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Club 9 Table Fresh Bid For Owls

American investment company Club 9 Sports have tabled a fresh bid alongside Wednesdayite Dennis Hobson to take over the Owls, according to reports today.

It's thought the new deal has the backing of Wednesday's major creditors, the Co-operative Bank, and a deal from Chigaco-based Club 9 and Hobson has been put on the table for the Owls board to consider.

Reports suggest a total of 3 million would be paid up front, with 2m coming from the pockets of club 9 and 1m coming from Dennis Hobson.

The die-hard Owl and boxing promoted threw his weight behind Club 9's proposals earlier in the summer after an initial bid was rejected.

Between 2m-5m would then be injected next season - all depending on what division Alan Irvine and his men find themselves in next season.

Club 9's approaches have so-far fallen on deaf ears with the Wednesday board.

But the latest offer is set to test their resolve more than ever, with the backing of the Co-operative Bank and the inclusion of Dennis Hobson, a Wednesdayite, in the bid.

Wednesday are yet to confirm or deny the fresh bid but keep checking Vital Sheffield Wednesday for all the latest updates.

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

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 30 2010

Time: 1:23PM

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they'll reject it unless they are getting something from it
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30/07/2010 13:28:00

The co-op might be happy but I dont think those that matter, the loan note holders will be. So in that respect it aint going to happen.
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30/07/2010 13:35:00

is this a third bid, or the second one from last week?
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30/07/2010 13:36:00

I wish that nothing was reported about financial investment unless reporting that a takeover has happened. I have so had enough of hearing about this. Say something when there is something to say, otherwise, we need a goalie and the season starts next week.
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30/07/2010 13:46:00

agreed baldowl.
Carbone's Padawan
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30/07/2010 13:49:00

Are you people possibly that STUPID. The club is going down. The board is acting in their own self interest and you wish that you wouldn't hear anything?? totally thick!!
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30/07/2010 14:09:00

Landon, would you consider yourself a drama queen or a touch feisty? hopefully, talk of administration will slowly push out the current board, a lot of people have been put off yank owners by the glazers and the 2 testicles at liverpool, surely they cant all be that bad.....can they?
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30/07/2010 14:59:00

Bit harsh Landon me thinks. And by the way, what makes you the f****** expert?
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30/07/2010 15:00:00

I think Hobsons ego is more important to him than deal for is to Wednesday. Ive looked at the Club 9 website, I cant see any success stories or reccomendations. There clubs include Denver Nuggets and Charlotte Bob Cats. I know nothing about American Sports but theres no 49 ers or red socks in there.
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30/07/2010 15:30:00

No Landon we are not stupid, and by the way it should be spelt stoopid you idiut.
Radon Barrier
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30/07/2010 15:56:00

I think that Landon is actually thick enough to believe that he is going to find out the true intentions of the board by reading reports off a website. We're partly in this mess because the board haven't exactly ben transparent in the past. I agree that the board are acting in their own interests but they aren't going to print those self-interests all over the internet are they? So, what exactly are we reading about here? More speculation over yet another takeover that may or may not happen and may or may not be true. Simply, tell us when a deal is done or don't bother, except for Landon.
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30/07/2010 16:31:00

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! Please NO more speculation takeover twaddle, blah blah Hobson, blah blah S-Club 7 "reach for the stars, climb every mountain"..... Sorry Club 9, blah blah the board, blah blah American Football, blah blah bloody blah..... BORING, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. UTO, WTID.
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30/07/2010 17:12:00

well done to landon for single handedly the most unpopular and moronic way ever to to introduce yourself to a fan forum! keep up the good work retard!
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30/07/2010 17:49:00

Fair doos Landon you are a social handgranade. May I introduce to you to pigforlife188
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30/07/2010 17:59:00

Landon is clearly a walking advert for the benefits of voluntary euthanasia then! Investment should just happen, cant do any worse than what's going on at the mo can it???!!1
Owls That!
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30/07/2010 19:50:00

Not that I'm for or against club 9, but I do live in North Carolina and the Charlotte bobcats really are a well-known team...... ..... and yes, I'm Sheffield born & bred - grew up on the 'cross....
US Owl
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30/07/2010 21:26:00


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