Saputo interested in buying Habs, Gillet interested in getting out of Montreal

Discussion in 'Montreal Impact' started by Chef Medeski, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Chef Medeski

    Chef Medeski Member

    Sep 25, 2008
    NYC
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, you've probably heard the story as 5 pm this afternoon, all potential bids for the habs are due in and over 50 people have stood up including 10 big names, one of those being Joey Saputo.

    During the Ranger game, he was on CJAD explaining his intention in making a bid.

    Now could this effect l'Impact? I mean Saputo supposedly didn't want to pay the full amount, even when he was splitting it with Gillet which I'm not so sure if he still is or if Gillet is still able to. Now hes going to buy the Habs. Will he have money afterwards for the Impact? Will he have as much time for L'Impact when the Habs are clearly higher on the Montreal sports rung. Will he be able to cross-advertise which means more exposure for our soccer team? Will he have the money for MLS?

    Honestly, I'm not sure what to take of it all. But all I know is if they have to bid for 2012 soon and they don't even know what they own in the books, it'll be hard to put together a focused bid.
     
  2. sportie1

    sportie1 Member

    Sep 4, 2008
    now we know one of the reasons why saputo nixed the mls bid-- the habs deal was a possibility and he knew that back a few months ago-- i hope the soccer fans of montreal make it known to the impact management that they want into mls
     
  3. Trident

    Trident Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Montreal

    OR, it was just like Saputo said, the MLS entry wasn't worth the cost, while the Habs are a good investment, they're the franchise of the league, bar none.
     
  4. Nerroth

    Nerroth Member

    Feb 9, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    If he does get the Habs, could he then follow the MLSE model of having both the Impact and Canadiens part of the same stable of franchises?
     
  5. Chef Medeski

    Chef Medeski Member

    Sep 25, 2008
    NYC
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah les canadiens could use some of that winning habit from L'Impact and the Impact could use some of that press coverage. Perfect match made in heaven.

    I mean, clearly as MLSE has shown, success translates, or lack of it, translates between franchises. :p
     
  6. Unak78

    Unak78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 17, 2007
    PSG & Enyimba FC
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Nigeria
    Kind of the European model, don't you think, of having multiple local sports teams under the same ownership structure. Not that MLSE went as far as to name every team that they owned the "Maple Leafs" but you get the general picture.
     

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