There was that farcical "bid" for Aaron Ramsey and the constant transfer madness, that, let's face it, is even being given oxygen by the official website (see the piece where Tony Hibbert is impressed with the names we're being linked with) and the ongoing mess that is Destination Kirkby.
Regardless of what comes out of that club, there is more than a whiff of everything depending on the outcome of Destination Kirkby and the potential calling-in of the project by Central Government. With so many retail names tied up with the plans ? Terry Leahy, Philip Green and Robert Earl, to name but three ? I can't help but think that all their money will go elsewhere if Kirkby doesn't go ahead. The shopping mall with a football ground sandwiched between the trolley stop and bicycle park will be consigned to the history books to be filed between Kings Dock and WMDs.
Add to that, that the Bellefield plans went tits-up and you do get the impression that Kenwright and Wyness really have put their eggs in one basket. I can honestly believe they have no 'Plan B'. Any businessman worth his salt has a Plan B; Kenwright and Wyness don't fall into that category.
It's no wonder then that Moyes hasn't signed yet. There is probably no money for transfers unless Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dee really want to bring the club to its knees and any thoughts of competing with the likes of Villa, City, Spurs, Pompey, QPR (watch out for them) and Sunderland for success are but a pipe-dream. He's probably looking elsewhere already.
Getting an e.mail, like I did the other day, saying I could get a fiver off a £45 season subscription to their mobile service, just makes me angry. There's no way I'm giving them that sort of money so I can get an SMS telling me how much Leon Osman likes go-karting or what Phil Neville thinks of a bloke he used to play with in United's youth team. It's a bloody disgrace and they should be ashamed.
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1 Posted 04/07/2008 at 07:30:10
Rumours and non news stories are the price we pay for 24 hour tele comms mate. There is a lot of dead time to fill and the real news stories are few and far between. I honestly believe its the same for most supporters of most clubs.
Now where are those tablets?
2 Posted 04/07/2008 at 07:39:10
BK and KW are crap.
And you do need a chill pill!
3 Posted 04/07/2008 at 09:12:50
Thanks for depressing the hell out of me. I suggest anti-depressants not chill pills, or are they the same thing?
4 Posted 04/07/2008 at 09:42:38
5 Posted 04/07/2008 at 11:04:05
6 Posted 04/07/2008 at 11:46:29
4 or 5 players to what standard? Anything of any class?
EFC to win appeal over LCC regarding Bellefield?
Kirkby NOT getting called in???
DM to sign?
I wish I had your optimism! We all know BK and KW are not the best. I guess that’s why I don’t have your optimism. We will need Steve Round to do a great job with the youth lads because next season is going to be about them.
7 Posted 04/07/2008 at 12:11:46
They will now be sponsored on there shirts by Gulf Air (great PR in the middle east) and will recevie a payment of £1mn for this. The deal also agrees that Gulf Air will pay QPR £3mn per year for two years (09/10 & 10/11 season) if they are in the premiership
If you assume they reach the premiership (big assumption i know) then wont the £3mn per annum be greater than the new Chang deal KW concluded a few months back!!!! and they are a championship team
They have also announce that there Financial Services partner will be Abbey (owned by Santander group - one of the largest global banks) - Who is it that everton associate with? - Brittania??
QPR have momentum on the transfer/playing side but bloody hell they dont half have momentum on the marketing side!!!
8 Posted 04/07/2008 at 12:59:33
We don't know if we're moving grounds, we don't know why Moyes hasn?t signed a new deal yet, and we don't know why we're not signing players (though not many clubs are). All I know is, personally I'm getting a little nervous about it all,
And all we can do is sit back and wait for something to happen.
That about sums it up I feel.
9 Posted 04/07/2008 at 13:38:14
As Steve asked, Why was the Ramsay offer farcical? Didn?t Ramsay himself say he would have chosen us over ManUre? He decided last minute to go to Le Arse due to the way Wenger treated him.
Did like your comment on WMD?s though
10 Posted 04/07/2008 at 14:03:33
I read nothing of the sort!
11 Posted 04/07/2008 at 14:17:23
But WHO is? Come on KW, you are supposed to be on the phone to DM 4 times a day discussing possible targets. Well get off the effing phone and get some deals done.
12 Posted 04/07/2008 at 20:49:43
13 Posted 04/07/2008 at 21:00:23
14 Posted 04/07/2008 at 22:45:03
ps: Do we have a marketing dept and if so which floor is it on?
15 Posted 04/07/2008 at 23:38:36
Now I am all a tremble because of Nathan S warning that our time is coming!
Appocalypse? Armageddon? Paradise? I would not mind the latter but not today please.
16 Posted 05/07/2008 at 07:24:49
17 Posted 05/07/2008 at 08:07:07
Here?s another one for you... Rome wasn?t built in day!!!
18 Posted 05/07/2008 at 15:29:30
19 Posted 06/07/2008 at 17:46:45
What's with Kenwright's pessimism of finding a buyer because of us having two city clubs? So has Manchester... and London has lots more. Why is it that he can be allowed to get away with such a ridiculous answer? We must be more attractive to buy than lots of other clubs who have real investment and, let's face it, AMBITION.
It is really short sighted to allow us to slide when it costs hundreds of thousands of pounds for each place we drop in the league when we could sustain a decent challenge by buying about three decent squad players and one real star. We could then possibly afford to sell without serious damage..
20 Posted 07/07/2008 at 14:11:48