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Bernie & Arsenal: Perfect Formula?

Formula 1 mogul, Bernie Ecclestone claims that he would be interested in buying Arsenal Football Club if it were 'cheap enough'.

Silent Stan Kroenke has allegedly been trying to buy the club for some time, and maybe he could now have some competition?

In an interview that had me laughing from start to finish, Ecclestone, who is friends with David Dein says he will 'have a go at anything'.

'I don't know too much about it (the story) actually,' said Ecclestone.

'It's good if somebody is saying that because maybe I will get approached - and maybe it will be cheap enough. I've not spoken with anybody at Arsenal. I obviously talked to David (Dein) when they chucked him out, which I thought was a bit unnecessary.'

'But if somebody offers me something that I think has got good value, I will have a go.'

He then went on to speak about his visits to Stamford Bridge and that he and a friend considered buying the Blues before Roman stepped in.

In all honesty I think Bernie has no idea what he's talking about. He may have amassed over £3 Billion but if he is looking for a bargain of a football club, he's looking in the wrong place.

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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 21 2007

Time: 1:47PM

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In a word: no.
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21/07/2007 13:58:00

I'd use two words "F*** No!"
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21/07/2007 14:00:00

Lol. Apparently he's a Chelsea "fan" as well isn't he? I'm for Kroenke though, you?
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21/07/2007 14:02:00

I'm for anything that benefits Arsenal. As for Bernie, when he said "I obviously talked to David (Dein) when they chucked him out, which I thought was a bit unnecessary" .....I laughed just a tad.
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21/07/2007 14:05:00

At least loathsome Bernie's attitude lays bare (to anyone in doubt) the true attitude and aggression that makes top businessmen tick. These guys may be very successful and adept at business, but our board of old-timers has something that these people will never have.
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21/07/2007 14:18:00

Argh yer ********, I was writing this up. :D
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21/07/2007 14:19:00

Rocky, I think the point of this interview was to reduce opposition to Kroenke's takeover, which is working, if you ask me. I'd rather have Kroenke buy the club than Bernie (IF ever a takeover was on the cards). When I read his - "I'll buy anything if its cheap enough comment", I said - hell no. But I suppose there IS a lighter side to the interview :).
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21/07/2007 14:20:00

Just out of curiosity, how come you run a story on Bernie's takeover, but nothing on Kroenke's supposed bid, which if you believe sky, is imminent ?
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21/07/2007 14:22:00

Prits, I honestly believe he is being serious, but the comments he makes in such a "poundstretcher shopper" kinda of way make it laughable!
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21/07/2007 14:22:00

Must have missed that one Prits!!
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21/07/2007 14:23:00

I hope he doesnt come. We dont need a dillusional idiot like Abraham!
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21/07/2007 14:42:00

lol Simmo... Rocky's making you redundant mate! I reckon he got up at 6am today and started writing with the clear goal to make your life a misery!
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21/07/2007 14:49:00

I think he's got loads written, waits till I'm about to publish them, then he puts them up. Grrr
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21/07/2007 14:59:00

if he did come he'd need a large cushion to sit on to be able to see the action! he'd also have to give up his sorties to Stamford Bridge!
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21/07/2007 15:18:00

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21/07/2007 17:42:00

This ***** is stupid as ever. Silly season, I mean. Now it's extended to every Tom, Dick, and Bernie - if he wants a ******** bargain, he should shop at Wal-Mart.
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21/07/2007 19:35:00

Ecclestone is a slimy, corrupt bad haircut mutherfugger. He is not a football man and is driven by his inferiority complex at being a short arse leprechaun.
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21/07/2007 20:30:00

fugger :D I will be using that now (C)! I would not like to be owned by a CSKA fan! NEVER!
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21/07/2007 23:57:00

He's a CSKA fan??? Oh god, if Hll-Wood lets Kroenke buy the club it would be a lot better, Kroenke is a couple of places higher than Glazer of Man U in the Rich List...
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22/07/2007 04:43:00

IF ITS CHEAP? Get the fock out of here mane,go buy Ferrari
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22/07/2007 10:34:00

Gunnerblood, you reckon that's his own hair?
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22/07/2007 11:11:00

**** off and stick to Formula 1 ( which isn't really a sport anyway but that's another issue). Simmy seeing as he pinched your article how about an article from this story'We’re+quietly+confident+that+Arsène+will+stay'&sublid=NewsHeadline&Title='We’re+quietly+confident+that+Arsène+will+stay'&f=rss
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22/07/2007 11:33:00

And what happend to that Arab guy who wanted to buy Arsenal?? Still I prefer Kroenke
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22/07/2007 18:26:00

Perhaps this is all a ploy by Double D and Kroenke - get us to think that Kroenke isn't such a ******** ******** compared to the alternative *****heads.
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22/07/2007 23:01:00

no thanks bernie,stop all this speculation we need kroenke ASAP with him a new board- HILL and his cronies OUT!!!!I feel we are getting left behind
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23/07/2007 05:43:00

We are not definately a cheap which you can get in plate like manna from heaven. Up up with Kroenke
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23/07/2007 08:45:00


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