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  1. [quote user="Diane"]I guess with Delia & Michael both being 75 there might come a day when they may hand over the reigns to have a rest from board matters, so they can just enjoy the games

    Haven''t met their nephew Tom and don''t know anything about him so can''t comment on him but would be open to a foreign rich owner if it was one like the Leic owner who''s a billionnaire but is strong on the community feel and who the fans seem to love.

    In the past 12 months he''s donated £37,500 to five local Leicester charities.

    Also reported in the local newspaper that he''s given a further £2m to kick start a £10m appeal to build a new Children''s Hospital in the City.

    Didn''t he also subsidise away travel quite a few times last season to help their fans, then he bought all his players a new car when they got promoted.

    But I appreciate a lot of foreign owners haven''t been good for clubs so you''d have to be very choosy.

    Guess the ideal situation would be for some to take over who''s local, is a ncfc fan and is rich so lets hope one of us wins the lottery tonight lol[/quote]

    A definite yes and we need to be active in broadcasting that we ARE open to offers, some great points made by Diane
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    Moxey on Radio Norfolk

    [quote user="ricardo"]The model of a football club being owned by moderately wealthy local worthies with some regard to community and tradition is no longer a viable one, if it ever was. The advent of the Premier League changed everything and since it was formed it has been obvious that we were moving ever closer to a type of NFL model where the competing clubs become playthings of the ultra rich. Those that refuse to play this game or are unable to find a benefactor are headed for the dustbin of history. No amount of clamouring for a level playing field is going to wash, the new football hierarchy will be largely be decided by the depth of the owners pockets.Having rich owners is no guarantee of success or Premier League status but it keeps you in the game and in with a chance, without them we are basically stuffed. NCFC will either move with the tide of history or be washed away by the current.[/quote]

    This
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    Wolves sold for £45m

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/west-brom-closing-150million-takeover-8434124

    West Brom next, getting left behind with the Jones
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    Neil Lennon

    Southampton & Leicester are doing very with shiny new owners I suppose it''s how full your glass is
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    Investment

    Would be interested to know if we are still actively trying to secure investment for the future?, this sounds a sensible option for Crystal Palace with the current owners still actively involved.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3314198/Crystal-Palace-set-American-investment-businessman-Josh-Harris-edges-closer-buying-huge-stake-Premier-League-club.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

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    Crystal Palace chairman

    After watching this afternoons Leicester v Villa match and off the back of this thread, what ambition their owners have & proves good owners are out there or could add to our dynamic going forward. Thoughts?

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/27387616
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    Crystal Palace chairman

    Agree Indy, fresh blood would bring new impetus
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    Crystal Palace chairman

    Has to be a to become a permanent fixture in the top division and that comes from maximising revenue streams and looking for successors to move the club forward on & off the pitch who have new drive.

    Stadium expansion should feature highly also.

    It''s all become a bit stale and surely we have to evolve? Would be interested to hear your views Can u sit down & others as these points are far more important than covering old ground?
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    Crystal Palace chairman

    Is anybody aware if we have new 3/5 year plan?
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    Crystal Palace chairman

    How refreshing to see a reasoned post challenging the current status quo and the position of our club.

    Dare to dream however that seems to unsettle many, why is that perhaps a reflection on their own lives and values?
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    Lost the dressing room?

    Russell Martin also stated this last week and look how spot on he was with this statement?!

    http://www.pinkun.com/norwich-city/norwich_city_s_russell_martin_warns_the_time_has_come_to_cut_out_defensive_charity_1_2954959
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    Lee Dixon....

    Agreed with pretty much everything Lee Dixon had to say. Pace up front is key and was the only difference between the 2 sides today & when we have an opportunity we have to work the keeper....
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    Premier League sack race

    Pardew at Toon or Kean at Blackburn.....
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    How about a friendly competition?

    Entered the Champions!
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    Pilkington to play tomorrow!

    Yeah good news Birchfest!

    Not going to the game tomorrow but may take a stroll along to the Parma game on Sat which he will hopefully be involved in also, if his rehabilitation continues.

    For some reason have high hopes for Pilkington.....
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