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View crvenaeagle's Profile crvenaeagle Flag 14 May 19 4.50am Send a Private Message to crvenaeagle Add crvenaeagle as a friend

Kinda surprised how many people have their tail up at this prospect, with comparisons drawn between City and our potential future. What merit does success have when it's been bought? Those Qataris were the biggest nail in the coffin of modern football.
I'd much rather watch us in League 1 than have Palace become just another marketing product, tourist attraction and mercenary barracks.

 

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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 14 May 19 5.03am Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

Interesting that all the information seems to be coming out through his associate, Miti Tiyapairat, who as a former Director of a Thai League One club appears to imagine himself as an Executive at Palace if the deal goes through.

He does have the grace to admit it would be a bit different to what he's known....

 


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Originally posted by briandavis

I'm in Thailand. Here's a link from the main newspaper, Bangkok Post.
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View briandavis's Profile briandavis Flag Udon Thani 14 May 19 5.48am Send a Private Message to briandavis Add briandavis as a friend

Originally posted by crvenaeagle

Kinda surprised how many people have their tail up at this prospect, with comparisons drawn between City and our potential future. What merit does success have when it's been bought? Those Qataris were the biggest nail in the coffin of modern football.
I'd much rather watch us in League 1 than have Palace become just another marketing product, tourist attraction and mercenary barracks.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Online Flag Chatham 14 May 19 5.52am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by crvenaeagle

Kinda surprised how many people have their tail up at this prospect, with comparisons drawn between City and our potential future. What merit does success have when it's been bought? Those Qataris were the biggest nail in the coffin of modern football.
I'd much rather watch us in League 1 than have Palace become just another marketing product, tourist attraction and mercenary barracks.

We already made the grade on your last bit.

 

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View briandavis's Profile briandavis Flag Udon Thani 14 May 19 6.06am Send a Private Message to briandavis Add briandavis as a friend

I understand and sympathise with your viewpoint and have said much the same in my time. It's a sentiment even expressed as long ago in the introduction to "We All Follow the Palace". We hope there's still space for bringing through youth players, retaining our 'local' club feel etc. Unfortunately, particularly at the top, it's becaome so much about money. Would Man City be where they are without it, would Leicester have become Champions? etc. Look at the ridiculous amounts of money to buy the top players - and wages to go with it. Now Palace want to improve the ground, but everyone agrees that standing still on players is asking for trouble. It's a balancing act and perhaps the Club, without openly admitting it, must secure more investment to try and progress. Whatever occurs, let's hope Palace fans can always identify closely with the Club.

 

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View bexleydave's Profile bexleydave Flag Barnehurst 14 May 19 6.45am Send a Private Message to bexleydave Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add bexleydave as a friend

Originally posted by crvenaeagle

Kinda surprised how many people have their tail up at this prospect, with comparisons drawn between City and our potential future. What merit does success have when it's been bought? Those Qataris were the biggest nail in the coffin of modern football.
I'd much rather watch us in League 1 than have Palace become just another marketing product, tourist attraction and mercenary barracks.

We could only spend more on players if we increase our non-TV income significantly and we can only do that with an improved infrastructure. It's looking increasing unlikely that this will happen under the current ownership as most of our income is eaten up by our wage bill and, whilst they may be billionaires, the US investors don't seem overly keen to invest for the long-term. We need an owner(s) who can make the improvements we need happen now, rather than a vanity project at some (now) unspecified future date. If that means an owner(s) from the eastern half of the globe, provided the intentions are sound, I can't really see the problem.

 


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View Sherlock II's Profile Sherlock II Flag The Big Mango 14 May 19 7.22am Send a Private Message to Sherlock II Add Sherlock II as a friend

You are correct, Thaksin is a folk hero in the poorer north and north east of Thailand and the working class areas of Bangkok where his social programs gave dignity to the poor and the downtrodden. He might be corrupt but, as you say, so are most high up the food chain in Thailand. I think he would invest some of his fortune in the playing side and attract a lot of support to the club from not only within Thailand but also from China where he has extensive interests and from where his family originally came. And, of course, his sister the lovely Yingluck would be a welcome visitor to Selhurst Park.

Originally posted by BeckenhamSteve

He fled Thailand to avoid corruption charges and imprisonment, that being said that's nothing unusual for Thailand.
His sister was PM of Thailand for a few years (after him) until she fled Thailand to avoid corruption charges and imprisonment.

He is a very popular politician (exiled) with the poorer Thais in the North East of Thailand and he is extremely wealthy, making his money from telecommunication.

I think he would be genuine in his intentions towards Palace as it would suit his aims of raising his profile in Thailand but I'm not sure if it would last in the long term.

He had a very aggressive attitude to repeat drug offenders in Thailand when he was PM and I'm not sure if this would sit easily with the Premier League as "Fit And Proper Person"?

Edited by Sherlock II (14 May 2019 7.36am)

 


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View orpingtoneagle's Profile orpingtoneagle Flag Orpington 14 May 19 7.45am Send a Private Message to orpingtoneagle Add orpingtoneagle as a friend

Thai politics comes with a constant shift of corruption but this guy and his wider ft Emily took it to levels where even the authorities there decided to take action.

Do we really want to see our club run by someone who, however rich faces arrest and imprisonment in a country he once ran?

Is the lure of a bit more money worth it?

Not for me. For every guy like the late owner of Leicester there is a Vincent Tan.

 

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View RyWa's Profile RyWa Flag Beckenham 14 May 19 8.07am Send a Private Message to RyWa Add RyWa as a friend

Everyone speaking like this means we'll suddenly spend money.. our current owners have a combined net worth of nearly 5 billion, thats alot more than this Thai bloke.
If you combine them, we are in the top 5 or 6 richest Premier league clubs.
Id rather not end up being run by a Thai geezer who knows nothing about the club.

Edited by RyWa (14 May 2019 8.07am)

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 14 May 19 8.11am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by crvenaeagle

What merit does success have when it's been bought? Those Qataris were the biggest nail in the coffin of modern football.

I think that Sky provided the biggest nail in the coffin of modern football

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 14 May 19 8.12am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by RyWa


Id rather not end up being run by a Thai geezer who knows nothing about the club.

Nobody gets as rich as him without knowing something about the investments that he buys into

 

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