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View Joseph Paxton's Profile Joseph Paxton Flag Lancing 31 Oct 21 12.19pm Send a Private Message to Joseph Paxton Add Joseph Paxton as a friend

He was never a 'go along to get along' type of operator, more adept at pointing out that the Emperor has no clothes, which is why as a former owner, he makes the perfect pundit and presents a view of the national game shorn of all the tinsel and ribbons and spin.

When he was owner, I admired his stance in many ways against all the jackals that tried to feed off the club. It wasn't just agents and bolshie players, he also had a few run-ins with the FA and wrote some choice articles about them in ongoing spat when he had a column in The Guardian (?). Upshot was that he became quite unpopular among the establishment and when the club became highly leveraged he walked on a knife-edge.

It was a shock when we went into administration no doubt and would have been interesting to see how the club would have developed with his plans. My take - I think we would have remained a yoyo club for many years due to lack of outside investment and new owners have managed to tackle this, hopefully for a healthy future.

It was an interesting crusade that SJ fought in the noughties and makes him a fascinating and credible pundit. His critique of the breakaway league and the FA due diligence on owners have been highly illuminating in recent months. If he comes back to part ownership of a sports club in future, I don't think it will be here again.

 


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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 31 Oct 21 1.08pm Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

Nice Guy, Heart rules his Head

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 31 Oct 21 2.09pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

one of us.

Jordan is an Eagle.

 


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View Joe Bloggs's Profile Joe Bloggs Flag Nr Norwich 31 Oct 21 3.54pm Send a Private Message to Joe Bloggs Add Joe Bloggs as a friend

On talk sport he comes across with some excellent views and he obviously has feelings for the club. He started with a bum move regarding Steve Coppell and putting Alan Smith in charge.

Who signed Fatty Ruddock? Who having already down played Peter Taylor gave him a Job? Who insisted he owned the ground?

He probably now understands that as you get older you usually get wiser!

Took our club out of administration.

Wore a colourful red jacket.

A t*** for a brother.

Took Dowie to court.

 

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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Online Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 31 Oct 21 4.23pm Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

I couldn't help but like the guy although of course it didn't end well for him.

But he was only a few minutes away, at that infamous game at The Valley, from being in a position to sell the club on with Premier League status intact. Which was his intention.

After that it was a case of throwing good money after bad, chasing another promotion.

He would also have benefited from having co-owners with him I think.

I'm always interested in what he's got to say and I'm glad he's found a platform to get his views across !

 


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View nickyf's Profile nickyf 31 Oct 21 6.16pm Send a Private Message to nickyf Add nickyf as a friend

Heart was in the right place with regards to palace, unfortunately he was a very young person who owned a football club a bit naive and opened his mouth when he should of kept it closed on certain aspects of the way football operates, He upset a lot of people and got him self a bit of a reputation which later cost him as people got there own back and the hierarchy in football close ranks.

 

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View derekjeffries's Profile derekjeffries Flag Hastings 31 Oct 21 6.28pm Send a Private Message to derekjeffries Add derekjeffries as a friend

My view on SJ - thank heavens for Steve Parrish. After supporting this club for over 55 years we have finally got someone at the top who cares about the club and know what he is doing

 

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View Rayb67's Profile Rayb67 Flag Sutton 04 Nov 21 10.00am Send a Private Message to Rayb67 Add Rayb67 as a friend

I would urge everyone to read " Be Careful What You Wish For" by Simon Jordan. In that, he confesses that his mood swings affected some of his decision making. I believe that having his brother running the club was a mistake and that Steve Parrish has been a better owner as he has other people with genuine input, (instead of one man's impulsive decision making.) I was at the Valley in May 2005 and I think that Jordan came close to doing a great job. Financially, he is a good talker on TalkSport. CPFC is better off without him, but I still think that he did his best for us.

 

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View palace99's Profile palace99 Flag New Mills 04 Nov 21 1.28pm Send a Private Message to palace99 Add palace99 as a friend

Originally posted by Dancer Cat

Anybody prepared to lose 32M of an approx 38M fortune on Palace gets my respect.

Also, I think SJ sees in SP a slightly more successful & shrewd mirror image of himself - hence the dislike (as well as being tucked up for 1p in the 1 on the 32M debt of course).

When CPFC2010 they organised a creditor meeting which was open to all creditors from small local suppliers upwards - SJ attended.

He may have spent 32m on the club in total (not sure where that figure comes from) but he definitely wasn't owed that amount. Firstly, the purchase was about 10 to 11m i think so that money was 'lost' the moment we went into administration.

I am told on the accounts the amount owed to him was 7.8m so he got 1p in the pound on that.

I do remember he also stumped up c1m when we went into administration to make sure we had sufficient money to get us to the end of the season.

Paying his under qualified brother 500k a year was a strange choice

 

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Originally posted by palace99

When CPFC2010 were trying to buy the club they organised a creditor meeting which was open to all creditors from small local suppliers upwards - SJ attended.

He may have spent 32m on the club in total (not sure where that figure comes from) but he definitely wasn't owed that amount. Firstly, the purchase was about 10 to 11m i think so that money was 'lost' the moment we went into administration.

I am told on the accounts the amount owed to him was 7.8m so he got 1p in the pound on that.

I do remember he also stumped up c1m when we went into administration to make sure we had sufficient money to get us to the end of the season.

Paying his under qualified brother 500k a year was a strange choice

 

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Online Flag hove actually 04 Nov 21 1.40pm Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

Originally posted by palace99

When CPFC2010 they organised a creditor meeting which was open to all creditors from small local suppliers upwards - SJ attended.

He may have spent 32m on the club in total (not sure where that figure comes from) but he definitely wasn't owed that amount. Firstly, the purchase was about 10 to 11m i think so that money was 'lost' the moment we went into administration.

I am told on the accounts the amount owed to him was 7.8m so he got 1p in the pound on that.

I do remember he also stumped up c1m when we went into administration to make sure we had sufficient money to get us to the end of the season.

Paying his under qualified brother 500k a year was a strange choice

I thought it was the administrator who organised the creditors meeting. CPFC 2010 didn't get involved until the end, just before the administrator ran out of money and liquidated us.

 

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View Frickin Saweet's Profile Frickin Saweet Flag South Cronx 04 Nov 21 2.00pm Send a Private Message to Frickin Saweet Add Frickin Saweet as a friend

I agree with most of what he says on TalkSport. His reasoning always comes from a place of logic which he is able to articulate well when presenting his opinion. That said what he was saying today about safe standing was pretty ignorant. Was along the lines of Police shouldn't assume that trouble makers are going to congregate in standing areas and thus make it hard to police.

 

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