The Farce Continues
This time, Kranser, admitted in a recent press conference that another bid had been received for the Club. The second bid was not said to be as strong as the existing bid from Mostyn and Sly. No names were given as to who the alternative bid was from during the press conference.
The in a dramatic twist, the alternative bidders revealed themselves as being Alan Pither, Gerald Day and Melvyn Newman.
It is being reported that Pither had made a considerable sum of money available to help keep the Club afloat, along with monies from Mostyn. With Pither, Day and Newman being the main financial backers behind Mostyn's bid to buy back the Club, but for some reason, and not for the first time with a Mostyn bid, the money men pulled out leaving Mostyn high and dry.
Pither is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "We've been involved with the club on and off since November, but Jeff (Mostyn) came to us six weeks ago because he had nobody else to go to and we put a deal together. I've been in the club for the past five weeks, three days a week, and I was introduced to the staff three weeks ago as the new owner. On Thursday I got a call from Jeff saying, I'm going to do this deal on my own'".
Which ever way you cut the cake, it does seem that Mostyn is unable to keep backers once he has them on side. It does beg the question as to why!