Friday, 12 August 2011

Daily Update

Brendan Guilfoyle tonight released a statement (yes, another one) claiming that Bishop International have assured him that the takeover will be completed next week. The statement, which you can read in full here, seems to indicate that Heaney and friends will have the required cash in place by Tuesday, while Peter Ridsdale needs to get Football League approval (which they have so far refused to provide) by end of play on Friday.

Kevin Heaney has finally given an interview on the subject of the Argyle takeover, which is available on Amusingly, the Herald are continuing to publish a tremendously unflattering photo of the Truro City chairman alongside almost every story connected with the proposed takeover - this one is no exception. Anyway, according to the Heanster (as no one calls him) there is no problem with getting the cash in place and it's the pesky creditors and Football League who are causing all the delays. Which raises the question of why Bishop International refused to provide £250k to pay the August wage bill? They wouldn't try and deliberately increase the chances of liquidation so that they could pressurise the Football League into approving the deal, would they?

Everything seems set for the Trust's Save Our Club meeting tomorrow at the Plymouth Pavilions. The meeting, which will be addressed by Peter Ridsdale and Brenda, amongst others, is scheduled to get underway at 11.30am.

Some football news! Winger Will Atkinson has signed on a season long loan from Hull City and will go straight into the squad for the match against Rotherham United at Home Park. Speaking of which, after "scouting" the Millers against Leicester City on Tuesday night, I suspect that the Pilgrims will be in for a tough game tomorrow afternoon. Rotherham, who eventually lost 4-1 after a second half hat-trick from Foxes youngster Jeff Schlupp, impressed in the first half of the Carling Cup tie and troubled a defence that contained Paul Konchesky and £5m ex-Reading man Matt Mills.

If you want to read all the Argyle news without clicking on a load of links, why not head over to Greens On Screens' Daily Diary?