Jim
10:41, Thu 14 Jun
If it puts money in, great - I don't know the details as the site was down, but if was, say, £1million a year for five years, and it went towards a player's fee (amortised), fine. The name? Oh yes, monstrous, but at least we have the ability to take the piss out of ourselves, unlike some other local clubs. I mean, it's not as if we haven't had the practice. :D



It's a 3-year deal, but for obvious reasons they didn't put a figure on it.


The statement did say it was to improve the playing squad and make improvements to the stadium and training ground!


Lofty ambitions indeed, if it's only likely to be around £1m p.a. maximum.
10:44, Thu 14 Jun
Jim
It'll pay the wages of a good player, so I'm all for it.

Or.. if Pedersen is coming in on say.. 12k a week, then it would cover the outlay on him with respect to FFP.

2.1M Fee on a 3 year deal is 700k per year on the books + 625k in wages = 1.325 Milion per year.

It might be what's needed to get that one ratified.
@LeMod1875
Macho Man Randy Savage
Do any blues fans even call it St Andrews?

I just call it 'down the blues'.

Not me, I always call it 'down the Trillion Trophy' anyway.
The belle of St Trillions
11:02, Thu 14 Jun
Macho Man Randy Savage
Do any blues fans even call it St Andrews?

I just call it 'down the blues'.

Exactly this. They can call the ground anything they want for all I care.

I find it very strange that some fans get so precious about the name of the stadium, yet don’t have a problem buying a replica shirt emblazoned with the name and logo of some Chinese gambling firm, twice the size of their club badge.
Indeed,

I’m off down the TT!

We can now try to make some kind of link up to the Isle of Man and get some motorbikes down there.

Also will make us a major attraction to Audi, so I expect a big shirt sponsorship to come off the back of it plus new team cars for all first team squad.
"Don’t hang about here, its decidedly unhealthy"
11:14, Thu 14 Jun
CheswickBlue
Espana
Surprised it is called TTA given that we are told that they do not want to be part of this long term

Would like to hear Mayor’s take on this to be fair...

Easiest way to take control of the company is to buy TTA rather than the shares...

Just cos it's named TTA doesn't mean the same people will be in control of the company ;)
11:31, Thu 14 Jun
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11:36, Thu 14 Jun
The Birmingham Power Shift 2.0
Hmm.

Naming our stadium Trillion Trophy is laughable isn’t it? The piss take is endless.

I wouldn’t have minded something a bit more sensible.

I wonder if the director will be a fella called, Juan Trophy ?
11:57, Thu 14 Jun
Im glad obviously that thyve kept the St Andrews and mereley appended their name to it .
But Trillion Trophy ?? These Chinese guys are a bit prone to go too far and a sense of decorum seems to be totally absent (as does irony in all or any of its forms).

Just waiting for the Vilers to start now --at last weve given them something to take the pi$$ about with a self inflicted wound
Wasn't Trillian that blonde bird off Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy?

Sandra Dickinson. Who was married to Peter Davison, who played the Doctor Who that she was in as well. Her daughter is married to David Tennant. Who was Doctor Who.
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12:19, Thu 14 Jun
fairkop
Im glad obviously that thyve kept the St Andrews and mereley appended their name to it .
But Trillion Trophy ?? These Chinese guys are a bit prone to go too far and a sense of decorum seems to be totally absent (as does irony in all or any of its forms).

Just waiting for the Vilers to start now --at last weve given them something to take the pi$$ about with a self inflicted wound

Let them have their 5 seconds from all their misery of this summer, which has only just got started!
12:22, Thu 14 Jun
fairkop
Just waiting for the Vilers to start now --at last weve given them something to take the pi$$ about with a self inflicted wound

Their fans trying to take the piss out of a club that is generating money and pays it's tax bills on time? They have no reason to gloat.
12:29, Thu 14 Jun
As long as the statement is true and funds are given to Monk then I have no problem with this.
12:49, Thu 14 Jun
Macho Man Randy Savage
Do any blues fans even call it St Andrews?

I just call it 'down the blues'.


There used to be a bloke on another board called, Stan Drews.
Goodbye says it all.
12:55, Thu 14 Jun
Macho Man Randy Savage
Do any blues fans even call it St Andrews?

I just call it 'down the blues'.

This
13:08, Thu 14 Jun
El Mayor
CheswickBlue
Espana
Surprised it is called TTA given that we are told that they do not want to be part of this long term

Would like to hear Mayor’s take on this to be fair...

Easiest way to take control of the company is to buy TTA rather than the shares...

Just cos it's named TTA doesn't mean the same people will be in control of the company ;)

It would suggest though, that TTA are putting their money in / showing commitment.

Naming the ground St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium, isn't going to be a successful advert for TTA. It's not going to increase their sales. If it could, it'd probably do more harm than good, as our friends in B6 would more likely boycott.

It does bring us back to your other post though, which I understand to mean, any money paid by TTA over what the League considers to be fair value, will be considered by the League as a donation, which won't get around FFP rules.
13:10, Thu 14 Jun
notts_blue
Wasn't Trillian that blonde bird off Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy?

Sandra Dickinson. Who was married to Peter Davison, who played the Doctor Who that she was in as well. Her daughter is married to David Tennant. Who was Doctor Who.

I didn't know that. (tu)
Jim
13:27, Thu 14 Jun
it'd probably do more harm than good, as our friends in B6 would more likely boycott.


You genuinely believe that a commercial tie-up with Birmingham City will have a negative impact on a company's profitability because of the power of the Pink (and baby blue) Pound?


Goodness, we need to keep this brilliant piece of financial analysis secret from all those companies that currently have links with Blues.


8-)
13:51, Thu 14 Jun
Good job they never named it after Dragon Villa so could've been a lot worse
13:54, Thu 14 Jun
B13blues
Good job they never named it after Dragon Villa so could've been a lot worse

Good point! St Andrews Dragon arena would have been w*nk! ;)
Thanks for keeping us up, Harry.
14:36, Thu 14 Jun
I’m pleased with it tbf they’ve kept St Andrews in the title and helps us with FFP.
15:11, Thu 14 Jun
It will always be St Andrews and I doubt any of us would ever call it by this new name.

I just dont want to hear the full name on TV or radio as that will start to annoy me. Why? cos I just dont like it.
Turn left when you get on a plane.
15:12, Thu 14 Jun
Well you will, because that's what has been paid for. If they don't say it, I'm pretty sure that defeats the object of helping with FFP etc.
Thongs
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15:40, Thu 14 Jun
The Birmingham Power Shift 2.0
Hmm.

Naming our stadium Trillion Trophy is laughable isn’t it? The piss take is endless.

I wouldn’t have minded something a bit more sensible.

I'd bet no one has won a trillion trophies however renaming it the 'Four Trophies Stadium' would probably have incurred more derision.
(I'm going for League Cup, Autoglass, Leyland Daf and Carling but expect to be corrected)
15:52, Thu 14 Jun
Totally agree - who gives a monkey's, everyone will continue to refer to it as St Andrews anyway, money for old rope if you ask me.

Probably some pedantic feck on Sky Sports will be use the full name but that won't last long (it's too much of a mouthfull)
number8
Well you will, because that's what has been paid for. If they don't say it, I'm pretty sure that defeats the object of helping with FFP etc.

I haven't got a problem with it, if it helps the playing side, or steadies the financial ship. I'd have preferred it not to have changed from St Andrews to anything really, but they've kept the 'St. Andrews' bit - I think I'd have been fed up if they hadn't.

Trillion Trophy is a mad name really, but it's a bit of a mad club, so we should be fine with that.

If anyone asks, we can tell them it's been named as a tribute to Villa's overdraft.
The belle of St Trillions
We could always amalgamate the name - St Trillions. Got a certain something about it.... :P

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