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I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten

I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten

'..And when I open them, you're still here.'

The takeover saga rolls on and on.. the loudest voice to be heard on Friday was that of ex-chairman Dave Allen. He's done his deal, accepting the consortium offer of 20 pence per share, and is giving the big hurry up to the other three main shareholders, former board member Keith Addy and director Geoff Hulley, plus fans group Wednesdayite.

Allen is claiming Addy and Hulley want more than 20 pence per share, and also directed one of his now famous tirades against Wednesdayite, insisting they should have sorted out a deal sooner. An odd comment, considering an offer wasn't put on the table until less than 3 weeks ago.

Consortium leader Geoff Sheard is showing signs of impatience: in truth it must be a logistical nightmare dealing with four separate parties in order to assume control.

He squashed the 'Alan Shearer for manager' rumour and went on to tell the Sheffield Telegraph:

'Everyone has been very patient and it's been a very difficult transaction. But I feel we're at a stage where everybody has to agree to go forward - or the club isn't going to go forward, simple as that.'

'The biggest problem is that the parties are so polarised. I'm dealing with four separate bodies, which doesn't make it easy. I was told that Mr. Allen was likely to be the most difficult and obdurate but he was first class in reaching an agreement within 24 hours of the documentation he asked for being provided.'

'To be fair, Wednesdayite haven't put up any barriers. I've answered most of the questions they asked me - to their satisfaction, as far as I know.'

'I can only do what I can do. It's been a hell of a long journey and I'm determined to finish off on this.'

'We desperately want to be in there before the start of the season and feel we can put our plans into action.'

Amen to that. Underneath this article you'll find the usual exhortation to come along to the forum and talk about this article.

But, personally speaking, I'm all talked out. I'm sure there are one or two twists and turns still to come, but I just want it to be over. Yes, I understand the difficulty. No, I don't understand what advantage is gained by sniping at other shareholders. Allen has done his deal, the Wednesdayite ballot is in motion and once more, we have to close our eyes and count to ten.

And maybe when we open them, the situation will have changed significantly, and for the better.




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Writer:Auckland Owl
Date:Monday July 21 2008
Time: 8:00AM

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iam up to 99million and 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
mick66owl
20/07/2008 22:12:00
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'To be fair, Wednesdayite haven't put up any barriers.
matlockowl
21/07/2008 08:37:00
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They have but to fair through no fault of their own. They should never have held a financial stake in the first place. It seems the person most critical of wednesdayite is the person who has ultimatly put is in this position. Forget the saga we have scored 5 goals and conceeded none in pre season. That should cheer us all up
jazz1867
21/07/2008 08:54:00
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I’m not that old but still remember when football had that element of surprise, back in the day when the first you heard about a player transfer was the day after they’d signed, holding up the clubs shirt on the back page of the morning paper. Today everything is dragged out through the media so much that by the time it finally happens no one really cares any more! I say roll on the takeover but just get on with it amongst yourselves, we don't need to know the ins and outs.
LP-OWL
21/07/2008 12:45:00
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Agred LP-OWL. I know too little about business, due dilligence and all the other rubbish to understand let alone care. The only news I care about is having a fit squad for the start of the season. We have four of the best defenders in the league five good strikers with two hitting the back of the net and hopefully Lawsy has sorted the midfield. Roll on Burnley and let the board room worry about the rest, thats what they get paid for!
jazz1867
21/07/2008 14:50:00
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lp ure right, the media ruin everything, take ronaldinho saga for instance, if one day u would of flicked the paper n seen him holding a milan shirt you would of been like WTF, but its just boring now, everything drags out n becomes alot less exciting
smiggyswfc
21/07/2008 15:38:00
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Good call LP. just got to look forward to the new season and hope for a good start. and let the people getting payed loads of money to sort everything else out.
forresowl
21/07/2008 16:03:00
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susex owl on the jeffers discusion has just asked if anyone has heard about a takeover. I want to live in sussex
jazz1867
21/07/2008 17:06:00
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