By Keith Ingham
In November we heard for the first time that our beloved team was in the process of a takeover, for the second time in less than twelve months. David Haigh and Andrew Flowers were heading a consortium of business men attempting to get control of seventy five percent of the club.
After the last tortuous takeover from Ken Bates, GFH had decided it was time for them to make whatever profit they could out of selling the club. David Haigh promised the fans but more importantly the manager, Brian McDermott the funds to compete in the January transfer market were going to be there. December has past, January is nearly gone and on Friday so will the chance to add to a tired looking playing staff judging by recent results.
Sport Capital, so they say, have funded the club to the tune of up to six million pounds for 'running the club' and also are said to have provided the funds to obtain loanee's Cameron Stewart, who will become permanent in the summer on a three year deal and Jimmy Kebe who will remain until the end of the season.
The inclusion of a possible two more bidders, one containing Adam Pearson and the other more controversial, the Italian business man Massimo Cellino seemed to have attracted the attention of GFH in the hope that a bidding war will increase the money they were making from the sale of the club. This certainly has 'muddied' the waters and left the club in chaos, nobody really knowing what is really going on.
The sight of a manager desperately wanting this farcical period of time to end with a successful conclusion is a sorry sight and only his loyalty to the clubs staff, players and importantly it's fans has kept him in the job he certainly wants. I totally commend him for this and his comments after the Ipswich match.
I am asking, no bloody demanding a clear answer from the club either from the Chairman or the Marketing Executive David Haigh. This takeover business is doing the club no favours and the ramifications of this could well rumble on until the summer.
Gentlemen now is the time to be honest with the people that most matter - IT'S FANS.
Still On On On but with some answers needed!!