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Keys - Takeover Saga Nearing End

Wednesdayite chairman Darryl Keys has revealed that he'd be 'extremely surprised' if the takeover saga at S6 isn't resolved in one way or another in the next fortnight.

The on-off deal being put together by a consortium led by Lancashire businessman Geoff Sheard has been in talks regarding a takeover of the Owls for months, but as time has passed by Owls' fans have grown increasingly concerned, and fed up, with the on-going saga, with little or no end in sight.

Sheard came under fire in the press last week regarding the people involved in the deal, but Wednesdayite have since met with the Lancastrian at Hillsborough when he was again in the directors' box for the visit of Ipswich Town at the weekend.

And one way or another, Keys insists a conclusion to the matter is not far away as far as Geoff Sheard is concerned.

'He understands he needs to speed up the process but there are no guarantees; it is all extremely complicated,' Keys told the Sheffield Star.

He continued: 'This is the start of the end-game. There are other people who have expressed some interest and I would say there are options if the Sheard bid should fall through.,' he added.

'But we are now moving towards the conclusion whatever that may be. I would be extremely surprised if it is not sorted in two weeks.

'We were happy to help and, for everyone's sake, we all want something to happen soon.'

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 23 2008

Time: 1:06PM

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Well, if Wednesdayite say it's true, it must be.
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23/09/2008 13:34:00

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23/09/2008 13:48:00

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23/09/2008 13:49:00

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23/09/2008 14:35:00

Keep the Faith, BELIEVE
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23/09/2008 14:37:00

I wish to god that all various parties would STOP with the "it'll all be over in a week or two" rubbish..... I don't care or believe it. When it happens ,then and only then will I believe. With all the reports, rumours, gossip, etc, I can't make up my mind as to if it's a good idea or not for this take over fronted by GS. All I do know is that I've had enough of all the small talk, I'd rather be kept in the dark until something solid is set in place. owls"VERY"mad!!!!
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23/09/2008 15:12:00

I dont know if anyone has seen my threadd but just to let you know in case you havent. Daryl Keys will be on here on Thursday night between 10pm & 11pm to answer any of your questions. Be aware that he will do his best to say as much as he can without breaking any legal boundries.
Skeggy Owl
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23/09/2008 15:18:00

I can't help but get a bad vibe from this article. It seems very negative to me - "one way or another"..."no guarantees"..."all very complicated" - feels like they're preparing us for the worst!
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23/09/2008 15:29:00

If it takes Sheard this long to secure funding for the takeover, how long will it take for him to secure transfer funds should a takeover even happen? I wanted the takeover like everyone else, but we're a long way now since talk of Shearer being manager with £50 million a season to spend. So much of all this has turned out to be b0llocks which is why we have all grown so cynical.
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23/09/2008 15:46:00

just more BS if there is others intrested let them come forward and put a offer in.
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23/09/2008 17:37:00

ha ha ha
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23/09/2008 21:19:00

Still here you annoying little tick. By the way hows your FULL STRENGTH squad going on against the 16 year old squad of Arsenal !
Skeggy Owl
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23/09/2008 21:35:00

6-0..your ******** ***** piggy boy..ha,ha yourself!!
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23/09/2008 21:57:00

Arsenal Under 18's 6-0 Pigs Best Team. HA HA HA HA HA HA. Payback's a bitch.
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23/09/2008 22:00:00

If you really want a laugh go on to Owlsmad and look at the amount of piggies there are on there trying to deflect from the fact that they lost by trying to take the p155 out of us !
Skeggy Owl
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23/09/2008 22:10:00

this is hilarious, how many frickin' times have we been told "only days away". I'm losing faith in people that keep making these empty promises. put up or shut up
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23/09/2008 22:34:00

If you want a laugh i've a little joke to lighten the mood. bfl1889 goes down town on the pull and spots a nice looking girl next to the dance floor. Wearing his best chino's, patent leather shoes and viscose shirt and fuelled by 2 1/2 pints of lager lime shandy he's feeling confident. "Do you want to come back to my place?" he asks. She replies " do you think we will both fit under a stone?" Go and crawl back under it bfl, you won't be missed on here.
Radon Barrier
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24/09/2008 16:08:00

ive heard theres a police raid planned for tomorow at brammal lane, apparently theres a peadophile ring there, they all get spanked by children
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24/09/2008 17:52:00

I like "the start of the endgame" - makes it sound like some kind of an adventure rather than the farce it's been so far. It seems like the club cannot, or really, really should not, go on as it is currently run; so I guess anything's an improvement. Laws with some money would be better than Laws with no money. Our squad is too thin. By the way, anyone know when Simek will be fit again? Really enjoyed seeing the Pigs hit for six, taking six of the best etc but I guess they said the same about us. What goes around... Will be fun to see them bleating about Tevez-gate again. The best thing is that Tevez himself probably can't even remember any of these players he sent down.
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24/09/2008 18:33:00

another deadline? oh.
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24/09/2008 18:42:00

Is it me or is everyone else fed up with the dirt digging and bad press on the takeover from the Yorkshire Post? Is their sports reporter a blunt or what?! I don't like it. Not one bit At least the Star always seem to put a positive spin on things. Got to remain positive, even though it's looking less likely by the day....
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26/09/2008 11:45:00

There ARE other interested parties ONE of those parties has completed "due dilligence". This current situation isnt going to go on too much longer, by that I mean it will be sorted in the next couple of weeks I think.
Skeggy Owl
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26/09/2008 12:07:00

County court judgements are a matter for public record so it matters not if the yorkshire post reporter is a blunt. The fact is that Sheard is a complete fantasist and no respectable businessman would have anything to do with him. He needs to get the **** away from Hillsborough as quick as possible. He is a complete waste of space.
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26/09/2008 12:57:00

do agree with s6apple sheards never said he was backing the bid with his money so any debts he has are irrelevant
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26/09/2008 13:56:00

wesp get real do you really think that it is OK for a man who is in debt to his ears to be hawking round our beloved football club in the hope of making a quick profit? He has no love for our club at all and I just wish he would **** off
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26/09/2008 15:12:00

never said that, no need to report on sheards personal finance history when hes never said his money is being used
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26/09/2008 19:58:00

Well Wesp my bank account is regularly in overdraft. Haven't got any CCJ's but I wonder if the Wednesday Board will let me sit in the directors box for a few weeks if I produce a note saying I have got a few million in a dodgy bank somewhere!
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26/09/2008 20:27:00

if only you'd thought of it first
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26/09/2008 22:52:00


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