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Journalist Alan Nixon is claiming that 777 Partners have been snubbed in their attempts to bring wealthy pair Andy Bell and George Downing into their Everton takeover move.

The journalist says on his Patreon account under the headline "Everton bidders turned down by wealthy fan pair" that Bell and Downing have provided around £80 million in construction loans for the new Everton Stadium at  Bramley-Moore Dock.

Forbes have also decided to repeat the claim made last September by one of their journalists, Mike Ozanian, as posted on Twitter: I asked an owner of one of the most valuable soccer teams in the world about this deal and he said, "I literally heard the money coming from Columbia drug money."

Quotes sourced from ReluctantNicko on Patreon [£]

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Jack Convery
1 Posted 27/11/2023 at 14:36:32
Oh dear. Murkier and Murkier. Who killed the black cat, told a single Magpie to sod off, walked under a ladder and any other act to result in this mess we are in?
John Raftery
2 Posted 27/11/2023 at 14:41:06
From Russia… to Colombia. What next?
Jay Harris
3 Posted 27/11/2023 at 16:24:37
It's a pity about Andy Bell and George Downing. I had high hopes that they would be part of the new board if only to control the 777 mob.

I don't suppose anyone knows where the money is coming from these days with so much of it needing to be laundered and finding a very suitable industry like the corrupt Premier League as a vehicle.

All I am looking for is a boots-on-the-ground capable management at the club which will be a big improvement on dumber and the egotist (may his soul rest in peace).

Tony Everan
4 Posted 27/11/2023 at 16:46:55
Sounds like they are struggling to raise the finance, maybe it has become more acute with the downgrades to the re-insurance arm and big debt pressures at the likes of Genoa.

They have found a way previously to get what they want which shows a tenacity about how they operate, so I wouldn't rule out them finding a way to get it over the line somehow. It certainly feels like it's out of the frying pan and into the fire with this takeover.

Colin Glassar
5 Posted 27/11/2023 at 19:18:57
We'll probably end up being owned by North Korea.

RIP, Terry Venables btw. Best English (national) manager alongside Sir Bobby Robson in my lifetime.

Brian Harrison
6 Posted 27/11/2023 at 19:29:49

I know you have repeatedly criticized Paul the Esk when he has openly criticized the possible takeover of Everton, suggesting he has no solid evidence to his claims of their unsuitability to own Everton.

Yet you now produce a post where you quote Mike Ozanian saying he has heard from an owner of one of the most valuable teams in world football, suggesting the 777 money to purchase Everton is Columbian drug money.

So are you now starting to believe some of these claims or are you just putting these comments out there as a discussion point?

Dale Self
7 Posted 27/11/2023 at 19:53:40
Uh oh. Now you’ve done it.
Tony Abrahams
8 Posted 27/11/2023 at 19:55:29
Good news at last, because although I’ve been criticizing 777 for not paying their bills, I didn’t realize there money was coming from a source that is whiter than white.
Michael Kenrick
9 Posted 27/11/2023 at 21:18:01

Mostly the latter, distillation of what passes for news and scuttlebutt – oops, that may be a latent Americanism, if so apologies... although it is a particularly splendid word! – that may be of passing interest to fellow Evertonians.

I don't recall seeing this Columbia money quote back in September, and was puzzled it resurfaced today, 2 months later, for no apparent reason and with seemingly no greater degree of veracity behind it.

I mean, for me it's on the same bullshit level as "A very big club Chairman once told me they always ask themselves what Everton would do?" Do these journos have any integrity?

Dale Self
10 Posted 27/11/2023 at 22:36:08
Yeah but that is Forbes, man. I take it that the old money types don't like how he came up. Maybe it is new tech jealousy but Forbes is not who you want betting against your deal.
Dale Self
11 Posted 27/11/2023 at 23:09:46
He isn’t new tech money so that’s off but it doesn’t seem like he is getting any respect from the capital community.
John Pickles
12 Posted 28/11/2023 at 00:10:35
Andy Bell and George Downing? What's happened to Vince Clark? :)

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