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Owls Takeover Deal Still On

Owls fans fearing a collapse of a takeover of the club can put their fears to bed after Geoff Sheard and his consortium revealed that the deal was still very much on track.

Sheard revealed his interest in Wednesday weeks ago but Owls fans grew frustrated at the lack of action in recent weeks.

But Sheard has revealed to Wednesdayite chairman Darryl Keys that the deal is still on track and that it could be done and dusted as early as in the next few weeks, or before the end of the season at the latest.

Keys told the Sheffield Star: 'I have been reassured that things are going to plan. The lawyers are on to it, the accountants are on to it.'

He added: 'I can understand everybody's frustration - I'm sure the club are frustrated as well. We feel the same way, and I am sure Geoff Sheard does, but these things can be very complex.'

Sheard revealed that the deal was taking longer than expected because of the complexity of the situation but is still confident that it can be completed sooner rather than later.

And Keys also revealed to the Star that another party were still showing interest in investing in the club and were keeping a keen eye on Sheard's consortium.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 18 2008

Time: 10:06AM

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Not sure what to think..... Will believe it when it actually happens!
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18/03/2008 10:52:00

Yeah i agree, its pleasing to have news, but without seeing any action - we dont know what to make of it.
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18/03/2008 11:23:00

Oh and West Brom have taken Luke Steele back from Barnsley - Didnt they also do that with Steve Watson last season - when we had a good run.
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18/03/2008 11:25:00

West Brom are good at doing that. I think this is down to money this time though. They know how much Barnsley want him and they want his wages paid in full. Barnsley can't afford him. With us, I think they wanted to ruin our run, but this one seems to go back to money again. Goos news on the takeover. This last few weeks of silence has reminded me not to get too excited too quickly. Sheard sounds pretty determined to get us though.
Disgruntled Owl
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18/03/2008 11:49:00

yeah from what ive heard of the guy he seems very determined and a pretty sound guy all round.
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18/03/2008 11:57:00

Leon Clarke and Enoch Showumni upfront for the owls researves tonight. Also included is Watson, Simek and Bolder to play leeds utd at stocksbridge. Im fancying a big win.
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18/03/2008 12:06:00

Bigash, DisgruntledOwl, why don't you come on the Vital forum and talk on there? You always make good points on the article comments but we never see you on the forum!
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18/03/2008 12:06:00

good news on the takeover. as you say welshy you 2 get your A55E5 ON THE FORUM as this thread was on forum to talk about yesterday
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18/03/2008 12:31:00

yeah i can see a huge win with clarke and showumni up front, combined weight of about 35 stone
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18/03/2008 13:15:00

like 2 gable ends playing up front
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18/03/2008 13:42:00

I'm not getting too excited either. I will just stick to sacrificing vegemite sandwiches to the God of takeovers.
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18/03/2008 13:44:00

few weeks, he means when the season ends and what division we are in??!?, just a thought, anyway fingers crossed everything will go through and we can start to sign some quality.
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18/03/2008 16:06:00

look forward to saving our season and then moving into the world of football without debt, god save brian laws
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18/03/2008 16:18:00

Cheers folks. I appreciate the invitation. Will try and get myself over.
Disgruntled Owl
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18/03/2008 17:17:00

Yep come and join the vital team! By far the best site going in the country with loads of bloody idiots like?...........mick! :) Oh and a few naughty girls like NicNac, Miss WIEH and David Hirst!! :)
will it ever happen
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18/03/2008 18:17:00

Thats it then, I'm in, lol
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18/03/2008 19:34:00

Just be carefull of NicNac! That's all i'm saying my friend!! :)
will it ever happen
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18/03/2008 20:34:00

katy_kanga, are you from Australia?
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18/03/2008 21:08:00

Anybody know how the reserves got on againts Leeds Utd?
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18/03/2008 21:13:00

Reserves was 2-2. Showunmi got both. Leeds were better team apparently.
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18/03/2008 22:24:00

2 good results tonight, colchester look dead and scuny not far behind.
tommy craig
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18/03/2008 22:56:00

Cheers TarnOwl, It looks as tho the bottom 2 are set in stone now. I reckon Coventry City are in massive trouble - havnt won an away game since early december, they got 9 games left - 6 are away! There home games are againts promotion chasing Plymouth, Stoke and Wolves.
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18/03/2008 23:24:00

how dare you call me an idiot wieh yeah ok its true. BUT HEED THE WARNING GUYS NIC NAC IS A DANGEROUS WOMAN
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19/03/2008 00:26:00

will this be good for you lot hope so our takeover has been quite good
ozanne park rangers
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19/03/2008 06:24:00

Scunny and Colchester look down. I'm thinking Southampton or Coventry main two for the drop with us and Leicester most likely after that. Southampton v Cov game this weekend could sort out which of those is more likely.
Disgruntled Owl
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19/03/2008 11:02:00


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