Where's Soccerman??????????

Discussion in 'Pro Indoor Soccer' started by Indoor Alter Ego, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Indoor Alter Ego

    Indoor Alter Ego New Member

    Nov 4, 2008
    I find it highly interesting that Soccerman vanishes the same time Ed Hale gets in big time financial trouble.

    Soccerman, you can't be busy washing Eddie's car for he has no money to pay you.

    Where is Soccerman????????????????????
  2. GoStorm

    GoStorm Member

    Oct 24, 2008
    This was from September 22
    sounds like trouble in Baltimore
    maybe soccermans password was taken away from him and he can no longer access the internet from work
    In the latest sign of trouble, 1st Mariner Bank said Monday that it has been placed under more intense federal supervision as Baltimore's largest independent bank continues to struggle with soured real estate loans and its inability to raise cash.

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Maryland Division of Financial Regulation issued a "cease and desist" order Friday, according to documents filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, requiring 1st Mariner to devise a plan to improve its capital, liquidity and earnings and deal with problem loans.

    The enforcement action is the latest hurdle for the bank, which had been operating under an informal supervisory agreement and has had to transfer money from its holding company to maintain capital levels.

    The bank, which has been hurt by the housing slump, reported a $2.4 million loss in the second quarter.

    A banking consultant pointed to the order as a sign that the government is one step closer to a takeover.

    "You have a bank with a number of problems, and they haven't cured the problems that were raised in the informal proceedings," said Bert Ely, a banking analyst with Ely & Co. "Now, you get the formal order, and that's another step toward eventual takeover of the bank. We see this all the time."

    In a statement, the bank said its board and management had taken steps to devise and implement strategies to address issues noted by federal and state regulators.

    For months, 1st Mariner has been trying to raise money from investors, or sell its consumer lending company to improve its capital levels.

    "The bank continues to pursue plans to increase its capitalization through a combination of capital-raising efforts, which include conventional efforts in public and private markets as well as sale of assets," 1st Mariner said, noting it does not believe the order will have a material impact on its operations.

    Customers also will not be affected by the order, the bank said. Deposits of up to $250,000 per individual per account are insured by the FDIC.

    The order requires 1st Mariner to submit a plan within 30 days that achieves and maintains its "Tier 1" leverage capital ratio at or greater than 7.5 percent, and its total risk capital ratio at or greater than 11 percent by June 30, 2010.

    The bank said it has presented a plan to federal and state regulators on how it will achieve a Tier 1 leverage capital ratio of 6.5 percent and a total risk capital ratio of 10 percent by March 31, 2010, and also meet the order's higher targets by June 30.

    The bank had a Tier 1 leverage capital ratio of 5.77 percent and a total risk capital ratio of 8.7 percent as of June 30, according to regulatory filings.

    Ely said the bank is adequately capitalized, but below the highest regulatory distinction. Moreover, the bank must charge off all loans that are classified as a loss within 10 days of the order.

    The bank's loan loss reserves of $11.5 million as of June 30 is insufficient to cover its troubled loans, Ely said.

    The bank also must show how it can improve its bottom line and cut costs.

    The mortgage crisis has hurt a number of local banks and led to the failure of two Maryland banks: Bradford Bank of Towson last month and Suburban Federal Savings Bank of Crofton in January.

    1st Mariner Bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of 1st Mariner Bancorp, which is headed by Edwin F. Hale Sr., its chairman and chief executive.
    Copyright © 2009, The Baltimore Sun
  3. slickersoccer

    slickersoccer Member

    Aug 29, 2008
    Newark, DE
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who cares?

    As someone who comes here mostly for timely updates on whether indoor soccer will survive to another winter and to have some fun discussing the teams/players/leagues when the season is underway, I have not missed either his posts or the dozens of snarky replies that they unfailingly generated. Any thread to which he contributed not only suffered from the absurdity of his deliberately exxagerated rhetoric, but it almost invariably ceased to pursue the original question or information that began the thread and disintegrated into pre-adolescent name calling and one-uspmanship. Good riddance, and please stop giving him a reason to think he's missed.
  4. Blastnut2

    Blastnut2 Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    This is probably the most cogent post I have read on this board. Thank you slickersoccer.
  5. the shelts

    the shelts Member+

    Jun 30, 2005
    Providence RI
    Nottingham Forest FC
    Good point. Gone , good bye.

    Oh ya. There is another shoe to drop......if you know what I'm Driving at.

    I hope first mariner pulls through.
  6. CaptSteamer

    CaptSteamer Member

    Nov 8, 2006
    Where's Soccerman???

    To quote Jerry Sinfeld, "That's like asking, Where's Waldo?" :D

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