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  • red_devilred_devil kolkata2468 Points
    I mean the club is not part of ISL  :s
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    Dattaraj, Dempo to quit FC Goa

    Marcus Mergulhao| Jul 10, 2016, 03.28 AM IST

    PANAJI: FC Goa's long-running and bitter battle with the Indian Super League (ISL) is set to end later this week with the departure of co-owners Dattaraj Salgaocar and Shrinivas Dempo.

    Salgaocar and Dempo have collectively held 65 percent stake in the Goan franchise since inception in 2014 and were actively involved in the running of the franchise, helping FC Goa become one of the most loved brand. But when the third ISL edition kicks off in October, both will not be around and instead the franchise will be taken over by a new owner. Videocon and cricketer Virat Kohli will continue as co-owners.

    The FC Goa duo's exit from the franchise is likely to come out in the open on Sunday. Sources said, during the ISL Appeal Panel hearing in Mumbai, the duo will express regret - through their lawyers - over the fracas that ensued after the final. The change in stance from FC Goa means the one-man ISL appeals panel comprising Justice Kshitij Vyas, former chief justice of the Bombay high court, could take a lenient view and allow FC Goa to start afresh, possibly without any points deduction.

    Salgaocar and Dempo were both banned for three and two years respectively for bringing the ISL into disrepute for boycotting the ISL prize distribution ceremony. With the exit now evident, it's more than likely that the suspensions will be lifted as well.

    "The co-owners did not really have much of a choice. Given the circumstances, this was the best they could have done," said a source who is closely tracking the development.

    The ISL Appeal Panel met in Mumbai on Saturday and heard all three parties: ISL, Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa. All three made their submissions, but according to sources, arguments into a couple of issues are still to be concluded. "Some issues need clarification. The hearing will continue on Sunday," said the source.

    FC Goa were rocked when the ISL Regulatory Commission suspended FC Goa co-owners Salgaocar and Dempo while the franchise was docked a massive 15 points and fined Rs 11 crore, all decisions which the Goan franchise has appealed against.

    FC Goa lodged an appeal with the Appeals Commission describing the regulatory commission order as perverse, unlawful and in complete violation of principles of natural justice. "The sanctions imposed on FC Goa are (not just) unprecedented in the world of football, but also shockingly disproportionate, punitive in nature, absolutely arbitrary and without any basis in law or fact," FC Goa said in a statement.

    A final order is expected on Wednesday.

  • BFC_Johnson_fanBFC_Johnson_fan Left the Forum368 Points
    Most probably a new venue with a financially good owner...
    Maybe Punjab(seeing minervas success) or Kashmir ( the fans)
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  • red_devilred_devil kolkata2468 Points
    FC Goa will have new owners, it just wont be Dempo/Salgaocar....KBFC already has... DDFC will be selling their stakes to GMS either before this season or the next. DDFC havent signed too many players, maybe because they are waiting for the deal with GMS to go through.
    Den Networks is divesting its 55 per cent equity stake in Den Sports, which owns Indian Super League team - Delhi Dynamos, to Wall Street Investments, part of GMS Group for 43.32 crore.
    Luthra & Luthra acted for GMS Group with a team led by Partner Kanchan Sinha along with Associates Kaustubh Verma, Sonika Bajpeyee and Sanya Parmar. The transaction team was assisted on the due diligence aspect by Partner Anshul Jain, Managing Associate Shikhar Kacker and Associate Shubham Gupta.
    Den Networks was advised by its in-house team.
    Wall Street Investments is represented by principals of GMS, which is based out of Dubai and acts as an agent for its principals, which have a broader interest in the shipping industry.

    Its insane to say that there will be no bidders for kbfc and fc goa, wth the fan following Goa and kerala have ! A "Prudent" investor will bid for places that are already successful and where ISL is popular and wont randomly bid for say Gujrat or Rajasthan or Punjab !!!

  • BFC_Johnson_fanBFC_Johnson_fan Left the Forum368 Points
    Any businessman worth his salt will surely invest in a budding league like the ISL.
    This is the ultimate investment platform after the IPL....IPL is only for the best of the best businessmen , so you'd think the others would come to ISL , which is slightly Low-Risk..
  • BFC_Johnson_fanBFC_Johnson_fan Left the Forum368 Points
    So you're saying ISL will be useless till IMG remains at helm of things...
    Did I understand correctly, @Ashlesh ;
  • ArsenalFan700ArsenalFan700 Reddit13655 Points
    edited July 2016
    Your post just screams of the stereotype Indians have in the US and pretty much anywhere else.
  • ArsenalFan700ArsenalFan700 Reddit13655 Points
    You literally don't make sense right now
  • red_devilred_devil kolkata2468 Points
    Wrong are people who think IPL owners are investing to make huge profits !! IPL isnt a money making entity  after 9  years !!! Its more of a matter of pride and status for celebs and businessmen to own sports teams, and not to mint cash. Only one  team that has tasted consistent profits after 2010 season >>> that's KKR . Other teams like KXIP, CSK, Delhi have made profits for one or two seasons. Others including MI never have had any profits in 9 years !!  All the newcomers like Hyderabd Pune and Gujarat are in massive red zones...but that hasnt stopped anyone from bidding when teams were banned in IPL. Investors are not bidding in IPL for quick money, the same is the case with ISL. So , how the finances of ISL teams will turn up in the future, cant be derived from only a couple of seasons.

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