A Twist In The Tale?

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As we all know management speculation between us and Exeter City has been rife over the past few days with the name of John Cornforth constantly linked with Swansea City. The departure of Addison and Nicholas heightened that speculation but we hear that there could be a further twist in this tale with a potential takeover of Exeter in the making.
As we know the Grecians are in a similar situation to us and have a transfer embargo on them at the moment as they have also received a PFA loan to pay the players wages and now we hear that one consortium is interested in taking the club off the hands of their current chairman, Ivor Doble. Nothing of interest as yet? Well read on
The consortium is headed by two former football league chairmen, a fact confirmed on Exeter’s official web-site in this article. One of these chairmen we believe to be a former chairman of Scarborough, a club that we know had links with Colin Addison. There is also another person in this consortium who hopes to have a position at Exeter City should the takeover go through and this is a name that sends shivers down our spines, Mike Lewis. That’s him the same Mike Lewis that we had here – now he fancies a go at Commercial Manager at Exeter. God help them! Mike could be classed as the second chairman in the consortium but we believe that there is someone else – we will let you know his name when we get it.
Now of course, Mike also has links with Colin Addison through his days originally at Newport County and of course it was Mike that bought Colin to Swansea in the first place as a replacement for John Hollins.
So two people that have links with Colin Addison are looking to takeover Exeter so what – what is the relevance. Well, guess where Colin Addison was today? Aggborough is the answer. Watching Kidderminster play, you guessed it, Exeter City. Co-incidence? It could well be but a damned big one all the same. So we ask ourselves the question: If, as the article says, this consortium is favourite to takeover, have they targeted Colin Addison as the new boss and, if this is the case, was this before or after the events of Thursday?
Then we look again. If Addison takes over at Exeter where does that leave Corny? Out of a job? Number 2 to Addison? Hull City? Who knows but we are told one more thing today as well. Because we made Addison and Nicholas redundant, then went for a CVA, we cannot appoint straight replacements for six months. Player manager, player coach yes but not manager and coach. So that would appear to rule Corny out or could we register him as a player manager?
Of course, this is all speculation but to us it made interesting reading – hopefully it did the same for you?

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