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billysexcrime
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Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:47 pm

Statement from Bray Wanderers

http://braywanderersfc.ie/bray-wanderers-fc-statement/
Bray Wanderers FC can now officially confirm the club is financially stable for the foreseeable future and have a vision for the future unrivaled by any other Football Club in Ireland.
Wicklow County has unfortunately now attained the accolade of being the North Korea of Ireland for business.
But like all suppressed people, they eventually revolt, a revolution of Football is going to start and Bray Wanderers will be the leaders not just for Wicklow but for Ireland in this revolt.
Ireland produced great world beating players, from Roy Keane, John Giles, Liam Brady, Robbie Keane to Ray Houghton and many many more.
The problem and question is why cannot Ireland produce such great talent anymore.
We at Bray Wanderers are going to answer the questions and solve this problem.
We are going to give Wicklow and Ireland something to be proud of where there will be an academy to rival the best in the world. Our vision and ,rest assured ,we will execute the delivery of our vision is a world class football academy to rival the best in the world.
To achieve this, yes, we are going to and are in preliminary negotiations to buy a new Ground, and will be seeking from Wicklow County Council the rezoning of the land in The Carlisle grounds with the development proceeds used to fund the construction of what will be the best Academy and sporting Grounds in the country.
To keep the club on a sound financial Footing and independently fund this academy and club forevermore, we do have a plan on how to do that.
This will be at no cost to the Exchequer or County Council. But when you operate in North Korea, these options are difficult to achieve, but we will achieve it.
Eventually when we have succeeded in our vision creating the best centre of Excellence in Ireland, based on Academies such as Barcelona Manchester United and other in that caliber, creating the best production line of players in Ireland, we will hand the facility and sustainable business over to a trust who will protect the club and the development of Football in Wicklow & Ireland long after our collective lifetimes.
There will be may naysayers to this and to them, we say,
Ideally we’d bring in Conor McGregor for a quote but our response is,
“One great enemy we must all endeavor to fear not conquering is fear. Fear can cripple purpose and purposeful life. Fear asks question we must fear. Fear makes vision a nightmare. One must always cross the barrier of fear to get to the great city of true purposefulness. A great number of us who are unable to live to accomplish the true reason for our existence on earth are unable to cross the barrier of fear in the first place.”
Those afraid and living Fear, rest assured fear has no place in Bray Wanderers.
Gerry Mulvey
Chairman

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maradara
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Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:04 pm

can't be legit!

that was someone's best donald trump inpersonation and they published it by mistake
used to go to school right beside the carlisle

who knew houghton wasn't scotish after all

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Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:47 pm

its deffo on their website anyway. class post!

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Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:48 pm

North Korea of Ireland :lol:

I love how they plan to sell a ground they don't own and need the council to rezone it while calling them names and use the proceeds of this sale to buy a new ground with money that wouldn't be their's

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Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:56 pm

"One great enemy we must all endeavor to fear not conquering is fear"

I know what my next tattoo is gonna be.

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Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:57 pm

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Is this shit for real?

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Fred__Elliott
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Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:22 pm

I dunno dude, I heard someone paid for £40m for Matic so it could be

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eventSecurity
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Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:30 pm

Fred__Elliott wrote:I dunno dude, I heard someone paid for £40m for Matic so it could be
Will be one of the signings of the summer imo
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Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:28 pm

he want be taxed in qatar, but he should be taxed where ever he's resident on those earnings

most likely how we end up with so many tax avoidance cases

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Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:20 pm

eventSecurity wrote:
Fred__Elliott wrote:I dunno dude, I heard someone paid for £40m for Matic so it could be
Will be one of the signings of the summer imo
ah if he frees up Pogba and protects the defence like Jose wants him too, then he could be a good signing. Considering he is 29 and a defensive midfielder, it's just ridiculous sums to be paid

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Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:22 pm

Also is Jose going for one of the tallest teams ever played?

Bailly - Smalling - Jones - Lindelof
Matic - Fellaini
Rashford - Pogba - Martial
Lukaku

He'd out Pulis Pulis

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Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:36 pm

Fred__Elliott wrote:
eventSecurity wrote:
Fred__Elliott wrote:I dunno dude, I heard someone paid for £40m for Matic so it could be
Will be one of the signings of the summer imo
ah if he frees up Pogba and protects the defence like Jose wants him too, then he could be a good signing. Considering he is 29 and a defensive midfielder, it's just ridiculous sums to be paid
40m in this window isn't bad actually. I think it's time for fans to forget about transfer fees, they aren't relevant any more. Billionaires pushing around numbers on balance sheets, it's like monopoly money now.
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Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:33 pm

Matic looking the business

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Fred__Elliott
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Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:17 pm

Liverpool have an easy enough draw in the CL. Ajax and Kiev knocked out

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Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:08 pm

Wouldnt have got either of them anyway, we were always gonna be seeded (as would they if they got through). Actually makes it a bit easier with them out as CSKA and Sporting Lisbon will get bumped up to seeded teams.

It's Steaua Bucharest, Young Boys, Nice, Hoffenheim or Istanbul Basaksehir we'll get now.

Biggy Shackleton
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Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:25 am

So how in the name of christ are PSG getting around FFP here?

By Neymar paying his own transfer fee?
Forbes has his net worth at a paltry €37m as of last month.

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Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:49 am

Qatar government are giving him the cash (and then some) to act as an "ambassador" for the 2022 world cup

Biggy Shackleton
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Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:02 am

nothing to see here then.

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Fred__Elliott
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Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:21 am

the reaction of the LFP was hilarious, considering the amount of propping up the Spanish Govt have given Real & Barca over hte years

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Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:15 pm

Barca and real aren't used to losing their best players. Reaction of the fans is gas

Stings huh?

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