4,000 Holes In Blackburn Takeover Bidders?

It has been a confusing week for Blackburn Rovers-watchers. All that has been certain about the club in recent times is that it would be bought by Indians, and that Mirror and People journalist Alan Nixon would be up there breaking the story to the world. Well, it looks like Nixon can take that holiday he’s been looking forward to ever since the Jack Walker Family Trust put the club up for sale in the summer of 2007.  Nixon had come up with some unlikely suitors in his time. There was a “mystery Pakistani consortium” in October 2007 which had “drawn up a short-list of clubs to bid for” and had decided – and this phrase will make it seem longer than three years ago – “Mark Hughes’ highflyers” were the “most attractive because of their cost and profile” (i.e. they were cheap). April 2008 brought Scottish “sportswear supremo” Chris Ronnie to the table, with a previous job as “a right-hand man to Mike Ashley,” a phrase to chill the blood in Newcastle. June had Ronnie “closing in” on a takeover and July had him…”pulling out because he thinks the club is only worth £25m.” While Ronnie was pulling out, “Altrincham entrepreneur” and “friend of Rovers keeper Brad Friedel” Nabeel Chowdery was pulling in, claiming the club was “probably worth £40m but the price they are asking is too...

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