Southend Utd take over in doubt

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Roy57
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Southend Utd take over in doubt

Post: # 376051Post Roy57 »

Was it last week Southend had a postponed court appearance over the future of the club postponed yet again, but the current owner Ron Martin assured the court the sale of the club was very close to being finalised, Now today Justin Rees the head of the Consortium has stated he cannot a guarantee the sale will actually go through, suppose the court will let Southend or more importantly Ron Martin have yet more time to cancel her another court date, I do it course feel for the supporters, but his non payment to whoever it maybe, which seems to have been going on for many years, and now the sale, reports say it's down to the council over the property element part of the deal.
ETBee
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Re: Southend Utd take over in doubt

Post: # 376052Post ETBee »

Is anybody surprised at this?
hoofer2
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Re: Southend Utd take over in doubt

Post: # 376057Post hoofer2 »

Should never have been allowed to start last seasons National League, but grace given as ex EFL.

Most clubs would not have been afforded the benefit of the doubt, and National League now need to act appropriately
simples169
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Re: Southend Utd take over in doubt

Post: # 376058Post simples169 »

National league should now give a deadline to have all outstanding debts paid and an assurance from the club that they can pay their way and fulfill all games this coming season. If they cannot give assurance then they should be removed from the league.
letchbee94
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Re: Southend Utd take over in doubt

Post: # 376059Post letchbee94 »

ETBee wrote: 20 May 2024, 15:47 Is anybody surprised at this?
Nope.
hoofer2
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Post: # 376061Post hoofer2 »

simples169 wrote: 20 May 2024, 19:04 National league should now give a deadline to have all outstanding debts paid and an assurance from the club that they can pay their way and fulfill all games this coming season. If they cannot give assurance then they should be removed from the league.
Exactly same as last season
Norfolkbee
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Re: Southend Utd take over in doubt

Post: # 376062Post Norfolkbee »

There must be a light at the end of the tunnel because, according to reports, Still and Maher have got players lined up for next season. No player would touch any club with a 10 foot bargepole without certain assurances.
Of course it maybe that the latest developments have put a (temporary?) spoke in the wheel.
becbee
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Re: Southend Utd take over in doubt

Post: # 376068Post becbee »

Players might have provisionally shown interest but as long as Southend are under a transfer embargo nothing further can happen. You can be certain that if in the meantime alternative clubs come up with satisfactory offers they'll sign there instead.
Ajtheone04
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Re: Southend Utd take over in doubt

Post: # 376071Post Ajtheone04 »

I wonder if this situation has stymied us signing Callum Powell
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northantsbee
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Re: Southend Utd take over in doubt

Post: # 376073Post northantsbee »

He's contracted to the end of next season. Southend stuck with him staying and running down his contract or selling him in the knowledge they can't sign a replacement. Of course that could change if he's not being paid and chooses to leave for breach of contract.
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DSM
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Re: Southend Utd take over in doubt

Post: # 376093Post DSM »

My understanding on Powell was he is out of contract. Southend had an option year they didn’t trigger and instead tried to negotiate a reduced salary for a new contract.
becbee
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Re: Southend Utd take over in doubt

Post: # 376098Post becbee »

That being the case, now that they're under an embargo they can't now re-sign him and he's free to move on.
FredBee
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Re: Southend Utd take over in doubt

Post: # 376110Post FredBee »

Looking at recent Twitter postings from Southend supporters many seem to be so despondent at the recent shenanigans that they would rather restart the whole thing as a Phoenix club somewhere down the steps. Very sad.


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Doyley
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Re: Southend Utd take over in doubt

Post: # 376121Post Doyley »

You cant blame them with Ron Martin never seeming to go away
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Re: Southend Utd take over in doubt

Post: # 376122Post FredBee »

Doyley wrote:You cant blame them with Ron Martin never seeming to go away
Totally agree. Just what does he want just hanging around and not making a decision?


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