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  1. Huhuja

    Teamtalkin mukaan Popov on ainoastaa pelilupaa vailla medicalin on jo läpäissyt.
  2. Takeover

    * Sport * Football * Blackburn Rovers Indian tycoon Ahasan Ali Syed makes a move to buy Blackburn Rovers • Blackburn's advisers have been approached over deal • Syed said to be prepared to invest £300m into the club * Reddit * Buzz up * Share on facebook (2) * Tweet this (21) * Nick Duxbury * The Guardian, Wednesday 4 August 2010 * Article history Sam Allardyce Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce could be givebn significant funds if the sale goes through. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images Blackburn Rovers who have long struggled to keep their heads above water in the Premier League are reported to be the subject of a £300m takeover bid by a Indian businessman. Ahasan Ali Syed, the head of investment firm Western Gulf, which is based in Bahrain and Switzerland, has made an approach to the club's advisers, Rothchilds, with a view to buying Rovers, clearing their debts and giving manager Sam Allardyce the funs to bring in new players. Rothchilds has alerted the trustees of the late Jack Walker's estate, who still have a huge influence on the club. Two years ago the estate made it clear it was no longer in a position to underwrite the club indefinitely. Walker, a life-long Rovers fan, bankrolled the club to the 1995 Premier League title under manager Kenny Dalglish. Syed, 36, is the sole heir to the family business which has its origins in the East India Company. He was educated in London, is a qualified lawyer and owns racehorses in Bahrain. He is understood to have singled out Blackburn because of their potential for growth. He wants a deal to be agreed this month and the sale completed in September. Earlier this summer, another bid from India tabled a £25m bid, offering to tap into Blackburn's large Asian population.
  3. Takeover

    An Indian entrepreneur has been linked with a deal to buy English Premier League club Blackburn Rovers. Saurin Shah, 38, a businessman with shipping and textile interests, plans to bring a touch of Bollywood glamour to the English team and will try to engage South Asians living in the gritty northern town, according to an AFP source. Mr Shah is the nephew of Niranjan Shah, vice chairman of the wildly popular Indian Premier League cricket tournament, and he hopes to import some of the marketing techniques if he is successful with his bid, the source said. The process of due diligence - which opens up the club’s financial accounts for evaluation to a potential buyer - has begun, the well-placed source said. “Once this is complete, Saurin Shah and his consortium will make a fresh bid for Blackburn,” the source told AFP. The £35 to 45 million deal (Dh196-252m) includes debt, the source added, without elaborating. It is understood that Shah, who declined to comment, made an initial approach to the club offering about £25 million. The Mumbai-based businessman had approached brokers in London about buying a club in the English game’s top flight and settled for Blackburn because of its growth potential. Blackburn Rovers, who won the Premier League in 1994-1995, finished 10th last season. But the club has had a quiet close season, with the manager Sam Allardyce signing no new players with funds tight. The prospect of a new owner at the Lancashire club has dominated local news, leaving some fans concerned about whether money will be available for signings as the new season approaches in less than a month’s time. A successful bid from Mr Shah could see the introduction of a “high-growth revenue model” along IPL lines, the source added, with cross-marketing between the football club and the IPL through Mr Shah’s Qubic Sports Investment firm. Mr Shah believes the IPL recipe - a heady mix of star footballers, innovative marketing, a carnival spirit and the presence of popular Bollywood film stars - could help bring the untapped local British Asian community to games. Blackburn, like Mr Shah’s hometown of Mumbai, was largely built on the success of its cotton spinning industry. A fifth of the town’s population classed themselves as “Asian” or “Asian British” in the last census in 2001. “A bit of Indian-flavoured seasoning is what’s required,” the source said. English Premier League matches are shown live on television in India and the sport has won legions of new fans in the cricket-mad country in recent years. Niranjan Shah was quoted by the Lancashire Telegraph newspaper last month as saying his nephew’s interest was “serious” and they had the money to invest in the club. The club chairman John Williams has not ruled out a possible buy-out. “We are aware of fresh impetus with regards to the potential sale of the club, with at least one potential new buyer being identified,” he told the Lancashire Telegraph earlier this month. “In the event of a successful sale, and money being made available, we do have a list of players available in the back of our minds.” Mr Shah is not the first Indian businessman to be at the centre of speculation surrounding European football clubs. India’s wealthiest man, Mukesh Ambani, was linked to Liverpool while his younger brother, Anil, was seen as a possible buyer for Newcastle United. Both Ambanis denied the reports. Mr Shah would join a long list of foreign Premier League football club owners. Americans control Aston Villa, Liverpool and Manchester United, Chelsea is owned by the Russian Roman Abramovich, while Manchester City were bought by Abu Dhabi-based billionaire Sheikh Mansour.
  4. Huhuja

    Huhuilevat kovasti että saattaisivat olla myymässä Jason Robertsia takaisin sinne mistä tulikin, nyt kun WBA taas kerran korkeimmalle sarjatasolle nousi ja kait ihan kohtuu summaa olis valmis ”kolossista” pulittamaan. Miljoona puntaa Baggies on ilmeisesti pulittamassa? Eiköhän BFS ole hyökkääjien perässä kun nämä ylijäämät heitetään yli laidan
  5. Takeover

    Indians keeping mum over Blackburn Rovers plans by Will Swanson. Published Thu 08 Jul 2010 12:30, Last updated: 2010-07-08 Indians keeping mum over Blackburn Rovers plans Indians keeping mum over Blackburn Rovers plans Mumbai businessman Saurin Shah is remaining tightlipped over his plans to take over control of Blackburn Rovers. The Lancashire Telegraph reports that it spoke with Shah yesterday but he was unwilling to divulge any further information. However, while he was unable to reveal any fresh details about the negotiations, he insisted there were “no issues”. Mr Shah confirmed his group had signed a Non Disclosure Agreement with the club as discussions continue, which ensure confidentiality to the process. Ainakin intialaiset ovat vielä kiinnostuneita, ilmeisesti BFS on Ngog:n perässä brittilehdistön mukaan.
  6. Huhuja

    Blackburn Rovers hold talks with former Rangers striker Boyd July 01, 2010 | Transfer gossip | 0 Comments | Bookmark and Share Kris Boyd Kris Boyd Related Links Clubs Newcastle UnitedMiddlesbrough FCBlackburn RoversGlasgow Rangers Players Kris Boyd Who or What Where Sam Allardyce has held talks with Kris Boyd as Blackburn Rovers become the latest club linked with the former Rangers hitman. 26-year-old Boyd announced that he was leaving Rangers at the end of last season, saying, "But it's time to leave Scottish football. I need a fresh challenge." A free agent as of today, Boyd is the SPL's all-time top scorer and scored an impressive 26 goals for Rangers last season. His goals have been crucial in securing two successive titles for Rangers under manager Walter Smith. Birmingham City were thought to be favourites to sign Boyd, but have withdrawn their interest as Boyd would apparently not be guaranteed first-team football at St Andrews which he is unlikely to accept. Newcastle United and Middlesbrough are also reported to be interested in Boyd. Newcastle boss Chris Hughton knows that a proven goalscorer would boost the Toon's Premier League survival chances, while Middlesbrough manager Gordon Strachan hopes that Boyd's goals would help fire his side to promotion. According to The Sun, Allardyce has gone one step further than his rivals and actually held talks with Boyd about a potential move to Ewood Park. Blackburn Rovers currently have a somewhat threadbare attack and the addition of Boyd would be a significant addition.
  7. Huhuja

    Blackburn Rovers interested in signing Rapid Vienna striker Nikica Jelavic - report 21 Jun 2010 08:18:00 Share Buzz It Sam Allardyce has been named the new manager of Blackburn Rovers. Photo Gallery Zoom Sam Allardyce has been named the new manager of Blackburn Rovers. Related Links Teams * Blackburn Rovers * Rapid Wien Players * Nikica Jelavic Blackburn Rovers are believed to be interested in procuring the services of Rapid Vienna striker Nikica Jelavic. The 24-year-old put in several stellar displays for his club last season, performing admirably on the European stage as well - scoring four goals and making an assist in six appearances in the Europa League. Now The Mirror reports that Rovers are set to watch their target during pre-season, with a view to a potential move. It is said that manager Sam Allardyce views Jelavic as a prospective striking partner to fellow Croatian Nikola Kalinic at Ewood Park. The pair are not unfamiliar with each other, as they both spent two years playing together at Hajduk Split. Tällaista jätkää huhuillaan meille, Kalinicin kanssa pelannut aikaisemminkin mikä ei varmaankaan ole haitaksi.
  8. Takeover

    “Yes I can confirm I am interested. It is an exciting prospect but I can’t say too much at the moment. "We do not enter things to lose, we enter things to win. That is all I can say. “We are serious. We are in negotiations and the interest is natural because of the amount of Indians and Pakistani people in Lancashire.” Mr Shah is described by sources in Mumbai as ‘a little known businessman’. His uncle Niranjan, deputy chairman of cricket’s Indian Premier League, is a well known figure in the country. The IPL chief said details of exactly who would be part of the buying group were still to be finalised, with his own role unclear. But he insisted there was a determination to make it a success. Niranjan Shah, said: “It is serious interest but we know we will have to work very hard to make it happen and Saurin and his group have been doing that for a while now. “I think there is a 25 per cent Asian population and we want to explore the opportunities there. I hope some Indian people in Blackburn, and other Blackburn fans, are excited about it but let us not get carried away just yet.
  9. Takeover

    Indians step up takeover interest in Blackburn Rovers 9:49am Friday 11th June 2010 * Print * Email * Share * Comments(3) * Photograph of the Author * By Andy Cryer » Blackburn Rovers reporter INDIAN businessman Saurin Shah has stepped up his interest in buying Blackburn Rovers with a faxed offer believed to have been made. Shah, little known outside his home of Mumbai, is understood to have sent a faxed offer in the region of £25million to Rothschilds, the company charged with selling the club. Football agent Chris Nathaniel is believed to be fronting the negotiations for the interested party, while Shah's uncle is the vice-chairman of cricket's Indian Premier League. * For the latest on Rovers' potential takeover, see tomorrow's Lancashire Telegraph. Olisiko joulu tulossa etuajassa näin roversin kannattajalta... Tänne sais kirjotella ajatuksia mahdollisesta omistajan vaihdosta eli onko hyvä vai huono? Omasta mielestäni olisi hyvä jos seuraan saataisi hieman uutta rahaa kunhan se ei olisi lainarahaa ettei tehtäis Pompey:ta
  10. Aloitetaan tällainen thread ja tänne saa laittaa omia ajatuksia tulevasta kaudesta. Edellinen kausi alkoi hieman huonosti mutta kauden toinen puolisko antoi uskoa tulevaisuuteen varsinkin kun reserveistä tuli kelpo vahvistuksia kuten Olsson, Jones, Hanley ja Hoilett. Alladyce on hakemassa hyökkääjää ja pelintekijää vahvistamaan hyökkäyspeliämme. Ilmeisesti ei taaskaan hirveästi puntia ole luvassa mutta eiköhän sieltä taas jotain yllätyksiä ilmesty. Arte et labore Rohkesti vaan mielipiteitä esittämään seuraa koskien.
  11. Kausi 09-10

    Arte et labore Hieno päätös kaudelle, toivottavasti ensi kaudella löytyisi sellainen 15 maalin mies jota ruokkisi se kauan kaivattu pelintekijä
  12. Huhuja

    "Celtic Rover, Chorley says... 7:06pm Sun 9 May 10 The new sky deal plus the 10th place finish alone is worth £8.25M adcr." Olisiko perää, jos on niin eiköhän meillekin jotan janttereita ilmesty.
  13. Huhuja

    Jones signs new five-year deal at Blackburn Rovers 8:42pm Tuesday 4th May 2010 * Print * Email * Share * Comments(15) * Photograph of the Author * By Andy Cryer » DEFENDER Phil Jones has signed a new long-term contract with Blackburn Rovers. The 18-year-old has penned a five-year deal that sees him contracted to the Ewood Park club until the summer of 2015. Jones, a product of the Rovers Academy, signed his first professional contract with Blackburn in September 2009. Now the teenager has been rewarded further after a string of superb performances in the heart of Blackburn's defence over the past two months. Hyviä uutisia, mies on vasta 23-v ku soppari loppuu mutta toivottavasti jatkaa sitä sen jälkeenkin
  14. Huhuja

    Sitä ei kai kukaan ole väittänytkään... Jos Duff:sta maksettiin 14 milliiä niin nmiten muka kahdesta todella lupaavasta pelaajasta muka ei sais 10 milli per nuppi
  15. Huhuja

    Arsenal scout Blackburn Rovers pair Steven N'Zonzi & Phil Jones - report 29 Apr 2010 08:21:00 Share Buzz It Arsene Wenger, the long-serving Arsenal manager. (Getty Images) Photo Gallery Zoom Arsene Wenger, the long-serving Arsenal manager. (Getty Images) Related Links Teams * Arsenal * Blackburn Rovers Players * Phil Jones * Steven N'Zonzi Arsenal's chief scout Steve Rowley watched Blackburn Rovers youngsters Steven N'Zonzi and Phil Jones in action at the weekend with a view to making them transfer targets for the Gunners, according to a report from The Daily Mail. Jones, 18, turned in a mature display at centre-back for Rovers in the 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux, whilst midfielder N'Zonzi has been compared to Patrick Vieira in his style of dominant midfield play. N'Zonzi has played in the majority of games for Rovers since his move from French outfit Amiens last summer. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has apparently targeted players with Premier League experience as he looks to reinforce his side. The Frenchman asserted earlier this week that he was keen to tie up deals for "definite" transfer targets before this summer's World Cup in South Africa. Näistä varmaan 20M Englannin rahaa, ja vielä on Lingazi odottamassa...