Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Syed strikes back

Syed strikes back

Ahsan Ali Syed has just released a statement to combat 5Live's investigative reports produced earlier in the week.

The 5Live reports suggested that Mr Ali Syed had a somewhat shady past and Syed's statement is intended to correct that.

The statement is in full on the Lancashire Telegraph website and reads - "This report contained a number of false and misleading allegations, which have subsequently been thoroughly investigated by WGA and its advisers and are corrected below: It is true that Mr Ali rented an apartment in Bryanston Court in London but he vacated the property in a proper state having fully paid all rent.

Investigations by WGA`s legal representatives in the UK have confirmed that there is no record of outstanding council tax debts owed by Mr Ali and no evidence has been found of any congestion charge fine. In fact, in one instance Mr Ali overpaid council tax.

Mr Ali was unaware of an unpaid county court judgment, but has immediately cleared the debt and he is grateful to the BBC for bringing this to his attention.

Mr Ali was a director of two UK companies which were not trading and had no assets. Both companies were dissolved in 2006. The same is true of the Canadian companies and there is no basis to say that these companies 'fell foul of the authorities in Canada`.

The programme incorrectly stated that Mr Ali grew up in Bhongir. In fact, Mr Ali`s family come from a different district in India called Bibinagar, albeit that both places are in the same state of Andra Pradesh. This is where Mr Ali`s family made their wealth through owning substantial agricultural land.

Mr Ali provided a forwarding address to all his business contacts after he left his London home in 2005 and any suggestion that he attempted to conceal his address is false and misleading.

The conclusions drawn in the programme regarding WGA B.S.C (Bahraini Shareholding Company)`s accounts are false and misleading and have been independently audited by BDO. Like any similar financial institution, WGA does not need to keep significant cash positions as it does not have large liabilities or operating expenses. Furthermore WGA`s Bahraini business is a separate entity to its European businesses, which are responsible for executing all of its investments.

WGA is a well capitalised business and has the sum of $850 million available in liquid assets for investment purposes. As previously stated, WGA remains committed to expanding its investment activities in the UK.

Any attempt to suggest that Mr Ali has a questionable track record in business and is therefore unsuitable to take over Blackburn Rovers is a false and damaging allegation."

I know many will have plenty to say on this but I think this is the perfect response.

Back in the game? You bet.

Join The Vital Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Friday September 10 2010
Time: 7:15PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
He needed to do this big time!!!
Mikey Delap
10/09/2010 19:34:00
0
Albeit it should have been sooner IMO but nevertheless, its done now. Wait for the exclusivity period to be extended on Monday now and hopefully an application to the Premier League for their "Fit and Proper Person" test next week sometime.
BomBom
10/09/2010 20:01:00
0
I hate to say so guys, but I told you so! I said from the start that the BBC allegations were BS, and this statement confirms that. I hope he now takes legal action against 5Live.
roversfanben
10/09/2010 20:06:00
0
At least they pointed out that CCJ to him!!!
Mikey Delap
10/09/2010 20:27:00
0
Well its a nice statement and hopefully that will be an end to it, I somewhat think though we have not heard the last of this, and more things may come to light, However he has lots of dough and providing he passes the premiership criteria that should be good enough for us all :-)
glen9mullan
10/09/2010 20:29:00
0
I agree, Glen. I think one thing all Rovers fans can agree on is that we need investment. If Syed takes over the club, he will have to pass stringent tests first, and we will know he is the right man to take the club forward. I have faith in the board, and I have faith in Syed.
roversfanben
10/09/2010 20:45:00
0
I think he did the right thing waiting and not making a rash statement. Hopefully it all goes through for the right reasons now and we can move the club forward.
ITSALLROVER
10/09/2010 22:44:00
0
Hope he takes 5 live to the cleaners.
marsmanic
11/09/2010 00:11:00
0
I'm just glad that if there is anything shady about Syed that the Fit and proper persons test will uncover it like with Gaydamak at Portsmouth. Oh wait. Smoke and fire are the words coming to mind here. I want investment as much as the next man but the wrong investor could be worse than what we currently have.
Durks
11/09/2010 00:13:00
0
Smoke and fire - we have been hearing a lot of that recently!!! ha ha
Mikey Delap
11/09/2010 09:21:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Graham Could Still Make Blackburn Move

Wigan, Birmingham & Preston are all being linked with Graham; Celtic could also make a move for the Sunderland striker who will leave the Stadium of Light on a free transfer.

Henley Out Of Wales Squad

Coleman has regularly selected Henley in his Welsh squads since the twice capped right back returned to the fold in March last year but he's returned from the Portugal training camp.

Ainsworth 'Flattered' But Committed To Wycombe

Lambert's successor is still unclear, one of those linked with the vacancy being former Blackburn youngster Ainsworth. Flattered as he said he is he's not looking to leave Wycombe.

No More Quarter Final Replays For Blackburn

Should Blackburn Rovers progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile
Mikey Delap
no email
Profile
Sasman!
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Reading MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele14%
Marshall5%
Duffy1%
Hanley2%
Kilgallon7%
Lenihan7%
Lowe1%
Jordi Gomez1%
Bennett2%
Graham54%
Grimes1%
Sub - Evans2%
Sub - Jackson2%
Sub - Conway1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker7
2.dallydally6
3.mobyduck5
4.@roverseas4
5.tonys1
6.jimbogeesus1