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Council respond to Spotland bid
Thursday, 7th Aug 2014 09:28 by Col

Councillor Allen Brett has spoken on BBC Radio Manchester about our bid to buy Spotland Stadium.

The councillor who was appointed to the Stadium Company board earlier this Summer responded by saying that he "was flabberghasted" and that the first he had heard of it was was when Radio Manchester contacted him on Tuesday for his response to the story.

Brett stated that the way the Stadium Company was set up was that if anyone wanted to transfer their shares, then they had to offer them to the other parties to begin with - something that historically Hornets (as opposed to the reformed Hornets) failed to do when using their shares to guarantee a loan with the RFL which ultimately led to the RFL acquiring their shareholding.

He said that if Rochdale Football Club had come up with a plan to acquire the stadium, they should get in contact with him as soon as possible and start talking.

When asked if he would like to Spotland under the ownership of one party, Brett replied: "I want two professional clubs working together and working in the town. I want to see Rochdale represented both at football level and rugby level professionally and working for the town."

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SuddenLad added 09:33 - Aug 7
Another huff and puff session from the gob of Mr. Brett. If he is so 'flabbergasted' and apparently outraged by the Dale offer, what stopped him or his ilk from preventing or at least commenting on the transfer of shares to the RFL ?? Did they try to reverse the process or declare it null and void ? Like hell they did.
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ColDale added 09:37 - Aug 7
The concern I would have is that Brett has been on the Stadium Company board before, and it was during this time that Hornets stopped paying rent http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/other-sport/stadium-row-pits-club-a
If he wasn't up to the running of the stadium company last time, why will this time be any different?
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ArthurDaley added 10:47 - Aug 7
Spoken like a politician, a bad one though. Just where has Brett been when this issue has been raised a couple of times in the past months.
Its no wonder Rochdale (the town) Is in the state it is in with people like Brett on board.
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lurker added 10:55 - Aug 7
The first he heard of it was when BBC Radio Manchester contacted him? FFS, I heard about it months ago and I'm just a bod who checks the Dale website every once in a while!
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Bammy01 added 10:08 - Aug 9
Usual nonsense from Mr Brett, too many fingers in too many pies. Given time he will move on to his next project!
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pedrodale added 19:22 - Aug 9
Did'nt this guy also want houses and a nursery built on the old Turners site?. Would'nt trust him in charge of a dolls house.
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