Notts County owner Alan Hardy has accepted a bid for the ailing League Two club, sparking hopes of a brighter future.
The Magpies have endured a turbulent season, beginning the campaign with aspirations of promotion to League One. The capture of Kane Hemmings and Kristian Dennis, along with the purchase of winger Enzio Boldewijn had fans hoping they’d be in the top three.
Instead, they imploded. They sacked manager Kevin Nolan, bringing in Harry Kewell. He was sacked too, with Neal Ardley taking over, but not before the club hit major financial trouble.
The final straw for Hardy involved a tweet in which he involuntarily added a picture of his penis on social media.
He announced days afterwards that he was selling the club amid reports of impending financial trouble and today, as of 2pm, he’s revealed a buyer has been found.
In a statement on the club website he said; “I am pleased to confirm I have accepted an offer to purchase Notts County Football Club from a very credible party, who is now undertaking due diligence. As expected, there has been a huge level of interest in the club and I am delighted that we are now at an advanced stage with people who I am confident have Notts County’s best interests at heart.”
“They must be given the time and privacy to carry out their checks properly but, as soon as I can reveal more, I will provide a further update.”
The Magpies are currently 23rd in the table, level on points with Yeovil and one clear of Macclesfield.
This could be the light at the end of the tunnel for Magpies fans. They’re one of the biggest clubs in the basement division, with a huge potential fan base but little success to tempt people through the gates.
It would be terrible to see them relegated and if someone can come in and manage the wages bill, maybe they can begin to claw back some respectability.