Jan 24

Bracewell-Smith 'deeply hurt' from board sacking, reveals Brady

Former Arsenal director Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith is still ‘deeply hurt’ after her removal from the Gunners board last December, according to close friend Karren Brady.

Bracewell-Smith, who’s family have a previous wealth of share ownership at the club, owns a 15.9% stake in the club and is the third largest shareholder in the club following Danny Fiszman, with 24.11%,

Birmingham City’s managing director Karren Brady revealed in her Sun column that ‘all is not good’ at the Emirates.

“The Arsenal boardroom is a jungle from which Lady Nina Bracwell-Smith was expelled a month ago. At lunch I can tell she remains deeply hurt.

“As anyone who has followed events at the Emirates knows, there’s more intrigue among the directors than in an episode of Dallas. So it’s difficult to say why Nina was abruptly axed, except that it’s abpit money and power.”

The reason for Bracewell-Smith’s exit is reportedly because she didn’t agree with the appointment of new CEO Ivan Gazidis [pictured right].

Gooner Talk will bring you our match preview of the Cardiff game later this evening, while a live match stream will be avaliable shortly before tomorrow’s 1.30pm kick-off.

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18 Responses to “Bracewell-Smith 'deeply hurt' from board sacking, reveals Brady”

  1. Mraces says:

    what do you think is going on in there??, i know we have placed 7th most valuble sports team, but dont seem to have to much cash to use, would any 1 be opposed to a middle east takeover? like at MCFC?????

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  2. Spike says:

    So, basically, even though Mrs Brady is supposedly a close friend of Lady Nina (I would, wouldnt you?) Bracewell-Smith, she still couldnt shed any light on her axeing apart from saying its about money and power!!!

    Brilliant insight there!

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  3. Spike says:

    I am deeply opposed to any effin takeover. F*ck that sh*t!

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  4. marwoodonthewing says:

    Who cares? it’s not that long ago that 99% of our fans didn’t know the name of half the board and most importantly didn’t care.

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  5. Congratulations are in order for Karen Brady! As others have mentioned, Brady does NOT offer any knowledge or insight in regards to Lady Nina’s sacking and the current board situation, but she also fails to mention how she was rumored to be a leading candidate for the job. Perhaps Lady Nina favoured her lunch mate Karen for the CEO position…?

    Does Karen Brady have anything to say about the bungs investigations at Birmingham? A lot of intrigue there.

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  6. jo says:

    who in there right mind would want a takeover, ok wenger is not splashing the cash, he is being sensible especially in this climate, our board have arsenals best intrest at heart and to them it is not just a business

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  7. Julian H says:

    Well said, Spike (on your second comment). I support a football club, not a fucking plaything of some kleptocratic international playboy.

    I want to be able to own shares in my club, I want the Supporters’ Trust to be strong, I want shared ownership, by shareholders with the club’s long-term interest at heart.

    No takeover is welcome.

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  8. eduardo says:

    Karen brady was one of those mentioned for the job and maybe it is her freindship with Lady Nina that led to the opposition from Lady Nina to the appointment of Gazidis

    but must say that this expose by Brady actually has no info at all in it, good job she did not get the role at the emirates

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  9. sig says:

    interesting that she was sacked…

    I heard Keith Edelman was also sacked acrimoniously

    wonder what is going on

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  10. Kayo Burgess says:

    ITS THE STOOOPID FAT CATS ON THE BOARD. LADY NIN LOVED THIS CLUB… SHE LOVED THE FANS… SHE CARED….

    UNLIKE HILL-WOOD, FIZMAN AND THE REST OF THE W/\NKERS WHO CANT EVEN HAVE A WHIP-ROUND TO PICK UP ARSHAVIN….

    DISGUSTING!

    THATS NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY WHO WAS DEDICATED TO THE CAUSE…

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  11. Mark says:

    For those who want the scoop that will never be printed!

    Fiszman has agreed to sell up to Stan Kroenke at a premium.

    Nina and the rest will be offered market prices. Thats why she is pissed. She isn’t going to make the same as Danny boy!

    They have all made less than Dein. He was the most the astute businessman.

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  12. Her sacking was an attempt by Danny Fizsmann to see if there is a buyer for Arsenal. He is a tax exlie and any sale of his will be tax free.
    Arsenal will be bought by either Usmanov or somebody else by the summer.

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  13. AndyMcPhail says:

    I love all these conspiracy theories. People are saying that its Fat Cats on the board, yet oppose a take over, who do you want to run the club?

    Barcelona’s fan owned system is the only one I can think of that would keep some of you lot happy. And that’s near impossible to implement in the EPL.

    Personally, I would much rather have board room unrest. Our situation is brilliant compared to the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and even Man United. This financial crisis is monumental, and if a couple of our board are getting in cat fights, who cares?

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  14. Damian says:

    All of u have been conned we have M. owners in a B.,s game watching Eboue & Diaby as wingers is a joke its not Wenger if he had money they would be gone

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  15. Julian H says:

    “Barcelona’s fan owned system is the only one I can think of that would keep some of you lot happy. And that’s near impossible to implement in the EPL.”

    There are UK clubs with very strong supporters’ trusts; I believe Celtic’s has quite a considerable chunk of the club, and some smaller clubs are entirely owned by supporters’ trusts.

    All it would take for the supporters’ trust at Arsenal to acquire a large(r) share would be those of us who spend thousands of pounds of the club anyway, to just add a few extra quid a month – and this would be an investment, so if you needed the money back at any point you could sell to another fan.

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  16. Big MArk says:

    We all know women talk out of their arses.

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  17. Anom says:

    She was sacked for leaking sensitive club info. Deserved what she got

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