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niall_hearty2000 wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:58 pm Let's all call a spade a spade here. Realistically from day one we all knew ajnscough didn't have the financial clout on his own to own this club and move it forward. So why did he invest? Why did the previous ownership sell the club to him.
Because the previous owners wanted out ,and there wasn't many lining up to takeover. Ainacough was probaly confident he'd get a few investors on board, which he did at the beginning. There was big depts to pay off when Ainscough took over added in with a new pitch being needed for 2025 and new floodlights. That is a lot of money spent before going near the playing Squad. Not many investors would want that hassle
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niall_hearty2000 wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:58 pm Let's all call a spade a spade here. Realistically from day one we all knew ajnscough didn't have the financial clout on his own to own this club and move it forward. So why did he invest? Why did the previous ownership sell the club to him.
Local owners pissed a few million which Peak6 left in the bank against the wind, gave jobs to mates and didnt get a big return so looked for a fool to sell on to. BA was that fool, who has come in, expecting to find US investment which for some reason doesnt seem to have developed. One of the best things that could happen is that BA gets on the phone to US investors or multi club groups to beg for them to come in and rescue us.
If we are not in financial trouble the man needs to come out and let us know, either by naming his big backer(s) or by presenting accounts. It seems he has bitten of more than he can chew.
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These off field issues have been a feature of every owner since the club was saved from extinction over a decade ago. European money and winning on the field papered over a setup that is otherwise in ruins. Not one owner since then has come out looking well
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Is that a case of every other owner having to clear up the previous regimes mess?
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niall_hearty2000 wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:29 pm Is that a case of every other owner having to clear up the previous regimes mess?
Kinda like any new leader they’ll promise to be better than the one gone before them but ye essentially the club was never professionalised
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Pepsi wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 6:48 pm
niall_hearty2000 wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:58 pm Let's all call a spade a spade here. Realistically from day one we all knew ajnscough didn't have the financial clout on his own to own this club and move it forward. So why did he invest? Why did the previous ownership sell the club to him.
Local owners pissed a few million which Peak6 left in the bank against the wind, gave jobs to mates and didnt get a big return so looked for a fool to sell on to. BA was that fool, who has come in, expecting to find US investment which for some reason doesnt seem to have developed. One of the best things that could happen is that BA gets on the phone to US investors or multi club groups to beg for them to come in and rescue us.
If we are not in financial trouble the man needs to come out and let us know, either by naming his big backer(s) or by presenting accounts. It seems he has bitten of more than he can chew.
Peak6 pissed a few million which the previous owners left in the bank against the wind. Gave jobs to elderly relatives and didn't get a big return so looked for a fool to sell on to....

Peak6's job was the easiest in the world. Just maintain the status quo. They blew it, no matter what kind of spin you try and put on things. They also left the club in a jocker with debts built up. That money that Peak6 left didn't come close to covering debts no matter what you say and a lot of stuff came out of the woodwork since. My source is impeccable on this. Your buddies in Peak6 have lied to you.
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niall_hearty2000 wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:29 pm Is that a case of every other owner having to clear up the previous regimes mess?
This in a nutshell. Even if Ainscough doesn't have the money or backing, he looks to be trying to do the right thing, the things that should have been done when we actually had money. If he does leave after a couple of years and even if we are in the first division, off the field we will be in a far stronger position to grow as a club.

Three key items needed to be addressed ASAP and that's the Floodlights, the Pitch and the YDC. All three are being looked at right now.
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Did BA do any due dilligence when buying the club,why did he buy a club with such financial troubles and not have the ability to deal with them. What were the previous owners at selling the club to this tourist who doesn't have the intelligence experience or money to run a football club of our level. Were now in a situation where we're selling our best player of the last two seasons for max 37.5k,how much does BA value staying in the premier division. If we don't win our playoff were stuck in the first division, a horrible nasty division to get back out of.8th is a far off distant dream at this stage. Just to touch on BAs CV with Dundalk since taking over. Sold a club legend for pennys, appointed a geriatric who couldn't tell what day of the week it was as our manager, just this window we've lost our two best defenders (part of the parcel with loans but isn't Bradshaw on loan somewhere again?) with a relegation 6 pointer upcoming and slim chance of a cup run with it beginning in Hunky Dory Park. Apologies for venting but I'd love to be optimistic about where we're heading but i'm not delusional. How is every owner worse than the last?
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dundog21 wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 10:53 am Did BA do any due dilligence when buying the club,why did he buy a club with such financial troubles and not have the ability to deal with them. What were the previous owners at selling the club to this tourist who doesn't have the intelligence experience or money to run a football club of our level. Were now in a situation where we're selling our best player of the last two seasons for max 37.5k,how much does BA value staying in the premier division. If we don't win our playoff were stuck in the first division, a horrible nasty division to get back out of.8th is a far off distant dream at this stage. Just to touch on BAs CV with Dundalk since taking over. Sold a club legend for pennys, appointed a geriatric who couldn't tell what day of the week it was as our manager, just this window we've lost our two best defenders (part of the parcel with loans but isn't Bradshaw on loan somewhere again?) with a relegation 6 pointer upcoming and slim chance of a cup run with it beginning in Hunky Dory Park. Apologies for venting but I'd love to be optimistic about where we're heading but i'm not delusional. How is every owner worse than the last?
Everything you say is correct except for the disgusting way you mention Noel King's illness. You need to take a good look at yourself there. Let yourself down badly there.
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dundog21 wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 10:53 am Did BA do any due dilligence when buying the club,why did he buy a club with such financial troubles and not have the ability to deal with them.
He did do due diligence and found that the club had next to no professional accounts. Says a lot about the previous owners. As for having the money to deal with issues ... time for fans to become realistic ... 2-2.5k fans on average ... we are where we deserve to be.
dundog21 wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 10:53 am What were the previous owners at selling the club to this tourist who doesn't have the intelligence experience or money to run a football club of our level.
The man has run much bigger operations in the States. If you can do it better .... give Oriel a call and step up. I am sure he would take you on as an investor or sell to you if you can do it better.
dundog21 wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 10:53 am Just to touch on BAs CV with Dundalk since taking over. Sold a club legend for pennys, appointed a geriatric who couldn't tell what day of the week it was as our manager, just this window we've lost our two best defenders (part of the parcel with loans but isn't Bradshaw on loan somewhere again?) with a relegation 6 pointer upcoming and slim chance of a cup run with it beginning in Hunky Dory Park. Apologies for venting but I'd love to be optimistic about where we're heading but i'm not delusional. How is every owner worse than the last?
Club legend was gone before he came in, deal was done and all but signed. PH was not signing back for DFC, clear as day why.
Rest in that paragraph says a lot about yourself as a person.

All in all, fans need to become realistic. Players dont want to come to Dundalk ... small town, not the nicest and then playing against an average 2-2.5K every week knowing you will get slated if you do not perform to the high standards of one of the smallest crowds in the LOI PD.
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Thought for the day.

How has it got to the point where I have been deluded into not realising I'm delusional?
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Pike confirmed as signed
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Get Conor Sammon next. It would be another good catch.
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If we can get Paton in next I'd be a bit more at ease with the defense. Obviously you've the problem of having to gel the back four from scratch but at least you'll have players playing in their natural position.
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Pepsi wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 12:26 pm
dundog21 wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 10:53 am Did BA do any due dilligence when buying the club,why did he buy a club with such financial troubles and not have the ability to deal with them.
He did do due diligence and found that the club had next to no professional accounts. Says a lot about the previous owners. As for having the money to deal with issues ... time for fans to become realistic ... 2-2.5k fans on average ... we are where we deserve to be.
dundog21 wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 10:53 am What were the previous owners at selling the club to this tourist who doesn't have the intelligence experience or money to run a football club of our level.
The man has run much bigger operations in the States. If you can do it better .... give Oriel a call and step up. I am sure he would take you on as an investor or sell to you if you can do it better.
dundog21 wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 10:53 am Just to touch on BAs CV with Dundalk since taking over. Sold a club legend for pennys, appointed a geriatric who couldn't tell what day of the week it was as our manager, just this window we've lost our two best defenders (part of the parcel with loans but isn't Bradshaw on loan somewhere again?) with a relegation 6 pointer upcoming and slim chance of a cup run with it beginning in Hunky Dory Park. Apologies for venting but I'd love to be optimistic about where we're heading but i'm not delusional. How is every owner worse than the last?
Club legend was gone before he came in, deal was done and all but signed. PH was not signing back for DFC, clear as day why.
Rest in that paragraph says a lot about yourself as a person.

All in all, fans need to become realistic. Players dont want to come to Dundalk ... small town, not the nicest and then playing against an average 2-2.5K every week knowing you will get slated if you do not perform to the high standards of one of the smallest crowds in the LOI PD.
Not the nicest town…I beg to differ, players won’t come here because of the pitch, it an injury prone surface and needs gone asap. Fans stay away because the ground has the worst facilities in the league even the new disabled viewing point dosnt get used when it’s raining. Hopefully these are priorities be it in the prem or first division.
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