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Hobson Takeover Rumours Grow

Dennis Hobson and his consortium were bound to be mentioned with a possible takeover of the Owls following the departure of Dave Allen last week - and the rumours are growing.

Hobson, a Wednesday fan and boxing promoter, has long been showing an interest in investing in the club, but has so far seen his attempts blocked by the Owls board, headed by former chairman Dave Allen.

But Allen's resignation from the Owls board and as chairman last Friday could well see a renewed attempt from Hobson and his Jersey-based consortium to get invovled with the club and even mount a takeover bid.

The Daily Express has been the first press, local or national, to link the Hobson's with a takeover of the club in today's paper, and the rumours are likely to continue growing in the coming days and weeks.

Shareholders could well pose the question at Thursday's Annual General Meeting, with the current board of directors sure to dicsuss the current financial and boardroom situation at the meeting tomorrow morning.

But the Hobson deal could well be a while to take shape, with Dennis currently in America promoting Ricky Hatton's fight with Floyd Mayweather.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 28 2007

Time: 1:02PM

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might be a dumb question but how much money would a boxing promoter have? are they loaded..... bloody wants/needs to be!
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28/11/2007 13:17:00

Seem to remember that the consortium consisted of Hobson plus several business men.
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28/11/2007 14:32:00

He's got pots of cash, scrap or steel business not quite sure witch.
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28/11/2007 20:40:00

No he hasn't could even afford to promote a fight in America so that say's it all. We need someone with BILLIONS. I have come into some money of late, maybe i could help out?
will it ever happen
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29/11/2007 15:57:00

yes mate I was struggling to get the shrapnel out for a balti pie the other night think you might get one in for us on saturday! lol only kiddin, if you have the billions then you have the club!
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29/11/2007 17:05:00

get a grip you lot he carnt afford it and dunt forget allen will have the last say because even if hobson gets other shares he will still after get allens shares for a full takeover carnt see that happening can you
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