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Storm a good investment

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Moondog, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Storm a good investment, says Ryan
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    January 24, 2013

    Brad Walter
    Chief Rugby League Writer

    Gerry Ryan ... has ruled out buying the Melbourne Storm. Photo: Michael Clayton-Jones
    FORMER Melbourne director Gerry Ryan believes the Storm could be profitable within three years, but the GreenEDGE cycling boss has ruled out buying the club if a bid by an international consortium does not materialise.

    Since handing control of the game to the newly formed ARL Commission last February, News Ltd has been keen to sell the Storm and was recently approached by a group of investors interested in buying the club on the proviso that Craig Bellamy remain as coach.

    With Melbourne guaranteed $20 million in additional funding over the next five years, on top of the annual $7 million grant each club receives from the game's new television deal, a new owner would have time to get finances into shape. And Ryan, who had been interested in buying the Storm, said there was potential to turn the premiers into a success off the field as well as on it.



    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/rugby-league/melbourne-storm/storm-a-good-investment-says-ryan-20130123-2d7jl.html#ixzz2IprV4PGE.....Extra 20 million. Must be a reward for rorting the cap. Level playing field? I don't think so.....
     
  2. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I am more interested in your Drew Barrymore quote. Sounds like a direct rip off of a Tom Waits song called Fish and Bird.


    They bought a round for the sailor
    And they heard his tale
    Of a world that was so far away
    And a song that we'd never heard
    A song of a little bird
    That fell in love with a whale

    He said, 'You cannot live in the ocean'
    And she said to him
    'You never can live in the sky'
    But the ocean is filled with tears
    And the sea turns into a mirror
    There's a whale in the moon when it's clear
    And a bird on the tide

    Please don't cry
    Let me dry your eyes

    So tell me that you will wait for me
    Hold me in your arms
    I promise we never will part
    I'll never sail back to the time
    But I'll always pretend you're mine
    Though I know that we both must part
    You can live in my heart

    Please don't cry
    Let me dry your eyes

    And tell me that you will wait for me
    Hold me in your arms
    I promise we never will part
    I'll never sail back to the time
    But I'll always pretend that you're mine
    I know that we both must part
    You can live in my heart
     
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  3. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It seems I may have been holding her in too much esteem, so she is not the original thinker I believed her to be....however I think M. C. Escher solved the problem in his lithograph Fish to Birds...
     
  4. hillbillyjazzer1954

    hillbillyjazzer1954 Member

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    ah Tom Waits, I have only gotten into his music over the last few months.......wow what a poet laureate he is, you can put ten people into a room and get ten different opinions about what his songs mean.......thank you for posting those lyrics they are beautiful, I will have to go and listen to that song
     
  5. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Doing due diligence on the Storm would be a nightmare - how many contracts would you need to review? You'd be up to 50 just reviewing their top 25 squad...
     
  6. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Tom is an acquired taste.

    Thankfully I acquired the taste over 20 years ago. It's a real shame he has become critically acclaimed and publicly adored with all records going to number one or close to it these days. I preferred it when me and half a dozen other people would contact each other when a great album like Black Rider or Franks Wild Years and we would rave on to each other about him.

    Check him out in the recent movie 7 Psychopaths he was brilliant.
     
  7. Slide

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    +1 for Tom Waits. The best part of this thread.
     
  8. hillbillyjazzer1954

    hillbillyjazzer1954 Member

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    Yep, I tried to Listen to him 25 Years ago when i was into Chicago Blues and Rockabilly (still am)......and could not get my head around him.......I re visited his music late last year and i suppose being a bit older and opening my ears properly, the penny dropped and it was wow!!!! now i understand where he is coming from, I love the way he mixes Blues, Folk, Tin Pan Alley, Country, Jazz, Coffee House beatnik spoken recitations and a sprinkling of everything else.......and his Melodys just floor me

    I have played Tom Tauberts Blues for a few people and asked them what they think it is about and have got different opinions every time........such is Tom Waits
     
  9. eagle-rock08

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    Here is a thought.

    Why don't (we) the supporters of Manly set up a company and get donations paid into it with the view of getting enough money to buy Melbourne Storm RLFC?

    The end result would be that Manly fans own Melbourne.

    I know just a fanciful idea but imagine - that would be another reason for everyone to hate us even more.:D
     
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  10. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Bears should buy the storm, move them to Perth and play all of their games as away games. Perfect.

    Tom Waits is an awesome musician and a music ledgend i love his work, it's so real.
     
  11. hillbillyjazzer1954

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    I watched 7 Psychopaths last night as you said he is Brilliant, the last scene in the Telephone Booth is Awesome......he can write a beautiful song like Midnight Lullaby.......and then play that part to perfection.....what more can you say, about him
     

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