Spurs braced for American takeover bid - updated

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But hasn't the management of NUFC been a bit erratic? I'm satisfied that we are a well-run club even if it's just in comparison or contrast to clubs like Newcastle.
Yes it has and I'm saying their capacity makes no difference and it won't make any difference to us either.

I'm not satisfied with just be a well run club that wins one trophy in 14 years, I think we can do better than that.
 

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Everybody seems to talk as if this new stadium is the key to everything. Newcastle have got a 52,000 capacity, I haven't seen them do a goddamn thing, besides if we move away from our current model and start paying massive transfer fees for every player, than that is an admission that our current model doesn't work.
Because they are in Newcastle. Tickets especially corporate are a lot cheaper than in London. The Emirates makes more from it's 9k corporate than the whole of Highbury did.
 

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Because they are in Newcastle. Tickets especially corporate are a lot cheaper than in London. The Emirates makes more from it's 9k corporate than the whole of Highbury did.
What I said still stands our model does not depend on paying for large transfer fees for players. Also are fans going to be happy with a big hike in ticket prices or a large corporate section for the prawn sandwich brigade?
 

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Yes it has and I'm saying their capacity makes no difference and it won't make any difference to us either.

I'm not satisfied with just be a well run club that wins one trophy in 14 years, I think we can do better than that.
They have a bigger stadium and are poorly run.

We have a smaller stadium and are run very well. Plus we have some bloody high ticket prices. Imagine that with a bigger stadium? Do you think Man Utd could pay the wages they do without the stadium they have?
 

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ENIC have not invested their own money into the club...
That's a rather peculiar comment. Of course the 'English National Investment Company' (ENIC) has invested its money in the club: they bought it. Their intention in buying it was to raise its value and eventually sell it at a profit. That's a definition of 'investment'.

It's what they do. As their name suggests.
 

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One day after the club deny any takeover process this shows up? Is it a case of our increased US activity (Under Armour, US tours etc) leading to journo's putting 2 and 2 together to get 5?
 

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http://talksport.com/football/exclusive-sugar-laughs-tottenham-ps1billion-sale-reports-140911113275

Alan Sugar had no more difficulty than I did in seeing immediately that this article has been entirely cooked up. Even if it turns out that Cain Hoy are interested in buying THFC, which I doubt, the article is obviously concocted bullshit. It's virtually a compendium of innuendo and non sequiturs, masquerading as analysis and reportage.

I'm amazed that no one else seems to be reading it closely and critically enough and that all the comments here (in two threads) take it at face value.
 

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http://talksport.com/football/exclusive-sugar-laughs-tottenham-ps1billion-sale-reports-140911113275

Alan Sugar had no more difficulty than I did in seeing immediately that this article has been entirely cooked up. Even if it turns out that Cain Hoy are interested in buying THFC, which I doubt, the article is obviously concocted bullshit. It's virtually a compendium of innuendo and non sequiturs, masquerading as analysis and reportage.

I'm amazed that no one else seems to be reading it closely and critically enough and that all the comments here (in two threads) take it at face value.
That's just the news in general. The masses blindly follow whatever they're told without question.
 
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They have a bigger stadium and are poorly run.

We have a smaller stadium and are run very well. Plus we have some bloody high ticket prices. Imagine that with a bigger stadium? Do you think Man Utd could pay the wages they do without the stadium they have?
And it's going to be a good thing if we have even higher ticket prices?
 

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#34
I'd much rather an American investment that an Arabs play thing.

There is no use fighting this. We will just plod along unless we don't roll with the big boys. If you don't like it you're best supporting a lower league club where it doesn't matter.
You are right that it needs the extra investment to compete with the elite at present, but I don't think there is anything wrong with not wanting your club to lose its soul and become a money laundering operation and ego trip for some financier. I am certainly one of those people and I will support Spurs wherever we are until I curl my toes up. Going somewhere else is not an option.
 

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#35
This would explain

1. The lack of transfer investment since we qualified for the Champs League
2. Replacing an older manager with a young one.
3. Cashing in on big profit players like Bale.

The Turkey is being fattened for Christmas.

Expect Joe Lewis to try to make as much money as possible out of this sale...as is his right.


Regular Champions League Football has always been outside of Joe Lewis's desired investment commitment.
 

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It seems like the article holds up to me, and it would make a lot of sense. The timing is perfect with the stadium project in play and the PL becoming a real asset in the US. Even the Jewish names sound right, and I would clearly favour a takeover by an investment group rather than a random billionaire as long as it gets the stadium plans back on track and enables us to compete with the top teams.
There is indeed some smoke. The club has been courting American viewers for the last few years, and IMO that's the reason why Brad Friedel is still with us. And with American interest in Spurs and the EPL in general, it's not hard to see some money people may want to make a play. But we have to be careful that they put money into signing new players and not mortgage the club as in Man U.
 

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#40
were there not rumors involving guggenheim in the recent past? or am I just inventing that? edit -- it was AEG, who were the target of an aborted takeover by Guggenheim
 
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