David Shepherd

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  1. David Shepherd

    private equity company land plans

    Will you be sending a proxy vote? I think there's a real danger that enough folk will vote for A to scupper the plan and leave us in a spiral of decline.
  2. David Shepherd

    private equity company land plans

    I'm not sure it's a bombshell. The published accounts are there for anyone to look at and it's not like the wolves are at the door, we appear to be servicing the debt. I think the most important point is that if we are paying £10k a month in interest and debt servicing, that's £10k a month we don't have to spend on players wages. Get rid of the debt and we've got money for the squad and other improvements. I'd vote for option C (I'm going to try and buy an A share tomorrow to enable me to do it). The land is doing nothing now and the way the club is structured probably puts potential investors off. If I had the brass, I certainly wouldn't want 628 other folk chiming in with an opinion on what I was doing with the club's assets. Option C lets us develop our asset and alter our structure to be more attractive to future investors.
  3. David Shepherd

    2019. Is it Warringtons year?

    It's always the Fev fan. We're a bad lot.😁
  4. David Shepherd

    2019. Is it Warringtons year?

    The Warrington fans I saw both before and after the game were great, aside from some gentle ribbing about owning a whippet and have a ferret down my trousers (i was wearing a fev shirt). Can't comment on the bottle throwing as I'd nipped off to the loo. The only trouble I saw was about 6 or 7 drunks wearing Wigan shirts scrapping among themselves after the game in the concourse under the stand.
  5. David Shepherd

    private equity company land plans

    RE points 4 and 5 of Maureens post: Makes sense that a deal would need to be structured this way and not through the club directly. A project like this doesn't need to have 600 opinions and I can totally see why this would put investors off. As long as our tenure in the stadium part of the land is secure, what have we got to lose? That land is providing zero benefit at the moment.
  6. David Shepherd

    private equity company land plans

    He's Isle of Man based If it's an IOM company, it won't show at Companies House
  7. David Shepherd

    Dual Reg scenario for next year

    I'm with you. SL by any means necessary. Even if that meant fielding the ghosts of Jimmy Saville and Harold Shipman as our 6 and 7.
  8. David Shepherd

    private equity company land plans

    Be interesting to know what the projected income is, and what kind of development we are looking at.
  9. David Shepherd

    SL could increase to 14 teams in 2021

    Just a point of order. Apart from a few noisy outliers on this forum, the majority of Brits think that an invitation only closed shop is a weird thing to have in a professional sports league.
  10. David Shepherd

    private equity company land plans

    So I assume that this private equity firm is Colm Corran, the recently appointed director of the club. Seems like a decent enough bloke, I sat next to him on the way out to Toulouse. Hopefully MC has done his homework on the man and he's not another fake sheikh. Assuming our tenure at Post Office Road is assured and that the proposal generates a decent income for us, I say go for it. However, I only hold B shares, so my opinion doesn't really count.
  11. David Shepherd

    2019 Squad

    Think we're stuck at the moment. We've enough income to be one of the best part-time sides, with maybe a few full timers. But we're a long way off being able to go completely full-time. Which I'd say is necessary to achieve Super League, even after the structure changes.
  12. David Shepherd

    2019 Shirt

    Hats off to whoever organised the shirts being ready on Sunday. Bet they sold a fair few. I know I woke up on Monday with a raging hangover and about two hundred quid worth of Fev gear lying around the house. The hinges on my wallet are always loosened by Strongbow.
  13. I like the way London have gone about their business since they were relegated. It's hugely encouraging to see so many locals in the team. Hope they continue along this path and don't go for the Aussie journeymen again.
  14. David Shepherd

    London in Superleague

    Don't know why people are so hung up on London's ground. It's a wonderful place to spend the afternoon watching rugby league, especially in the sunshine. With the proposed addition of another stand it will be more than adequate for next season. Even the beer prices are decent.
  15. David Shepherd

    London in Superleague

    Really pleased for London. Bet Parky's keyboard looks like a plasterer's radio.