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Rovers Takeover Immenent??

Rovers Takeover Immenent??

Breaking news it seems as Chris Ronnie, The JJB Sports Chief is apparently close to completing a buyout of The Walker Trustees and wants it completed BEFORE a new manager is appointed.

Reported on Tribal football's website (But, in fairness, it seems to have been lifted from the UK tabloid 'The People') has indicated that JJB boss Ronnie has had four meetings with Rothschilds, the financiers empowered by the Jack Walker Trustees to find an interested party to sell the club and there has been 'significant progress'.

Ronnie, apparently hopes to have an 'exclusivity period' agreement that would let him go through the books and make a formal offer.

The main issue is, we all are aware of this, how much the late Jack Walker's family want.

'They stopped pumping in cash recently but still have virtually complete control.' This virtually confirms what we had all thought regarding the financial issues surrounding Hughes' departure.

The Trustees are seeking approximately £35million for Blackburn Rovers. Ronnie and his consortium want to purchase the club and hand over a war chest for new acquisitions this summer.

If this takeover is completed as soon as Ronnie would like, then it could also head off possible sales of key players such as David Bentley or Roque Santa Cruz.

For me, this news has come out of the blue. As the article has suggested, if there has been a series of meetings and Ronnie is serious about this, it makes me question Hughes' motives YET AGAIN as to why he has jumped ship as surely, given his gripe with the Trustees and lack of finances, his 'good friend' John Williams would have surely kept him in the loop on this.

Either way, if this takeover gathers pace, Rovers could be sitting very pretty by the time the European Championships are over.

If anyone is interested, there is a piece, courtesy of the Times Online on Chris Ronnie, read it by clicking here!

Watch this space folks!


Date:Monday June 9 2008
Time: 1:45AM


Things get more and more exciting by the day eh?
09/06/2008 01:51:00
hmmm i would like to think there is going to be a takeover but i really cant see it!! would be great tho!!!
Simon Garner Legend
09/06/2008 02:56:00
More media hype, why would hughes have left if it was this close. Will believe it when I see it.
09/06/2008 08:15:00
I hope this does happen... please let us have some money!!!!
09/06/2008 08:49:00
We really need this if we are to retain our Premier League status. Not that I think we are currentyl at risk, but in a few years - who knows?
09/06/2008 09:31:00
Good shout Wellsy, I am sure we wont go down this year but in a few years we will need the money to compete at the right end of the table.
09/06/2008 10:21:00
Let's hope this isn't juts hot air! Fingers crossed. I'm also encouraged by some of the new candidates emerging in the media for the vacancy at Ewood. MAancini anyone!?
09/06/2008 12:28:00
If this report is accurate... then that means no one can leave the club or be bought for the club until everything has been sorted out. I understand that it takes a while (3 months I think) to get everything organised, look through the financial books etc before a takeover can take place - this could be good and bad for the start of our season as we'll kepp players who clubs maybe interested in but won't be able to buy any... Somebody correct me if I'm wrong!
09/06/2008 12:30:00
Maybe this is just talk as usual, but u say Wellsy three months then the last this was mentioned was in april so that is two months basically, so maybe could come true.
09/06/2008 16:06:00
hmmmm more reliable infomation that i had, thats why i suggested the poll thing!
09/06/2008 17:26:00
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