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Sheikh Wants To Buy Dragons

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  1. _G-Dog_

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    Qatar sheik wants to buy St George Illawarra Dragons: The Mole
    Sheik to target Dragons

    The Qatari sheik interested in getting involved in rugby league is poised to make a bid to buy the St George Illawarra Dragons.

    One of the world’s wealthiest men with an estimated worth of over $60 billion, Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani is set to target the Dragons.

    Reports emerged earlier this month that the oil tycoon is keen to invest in rugby league after learning of the game from Australian mates.

    And WWOS has been told that Thani is considering buying the Dragons and attempting to make them a super power in world sport.

    "We have heard he wants to buy the club but there is some resistance to it - believe it or not," a Dragons source tells me.

    "Some officials are worried about losing their jobs and that could make the buyout not happen."
     
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    how the fuck would a Sheihk even know about the existence of St George let alone the NRL ?
     
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    Read the 3rd paragraph
     
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    Hmm it's been talked about before and never happened. Oil is limited and eventually worlds wealthiest man will lose money.

    Interesting idea though if it happens its the first buy in of it's type.

    St George Illawarra Qatari Steeler Oil Dragons.

    Nice!
     
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    "New Dragons signing Jason Taumalolo wins Millionaires Lottery"
     
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    coming from a sheikh himself. lol
     
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    He can't know too much about the NRL if he thinks the dragons can be turned into a super power in world sport.
     
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    Qatar is the worlds largest producer of gas, not oil. They have plenty. One of the sheiks advisors is an Aussie bloke who is a Dragons tragic.
     
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    Dragons are no value for money buy the bulldogs make us the super elite of the nrl
     
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    We don't want nor need to be bought. We are financially stable. I certainly have no interest in following some Sheiks playthings.
     
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    Article above says "oil tycoon" not "gas tycoon".
     
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    Article can say what it likes. Qatar doesn't produce oil, it produces gas, which is the main reason why they are doing things like hosting the WC, while the other oil producers are winding back. I lived in the Gulf for a little while. Qatar is one of the least hospitable places in the Gulf region. All they have is gas and money.
     
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    Qatar is both oil and gas rich.

    It is 14th on the list for the countries with proven oil reserves for oil in the world.

    offcourse it is the biggest exporter of gas in the world, but it is also very oil rich.
     
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    They have hundreds of billions (maybe trillions) how is a rugby league club which costs at most 20 million going to be a dent in their pocket?
     
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    exactly, they would rather buy a soccer club in Europe or even an IPL cricket team.
     
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    They did, a Sheikh bought Man City Football club and look how disastrous that turned out 8-)... throwing $100M at the Dragons is what they pay for one player in the EPL. Chump change.

    Brown bags will become brown sacks.

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    Word is the Sheikh was originally interested in buying out the Rorter$ but decided he didn't have enough funds to pay their player's annual wages
     
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    They have larger gas reserves than Russia don't they?

    PS we all know which country has the highest quality of oil ;)
     
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    I think Qatar has the biggest gas reserves in the world. Russia has more oil reserve.

    Saudi /Iraq/Kuwait/UAE has the best/sweet crude with Saudi the lowest cost of production.

    poor Venenzuelans have more oil reserves than Saudi, but it is heavy thick guey crude oil, the most expensive to refine in the world, basically good for nothing.
     
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    And then there is Brazil with their deep water oil drilling just about ready to go. 5th largest oil field in the world. Was all the rage when I was over there a few years ago. So much so that they didn't care about the WC or Olympics.
     
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