Date: 12th June 2009 at 4:06pm
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A take-over of Stockport County from the Melrose Consortium has today been agreed, and the finalisation of the deal could be merely 24 hours away.

The Melrose Consortium, headed by ex-City Jim Melrose and backed by a group of businessmen with sporting backgrounds, today released a short statement through their spokesperson:

The administrators of Stockport County Association Football Club have agreed terms with the Melrose Consortium for the sale of the football club. The consortium is comprised of a group of businessmen with a sporting background and is headed by Jim Melrose.

A further statement will be issued shortly, however a spokesperson for the Melrose consortium said: ‘We look forward to developing a fruitful relationship with Sale Sharks and Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council which will provide the basis for a successful future for Stockport County Football Club.’

Leonard Curtis, administrators at County, released this statement hours before:

Leonard Curtis, administrators of Stockport County Football Club, have today announced that they have agreed terms with the Melrose Consortium for the sale of the club.

Paul Reeves, one of the joint administrators commented that: ‘Whilst a deal has been agreed, it is subject to the Melrose Consortium obtaining landlord approval. This is a positive step to safeguarding the club’s future.’

Come on County.


4 Replies to “Take-Over Agreed”

  • Come on the Hatters, good news and rumours doing the rounds that Jimbo will be back as manager with his trusty sidekicks in Wardy and Alan Lord!

  • Sam I really hope so! So much hinges on Jim and co. being back. Pity we didnt know for sure right now as it would make for a great Friday night!

  • This is superb,it’s been a long time coming but hopefully everything goes to plan and this club can be back where it belongs pushing for promotion.Top,top news indeed in the nick of time too,we’ve lost too many players to the poachers now back to normality and build up the squad to better than before! I O COunty!!

  • Not completely done + dusted yet, terms need to be agreed with Brian Kennedy + Cheshire sports, but its certainly a giant step in the right direction…

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