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Re: San Francisco Forty Niners buy 10% of LUFC

Post by faaip » Thu May 24, 2018 7:42 pm

O line fell apart in the off season though...not good for AJ or Josh. As for the rest of the draft Tremaine is a project but wow what metrics and only 19. I had Harrison Phillips as my number 2 DT if you discount Hurst and the heart problems, nice pick that.

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Post by whiteswan » Fri May 25, 2018 12:27 am

Watched Sky Sports reporting of this...saw the interview with our new board member. He talked a lot about 'The (Leeds United) Brand'. Wanted to help to get this great football club with a history back into the premier league...no quick fix, but would be a long term effort to put Leeds United where they belong...and keep them there. Says he's been over to Leeds 3 times over the past few weeks, and that it's a real possibility that The 49'ers will play at Elland Road next Summer.
What I really wasn't sure about, was when the cameras went to our club shop, next to our home shirt was the San Francisco 49'ers home shirt....and next to our Leeds United peak hat, was a 49'ers club hat....hmmmmm! :duno:
Surely our club shop is just that....OUR club shop!

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Post by 1964white » Fri May 25, 2018 6:55 am

whiteswan wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:27 am
Watched Sky Sports reporting of this...saw the interview with our new board member. He talked a lot about 'The (Leeds United) Brand'. Wanted to help to get this great football club with a history back into the premier league...no quick fix, but would be a long term effort to put Leeds United where they belong...and keep them there. Says he's been over to Leeds 3 times over the past few weeks, and that it's a real possibility that The 49'ers will play at Elland Road next Summer.
What I really wasn't sure about, was when the cameras went to our club shop, next to our home shirt was the San Francisco 49'ers home shirt....and next to our Leeds United peak hat, was a 49'ers club hat....hmmmmm! :duno:
Surely our club shop is just that....OUR club shop!
Are we a football club anymore Swannie ?

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Re: San Francisco Forty Niners buy 10% of LUFC

Post by faaip » Fri May 25, 2018 10:12 am

Oh behave the pair of you.....

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Post by 1964white » Fri May 25, 2018 10:34 am

San Francisco 49ers has superceded the boxing on the O/S now

I'll be watching cricket matches at ER next summer :shock:

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Post by danhirons » Fri May 25, 2018 10:37 am

whiteswan wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:27 am
Watched Sky Sports reporting of this...saw the interview with our new board member. He talked a lot about 'The (Leeds United) Brand'. Wanted to help to get this great football club with a history back into the premier league...no quick fix, but would be a long term effort to put Leeds United where they belong...and keep them there. Says he's been over to Leeds 3 times over the past few weeks, and that it's a real possibility that The 49'ers will play at Elland Road next Summer.
What I really wasn't sure about, was when the cameras went to our club shop, next to our home shirt was the San Francisco 49'ers home shirt....and next to our Leeds United peak hat, was a 49'ers club hat....hmmmmm! :duno:
Surely our club shop is just that....OUR club shop!
No difference to have a sponsor on the shirts imo

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Post by faaip » Fri May 25, 2018 11:33 am

No need to buy it either, although good quality gear normally NFL sanctioned products

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Re: San Francisco Forty Niners buy 10% of LUFC

Post by whiteswan » Fri May 25, 2018 12:13 pm

faaip wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 10:12 am
Oh behave the pair of you.....
:angel: :)

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Post by 1964white » Fri May 25, 2018 12:13 pm

faaip wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 11:33 am
No need to buy it either, although good quality gear normally NFL sanctioned products
I assume NFL gear is much better quality gear in comparison to the LUFC merchandise

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Re: San Francisco Forty Niners buy 10% of LUFC

Post by lufc1304 » Fri May 25, 2018 12:48 pm

Genuine question, Leon, why are you against anything other than football being associated with Leeds United? I myself hate modern football and the whole commercial side of it, but that's where we are these days, and if we don't embrace it, then we'll be left even further behind. Surely third party income generation is a good thing for the club as a whole, anything that provides additional revenue has to be encouraged? Look at all the biggest clubs, they have a global brand that generates millions every year for them and allows them to stay, at least financially, at the top of the pile. We don't have either that level of brand or super-rich owners, so this business model of partnering with other brands, using ER facilities for things other than football seems to me to be a good thing. If funds don't go to the first team then, yes, I'll be shouting loud too, but surely you have to give these initiatives a chance?
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Post by fred » Fri May 25, 2018 1:02 pm

1964white wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 12:54 pm
Someone posted on another forum

"This 9mill is short change and even Rad won't have given up any meaningful control of lufc for it.
Always follow the long game this relationship is all about Asian tv rights and feck all to do with us.
If they wanted into lufc they would have taken 51% plus".

Not my words I hasten to add but he may not be far off the truth

We await & see !
That went through my mind too. 10% of the worth of Leeds can`t be huge. But maybe the 49ers are prepared to invest into the club they now partly own. What would their 10% be worth if we got promoted. Three times as much?
So it mustn`t necessarily be read that they will invest only (investing less would make no sense at all) what they payed for the 10%.
From Radz point I can`t see why he would need to sell 10% if only to generate money (all the more so if the 49ers will only invest the quoted 9 million) for transfers, unless he is financial more impotent than assumed.
(But still a good owner in comparison to the BS we had in the past, foremost Bates and his inept and criminal buddies from GFH.

The near future will tell I guess...

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Re: San Francisco Forty Niners buy 10% of LUFC

Post by fred » Fri May 25, 2018 1:10 pm

lufc1304 wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:48 pm
Genuine question, Leon, why are you against anything other than football being associated with Leeds United? I myself hate modern football and the whole commercial side of it, but that's where we are these days, and if we don't embrace it, then we'll be left even further behind. Surely third party income generation is a good thing for the club as a whole, anything that provides additional revenue has to be encouraged? Look at all the biggest clubs, they have a global brand that generates millions every year for them and allows them to stay, at least financially, at the top of the pile. We don't have either that level of brand or super-rich owners, so this business model of partnering with other brands, using ER facilities for things other than football seems to me to be a good thing. If funds don't go to the first team then, yes, I'll be shouting loud too, but surely you have to give these initiatives a chance?
The world is in exponential rate of changing in regard to digital revolution.
The real concern should be these developements...cyborgs the next generation of enhanced humans.

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Re: San Francisco Forty Niners buy 10% of LUFC

Post by 1964white » Fri May 25, 2018 2:08 pm

lufc1304 wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:48 pm
Genuine question, Leon, why are you against anything other than football being associated with Leeds United? I myself hate modern football and the whole commercial side of it, but that's where we are these days, and if we don't embrace it, then we'll be left even further behind. Surely third party income generation is a good thing for the club as a whole, anything that provides additional revenue has to be encouraged? Look at all the biggest clubs, they have a global brand that generates millions every year for them and allows them to stay, at least financially, at the top of the pile. We don't have either that level of brand or super-rich owners, so this business model of partnering with other brands, using ER facilities for things other than football seems to me to be a good thing. If funds don't go to the first team then, yes, I'll be shouting loud too, but surely you have to give these initiatives a chance?
Nick I'm not against any type of club utilising their facilities & resources seven days a week to generate funds. There has always been events at Leeds over the years such as concerts, business seminars/conferences, wedding/anniversary parties, Jewish conventions, etc.

This season under Radz we have witnessed

49'ers
Rugby League
Boxing
Myanmar tour
England game imminent
Concerts
Beam back matches
New sponsors
21k season-tickets sold
Regular 30k+ attendances
20 matches on Sky TV

Impressive reading from a business/financial angle

Until I witness a nice chunk of the above revenue going into the first-team where it matters from a fans point of view I shall remain sceptical of our owners motives

I'll be the first to applaud Radz & co once I see the necessary investment on the pitch

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Re: San Francisco Forty Niners buy 10% of LUFC

Post by Shields53 » Fri May 25, 2018 2:25 pm

1964white wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 2:08 pm
Until I witness a nice chunk of the above revenue going into the first-team where it matters from a fans point of view I shall remain sceptical of our owners motives

And that is the point.

All these tie ins and events are great at raising our profile and bringing in cash. But we need to see that invested in a way which will take the club forward on the pitch too. Last season was an experiment, steps were taken to put the right people in the right places behind the scenes, now we need to spend £££ on players with a proven ability to compete at this level.

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Post by 1964white » Fri May 25, 2018 2:51 pm

Shields53 wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 2:25 pm
And that is the point.

All these tie ins and events are great at raising our profile and bringing in cash. But we need to see that invested in a way which will take the club forward on the pitch too. Last season was an experiment, steps were taken to put the right people in the right places behind the scenes, now we need to spend £££ on players with a proven ability to compete at this level.
Indeed Adam :tup:

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Post by lufc1304 » Fri May 25, 2018 3:56 pm

1964white wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 2:08 pm
Nick I'm not against any type of club utilising their facilities & resources seven days a week to generate funds. There has always been events at Leeds over the years such as concerts, business seminars/conferences, wedding/anniversary parties, Jewish conventions, etc.

This season under Radz we have witnessed

49'ers
Rugby League
Boxing
Myanmar tour
England game imminent
Concerts
Beam back matches
New sponsors
21k season-tickets sold
Regular 30k+ attendances
20 matches on Sky TV

Impressive reading from a business/financial angle

Until I witness a nice chunk of the above revenue going into the first-team where it matters from a fans point of view I shall remain sceptical of our owners motives

I'll be the first to applaud Radz & co once I see the necessary investment on the pitch
And so far, we have no evidence that the monies generated won't go into improving the football side. As I said in my post, I'll be shouting from the rooftops if we don't invest in some quality, but until that happens, I applaud the initiatives that AR is introducing/exploiting. Has the window even officially opened yet?
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Re: San Francisco Forty Niners buy 10% of LUFC

Post by faaip » Fri May 25, 2018 4:12 pm

A couple of years ago the Niners and us started a "special relationship" Think that was under Cellino, now they appear to own 10% so this maybe just another step to something even bigger.

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Post by 1964white » Fri May 25, 2018 8:33 pm

lufc1304 wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 3:56 pm
Has the window even officially opened yet?
17th May Nick

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Re: San Francisco Forty Niners buy 10% of LUFC

Post by Gandalf » Fri May 25, 2018 9:42 pm

Makes a bit more sense if you see this.

https://www.multichannel.com/news/eleve ... ets-411573

Probably used the money from the sale of his Polish company. La Liga would go down big in the States. I hope there is a bit left over for us.
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