Aussie, Aussie, Aussie
After what has seen like a length of a James Cook expedition the Aussies are apparently finally coming. We have seen plenty of false dawns but word is that next week we may eventually get rid of the Belgian poison and have new owners.
According to the sage Richard Murray there were two bids accepted. One was obviously the Aussies, and the other may have been an Arab consortium, or was it English or was it the Scots, and someone said today there was some American interest. Who the hell knows, except that we finally rid ourselves of Roland Duchatelet.
Yes Robinson was useless, Slade was worst than useless, Peeters was a nutter, Thomas Drieson’s influence was extraordinary, Yohann Thuram-Ulien was a disaster, Katrien Meire was a pathological liar, and we can go on and on but the man who is solely responsible for all of this is Roland Duchatelet. Lest us not forget, and when he hands over the keys to the club we should celebrate.
We have the richest owner in our history, and what good did that do us. If the Aussies had to look down the back of the sofa to find the money, then fair enough at least they really want us. We can worry about how much money they’ve got or haven’t got when they get the keys to the house, in the meantime the main criminal is going to be history. Good riddance.
The Aussies have been in the frame for months and months. That in itself shows a desire and a willingness to want to take our football club forward. It’s amazing how cheap a plan, a strategy and some ambition can be and how far it can take you. Just ask John Berylson.
Harry Kewell appears to be the man the Aussies are going to entrust, unless that is lazy journalism. Kewell’s Crawley may not be charging to promotion in the division below us, but he has a team playing good football that were expected to struggle. Heck, he’s even got Karlan Ahearne-Grant scoring goals and I do admire a top class player cutting his managerial teeth at the bottom of the food chain.
Less anticipated in all of this was the name of Paul Elliott cropping up. Elliott has been involved in other potential bids, and is a regular at games, and when I was a teenager he was one of my favourite players. The Aussies may put in Paul Elliott as chairman.
I won’t sleep just yet, who is to say that Roland Duchatelet isn’t finished sticking pins in us from his laboratory in Saint-Truiden. However we maybe a little closer today to change.