Date: 24th July 2008 at 10:02pm
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The Yorkshire Post reports that the Geoff Sheard consortium has secured a commitment from the remaining major shareholders to sell.

Former board member Keith Addy and director Geoff Hulley met with Sheard in Sheffield today and appear to have ground out deals for their respective 10% stakes in Wednesday.

Irrespective of the result of the Wednesdayite ballot, the consortium would now appear to have access to the 30% it needs to take control at S6, with former chairman Dave Allen agreeing to sell some time ago.

Geoff Sheard must now provide proof of funding and arrange for his lawyers to tie up with those of Addy and Hulley within the week.

A major step forward towards a regime change at Hillsborough.