Gory Gory Man United

Tyler Durden's picture

Manchester United IPO'd at $14, opened at $14.10, popped to a huge $14.20, and is now being heavily defended at $14.00...

How much will Knight Capital lose when the $14.00 support breaks?

Perhaps Jefferies should have hired Eric Cantona as a symbolic warning of what will happen to anyone who dares to sell MANY below $14.00.

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JeremyWS's picture

Just like Failbook.....at first.

Pladizow's picture

Only Hooligan Gits will partake!

magpie's picture

Chavs gonna mess you up.

Manthong's picture

That chart's looking like a bit of a worm burner.

boogerbently's picture

IPO's are a 2-3 hour event, anymore.

If it jumps, sell it.

If it lags, sell it.

If it drops, sell it.

If you hold too long.....find another hobby.

BLOTTO's picture

Not even the great Peter Schmeichel will be able to 'save' this MAN.U stock...



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veyron's picture

Why are the market makers defending 14?  Won't they make more with the greenshoe option if the price falls further?

Skip 2 My Lou's picture

we want to watch Cantona against Anderson Silva!!!!

ShortTheUS's picture

FailChester BergNited?

Peter Pan's picture

This continuing financialization of every aspect of life is disgusting. Sport will now have to be bent and twisted to produce money. I mean why not float the government as well as an IPO? Oh, I forgot that it has already been sold.

Disenchanted's picture



"Sport will now have to be bent and twisted to produce money."


Just now? Hell this is why I stopped following/watching corporate professional team sports over a decade ago. I've also quit college sports as well within the last 5 years.

I do still allow myself to watch PGA golf once in awhile. But they are starting to employ more and more pro military/militarization propaganda lately as well. I am sick of that shit.


Anyone who is still an NFL fan should be ashamed of themselves after the whole Pat Tillman debacle. NFL/Media propagandized the shit out of his death and pumped the official story on that until it finally came out that the official story on Tillman's death was a damned lie.


Hell's fire corporate sports have become part of the so-called local 'news' here in my neck of the woods. To me that is just as bad as having updates on American Idol, the Kardashians, or any of the other inane TV programming posing as 'news.'


Goddamn, what a joke it's all become...

greensnacks's picture

It' a company that engages in the manufactoring of goals.

Eireann go Brach's picture

The most famous sports franchise in the world you capitalist gobshite! Now get out from underneath your rock and turn off the Khardashians you narcissistic American Cunt!

Global Hunter's picture

That's what they get for being glory hunters, and to the folks with souls, "You'll Never Walk Alone!!!"

sdmjake's picture

Wish they would make the Dempsey acquisiton!

Clueless Economist's picture

What and screw Fulham?  FUMU!!!

Equites's picture

ManU - Ajax; best game of last year

Bringing sport teams to stock exchanges should be a criminal offence

Neethgie's picture


valkir's picture

Rooney open a facebook account recently?Or someone else did it for him?

tabasco71's picture

1 original by him and 4 false ones

LoneStarHog's picture

That is what they get for NOT being POLITICALLY CORRECT, damnit! ... The name of the company should be PERSONchester United.

HD's picture

More balls than buyers I guess....

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LoneStarHog's picture

MillionDollarBonus, is that you at $14.20, getting in "at any price" to tell your grandkids?

Dr. Engali's picture

Once again another IPO where the only people who makes money is the insiders and the bankers. Of course Pissonme will say.."it was priced just about right".

Hippocratic Oaf's picture

Basically, Pissonme said it's being 'supported' and nothing negative.

Nozza's picture

As Cantona said in the press conference called for himm to explain his kung-fu high-jinx "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea."

Sardines are about to be thrown in the sea...

Crabshack's picture

$666Million in debt.  They are successful on the pitch but if this IPO doesn't fly they are in trouble.

Not Too Important's picture

"United carried 416.7 million pounds ($666.2 million) in debt as of March 31. It had no debt when it was bought by the Glazer family in 2005."


"...total debt rises to US$1.17 billion."


"...full financial information on state of the Glazer family's real estate business First Allied Corporation."


General Motors CEO Barack Obama gives $559 million dollars to Manchester U. for shirt sponsorship deal:


It looks to me like this is a taxpayer bailout of a failed real estate investor, who also has run one of the world's most storied soccer franchises into the ground. Similar to, but worse than, the McCords and the Dodgers.

I haven't seen any analysis of the GM/Man U. shirt deal. Is this a good deal for licensing? Too high/too low? Are there any sports agents out there that can comment on this?

When GM was bailed out, it was only bankrupt in the US. GM had billions in cash stashed outside the country for tax evasion reasons. Oh, I'm sorry, 'tax avoidance'. So now GM is using US taxpayer money to pay for foreign sponsorships that the foreign divisions have plenty of cash for.

Am I missing something?

smiler03's picture

Well stated. 

Manchester United WERE debt free until the thieving Glazers came along. All they have done is to asset strip the club for their own gain. They should run for POTUS.

Nadaclue's picture

Big blocks coming in. Was 1.5 mm vol @ 9:53 now 6.7mm


Dunno why they don't wait till Tues, they'll get it at $9 then. lol

GMadScientist's picture

"Trick question; Coventry have never won the English Football Cup!"

orangegeek's picture

SP500 is topping out on wave 2 - wave 3 down should follow. 



SP500 down 5 as of this post.


Lot's of believers still buying on extremely low volume - wave 2 isn't going down without a fight.  Sorry about that Man-U.

francis_sawyer's picture

The fucking little "Channelingstocks.com" twit is better at calling turns than this amateur EW crap...

ZeroAvatar's picture

Agreed.  EW is just more 'Hocus Pocus'.  "If it goes up today at 2:30 it MAY continue to go up but then again if wave C5 doesn't complete then it COULD go down........

Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah.   First of all, ANY form of T.A. is USELESS!   The market is rigged!  Why can't you Elliott wavers figure this out?  All you're going to see in your 'rear-view  mirror' is a reflection of QE, Zirp, and all the other government interventions that are destroying our market, our future, and our country. 

Sorry folks, my patience is NOT just wearing a little thin.  It's GONE, period.  It's time for action.  Patience is procrastination.  If Americans don't do something BIG and SOON,  it's just gonna be too late.  In fact, it IS too late.  Stick a fork in America.  It's done.  It's all over but the mad rush of the Golden Hordes, the Unwashed Masses.

buzzsaw99's picture

another pathetic ipo

Cursive's picture

Really unbelieveable.  Twenty years from now, what is obvious here at ZH will be apparent to the majority of researchers.  We are at peak cultural rot.

saturn's picture

Hey, IPO my uniquely smelling fart accompanied by a harmonic acoustic vibration.

youngman's picture

Now I can´t gamble where I live..but with this I can now....play the stock before the game day...now if they would leak the score before hand....I think I can make some easy money..

swmnguy's picture

It's not an investment, it's a souvenir.  I'm sure plenty of people would spend at least $14 to buy a Man U share certificate to hang on their wall.  I'm sure you could spend more to get more useless souvenirs.  Look at Green Bay Packer fans.

johnQpublic's picture

+1 for knowing my mind

i'd like a share for my wall in fact

but i'm not paying 14 bucks for it

i'll wait a few weeks and pay half that

what was it that they manufacture again?

swmnguy's picture

Oh, I'm sure they've got a consultant to tell you they are in the "Experience Marketing Industry."


I suppose hookers and dope dealers are in the same business, actually.  They just need better marketers to better position their business model.

Satan's picture

Are they even issuing paper share certificates? I'm not sure they are, which would be an epic fail from the marketing dept!

Neethgie's picture

People think football fans are retarded or someshit, People dont buy shares for novelty value, just like people didnt "wanna own a piece of facebook", just short jefferies and man utd.

ebworthen's picture

So they're busy ruining Football (Soccer) the way the U.S. has destroyed Baseball?

What next, $23 million Euro contracts with stock options?


Bobportlandor's picture

I played lots of BB and the one thing that turned me off years ago was the buying of players from outside the comunity, including overseas.

Why should I give a rats ass about a collection of missfits all brought together for 1 2 or 3 years before once again the team is reshuffle.

What is a Dodger and Yankee? Hell if I know.