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Brooks Mileson and Gretna

I know its a bit lazy to just copy and paste the Wikipedia article but I've been readng up a bit on the goings on at Gretna and what a character this guy seems like:

"Brooks Mileson (born Pennywell, Sunderland) is a British businessmen and the financial backer of Scottish football club Gretna as well as being a philanthropist to 70 non-league clubs. Mileson has invested heavily in Gretna and plans for them to eventually reach the Scottish Premier League. As of February 2006, he has also taken them to the finals of the Scottish Cup, the second oldest football trophy in the world. He is also a Carlisle United fan.

The Durham-based businessman was born in 1947, and has personal wealth estimated at over £30 million. Mileson made his fortune in various branches of the insurance, construction and property businesses. He is a devotee of grass-roots football, and has made donations to several football trusts, including Dundee United's Arab Trust, and The Berwick Rangers Supporters Trust. He is also the president of Whitby Town and sponsor of the Northern League.

Mileson broke his back at 11 and was told he would never walk again. His hips were damaged and he subsequently lost a kidney. His daily diet consists of 100 cigarettes and Lucozade, and he has had two heart attacks. He suffers from ME, and claims his determination to subdue the condition drives his many business and personal interests."


  • wizards 3 -- crew 1. did anyone else listen to this over the internet?

    bad start to the season for the crew. first round draft choice jason garey waited until the 72nd to make his debut. but i thought he did okay.

    danny szetela may be playing himself out of any USNat consideration. same with chad marshall. defense of the 2010 USNat team i suspect-- but im sure some EPL team will have poached them by then.

    Crew be good this year with the eddie gaven acquisition. will take time.

    kansas city played an amazing match. eddie johnson is going to be tough in germany this year. kerry zavagnin was solid. i dont know what happened in the germany match.

    By Blogger CrewFan1, at 10:28 AM  

  • No crewfan1, I chose instead to allow wild dogs to chew on my balls.

    By Blogger TheBusbyBoy, at 12:39 PM  

  • why so mean? im just a fan like you are. are you guys from england?

    By Blogger CrewFan1, at 1:39 PM  

  • I think we need to have an MLS-off between Glazer Shmazer, The Galloping Major, GAC and crewfan1.

    By Blogger TheBusbyBoy, at 2:05 PM  

  • Hey,

    My friend Crewfan1 told me about your site. Just checking it out.
    I don't understand the "busboy" being mean.
    We're just looking for good forums to discuss soccer. Do any of you guys post to BigSoccer?

    What do you think of the US being ranked fifth? The US is going to whoop ass big time in Germany this summer.

    USA USA!

    By Anonymous Soccerguy81, at 3:05 PM  

  • Busboy? It's "busbyboy" you in Matt. But you wouldn't know that. Why? Because you're a jackhole USA soccer fan with no idea of the history of the sport just like that other jackhole, your pal Crewfan.

    The USA is three and out this summer, pal. As Shane McMahon's entry music in WWE exclaims: NO CHANCE.

    Oh, and the term "whoop ass." 1992 called - it wants it back.

    FYI: real men don't choose user identities with "soccer" and "guy" in the same title. Kind of soft, but I guess that's Columbus or whatever lame hole you crawled out of speaking for you, jackhole!

    Go root for the Crew (not Crewe Alexandra, apparenty) - MLS is so awesome!!! It whoops ass!!!

    By Blogger George Cuddy, at 3:15 PM  

  • Crewfan1: you don't know what happened in the "friendly" with Germany?

    It's called a clinic. A workshop. A $35 afternoon course at the Learning Annex. A tutorial.

    I know, I are used to deciphering the tactics of Columbus Crew and FC Dallas matches. Sometimes, it's difficult to analyze MLS games because of the speed and technique involved. But, try nonetheless. I would bore you with the USA/Germany commentary but I have to turn my attention to MCFC losing another match (at home).

    Note to Crewfan1 and soccergay81: MCFC is not Madison County Football Confederation or whatever else you might have thought it was in the cornbelt.

    By Blogger George Cuddy, at 3:20 PM  

  • GAC - will you marry me?

    By Blogger TheBusbyBoy, at 3:58 PM  

  • gac: we had our *third* team in against germany--if that-- dont you read soccer america? i didnt think so. here's some good links for you to check out:

    if we had donovon, beasely, reyna, dempsey etc., it would have been at least a tie. geez.

    i dont know who the busbyboy is. i didnt refer anyone to this site. i think someone is trying to make fun of me.

    are you from england gac? my travel team might go over there this summer.

    By Anonymous Crewfan1, at 4:34 PM  

  • Crewfan told me about the site last night. He's a lightweight, forgets conversations after five beers.
    I don't know why you faggots are insulting me. Wanker? Whatever that is. Your site sucks and if you were any good you'd post to BigSoccer.

    I'm outta here

    By Anonymous Soccerguy81, at 5:04 PM  

  • It's a love-fest.

    we might as well turn off comments, it'll make driving people away easier.

    By Blogger Rich Hughes, at 7:15 PM  

  • civility dies..

    By Blogger Simon Burke, at 10:41 AM  

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