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Hobson Reveals Consortium

Hobson Reveals Consortium

Would-be investor Dennis Hobson last night revealed the rest of his consortium ahead of the club's AGM - and insisted the group would not be going away without a fight.

Four members of his group of five jersey-based consortium attended the meeting at Cutler's Hall - including brother Andrew Hobson, accountant Tim Dunningham, legal advisor Russell Homer and Alan Devy who was briefly involved with Hull City.

The consortium insisted their combined wealth was far more than the £60 worth of current Owls' chairman Dave Allen - and that the involvement of the fans was key to their plans.

Hobson told the Yorkshire Post: 'We value the fans and what they do for this football club and want to involve them. We want the club to do well and that can only be done by working with the wonderful fans this club has.

'We will continue to put together funding and a detailed business plan for the club. It appears we will have to do this from publically available information and with no help from Mr. Allen.'

The group were present at the heated AGM meeting at Cutler's Hall on Monday evening but remained silent as shareholders questioned a number of topics with chairman Dave Allen and the rest of the Owls board - but new boss Brian Laws was not present at the evening.

And Allen insisted that any potential invesment would be spent the way they wanted - with no strings attached.

He said: 'If Wednesdayite or anyone else want to put money in on a 'no strings' basis, it will be gratefully received and it will be dutifully acknowledged.'

Allen also commented on the recent sacking of former boss Paul Sturrock after fans reacted strongly the decision despite the recent upturn of results.

He said: 'It might be Paul Sturrock's team but it is a different manager and we have played a different style of football - that is what is getting results.'


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Writer:Nick
Date:Tuesday November 14 2006
Time: 12:00PM

Comments

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did anyone see the sheffield star full page advert?
wednesday4europe
14/11/2006 12:09:00
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Yep, proves his interest in the club - think it's worth about £6,000 or so I'm told...
nickswfc
14/11/2006 12:12:00
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£60.00 sounds about right!
tomdangerfield
14/11/2006 14:06:00
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Didn't see the advert. What did I miss?
BigBlueOwl
14/11/2006 14:31:00
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'Continue to put together funding' - what happened to the dosh they said they had?
Auckland Owl
14/11/2006 18:49:00
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I am fully in support of any investment, unfortunately the last time someone came with money everyone drove hime away, and now the same people who drove Bates away are the same ones wanting Allen out, so it seems none of them know what they want, so unfortunately the opinion of about 80% of Wednesday fans is flawed, It seems most of them would rather have kept Sturrock than go on a run that has taken us within one win of the playoff positions
haxeyowl
15/11/2006 00:44:00
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Who says Sturrock couldn't win those games? He didn't ever have the full squad to pick from did he? It can't really be down to the genius of McAlley
BigBlueOwl
15/11/2006 15:59:00
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still seems to me that allen is a bit of a stumbling block to things.........
ernshaw
15/11/2006 17:04:00
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