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Same Old, Same Old.

October 20, 2010

Oh Dear – Are no lessons being learned in this  ‘game’ we call football?

With the news yesterday that former Dundee FC director Giovanni Di Stefano had written to administrator Bryan Jackson expressing an interest in buying the stricken Dens Park club, it has emerged that the bold Gio (for it is he) wants NO fan involvement if he is successful in acquiring the Club.

Taken from today’s BBC website  piece on Dundee FC’s  plight.

Di Stefano was also quick to rule out any role for fans if he was to get involved again.

“I’m having no partners in this venture, so if anyone, supporters trusts or whatever, thinks they can get on board they can forget it. Partnership is the worst battleship you can sail on.

“If any mistakes are made, I will be to blame, solely. Obviously, I’m not completely stupid. I will take advice.

“If fans walk away because I take over, that would be a damn silly thing to do. It’s either one way or no way. This club will die if someone doesn’t come in and take it over.

“The fans are not going to be sufficient. They don’t have the money, the expertise or the credibility.”

The last bit in the above text made us laugh. Aye, expertise and credibility are around in abundance in Scottish football right now, eh?

What other ‘business’ (football) would treat its customers in such a despicable manner? Ratners?

And he continues his rant with another gem – again taken from the BBC website.

“If fans walk away because I take over, that would be a damn silly thing to do. It’s either one way or no way. This club will die if someone doesn’t come in and take it over.”

Same old bluster and buffooneery from an ego filledvessel that we’ve all witnessed before.

 Gio, here’s a message for you – without fans, YOU HAVE NO CLUB! The supporters are the people who make the club, any club, what it is. Dundee have no future without fans.

There is no debate.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Alan Findlay permalink
    October 20, 2010 9:30 am

    Di Stefano’s comments are bang out of order.

    “No role” for fans? Utter bollox.

    My heart goes out to the Dundee fans, it’s an awful situation to be in.

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