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Daniel Williams Outlines His Ideas

Daniel Williams, the Blackburn Rovers FAN looking to take over Rovers has spoken about his plans for the club (should a takeover be successful.)

Someone in the Forum (again this is a subtle hint, or not so subtle to check out the forum!!!) said something yesterday about the Lancashire Evening Telegraph SHOULD be looking to interview Williams, your wish has been granted!

Although Williams' proposed move is still in the early stages (and should it come off it is still likely to be some weeks away from being completed) the 30-year-old (IF only I could have a fraction of his money at his age, although I am running out of time to earn this before I do turn 30!!!) is willing to hand Rovers Manager Mark Hughes substantial funds to compete in the transfer market.

The Lancashire Telegraph reports Williams as saying:

* He is leading an American consortium made up of several large financial institutions.

* He has been involved in takeover talks with Rovers for several months.

* Money would be made available to spend on new players if his takeover was successful.

* But any transfer treasure chest would not be of Roman Abramovich-style proportions.

* The club's current hierarchy would 'probably' stay in place.

* He is a long-standing Rovers fan and the club is one of his main passions.


Although a Rovers takeover is probably going to happen (subject to the Walker Trustees approval, who ARE willing to sell to a suitable candidate) Williams' consortium is one of several reportedly interested ones, so it is not being set in stone that he will in fact be the winning applicant.

He added:

"We are at the very, very early stages of any kind of process.

"We've had a very good dialogue with John Williams and his vice chairman, David Brown, but a lot of what has been written is exceptionally premature.

"The whole thing about a deal being imminent and a price being agreed just isn't the case.

"I certainly haven't seen anything in the way of due diligence, and we haven't formally made an approach.

"It's very much at the conversational stage at the moment
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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 19 2007

Time: 11:37AM

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It all sound VERY promising doesn't it, and all the right things are being said (not that I am doubting them.)
I obviously liked the part about the money being invested (although I genuinely believe that Sparky WILL maintain his policies in the market) but the thing that most caught me attention was him saying: The club's current hierarchy would 'probably' stay in place, I would hope this means John Williams would be able to retain his position, as earlier suggestion had been he could well move on with a takeover taking place.
Hughes Da Man
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19/06/2007 11:40:00

It is DANIEL Williams isn't it guys?!?! I thought it was and was pretty sure it is but some sources say DAVID Williams!!! So they have put doubts in my mind.
Hughes Da Man
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19/06/2007 11:54:00

The proposed takeover sounds the dogs balls dont it. MAIN thing is that he is a fan, he wants to keep the board intact ( at least for the mean time ) and he is willing to give Hughes money to spend. Hopefully this is all tied up b4 Hughes targets are all bought up and b4 the start of the season. Maybe we could call him BABY JACK lol. All in all in very good news for the club and its future
Clint
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19/06/2007 13:41:00

Wonder how long this story will run for?
sandgroanun
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19/06/2007 13:41:00

Its not David Walliams is it!?!??! I hope not... even so I like the sound of this guy even more. He was in the paper the other day, his company is named after Nuttall Street.
MikeyGamst
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19/06/2007 15:17:00

Anyone who thinks we are going to (or want to1) attract an Ambramovich is not on this planet! DW is a true fan and is looking to provide a long term investment in Rovers and allow the JW Trustees to step aside. The investment won't be the same as Uncle Jack's but it will be made by a true fan with the best interest of Rovers and it's fans and not to appease the ego of some very wealth Russian or American. I welcome Daniel to the fold and hope the deal is done, don't expect big changes to follow aka Chelski but do expect a continued stable and properous future.
Ex Ewood Resident
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19/06/2007 16:03:00

by the way he has "flame-coloured" hair and is not, i repeat, not a ginger!
Ex Ewood Resident
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19/06/2007 16:04:00

sandgroanun - It'll run until it's concluded :) LOL!
Hughes Da Man
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19/06/2007 20:46:00

Ex Ewood Resident - At first I thought you were taking the easy way out by just saw DW (instead of commiting to either Daniel or David) but then you said Daniel LOL! Agreed NO WAY things will change that much, we'll have extra finances (obviously) but they WILL be spent wisely.
Hughes Da Man
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19/06/2007 20:48:00

 

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