Thursday, August 30, 2007

A major pointer to Arsenal's future to be announced this afternoon.

My good friends over at Arseblog and Gunnerblog have their ears to the ground a lot more than me, and have found out that David Dein is to have a press conference this afternoon.

It could mean that the play we were all expecting, Dein selling to Kroenke as the first stage in a takeover bid, is about to transpire.

However, other names, darker names, have been mentioned, chief among them - and I stress this is merely a rumour at the moment - Boris Berezovsky.

This man cannot become involved in our club. He is a crook and a gangster. He acquired his business skills and empire in the bandit capitalism that gripped Russia during the 1990s. He is, however much he denies it, probably the force behind MSI, the group responsible for the Tevez and Mascherano debacles. He has suffered several assassination attempts, the most recent occuring in July of this year.

Moreover, the only man to attempt to investigate Berezovsky's murky past was murdered. In 2004, Paul Klebnikov, who wrote the book 'Godfather of the Kremlin' was shot dead in Moscow.

I won't write any more on this man for now, as it's too early to tell what's going on, but even I would prefer Kroenke to him.

Here's hoping tonight's conference isn't too unsettling.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

such scare tactics, shame on you, the same was said about abram@#$$ts at chelsea and he seems like a good guy, stay's out of the news and puts his money where it hurs us.
I think its more likely to be because Berozovsky is jewish, isnt it you can tell me cant you, go on.

LRS said...

don't write more about him or you'll be shot as well!

Anonymous said...

lrs, he's coming to get ya, hah ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

"such scare tactics, shame on you, the same was said about abram@#$$ts at chelsea and he seems like a good guy, stay's out of the news and puts his money where it hurs us.
I think its more likely to be because Berozovsky is jewish, isnt it you can tell me cant you, go on."

seems like a good guy does he ?? do you know anything about his past and how he made his money ? Much the same way as this Berezovsky character.

Dodgy as fuck

Goonerboy said...

Fuck off Anon. 2.09 I am not an anti-semite. I dislike Berezovsky because he's a crook and a gangster.

Anonymous said...

Berezovsky is, for what it's worth, an Arsenal fan, and has a box at the Emirates.

Our current board are a bunch of money-grabbing cunts anyway - so I'd be happy to see them ousted ASAP. Berezovsky wouldn't be my choice, but it's only a rumour anyway.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and just to point out the obvious, if Goonerboy were an anti-semite, he'd be AGAINST our current board (which I am, but for other reasons), which is partially jewish.

Anonymous said...

glazers at man u jewish,arsenal's major shareholder jewish,tottenham's owner is jewish,chelsea's owner's jewish, aston villa's owner's jewish,portmouth owner, yes you guessed it jewish.Gold brothers at birmingham, jewish, and liverpools owner jewish albeit shares ownership, i think you get the gist, jews who own football clubs have been good for our game, so stop worrying and defaming people. remember david dein jewish and he bought wenger and he has in turned bought millions in to the clubs coffers not to mention trophies.

Anonymous said...

If only someone bought us, handed Wenger £50m, and told him to go and fucking spend it on 2 players over the age of 20, and not come back until he had.

We'd win the title.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Dein is coming back???

Anonymous said...

goonerboy, thats what they say about chelsea's owner,dont they.

Goonerboy said...

If this discussion descends into anti-semitic abuse, I will turn the comments off.

This is your only warning.

Anonymous said...

if someone hander wenger 50 million, he'd hand it back and say i have as many players as i need thanks very much, crazy but true.

km1980 said...

And to who those who persist with the view that David Dein has Arsenal's best interests at heart, please let this be the needle that bursts that bubble once and for all. Making an announcement such as this at the very time the CL draw is being made is spiteful, and is purely intended to make things difficult for whover is in Monaco representing us (probably Edelman - who Dein hates). The press are going to be firing away with question after question about takeovers and crisis.. and what CL group we are in will be just a footnote.

Goonerboy said...

Anon. 2.20.

Yes, and it's probably as true as it is with Berezovsky.

None of the Russian oligarchs should be anywhere near English football. It's a disgrace that we've let these crooks come into our game.

Anonymous said...

goonerboy chill man, have we hit a nerve, it is a genuine problem, but i'll be a good boy

Anonymous said...

Berezovsky is a fucking gangster and a murderer, hes been charged with bad shit. How he has asylum in England is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

Abramovitch did not gain his money in a savoury manner, but he's a smart man and an opportunist - if it hadn't been him, it would have been someone else.

Berezovsky however is more political, and more underhand than Abramobitch ever was. But on the other hand, I have had acquaintances with people who are his acquaintances, and I'm told he's actually a nice guy who is a genuine Arsenal fan.

Anonymous said...

he's actually a nice guy who is a genuine Arsenal fan.

so is bin laden if im not mistaken

Anonymous said...

anon @ 20.21 - well, he can take a running jump then. If he insists on managing the club on a shoestring, that's his problem.

Give him a budget and force him to spend it.

Anonymous said...

anon @ 20.24

Bin Laden allegedly has a connection to the football club - but I somehow doubt that supporting a jewish backed, london based football club fits into his fundamental islamic outlook.

Berezovsky has a box at Arsenal - and uses it.

Anonymous said...

"Our current board are a bunch of money-grabbing cunts anyway - so I'd be happy to see them ousted ASAP. Berezovsky wouldn't be my choice, but it's only a rumour anyway."



Yep they are such a bunch of money grabbers that the shares they own in the club haven't paid a dividend in 33 years. All the profits the club makes stays in the club.

Have a look at the former owners of Newcastle to see how much could have been bled form the club had they really been money grabbers.

Clearly you're a know nothing idiot.

Anonymous said...

Our current board are money grabbing c#nts?? Thats just the craziest thing Ive ever heard. All of the current shareholders on the board have been entitled to dividends on their shares for nearly 20 years and have NEVER taken one. They are Arsenal people, and they are the people who took us to the top of the tree and built a brand new state-of-the-art stadium, which they have financed smartly with no risk to our short term future. Wenger has all the funds he needs, but because he isnt a capitalist whore, he doesnt spend it. We have the best board in football, bar none.... whoever made that comment should go and support Spurs, then they'd find out what a shitty board was all about.

Anonymous said...

goonerboy, it smacks of total jealousy, i bet you chelsea fans are not making big of where abram got his money,infact i know their not. This russian oilgarch and where they got their money is wearing thin, portmouth are doing well and we dont even hear about their russian money.

If Russian wasnt a screwed up country who banned religon and democratric freedoms this callapse would not have happened and would not have created so many billionaires,suddely you feel all sorry for barbaric russia, grow up gb

Anonymous said...

If the board are money-grabbing c**ts, then why don't they take out any dividends, instead of reinvesting all the profits into the club? Only the executive members of the board get any salary at all. The increase in the value of shares benefits them only if they sell and they have been the ones risking their money over the many decades I've been supporting the Arse... best run club by far....

Anonymous said...

"Yep they are such a bunch of money grabbers that the shares they own in the club haven't paid a dividend in 33 years. All the profits the club makes stays in the club."

Trite nonsense, I'm afraid.

They pay themselves a salary, from the clubs finances, that THEY THEMSELVES DICTATE.

Do you even know how much of a dividend they forgo?

Anonymous said...

f*ck off anonymous 2.22 you anti-semetic pr!ck. What is bad for the game is people like you. Go support Lazio or Sparta Prague, you are not wanted here.

Anonymous said...

"Our current board are money grabbing c#nts?? Thats just the craziest thing Ive ever heard. All of the current shareholders on the board have been entitled to dividends on their shares for nearly 20 years and have NEVER taken one. They are Arsenal people, and they are the people who took us to the top of the tree and built a brand new state-of-the-art stadium, which they have financed smartly with no risk to our short term future. Wenger has all the funds he needs, but because he isnt a capitalist whore, he doesnt spend it. We have the best board in football, bar none.... whoever made that comment should go and support Spurs, then they'd find out what a shitty board was all about. "

Bollocks.

We pay the HIGHEST prices in the world, and see the LOWEST investment in our team of ANY club currently in the top flight. We have MORE tacky gimmicks at the club than any other in the league. Regular fans are totally priced out of attending games regularly. We've just introduced a totally needless, and thoroughly shit third kit FOR THE FIRST TIME, purely for the sake of GRABBING MORE CASH. The board are now even trying to trademark the word 'GOONER'. Money grabbing cunts - just wake up and smell the coffee.

Anonymous said...

This whole argument about not taking a dividend is utter cobblers, I'm afraid, and has more to do with growing the share-price than giving out of the 'goodness of their heart'. Believe me, the current board know fuck all about generosity. Bunch of silver spoon cockmuncher aristocrats - they're not in it for anything other than money.

Anonymous said...

nothing new with arsenal not spending, since phw has been i place and infact not only him but his father and grandfather b4 i'll bet we have been and are the cheepest money loving refuse to spend club in the history of football for the amount that we we bring in, its obsurd.

Anonymous said...

i also think wenger is hypnotized ito thinking the clubs money is his own eithe rby choice or some spooky experiment by the arsenal board carried out by trained scientists in the middle of the night using a clowns uniform and stilts

Anonymous said...

"They pay themselves a salary, from the clubs finances, that THEY THEMSELVES DICTATE.

Do you even know how much of a dividend they forgo?"


http://football.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1761366,00.html


check out the pay here.

I've no idea about how much dividend they forgo because they don't forgo it. the shares just don't pay a dividend. They as the major shareholders could of course change that.

No dividends paid since 1974.

Anonymous said...

We've just introduced a totally needless, and thoroughly shit third kit FOR THE FIRST TIME,



Nothing to do with UEFA stating all clubs playing in the champions league must have 2 change kits then?

Anonymous said...

The board do a good job although every so often they do make a right PR balls up (eg the gooner thing - plain daft!). 15 years ago we were on the verge of becoming also-rans until Wenger was appointed, to much ridicule. The money's there, he just doesn't WANT to spend.
BTW AFC have had 3rd kits for over a decade now! kids these days! want everything on a plate!

Anonymous said...

Watch Rosicky, Fabregas and Eduardo's goals against Sparta Prague at http://www.metacafe.com/watch/792668/arsenal_3_0_sparta_prague_highlights_rosicky_fabregas_eduardo/

Big Johan said...

Is it a coincidence that so many of today's comments have been posted anonymously?! Will all blogs and comments have to done anonymously if Berezovsky does buy a shareholding for fear of reprisals?

The ill informed comments about our board are extraordinary - Danny Fiszman must be tempted to contact Boris's hitman himself