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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.

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


lets wait and see. but i say let them FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
27/04/2008 20:05:00
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
yawn yawn yawn, just another stunt to sell season tickets, you lot do the same every season make us all laugh!!
27/04/2008 21:04:00
make it an auction so they just keep biding, we could be swimming in it soon enough
27/04/2008 21:09:00
lets hope whoever comes in, does have the funds, should be an interesting week
27/04/2008 21:19:00
"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?
27/04/2008 22:40:00
Sorry stunt not stubt!!!
27/04/2008 22:41:00
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 *****!
27/04/2008 23:37:00
the pig is an idiot lads ignore the stink. should start to unfold in next couple of week hopefully for the better
27/04/2008 23:47:00
*****ing wasters!!!!
28/04/2008 00:11:00
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