 am

I tried (look above), but I guess that only happens in the thread if

(a) the OP changes it, or
(b) people quote mine :think:
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Re: West Ham (half) sold - when's the Happy Hour ?

Postby the pink palermo on Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:27 am

Actually Proph I think mine is better .
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Re: West Ham (half) sold

Postby prophet:marginal on Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:45 am

Hope someone else has got driving duties today, Pink old boy. You were posting on mushrooms last night and word has it that they have a 24-48 hour effect.

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Re: West Ham (half) sold

Postby the pink palermo on Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:49 am

:lol:

Nope I'm on the wheels - will be 13 hours since my last beer before getting into the car though .

Think I left a few bits of abuse in your general direction scattered around - see if you can find them all .

I was having to concentrate really hard to type though .

But I still can't see past a win today - what on earth were the strawberries about ?
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Re: West Ham (half) sold

Postby prophet:marginal on Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:53 am

They are LSD trips - a whole sheet of 'em.

Being on the wagon means that I outlasted you last night I think. Drive with a clear conscience - nothing too saucy.

Hope your day is even half as good as you expect it, mate :thup:
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Re: West Ham (half) sold

Postby bristolhammerfc on Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:16 pm

Perhaps it should be renamed pretty much sold......but Parker wont be :lol:
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Re: West Ham (half) sold

Postby hammerdivone on Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:59 pm

Trap1 wrote:Long gone are the days when a succesful local businessman could buy his local club in the top flight English Premier League. The fact is that most PL clubs are at least £100 million to buy and that doesn't include the millions of investment that need to follow in terms of transfers, wages and infrastructure in order to compete in the worlds richest football league.


Love the OP

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Re: West Ham (half) sold

Postby bristolhammerfc on Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:16 pm

Hindsight and all that :lol:
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Re: West Ham (half) sold

Postby sjb958 on Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:19 pm

Can't believe this thread has got over 1 million views and nearly 24,000 posts!

Is that a Kumb record? or is there threads on here with more than this?
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Re: West Ham (half) sold

Postby bristolhammerfc on Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:25 pm

I think only the Eider G thread comes close
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Re: West Ham (half) sold

Postby prophet:marginal on Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:39 pm

You can see for yourself; use the feature at the bottom of the GD front screen. Choose to display in terms of number of replies.

IIRC, having just looked at it, its:

1. This thread
2. This August's transfer window
3. CH's fantastic Good Old Days thread
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