Green, Vibrac and Everton
A recycled story of the questions raised by an Everton supporting MP to Greg Clarke the FA Chairman in October, to the Culture, Media and Sport select committee inquiry.
Ed Aarons of the Guardian doesn't add anything to the story of Vibrac, Everton and offshore funding for English football clubs, as far as many Evertonians are concerned, but it is a comprehensive piece with several links to other sources which some Evertonians may find interesting.
» Read the full article at The Guardian
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1 Posted 29/12/2016 at 10:46:02
I had hoped that Everton were free from the funneling of Premier League money to Philip Green via the Virigin Islands when Moshiri came in... apparently not.
2 Posted 29/12/2016 at 11:02:55
Seems odd... we should have drawn that money down long after Moshiri came in, and the signing off of the loan, as the piece suggests, is a bit of a farce.
Ah well, we know that the money behind most football clubs doesn't come from collecting tins and Moshiri is doing the right thing so far, or looks as though he is.
3 Posted 29/12/2016 at 12:29:18
Why do we have the headline news that Moshiri has made us debt free with an £80 million interest free loan, and then in this report it states the club took out another loan at the end of August this year?
And more. That this was “A multi-million pound loan taken out by Everton Football Club and signed off by an ex-Riverdance dancer and his sister, who is an office worker at a BMW dealership in Sligo,” commented @watchedtoffee on Everton Viral “Unbelievable isn't it?”
Let's see what player recruitment looks like come the end of January and let's see the first spade in the ground at Bramley-Moore Dock. Maybe then we can start believing in Moshiri's 'vision' (not that he has shared it with us as yet...).
4 Posted 29/12/2016 at 12:45:46
5 Posted 29/12/2016 at 12:51:57
6 Posted 29/12/2016 at 13:00:35
"It described the complicated process that saw Kenwright's consortium, True Blue Holdings, purchase a majority shareholding that year thanks to a substantial loan from BCR Sports – a family investment set up by Earl, the founder of Planet Hollywood and a long-term friend and business associate of Green."
TBH was funded primarily by Gregg in their purchase of shares in 1999, BCR bought out Gregg's shares (allegedly) in 2006.
7 Posted 29/12/2016 at 13:08:17
8 Posted 29/12/2016 at 13:17:22
9 Posted 29/12/2016 at 13:22:16
10 Posted 29/12/2016 at 13:57:23
Stevie Wonder at night time can tell we need two new goalkeepers but I don't expect anything much to happen in the January window.
Even the supposed interest in Lookman could well be using EFC as the usual transfer stalking horse.
11 Posted 29/12/2016 at 14:24:18
The Guardian has published that on 26 August 2016, post Moshiri in other words, Everton took yet another loan from a company now employing the very same sole director, a recently retired dancer, first borrowed from by Blue Bill.
The last sentence in the article is:
"A multi-million pound loan has been taken out by Everton Football Club and has been signed off by an ex-Riverdance dancer and his sister, who is an office worker in a BMW dealership in Sligo. Unbelievable isn't it?"
To me "Yes" is the perfectly reasonable answer. Question to be asked at the AGM perhaps?
12 Posted 29/12/2016 at 14:32:46
If so, wouldn't that mean that loan would now be dead and irrelevant?
13 Posted 29/12/2016 at 15:19:59
You did ask ...
14 Posted 29/12/2016 at 17:25:42
"He's a total genius when it comes to money. He's like Mozart is to music".
That'll be Micky Mozart I assume, snide supplier of double headed condoms so you can fuck someone twice at the same time. After all, only a total berk could be so wrong about Green AND Martinez couldn't they?
15 Posted 29/12/2016 at 17:48:46
16 Posted 29/12/2016 at 17:52:29
17 Posted 29/12/2016 at 18:08:13
18 Posted 29/12/2016 at 18:12:05
19 Posted 29/12/2016 at 20:12:02
20 Posted 29/12/2016 at 20:24:38
21 Posted 29/12/2016 at 20:26:55
I'd be even more delighted if Billy Boy was buried in the footings of the new stadium, dead or alive!!!!
22 Posted 29/12/2016 at 20:27:58
23 Posted 29/12/2016 at 20:35:17
24 Posted 29/12/2016 at 20:36:08
More like Shelob and Gollum surely.
25 Posted 29/12/2016 at 20:57:23
To those that supported their business model and defended those named above, and there were many, I can't argue with any of it. It was brilliant.
26 Posted 30/12/2016 at 00:08:58
27 Posted 30/12/2016 at 05:11:11
But when you have Blue Bill and Elstone still running the show despite Moshiri investing so much it's not really that much of a shock.
Only a madman could compare Green and Mozart... a minted madman these days but still a 100% tosser.
28 Posted 30/12/2016 at 08:22:20
29 Posted 30/12/2016 at 15:21:42
Or the lie hid in plain sight???
30 Posted 30/12/2016 at 15:48:41
Last time it was brushed off by Elstone. It will be interesting to see if anything changes in the way it is dealt with this time.
A useful way to gauge the new regime perhaps?
31 Posted 02/01/2017 at 10:27:33
33 Posted 09/01/2017 at 05:44:27
I thought the £80M pound loan only happened recently, as in AFTER 26th August ?