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St. Mirren reject fans takeover

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According to reports, the consortium of majority shareholders said that they were not convinced that the proposal was ‘sustainable’, after they were asked to revise their bid last week along with other interested parties.

After receiving the bid and then rejecting it, the owners issued a statement on the club’s official website.

It read: “After numerous proposals, the consortium of majority shareholders in St Mirren Football Club Limited (SMFC) has decided that, in the best interests of SMFC, they are unable to accept the final offer from the 10000Hours group. The longer this went on, and with the numerous changes that were made to the proposals, it appeared that most of the 10000Hours’ major backers seemed to be having doubts about the concept.

“It became clear that it appeared to be becoming more difficult for the 10000Hours board to come up with an appropriate offer which would have given confidence to the selling consortium that their proposals were sustainable.

“The consortium have always stressed, and continue to stress, that they will do their utmost to make sure that it is the right people who buy their shares in SMFC.

“There has been press speculation with regard to other parties’ interest in the shares and, at this point, the consortium would like to clarify that they have spoken to many different parties.

“But, up until now, none has come up with an appropriate offer which satisfies the consortium’s criteria.

“The consortium’s shares will continue to be available to the right person, but until that happens they will continue to work with the rest of the board in the best interests of SMFC.”

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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