I think this article needs very little comment from me. Some of the long-term observers of Dunk will see a lot of familiar stuff in here. My only comment is that this executive editor with all of his technology sounds like he’s a victim of his own mega-popups. Try typing it up in Word first Dunk. Then use cut and paste (our favourite). You don’t fall victim to those ads of yours then.
Dunk Executive Editor
Reged: Aug 20 2004
Aggressive take-over attempt ditched – transfer stuff soon
#1584951 – Wed Aug 02 2006 03:03 PM Reply Quote
I spent an hour earlier today typing up a news item that detailed a planned attempt to oust David Moores from Anfield that had been scrapped and then my broswer crashed. I will do my best to find the motivation to start it again later today.
My dog died last night so I’ve got a blinding headache but I’ll try and get the report on later. It will also be on KOPTALK.COM
Basically it’s just touching on the snippets I’ve dropped recently with some quotes from those involved (although they won’t go on the record officially). I can’t do anything about that so you can make your own minds up about their claims, my claims if you like but I’m just the messenger.
On the transfer front I posted in the Gold Club earlier today that I wouldn’t expect anything to start happening again until later this week or next week. Obviously we’re out of the country at the moment but Rick Parry has been working.
All I’ve got for you at the moment is finance stuff. I hate it so please don’t expect much enthusiasm from me.
On the real level – the one we’re only bothered out in reality (success on the pitch) – I do feel very confident that we will be close this year. Every summer I try to be upbeat but privately I’ve never had much confidence since I started the site back in the 90’s. This summer though I have every confidence in Rafa but I really do believe we must sign a striker at least. It is this difference in the squad that we need. We must not miss out on the extra addition(s) like we did last year, that would have made a bigger difference.
The stuff I will publish later today re: investment won’t be very positive towards the chairman. I can’t make something sound good for the sake of it and I wouldn’t anyway. My own opinions won’t come into it so please remember that I’m a big fan of David Moores as a person and I know he wants to succeed. People that want in have time for him also so I guess it’s down to you as the individual fan as to what you want.
Do you want a trophy just about every year such as the FA Cup or League Cup or do you want to be winning more. I hope you know what I mean by that.
Do we plod on as we are or do we accept the money that’s there, build a new stadium and give Rafa more?
Personally I find it hard because I like Moores, I like the stadium we’re at (even though I know we must advance like Arsenal and United) and with Rafa I believe he can do things much cheaper than others as was proven in 2005. On the other hand a new stadium, some new life in the board room and more money for Rafa is a nice thought but in reality will a shake-up guarantee more success or is it just about marketing.
Do you see why I hate it? It mashes my head.
Anyway I’ll try and get some stuff out later today.
If he’s got information why can’t he provide it to those who’ve paid for it? It won’t take long to retype it in for someone who’s been sat on his computer 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the last eight years.
Someone has already mentioned this next bit in the comments…
Reged: Aug 20 2004
#1585178 – Wed Aug 02 2006 04:46 PM Reply Quote
Great interview and feature in 442 magazine (Sept 2006). I can’t scan and post it as the feds will bust me and throw away the keys.. just thought I’d mention it. We’ll review it on the podcast this evening.
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Despite always claiming he’s not bothered about the blog and laughing at his abuse of others’ copyright, he’s worried about ripping the article off. But if you’re warming the scanner up Dunk, why not scan those season tickets? (Because he hasn’t got any). Or the latest Lotto tickets and Pools entries? (Because there aren’t any).