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01 May 2022 09:32:06
Hi there, Ed 02.
I know you have said a few words on the Ratcliffe bid, and forgive me, if you feel like you have already answered this, or that you do not wish to answer it. What I'm wondering is if Ratcliffe buying the club is actually a possibility, or if a new owner has already been chosen in a way that makes it impossible for Ratcliffe to buy the club?
So, in other words, if his bid was too late?

On another note - as a person who knows so much about the game, and what goes on behind the scenes, do you happen to think either of the bidders are more suited than the rest? If so, I would love to hear your opinion!

{Ed002's Note - (a) Yes it is a possibility, it is up to the owner and advice he gets from the board of the club and others he trusts. (b) A new owner has not yet been chosen, the Raine Group and the club have already had the final pitches and have made a decision on the proposal to be presented to the owner. (c) In my personal opinion, Jim Ratcliffe is a really nice guy and would be the perfect owner; and by a long way my preferred choice. He has the benefit of not being part of a large consortium which could see separate factions develop nor would they take on debt to part-fund their bid. There is a complication over Nice that would need a plan to resolve.}

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01 May 2022 10:06:59
Thanks a lot for your reply! I think of him a something close to the ideal owner, as well. I've always followed cycling closely, and I like the ambition he showed when he bought Team Sky!

01 May 2022 10:46:56
That's swayed my opinion then.

01 May 2022 14:59:33
I was thinking the same Emil, the ambition he has shown with Team INEOS have left a really good impression me as a cycling fan. Additionally, him saying that he's not interested in Chelsea because of profits, but rather because he wants to build a strong London club is really encouraging. Although it's probably too late, I really do hope he ends up being our new owner.

01 May 2022 18:00:46
Sir Jim seems to be the perfect owner for us
I hope he gets it done.

02 May 2022 15:57:14
Can we start a petition for sir jim ratcliffe.

That's who I want.

02 May 2022 18:23:10
Ed002, any thoughts on the other three bidders?

{Ed002's Note - There are not another three bidders anymore.}

03 May 2022 15:33:43
Thanks for all of the info Ed, do you know when the final decision is likely to be made?


{Ed002's Note - I imagine that the owner has a pretty good idea already.}

03 May 2022 15:39:18



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