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L.U.H.G. We want the glazers out
- Me, Myself, and I
- Enough is Enough, it's been 5 years and the Glazers continue to rape and pillage. United are nearly £1bn in debt and we as United supporters are expected to pay this on the Glazers behalf whilst he sells our best players to pay the interest. Some stayed, some left to watch in the pub, some went to FC United. Now is the time to stand together as REDS and take a stand once again against these scum.
LOVE UNITED HATE GLAZER
i dont know what will happen in the future but i do know that my heart is not for sale and my heart belongs to manchester united SO FUCK U GLAZER U MIGHT OF BOUGHT OLD TRAFFORD BUT U WILL NEVER BUY ME...............L.U.H.G.
The Red Knights insist they are edging closer to lodging a bid for Manchester United despite reports of rifts emerging within the group attempting to oust the Glazer family.
Getting in excess of 40 wealthy individuals to not only put their money to such an ambitious project, but also agree a unified plan of attack, was always likely to be fraught with difficulty.
Led by leading investment banker and former United director Jim O'Neill, the Red Knights have been inching towards lodging a formal bid for the Old Trafford outfit, which had been anticipated prior to the World Cup's opening game on 11th June.
Suggestions that the whole scheme is doomed to failure have wrong-footed some senior figures within the Red Knights, who have privately claimed that the past fortnight has been quite a productive period for the group.
There have been problems to overcome, not least the volcanic ash cloud that delayed crucial meetings, but there remains an optimism the bid will eventually arrive, even if the Red Knights are eager not to constrain themselves to a timescale.
"Talks have been going better than ever and are progressing very positively," confirmed a Red Knights source.
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Keith Harris, who claims to have a group of investors ready to buy Manchester United, has called on the club's fans to force current owners, the Glazer family, into selling.
Harris says he has a British-based group of investors ready to buy United - if the Glazers make the club available.
United's supporters have always been against the Glazers' ownership of the club, but most recently have stepped up their campaign against them - notably ditching the club's red and white colours in favour of green and gold.
But Harris wants more, insisting fans should boycott matches.
"Turning up to games 10 minutes late and things like that just doesn't do the job," Harris said.
"The green and gold protest is fabulous, a symbolic and significant message to the owners. It is like the white handkerchiefs in Spain. But that won't force the Glazers to sell to us.
"However, if enough people - and I am talking about thousands - stop turning up to matches and do not renew their tickets, then that does it. The supporters have to hurt the Glazers in their pockets.
"They have to be prepared to take the pain of not watching their club in order to achieve a long-term gain. Supporters have to be galvanised to say, 'We will not come. We will not buy programmes and merchandise'.
"It's a big ask, it's a risk, but that is what must happen. The Glazers are thick-skinned and seem impervious to protest. They will not be impervious to enormous drops in their revenue.
"I would not talk about this if I didn't have full confidence in our ability to raise the money to do this. I never talk publicly unless I have confidence. Getting the money together is the easy bit.
"But we can't make an offer until the Glazers are placed in a position where they are forced to consider it."
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99 Reasons to Distrust Malcolm Glazer
Malcolm Glazer, the family man………
1. Malcolm’s father Abraham deserted from the Russian army and emigrated to America in 1915. Malcolm apparently hates this being mentioned in the press and this could be a reason why he does not give up a fight until he has been completely and absolutely defeated and ground into the dust.
2. Abraham died when Malcolm was 15. Malcolm took on his father’s watch repair business and worked seven days a week. In five years, he had the capital to start buying property and from there he moved into trailer parks.
3. When Malcolm’s mother Hannah died in 1980, she left an estate worth $1m. Litigation erupted soon after, when Malcolm’s brother Jerome fell out with a brother-in-law.
4. The court battle over the will ensued, passing through six judges and has gone on for an incredible 24 years. Glazer claimed his sisters were jealous that he had made their mother rich. But the case shines an unflattering light on him.
5. When asked for documents, he delivered 103 boxes of randomly filed statements that took five people three weeks to reassemble. Under cross examination he repeatedly claimed ignorance on simple business matters and said “I don’t remember” 250 times.
6. At one point when the opposing attorney left the room the stenographer recorded Glazer saying: “We have got to keep going until there is no money in this estate.” He has said he meant that his sisters were intent on running down the estate. In 1986 he was ordered to pay fees of $268,299 and a judge said his “intentional and prolonged non-compliance with the court’s reasonable orders” had cost his sisters.
7. According to The Guardian: “Glazer's 60-year business career, incorporating property, fish, fast food restaurants, local television stations and nursing homes, has been punctuated with minor court cases. Some are bizarre, even by the standards of America's litigation-happy culture.
8. Soon after the Tampa Bay takeover, residents on a trailer park accused Glazer's holding company of illegally charging an extra $5 a month for keeping a pet and $3 for each resident beyond the first two. Glazer eventually dropped the fees, but not before incurring acres of bad publicity and was dubbed the ‘slumlord’.”
9. At his East Avenue and Forest Lawn mobile home parks in Rochester, New York, residents complained constantly about the poor conditions he kept them in. The tenants, many old and poor, formed a pressure group to fight him.
10. Lawyer Paul Marasco, who represented Glazer's tenants in a successful lawsuit against Glazer, said: "He was charging tenants extra for having pets and even having babies. It was all against the law but he still fought it every inch of the way. We thought what he was doing was wrong so took him on and the courts vindicated our fight. I'm glad we won and a lot of people got some money back."
11. Today parts of Glazer's trailer parks resemble waste dumps - with rusting toys and discarded rubbish littering the cramped space between lots. Many mobile homes are boarded up and have become a magnet for drug users, residents say.
12. Carl Feinstock, a Rochester lawyer, took Glazer to court when one of his clients was injured at a Glazer-owned trailer park. Feinstock says: “He didn’t keep up the parks. He cut his costs at the expense of the residents.”
13. One resident, Lawrence Conway, said: “He does nothing for us.” Conway says his park is often short of light bulbs and that Glazer’s company has consistently raised rents above the market rate.
Malcolm moves up in the world……….
14. Having concentrated on property in his early years, initially buying rented homes in Rochester, he reinvented himself as a corporate raider in the go-go stock markets of the 1980s. (Source: The Guardian)
15. Recurring themes in Glazer's career - ones that echo in the assault on Manche
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