Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Owls' Set For Takeover Bid

Owls' Set For Takeover Bid

The rivals to Geoff Sheard's consortium in the bid for power at Hillsborough have been revealed as a consortium led by Yorkshire-based businessmen Jon Sotnick.

Sotnick spoke to the media just hours before the Owls' huge relegation six-pointer against Leicester City at the weekend and revealed that he was all set to make a bid for the club within the 'next few days'.

The 41-year-old businessmen from Portsmouth is the former chairman of Boston United and former chief executive at Darlington and is a member of the Football League attendance committee as well as having a background in global sales and marketing.

And Sotnick told the Sheffield Star that he and his consortium, which includes 'three or four' backers from the UK who have substantial funds, are set to make a bid for the club in the coming days.

'My understanding is that we are extremely close to making the offer, but I am not willing to take an offer to the board until we can show that the funds are onshore,' he said.

He continued: 'What interests me in the history, heritage and size of the club, and the fan base,' he added.

'I know what I am doing. I have contacts in the League. I did a good job at other clubs, and Wednesday would be my biggest challenge.

'I want the team to be successful and the fans to enjoy that success.
'I want see Hillsborough as a stadium that is back at the forefront of British football, and for fans to enjoy the facilities.'

Sotnick's consortium will go head-to-head with Lancashire businessman Geoff Sheard and his consortium, who've also been in contact with the club about a takeover.

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview

Writer:Nick
Date:Sunday April 27 2008
Time: 7:45PM

Comments

0
lets wait and see. but i say let them FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
mick66owl
27/04/2008 20:05:00
0
The more i read and hear about the takeover and the 2 parties involved the more confident i get that it will happen!
will it ever happen
27/04/2008 20:05:00
0
yawn yawn yawn, just another stunt to sell season tickets, you lot do the same every season make us all laugh!!
bladesforlife1889
27/04/2008 21:04:00
0
make it an auction so they just keep biding, we could be swimming in it soon enough
wiggytheowl
27/04/2008 21:09:00
0
lets hope whoever comes in, does have the funds, should be an interesting week
BIG TONY
27/04/2008 21:19:00
0
"you lot do the same every season make us all laugh!! bladesforlife1889" You are so right, who can forget all the seasons we have notified stock market about potential take overs!!What a stubt eh?! We know nowt is signed and sealed yet but what's your problem.......not slightly worried are you by any chance?
woodhouseowl
27/04/2008 22:40:00
0
Sorry stunt not stubt!!!
woodhouseowl
27/04/2008 22:41:00
0
pigforlife is a billy no mates *****er who knows nothing about football,takeovers or anything at all..***** offf back on your own site you piece of *****!
WORKSOP..OWL
27/04/2008 23:37:00
0
the pig is an idiot lads ignore the stink. should start to unfold in next couple of week hopefully for the better
mick66owl
27/04/2008 23:47:00
0
*****ing wasters!!!!
bladesforlife1889
28/04/2008 00:11:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Vital Match Comments - Carlos 'Owls Much Finish Chances'

Carlos' post match comments after defeat at Reading

Vital Match Preview - Bragging Rights For Owls Or Royals?

All you need to know ahead of the Royal and the Owls weekend clash

Match Officials For Wednesday At Reading (December 10th)

All the info on the man in the middle of Wednesday at Reading

Owls To Face Fitness Tests

Sheffield Wednesday will look at several players ahead of the Reading game on Saturday.

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Tom Sellers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Outcome of Wednesday Vs Dingles?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Wednesday Win0%
Draw0%
Barnsley Win0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 20 14 1 5 43 25
2 Brighton 20 12 6 2 42 19
3 Reading 20 11 4 5 37 2
4 Huddersfield 20 10 3 7 33 -2
5 Leeds Utd 20 10 2 8 32 1
6 Sheff Wed 20 9 4 7 31 0
7 Birmingham 20 8 7 5 31 -2
8 Norwich 20 9 3 8 30 3
9 Fulham 20 7 8 5 29 9
10 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
11 Barnsley 20 8 4 8 28 4
12 Preston 20 8 4 8 28 2
13 Aston Villa 20 6 10 4 28 2
14 Bristol City 20 8 3 9 27 3
15 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
16 Brentford 20 7 4 9 25 -1
17 Ipswich 20 6 7 7 25 -2
18 Q.P.R. 20 6 5 9 23 -9
19 Wolves 20 5 7 8 22 -3
20 Burton 20 5 7 8 22 -5
21 Blackburn 20 5 5 10 20 -8
22 Cardiff 20 5 5 10 20 -12
23 Wigan 20 4 6 10 18 -6
24 Rotherham 20 2 4 14 10 -25
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 14 2017 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg5
The Vital Football Members League