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Club 9 Give Owls Investment Deadline

Club 9 Give Owls Investment Deadline

Club 9 Sports, the American-based investment company, have revealed that they're still looking to invest at Hillsborough and have given the club a week to reignite their interest in a deal.

The company have been holding talks about potential investment in Wednesday for months but had an offer turned down last week, reported to be of an initial £2 million for a near-40 per cent stake in the club.

But since Lee Strafford left his post as club chairman on Monday, Club 9 have continued to hover round S6 and told BBC Radio Sheffield that they're still ready to invest in the club - but they've set a deadline.

'This is the club we want, but we will have to move on,' Club 9 director Jon Pritchett told BBC Radio Sheffield.

'I would say we're willing to give it this week.'

Wednesdayites have cast doubts over the company and their relationship with the club, despite Strafford's attempts to get investment into S6 since his arrival.

But it'll now be down to the current Owls board, without Strafford, to decide whether Club 9 are right or wrong for Wednesday.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday May 18 2010
Time: 6:19PM


double it or ***** off would be my response
18/05/2010 20:24:00
gforceswfc are you on crack, we want more than 4million !!! total moron
18/05/2010 21:17:00
I'd take the risk and take the offer- the way I see it we cant be much off worse than we are right now and i cant ever see anybody else coming along willing to offer money...i know the offers a bit of an insult but we're in a situation now where beggars can't be choosers. Our club has been on it's knees for too long now guys.
Carbone's Padawan
18/05/2010 23:28:00
ha ha! a league one club, 20+ Million pounds in debt, stadium falling to pieces, I'm not on crack I smoke the reality pipe. these american boss ends have already stated that if we acheive promotion they would "infuse" more money into the club. If you think we should be getting more than 5 mill for 40% of this club you are a moron. get real
18/05/2010 23:30:00
we've got nothing to lose, I say we just go for it. Its a grim reality that u need money these days to succeed, so if u can't beat 'em, join 'em. They're a professional compnay who will do everything in our best interests to make it worthwhile for them too. People often forget that investors want the club to succeed just as much as the fans, otherwise what would be the point in them investing
19/05/2010 03:46:00
I am quite glad that Club 9 have given SWFC a deadline - not because it's necessarily the best offer around but because if there are any other serious investors talking to the club they will have to show their hands pretty quickly. Either way, things should be a bit clearer in a few days.
19/05/2010 07:18:00
Agree with Norman, they are not out to get us, they want us to succeed, and have the resources to make that happen.
19/05/2010 07:58:00
I would entertain any serious investor who would insist that there had to be a clean sweep of the dead wood on the board. Greirson your number is up. Fall on your sword, do the honourable thing. The only thing this curent board are interested in is the loan notes that they are holding. That is now, and will always be the stumbling block. Forget about them boys, take an offer of repayment when we reach the promised land. You got us in this s**t.
19/05/2010 10:15:00
I think people have become a bit deluded by seeing takeovers like Chelsea's and Man City's so now they think that unless someone is coming in with at least £30 million and loads more millions to spend then it can't be a good deal. It seems that the sensible way to take a club with a huge debt forward is to bring stability and build slowly. I think the days of tycoon*s coming along and throwing money at a football club have gone and you can forget it if you're in League 1 with £26m debt. I don't think the offer is too bad in the long term and it gives us a fighting chance of making some progress. Without it, we're back to scratching around for sub-standard players while our best players leave and hoping that we're going to achieve miracles. Eventually, we all have to accept that way of doing thing's just won't bring success. Last season proved that more than any other.
19/05/2010 10:16:00
100% with you on that one baldowl.
Carbone's Padawan
19/05/2010 11:46:00
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