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SBD Global/February 22, 2013/Franchises

Takeover Of Fifth-Tier Club Swindon Completed After Deal Approved By Football League

English fifth-tier football club Swindon's takeover by a local consortium "has been completed after the deal was approved by the Football League days after Paolo Di Canio's resignation as manager," according to the PA. The approval brings to an end weeks of uncertainty at The County Ground and means Seebeck 87 Ltd., a company backed by a consortium headed by Jed McCrory, "are now in full control of the club," which remain managerless following Di Canio's departure. Club Chair McCrory said, "This is a tremendously exciting time to be taking charge. We are aware of the responsibilities we face taking custody of a club with the heritage of Swindon and we take these responsibilities very seriously" (PA, 2/21).
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