Stoke City - Coates: 'I need an answer now'
UK time is: 21:50:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Coates: 'I need an answer now'

Peter Coates has threatened to withdraw his offer to buy Stoke City if the Icelandic majority shareholders do not accept it now.

He told the Sentinel that 'the deal is off if I don't get an answer today.' in a dramatic attempt to try and drag a final decision out of the Icelanders. He continued, 'it is not a case of me trying to hold a gun to their head, it is a case of a decision being needed now if we are to prepare properly for next season. There is so much work to be done, but if we leave it any longer we have missed the bus.'

He also revealed: 'My second offer has been with them since a week last Friday - and still I have heard nothing. Time is getting on and neither myself nor the club can wait any longer.'

We agree with his stance 100%. The club, fans and players are just in limbo at the moment and this must be resolved (one way or another) as soon as possible.

The delays appear to be caused by a disagreement amongst the Icelandic shareholders with some (including major shareholder, Magnus Kristinsson) keen to sell and others yet to be persuaded. It has already been reported that there is a board meeting in Iceland today (Thursday) and hopefully this will finally produce a decision.

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

The Journalist

Writer: Chris Baldwin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 4 2006

Time: 6:09PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Stoke City Articles

Archived Stoke City Articles

List All Vital Stoke Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Everton 14 5 6 3 8 21
10. Southampton 14 5 5 4 3 20
11. Watford 14 5 4 5 -1 19
12. Stoke 14 5 4 5 -3 19
13. WBA 14 5 3 6 -5 18
14. Chelsea 14 4 3 7 -6 15
15. Swansea 14 3 5 6 -5 14

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Man City : 01/12/2015 21:33:00
Koeman On Evenly Matched Liverpool
Southampton : 01/12/2015 20:35:00
Fonte Misses Out Against Liverpool
Southampton : 01/12/2015 20:29:00
Liverpool: Klopp Rules Out Keeper Move
Liverpool : 01/12/2015 19:07:00
Brief Palace Round Up - 1/12/15
Crystal Palace : 01/12/2015 18:41:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs Southampton
Suggested By:  
Butland 1%
Johnson 0%
Wollscheid 9%
Shawcross 0%
Pieters 9%
Adam 0%
Whelan 0%
Shaqiri 18%
Bojan 18%
Arnautovic 45%
Walters 0%
Afellay 0%
Cameron 0%
Diouf 0%