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SBD Global/July 10, 2014/Franchises

Fans Step Up Takeover Bid For Scottish Championship Side Hibernian FC

Scottish Championship side Hibernian FC supporters said that "they are preparing to step up their bid for control of the Leith outfit after holding talks" with Owner Tom Farmer, according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. A group "has set up the 'Forever Hibernian' campaign and is readying itself to launch a takeover bid." It plans "to form a co-operative which will give fans an equal say in how the club and its Easter Road home are run." An "initial plan has already been rejected" by Farmer after "he raised concerns about tax and investment complications." But "discussions are on-going," and fan spokesperson and former player Paul Kane insists the Edinburgh side's faithful "will not give up easily." Kane said, "It is a step forward and we are over the first hurdle" (DAILY RECORD, 7/9).
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