Roman, Roman , wherefore art thou Roman?

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  • #1727325

    nine nine nine
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    “My feeling is that Roman’s love for the Club is as strong as ever and he has little or no intention of selling the club.”

    Ditto 1905.

    #1727352
    chelsea1967
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    Just crossed my mind. Remember way back when Roman wanted all the Stamford Bridge shareholders to redeem their shares so he could take full control of the ground. What was the end result of that?

    #1727382

    nine nine nine
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    It was the Chelsea Pitch Owners who own the pitch 67.

    That was when a were looking to relocate and subsequently the plan was to build a new Stadium on the existing site which the CPO were happy with their position was that they didn’t want the Club to be relocated. As you know the plans for the new Stadium are currently on ice. But the CPO still own the pitch and are unlikely to relinquish their shares in the pitch.

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    chelsea1967
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    thanks mate

    #1727482
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    Grass isn’t always greener boys. I’d rather keep a ‘visaless’ Roman than have some faceless corporate entity or billionaire Yank, Saudi or Chinese person knowing stuff all about English football.

    #1740086

    nine nine nine
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    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/04/03/roman-abramovich-no-longer-paying-front-1m-a-year-chelsea-box/

    Appreciate there are political difficulties but I think Roman has to decide whether he’s in or out. There are numerous interested parties.

    Maybe it’s time for Roman to cash in and move on but as Stuilse stated we have to be careful the grass isn’t always greener as Hicks and Gillete, Stan Kroenke, Ellis Short etc have proved.

    #1740230

    nine nine nine
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    Looks like this opportunity if Roman wanted to sell might be going South literally.😊

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/britains-richest-man-launches-takeover-14240108

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    #1747617

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    Reading today in the Times that apparently Jim Ratcliffe is still very much interested in buying Chelsea but no real indication as to whether or not discussions are continuing or if this is simply his point of view

    Think that Roman has to make some kind of public declaration (when does that happen…??) about his intentions for the Club. KTBFFH

    #1747674

    nine nine nine
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    1905, when has Roman ever made a public declaration.

    Would it be good for the fans if he did? Of course it would but its not going to happen mate for his own benefit if there is any truth in these rumours he will as always play his cards very close to his chest.

    #1747697

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    999 – I know that as my comment in brackets indicates, but I would argue that if he really cares about the Club and considering the number of issues we are facing come the end of the season it would be good if we could at least clarify one of them…!! Even if that is Buck making a comment on behalf of the owner…? KTBFFH

    #1747705

    nine nine nine
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    1905, don’t get me wrong mate as per your post above I’m fully with you on this but I just can’t see it happening and I’m not too sure how serious Ratcliffe is and does Roman really want to sell anyway?

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    I suspect that Jim Ratcliffe is trying to garner public opinion as to whether Chelsea fans want Roman to go so he can use it as a negotiating tool.
    If so then may i be the first to offer my view – RA has been the best overseas owner in the PL by far and i would love to see him back in his seat at the Bridge. He is missed and the place isnt the same without him.
    I dont want him to sell but i dont want the club to suffer either if he has lost interest due to the visa issue.

    #1747807

    nine nine nine
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    The perfect summary imo Gib. Well said.

    #1747827

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    GIB – makes a lot of sense and totally agree about your comments regarding Roman. Would love to see him back at the Bridge. KTBFFH

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    #1750222

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    999 – was just shown an article in the Mail regarding this but also implying that we would have to move away from the Bridge

    Do not understand that logic because if we are going to knock down the Bridge anyway then surely the cost of a new ground would be the same in Chelsea as in any other part of London…?

    Anyway, there seems to be no apparent rush on this but good to know that Roman still has this under consideration which could easily be his way of letting the fans know he is not going anywhere without really making a public statement…? KTBFFH

    #1750250

    nine nine nine
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    1905, yes the article above suggests investigations of other sites too. I thought the Club pretty much exhausted alternative sites last time round? And then there’s the CPO to consider.

    #1750258

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    999 – the article still states that the preference is remain at the Bridge and so I think when you look at how the costs spiralled for Spurs new stadium they are looking to make savings wherever possible. Even if they did achieve the 500m they are looking for the chances are that over the time spent building the stadium the costs would rise, as they always do, so this savings is almost like a contingency fund…!! KTBFFH

    #1750327

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    1905, I agree.

    I think trying to find a new location would be fraught with problems there’s nothing within 3 miles of the Bridge and the CPO would only reluctantly agree to such a move on that basis and a green field site outside of central London will never get their approval.

    The Board made a cods of it at the beginning of this process and I hope the Board don’t start making the same mistakes again.

    The positive I guess is that if this news is accurate Roman has no intention of selling up.

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