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Notes from Underground - Burford runs the length of the leaderboard

By Darren Atwater | Sunday 11 August 2019


Wow. if one excludes ShareProphets radio, Seven out of the top 10 stories were Burford, including the top four. If this stories isn't worth your monthly subscription fee, I don't know what is.  Our number 2 story was a Friday scoop for Tom. The Sunday Times today reports it as big "news"....only two days off the pace at the deadwood press..

And, of course, a Quindell story made the top ten. Classics never go out of style.


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Excluding ShareProphets Radio, the most-read non-Tom article was Nervous Neil Woodford in a pickle over Burford, but Tom Winnifrith gets plaudits of Muddy Waters by Nigel Somerville at a sensational number seven or number 15 if you include Bearcasts. 
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Our top 10 most-read stories this week were:

  1. Muddy Waters set to destroy London company at 8 AM Wednesday - is it Burford?
  2. BREAKING: Gotham City set to issue Burford short dossier this weekend
  3. Burford Capital is an "accounting fiasco" - Muddy Waters publishes damning report
  4. Video: Carson Block of Muddy Waters explains how Burford cooks its books
  5. FCA confirms Tom Winnifrith scoop. SVS is in special administration and something smells badly wrong
  6. FRC asked to investigate Burford Capital and auditors E&Y over 6 years of accounts - formal enquiry needed
  7. Nervous Neil Woodford in a pickle over Burford, but Tom Winnifrith gets plaudits of Muddy Waters
  8. EXPLOSIVE: Quindell fraudsters the net tightens – liquidator moving in on Rob Terry henchman Mark Ford
  9. BREAKING: Burford’s Aussie Peer IMF Bentham slates the accounts of its British Rival
  10. So farewell Spud U Like - another well known name from the High street goes tits up: who is to blame?

The most-listened to Bearcasts this week were:

  1. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Burford became uninvestable with a deranged RNS at 7 AM, Neill Ricketts is bonkers & Neil Woodford is finished
  2. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the stink of Equities First returns to IQE, a very bad death spiral at Iconic & you cannot be Sirius
  3. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: another day of shame and pointlessness for the Financial Mail on Sunday
  4. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a Neill Ricketts tweet which is pure Rob Terry and must surely be actioned by Nomad Canaccord
  5. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: statements needed ASAP from Verseon & Bluejay
  6. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Lucian Miers is a spiv but is Neill Ricketts now a self-confessed insider dealer?
  7. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: should Carson Block of Muddy Waters go to jail for his Burford antics

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