My other favorite blues, the Los Angeles Dodgers, will finally be relieved of the burden of owner Frank McCourt.
This is a story of a proud franchise that was brought to near ruin and real bankruptcy by an owner who used the team as a personal checking account while letting the grounds deteriorate and star players leave.
A solid year of fan protest and the intervention of the commissioner of baseball have finally removed the tyrant. Think Kenwright's a bad owner? He's got nothing on Frank McCourt.
UP THE BLUES!
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Steven Sturm, Posted 05/11/2011 at 17:31:19
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1 Posted 05/11/2011 at 19:31:36
I imagine there will be no shortage of bidders for the Dodgers.
The problem at EFC is that there is no one who wants to buy it.
BTW, I used to love going to Dodger stadium in the 90s when Mike Piazza was the main man.
I hope you get the franchise sorted out.
2 Posted 05/11/2011 at 19:42:47
If Everton was publically priced at £50m by Kenwright, there would be no one interested?
3 Posted 05/11/2011 at 22:40:32
Talk sense, if you have to post something at all.
4 Posted 05/11/2011 at 23:38:24
It's all to do with price.
Kenwright has failed the business but wants to make money out of it.
5 Posted 06/11/2011 at 12:51:41
6 Posted 06/11/2011 at 13:16:55
When we hear, officially, that a proper bid for the club has been rejected than you will have something to shout about.
In the meantime it is all hot air.
But just to start you off.
Let's say, for the sake of argument, that the club can be bought fot £150 million.
You can add £80 million of debt on top of that.
Then there is the question of a new ground.
How much? £450 million?
Re-vamp the playing ataff? Say £100 million.
From a standing start, I estimate it would take a fellow to have almost £800 million to drag EFC back to the forefront of English football.
With no guarantee of success.
There are very few people in this world prepared to outlay that kind of dough for a football team,
7 Posted 06/11/2011 at 15:10:16
8 Posted 06/11/2011 at 15:21:26
After a 12-year '24/7' search, not one person has agreed to do this. Shouldn't that tell the useless prick everything?
BK is a curse on this club.
9 Posted 06/11/2011 at 15:39:01
I'd settle for someone with a plan.
Wolves are redeveloping their ground. Not moving to a new £400M stadium.
We have no plan, no vision.
Nothing apart from a cancer in a chair.
Eliminate the cancer and move forward.
10 Posted 06/11/2011 at 16:41:13
11 Posted 06/11/2011 at 16:48:57
12 Posted 06/11/2011 at 22:26:00
13 Posted 07/11/2011 at 05:56:16
Is this Frank McCourt who wrote Angela Ashes? Excuse my french but how the fuck did he get to run a baseball team? They don't play much baseball in Limerick I can tell you.
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