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by tomoufc
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Bolton
Replies: 25
Views: 5885

Re: Bolton

According to Wiki, Bury FC owns the ground. If true, then I expect they'll be forced to sell it.

There's many lessons here, but one of them is to make a fuss about your club plunging further and further into debt. One day, taking on that debt will prove too much for any prospective owner.
by tomoufc
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Ched Evans
Replies: 36
Views: 9896

Re: Ched Evans

Thank goodness for that: https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/latest-blades-news/sheffield-united-striker-ched-evans-joins-fleetwood-town-488612?fbclid=IwAR3pucpViLnxMtgu8dsIkBjdLOMbHojVqrT_tvLWW5hfZgvkmm8VKbtivxY Indeed, although I feel for FT, its staff and supporters. I've j...
by tomoufc
Tue May 07, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: OUFC's weirdest ever tweet
Replies: 7
Views: 4326

Re: OUFC's weirdest ever tweet

https://twitter.com/OUFCOfficial/status/1125707255750561793 "This weekend saw the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand. The staff and players at Oxford United stand in unity & reverence with our chairman Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth and the people of Thailand to mark this event. Long liv...
by tomoufc
Tue May 07, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: OUFC's weirdest ever tweet
Replies: 7
Views: 4326

OUFC's weirdest ever tweet

https://twitter.com/OUFCOfficial/status/1125707255750561793 "This weekend saw the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand. The staff and players at Oxford United stand in unity & reverence with our chairman Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth and the people of Thailand to mark this event. Long live...
by tomoufc
Wed May 01, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: You're winding me up!
Replies: 66
Views: 36735

Re: You're winding me up!

I am genuinely excited by this but not getting carried away until the man himself makes a formal statement........ Perhaps those dark days of trips to Droylesden, St. Albans, Grays, Hayes & Yeading etc. might just have been worth it after all. Where was I when we were sh*t, see the aforementioned! ...
by tomoufc
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: WhyCom-plain
Replies: 13
Views: 5680

Re: WhyCom-plain

...for now we need to establish ourselves as a solid 3rd division side. Even if we were to 'risk' going up, under our current circumstances I fear it would be a nightmare season in the 2nd. For a stronger and more sustainable push for promotion, we need a much more solid financial base than current...
by tomoufc
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Tiger's Visit
Replies: 27
Views: 9460

Re: Tiger's Visit

I remember the song well: "Eales's money to buy the players we need ... Oxford United - we're on our way back". So, did he actually give the club any money or did he simply finance some short-term success that subsequent owners would need to find the money for?
by tomoufc
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Tiger's Visit
Replies: 27
Views: 9460

Re: Tiger's Visit

Perhaps also worrying is that in the year to June 2018 the club lost £2million, a year when Johnson and Lundstram were reportedly sold for some £3.5million (before sell-ons to their previous clubs). There is less detail in the accounts this year so it's hard to work out how we lost so much. How doe...
by tomoufc
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Tiger's Visit
Replies: 27
Views: 9460

Re: Tiger's Visit

I've just heard from a member of staff at the club, that they haven't been paid today, as they were supposed to be. Apparently this has happened once before, when the last day of the month also fell on a weekend. On that occasion a manual payment was processsed and they were paid later in the day. ...
by tomoufc
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: What a let down
Replies: 30
Views: 12773

Re: What a let down

I'm not sure why fans get wound up by what a manager says or doesn't say - it seems to me that there hasn't been a manager, save Mapp (except the very start of his time with us) when manager comments haven't wound the fans up. Just ignore it. It's like player interviews - 90% of the time it's like t...
by tomoufc
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 37
Views: 16717

Re: Which would you choose?

. The debt is that of the club, not of the shareholders. That's why companies are called limited. It means limited liability of the shareholders to the amount they have invested in the shares. The fact that someone bought a majority shareholding from the previous majority shareholder has nothing to...
by tomoufc
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 37
Views: 16717

Re: Which would you choose?

The current winding-up petition relates to a previous owner's debts to the stadium company, which themselves resulted from the compounding of inherited debt. . The debt is that of the club, not of the shareholders. That's why companies are called limited. It means limited liability of the sharehold...
by tomoufc
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 37
Views: 16717

Re: Which would you choose?

It does also make it a lot more certain that Tiger's plans involve some sort of stadium and land deal. As someone else said, the club does seem to be doing well supporting the U-23s and U-18s teams, we are signing players like Sykes with potential to sell on, which you wouldn't necessarily bother w...
by tomoufc
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Boycott the Blackpool match?
Replies: 2
Views: 3381

Re: Boycott the Blackpool match?

Food for thought. Thanks.
by tomoufc
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Boycott the Blackpool match?
Replies: 2
Views: 3381

Boycott the Blackpool match?

It looks like ticket revenues from this fixture will go to the soon-to-be former owners, and the fans' group is maintaining their boycott of home matches on Saturday for that reason. I was considering going to this, but I'm minded not too: fans need to stick together when it comes to taking on unscr...