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    Logged on for the first time in quite a while only to discover this thread disappearing over the horizon with its ar5e on fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Day Soon View Post
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    Logged on for the first time in quite a while only to discover this thread disappearing over the horizon with its ar5e on fire.

    I'm not even going to glance at the Holy Ground...

    Ever thought the two might be related?

    In your absence, Hibs.net is lost and adrift on a sea of poor puns and even poorer bickering.

    Your particular brand of nonsense and inventive Jambo mockery is needed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caversham Green View Post
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    He's not really getting it tight though and it's possible that he met with Ron Gordon. It's pretty much inconceivable that Ron would say what was claimed to high profile supporters of the club even if that was his intention. It's the poster that made the claim and apparently believes it that is (rightly IMO) getting it tight.

    I don't think it's inconceivable at all - he's bought the club and at some point wants to get out having made some money on his investment? I'd be amazed if his plan was anything other than that.
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    I don't think it's inconceivable at all - he's bought the club and at some point wants to get out having made some money on his investment? I'd be amazed if his plan was anything other than that.
    Absolutely agree. He’s seeing Hibs as a chance to make money, there are many different ways to increase the value of his shareholding and I guess that’s what we are all waiting to hear.

    However his plans for our club should stand up to scrutiny, be transparent and above all in the best interests of every supporter.

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    Absolutely agree. He’s seeing Hibs as a chance to make money, there are many different ways to increase the value of his shareholding and I guess that’s what we are all waiting to hear.

    However his plans for our club should stand up to scrutiny, be transparent and above all in the best interests of every supporter.
    If he’s ever making money from hibs, which is doubtful, it means we’ll have been successful on the pitch

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    I don't think it's inconceivable at all - he's bought the club and at some point wants to get out having made some money on his investment? I'd be amazed if his plan was anything other than that.
    It's not the plan that I think is inconceivable, it's the idea that he'd share it with two people he hardly knows in the terms expressed in the op.

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    If he’s ever making money from hibs, which is doubtful, it means we’ll have been successful on the pitch
    If you think getting a return on his capital investment is “doubtful” can you share an opinion why he bought the club?




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    If you think getting a return on his capital investment is “doubtful” can you share an opinion why he bought the club?

    To sell off all our assets, e.g the Stadium and Training Centre, then run off to the US with the proceeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith_M View Post
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    To sell off all our assets, e.g the Stadium and Training Centre, then run off to the US with the proceeds.
    Aye. His track record of building successful sustainable community centric businesses suggests that will be his plan.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulSmith View Post
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    If you think getting a return on his capital investment is “doubtful” can you share an opinion why he bought the club?




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    What investor in Scottish football of the past 20 years has bought a club and made a profit?

    He shouldn’t have to answer the second part either, the owner should have addressed the situation by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulSmith View Post
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    If you think getting a return on his capital investment is “doubtful” can you share an opinion why he bought the club?
    Probably the same reason I’d fancy buying a football club - because I’ve been fanatical about football my whole life and it’s something I’d love to do if I had the time and money. Christ, the amount of hours I put into playing Championship/Football manager when I was younger, it would be fun to do that for real.

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    What investor in Scottish football of the past 20 years has bought a club and made a profit?

    He shouldn’t have to answer the second part either, the owner should have addressed the situation by now.
    Fergus McCann?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90+2 View Post
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    What investor in Scottish football of the past 20 years has bought a club and made a profit?

    He shouldn’t have to answer the second part either, the owner should have addressed the situation by now.

    He did sort of answer this last summer, although I’ll admit that I was hoping for a bit more flesh on the bones by now.

    Anyhow, as per my previous post...

    He made a huge profit when he sold his business, loves football and so started looking for a club to invest in. He was looking for about three years, not a Hibs fan, but has family connections to Scotland and recognised a well-run outfit and good opportunity when he saw one.

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    So looks like he decided to pony up after all 👍

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    Kano told him to go and get Steph.

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    Kano told him to go and get Steph.
    😂😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by underscore View Post
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    Kano told him to go and get Steph.
    This is how it feels

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04Sauzee View Post
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    Fergus McCann?
    Slight tangent (not a problem on this thread it seems!) but am I right in thinking that Fergus was roundly boo’d by the Celtic fans when he unveiled the league title flag one year as he was seen as being too tight and only in it for the money?

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    Slight tangent (not a problem on this thread it seems!) but am I right in thinking that Fergus was roundly boo’d by the Celtic fans when he unveiled the league title flag one year as he was seen as being too tight and only in it for the money?
    Yes.After all he had only saved them from disappearing.Doesn’t compare with not giving McStay more money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04Sauzee View Post
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    Fergus McCann?
    That was over 20 years ago 👍

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    He did sort of answer this last summer, although I’ll admit that I was hoping for a bit more flesh on the bones by now.

    Anyhow, as per my previous post...

    He made a huge profit when he sold his business, loves football and so started looking for a club to invest in. He was looking for about three years, not a Hibs fan, but has family connections to Scotland and recognised a well-run outfit and good opportunity when he saw one.
    Fair do’s. You would think he would look closer to where he stays to buy a club for they reasons instead of just watching on Hibs TV. 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient hibee View Post
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    Yes.After all he had only saved them from disappearing.Doesn’t compare with not giving McStay more money.
    Ahh thought so! Sure it was after he had rebuilt their stadium and stopped Rangers winning 10 in a row as well...crazy stuff but just shows how fickle fans can be!

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    That was over 20 years ago 👍
    You get the gist though eh, he sold them 21 years ago 👍
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient hibee View Post
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    Yes.After all he had only saved them from disappearing.Doesn’t compare with not giving McStay more money.
    Did it have something to do with Mo Johnston going to rangers as well? Or was that before this point in time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90+2 View Post
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    Fair do’s. You would think he would look closer to where he stays to buy a club for they reasons instead of just watching on Hibs TV. 👍

    His reasons, not mine.

    Americans with Scottish heritage do often have a real fascination with the ‘old country’ though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacomo View Post
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    His reasons, not mine.

    Americans with Scottish heritage do often have a real fascination with the ‘old country’ though.
    Is he not Peruvian?

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    Is he not Peruvian?
    1 of his parents is think the other is American with scottish heritage

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackpoolhibs View Post
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    Is he not Peruvian?

    Think his dad is American, his mum from Peru. He was born in Peru but moved to USA when he was 15. So a bit of both (and Scottish of course!)

    Again, I posted his July interview earlier in this thread which answers a lot of this.

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    1 of his parents is think the other is American with scottish heritage
    Think the American is his mother's second husband and is not his father.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyeSloan View Post
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    Slight tangent (not a problem on this thread it seems!) but am I right in thinking that Fergus was roundly boo’d by the Celtic fans when he unveiled the league title flag one year as he was seen as being too tight and only in it for the money?

    Yep.

    After saving them from bankruptcy, overseeing the re-build of their stadium and them winning their first title in ten years, he thought his work was done and he would sell his shares.

    The Celtc Fans were upset that that the money from the sale was going to him, and not being put straight back into the club.

    They've always been a strange bunch.

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