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    David Duff

    Interesting Pod cast on Spotify on Andy Baker and David Duff.Uk true crime episode 147,the cornerman. needs correcting tho 😂


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    I might be wrong but my understanding was that Duff and Gray bought Hibs for £750k with money borrowed from David Rowland then issued shares which raised £1.5 m which was all paid to Rowland giving him 100% return on his investment.
    So effectively we (I was a shareholder) bought the club on their behalf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Hart RIP View Post
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    I might be wrong but my understanding was that Duff and Gray bought Hibs for £750k with money borrowed from David Rowland then issued shares which raised £1.5 m which was all paid to Rowland giving him 100% return on his investment.
    So effectively we (I was a shareholder) bought the club on their behalf.
    I donít think it was anywhere near £750k. But youíre right re borrowing the cash from that weasel but he also got a significant batch of shares following the floatation that he agreed to sell to FTB that instigated the doomed takeover attempt.

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    Duff, Gray & Rowland, was a terrible episode in our proud history. Balloons
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy Foghorn View Post
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    Duff, Gray & Rowland, was a terrible episode in our proud history. Balloons
    Duff and Gray were naive and were conned by Rowland. He took them for a ride.

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    Duff and Gray were naive and were conned by Rowland. He took them for a ride.
    Just finished Cut Throat, a book about Roddy McLean (Bostons second hand shop Leith) jailed for 32 years for his part in a drug smuggling deal offshore in which a customs officer lost his life, he had dealings with a certain David Rowland too, thankfully no involvement with hibs mentioned 😲

    Ps - Great read, if anyone wants the book pm me 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSK View Post
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    Just finished Cut Throat, a book about Roddy McLean (Bostons second hand shop Leith) jailed for 32 years for his part in a drug smuggling deal offshore in which a customs officer lost his life, he had dealings with a certain David Rowland too, thankfully no involvement with hibs mentioned 😲

    Ps - Great read, if anyone wants the book pm me 👍
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSK View Post
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    Just finished Cut Throat, a book about Roddy McLean (Bostons second hand shop Leith) jailed for 32 years for his part in a drug smuggling deal offshore in which a customs officer lost his life, he had dealings with a certain David Rowland too, thankfully no involvement with hibs mentioned 😲

    Ps - Great read, if anyone wants the book pm me 👍
    Where did you get the book from mate? Would like to get a copy if possible 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSK View Post
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    Just finished Cut Throat, a book about Roddy McLean (Bostons second hand shop Leith) jailed for 32 years for his part in a drug smuggling deal offshore in which a customs officer lost his life, he had dealings with a certain David Rowland too, thankfully no involvement with hibs mentioned 😲

    Ps - Great read, if anyone wants the book pm me 👍
    Found it 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy Foghorn View Post
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    Duff, Gray & Rowland, was a terrible episode in our proud history. Balloons
    If I remember correctly, one of them, Duff maybe? refused to sell his share (possibly to Mercer) and as a result we just avoided takeover? It would be great if somebody could confirm what really happened. But on the whole the Rowland, Duff and Gray years were as dodgy as a Boris Johnson promise.

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    Sheila Rowland also refused to sell her shares as she knew what her lowlife husband was all about

    I am sure Duff Gray and Munro also said no

    James and Rowland voted for the takeover

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    I've posted this before. There's some good reading here.

    https://thehiblog.wordpress.com/hibl...ummer-of-1990/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    I've posted this before. There's some good reading here.

    https://thehiblog.wordpress.com/hibl...ummer-of-1990/
    Thatís a cracking share.
    All of the above is 'IMO'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    I've posted this before. There's some good reading here.

    https://thehiblog.wordpress.com/hibl...ummer-of-1990/
    Iíve never seen that before - thanks for the link. It reads like the press and any other commentators apart from Hibs fans thought it was a good idea. Mental.

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