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  1. Don't forget that Qatar also spunk loads of money in the UK: IAG, Harrods, the Shard and a majority shareholding in Veet to keep gorilla hands presentable on Bein Sports.
  2. Are you sure it's only 40m? Bein have the second biggest deal after Sky/BT. Also, it's the PL that have breached the contract as they haven't put on the games as per their obligations.
  3. Long time lurker here, based in Middle East. I am not a dentist. A couple of theories of mine regarding the delay or possible cancellation of the takeover: 1. As Kieron McGuire mentioned on a recent Price of Football podcast, Bein Sports, which is owned by the government of Qatar, pays in monthly instalments for its EPL broadcasting rights. Sky and BT pay yearly, and have shown flexibility with finding a solution. To get one over the Saudis, I wouldn't be surprised if Bein is trying to use their missed/pending payments for March, April and May as leverage to scupper the deal. 2. The economy in KSA is getting a battering right now. Oil prices are rock bottom, and the kingdom has just increased VAT from 5% to 15%. While I understand that the sovereign wealth fund can of course afford the takeover, splashing the cash on overseas whims right now might not have the right PR impact locally. I hope I'm completely wrong on both of these.
  4. Describe your last shite with a film title.

    Straw Dogs
  5. Guardiola and Pogba to join Man City in the summer, according to BeIn Sports
  6. The Share Trading thread

    Their 52 week high is about 30% greater than their 52 week low, and they are somewhere in the middle of that range at the moment. I wouldn't call the publishing/education industry a safe bet... ITK alert
  7. Don't you mean Lee Dixon, or have I got the wrong game?
  8. Funny pictures thread

  9. Anyone have dreams of getting away from it all?

    With a 12 year old girl?
  10. Mouth ulcers

    Adcortyl was excellent for getting rid of them but the cathwords stopped making it.
  11. Positive Wonga Article

    Interest is simply rebadged as 'profit' or 'mark up' in Islamic finance. I've got a current account, Visa card and car loan with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank here in the UAE. 'Profit' charges are on a par with or lower than the interest I would pay with HSBC here in the UAE or back home, just packaged differently. However, I think it's the practice of Wonga charging mental interest rates that can seen as financially 'unislamic', with regards to the 'balance between moral and material requirement': http://www.adib.ae/understanding-islamic-banking-0 For example, my car belongs to ADIB until I pay the last installment. If I sell it, I have to clear the loan before I can get the registration changed to the new owner. A pain, maybe, but prevents recklessness from the feckless. All in all, it's a lot more responsible and ethical than Wonga.
  12. Anyone got a Tyne? ITV Player is crap as usual

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