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    Icon12 Manchester United bought by an American :)

    "Manchester United fans are angry at the latest news. Last year, they formed a shareholders' association to buy club shares and try to protect it from Mr Glazer's clutches.

    A spokesman for Shareholders United, which represents 17% of the club's shareholders, told the BBC that Mr Glazer was "no Roman Abramovich".


    I dont understand the outrage among fans about it.What is the fuss about ? What difference does it make to the fans ?

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    Beautiful. Now disgusting commericalism in football devolves to disgusting American commercialism in soccer.
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    the fuss is we dont want any damn American to take over our club period, i cant believe that he has a 70% share, those at Manchester united better make sure he doesnn't get 75%, if so buy a new clud we DONT WANT NO GLAZER FOOOOOL and we will continue 125 of the glorious Manchester united legacy.

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    Like I say, should have complained when you became a PLC. No sympathy at all.

    I'm more worried about the TV rights implications for the other Premiership sides - but it ain't gonna affect City one bit. Maybe a few of the United fans will now start to watch their local teams a bit more - Altrincham are a game away from promotion to the Conference.

    Wait, I said local sides. Billericay and Braintree have had decent seasons...
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    whats a PLC? neil

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    ^ i was wonderin that too..
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    Public Limited Company.

    Shares in the company are available for public sale on the stock exchange. Man Utd floated themselves (became a PLC) a decade or so ago to take advantage of thr vast extra funding opportunities that being a PLC offers (i.e. people buy your shares, you get money).

    The disadvantage... well, voila.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    Public Limited Company.

    Shares in the company are available for public sale on the stock exchange. Man Utd floated themselves (became a PLC) a decade or so ago to take advantage of thr vast extra funding opportunities that being a PLC offers (i.e. people buy your shares, you get money).

    The disadvantage... well, voila.
    oh well thats interesting, well in a way doing that has caused this problem but i dont care i dont want no American fool taking over my beloved club

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    oh well thats interesting, well in a way doing that has caused this problem but i dont care i dont want no American fool taking over my beloved club
    looks like u better find another team to support then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncoman
    looks like u better find another team to support then!
    well manchester united isn't gone has yet, but i'm sure they will be able to stop it somehow and even if he does take over he better and rename the club cause has one of the executives said on BBC said earlier today (thats english time) they will buy a new club since Manchester United's glorious tradition of 125 years of glorious football has to go on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    oh well thats interesting, well in a way doing that has caused this problem but i dont care i dont want no American fool taking over my beloved club
    Come on! It will be good for the game, once the American's own enough soccer clubs it might make the sport interesting.
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    i seriously doubt he will renamed the club, the only reason a sporting side would be renamed if for marketing reasons and Manchester United is the most famous sporting team in the world...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright
    Come on! It will be good for the game, once the American's own enough soccer clubs it might make the sport interesting.
    no i dont think so

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    oh well thats interesting, well in a way doing that has caused this problem but i dont care i dont want no American fool taking over my beloved club
    Sanz to quote this 2 years later......

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    oh well thats interesting, well in a way doing that has caused this problem but i dont care i dont want no American fool taking over my beloved club
    And why is that? Why bring a level of discriminination into the game on the basis of his country of birth? I say this. If there's any foreign team that America has any interest at all in, its Man U.

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