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Team Owner Spends £8000 To Get Stranded Fans Home  
User currently offlineHelvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

Now I may get flamed for this as it but be construed as a challenge to a Captains authority but ...

Given that most sports team owners occupy the highest ranges of Mount Bastard doesn't this make a pleasant change:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wear/6517635.stm

FAIR USE EXCERPT

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn paid out £8,000 in taxi fares after about 80 fans were left stranded at Bristol Airport when a flight was grounded.

Quinn was on the Easyjet plane when police ejected a group of supporters that the pilot had alleged were drunk.

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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

Quoting Helvknight (Thread starter):
Given that most sports team owners occupy the highest ranges of Mount Bastard

That is a good one. I may have to use that one.  rotfl 

Quoting Helvknight (Thread starter):
Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn paid out £8,000 in taxi fares after about 80 fans were left stranded at Bristol Airport when a flight was grounded.

That was great of him.


User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3207 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

Quoting Helvknight (Thread starter):
Given that most sports team owners occupy the highest ranges of Mount Bastard doesn't this make a pleasant change:

Reality check... You're outside the premiershit  Wink

Down in the lower leagues there is more of a community feel to football clubs... everybody knows everybody. I know the chairman at my favourite football team. This is just one example of a chairman who cares about the club and its fans. Kudos to Niall Quinn! Mind you... £8000 isn't that much out of his pocket is it?  duck   Wink



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13040 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

For that 8000 Pounds, he just bought a lot of great publicity and good will with the supporters of the team he is a part of. I just hope that fans won't be disruptive in the future to try to get out of flying and get a taxi home. Perhaps, they should have used charter busses instead.

User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3207 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 3):
I just hope that fans won't be disruptive in the future to try to get out of flying and get a taxi home. Perhaps, they should have used charter busses instead.

They weren't disruptive to try and get a taxi home instead of the flight...

Quoting Helvknight (Thread starter):
Quinn was on the Easyjet plane when police ejected a group of supporters that the pilot had alleged were drunk.

 Yeah sure



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