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Takeover 'imminent' says Watford Observer

Watford Observer sources have this afternoon revealed that the Pozzo family takeover is 'imminent'.

After yesterday's bombshell, that will come as a great relief to Hornet's supporters who had heard little about to potential buyout for 48 hours.

The Watford Observer also re-iterate that they expect former West Ham chief executive Scott Duxbury to take a role at the club, alongside former Hammer's director of football, Gianluca Nani.

Meanwhile, present owner Laurence Bassini has released a statement through to Official Site, to correct a few popular misconceptions.

The Stanmore businessman was once again at pains to (rightfully) state the good work he has done for the football club during his tenure, as well as ironing out some of the details of the takeover.

Bassini said:

'If there have been difficulties recently it is because I have been trying to pay off the bond holders and Barclays Bank.

'Going forward I have protection for the club. In response to press reports I never said I would receive 12million for the club.'

The Hornet's owner also detailed his concern over former employees trying to sully his name:

'I know there have been people doing things they shouldn't have been doing at the club, they have been found out and have left. Since then they've been spreading rumours about myself.'

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The Journalist

Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 26 2012

Time: 2:25PM

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always a worry these takeovers aren't they? People come in with big promises but can they deliver?!
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26/06/2012 14:32:00

Hope it's all sorted out very soon.. Time is ticking to bed in any new players...
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26/06/2012 14:58:00

That's my worry 1881, the longer this rumbles on, the more and more free agents & players we are missing out on. Dyche can't plan anything, and who knows? He might not need to if the Pozzo's complete the takeover. Clarity & closure cannot come soon enough!
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26/06/2012 16:28:00

Statement from LB is on watfordfc.com some of his points are right.. Still up in the air about the pozzo family..
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26/06/2012 17:59:00

All I will say is in a climate where people readily sue, we can't have those statements up for all to see Andy, had to delete, sorry.
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26/06/2012 23:39:00

Is anyone else worried about how this takeover if it goes through will affect us fans.. Do U think season ticket prices will go through the roof & squeeze out many loyal fans??
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27/06/2012 13:16:00

Well, they won't do anything this season re. season tickets. Next year - depends on success I imagine!
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27/06/2012 14:21:00

I understand your comment Tom, I just hope the truth is brought out in to the open at some point about this man
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28/06/2012 14:08:00

I want nothing more Andy, and I'm confident that anything that needs to be aired will come out in the wash!
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29/06/2012 11:23:00


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