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mmmmm

He's coming to LFC so it's Count Doku la

Just a little bit.

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If you watched the Wolves v Olympiakos match the other night, he looked bloody good. Great run & shot early on, very well saved by Patricio, and a fine cross near the end that Hassan should have put away but his header was too close to the keeper. In between, worked hard, presses well, got booked for fouling Traore.

Only one match but very promising, and very much a Jurgen full-back.

And yeah, I've been watching far too much footie since lockdown.

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2 minutes ago, Hightown Phil said:

Lloyd Kelly and Reguillon. Reguilon the best of the four by a mile, although not seen anything of this lad in fairness, but he’s miles above being a back up. 

He looks quality. I wonder if he will be cover for more than 1 position 

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24 minutes ago, Alonso said:

If we could come out of this window with something like tsimikas, white and sarr that’d be pretty decent all things considered. 

I've set my heart on Thiago 

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7 hours ago, Hightown Phil said:

Why wouldn't we be though? We aren't set up to make a profit and our revenue streams have taken a pretty obvious hit, the most obvious of all being no one's bought a season ticket, or a corporate box, or a ticket in a members sale, or one of the £3k a year season tickets, or a Thomas Cook style match break. By now I reckon we've probably usually sold 75% or so of the tickets for the entire season. And now? 0% with no real evidence of when or if it'll get to 1%, and knowing it won't get above 90% as an absolute maximum if we're allowed 100% occupancy in 2 months time. 

Disagreeing with a potentially over cautious approach I get, but surely it's pretty easy to figure out what's going on?

Good lord, man. At least once question why and not stand firm on that side. 

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33 minutes ago, Hightown Phil said:

Lloyd Kelly and Reguillon. Reguilon the best of the four by a mile, although not seen anything of this lad in fairness, but he’s miles above being a back up. 

Never heard of Reguilon tbh. Sounds like something you take for constipation. 

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35 minutes ago, Swipe said:

Never heard of Reguilon tbh. Sounds like something you take for constipation. 

Just googled him, a young attacking Spanish leftback from sevillia 

 

Glad we didn't go for him on that basis 

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8 hours ago, Rory Fitzgerald said:

They did put in cash since their initial investment, around 2013 they injected about £40m (we were using the loan market around this time with Sahin, Cissokho, Moses) and then for the stadium they injected £60m in 2016 resulting in their loans touching nearly £130m. As of today, their loans are down to around £80m (or lower).

They have capacity to invest more. The commercialisation of the club has been significantly improved and the team has won 2 major trophies to propel that, and the balance sheet is the strongest since they took over. We are a club in a relatively good position to deal with having no matchday revenue. Will that lead to significant investment - I think they have finances to make a decent sized purchase provided the player is coming in on decent wages. It must be a headache though to have debt sitting on the balance sheet for the stadium expansion and now those cashflows are gone for an undetermined period.

 

Did they inject equity in 2016? I believe they had to to meet FFP rules at one point, but stadium spend has been met via commercial loans - and not interest free loan either as the likes of the Echo liked to hint at. These loans also have a relatively short payback period of five years as well don't they?

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Jamal Lewis must be heart broken right now. 

Expect he will refuse to sign another contract, there'll be a bust up and in 1 to 2 years, he'll be sold for less than 12m to some random club in a process that everyone lost out in. 

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The last few days must’ve been traumatising for young Jamall. I’ll personally stop supporting Liverpool until we sign the poor lad and make him captain.

This Tsimikas bloke should take a long hard look at himself.

Suppose you can’t have Jamall but at least he won’t Kostas then.

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1 hour ago, SME said:

Did they inject equity in 2016? I believe they had to to meet FFP rules at one point, but stadium spend has been met via commercial loans - and not interest free loan either as the likes of the Echo liked to hint at. These loans also have a relatively short payback period of five years as well don't they?

No, it wasn’t equity but an inter company loan - see explanation in #3 below. The loan is priced at 1.24% and is short term as you correctly point out. The reason it’s not interest free is that it provides the owners some cash flow and it’s tax deductible. If it was interest free, our profit (if any, depending on the year) would be higher and mean more corporation tax. 

 

If they financed it via a commercial bank for 7-10yrs then the rate would be higher and the cash would go to a bank instead of the shareholder (keeps cash in their pockets to reinvest).
 


EDIT: Here is the snapshot from the financials on the increased loan

 

 

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