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Jeremy Wray is a Capable Pair of Hands

With news breaking of who the preferred bidders are I turned to our colleagues at Vital Swindon Town to find out just how well suited Jeremy Wray could be at running a football club.

Firstly, I was told that Swindon Town would love to have him back.

" Jeremy Wray is a proper decent chairman. Great with the fans and very enthusiastic. Would love to have him back at Swindon. He is open with fans and more than happy to discuss ideas."

Reports had unfavourably revealed that Wray was told to leave Swindon; well this has been cleared up as well.

"Wray was an extremely popular chairman amongst the Swindon Town fan base and fans were very angry when he was told to leave the club by the clubs owners. This was apparently due to overspending."

There have also been mentions of Paolo Di Canio, well I bring the good with the bad, and here is what I was told.

" He is a West Ham fan and was very very pro Paolo Di Canio."

But most importantly, what can Jeremy Wray potentially add to the interests of Birmingham City.

" I was very surprised to see him linked with Birmingham but if Wray does join the club trust be you are in very very good and capable hands. He also has great contacts including Adidas Samsung, FourFourTwo and FIFA video game brand which could appear on your shirts. Would love him back at Swindon but it won't happen sadly. "

So there you have it, a firsthand account of Jeremy Wray from our friend over at Vital Swindon. A massive thank you to Gary Stanley who not only supplied the information, but was incredibly efficient with it.






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Writer: Christopher Handy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 30 2014

Time: 1:19PM

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great insight to Wray, hopefully exciting times ahead
HappyBlueHarry
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30/05/2014 14:03:00

So you think overspending is ok and saddling a league one club and the owner at the time with a 10 million debt was ok? A 10 million debt in league one must compare with about 20 or 30 million in the Championship Haven't we had enough debt at BCFC? Sorry, but the views of guilible fans at Swindon or BCFC who don't understand income, turnover and debt don't count. Yes they would welcome him back but only if he had the money he spent then, if he came along now with nothing, they wouldn't put up with him for long. Wray by being chairman at Swindon not owner, shows he hasn't the money to buy or be the owner of BCFC, so is there someone else in the shadows yet to be revealed? Or, will the purchase be made via loans or share issues like Yeung? In other words not rich enough to run a Championship club. Hope i'm wrong.
Francis Stroud
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30/05/2014 16:34:00

WOAH - some name calling being thrown in the mix. Well financial regulations are based on turnout and expenditure, so yeah its mainly a wage bill thing, transfer fees can be 'invested' into the club meaning it counts as turnover. Franny you talk about what happened at Swindon when do you actually know everything that went on there? The owners set him a target and he achieved it, yes he 'overspent' but something pretty dodgey went on there mate. You wouldnt over spent in 18 months if you knew you'd be out the door, hence why he is clearly so eager to have another crack at it. Harry you say the financial backers are different here, well we just don't know that for sure, BUT it does look like you're right, there is an assortment of different people popping up from a former Tottenham chief executive to a luton town outcast. It appears non of there people have personal wealth, so the money they are using is probably the north american investment fund as mentioned by Pannu, the fund itself must have seen the business plan and signed off on the finances pending due diligence (which is happening now). SO in conclusion, don't take what happened at swindon at face value as you're wrong (haha) and also take this bid as entirely fresh because IT IS.
Chrisblues
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31/05/2014 11:39:00

hopefully now everyone can get along
Chrisblues
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31/05/2014 11:41:00

I agree we need to be careful of debt, I'm not going to take what happened with Swindon as a bad thing though, as we simply dont know what happened with the overspending, and the backers of this bid are not the same
Iknowmorethanblue
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