You will know me by my signature
There are some really fascinating scribbles from Premier League players that are going to be made into a book for charity over at the Independent. See if you can find the Theo! Also, what id Robin van Persie doing? Is that a lighter? Is he going to have a smoke?
Kroenke on the brink?
I’ve long held that Stan Kroenke won’t launch any takeover bid until this Summer. He’s just not the kind of guy who likes to stir things up and he’s wary of upsetting the club and the team while we are still in a trophy race.
Couple things are now conspiring to keep him from buying the club. The first is the fact that if he waits until the end of May he’ll get a discount on the per-share price — owing to the fact that the price-per-share in a takeover bid is determined by the highest price paid over the last year. The high water mark over the last year was £10,500 last May to the Carr family. So, if he lets that pass before he buys he can get the shares for £2000 cheaper each.
Where’s he going to get the money? Is he going to pile a bunch of debt into the team? I don’t know for sure but there is a $750m offer on the table for his shares in the St. Louis Rams, and he has until Monday to decide to take it or not. I also know that he has a very large personal fortune and that the board trust him in continuing the model of financial austerity that they have set the club on.
Basically, there’s no need to get all excited, yet…
Chary lets Fergie have both barrels!
7amkickoff contributor, Chary, also has his fingers in other pies and has written a hilarious rant about Fergie over at Arsenal-Arsenal. Check it out!
Fernando Torres looks like Bruno
I mentioned that he looked like a 16 year old emo kid and it was pointed out to me that no, he looks like Bruno. And that’s that, Nando is Bruno.
Send your questions, I answer like Arshavin
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Now is your chance (ie, we’ve got to do something to fill the vacuum of the next few days)
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