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« Reply #6125 on: January 26, 2020, 10:20:33 AM »
As far as I can tell, he’s never attempted to run the club. I personally don’t think he’s done much wrong. He said we would need to be self sufficient and the club has. He’s not stopped the club spending the clubs own money.

Maybe some bad decisions with senior figures but you can understand why he made them at the time.

Agree with this. GL hasn’t done anything wrong and has actually kept his promises!

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« Reply #6126 on: January 26, 2020, 10:50:22 AM »
Agree with this. GL hasn’t done anything wrong and has actually kept his promises!

A man of his word.

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« Reply #6127 on: January 26, 2020, 12:09:45 PM »
Anyone know why they are looking for £70 million investment before end of season?






This is a strange one. Been reported twice now. Does it mean he’s looking to sell for 70 million or is he giving up half of his stake? Either way hopefully his tenure is coming to an end and we’ll get someone who at least wants to watch the team he owns. The Chinese have been a disappointment and all this can’t get money out of the country I am really not sure what to make of it all

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« Reply #6128 on: February 22, 2020, 11:22:00 AM »
Not getting much praise is he? It’s quite unfair.

Anyway, what do you think of this?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/832788543495740/permalink/2689079471199962

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« Reply #6129 on: February 22, 2020, 11:40:13 AM »
Not getting much praise is he? It’s quite unfair.

Anyway, what do you think of this?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/832788543495740/permalink/2689079471199962

Interesting video, my first thoughts were "Conspiracy Theory", but as I watched I began to realise that China would stop at nothing to have influence and control over the region, by seducing the population with "gifts". But is it now too late to halt their march or will it benefit us all in the long run?

Personally, I'm not happy to have a foreign entity having so much sway over us as it's taken 40 odd years to get rid of the last lot.
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« Reply #6130 on: February 22, 2020, 01:36:18 PM »
That is a load of rubbish, I do have little doubt that China will be the superpower in 30 years time, if you look at the speed they build rail lines they would see HS2 /3 as a sidings
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« Reply #6131 on: February 22, 2020, 02:23:13 PM »
That is a load of rubbish, I do have little doubt that China will be the superpower in 30 years time, if you look at the speed they build rail lines they would see HS2 /3 as a sidings
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« Reply #6132 on: February 22, 2020, 02:57:59 PM »
Not getting much praise is he? It’s quite unfair.

Anyway, what do you think of this?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/832788543495740/permalink/2689079471199962

Stories have been around for a long time and have been posted on here, theres a Professorof Eurasian Sport who discusses it at times

https://twitter.com/Prof_Chadwick/status/1118140607338352641
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« Reply #6133 on: February 22, 2020, 03:09:28 PM »
That is a load of rubbish, I do have little doubt that China will be the superpower in 30 years time, if you look at the speed they build rail lines they would see HS2 /3 as a sidings
Montgomery of Alamein thought so too.

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« Reply #6134 on: March 10, 2020, 06:56:03 PM »
Interestingly the owner of Southampton FC, a certain Gao Ji Sheng, is seeking to offload his 80% share in the club (Sunday Times 8th March).  This would seem to contradict the claims of the above clip: https://www.facebook.com/groups/832788543495740/permalink/2689079471199962

He's allegedly seeking £250M for 80% Southampton (equiv £312.5 all in).  This makes you wonder how much Lai currently values The Albion.
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« Reply #6135 on: May 26, 2020, 07:00:39 AM »
Interestingly the owner of Southampton FC, a certain Gao Ji Sheng, is seeking to offload his 80% share in the club (Sunday Times 8th March).  This would seem to contradict the claims of the above clip: https://www.facebook.com/groups/832788543495740/permalink/2689079471199962

He's allegedly seeking £250M for 80% Southampton (equiv £312.5 all in).  This makes you wonder how much Lai currently values The Albion.

Thought I'd open up this topic about the speculation about Lai and a possible sale to of all people Mike Ashley.

And lo and behold the above post is very relevant to the debate that has broken out on the Covid-19 thread

To update it has been reported that the asking price has been dropped by £50m as the pandemic has worsened.

So this speaks to a couple of themes. That the Chinese and in particular Lai won't sell at a loss because of the loss of face. Yes he will because he is a  businessman and if there is no realistic route back to the £200m valuation then take a loss and move on.

My view is that if Ashley were to be interested in a club it would be one of sufficient stature that it could tick over at a mid Premier level without him investing anything other than the initial purchase price, and he then could extract whatever value he could for Sports Direct.

I honestly think we aren't quite big enough the relegation risk is a little too high. Then I thought Southampton they would be ideal. He needs to pick them up for no more than £100m for the trick to work so although the current ownership is frantically looking for the exit the valuation is still too high but watch this space.
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« Reply #6136 on: May 26, 2020, 04:19:48 PM »
Can we keep to discussing Guochuan Lai in this thread please. Non GL posts will be removed.
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