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by Myles Francis
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 15
Views: 189

Re: Which would you choose?

Unfortunately, it does not recognise the practical realities of the cost and infrastructure required to own and run a stadium. And this is why I think the KasStad is a dead duck in terms or providing a sustainable future for OUFC. If someone somehow managed to take control of the stadium, it simply...
by Myles Francis
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 15
Views: 189

Re: Which would you choose?

With respect, Myles, I think that's an argument against reckless unsustainable borrowing rather than owning our own ground! Fair point. I'm just conscious that many clubs who have got into financial difficulty are those who own their own ground as having that asset to draw on allows transient chair...
by Myles Francis
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 15
Views: 189

Re: Which would you choose?

Without Oxford United owning its own stadium, I don't see how we can ever become a sustainable club again. I fundamentally disagree with this. I'm actually now more opposed to the club owning it's own ground than not. The caveat being that the ownership of the stadium should be in the hands of a tr...
by Myles Francis
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 15
Views: 189

Re: Which would you choose?

Not the best of choices, obvs! But, for me, I think it's a case of better the devil you know. One of Kassam's issues has been the lack of corporate memory on the part of the club. He has had a succession of owners come to him making the same (in his eyes) derisory offer for the stadium, failing to u...
by Myles Francis
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Robinson Out
Replies: 45
Views: 5845

Re: Robinson Out

I'm finding it very difficult to see any justification for Robinson keeping his job. Not wishing to be an apologist for what has been a terrible season on the field, I do have a hefty chunk of sympathy for Robinson and the environment he has to work in. He has an absentee chairman, an MD with minim...
by Myles Francis
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Sunderland
Replies: 40
Views: 1968

Re: Sunderland

Dr Bob wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:29 pm
If anybody wants to argue over facts or get more information on facts, please PM me. As Professor of European Economics and Policy it is my job to know more about the EU than all bar a tiny minority of the UK population.
Pah. Experts, what do they know?! :wink:
by Myles Francis
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Sunderland
Replies: 40
Views: 1968

Re: Sunderland

Anyway, onto far more important footballing matters. While enjoying Salut Sunderland's pre-match interview with a random Oxford fan , I can't help wondering why the various RO forum members in the accompanying photo appear to be at the wrong end of Wembley Stadium! Said collective was in a box whic...
by Myles Francis
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 48
Views: 8002

Re: January Transfer Window

Kairdiff Exile wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:45 pm
The failure (so far) of our manager to sign one during his last chance this season to do so is negligent.
I guess the question must then be raised of whether the negligence is on the part of the manager, the owner, or both!
by Myles Francis
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: You're winding me up!
Replies: 36
Views: 6813

Re: You're winding me up!

Concerning language used this morning by Niall M - 'there may be some bumps in the road ahead'. Could mean a number of things but hardly reassuring given recent financial issues........ I think the worst comment, in relation to potential financial difficulties, was “But we will deal with them as we...
by Myles Francis
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Robinson Out
Replies: 45
Views: 5845

Re: Robinson Out

Tiger will do nothing about the mangerial position unfortunately. It was only ten days ago that I thought we could have a run at the play-offs if we had a good Christmas set of results........ Tiger is utterly deluded about our current situation. On Friday (before the Southend result) he was talkin...
by Myles Francis
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: You're winding me up!
Replies: 36
Views: 6813

Re: You're winding me up!

The winding up petition has now been published in the Gazette. Shit just got real.
by Myles Francis
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Just how desperate for a striker are we???
Replies: 19
Views: 6098

Re: Just how desperate for a striker are we???

Roo wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:56 am
He has a goal scoring record of 26 in 160 games,
Before he signed for them down the road, I saw him described as "a striker with more career arrests then career goals..." :lol:
by Myles Francis
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Stadium (again) - fans forum
Replies: 51
Views: 14970

Re: Stadium (again) - fans forum

Hopefully he can pay the taxman....
by Myles Francis
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Oxford Cty
Replies: 308
Views: 64761

Re: Oxford Cty

Eales I supposed could have kept the existing situation as a small earner, but perhaps he decided being paid back the investment was financially better, fairer to City, or he needed a clean break from Oxford. I suspect that it's the latter. The Companies House records show that the ties were severe...
by Myles Francis
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Robinson Out
Replies: 53
Views: 15644

Re: Robinson Out

I suspect Tiger isn't as wealthy as was originally made out. I have absolutely no doubt about that. One of the concerns I have at the moment is the announcement of Zaki Nuseibeh coming on board as a director. It was his firm who loaned Reading $25m whilst Tiger and Co were there, and on his RadOx i...