I have copied below the Akkeron Group statement that they have authorised me to release on Pasoti. I should add that since the statement was released the administrator has added a further statement and I believe The Herald will give a more (positive) updated position. Sparksy will be playing extracts from Hamish Marshall's BBC interview with James Brent. Edd Moore in The Herald also has an in depth interview too. Spotlight will also carry the interview
STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF AKKERON GROUP
Embargoed to 00:01 Tuesday April 5 2011
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE FOOTBALL CLUB
Akkeron Group notes the recent speculation linking its Chairman, James Brent, to a potential offer for the assets and undertaking of Plymouth Argyle Football Club ('PAFC').
Akkeron confirms that:
it is in discussions with the Administrators of PAFC concerning a possible offer for PAFC
any offer for PAFC will be conditional upon agreement being reached with partners and a number of stakeholders
if Akkeron makes a successful offer for PAFC the Club will
be financially stable
be focused on providing quality football for its fans
be focused on living within its means while meeting all its obligations - to its staff, players and creditors - in a timely fashion.
Akkeron's Chairman, James Brent, said: “The selfless support provided by staff, players and fans to PAFC has reaffirmed my view that Plymouth Argyle is an institution well worth saving. We have stood back in the hope that a football enthusiast would rescue the Club. We understand that currently there is no such bidder interested and the time has come for us to now step forward to attempt to secure the survival of the Club.
“We will now proceed to make an offer for the Club and will work closely with the Administrators and their advisers to satisfy the conditions that apply. We cannot guarantee success, since this will depend on the support of many stakeholders, some of whom have suffered substantial loss, and material risk to the Club's future remains. Going forward, the Club will need to live within its means: a purchase by Akkeron will not result in a reckless spending spree.
“While we are not an obvious owner of a football club, fans should rest assured that, if successful, we will be enthusiastic owners and we will run the Club to the same high standards and with an aspiration to excellence as we do with our other businesses.”