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An Administrator Calls
« on: December 30, 2008, 04:54:17 PM »
Welcome to an all new VP super contest. Like previous VP super quizzes and contests it's possibly in poor taste but when has that stopped us?

The contention is that according to various economic pundits several High Street names, businesses, franchises whatever, will go to the wall by the end of January...

... and this is where you all can pitch in!

1. Each player can submit 6 companies that they think will call in the Administrators by the end of January

2. The announcement of liquidation, administrators being called must appear in the UK press prior to midnight on the 31st January.

3. Players can hold like companies as other players but the companies must have a UK presence.

4. The winner will be the player that holds the most Co. collapses. In the event of a tie, numbers of employees put out of work will count; the higher the winner.

Play will start at midnight on December 31st and last for one month... get cracking!
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Re: An Administrator Calls
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 04:55:56 PM »
And the prize is...?  rubschin:
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Re: An Administrator Calls
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008, 05:11:23 PM »
Yes, of course there'll be a prize... or several even  eeek:
One of which will be the opportunity to host the February competition  cloud9:

I'm working on my top six even as I type...  ;)

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Re: An Administrator Calls
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008, 05:32:07 PM »
I shall give this some thought ~ meanwhile "Fugger" Fayed must be crapping himself.
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Re: An Administrator Calls
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008, 05:59:47 PM »
I suggest

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Re: An Administrator Calls
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2008, 06:03:23 PM »
Hmmm... And on what do you base your submissions?  whistle:
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Re: An Administrator Calls
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008, 06:12:01 PM »
I suggest

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I anticipated a little more creativity on the grounds of the nod to J.B. Priestly  whistle:
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Re: An Administrator Calls
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2008, 07:18:23 PM »
I suggest

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You dirty, filthy cheater...  noooo:
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Re: An Administrator Calls
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2008, 08:27:17 PM »
Can I include my local Fudge shop?

And why not 'up to 6 companies'? DOes it have to be six, like? The rools are a bit sketchy
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Re: An Administrator Calls
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2008, 09:00:55 PM »
Can I include my local Fudge shop?


No. I got some from there for crimbo off mini moose. Bloody gorgeous, and scoffed the lot in 30 minutes, oink oink.  cloud9:

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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2008, 07:48:00 AM »
Can I include my local Fudge shop?

And why not 'up to 6 companies'? DOes it have to be six, like? The rools are a bit sketchy
Six. No more no less, six. Like in the roolz like....  ::)

Not five, not seven or eight... six.  noooo:
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Re: An Administrator Calls
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2008, 02:53:22 PM »
Wyevale Garden Centres
Crest Nicholson (House Builders ~ do they count? If not with the Rools then substitute Principles)
Miss Selfridge
Bay Trading
Barratts
Outfit

Also you could perm any three from five Estate Agents chains (The local independants will prolly survive)
I would like to say Harrods but I expect the Banks who virtually own it anyway will be reluctant to pull the plug just yet.
It would not surprise me to see Ryan Air slip below the waves either.
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Re: An Administrator Calls
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2008, 03:27:05 PM »
Yes, builders as a UK business count, so keep Crest Nicholson.

I wouldn't be surprised if Estate Agents prune heavily first; I don't see how they benefit from economies of scale like retailers. Retailer Morgan's gone; they got rid of all their UK stores back in March apparently so wouldn't have counted anyway.

I didn't realise Outfit were part of Arcadia; other parts of it may go as well  eeek:
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Re: An Administrator Calls
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2008, 06:34:12 PM »
Having a nosey around local outlets, I'll go for

Wickes
Debenhams
Clintons Cards
River Island
F Hinds
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Re: An Administrator Calls
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2008, 06:42:43 PM »
F Hinds are right next door to Woolies here; they'll probably feel the pain on the 5th when they dismantle the merchandising units... an unplanned expansion as the wall collapses  eeek:
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