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    New owners at dundalk

    Rumour that the Americans that own 25 percent of Bournemouth are buying dundalk....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    Rumour that the Americans that own 25 percent of Bournemouth are buying dundalk....
    They were at the Bohs game recently. Obviously weren't put off by the poor performance on the pitch!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    Rumour that the Americans that own 25 percent of Bournemouth are buying dundalk....
    Looks like they are going to buy us all right, with the two owners now staying in charge of day to day runnings of the club

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    Quote Originally Posted by dundalkfc10 View Post
    Looks like they are going to buy us all right, with the two owners now staying in charge of day to day runnings of the club
    American investors go after cash rich club with limited potential to increase cash flows (as is the norm in the LOI). What could go wrong?
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    Probably want to use it as a reserve club for Bournemouth. Could mean some decent loan players for small money. Can't imagine the current owners would sign the club up to something daft. It's not like they are desperate for a deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    Probably want to use it as a reserve club for Bournemouth. Could mean some decent loan players for small money. Can't imagine the current owners would sign the club up to something daft. It's not like they are desperate for a deal.
    Lennox sold us in good faith too. He'd never have done anything to hurt the club intentionally. We all know how that ended.

    I can't see how a foreign investor with no reason to care about the league or club coming in could be seen as a positive in the long term, with what we've seen before. When things inevitably don't go to plan, there is no incentive for them to do anything but throw in the towel. If I were a dundalk fan, I'd be skeptical, worried and I hope the fans have a strong fans trust in place in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo Escobar View Post
    American investors go after cash rich club with limited potential to increase cash flows (as is the norm in the LOI). What could go wrong?
    Can any club in Irish football really be described as "cash rich" ?

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    Was told about these on Saturday, apparently they have links to dundalk and it will be 60/40 with the Americans taking the larger stake. Im always weary of outside investment but lets see what happens here after all Lee Power has been great for Waterford

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    whats the carrot for Dundalk....i dont get it

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    Any combination of the terms 'investor' and 'LOI' makes me shudder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    They were at the Bohs game recently. Obviously weren't put off by the poor performance on the pitch!!
    Now this rings a bell, at the Bohs match I noticed two guys from abroad being shown around the club shop by one of the owners, I honestly thought they were mad football tourists !
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    12.5 million minimum for reaching CL Group stages but how much investment is it going to take to reach that level? Talk of crazy money getting offered to players by a few clubs in this league, youd fear of another Shelbourne situation. I think Dundalk should tread carefully here

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    Could be related to the increased euro money increasingly distorting the league. With this income now getting to the stage were it makes it difficult for other clubs to compete, the likes of Dundalk may look like a more stable investment than any LOI club has ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    Could be related to the increased euro money increasingly distorting the league. With this income now getting to the stage were it makes it difficult for other clubs to compete, the likes of Dundalk may look like a more stable investment than any LOI club has ever.
    It would still take Group Stage qualification to make any sense. The risk reward combined with the level of actual investment that would be necessary wouldn't be prudent IMO. I'm going to remain very skeptical about intentions here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oriel View Post
    Now this rings a bell, at the Bohs match I noticed two guys from abroad being shown around the club shop by one of the owners, I honestly thought they were mad football tourists !
    Well it wouldn't be totally outlandish for that to happen. I have seen it estimated that Bohs have about 200 football tourists at every home game - a benefit of being the only LOI club in Dublin city centre i suppose, and playing in a v historic (albeit mostly crumbling) ground.
    At the last home game against Harps for example, the guy sitting in front of me was a French lad who worked for some French football magazine and was doing a piece about Bohs. I've also come across plenty of Germans, French and Britons at Dalyer in recent years.

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    Could be a simple route for getting visas for American players into Europe.
    Alternatively a way of getting reserve team or youth team players from Bournemouth match experience in a competitive league playing against men as opposed to the youth leagues in the UK.
    Chelski make a science out of loaning players out to feeder clubs of one degree or another.

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    I would think a few clubs get the tourists in fairness, there's regularly a handful of Swedes, Germans or Danes at Rovers matches

    Quote Originally Posted by Philosophizer View Post
    Well it wouldn't be totally outlandish for that to happen. I have seen it estimated that Bohs have about 200 football tourists at every home game - a benefit of being the only LOI club in Dublin city centre i suppose, and playing in a v historic (albeit mostly crumbling) ground.
    At the last home game against Harps for example, the guy sitting in front of me was a French lad who worked for some French football magazine and was doing a piece about Bohs. I've also come across plenty of Germans, French and Britons at Dalyer in recent years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnie View Post
    I would think a few clubs get the tourists in fairness, there's regularly a handful of Swedes, Germans or Danes at Rovers matches
    They went to the wrong end of Wicklow by mistake and got trapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo Escobar View Post
    It would still take Group Stage qualification to make any sense. The risk reward combined with the level of actual investment that would be necessary wouldn't be prudent IMO. I'm going to remain very skeptical about intentions here.
    And regular group stage qualification at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desaintsno.12 View Post
    whats the carrot for Dundalk....i dont get it
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