Official Takeover Thread

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Re: Official Takeover Thread

Postby Johnny Guitar » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:08 pm

Michael Knighton never bought united and it remained in family control of the Edwards family I think.

Knighton's bid fell apart as he had no cash to invest and was hoping the publicity would garner financial backing from other parties. When it became obvious no one else was willing at the time then it fell down like a house of cards.
That is almost similar to Amanda Staveley attempted purchase of newcastle.

Peak6 are a lot further down the line. Guess we just have to wait and see what develops.

And can someone please fix the fucking puddle


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Re: Official Takeover Thread

Postby niall_hearty2000 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:36 pm

Correct me if i am wrong mike but i dont think knighton actually ended up investing or buying united then?
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Re: Official Takeover Thread

Postby Ezeikial » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:43 pm

niall_hearty2000 wrote:Correct me if i am wrong mike but i dont think knighton actually ended up investing or buying united then?


He did end up with a seat on the board after abandoning his buyout bid. He later became owner of Carlisle Utd
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Re: Official Takeover Thread

Postby mike » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:44 pm

No, he promised the sun moon and stars in terms of huge investors he was putting together, then they did their Due Diligence and he didn't have anything like he told them, he bought a United in the end, if memory serves me right it was Carlisle.

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Re: Official Takeover Thread

Postby Dundalk10 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:21 pm

mike wrote:No one expected immediate mirracles but would it be too much to expect to have hired a team of builders for a week to get the old place cleaned up for the new season and to do some quick fixes? I think the current shed roof was erected over a weekend when it was put up.

The away end could be completey cleared of rubble, move down the top partition hoarding to go behind the last row of seats to box it in a little. Purchase or hire long term at least 10-15 more portable toilets for the ground and put a damn roof on both sides of the stand. All of these things can be removed if they ever decided to invest properly. Then do something to the awful eye sore that is behind the goal in the town end. Puddle. Not even going there. Deep clean the stand and install better sound and lighting over the ground. Improve the toilets in the stand beside the merchandise shop.

Of course nothing of the sort will be done.


Our previous owners had the club for 5 years and in that time didn't;
Fix the puddle
Clean up the away end
Fix the wonky seats in the stand
Put in extra toilets
Put a lick of paint near the place
And only put in a new sound system on the last game of last season.

And now people are complaining that the new owners haven't got all that done in their first week? Seriously.

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Re: Official Takeover Thread

Postby mike » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:52 pm

Plus the re-introduction of bickies at half time in the snack shop in the enda mcguill lounge !

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Re: Official Takeover Thread

Postby Johnnybegood33 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:04 pm

I think at this stage it is , get the Wellies out & duffle coat ,hat, gloves , and scarf .

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Re: Official Takeover Thread

Postby White Horse » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:14 pm

Dundalk10 wrote:Our previous owners had the club for 5 years and in that time didn't;
Fix the puddle
Clean up the away end
Fix the wonky seats in the stand
Put in extra toilets
Put a lick of paint near the place
And only put in a new sound system on the last game of last season.

And now people are complaining that the new owners haven't got all that done in their first week? Seriously.


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Re: Official Takeover Thread

Postby cooney » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:19 pm

All joking aside, gonna sound like a broken record but for the love of God sort out the puddle behind the town goals it’s embarrassing another pair of shoes destroyed walking in the mud to avoid the water

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Re: Official Takeover Thread

Postby colymull » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:43 pm

The infamous puddle was today probably as bad as its ever been. It's embarrassing at this stage, how much is a bag of gravel?? Not much I'd guess!
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Re: Official Takeover Thread

Postby Louth4sam » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:23 pm

colymull wrote:The infamous puddle was today probably as bad as its ever been. It's embarrassing at this stage, how much is a bag of gravel?? Not much I'd guess!


A bag or two of sand would be a stop gap. It's actually embarrassing bringing non regulars to games
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Re: Official Takeover Thread

Postby Johnnybegood33 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:38 pm

Yes , just tarmac that area , start on Monday .

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Re: Official Takeover Thread

Postby seand » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:35 am

Must be the only ground in the country with a big section of grass banking still in the ground. The fooking state of the place. . It goes without saying that the ground will not be turned into the noucamp over night but 10 grand and a fortnight's work would do an awful lot of good

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Re: Official Takeover Thread

Postby condor » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:49 am

Cork fans posting pics of a dead mouse on a seat in the away end, seats were filthy too.

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Re: Official Takeover Thread

Postby El Paso » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:16 am

condor wrote:Cork fans posting pics of a dead mouse on a seat in the away end, seats were filthy too.


Fúck 'em - they rent a pitch. The Munster FA / FAI paid for their away section to be covered. That's it - facilities are no better than Oriel for away fans otherwise. Open air urinal and a chemical loo. Access point buried in a housing estate etc

The away section should be bottom of the list of things to improve.


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