Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

More parties interested in Saints

More parties interested in Saints

Southampton administrator Mark Fry has revealed that two new parties have shown serious interest in buying the Hampshire club.

The Pinnacle group, fronted by Saints legend Matthew Le Tissier were favourites to buy the League One outfit, but last Friday saw an end to their exclusivity period and they were unable to close the deal to buy the club.

Monday saw another dramatic twist in the deal, when the Football League called for a meeting to discuss the situation at St. Mary's.

The conclusion of the meeting resulted in Pinnacle not striking a deal, but having to put in writing that they would not appeal the ten points given to Southampton after going into administration.

This opened the window for other interested parties to communicate with administrator Mark Fry.

Fry chose not to extend Pinnacle's exclusivity deal, which he explained in a statement: 'However when presented with these facts at the end of the exclusivity agreement last Friday, I was not convinced that this was sufficient reason to extend the group's exclusivity, and as such reopened negotiations with other interested parties.'

Fry is still aware that a deal with Pinnacle could be met, but is committed to talking to other parties: 'There is still the possibility that Pinnacle will complete their proposed takeover, however, I am led to believe that this is reliant on receiving a favourable response from the Football League.'

Dorset businessman Marc Jackson has shown his interest in buying Southampton and this week has revealed his desire to appoint Peter Reid as manager.

However, Fry continued to explain the new interest in Southampton: 'There are two other parties that have expressed a genuine interest in the purchase of Southampton Football Club and I have spent this week in very detailed discussions with those parties.

'On Thursday I met with the representatives of a bid that is coming from abroad and who have funds available to complete a takeover.

'I am expecting to hear back from them by the early part of next week as to whether they would like to push ahead and complete the purchase of the club.'



For the very latest League One odds

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

Writer:Abe Hawken
Date:Friday June 26 2009
Time: 5:06PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
I honestly don't mind who buys the club, I just want a deal to be met. The FL aren't our biggest fans, and we aren't going to get the ten points back. SO let's just get everything sorted and ready for next season. COYR!
sfc123
26/06/2009 17:09:00
0
Yeah I agree, I just want someone to put an end to all of this speculation. I'd like to see Pinnacle buy us, especially with Le Tiss fronting the group, but I'm annoyed with them for not taking advantage of the 3 week exclusivity period. That was a pain and frustrating to watch! I'm still confident that a deal can be made...SOON!!
abesaint
26/06/2009 17:15:00
0
Today's the day! or is it tomorrow? Wednesday? God, it is so frustrating!!!!
SaintIan
29/06/2009 08:11:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Shane Set For Long Southampton Stay

Late yesterday evening, Southampton confirmed that striker Shane Long had been the latest to sign a new long term deal at St Mary's.

Davis Looking Forward To New Campaign

Midfielder Steven Davis has said he's raring to go ahead of the new Premier League campaign following his return to training.

New Behaviour Rules For Referees In 2016/17

Well it has been a summer of change for the Premier League and English Football League...

Davis Returns To Pre Season Training

Steven Davis has now returned to Staplewood, alongside fellow European Championship adventurers Ryan Bertrand, Shane Long and Fraser Forster today.

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Palace MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Forster10%
Martina3%
Fonte5%
van Dijk7%
Bertrand3%
Wanyama2%
Romeu3%
Mane5%
Davis31%
Tadic18%
Long5%
Sub - Pelle2%
Sub - Ward-Prowse3%
Sub - Austin3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)