Press stories on Hammam and the potential new owners

Last updated : 15 January 2007 By Michael Morris

LET'S hope, for the sake of Welsh football, we are currently witnessing one of the most extraordinary coincidences the British game has seen.

But these are the facts and figures. Make of them what you will.

When Hammam was running Cardiff City earlier this season, the Bluebirds were flying six points clear at the top of the Championship.

They won nine of their first 12 games and took a whopping 29 points out of a possible 36, peaking with a fantastic 1-0 win at home to Southampton in what was a real Ninian Park war of attrition.

The next Saturday, October 21, news began to leak out that Hammam's 82.5 per cent controlling stake in the Bluebirds was being bought and his tenure as Cardiff City chairman was ending.


A MYSTERY backer has made a late bid to take majority control of Cardiff City.

The London-based businessman, whom club officials are refusing to name for legal reasons, has offered to invest around £2.4m for a 35 per cent stake in the Championship club.

The shock move comes ahead of tomorrow's emergency general meeting (EGM) where a new four-man board will be voted in by shareholders.

But the biggest decision that will be taken at Ninian Park tomorrow morning is which financial restructuring package to accept - with two potential deals now on the table.