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Official TOMA (Take Over My Arse) thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 9:36 pm
by Crude
Well seems the internets rumors are bubbling up on high tonight. MLSE are rumored to have bought the club for £38 million. MLSE=Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC, among other entities. Could be bollox, with just hearsay so far. Not sure if this is what some others on here have alluded too?

Bates Out!?!?!

Take Over My Arse?

edit: fixed subject title for easier thread identification

Re: Official TOMA thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 9:40 pm
by HarryofOz
Haven't they been on the verge of taking us over before?

Re: Official TOMA thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 9:44 pm
by Crude
HarryofOz wrote:Haven't they been on the verge of taking us over before?
We'll they been in other takeover rumors, so who knows if this is legit or not. Not holding my breath, but this seems a bit more realistic than sheikhs and limos driving around ER.

Re: Official TOMA thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 9:46 pm
by HarryofOz
Crude United wrote: We'll they been in other takeover rumors, so who knows if this is legit or not. Not holding my breath, but this seems a bit more realistic than sheikhs and limos driving around ER.
There'll be plenty of Sheikhs and Limos when Bates knocks ER down and turns it into a luxury hotel :wink: :mrgreen:

Re: Official TOMA thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 9:49 pm
by Twiggster
HarryofOz wrote:Haven't they been on the verge of taking us over before?
Kicked back by Ken last summer I've heard H.

However something IS bubbling under at our club...either an aggressive take over bid, or serious investment. And no - that is not "info" from wacko or twitter.
Don't hold your breath tho. Bates will screw it up.

Official TOMA thread

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 6:46 am
by Armleywhite
Twiggster wrote:
Kicked back by Ken last summer I've heard H.

However something IS bubbling under at our club...either an aggressive take over bid, or serious investment. And no - that is not "info" from wacko or twitter.
Don't hold your breath tho. Bates will screw it up.
source??

Re: Official TOMA thread

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 9:42 am
by 1964white
I did warn you all we were skint back in January, there is no money in the coffers for us to invest into the squad unless we sell our better players & clear all the deadwood first !

The East Stand build went way over-budget

Season Tickets/Membership sales are well down. Expect attendances of 20k or under & possibly as low as 15k for evening games next season especially if we start sluggishly & under-perform during the first few months of the new season

Maybe the reasons why Ken could be willing to sell to a potential buyer

Re: Official TOMA thread

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 11:38 am
by Gino 1959
1964white wrote:Maybe the reasons why Ken could be willing to sell to a potential buyer
Cutting his/our losses in the process?

Re: Official TOMA thread

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 6:27 pm
by white.riot
1964white wrote:I did warn you all we were skint back in January, there is no money in the coffers for us to invest into the squad unless we sell our better players & clear all the deadwood first !

The East Stand build went way over-budget

Season Tickets/Membership sales are well down. Expect attendances of 20k or under & possibly as low as 15k for evening games next season especially if we start sluggishly & under-perform during the first few months of the new season

Maybe the reasons why Ken could be willing to sell to a potential buyer

Just out of interest, how could this possibly happen given your Colin is God and will really deliver in his first full season manifesto ? At what points total will we liquidate in 12/13?

Re: Official TOMA thread

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 6:37 pm
by faaip
I thought Frusciante was god.

Re: Official TOMA thread

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 6:42 pm
by white.riot
faaip wrote:I thought Frusciante was god.
Frusciante was list god :wink:

Re: Official TOMA thread

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 6:47 pm
by faaip
white.riot wrote:
Frusciante was list god :wink:
ah of course...actually the Music Forum is quite vibrant now just as ours appears to be stagnating a bit.

Re: Official TOMA thread

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 6:47 pm
by white.riot
faaip wrote:
ah of course...actually the Music Forum is quite vibrant now just as ours appears to be stagnating a bit.

Variety ?

Re: Official TOMA thread

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 6:50 pm
by faaip
white.riot wrote:

Variety ?
yep

Re: Official TOMA thread

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 6:51 pm
by Armleywhite
Armleywhite wrote: source??
Well??

Re: Official TOMA thread

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 6:53 pm
by faaip
Armleywhite wrote: Well??
not waccoe....apparently

Re: Official TOMA thread

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 7:52 pm
by 1964white
white.riot wrote:

Just out of interest, how could this possibly happen given your Colin is God and will really deliver in his first full season manifesto ? At what points total will we liquidate in 12/13?
Never said Colin was God, if you can find a post where i said those words i will personally buy you a crate of beers :lol: :beer:

Btw i was told liquidation was a possibility as we were skint :shock: the skint bit certainly rings true !

Re: Official TOMA thread

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 7:53 pm
by 1964white
white.riot wrote:
Frusciante was list god :wink:
I taught him :lol:

Re: Official TOMA thread

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 7:55 pm
by 1964white
faaip wrote:
ah of course...actually the Music Forum is quite vibrant now just as ours appears to be stagnating a bit.
Just as waccoe is the best footy forum :roll:

Shame the majority on here don't make an effort & give up far too easily :(

Re: Official TOMA thread

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 8:08 pm
by Armleywhite
1964white wrote:
Just as waccoe is the best footy forum :roll:

Shame the majority on here don't make an effort & give up far too easily :(
Some of us are all just "efforted out"