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About oheisbaer

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  1. It's not us it's them. http://www.fc-union-berlin.de/profis/aktuelle-meldungen/detail/Einweihungsparty-1-FC-Union-Berlin-empfaengt-Celtic-F-C-im-Stadion-An-der-Alten-Foersterei-17793k
  2. The article states that the Union manager promised a cracker of a pre-season friendly and it's rumoured to be against us. It also mentions that there would be a return game at Ibrox.
  3. I've been to home games against Energie Cottbus, Kaiserslautern, Dynamo Dresden and Hertha away this season. Union are a decent enough team but nothing special. On our day I'd fancy us to beat them comfortably. Stadion an der alten Försterei is a compact stadium (circa 20k capacity with 3/4 standing) in the east of Berlin (Köpenick) that generates a really good atmosphere.
  4. An exercise in semantics. Inquiry and investigation are synonyms and you know fine well they are.
  5. An inquiry is independent only to the extent that it is conducted by an actor/actors who played no part either directly or indirectly in the issue that is to be investigated.
  6. This is not an independent inquiry.
  7. Whyte has inadvertently provided evidence as to why he was so eager to appoint Duff and Phelps. I don't think they'll be happy at this leak.
  8. Rangnick stated on his resignation from Schalke 04 that he lacked the necessary energy to turn the club around. That was 18 months ago, though.
  9. Correct. Lech bought Lewandowski for 300k then sold him to BVB for 4m 2 years later. Artjoms Rudnevs was signed from ZTE in Hungary as Lewandowski's replacement for 500k before being sold to HSV - again after 2 years - for 3m after achieveing a similar goals per game ratio as Lewandowski had with Lech.
  10. The upcoming changes in regulations for the free movement of workers from Bulgaria and Romania should be of interest to our scouts as it will negate the need for a work permit.
  11. The formation of one governing body for Scottish football will afford them a get-out clause in this respect.
  12. Some people have short memories. Danny Wilson signed for Liverpool in the summer of 2010, when Boyd and Novo left on free transfers as they were not satisfied with the new terms they were offered and Thomson was sold to Middlesbrough as he only had a year remaining on his contract and we were not in a position to offer him new terms. Wilson was in the same boat. So it was - as it appeared at the time - the wrong career move? Hard lines. At 21 I'd sign him in a heartbeat.
  13. http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/court-ruling-raises-stakes-in-rangers-takeover-fight.17121266 Court ruling raises stakes in Rangers takeover fight A BIDDING war is expected for control of Rangers after a court ruling left the door open for administrators to tear up the four-year season ticket deal. Lord Hodge's opinion in the Court of Session leaves the way clear for Duff & Phelps to renege on the deal with Ticketus – which raised more than £20 million to finance Craig Whyte's takeover of Rangers – if it is in the interest of the creditors of the club. Lord Hodge said courts "would be slow to disrupt" the administration process by considering any legal move to force the Ticketus deal to be honoured. The administrators, who told Lord Hodge they believe the deal struck with Ticketus and Whyte is illegal, could get more money from the sale of Rangers, providing greater value for creditors such as the taxman, if there was no deal. Buyers are believed to have either stayed away from bidding, or devalued the Ibrox club because of the Ticketus deal, which gives the agency 60% of all ticket sales from Ibrox over the next four years, worth more than £30m. Lord Hodge's rulings will not just speed up the sale of the club, but could also bring in new bidders, the administrators believe. Former Rangers director Paul Murray's Blue Knights, Sale Sharks owner Brian Kennedy, Chicago-based Prometheus Capital Partners and an unidentified British consortium, have made conditional offers. A Middle East consortium, a Singapore group fronted by Glasgow-based businessman Shazad Bakhsh and New York-based financiers Fortress are understood to be keeping a watching brief. Paul Clark, joint administrator, said: "We welcome the decisions announced by Lord Hodge and view them as a significant step towards clarifying the future for Rangers Football Club. "Lord Hodge has made it clear the Ticketus arrangements do not mean Ticketus has property or real rights over seats at the stadium or, indeed, the proceeds from the sale of future season tickets." Duff & Phelps is now planning to create a shortlist of bids and said it expected the decision to have a "significant bearing on the proposals put forward by bidders to date". However, London-based Ticketus believes its bid for Rangers with the Blue Knights, which keeps the ticket deal intact, is in the "best interests of the club". It said: "With every week that passes, further value is destroyed in the club. To conclude the administration process as soon as possible so that the club can secure its future in the hands of a new owner is in everyone's interest. We feel confident that we can conclude this process more swiftly than other bidders. "Ticketus has a duty to its investors to protect the investment that it currently has in the club." If the administrators breach the deal, it is understood that the agency, while an unsecured creditor, would have to chase majority shareholder Craig Whyte for any losses. And, while Whyte believes he has preferred creditor status with first claim on assets such as Ibrox and Murray Park, the court-appointed administrators believe this is invalid because there is no evidence he put any of his money into the club. Court papers show the first confirmation that the administrators' legal advisers believe the Ticketus deal with Whyte is illegal on the grounds that it was indirectly providing financial assistance for the acquisition of Rangers shares, contrary to the Companies Act 2006. Lord Hodge was unable to give guidance on the immediate termination of the Ticketus contract because details of competing bids could not be divulged. However, his full opinion accepted the general principle that the deal could be breached in administration, and if the club is wound up. He also rejected a move by Ticketus to place a trust over the proceeds of the sale of the tickets, to try to make the deal unassailable, ruling that it had "purely personal contractual rights".
  14. The perfect opportunity to give them the same allocation as every other away support.
  15. This thought entered my head last night, too. Can anyone clarify this point? I haven't seen this posted elsewhere. Administration triggered the addition of at least another 6,807,000 GBP to the "non-HMRC Creditors" column, according to today's Herald: "Duff and Phelps, a London-based company, were appointed as administrators yesterday, triggering a clause that means the 6807 fans who bought debentures in the club deck at Ibrox in 1990, at prices ranging from £1000 to £1650, are due their money back. The issue document for the Rangers bond states that ''the debenture shall immediately become repayable at par without interest'' if ''any administrator or receiver is appointed to the undertaking of the company or any of its property or assets''."