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Hmmm, imagine if you'd said "anyone talking in rupees will never succeed over here. I wouldn;t even pick up your phone call or open your email for those reasons alone. Go away, buy an Indian team then move it to a different state". Would that be racism? Aren't you saying here you wouldn't want him because he's American? I'm always gobsmacked how even the most PC of PC wankers seem to think their rules don't apply when the subject is from the States. I once heard a senior member of human resources say to a room full of people, "I won't go to (some place i can't remember), it's full of Americans, I hate them". When I reminded her the company had an equality policy, nobody backed me up. These are strange times we're living in.:eyes:

I know there is hate between them, no clue why, it's football man, end of the day after all the stuff going out in the club, the game is fun and You should enjoy it that's the point
 

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I'd never invest in a football club. If you wanted to invest in a NL club with the aim of getting them into the FL, then it could cost millions. I know there's exceptions where teams go up on a shoestring budget, but in general you will be pumping in 500k/900k if you want to build a team within a year. Not worth saving 10 years of salary imo for something which may go tits up!
 

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Barrow were bought by a Dallas multi-millionaire 2 years ago when they were in the league below this for £500,000 (approx $700,000) so you'd need more cash that $150,000 just to buy a club. Clubs generally at the non-league level are a bit wary of foreign owners because several have walked out on the clubs after a while which doesn't go down very well. Barrow didn't have that worry as the guy in question was actually born in Barrow before moving across the pond to make his money...
 

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I'd never invest in a football club. If you wanted to invest in a NL club with the aim of getting them into the FL, then it could cost millions. I know there's exceptions where teams go up on a shoestring budget, but in general you will be pumping in 500k/900k if you want to build a team within a year. Not worth saving 10 years of salary imo for something which may go tits up!

Barrow were bought by a Dallas multi-millionaire 2 years ago when they were in the league below this for £500,000 (approx $700,000) so you'd need more cash that $150,000 just to buy a club. Clubs generally at the non-league level are a bit wary of foreign owners because several have walked out on the clubs after a while which doesn't go down very well. Barrow didn't have that worry as the guy in question was actually born in Barrow before moving across the pond to make his money...

There is more tiers under like I said before if it's too expensive for me to start and calculate that I can afford it in the long run I won't go for it cause I don't want to make the club suffer, when time come I'll pick a team with financial problems for sale in any low tier and I'll do my research which requires me to go there to check it out and if I think it's the one then I'll go ahead with an offer
 

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Been over here for 27 years and the one thing I can say with any certainty is that Americans know feck all about football outside of the premiership. They don’t understand community, they don’t understand loyalty, they don’t understand traditions and they sure as shit don’t understand promotion/relegation. Your dream (although admirable) will come crashing down once you discover girls…….
 

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Been over here for 27 years and the one thing I can say with any certainty is that Americans know feck all about football outside of the premiership. They don’t understand community, they don’t understand loyalty, they don’t understand traditions and they sure as shit don’t understand promotion/relegation. Your dream (although admirable) will come crashing down once you discover girls…….

That's where we got lucky in that our "American" benefactor is an actual Barrovian
 

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I already explained how I got it.
Guess you are not old enough to get my 'joke'.
Here is MIDO and a previous tweet from him hence my poor attempt at humour!:
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Been over here for 27 years and the one thing I can say with any certainty is that Americans know feck all about football outside of the premiership. They don’t understand community, they don’t understand loyalty, they don’t understand traditions and they sure as shit don’t understand promotion/relegation. Your dream (although admirable) will come crashing down once you discover girls…….

Listen man, I'll do my best and I'm never bad with anyone I get along just fine, in my local club Chicago Fire we hate the owner so much and riots and stuff not because of his nationality it's because he destroyed us. Thank you for the info until u said '' once u discover girls'' I'm 19 dude already been with a lot of girls and idk how that mixes up as a never talk about this with them
 

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Torquay are looking for a buyer.
 

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Been over here for 27 years and the one thing I can say with any certainty is that Americans know feck all about football outside of the premiership. They don’t understand community, they don’t understand loyalty, they don’t understand traditions and they sure as shit don’t understand promotion/relegation. Your dream (although admirable) will come crashing down once you discover girls…….
So true... The "American Method" of selecting a football team to support goes something like this: Whoever's winning at the time. They dunno anything about their club's history, location, supporters. They probably couldn't even name a single team currently in League 1 or lower.

Whenever I say I support York City everyone's like "oooooooohhhh York City! Cool!" As if they know who we are. I learned a long time ago that asking for any further info about York just leads to them revealing they have absolutely no fucking idea what they're on about and that it'll just get very awkward if I do.

This all isn't to mention how unbelievably plastic everyone is here.

If you don't mind me asking USA Imp, what brought you to Virginia?
 

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but my side job got me $60,000 saved up already
You're telling me that you've saved up 60k by the age of 19, presumably whilst also attending school by working a "side job"? This has rich North/Northwest/West suburban kid written all over it. Where in "Chicago" are you from?
 

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You're telling me that you've saved up 60k by the age of 19, presumably whilst also attending school by working a "side job"? This has rich North/Northwest/West suburban kid written all over it. Where in "Chicago" are you from?
I asked this months ago - if I could earn $60K by 19, working on the side, I wouldn't bother doing anything else.
 

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You might have some history but we don't give a crud
 

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If you don't mind me asking USA Imp, what brought you to Virginia?
Adam Erickson, Monday at 11:21 AM

An airplane, too feckin far to swim.
I came over here to coach footy at an all girls high school for a year, met the woman who was to become my first ex-wife and the rest (like my ex) is history.

And you Adam? Presume you are from the York area originally.
 
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