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Thread: Mr Lee is in the house

  1. #1

    Mr Lee is in the house

    The Cryne family have been in discussions regarding a potential takeover of Barnsley Football Club for the last few months with an investor consortium led by Chien Lee of NewCity Capital and Pacific Media Group, which is led by Paul Conway and Grace Hung.

    The best interests of Barnsley Football Club and its fans have always been at the forefront of everybody’s minds and the Cryne family is now happy to officially announce that a deal has been agreed between all of the parties.

    The Club have gained English Football League approval for the change in majority shareholder and our new shareholders have now taken up their positions on the board of Barnsley Football Club.

    Patrick Cryne believes that the new ownership has all the synergies, skills and resources needed to make a success of the future of Barnsley Football Club.

    The purchase of a football club at any level is a long and complicated process which requires a high level of confidentiality, therefore we appreciate all the patience and cooperation from our fan base.

    We would like to thank the English Football League for their cooperation and help during the completion of this process.

    Chief Executive Gauthier Ganaye stated: “We would like to thank every member of our loyal fan base for their patience and continued support over recent months. An exciting chapter is opening for Barnsley Football Club and we are looking forward to the future together.”

    A press conference will be held at Oakwell Stadium on Wednesday 20th December, 2pm, with the presence of Chien Lee, Paul Conway, Grace Hung and Gauthier Ganaye. A full announcement regarding the structure of the new ownership of Barnsley Football Club as well as the composition of the new board will be presented to the media, along with the objectives for the future of the Club both on and off the pitch.

    Chien Lee and Pacific Media Group led a group which purchased 80% of OGC Nice in June 2016. Mr. Lee is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of OGC Nice where Mr. Conway is also a Director. In their first year of ownership, OGC Nice finished in third place in France’s Ligue 1 and qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.

    Co-Chairman Chien Lee says: “We are very excited to partner with the Cryne family and invest in Barnsley Football Club. The Cryne family have exhibited spectacular leadership building Barnsley Football Club over the last 14 years and we are excited to join them to further the growth of the club.”

    Co-Chairman Paul Conway says: “Similar to our investment in OGC Nice, we expect to further enhance the academy, playing squad, commercial operations and fan experience of Barnsley Football Club. Barnsley has some of the most passionate fans in England and we look forward to meeting many of its supporters in the upcoming weeks.”

    We are delighted to further announce that Mr. Lee, Mr. Conway and Ms. Hung joined the Reds in the Directors Box at Griffin Park on Saturday, showing their support to Paul Heckingbottom and his players, along with all staff and fans connected to Barnsley Football Club. The Club would also like to welcome Neerav Parekh and Billy Beane, who will also be investing in Barnsley Football Club with Mr. Lee and Pacific Media Group.

  2. #2
    Tumbleweed just rolled across our canteen.... A church bell breaks the silence
    Lee Van Cleef strolls into town

    I can’t decide how I feel

  3. #3
    Excellent news

  4. #4
    My opinion is on hold until we know all the ins and outs and my money is there will be more outs than in

  5. #5
    We're fqd.

    !30 years of tradition abart to be destroyed in 130 weeks.

    Tie yer seat belts darn. It's gooin be a rough ride.

    Get thi own cheque book art Mister Lee. I hope he just dunt run darn our surplus and tek us into debt. Al be watchin thi..

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    And hecky will be one of the outs if he doesn't turn things around. They will not be wanting league one football!!!!

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by red syy View Post
    And hecky will be one of the outs if he doesn't turn things around. They will not be wanting league one football!!!!
    Like

  8. #8
    Wouldn't surprise me if that's why his contract talks have stalled.

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    Some people on here talk absolute BS !!! We have new owners with plenty of cash behind them. Would you rather see us hanging on with our fingernails to avoid going out of business. If you can’t support your local team then I suggest you buzz off to the massive of Sheffield. BTW I’ve been supporting the Reds for over 50 years.

  10. #10
    We'll stay up now. I'd bank on us signing some players this window now.

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by asbin View Post
    Some people on here talk absolute BS !!! We have new owners with plenty of cash behind them. Would you rather see us hanging on with our fingernails to avoid going out of business. If you can’t support your local team then I suggest you buzz off to the massive of Sheffield. BTW I’ve been supporting the Reds for over 50 years.
    Al still be supporting my local team asbin as I have done for longer than thee. You have your opinion. I have mine, but the difference is I will respect your opinion rather than calling it b0ll0cks/bull sh1t.
    Last edited by SBRed48; 19-12-2017 at 01:41 PM.

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    Don't talk bs mate it's a fact. May have plenty of money but they won't throw it down sh-te hole. They will want results and straight away from there investment..

  13. #13
    Nobody knows , we’ll just have to wait and see

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by red syy View Post
    Don't talk bs mate it's a fact. May have plenty of money but they won't throw it down sh-te hole. They will want results and straight away from there investment..
    Ditto Post 11

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    Well, people wanted a larger board. There's now more bodies than you can shake a ****ty stick at.
    Though I very much doubt he'll read this board full of us unhinged cranks. I would like to thank mr cryne for his contribution to my club.

  16. #16
    Gudjon Thordarrson?

  17. #17
    I'm an unhinged crank yanking his plank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwynn Thomas vs stum View Post
    Well, people wanted a larger board. There's now more bodies than you can shake a ****ty stick at.
    Though I very much doubt he'll read this board full of us unhinged cranks. I would like to thank mr cryne for his contribution to my club.
    I'll second that Gwynn. Thank you Patrick Cryne. It is only when the history of our club is updated in twenty years time and we have some perspective will his efforts be fully appreciated.

  19. #19
    Would be nice to see hecky with a bit more money to play with instead of scratching about in the lower leagues much get frustrating at times!!!

  20. #20
    I want to see what Hecky can do now.

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