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Canadians Rule Out Owls Bid

Canadians Rule Out Owls Bid

Canadian group Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment are believed to have ruled themselves out of taking over Wednesday, despite rumours suggesting otherwise yesterday.

The Owls had revealed to the London Stock Exchange that they had appointed financial advisors Deloitte and Touche to actively seek fresh investment in to the club over the summer amid interest from a consortium led by Geoff Sheard and links with Jon Sotnick and his group.

And it had been believed that the North American group, who own MLS side Toronto FC, as well as a team in the NBA, could well be set to make a move in to English football with the Owls.

The group had visited England last month on a 'fact finding mission', with Hillsborough aming the destinations on their travels, as well as Southampton and Reading.

And even more interesting, Deloitte and Touche had also been involved with MLSE, and were believed to be looking in to purchasing a club in England.

But now the group seem to have poured cold water on the idea, and have left the Sheard and Sotnick consortium's as favourites to take over at S6 once again.

Date:Thursday May 8 2008
Time: 10:29AM


last thing we need is an owner from that neck of the woods. dont fancy supporting a team called the sheffield wizards or the wednesday warriors, far rather sheffield wedneski
08/05/2008 10:32:00
Pointless the media. They were never interested in the first place.
08/05/2008 10:45:00
Is this the first of three investors to pull out?? Can only think that the appointment of financial advisors to sell the club means that the club is not convinced that either the sotnik or sheard takeover will go through, and they are therefore looking for a new investor?
08/05/2008 12:05:00
There's no point in believing anything is going to happen until it actually does. Knowing Wednesday, we'll again be struggling next season with a bunch of QPR rejects and loan players.
08/05/2008 12:15:00
Adam Bolder would be a fantastic signing Takeover or Not....
08/05/2008 12:18:00
ha ha ha ha ha ha no one whats to know because you are a shocking club with arrogant twisted fans, lol!! its all good on the red n white side of the city!!
08/05/2008 13:11:00
You could do far worse than QPR rejects sir! I hope it goes through for you though, would be great to see you back in the Prem, I hope and pray we can reach the promise land soon! Bolder is an honest pro, and will provide solidity, but I think we need that little extra at the moment.
08/05/2008 13:15:00
We need a clear out takeover or not - Bullen's gone already, Birch out, Gilbert out, O'Brien out, Kav out, Jeffers out, Clarke out, Esajas out (two decent 45 minute performances only v Bristol City and Preston the rest crap), Tudgay out. I'm still not convinced by Grant either.
08/05/2008 14:21:00
Before you all cry foul, ask yourself if any of those players I listed are promotion material.
08/05/2008 14:23:00
arrogant twisted fans..WOW!!..thats a bit much comming from you pigforlife..your the most arrogant *****er who has ever posted on this site! for twisted well it wasnt wednesday fans who were throwing 5hit and bottles of ***** on kids was it piggy?..yet again pigforlife opens is mouth without useing his!!!..oh sorry he hasnt got one has he!
08/05/2008 14:31:00
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