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There’s something about this bloke that worries me. Ah well, saying the right stuff.Sydney businessman Abdul Helou has claimed he is close to finalising the purchase of the Central Coast Mariners and is promising to “shake-up” the A-League once his takeover is complete.theworldgame.sbs.com.au
Big news there about Helou. Supposedly expecting to announce the transfer in Feb.
I think you missed the word "possibly".Kinda f**ked up for him to announce that Staj and Shaun are gonna get fired before he even owns the club
I agree, and realistically this season is make or break for Staj regardless of what the owner situation is.I think you missed the word "possibly".
I would say that when he takes over he is going to expect results and demand top quality performances in all aspects of the Club's performance.
Yowsers. The article had a lot of direct quotes though, & it appeared the deal was set-in-stone. Interesting.Not so fast...
The Central Coast Mariners have read with interest recent media reports regarding ownership of the club, and in particular the claims by Abdul Helou about the progress of his investment. While the Mariners welcome all genuine investors, the club can confirm that no potential investors have...www.ccmariners.com.au
IMO it’s good to hear something appears to actually still be in play. Perhaps the Club did not want it out as the staff mentioned may become very disheartened and rightly so. Agree it’s not a great look and someone is stretching the truth. Who will come out eventually. The Helou article shows he at least understands the Clubs current issues.. all very interesting
Abdul seems to think he has a deal - even stating he has put money down... sorry one potential bidder appears to have made statements regarding a potential sale which intimate that a deal has progress to a point of confidence considering that some financial consideration has already been determined and/or outlaid
. the Club's statement hosing it down tries to paint a different picture (my made me notice the incorrect name spelling). i can't help but get the feeling somebody thought they had a deal but somebody else decided the deal was still negotiable and is changing the conditions* - the statements about fans having had enough of the current ownership encourage that thinking (certainly stirring the pot ... and the fans are the best pot to stir)
. regardless ... it doesn't present well
* not progressing to the FA approval and due diligence stage should not negate the possibility of a deal having been done 'subject to regulatory approval' ... surely this is how these things always happen