>Anyway as a former member of SAC I believe all members new that
>Whelan would be behind any deal invoving a takeover of the club, and
>would find it very hard to believe any different.
Well that's interesting because whenever anyone asked who the mystery backers
were no one could or would let on. In the event Whelan was never mentioned as
one but turns out he was.
As a former member of SAC, how do you feel that the man who effectively forced
the old board to sell CP to Tesco looks likely to end up in control of the
Will SAC be organising demos outside the HQ of JJB demanding CP be saved?
> As i remember the
>Tesco deal was eventually worht 7M but thats by the by now.
I don't think it is. Wigan RL will receive the balance of the money some time
in the future and so therefore his so called offer for the club is totally risk
> IMO Whelan has the KNow how and the will to make Wigan the No
>1 in the game once again, and can't believe that anybody is totally
>against his methods as he has always stated that he wants to be in
>charge of Wigan RL.
I will go an watch Wigan at the JJB stadium when he runs the club but I find
the whole saga that has led to him getting control extremely shoddy.
It was he who put the old board in an impossible position with a ***offer.
With hindsight I am sure he was very pleased with SACs successful efforts to
remove the old board.
His offer to buy the shares comes with the rider that if the shareholders don't
sell to him at this price he will walk away and remove *all* his financial
backing from the club. What a fine chap obviously with the interests of the
club at heart.
> If Whelan has gained Wigan for as quoted 2M then that proves
>his shrewd buisness sense, something the last board never had.
Do you see that much difference between the two? I don't. Whelans petty "I
won't speak to the old board" stance springs to mind.
> And secondaly if he has bought it for peanuts then how come
>nobody else was interested in the club?
If the current board put the club on the market looking for the highest price
you might find out. But they won't do that will they.
BTW I seem to recall one of the (many) reasons for getting rid of the old board
was to put the shareholders back in charge of the club once the issue of
debenture shares had been sorted out. Indeed I thought the new board were all
in favour of this and it was one of their major "selling" points.
Now they are recommending the shareholders accept the (what is IMO) "blackmail"
offer and give up any say in the club. No shareholder meetings anymore, Whelan
gets total control.
I wonder how many of them (who may or may not have been members of SAC) are
more than a little pissed off about this?
In the end if Whelan had put in a straight bid for the club up front when all
the shit started months back then IMO that would have been much more preferable
than what appears to be behind the scenes dealings.
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