Football: Bashley pass resolution to fold but group discuss takeover

Bournemouth Echo: . .

MEMBERS of Bashley tonight voted in favour of folding the club should talks with an interested consortium prove fruitless. 

Twenty out of the club's 38 members attended the extraordinary general meeting (EGM) with 18 voting in favour of the proposal to dissolve the New Forest outfit and two abstentions.

However, chairman Mike Cranidge has revealed "positive negotiations" with a group of people over a prospective takeover are ongoing.

According to the Bash chief, the consortium have worked together at an unnamed non-league club before and would come in as a collective should they strike a deal.

Cranidge told the Daily Echo: "We now have permission to close the club if we are not successful in our negotiations but we hope talks with this interested party bear fruit.

"I am glad to say there is a strong possibility the club can be saved. There is a lot of interest in helping the club to function as a business and from potential sponsors."

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10:17pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Ben Dingrun says...

On the most important evening in their recent history, 17 of 37 members don't even turn up!
That coupled with their little begging exercise grinding to a halt and less than 100 of their own fans turning up to home games during desperate times, it's only going one way.
On the most important evening in their recent history, 17 of 37 members don't even turn up! That coupled with their little begging exercise grinding to a halt and less than 100 of their own fans turning up to home games during desperate times, it's only going one way. Ben Dingrun
  • Score: 35

1:50am Fri 14 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Its very sad to see any club fold up and having played at bashley in the past,though many years ago i still remember it.I sincerely hope someone saves it,but i too think its a poor show from the other 17 members.
Its very sad to see any club fold up and having played at bashley in the past,though many years ago i still remember it.I sincerely hope someone saves it,but i too think its a poor show from the other 17 members. pete woodley
  • Score: 12

7:21am Fri 14 Mar 14

cheeriedriteup says...

It seems that our small local clubs have members on board not because they love or understand football but because they see it as a status because they have a bit of money, it's difficult to make a business from a small club, it must be treated as gambling -only spend or gamble what you can afford to loose. I hope Bash are taken over by the right people
It seems that our small local clubs have members on board not because they love or understand football but because they see it as a status because they have a bit of money, it's difficult to make a business from a small club, it must be treated as gambling -only spend or gamble what you can afford to loose. I hope Bash are taken over by the right people cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 5

12:15pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Bashfan says...

Don't wish to be picky but there's no such thing as an Emergency General Meeting.

The potential support at Bashley is far greater than the numbers that choose to be members but the club was split down the middle last year by the abortive merger effort. We must hope that the club can be saved and an enhanced executive committee appointed.

If they are saved it will be a sad day for Ben who will have to find someone or something else at whom to direct his bile.
Don't wish to be picky but there's no such thing as an Emergency General Meeting. The potential support at Bashley is far greater than the numbers that choose to be members but the club was split down the middle last year by the abortive merger effort. We must hope that the club can be saved and an enhanced executive committee appointed. If they are saved it will be a sad day for Ben who will have to find someone or something else at whom to direct his bile. Bashfan
  • Score: 1

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