Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Goals Soccer Centres Plc LSE:GOAL London Ordinary Share GB00B0486M37 ORD 0.25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 27.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 - 0.00 00:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 33.1 8.2 9.3 2.9 20

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
13/9/2013
14:30
Several very large buys.....just observing and wondering and holding....
pug151
06/9/2013
12:57
On the verge of a breakout?
pug151
03/9/2013
11:34
In line with expectations but a lot of good things coming.
pug151
03/9/2013
07:33
Very lacklustre figures. Almost no growth. Reduced some debt. Has a new management excellence initiative - but what we want is more profit.
yesrupnel
15/8/2013
13:30
a very large buy just before results ....
pug151
09/8/2013
12:23
Well looking back the offer was for 144p last year so if this one moves much more it looks like investors made the right decision to reject it. And you just get the feeling this one might move some more. Anything seems possible in this market the way its been over the past 15 months or so. Even I have been making money.
gerdmuller
09/8/2013
10:48
30k at 158 somebody wants some and won't wait
pug151
07/8/2013
08:45
Well that could be it then. Last broker comment I can see in 3 July with a target price of 145p so it is already past that. Looks like a 3 year high if it moved much more.
gerdmuller
07/8/2013
08:29
Hopefully the good weather is leading to good bookings/capacity around the UK. Certainly consumer spending has increased in June/July as reported yesterday. That could be pointing to a good set of interim results on 3 Sept.
yesrupnel
07/8/2013
07:59
Looks lively again not sure why.
gerdmuller
06/8/2013
09:14
Looks lively not sure why.
gerdmuller
14/6/2013
08:15
Looks like a good appointment as Chairman!
cupasoup2006
22/3/2013
09:49
why shouldnt they take advantage of a depressed market situation?
bubbleandleek
08/3/2013
13:47
Very unlikely to happen but you never know maybe the canadians will make another bid. I think it's six months the time they are not allowed to make an offer and last offer was rejected end of august
sebass
08/3/2013
09:11
Looks like holders were right to reject the bid. This is a good co on a modest valuation and if someone wants to buy it then they should pay a fair price and not try to take advantage of what was a depressed market situation.
gerdmuller
14/9/2012
09:59
GerdMuller good points I agree I think they were very tempted by the capital the canadians were going to put in the business postbid. What I did not understand was why sell the business when the whole model changes significantly with each centre only costing £1.5m. That means with £12m cash generated they could open 4 centres a year and payback £6m a year of debt. That changes everyuthing and the business would be on much firmer footing
sebass
14/9/2012
08:25
The bid was far too low. Management should never have given so much time to the bidders and now all that time has been wasted by them while they focused on the bid. They should have never been prepared to accept a low bid either. Management have come out very badly in all this as they always do when they get the smell of money.
gerdmuller
14/9/2012
07:52
looking like an even better decision than ever to reject the bid...
trytotakeiteasy
13/9/2012
10:59
VAT appeal won - worth £0.5m to PBT SJ
sailing john
12/9/2012
15:23
interesting that stock is only down 16% from bid price of 143p... shows that shareholders were arguably right in rejecting the bid.... if the bidder is going to be stingy this is what they get..... management didn't bother doing an H1 trading update this year so it will also be interesting to see what H1 results are like... I think directors and management too readily accepted a low ball bid just as the group is reducing debt and looking to boost its operational performance.... a year or so from now and the stock should be well above the bid price... we shall see....
trytotakeiteasy
26/8/2012
10:23
Well said spob. Dragon Oil shares are now significantly higher than the 450p offered. Asagi (long DGO, no position GOAL)
asagi
26/8/2012
06:54
For the benefit of panmure gordon dragon oil shareholders including myself rejected a firm bid from enoc at 450p per share journalists & analysts said we were mad but i disagree in that instance i would not compare dragon oil to this in any way shape or form
spob
25/8/2012
19:34
This is from The Independent published 23.08.2012:- The match to take over Goals Soccer Centre, which had already dragged into extra time, yesterday ended in a shock defeat for the £73m bidder. To the surprise of analysts, shareholders in the company – which operates 43, five-a-side football centres in the UK as well as one in the US – failed to back an offer from Canadian pension fund the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Goals' board had agreed to the approach from Ontario in July, but with it requiring 75 per cent of independent shareholders voting at yesterday's meeting to back the move, only 71.4 per cent did. The 80 shareholders – mainly institutions – who did vote between them hold 30.5m shares, just over 60 per cent of the total number of shares in issue. With the £73.1m offer worth 144p-a-share, shares in Aim-listed Goals slumped 20 per cent, or 29p, to 115.5p. The decision prompted surprise among analysts, with those at the broker Panmure Gordon saying they "cannot remember a similar instance where shareholders have voted down a firm bid with no alternative offer and the obvious immediate share price downside". The bid process has been running since early April with four extensions granted by the Takeover Panel. Goals' rival, Powerleague owner Patron, did look at making a bid for the company, but dropped out earlier this month. "Obviously we are disappointed that we have not struck a deal", said Goals' managing director Keith Rog-ers, who holds an 8 per cent stake in the company. "However, to have a significant percentage of shareholders believing that our company is worth considerably more is testament to the great business we have built. "We are totally focused on our stated strategy to continue to build on the considerable success that has already been achieved," he added. The match to take over Goals Soccer Centre, which had already dragged into extra time, yesterday ended in a shock defeat for the £73m bidder. To the surprise of analysts, shareholders in the company – which operates 43, five-a-side football centres in the UK as well as one in the US – failed to back an offer from Canadian pension fund the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Goals' board had agreed to the approach from Ontario in July, but with it requiring 75 per cent of independent shareholders voting at yesterday's meeting to back the move, only 71.4 per cent did. The 80 shareholders – mainly institutions – who did vote between them hold 30.5m shares, just over 60 per cent of the total number of shares in issue. With the £73.1m offer worth 144p-a-share, shares in Aim-listed Goals slumped 20 per cent, or 29p, to 115.5p. The decision prompted surprise among analysts, with those at the broker Panmure Gordon saying they "cannot remember a similar instance where shareholders have voted down a firm bid with no alternative offer and the obvious immediate share price downside". The bid process has been running since early April with four extensions granted by the Takeover Panel. Goals' rival, Powerleague owner Patron, did look at making a bid for the company, but dropped out earlier this month. "Obviously we are disappointed that we have not struck a deal", said Goals' managing director Keith Rog-ers, who holds an 8 per cent stake in the company. "However, to have a significant percentage of shareholders believing that our company is worth considerably more is testament to the great business we have built. "We are totally focused on our stated strategy to continue to build on the considerable success that has already been achieved," he added. ....and this is from the The Herald published on the same date:- Around £14m was wiped off the market capitalisation of the five-a-side football business yesterday after the 144 pence per share offer from the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) was rejected. A total of 61 independent shareholders, controlling more than 21.7 million shares, approved the deal giving it 71.4% support, which was just short of the 75% threshold required. Panmure Gordon analyst Simon French said: "We cannot remember a similar instance where shareholders voted down a firm bid with no alternative offer and the obvious immediate share price down side." Goals management, including chief executive Keith Rogers, had recommended the deal while significant shareholders, such as Henderson Global Investors and Aviva Investors Global Services, had indicated their support. If the deal was approved, Mr Rogers would have seen his basic pay increase 47% from £160,690 to £235,690, with other executives also in line for pay rises. The management stood to net around £9.3m from the sale of their shares. However, they had agreed to use £6m of the potential proceeds to invest in the equity of the company formed for the purpose of the bid, called Goliath Bidco, with the remaining £3.3m being paid in cash. Goals operates 43 centres in the UK and one in Los Angeles in the United States. Further North American sites were understood to be one option being considered for growth. Yesterday, East Kilbride-based Goals confirmed it was not in discussions with any other party regarding a takeover. Patron Capital, which owns small-sided football operator Powerleague, has previously expressed an interest in Goals. Under takeover rules OTTP, one of Canada's largest pension funds, would need special permission to make a further bid for Goals within the next 12 months. A spokesman for Goals suggested those voting against the deal may have felt the company was worth more. The share price peaked at more than 440p in 2007 but plunged to less than 90p near the end of 2011. Sir Rodney Walker, non-executive chairman of Goals, said the management would "continue to focus on delivering the Group's strategy of delivering a best-in-class 5-a-side football experience to customers in the UK and beyond". The shares were down 29p at 115.5p, giving the company a market capitalisation of around £56m.
malc999
22/8/2012
14:07
glenowen 20 Jul'12 - 09:51 - 388 of 405 http://uk.advfn.com/cmn/fbb/thread.php3?id=27704816 is this what they call an own goal ? ROFLMAO
spob
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