Takeover nears as ‘quick wins’ sought

NEWS & STAR COLUMN, 26.10.2023

There is little doubt American Tom Piatak and his family have created a big and positive impression as Blues takeover talks progress.

The logistics businessman wants to become United’s new owner and was reassuring fans before Saturday’s match at Portsmouth the deal will be done.

Tom and his wife Patty – having returned to England after a holiday – once again showed their willingness to communicate with fans by meeting supporters in the pub before the game.

They were at Brunton Park for Tuesday night’s home match with Burton and are planning to travel to Cambridge United to watch the Blues on Saturday.

CUOSC are also keen to see the deal get over the line. Although legal documents we will be required to sign as shareholders are still with our solicitors we don’t anticipate any problems.

With the takeover on the horizon we have been asking fans this week for ideas that can be carried out quickly that will improve the Brunton Park match day experience.

All ideas sent will be discussed by the CUOSC board and then shared with the club with a view to the best and most viable being brought in as soon as possible.

Ideas can be submitted via the following link: https://www.cuosc.org.uk/brunton-park-quick-wins

While change will be coming soon to the club CUOSC are also keen to keep moving forward.

We are seeking expressions of interest from supporters interested in joining our board. We are holding our Annual General Meeting on Sunday, December 3 when there will be at least two vacancies. In addition board members Nigel Davidson and Carol Wilson are due to stand for re-election.

While we would be keen to find someone with legal experience our directors are elected democratically and the position is open to any supporter as long as they are a member. If you want to find out more email info@cuosc.org.uk

It costs £10 for adults to join for one year and £5 for senior citizens and under-18s. Benefits include priority for in demand ticket games and discount in the club shop.

On the pitch it is heartening to see fans keeping faith with the Blues.

And they were rewarded with a deserved win the against Burton. Any other result would have been a travesty.

It almost made up for the agony of a last-gasp defeat at Portsmouth. In both games the Blues’ played a level of football that gives plenty of promise for the future.

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