Before I give my evidence, m'lud. I would like to vouch for Edward Smallman as a fine upstanding young fellow who's intentions were entirely honourable. However, the c**t sowes me a bobby, so hang'em!

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Kerri Chandler had his music bag nicked by a couple of shady Italians in the DJ Booth at Phonox.

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Ed, I'm assuming you and your old fella haven't donated yet as I haven't seen the kitchen sink in the list?

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Boring wrote:

West Ham regressing to their mean?

I can't see Lady Brady and the porn barons putting up with that for too much longer. That stadium looked very empty in the last 10 minutes.

Wonder what Payet must be thinking.

The same as Mahrez and Vardy, no doubt.

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Over £ 200k from nearly 4,500 donations raised in just under a week! An impressive feat.

Only 155k of petitioners to lump in and they could rebuild the club from scratch!

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Yep. Wrong'un.

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Top bloke, Ed.

The c**t still owes me a score, mind.

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this love wrote:
Dan Harwood wrote:

Impressed with Jamie Jones 5 large! Must be rolling in the big numbers to drop that amount.

£20k a set

Is that Festival or Club?

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Impressed with Jamie Jones 5 large! Must be rolling in the big numbers to drop that amount.

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Goldie came across very well. Articulate, passionate and quite humble. Emily Thornberry was fair in her assessment when she castigated Keith (I thought it was Cameron) for that comment and said it was right that the panel was made up of who it was but wrong their outcome and that it could be reversed with proper insight.

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Did anyone catch the Boiler Room debate earlier? Caught about 45mins of it and whilst, in the main, it was one sided there were a lot of good points raised about the cultural impact of the closure. One good point raised is that under current laws, why would anyone invest in a project such as Fabric today?

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Diggers in with a bag of sand!

Nice one, Uncle John.

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Fabric went through a bankruptcy about 10 years ago. They also invested a lot of money in Matter so the mortgage has probably changed a lot since it first was arranged.

The figure I was quoted was between £30k - 35k. So, the top end could be north of £150k. So, if you're missing out on £400k of income a month that impacts your reserves so you are in effect losing a huge amount of money.

Just want to caveat that most of the figures I'm quoting are speculative on my side other than the mortgage figure which I was told by a friend and the £400 which I believe has been qouted in many articles recently.

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smashdad wrote:

If, as you suggest, their mortgage repayments are £125k pm, given that they've now had to let most of the staff go, how/where is the other £275k pm being 'lost'?

£400k is their revenue stream, I believe.

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A good friend of mine who worked at the club for the best part of ten years. I might have under-estimated that figure of £125k by a few k, but either way its a huge amount of money to service month in month out.

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They've faced bankruptcy once before.

If they're servicing a £125k a month mortgage, paying 250 members of staff plus 20+ DJs on a Friday/Saturday and settling investors and are losing £400k for every month they are closed the margins arent going to be massive.

This aint Ibiza where you're paying €40+ entry and €12+ a drink.

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How do you work that out?

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No one has mentioned Ibrahimovic in all this. Wherever he has gone he has been top dog and made it clear he's top dog. So, for a manager with the biggest ego having to deal with three (Ibra, Rooney and Pogba) larger than life characters it's going to be fractious.

But, hey what do I know. They could well turn things around (it's only 5 games, ffs) and go on a massive run and win the league.

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I reckon Rooney will be boomed for the cup game. Wont even make the squad. YHIF wink

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Why would DJ's not want to be associated with Fabric? A lot of the big names are only big because they played to crowds in worse venues than Fabric has ever been!

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Dermatron wrote:

Everyone knows who the people missing are. How many Fabric Cd's has there been for starters?

Scuba is donating all monies from his up and coming Fabric 90 mix to the fund.

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How much did you donate, Matt?

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* Skepta not Loopy. I'm not convinced Loopy has ever made a critically acclaimed piece of work?

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He certainly should be making some sort of donation, but not sure the full amount. I'd like to think the Ministry of Sound would make a donation. Where's Dizzy Rascal and Goldie's donations? Especially Goldie as he was all over the press when the review was held and the license lost.

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Some of the DJ's/Producers that have donated amounts of £ 100 or greater:

Eats Everything - £3k
Four Tet (Kieran Hebden) - £ 2k
Balance - £ 500
Bedrock - £ 500
Laura Jones - £ 200
Michael Mayer - £ 200
Jon Rundell - £ 200
Felix Dickenson - £ 150
Rex The Dog - £ 100
Keith Tenniswood - £ 100
Ben Pearce £ 100

Some definite big guns that have benefited greatly by their association to Fabric are currently absent. Obviously, DJ's not based in the UK might be having an issue with cross border purchasing which I know some people have had when donating and that Fabric have been looking in to. So, hopefully the current figure of just shy of £120k should rise when they sort that out.