Can we drop the idea no private investor will buy in

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Can we drop the idea no private investor will buy in

Post by H1987 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:48 pm

Because they won't make any money.

Seriously. How many people buy into football clubs expecting to make money these days? Especially lower league sides. The odd cash cow aside, the vast majority of football clubs, even in the top flight, lose money.

People buy into football clubs for a number of reasons. We've had some crap experiences, crapper than most, and given our experience we need to think of a way to safeguard against the loonies. That said, not everyone who buys into a club either wants to asset strip it, or turn a massive profit. If they do, they're absolutely daft.

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Re: Can we drop the idea no private investor will buy in

Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:08 pm

If everybody took your attitude, then half the clubs in England would probably go to the wall.

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Re: Can we drop the idea no private investor will buy in

Post by norwich darlo » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:13 pm

ask the guy down at Brighton supposed to have spent a quarter of a billion, don't think there is a profit there somehow.

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Re: Can we drop the idea no private investor will buy in

Post by shildonlad » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:43 pm

What would be ideal is a investor whos a fan and has a bit football and business knowledge. What about a salford like consortium
I may not live in the north east anymore but i still support the north east teams

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Re: Can we drop the idea no private investor will buy in

Post by H1987 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:17 pm

Pete, I think you've missed the point...

Not everyone who wants to buy in is doing it to turn a profit or asset strip the club, which is what a lot of people seem to be suggesting. We're attractive to people who fancy a go at owning a football club. We just need a sensible way to prevent irresponsible ownership.

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Re: Can we drop the idea no private investor will buy in

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:46 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:If everybody took your attitude, then half the clubs in England would probably go to the wall.

Pourquoi? Read the original post again Pete.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Can we drop the idea no private investor will buy in

Post by Neil_Heaneys_Pace » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:48 pm

well at least we dont have anything left to strip


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Post by Spyman » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:19 am

shildonlad wrote:What would be ideal is a investor whos a fan and has a bit football and business knowledge. What about a salford like consortium
Obviously a that would be great, but who are this group of former international footballers from the Darlington area?

I'm not sure James Morrison is as wealthy as the Neville's, Giggs, Scholes and Butt.
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Re: Can we drop the idea no private investor will buy in

Post by murtonquaker » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:35 pm

Spyman wrote:
shildonlad wrote:What would be ideal is a investor whos a fan and has a bit football and business knowledge. What about a salford like consortium
Obviously a that would be great, [/b]but who are this group of former international footballers from the Darlington area?[/b]

I'm not sure James Morrison is as wealthy as the Neville's, Giggs, Scholes and Butt.
Did Hodgy actually have a brief International Career, either U21 or England B

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Re: Can we drop the idea no private investor will buy in

Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:33 pm

murtonquaker wrote:
Spyman wrote:
shildonlad wrote:What would be ideal is a investor whos a fan and has a bit football and business knowledge. What about a salford like consortium
Obviously a that would be great, [/b]but who are this group of former international footballers from the Darlington area?[/b]

I'm not sure James Morrison is as wealthy as the Neville's, Giggs, Scholes and Butt.
Did Hodgy actually have a brief International Career, either U21 or England B

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Post by en passant » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:15 pm

Neil_Heaneys_Pace wrote:well at least we dont have anything left to strip


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Just wondered if potential investors might consider one of our few assets to be the potential sell on of the players that are currently being brought on through the youth and reserve set up at the club.

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Re: Can we drop the idea no private investor will buy in

Post by Allan Quatermain » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:36 pm

en passant wrote:
Neil_Heaneys_Pace wrote:well at least we dont have anything left to strip


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Just wondered if potential investors might consider one of our few assets to be the potential sell on of the players that are currently being brought on through the youth and reserve set up at the club.
But do DFC actually have any rights over those in the Youth setup. Are they not scholars at the MG Football Academy? If so, surely MG and his staff have an obligation to get them the best deals they can at the highest level of football possible.

I'm under the impression those leaving the academy can sign wherever they are able without anything due to DFC
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Re: Can we drop the idea no private investor will buy in

Post by Allan Quatermain » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:44 pm

spen666 wrote:Potential investors

http://darlingtonfootballclub.co.uk/32649-2/
Ahhh... In amongst all of the other social media stuff over the last few days I missed this completely.

As the content of the discussions is confidential, I would assume we shouldn't be getting informed of the £10k 'sweetener'. So in reality, it's selective confidentiality.
Alun's promise to the fans: “I’ll make sure I’ll bring players in that are value for money and I want players that want to play for Darlington Football Club, want to progress and move up the league and show the fans that passion.”

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Re: Can we drop the idea no private investor will buy in

Post by MikeinBlack2 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:10 am

Allan Quatermain wrote:
spen666 wrote:Potential investors

http://darlingtonfootballclub.co.uk/32649-2/
Ahhh... In amongst all of the other social media stuff over the last few days I missed this completely.

As the content of the discussions is confidential, I would assume we shouldn't be getting informed of the £10k 'sweetener'. So in reality, it's selective confidentiality.
I think it is confidential unless all concerned parties agree to release any information. The £10k is something they all must feel is worth releasing at this point.
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Re: Can we drop the idea no private investor will buy in

Post by don'tbuythesun » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:28 am

£20,000 a week is a million a year so with player pay these days who knows who has a bit of money to spare?!!

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Re: Can we drop the idea no private investor will buy in

Post by Mr_Tibbs » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:32 am

Let's just call it a gesture of good faith.

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