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Stefan Rupp

Discussion in 'City Talk' started by Captain Grumpy, Jun 3, 2021.

  1. bantamdave41

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    Fantastic post.
     
  2. WilsdenBantam

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    A lot of people still don’t understand that in any successful business you need; drive, ambition and passion for what you’re doing. Just because Rupp keeps us ticking over doesn’t make him a competent owner. He has non of the traits listed and that’s why I don’t believe we’ll see success until he’s gone. Tbf to Rahic he did have those things he was just a nob and useless, someone with his passion for football and desire to see positive change who isn’t a fraud would go far with this club. Sadly no takers.
     
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    That’s very kind, thank you
     
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    New Interim Man U Manager Rangnick is One of Edin’s mate from Stuttgart FC. Watch out he may well be back on the coaching staff soon
     
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    Yes how can Rupp compete with really passionate owners who eat sleep breathe football

    He can't he simply can't
     
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    then you get the truth regarding Tordoff and all the Curle and Townsend business turns out had nothing to do with Jack being carefull with the money.
    City bid £250k for Townsend and the player found Norwich more attractive that was that
    As for Curle City went after him Wimbledon bid 500k Tordoff turned to Dolan and asked him should we go in higher and Dolan not Tordoff said he didn’t think he was worth it.
     
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    Yeah but some of these passionate football owners can end up making a right mess .......... look at Richmond here and look what Ribsdale did at Leeds .............got both clubs to the stars and there passion ended up a cycle of a decade of nothing
     
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    I've never heard that one before, but the fact remains Jack told a meeting of Bradford City fans we were strong enough to go up (as we'd just bought Micky Kennedy from Portsmouth) without extra bodies which turned out to be wrong and IMO was short sighted by the board at the time.
    Both Curle & Townsend went on to have very good careers, he would have got a return on his investment, unfortunately we never got another sniff of success until Geoff and the Rhodes family got involved.
    @Bantam-in-Greece@Bantam-in-Greece who was also at that meeting offered Jack a £20 bet that both McCall & Hendrie wouldn't be at the club the following season if we did not achieve promotion and Jack declined the bet, the rest is history.
     
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    Just think that Tordoff was given a harsh ride regarding these so called myths and to be fair to him he did make all that money generated from them sales available not his fault it was blown on poor signings :(
     
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    Not sure he was given a harsh ride, certainly not at such a critical time in the season where a little more investment would in many fans opinion have given us a far better chance of achieving something we'd chased all that season, if you recall Stuart actually told the board he would stay another season and have a go at getting promoted and he and others felt let down.
    I can assure you they weren't myths certainly not with regards that fans forum I attended, if nothing else those attending shamed the board into allowing David Markham to travel on the players coach as they had previously banned him for some thing David Markham had written and the T&A printed.
     
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    Sure did Dave and as you say, Jack declined!
     
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    Not Tordoffs fault if Bradford wasn’t glamorous or Dolan didn’t rate Curle that highly was it ???
    There is a book with it all in and it gives Jacks side of the story and I cannot recall anyone coming out since calling him a liar

    He wasn’t stupid he knew the money was gonna come back in if we won promotion or not but our two main targets either didn’t want to come or our manager didn’t wanna pay 500k for the other not the mythical story that he wasn’t willing to spend the cash

    He did on Kennedy for starters and that was a huge fee for us back then
     
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    For balance Richmond gave us the best years we've ever had. Did exactly what he saod he would do until he went batshit crazy. Wouldnt change those years for anything.
     
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    You really are an @AngryGaz@AngryGaz aren't you, whos calling Jack a lier you need to cool down fella, I don't need books to tell me about Bradford City, and certainly not that era, I virtually spent most of my time at Valley Parade one way or another either the supporters club upstairs or The Edwardian Club underneath.
    I've not made any comment that Jack was stupid, far from it but you need to read McCalls take on that particular time far from complementry about Jack.

    You shouldn't try and teach your grandmother how to suck eggs I've been there seen it done it and bought the tea shirt.
     
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    Kennedy was a good player and a good signing on paper. The problem was that he was carrying a back injury, which was eventually diagnosed as tight hamstrings but it meant that we didn't see the best of him during the second half of that nearly season.
     
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    Well the Glazers are awful owners but be that as it may it's impossible to deny they have a passion for sports I suppose you could argue the same point about Rupp liking brum brum cars but it's not exactly the same

    There are different reasons to buy football clubs other than burning passion but at this level it tends not to be the case most of these owners only own the clubs because they have some kind of affinity with them maybe I'm wrong
     
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    did I say YOU had called him a liar ????
    I am going what Tordoff put down on paper and how many folk have come out since and said it was all lies ????? You know actual manager at the time ............ nobody at all
     
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    The thing about the Glazers is they have actually folded out hundreds of millions is it there fault that managers ain’t up to it ????
    Man U fans will go on about them when things ain’t going right they always do
     
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    No difference with BCFC fans then! No difference with Oldham fans then, No difference with Charlton, Swindon, Blackpool and many others including instant judgement yesterday at the Blades. In fact no difference full stop.
     

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