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Lest we forget

Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:23 am


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Re: Lest we forget

Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:56 am

Yes, we appreciate all of that, but that's what makes things worse.
The billboards, commercial investments and the Makris transfer prove that Uncle Jeff clearly has the money to do a bit more.
He clearly supports the club and claims to have done since 1949.

I take his point that the billboard is his investment that generates money for the club directly.
However, in the grand scheme of things this is like a landlord doing a loft conversion and the tenant enjoying the benefit.
He's not doing it out of the goodness of his heart to his tenants, he's doing it because it will increase the worth of his assets in the long run.

Nobody is expecting him to be reckless with his money, but surely at his age now he would want to have a last hurrah.
There will always be an influx of lads, some of whom might be valuable in time, but just occasionally we need an established professional in key positions.
I honestly don't see that we are asking for anything particularly unreasonable.
if he feels that the fans are being hostile and he doesn't like it, he could go a long way to dispelling that for the cost of a billboard.

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Re: Lest we forget

Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:31 am

leics_saddler wrote:Yes, we appreciate all of that, but that's what makes things worse.
The billboards, commercial investments and the Makris transfer prove that Uncle Jeff clearly has the money to do a bit more.
He clearly supports the club and claims to have done since 1949.

I take his point that the billboard is his investment that generates money for the club directly.
However, in the grand scheme of things this is like a landlord doing a loft conversion and the tenant enjoying the benefit.
He's not doing it out of the goodness of his heart to his tenants, he's doing it because it will increase the worth of his assets in the long run.

Nobody is expecting him to be reckless with his money, but surely at his age now he would want to have a last hurrah.
There will always be an influx of lads, some of whom might be valuable in time, but just occasionally we need an established professional in key positions.
I honestly don't see that we are asking for anything particularly unreasonable.
if he feels that the fans are being hostile and he doesn't like it, he could go a long way to dispelling that for the cost of a billboard.


I couldn't agree more

Notwithstanding the fact that JB's original intentions genuinely involved securing the future of the club (as a footballing organisation with a 'home') at the outset - he is a fan after all.... It's now unavoidably and undeniably true that the major benefactor of the club and it's ongoing trading position as a business isn't the club itself....

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Re: Lest we forget

Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:15 pm

That article was a sop to Bonser. He may well have picked up the pieces after the sale of Fellows Park, but the journalist doesn't mention anything about how the club ended up in such an unenviable position. Victims of timing for the stadium, but far, far worse for the land. No mention of Dengken or Davenmanor? The people behind those shell organisations? The lack of filing of any accounts?

But hey ho, it's all fine, because our very own white porcelain accessory saviour says so, and he's run a tight ship ever since his timely acquisition.

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