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Has anyone explained to these bids that we no longer have an academy? I would've thought that when we had it we would've been a lot more  attractive proposition.  A club skilled in the ways of bringing through young players and making decent bits of cash from them. Someone with a decent bit of business acumen would have realised that the mob we have in charge had made a right royal cant of things over the past ten years with players being sold far too early and for less money than they possibly should've at that point.  When you look at the cash teams like Hamilton brought in by ensuring they had no need to sell till it suited them  and making sure players contracts didnt run down someone outside could probably have seen an opportunity to make something of the club. Unfortunately the current numpties have fecked that up good and proper.

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Our recruitment and results since sacking Houston have been absolutely fucking abysmal. However that doesn’t change the fact that sacking him was the absolute correct decision at the time. We would’ve went down that season if we didn’t. Mind in one of his last games for us we were away to that absolutely minging Brechin team and we were lucky to get a point.

He had a good run with us but ultimately bottled it in the big moments. His recruitment was relatively poor as well.

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I think we have to look at things in a few ways we know the BtB one has the teams at heart in intentions, the Mark campbell one was to turn us into a Sunderland feeder club but since it seems to have fell through down south what the intention now is who knows and with the Indian one we know Gowser was involved in it and if that gets in Gowser is Director of football.

If anyone of them go ahead they wouldnt want to own the club without having a plan in place of making money out of the club as mentioned outwith the ugly sisters its slim pickings in profit in Scottish Football.

one thing we do know is the status quo isnt accpetable and worst case scenario we end up stuck in league one with what we have currently at the helm.

 

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34 minutes ago, NewBornBairn said:

Nope.

 

Here's what Falkirk FC should have said.

 

 

 

No. You can't say nothing. Then if (when)  it leaks it would stink of a cover up. You say as little as possible to show it's being looked out, they didn't even have to mention racism.

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4 minutes ago, Russ said:

Our recruitment and results since sacking Houston have been absolutely fucking abysmal. However that doesn’t change the fact that sacking him was the absolute correct decision at the time. We would’ve went down that season if we didn’t. Mind in one of his last games for us we were away to that absolutely minging Brechin team and we were lucky to get a point.

He had a good run with us but ultimately bottled it in the big moments. His recruitment was relatively poor as well.

Recruitment has been bang awful since Hughes's last season in charge. Been the odd gem but in the main they have been outnumbered by complete diddies. Main reason why we are where we are.

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https://www.falkirkfc.co.uk/2019/07/26/club-announcement-3/

The Board of Falkirk FC is entering detailed negotiations on future ownership that will result in an exciting and ambitious vision through a multi-million pound investment in the club and its facilities.

Mark Campbell, an English businessman with international interests in sport, real estate and coffee retailing is proposing an initial seven-figure cash injection in the Club under a plan to return Falkirk to the Scottish Premiership from its current place in Division One.

John Park, one of Scotland’s most respected football talent spotters, will become the Club’s Football Director. He will have funds to boost the current playing squad, if the negotiations can be concluded before the summer signing deadline. Further significant investment in player recruitment is planned on the club’s return to the Championship and its push for promotion to the Premiership.

John said: “I am looking forward to working with the football management team and revitalising the development of talented young players to come through the first team, as Falkirk has been well-recognised for in the past. Youth Development will be an essential part of the Club’s future.”

Mark Campbell is a low-key, but highly successful businessman with a lifetime interest in football.

Under his proposals, Mark is gearing his investment to return and retain the Club in the Scottish Premiership, invest in young football talent and to build new facilities at the Falkirk Stadium, including a youth academy. He is also proposing to support the Falkirk Foundation.

Mark said: “We still have to go through due diligence and detailed negotiations with the Club, but we are hopeful we can have everything in place by the end of August. I’ve been hugely impressed by what has been achieved at Falkirk. The Club has a large and loyal fan base and I want to work with these fans and the staff to make the Club everything that it should be. I am looking forward to engaging with fans, so that I can get to know them and they get to know me.

“I am interested in the long term sustainability of the Club which will have an exceptional football director In John Park, and working with the fans and the local community I want to make the Falkirk Stadium an exciting hub for sports and community.

“I have wanted to own a football club for some time. I’ve looked at a number in England and Scotland, but when I was introduced to Falkirk I saw huge potential and an opportunity to achieve something special on the field and to make more of the facilities to help sustain the business for the long term.”

His bid was one of three considered by the Board and major shareholders who together have recommended unanimously that he should be the preferred bidder, entering a period of due diligence and negotiation, with a view to completing the purchase of the Club by the end of August.

Two other bids were received, including a well-researched and well-presented fan ownership proposal which was detailed and impressive, but did not match the exceptional vision and the financial strength of the proposal the board is now considering in detail.

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56 minutes ago, Shodwall cat said:

Recruitment has been bang awful since Hughes's last season in charge. Been the odd gem but in the main they have been outnumbered by complete diddies. Main reason why we are where we are.

Hughes nearly bankrupted the club hiring his crock mates in his last season. Pressley's second season's hirings looked like they could take us back up, unfortunately the best were sold in the winter break after the Celtic League Cup Semi and it fizzled out.

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If I  was the boys BtB I would be looking at gaining shares or offering to work with Campbell and Park in return for a minority share holding and two seats on the board

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Statement reads ok. But we all know the talking to the fans etc will probably fall away if deal goes through. 

Again well done and many thanks to Kenny and David for all the hard work they put in. 

Just a shame they were dealing with a bunch of greedy money men, who try to talk a good game but aren't really prepared to lose a single penny.

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