latest news, february 2007

Harrison dismisses take-over rumours
By Adam Summers

Thursday 8th February 2007

WEYMOUTH chairman Martyn Harrison has quashed rumours that New Look founder Tom Singh is considering investing in the club.

The hotelier has also played down suggestions that ex-Terras’ boss Garry Hill and his brother Colin Hill could be interested in taking over the outfit in the summer.

Colin Hill, who is a property developer, is the majority shareholder of the Wetmore Foundation that currently owns Peterborough United’s London Road ground.

Last month Harrison revealed that he would fund the Terras until the end of the season to give the club time to come up with a plan to tackle the financial crisis that has seen 11 players exit the Wessex Stadium over the past few weeks.

Harrison said: “Things are not a lot different to what they were a couple of weeks ago. The Supporters’ Trust have organised a meeting for March 9 and I have been doing everything I can to help with that despite the fact that it is an independent thing that has nothing to do with me.

“There will be a few other meetings going on this week at the club and we will just have to see how we get on.”

When asked about New Look and the Hill brothers, Harrison said: “No, there is nothing in those rumours. We have spoken to New Look in the past about their boards at the ground but that is the only thing we have spoken about.

“I am not sure where the Garry Hill thing has come from either.

“We got a good 1-1 result against Burton Albion on Saturday under the circumstances but a couple of days later all the rumours start again. I just think people get bored.”

Harrison is delighted with how Jason Tindall has done since taking over the Terras’ hot seat.

He said: “Jason and Roy O’Brien have already produced a great spirit in the dressing room and I am very happy with how they are doing.

“Jason has identified one or two players that he would like to bring in but getting them here is not easy. After the transfer window there is always a seven-day cooling off period where you cannot do much but hopefully we will be able to get some new faces in soon.”


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