The official site has finally confirmed the purchase of the club by a consortium led by Paul Elliott: https://www.cafc.co.uk/news/view/5edf3aa26a41c/consortium-led-by-businessman-paul-elliott-purchases-east-street-investments
Further analysis to follow, but my initial reaction is that it doesn't look as if there will be an early sell on to the Varley/Barclay bidders.
Once again, the new owner seems to be talking the talk, but we have been there before so a certain caution is understandable.
One fan commented, 'Seems good to have, hopefully, seen the back of the shambles of Tahoon and Southall. Paul Elliot seems to be saying the right things, but then he would wouldn't he and we've heard it all before - many times. Maybe cautious optimism, rather like a faithful old dog that keeps coming back for more abuse, poor old thing.'
VOTV editor Rick Everitt has posed an important question: 'Next question is whether new consortium actually wants to acquire The Valley now and if so why?'
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