Granada sold! It's a goodbye!

Discussion in 'Pozzo's Place' started by rojiblancohorizontal, May 23, 2016.

  1. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    Well hornets, it's the time for us to leave the holy trinity and start walking alone.

    Without the Pozzos Granada CF wouldn't be in La Liga, mostly, it would had disappeared (our situation in the last year pre-pozzo was critical) and all of this would had been a dream.

    It has been 10 years and, even knowing that Pozzo always said he would leave someday (As a good business man, he knew that someday he will have to leave a business that stop giving benefits) it had come faster than I thought. At this point, Pozzo feels like Granada can't grow anymore with him (He said he wanted us to be like Sevilla, a UEFA team) and, after winning almost 150 millions (When he did a 12M€ waste to buy the club) and knowing he might enter in a risky time, I totally would sell too.

    Pina tried to buy the club, but he had no money, now, he will try to go to Cadiz and be (as he always wanted to) the only boss in the area (He tried with Tenerife, Oviedo and Cordoba, he is now trying with Cadiz since the last 4/5 years). In my case, i'm not very worried about it, I always thought this was a Pozzo style triumph, and always saw 90% of Pina players buyement as failures.

    I don't know what will happen now, changes are always risky, I hope Guardiola's brothers will be as crazy with football as the brothers. At the moment he says he wants to bring... Sampaoli as the coach! Hard to believe

    I will always be a Hornet & Udinese brother, and will support you everywhere you go.

    Granada is in debt with Pozzos, and will always share its heart with Warford & Udine.


  2. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Good luck for the future, RBH. Hopefully this sale will be good for Granada.
  3. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Good luck, will be keeping an eye on your results!

    Has the entire club been sold or do the Pozzo's still have a stake in the club.
  4. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Didn't they flat out deny any plans to sell the club quite recently? Bit disappointed in this.
  5. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Good luck Granada, you will always be our brothers even though you are now going it alone :sign16:
  6. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Good luck Roji.

    Quick question. The last I checked, the Pozzos are retaining a 49% stake. Surely then, even though they do not have full control, it is still in their interests to help Granada out?

    Either way, please stick around and keep us updated. You'll always be our favourite Spanish club.
  7. Godfather

    Godfather bricklayer extraordinaire

    What's the big deal? .... There wasn't half this amount of fuss when I sold my Granada.

  8. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    I'm sure they'll remain involved in some way. Good luck, I'll continue keeping an eye on the scores
  9. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Has the sale been confirmed yet?
  10. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Will miss you Roji. Please don't be a stranger. Even if you're not part of the triumverate, I think you'll always be fondly regarded by Hornets fans (I mean both you as a poster and Grenada as a club).

  11. Norwayhornet

    Norwayhornet Squad Player

    Really hope this works out well for Granada ,chinese are spending a heap of money so hopefully its the right move for the club .
  12. GoingDown

    GoingDown "The Stability"

    Regularly watched Granada since the link began and don't expect to stop now because of some nonsense about 'owned by other people'.

    I'd miss the guy with the megaphone shouting from the stands too much.
  13. I Blame Pozzo

    I Blame Pozzo First Team

    Good luck Roji.:sign15:
  14. Jellyman

    Jellyman Squad Player

    Best of luck to Granada, yourself, and all other fans. This sounds like a great opportunity to reach the next level.

    Do stop by here occasionally, it's been a pleasure to have a Granada voice around the gaff.
  15. Hornetzzz

    Hornetzzz First Year Pro

    They've only sold 51% of the club so I reckon there still could be some movement of players between us.
  16. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Feel quite sad that it looks like the triumvirate is over. I spent a year in Granada in 2000-01 studying and went to Los Carmenes several times, including a Copa del Rey quarter final vs Atletico Madrid (at the time the biggest game in years I think). When I found out that Watford and Granada were going to be part of the same family of clubs it felt quite personal - two of the teams I'd watched the most under the same umbrella.

    Granada, nunca se rinde! Buena suerte Rojiblanco!
  17. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    Good luck Roji, see you in the Europa Cup.
  18. feliuk

    feliuk First Year Pro

    Buena suerte Roji, siempre que sea un poco peor que la del Depor! :)
  19. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Anyone know if Brahimi had a sell-on-clause?

    He was sold by Granada two years ago for £5m, and is now being sold for 45m to Liverpool.
  20. reids

    reids First Team

    From what I remember the deal had an insane sell on clause (80%?). Sure I remember sherlock saying something like that.
  21. reids

    reids First Team

  22. Jellyman

    Jellyman Squad Player

    That seems far too good to be true in my opinion.
  23. Jellyman

    Jellyman Squad Player

    In fact, a cursory look at this Doyen Sports company, and it's fairly clear it isn't controlled by Pina and Gino.

    I imagine that they sold 20% of Brahimi to Porto for the stated price, but sold the rest to this fund for an undisclosed sum. They may have a sell on percentage in the deal for the 80% I suppose, but if anyone thinks the Pozzos are going to stroll off into the sunset with 35m+ are probably wrong.
  24. molly

    molly Reservist

    Granada will always be a sister. Good luck for the future!
  25. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Stick around Roji. We'll all be keeping an eye on Granada. We hope the club moves from strength to strength with some of the infrastructure that has been put into place. It's been a real pleasure having you on the forum now and in the future.

  26. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Yes, but with incest.
  27. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

  28. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Big news indeed! Do you think Pozzo senior would ever sell Udinese? I don't think so.

    What benefit would it bring apart from all the €€€? Pozzo's base of operations would be lost along with the bags of talent that is no doubt in the Udinese youth set up.
  29. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Honestly, I have no idea.
    Red Bull has lots of money and of course is aiming high.
    RB Salzburg won a lot in Austria. RB Leipzig was taken from 5th tier to Bundesliga.
    Yet they have the money but the Pozzo's has done much much more with much less money.
    Three teams (all safe!) in three of the four most important Leagues is a feat Red Bull is still far from reaching, with all their money.
    Honestly, RB Salzburg dominating Austrian league is not really a big feat. If Udinese played in that league (they're nearer to us than Rome) it would probably win as much.

    The smartest thing RB could do would be to take 51% and have their damned colours on the shirts (I don't care much about that) and pump money in ... but leave to Gino, owner of 49%, a lot of the decision making in terms of scouting and transfers, as he has obviously demonstrated he has the "know-how" for the task.
    Also obviously mantaining the fruitful "sinergy" with Watford.

    Of course that could also mean you might worry about becoming, in a few years, "Red Bull Watford".
  30. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    These are my thoughts also. It would certainly be the smartest thing for Red Bull to do (to leave Gino in charge I mean). I'm surprised to hear though that you would not have a problem th RB changing the Udinese kit. Do you think other Udinese fans would be as understanding?
  31. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Of course not.
    I'd expect worse that what happened with Cardiff's red/blue troubles, if that should happen.
  32. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Yes, I think there would be quite a bit of trouble amongst the Udinese fans if a kit or colour change were to happen!
  33. reids

    reids First Team

    RB are very clever, they're buying up talented young players and building for the future, the money involved certainly helps (they spent more last summer than all the other bundesliga 2 sides combined) and the it certainly seems to be working. Their scouting network is also superb (Southamptons Mane came from Salzburg). Certainly know what they're doing
  34. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Sale of Granada officially confirmed tonight. Be interesting to see if there's any transfer movement in next few days. End of an era...
  35. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    Done deal. Jiang Lizhang, owner of Link International Sports Limited, shakes Gino's hand on it.


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