@Ten Bobsworth wrote:
FGR is a football creditor which gives it preference (which it scarcely deserves). Why should multi-millionaire Vince have preference over landladies taking care of BWFC academy players? But that's the way the cookie crumbles unfortunately.
And no the administrator seems to have ruled out responsibility for agreeing the details. What do you expect for a measly million?
Not impressed by Shazza and Emma thinking that its a good PR exercise. Do they think BWFC fans are too dopey to see through it?
As for Mr Vince playing the wounded soldier, I'm sure he always knew that FGR was a preferred creditor and he didn't need to lose too much sleep over getting his money, one way or another.
Maybe the Daily Telegraph could take a closer look at how cousin Vinny seems to organise his tax affairs from his taxpayer-subsidised business?
It's all academic now but I never could understand the fuss made at the time by Vince - and events since underline why I was right to question it.
The Doidge transfer was entered into legally and the intent was to buy him in the January window. This can be taken as a fact due to FGR having a case against us when Vance (note not Anderson) scuppered the deal in January.
Remi Matthews/Norwich City was/were in exactly the same position as Doidge/FGR come the opening of the transfer window/payment of players wages - and so to was O'Neil except he was a free agent with no club involved - but had signed a contract accordingly.
Eddie Davies had sadly died between the signing of those three deals and the January window and based on everything he had done to date would almost certainly facilitated all three transfers - all three of which require just a week extra grace period until the Sky money came through to settle all these three debts (which were footballing creditors and all that remember!).
The EFL paid Norwich/Matthews and O'Neil direct and would obviously done the same for Doidge/FGR - who it seemed wanted to be at Bolton (much bigger wage/bought a house/etc).
Doidge having already played that season for FGR and Bolton could not play for another club and so went back to a club he was keen to leave - he subsequently left FGR at the end of that season moved to Hibs for just £250k when FGR could have had £1m from us!
FGR/Vince didn't benefit in him returning - indeed they had a player who they had to find a wage budget for and who didn't want to be there - his playing record on his return wasn't anything special.
Doidge had not shown anything whilst he was at Bolton (1 goal in 27 appearances iirc) and if anything it actually benefited us from him not being on the payroll for the second half of last season.
Seems to me Vince acted like a petulant child and threw his toys out of his pram because he did not like Anderson - he made the issue personal and public.
Anderson for all his faults seemed to accurately describe Vance as weird (or words to that effect) which when you start to research the bloke seems like a reasonable description to say the least.
Of course the Anderson haters loved all the shit stirring at the time (I still can't believe the ST wasn't directly involved in some way - why else would Vince randomly donate the proceed of the sale of his infamous 'No Ken Do' T-shirts to them???).
As for the agreement between Sharon and Vince, what could it possibly be other than being a deferred payment? The amount owed could not be disputed - there is a contract to state what cost for loan transfer and wages, etc would be - so it can only be the date of settlement - which would have been in full from the Sky money (via the EFL) last January - being a year ago now!
If anybody came out of the saga a loser it was Vince himself - Doidge got his wages paid (by FGR) throughout the season. Others such as Matthews/Norwich got settled in full last January. Bolton saved a half year of Doidge wages plus £1m transfer fee (which would have ended up having to be settled now by FV as an outstanding football creditor charge) - and Vince is still awaiting payment - otherwise the news reports would have told us the matter was 'settled' and not come to 'an agreement', and whilst being £750k down on the transfer!
Vince's actions made no sense to me at the time and a year later still doesn't make any sense, other than him throwing some sort of a tantrum rather than keep his cool for just a week longer.
All water under the bridge now though.
As for anyone looking into Vince's questionable (but presumably legal) business dealings - is it really that much different than what Anderson was vilified for?
They both seem to be in business for what they can get out of it and Vince has certainly milked the public purse (our money what we pay in taxes remember) many times more than anything Anderson was possibly able to extract from a financial basket case of a company he took over for just one pound and which he inherited the millions it was in debt to at the time.
The thing is though many people believe what they are told - and they believe - and still do, that Anderson is the Devil, Vince is the hero and that Sharon and Emma's visit to FGR was indeed a great PR exercise - you only have to look on social media such as twitter for people's comments to see that.
As some apparently wise character tells us "stupid is as stupid does"!
(Anybody spot my deliberate and apt Forrest reference there?)
Merry Christmas one and all!