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  1. Shrimper2thecore

    Alan McCormack - Why not sold?

    This has been going round in my head. When we rejected Millwall's 200k bid, I genuinly stopped worrying about the widding up order as I thought we must have the money to pay. If (as it clearly seems we do not) have the cash, why was he not sold? Administrators will ensure any valuable assets...
  2. hindle_666

    Question Genuine Question?

    As we are all aware Sufc has no assets as they are all owned by Ron Martins companies. So does us going into administration give Ron the perfect chance to cut his loses and admit that the fossetts farm dream is over and not attempt to re buy the club? After all would still leave him with a tidy...
  3. Firestorm

    Accounts Pre 2003

    Just got the accounts back to 1994-1995 in 1994-95 we had Administration expenses of 1.8M (compared with 2.04 in 2007-2008) and made an operating profit of 1.4M, but we did get 2.9M in transfer fees ! The next year we lost 1.05M but revaluation of the value of RH etc (up to 8.4M) made us...
  4. Slipperduke

    Slithering To The Brink

    The swelling band of English football clubs in crisis has a new member and it's my own team, Southend United. Late on Monday night, Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HRMC) cancelled a planned Winding Up Petition and elected to pursue an Administration instead. Put simply, the club were flicked...
  5. fbm

    Hang on a minute... (rose tinted post alert)

    Look, rule 1 in business is always try and use someone else's money rather than your own. By deferring the tax bill, especially as HMRC charge interest on unpaid tax currently at 0% (or very close to it) it becomes a very cheap loan. I genuinely believe that RM was hoping to defer and defer...
  6. danburyshrimper

    Stuffed by the transfer deadline

    Our current financial plight has highlighted a big flaw in the transfer deadline system. We are absolutely skint + are in deep deep trouble as we all know ... Surely we should be able to sell our assets in order to stave off administration / liquidation / generally being in the brown sticky...
  7. County's Web of Lies About to Unravell

    Just as the Notts County faithful were beginning to come to terms with their new found regality and success, it turns out Sol Campbell's departure might just be the tip of the iceberg that sinks them. Rumours are rife that the Football League aren't happy with the information disclosed by the...
  8. Slipperduke

    No Chance For Youth At The Top

    One week on from The Great Chelsea Punishment and still the sense of shock reverberates through the global game. A steady stream of similar accusations have trickled in through the front door of FIFA HQ with some of English football's proudest names implicated in the scandal. Poaching, it is...
  9. seany t

    Why are transfers so hard to conclude in the modern era and where does it leave us?

    As it's all doom and gloom around here (perhaps a little unsurprisingly) I thought a topic to discuss in the meantime might be in order. So I thought we could discuss WHY transfers are so hard to conclude nowadays. Here's my lot: For a start, I think it's due to escalated prices. The top teams...
  10. Question Has Ron gambled and lost with the future of SUFC??

    Reading some of the threads coming out over the last 24 hours and the ongoing snippets we've been hearing, does anyone think that Ron - perhaps victim of circumstance more than anything - has played Russian Roulette with the clubs future and found the barrell was loaded? Worrying rumours...
  11. Forever A Shrimper

    Cover Letter

    Thought that in my time of need I would use the accumulated wisdom of the zone to seek the answer. So I don't have school for the next three months, yet my current assets of Quantum Of Solace for the Wii (Admittedly I cane everyone online at it :)) and about £0.03p isn't going to see me through...
  12. SUFC_Al

    Saint Swiss

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/southampton/8136389.stm Good news for Saints. Nice business name ;)
  13. Slipperduke

    Rafa Should Sign Owen

    Today, more than ever, we need to understand the importance of recycling. We live in a world of diminishing resources, held together by the discredited remains of unbridled capitalism. Only through use and re-use of our assets, can we live greener, happier lives. All the more reason, therefore...
  14. Thorpe Groyney

    Kate Silverton - Would You?

    Sometimes she looks fantastic but other times a real munter. If she was a cricketer she'd have been Mark Ramprakash.
  15. Pale Blue Dot


  16. hindle_666

    The Scum!

    Over the next couple of weeks building up to our game againts the scum...... There will be a few inbred,dirty,rotten,ugly carrott crunching b*****ds, coming onto message boards,(and places of work if your unlucky enough),I think theres about 4000 of them just. Giving it all the talk and all the...

    Breaking News Rons Latest Blog

    It appears the graphics didn't copy over, sorry !!! Chairman's Blog Firstly let me apologise to all those readers who were anticipating my blog yesterday. It is important that the Club do things when they say they are going to and I am sorry I could not deliver yesterday but was reliant upon...
  18. Jay_Shrimper

    Fergie 10m for Delph???

    http://www.skysports.com/football/papertalk/0,21673,12709,00.html Fergie makes Delph offer - Daily Star Alex Ferguson has offered Leeds a package worth up to £10million for teenage midfield star Fabian Delph. Will the Elland Road outfit be prepared to cash-in on one of their prized assets...
  19. Rusty Shackleford

    Happy Happy Days

    I reckon those loveable ****ney scamps that we call Wet Sham are a sure fire bet for relegation this year. They stink now, and will be worse after offloading their prize assets in January. Zola is tactically naive - they need a Curbishley or Redknapp who will maximise the talent available and...
  20. Interpol Shrimper

    Question Samsung Tocco, is it any good? (& other phone questions)

    Is this the phone TrueBlue was going on about how good it is recently? It's upgrade time for me & Vodafone in their usual inimitable style have got a patheticly rubbish selection of Nokias (I swore last upgrade when I got my BlackBerry that I flogged onto a certain poster on here that I'd...