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Topic: Doug Perkins..
Posted By: Wasp
Subject: Doug Perkins..
Date Posted: 25 July 2020 at 1:38pm
Next Board announcement?

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Posted By: Legendinmybathroom
Date Posted: 25 July 2020 at 1:48pm
Now that would be great, someone who has made millions but over a lifetime and not through a lucky investment here or there.
But are we expecting any more additions to the board?


Posted By: Wasp
Date Posted: 25 July 2020 at 1:49pm
Originally posted by Legendinmybathroom Legendinmybathroom wrote:

Now that would be great, someone who has made millions but over a lifetime and not through a lucky investment here or there.
But are we expecting any more additions to the board?
Yes. Definitely one more according to Short last week.

I've heard some hints that it might be Doug. Wonder if anyone else has, hence the post


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Posted By: reesytheexile
Date Posted: 25 July 2020 at 1:52pm
Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Legendinmybathroom Legendinmybathroom wrote:

Now that would be great, someone who has made millions but over a lifetime and not through a lucky investment here or there.
But are we expecting any more additions to the board?
Yes. Definitely one more according to Short last week.

I've heard some hints that it might be Doug. Wonder if anyone else has, hence the post
Na .. your wearing rose tinted spectacles methinks - unless I’m being short sighted!! 😉 ( he financially supports the work of the Academy ie the future, as this was his focus )

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Posted By: sospanman
Date Posted: 25 July 2020 at 2:08pm
Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Legendinmybathroom Legendinmybathroom wrote:

Now that would be great, someone who has made millions but over a lifetime and not through a lucky investment here or there.
But are we expecting any more additions to the board?
Yes. Definitely one more according to Short last week.

I've heard some hints that it might be Doug. Wonder if anyone else has, hence the post
Na .. your wearing rose tinted spectacles methinks - unless I’m being short sighted!! 😉 ( he financially supports the work of the Academy ie the future, as this was his focus )

He might be eyeing up a new opportunity.


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Posted By: 157cb
Date Posted: 25 July 2020 at 2:38pm

  There are hints  on social media he will be announced as a new board member .


Posted By: reesytheexile
Date Posted: 25 July 2020 at 3:51pm
Originally posted by sospanman sospanman wrote:

Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Legendinmybathroom Legendinmybathroom wrote:

Now that would be great, someone who has made millions but over a lifetime and not through a lucky investment here or there.
But are we expecting any more additions to the board?
Yes. Definitely one more according to Short last week.

I've heard some hints that it might be Doug. Wonder if anyone else has, hence the post
Na .. your wearing rose tinted spectacles methinks - unless I’m being short sighted!! 😉 ( he financially supports the work of the Academy ie the future, as this was his focus )

He might be eyeing up a new opportunity.
Where’s a “ groan “ gif when you want one 😂 Let’s hope Doug does want to get more into the Scarlets . He’s certainly a local man who has excelled in business. 

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Posted By: minded
Date Posted: 26 July 2020 at 1:17am
Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Legendinmybathroom Legendinmybathroom wrote:

Now that would be great, someone who has made millions but over a lifetime and not through a lucky investment here or there.
But are we expecting any more additions to the board?
Yes. Definitely one more according to Short last week.

I've heard some hints that it might be Doug. Wonder if anyone else has, hence the post
Na .. your wearing rose tinted spectacles methinks - unless I’m being short sighted!! 😉 ( he financially supports the work of the Academy ie the future, as this was his focus )
Maybe now he's developed a 2020 vision for our future Big smile

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Posted By: reesytheexile
Date Posted: 26 July 2020 at 10:05am
Originally posted by minded minded wrote:

Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Legendinmybathroom Legendinmybathroom wrote:

Now that would be great, someone who has made millions but over a lifetime and not through a lucky investment here or there.
But are we expecting any more additions to the board?
Yes. Definitely one more according to Short last week.

I've heard some hints that it might be Doug. Wonder if anyone else has, hence the post
Na .. your wearing rose tinted spectacles methinks - unless I’m being short sighted!! 😉.      ( He financially supports the work of the Academy ie the future, as this was his ‘focus‘ )
Maybe now he's developed a 2020 vision for our future Big smile
😂

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Posted By: Gate12
Date Posted: 26 July 2020 at 10:27am
Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Legendinmybathroom Legendinmybathroom wrote:

Now that would be great, someone who has made millions but over a lifetime and not through a lucky investment here or there.
But are we expecting any more additions to the board?
Yes. Definitely one more according to Short last week.

I've heard some hints that it might be Doug. Wonder if anyone else has, hence the post

I missed that, where was it covered ? 


Posted By: Wasp
Date Posted: 26 July 2020 at 11:35am
Originally posted by Gate12 Gate12 wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Legendinmybathroom Legendinmybathroom wrote:

Now that would be great, someone who has made millions but over a lifetime and not through a lucky investment here or there.
But are we expecting any more additions to the board?
Yes. Definitely one more according to Short last week.

I've heard some hints that it might be Doug. Wonder if anyone else has, hence the post

I missed that, where was it covered ? 
He said there would be "a couple" of new board announcements and one that would "raise a few eyebrows" which was obviously Fitz


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Posted By: ScarletBear
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 12:18am
Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Gate12 Gate12 wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Legendinmybathroom Legendinmybathroom wrote:

Now that would be great, someone who has made millions but over a lifetime and not through a lucky investment here or there.
But are we expecting any more additions to the board?
Yes. Definitely one more according to Short last week.

I've heard some hints that it might be Doug. Wonder if anyone else has, hence the post

I missed that, where was it covered ? 
He said there would be "a couple" of new board announcements and one that would "raise a few eyebrows" which was obviously Fitz

Sounds like a Specsaver clue to me.


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Posted By: ladram
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 7:17am
From ammanford originally.


Posted By: Rob o'r Bont
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 8:41am
Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Gate12 Gate12 wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Legendinmybathroom Legendinmybathroom wrote:

Now that would be great, someone who has made millions but over a lifetime and not through a lucky investment here or there.
But are we expecting any more additions to the board?
Yes. Definitely one more according to Short last week.

I've heard some hints that it might be Doug. Wonder if anyone else has, hence the post

I missed that, where was it covered ? 
He said there would be "a couple" of new board announcements and one that would "raise a few eyebrows" which was obviously Fitz

Sounds like a Specsaver clue to me.
I never quite understood the 'raise a few eyebrows' comment as that's a phrase normally associated with a mild disapproval of something!

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Posted By: dr_martinov
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 9:27am
I knew he was Welsh, didn't realise from Llanelli. Has he been involved much with the club before? Is he a fan?


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 9:29am
In my experience, eyebrow raising can indicate very good or surprising things as well as not so welcome stuff.

Mind you, we have had a lot of practice of looking to the heavens and raising eyebrows in despair at government. Enough manoeuvring to put together a decent mark in an ice skating competition.


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Posted By: Mundoscarlet
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 10:45am
He is involved with the academy already, so would be no shock if he stepped onboard


Posted By: PE SA
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 10:56am
Fitzy keeps stating serious investment in the quest to become a the best in the world as well as hard work but the building blocks are in place... World class stadium, World class academy and line up that includes 15 internationals and so far, 4 British Lions. The serious investment... I know he goes on about targeting international companies but I wonder if there is another investor lined up. 


Posted By: reesytheexile
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 11:07am
Originally posted by Mundoscarlet Mundoscarlet wrote:

He is involved with the academy already, so would be no shock if he stepped onboard
 

Indeed. We obviously have no right or expectation of him to inject ( basically give) the Scarlets a stack of his hard earned cash. He owes the club nothing but I just hope that he will continue to grow his affection for the club by making bigger payments to us going forward. I must say however,that his decision to invest in the Academy is spot on ie constructive targeting to help Llanelli not just throwing it into the big pot. He must get asked for  donations all the time.Now if Doug wants to double or treble his investment in the Academy that’s great for me 👍


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Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 11:45am
Fitzpatrick a rugby icon and Perkins a billionaire backer is the stuff rugby dreams are made of
 
Not saying it'll work out that way but you cannot ask for any more


Posted By: turkishrebel
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 11:57am
totally true, this could be amazing news for the scarlets. 

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Posted By: LLANDRE
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 12:26pm
I echo your sentiments David totally

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Posted By: Dai38
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 1:10pm
Doug Perkins went to Llanelli Boys Gram, and was a speaker at their Old Boys Dinner a few years ago, he did play a few games with Llanelli Wanderers, and has a reputation of being careful with his money, apparently it took quite a few years to get him to support the  Academy.

We can all hope, but we shouldn't hold our breath, just in case.


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Posted By: aber-fan
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 1:33pm
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

In my experience, eyebrow raising can indicate very good or surprising things as well as not so welcome stuff.

Mind you, we have had a lot of practice of looking to the heavens and raising eyebrows in despair at government. Enough manoeuvring to put together a decent mark in an ice skating competition.

Quite so - James Bond (sorry - the Roger Moore version) made a career out of eyebrow raising, often at rather good news!

If Mr Perkins is willing and able to put a bit more of his financial muscle behind the Scarlets, be that at Squad or Academy level, it could only be good news.

Fingers crossed.


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Posted By: ScarletBear
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 1:42pm
Originally posted by dr_martinov dr_martinov wrote:

I knew he was Welsh, didn't realise from Llanelli. Has he been involved much with the club before? Is he a fan?

Ammanford I thought. Sponsored the Academy for years I believe.


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Posted By: Wasp
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 1:48pm
Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Originally posted by Mundoscarlet Mundoscarlet wrote:

He is involved with the academy already, so would be no shock if he stepped onboard
 

Indeed. We obviously have no right or expectation of him to inject ( basically give) the Scarlets a stack of his hard earned cash. He owes the club nothing but I just hope that he will continue to grow his affection for the club by making bigger payments to us going forward. I must say however,that his decision to invest in the Academy is spot on ie constructive targeting to help Llanelli not just throwing it into the big pot. He must get asked for  donations all the time.Now if Doug wants to double or treble his investment in the Academy that’s great for me 👍
This is spot on, and I don't really anticipate this board appointment (if it is Doug) to come with a huge cheque. 
Whether we can persuade Specsavers to become a bigger sponsor is a different matter. 

My guess is that the new appointments (Fizpatrick plus whoever) and the new chair are about targeting higher profile sponsorship at a time when many of our smaller sponsors are under huge pressure to survive. 


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Posted By: Speedy
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 2:36pm
Originally posted by Dai38 Dai38 wrote:

Doug Perkins went to Llanelli Boys Gram, and was a speaker at their Old Boys Dinner a few years ago, he did play a few games with Llanelli Wanderers, and has a reputation of being careful with his money, apparently it took quite a few years to get him to support the  Academy.

We can all hope, but we shouldn't hold our breath, just in case.

Doesnt he sponsor the pro14 refs?LOL


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Posted By: Speedy
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 2:37pm
All is left now is for that Adidas kit "we" have all been waiting for......Thumbs Up

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Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 3:11pm
Originally posted by Speedy Speedy wrote:

Originally posted by Dai38 Dai38 wrote:

Doug Perkins went to Llanelli Boys Gram, and was a speaker at their Old Boys Dinner a few years ago, he did play a few games with Llanelli Wanderers, and has a reputation of being careful with his money, apparently it took quite a few years to get him to support the  Academy.

We can all hope, but we shouldn't hold our breath, just in case.

Doesnt he sponsor the pro14 refs?LOL
He used to but, after a few years of trying, the vision hadn’t become any less blinkered or more consistent. Wink

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Posted By: supertaf
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 4:13pm
Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:

From ammanford originally.
Interestingly online hes quoted as from Alban Road Llanelli

https://llanellionline.news/grammar-school-old-boy-created-specsavers/" rel="nofollow - https://llanellionline.news/grammar-school-old-boy-created-specsavers/

From another article he is quoted:-

Doug still visits Carmarthenshire regularly to visit family and to keep in touch with his beloved Scarlets ("and to support the academy, which is the best in Wales").

I think he's definitely one of us Smile


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Posted By: supertaf
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 4:20pm
Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:

From ammanford originally.
Interestingly online hes quoted as being born in Alban Road Llanelli


https://llanellionline.news/grammar-school-old-boy-created-specsavers/" rel="nofollow - https://llanellionline.news/grammar-school-old-boy-created-specsavers/

From another article he is quoted:-

Doug still visits Carmarthenshire regularly to visit family and to keep in touch with his beloved Scarlets ("and to support the academy, which is the best in Wales").

I think he's definitely one of us Smile




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Posted By: Roger
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 5:50pm
Doug was from Llanelli originally he came to the same Sunday school as me back in the day. His father was a policeman and he was transferred to Ammanford.


Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 6:13pm
Adidas...

The world has moved on. These guys are tighter than a James Brown brass section.

Man U will testify to that.

Average product too.

'Stands back and awaits ridicule'.


Posted By: ap sior
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 6:15pm
Originally posted by Roger Roger wrote:

Doug was from Llanelli originally he came to the same Sunday school as me back in the day. His father was a policeman and he was transferred to Ammanford.

Waw ! An inter-Sunday School transfer ! What was the fee, or did he go on a free ?


Posted By: Speedy
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 8:26pm
Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Adidas...

The world has moved on. These guys are tighter than a James Brown brass section.

Man U will testify to that.

Average product too.

'Stands back and awaits ridicule'.

I think you will find the ridicule normally goes against the pro Adidas stance on here.

But to be fair i can see evidence in what you are saying in recent years their image and draw hasnt been what it once was.

Nike it is then....Wink


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Posted By: ScarletBear
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 8:27pm
Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:

From ammanford originally.
Interestingly online hes quoted as from Alban Road Llanelli

https://llanellionline.news/grammar-school-old-boy-created-specsavers/" rel="nofollow - https://llanellionline.news/grammar-school-old-boy-created-specsavers/

From another article he is quoted:-

Doug still visits Carmarthenshire regularly to visit family and to keep in touch with his beloved Scarlets ("and to support the academy, which is the best in Wales").

I think he's definitely one of us Smile

Excellent find. He's from near me in Llanelli. Mam from Ammanford.


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Posted By: Speedy
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 8:28pm
Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:

From ammanford originally.
Interestingly online hes quoted as from Alban Road Llanelli

https://llanellionline.news/grammar-school-old-boy-created-specsavers/" rel="nofollow - https://llanellionline.news/grammar-school-old-boy-created-specsavers/

From another article he is quoted:-

Doug still visits Carmarthenshire regularly to visit family and to keep in touch with his beloved Scarlets ("and to support the academy, which is the best in Wales").

I think he's definitely one of us Smile

Ah a fellow Stebo boy...surprised he didnt follow the Reds.


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Posted By: BlackwoodScarlet
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 10:46pm
Originally posted by Speedy Speedy wrote:

Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Adidas...

The world has moved on. These guys are tighter than a James Brown brass section.

Man U will testify to that.

Average product too.

'Stands back and awaits ridicule'.


I think you will find the ridicule normally goes against the pro Adidas stance on here.

But to be fair i can see evidence in what you are saying in recent years their image and draw hasnt been what it once was.

Nike it is then....Wink

Prefer kappa to nike

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Posted By: ScarletBear
Date Posted: 27 July 2020 at 11:04pm
Originally posted by Speedy Speedy wrote:

Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:

From ammanford originally.
Interestingly online hes quoted as from Alban Road Llanelli

https://llanellionline.news/grammar-school-old-boy-created-specsavers/" rel="nofollow - https://llanellionline.news/grammar-school-old-boy-created-specsavers/

From another article he is quoted:-

Doug still visits Carmarthenshire regularly to visit family and to keep in touch with his beloved Scarlets ("and to support the academy, which is the best in Wales").

I think he's definitely one of us Smile

Ah a fellow Stebo boy...surprised he didnt follow the Reds.

ala Michael Howard


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Posted By: Speedy
Date Posted: 28 July 2020 at 6:02am
Originally posted by BlackwoodScarlet BlackwoodScarlet wrote:

Originally posted by Speedy Speedy wrote:

Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Adidas...

The world has moved on. These guys are tighter than a James Brown brass section.

Man U will testify to that.

Average product too.

'Stands back and awaits ridicule'.


I think you will find the ridicule normally goes against the pro Adidas stance on here.

But to be fair i can see evidence in what you are saying in recent years their image and draw hasnt been what it once was.

Nike it is then....Wink

Prefer kappa to nike

Cough*Chav*coughEmbarrassed


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Posted By: Speedy
Date Posted: 28 July 2020 at 6:04am
Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Originally posted by Speedy Speedy wrote:

Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:

From ammanford originally.
Interestingly online hes quoted as from Alban Road Llanelli

https://llanellionline.news/grammar-school-old-boy-created-specsavers/" rel="nofollow - https://llanellionline.news/grammar-school-old-boy-created-specsavers/

From another article he is quoted:-

Doug still visits Carmarthenshire regularly to visit family and to keep in touch with his beloved Scarlets ("and to support the academy, which is the best in Wales").

I think he's definitely one of us Smile

Ah a fellow Stebo boy...surprised he didnt follow the Reds.


 

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