Why would he Sconny? He's just one of the very obvious short-term fungi that have popped up like mushrooms after a shower, looking for a quick turn and percentage gain to be funded by anyone naive enough to pay attention to him and his like.
Sorry, but this BB is going to be full of the usual "Get your tickets now!", "Re-rate coming!", "MMs holding this back!", "They've got no stock!" etc etc yadda yadda yawnfests taken straight from from the Ladybird Book of Primary School Ramping, until the short-term crew's got their target exit price and have moved on to their next stock.
This is AIM and as Tom Jones says, it's not unusual.
ATB to anyone holding long term.
And what's particularly amusing about these three desperate three line pure copy n pastes is that I doubt that Amit has read through a single one.
The second one, entitled "The CDC Says 'Severely Obese' People Are at Greater Risk for COVID-19 Complications—but Are They Really?" has been mindlessly copy n pasted from an article on health.com:-
There's a simply massive clue in the article's headline - as slavishly copied on the CTAG website. That's precisely what made me raise an eyebrow and inspired me to bother checking out the original linked article in full. Here's a snippet from later in that same article:-
"Interestingly enough, there's a chance being higher-weight may protect against serious COVID-19 complications."
I mean, what the living f***? Why is Amit pasting articles on the Cloudtag website that suggest that obesity may help against coronavirus?
Simple answer - he's not reading any of them and is just copy pasting any third party created medical story in some sort of pathetic kneejerk effort to gain credibility by reflection and to make it look like something's actually going on within CTAG... including articles that actually go against his much-vaunted weight loss objectives.
It is truly as laughably ridiculous as it is tragic to those many LTHers who entrusted this farce of a company and its CEO with their capital.
Ocelot, your posts have to date largely been both calm and measured - whether I've agreed with your sentiment or not.
But starting a thread with this particular title? Not doing wonders for your credibility, I'd say... this sort of thing would be much more expected from the recent outbreak of vociferously squeaking short-term traders.
Different basis? Well yes of course if they're more recent entrants. Different management? I'm not so sure at all - the current figurehead hasn't covered himself in glory as of yet by any means and as I recently stated his credibility suffers from continuing association with at least a couple of longer term and still in place ANGS directors.
I strongly suspect that many of the more vociferously positive new posters who've popped up over the last few weeks like fungi are merely in it for the short-term trade and the quick percentage points gain, no matter how much they vigorously protest to the contrary. Nothing wrong with that of course - except for the rampity ramp BS they spew out in the hope of influencing others to get the SP to their preferred exit point.
But hey... that's AIM for you.
It's not new news really.
We already knew about Paddy's chronic oversight failure while heading up the Audit Committee as a non-exec at NMC - and entirely failing to spot the missing billions - specifically he wasn't aware of an extra $2.7 billion of debt the company was carrying... Oops one.
We also already knew about the slightly odd happenings when he was an NED at Eurasia Drilling, which got sold at a knockdown price to the Russians as recommended by the Eurasia BoD. Apparently Paddy forgot to let anyone know that he was also on the board of a bidding company. Oops two...
What I didn't know though was that Paddy was apparently again an NED at Soma Oil & Gas. During his time there, this outfit was investigated by the SFO on money-laundering and corruption charges. To be fair, the investigation did not result in a prosecution, with the SFO stating that although there were "reasonable grounds" to suspect that multiple wrongdoing had taken place, it wouldn't reach evidentiary standards.... Oops three.
Paddy must be seriously unlucky, eh?
ANGS has certainly had its share of dubious characters in high profile positions in the past and its continuing association with Paddy C is doing worse than nothing for the credibility of either the company as a whole or GL as an individual. I strongly doubt that Paddy C is in any way necessary to the company - so if he's not replaced pretty quickly, the logical conclusion would be that it's all and only about the Eton Old Boys' Club.
Even with Ocelot funding the airfare and the cost of the beer, it'd have to be a pretty bl**dy special pub and a pretty bl**dy special pint to be worth the 14 day quarantine you'd unavoidably face on your way back in...
It looks like LSE deleted posts which contained posters' actual personal info (e.g. full name).
That's expected policy - the surprise to me was that the MD of an AIM-listed company (presuming it was actually him and not someone pretending to be GL) i) posted on a BB and ii) posted referencing a poster by his full name.
If it was GL, that flies in the face of what is specifically stated on the AngusEnergy website in the Investors Q&A section. Potentially more significantly, it would be a blatant breach of GDPR regulations. Either way, I'm not at all surprised by the swathe of post deletions.
"Should make for a quieter more balanced board going forward."...
Really. You mean now that any dissenting or more negatively slanted opinion has been shut down, leaving this BB pretty much entirely to the uber-positive rampy machinations of the short term traders who've miraculously popped up over the last few weeks? This exact thing regularly happens all over LSE, once there's a little orchestration in place.
Interesting definition of "more balanced", I'd say...
...and if you wanted to know from where Amit copy 'n' pasted the large majority of this latest "update", just take a look at:-
He didn't even bother rewording it much.
Mind you, is there anyone left on the planet that's even mildly surprised?
..and the level of maturity exhibited in your reply only serves to make my point for me, MrNation.
Perhaps it might be useful for you to look up the term "ad hominem" and grasp why it's the most banal of logical fallacies. Just a suggestion, mind you...
Fully agreed CawCaw - a calm and measured assessment of things.
I strongly suspect that MrNation is just another short-term trader, what with his constant and utterly unevidenced positivity and his instant slamming of anyone posting a far more realistic and fact-based opinion.
Not that I'd usually wish this on any PI, but if he is, it'd amuse me no end if he's found himself accidentally locked in (like so many genuine LTHers) by having wrongly estimated COPL SP movements over the short term in an effort to exit with his target marginal percentage.
Rastuss is sadly not wrong.
"Patrick James Meade, previously known as Lord 'Paddy' Gillford, is the 8th Earl of Clanwilliam, a title dating back to when Britain ruled Ireland.
The Old Etonian, 59, is an independent non-executive and has been paid £583,400 since 2012.
He is chairman of NMC's audit committee which is responsible for scrutinising the company's books, despite having 'no apparent accounting experience', Muddy Waters said.
Clanwilliam was previously chairman of London-listed Eurasia Drilling Company, which was bought by Russian oligarch shareholders for a price some investors claimed was heavily-discounted. He maintained he was acting as an independent figure when recommending the offer, when in fact he was a board member on one of the buyer's companies.
The peer, who once served with the Coldstream Guards, is also chairman of oil and gas firm Angus Energy and has close ties with the Tory party.
He backed David Cameron's bid to be Conservative leader in 2005 and donated £10,000 to the party five years later.
He has been described by friends as an eccentric, and likened to Mr Toad in Wind In The Willows.
After his second marriage in 1995, he is said to have whisked his wife away in a pink tank. And he reportedly once shot one of his fingers off at a stag do in 1989."
Allegedly shooting one of his own fingers off? If he's got form for shooting himself in the hand, then it's really not much of a reach from that to shooting himself in the foot - Paddy should fit the ANGS BOD perfectly then.
Find a historic thread here where he's posted and click on his name to see his post history.... you'll find there's none, all of a sudden.
Which means that the ramptastically transparent buffoon has been sent to the naughty step. One can but hope that it's permanent...
Yes it'd be seriously amusing if Captain Clueless Ramptastic Suhail had got himself locked in. He's certainly sounding increasingly desperate, what with his frantic claim that COPL will be like BOIL (no chance).
The major downside though is that we'll all have to suffer the transparent buffoon's presence and squeakings for a great deal longer.
...and this BB has become a Suhail echo chamber. Exactly the same as has happened over the last couple of weeks with LWRF, RMP and IIP, the other recent targets of his transparent ramptastic short-term trader efforts.
Hopefully this self-serving (and frankly not at all smart) buffoon will do one and disappear soon.
"Either no wife for sex"...
That single comment is absolutely loaded with comedy gold potential on about twenty different fronts.
Suhail, tell me... have you actually ever conversed with a real female? That is, without having to give your credit card number first?