Writer: Chris Baldwin
Date:Thursday May 4 2006
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.
Date:Thursday May 4 2006
Walters suspended for Hull clash (Wednesday December 11 2013)
Ref Watch: Dean to officiate Hull v Stoke (Monday December 9 2013)
Wilson wins Cardiff man of the match poll (Sunday December 8 2013)
Stoke draw Leicester in the F.A. Cup 3rd Round (Sunday December 8 2013)
Super sub Assaidi stuns Chelsea (Sunday December 8 2013)
Stats: Stoke City v Chelsea (Sunday December 8 2013)
Stoke host high flying Chelsea (Friday December 6 2013)
Begovic wins Everton man of the match poll (Friday December 6 2013)
Ref Watch: Moss to officiate Stoke v Chelsea (Friday December 6 2013)
Stats: Stoke City v Cardiff City (Friday December 6 2013)
|11. Aston Villa||15||5||4||6||-2||19|
|12. Hull City||15||5||3||7||-6||18|
|Walters suspended for Hull clash
» Stoke : 11/12/2013 21:51:00
|Two Games Moved For The TV Cameras
» Crystal Palace : 11/12/2013 20:19:00
|The Ped Report FC Bayern 2-3 City
» Man City : 11/12/2013 19:30:00
|FA Cup Third Round Tie Set
» Aston Villa : 11/12/2013 19:16:00
|Allam makes FA application to change club name
» Hull City : 11/12/2013 18:59:00
» Hull City : 11/12/2013 18:44:00
|Liverpool: Gerrard Back Sooner Than Expected?
» Liverpool : 11/12/2013 18:38:00