Fire ownership: We'd spend Keane money for right DP

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  1. Stogey23

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  2. loonixxx

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  4. LocoGueroFutobolista

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    I'd be very surprised if Andy decided to spend any sponsorship money on a DP. That Quaker-cash could be his first ever profit margin, which is the only thing he wants from the team he bought.


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    If all you're after is profit, buying an MLS franchise is a pretty stupid way to go about it. It seems more likely that making a profit is NOT the reason he bought this team, and that you're just being a negative nancy.
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    Lets get a guy who knows how to score.
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    Don Draper?
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    I wish we could get Drogba. He's been playing inconsistent in the EPL, time for a scenic change to Chicago!!!
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    I wish we could get the entire Spanish mens national team.

    I also want a pony.
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    One of these things is expensive and high maintenance.

    The other is a pony
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    Drogba actually is willing to leave after this season though........
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    I wouldn't do it. The year may be profitable because of the jersey sponsor money, but he will still lack a ROI on the amount spent on the actual sale. I have no idea how many more profitable years he or any other owner of the Fire would have to have in order to have profited a cent.
    I couldn't justify DP money.
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    I had called a press conference for Noon today to announce that I had tendered a very attractive offer to Andrew to buy the Fire.








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    I think Drogba is 5 million a year guy, I think we're ready to pay 2 million.
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    Maybe in China or the UAE. I don't think he would command that much if he wants to stay in Europe. I would pay him 2 mil a year to play here, but I'd want it to be year by year with a club option and I don't think he would go for that.
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    Okay. If he didn't buy the team to make a profit, why did he buy it? That sounds like a good question for someone to ask him at the Town Hall. It's not like he is some home-town guy who dreamed of owning the Fire since he was a kid.
    Think back to when he bought the team. We had Blanco. Jersey sales and ticket sales (albeit not season tickets) were through the roof. I stand by my assertion that he expected at some point to turn a profit.
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    The way he would make a profit is by selling on at a later date, not by running in the black each year. Reports say that he bought the club for $35 million 5 years ago, and now MLS is expecting $75-100 million for the next expansion team.
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    I wouldn't buy a team that continues to lose money and ticket buyers each year. So what you are saying is that a team *that doesn't even exist yet* is worth far more money than the Fire? LOL
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    There's more to owning an MLS franchise than just the profit/loss for the club. In fact, the "owner" only owns 49% of the club, along with a share of the league and SUM. The league owns 51% of each franchise, IIRC.

    I don't think anyone would argue that a share in MLS isn't worth more now than it was when Andrew bought in.
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    a delusional paranoid schizophrenic might, just a guess
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    got it, but now someone has to cover me
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    DP as in "double penetration"? Yup, that's the owners view us lot.
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