Consortium - Last Option According To Abdul

Last updated : 27 January 2007 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo Abdul is quoted as saying: "There is no conspiracy and I only want what is best for the club. I have tried very hard to find a buyer, but, so far, have been unsuccessful. Originally, we started off with three prospective buyers who wanted to purchase the club lock, stock and barrel. They were all well-known people in the area but nothing to do with the club. But after a lot of due diligence, they all felt the liability was not feasible. There was also a sole trader who was very interested and although we had several meetings, he also came back and said no. I was then in a very difficult position because I had said that I hoped we would be able to get somebody to purchase the club by Christmas. The only way to do that was to try to get as many people as possible to form a consortium. We started off with five but ended up with only myself and Steve Sly. The only other person I've been able to convince since then is Jeff Mostyn. We are still trying to talk to other people. I had a meeting with the Community Mutual board a couple of months ago and also tabled a proposal to them "I said that if they could find a scheme to get £1,000 out of every CM member then I would pledge £10,000 to start off the kitty".