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WAFC have confirmed they are in takeover talks
Started by: basil brush (10013) Report abuse
#WAFC have confirmed they are at "an advanced stage" in takeover talks with an unnamed party.

Chief Executive Jonathan Jackson "We are at an advanced stage in a process. However is not yet complete."

Posted by: basil brush (10013) Report abuse
From WT

Speaking at the club’s AGM at the DW Stadium on Monday night, chief executive Jonathan Jackson read out a statement to shareholders, on behalf of the Whelan family, confirming ‘non-disclosure agreements were signed in October’, and that further discussions were ongoing.

The potential new owners – one of ‘a number of parties from all over the world expressing interest in purchasing their shares’ – have satisfied the Whelan family they will ‘retain the fundamental ethos and tradition of the club’, while possessing ‘the required financial resources’ to take the club forward.

Posted by: bridger (inactive) Report abuse
Mr Whelan said yesterday: "Retiring from the board and selling my stake in the business I founded has not been an easy decision but it has been made easier by my confidence in the senior management team.

Sounds familiar, doesn't it?

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2579) Report abuse
According to the BBC ......

It is a 'Kong Hong' consortium (Hong Kong) who are the interested party in acquiring Wigan Athletic, so we are talking (or typing) about the Chinese, taking over the Latics, which may mean Money Money Money, Loads of money

If it works and the Chinese pump money into the Latics and Wigan Athletic become a top Premier League team, beating Man City and Yoonited, then the knock on effects for the Town (Wigan) could be enormous

Posted by: tonker (19402)   Report abuse
"Mr Whelan said yesterday: "Retiring from the board and selling my stake in the business I founded has not been an easy decision "


Dave Whelan has never 'founded' any successful business, let alone Wigan Athletic.

Posted by: bridger (inactive) Report abuse
My comment was regarding JJB, not the football club. Do keep up, I know it's difficult for you.

Posted by: joemaplin (104) Report abuse
Unless his name was Broughton,he didn't found JJB

Posted by: basil brush (10013) Report abuse
Wigan Warriors will be unaffected by a takeover of Wigan Athletic.

The Super League outfit have a renewable 25-year lease to play at the DW Stadium.

And that agreement won’t be impacted by a change of ownership of their stable-mates, according to senior club sources.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2579) Report abuse
But are they selling the stadium, because the stadium is owned on a separate basis from Wigan Athletic

Posted by: chatty (6013)  Report abuse
Dave Whelan has never "founded" any successful business, let alone Wigan Athletic.

Viz Wear UK Ltd, DW Sports Fitness?

Posted by: basil brush (10013) Report abuse
So tts, you no more than the warriors do?

Posted by: bridger (inactive) Report abuse
Does setting up a business name to buy existing shops and gyms count as finding a successful business these days?

Posted by: gaffer (5996)   Report abuse
The fish and chip sports themed restaurant, run by his grandson, was an expensive failure.

Posted by: chatty (6013)  Report abuse
Accumulating £200 Million counts as being successful in business whatever day it is.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2579) Report abuse
basil:

"So tts, you no more than the warriors do?"

Yoo are illititerate, I am asking a question, nit giving an answer ...

Posted by: bridger (inactive) Report abuse
Nit?

Posted by: basil brush (10013) Report abuse
Nit, at least it wasn't "thick sod" like he called platty.

Posted by: roylew (2852) Report abuse
What a brilliant post eh?

Posted by: Platty (122) Report abuse
Basil, I was taken aback by his response but I replied that he was, "a thicker sod."

Perhaps he will be happier to be called "a thicker nit".

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2579) Report abuse
Call me wot yoo want, and that might be that I am a nit, but I am not bothered, because cos I don't give a shit

Am a poet now

Posted by: joemaplin (104) Report abuse
Dont be a nit thicker platty

Posted by: basil brush (10013) Report abuse
Platty, he always gets the monk on when he doesn't get his own way

Posted by: Platty (122) Report abuse
Joe: Nice one! BB: I just ignore him now.

 
 
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