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Town Make Companies House Filings
at 10:22:52

In simple terms Gamechanger pumped £2-3m into the club every month last year. They put in around £850k per month the year before that.
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Town to Take Sunderland Tickets Off Sale With 25,500 Sold
at 17:49:08

There's real slim pickings left, I tried to get a block of 4 today in the shop and the only available ones having looked at many blocks was in the Cobbold lower in the corner. The remaining tickets are likely to be single seats or restricted view ones I guess.
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Gamechanger Lodge New Land Registry Priority Searches
at 12:16:29

Positiviely Portman - updates here:
The takeover by Gamechanger 20 Ltd - The training ground land by Muncher 2 Mar 2021 23:56
I’ve been doing a bit of digging at HM Land Registry today and what I have seen backs up what Phil has previously mentioned and leads me to believe the takeover is well underway and likely just waiting EFL approval.

The Playford Road site (2 parcels of land) is the subject of a priority search in respect of an intended purchase by Gamechanger 20 Ltd which was lodged on 23 February by law firm Gateley PLC out of their Birmingham office (first instruction by that client).The Bent Lane site is subject to a similar priority search in respect of part of the site only, meaning the Evans group company is retaining part of it.

A priority search is carried out by solicitors to preserve their place in the queue of potential applications for dealing, it confers a priority period of about 45 days. It is a matter of public record and available to view by professionals who have the requisite portal account. It is typically only done in the immediate anticipation of completing a transaction, it can be done slightly ahead of this, but usually is done on the day of exchange of contracts. I’m a commercial property solicitor so carry out these searches on a regular basis. My best guess (based on the timing of the search) is Evans likely entered into a conditional contract last Tuesday for the sale of the land (and club). You would not carry out such a search unless a deal including the detail had either been agreed or was extremely close. The reason such searches are not carried out lightly is because it prevents the proprietor from entering into other transactions while the priority is lodged. If a deal is not happening you should cancel the search, but all 3 remain in place.

There is no corresponding priority search in respect of the stadium lease and I would not expect there to be as the lease is owned by the club as tenant and I would expect Gamechanger 20 Ltd is acquiring the existing share capital owned by Evans.

I am happy to share screenshots if anyone would like to see, but the searches are in relation to the Playford Road site (title number SK219236 & SK203140) and the bent lane site (SK200320) they appear under the “application enquiry” tab.


EDIT:

I have now have a placed a brief article on my firm's website here discussing it:

https://prettys.co.uk/news/takeover-ipswich-town-football-club-could-be-progress-says-suffolk-solicitor

https://twitter.com/Prettys_Law/status/1368904355848552448

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Training Ground Subject of Land Registry Purchase Searches By Takeover Consortium
at 21:29:25

Coolcat- it is a matter of public record, it is listed on the “Day list” of pending applications relating to the title number. The info is there and public but not easy to find unless you specifically look for it, which I did.
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Training Ground Subject of Land Registry Purchase Searches By Takeover Consortium
at 16:49:01

Further details here:
The takeover by Gamechanger 20 Ltd - The training ground land by Muncher 2 Mar 2021 23:56
I’ve been doing a bit of digging at HM Land Registry today and what I have seen backs up what Phil has previously mentioned and leads me to believe the takeover is well underway and likely just waiting EFL approval.

The Playford Road site (2 parcels of land) is the subject of a priority search in respect of an intended purchase by Gamechanger 20 Ltd which was lodged on 23 February by law firm Gateley PLC out of their Birmingham office (first instruction by that client).The Bent Lane site is subject to a similar priority search in respect of part of the site only, meaning the Evans group company is retaining part of it.

A priority search is carried out by solicitors to preserve their place in the queue of potential applications for dealing, it confers a priority period of about 45 days. It is a matter of public record and available to view by professionals who have the requisite portal account. It is typically only done in the immediate anticipation of completing a transaction, it can be done slightly ahead of this, but usually is done on the day of exchange of contracts. I’m a commercial property solicitor so carry out these searches on a regular basis. My best guess (based on the timing of the search) is Evans likely entered into a conditional contract last Tuesday for the sale of the land (and club). You would not carry out such a search unless a deal including the detail had either been agreed or was extremely close. The reason such searches are not carried out lightly is because it prevents the proprietor from entering into other transactions while the priority is lodged. If a deal is not happening you should cancel the search, but all 3 remain in place.

There is no corresponding priority search in respect of the stadium lease and I would not expect there to be as the lease is owned by the club as tenant and I would expect Gamechanger 20 Ltd is acquiring the existing share capital owned by Evans.

I am happy to share screenshots if anyone would like to see, but the searches are in relation to the Playford Road site (title number SK219236 & SK203140) and the bent lane site (SK200320) they appear under the “application enquiry” tab.


EDIT:

I have now have a placed a brief article on my firm's website here discussing it:

https://prettys.co.uk/news/takeover-ipswich-town-football-club-could-be-progress-says-suffolk-solicitor

https://twitter.com/Prettys_Law/status/1368904355848552448

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Training Ground Subject of Land Registry Purchase Searches By Takeover Consortium
at 16:46:23

Coolcat - it's available to see because when a priority search is made the buyer has to effectively break cover in order to secure priority for the pending registration of the transfer. This is not the same as searching for a title copy. Only property lawyers would be in a position to register such a search.
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Training Ground Subject of Land Registry Purchase Searches By Takeover Consortium
at 08:10:00

Woodbridgian - this is not a search as in viewing the title for DD, it is a specific priority search to protect the registration of the transfer of the land.
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New Setback For Vincent-Young
at 09:19:41

Phil it wasn't last October that he played his last competitive game, it was the year before that, 2019...
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Blackpool Boss: Town Couldn't Agree Tilt Fee
at 16:50:44

He's not worth £1m if no other club offered more than £850k for him!
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Confessions of a Statto - Why We Bother
at 00:21:31

Enjoyed that. Maybe I might make a few away matches with you next year? ;)
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Bialkowski Wins Player of the Year
at 21:12:49

Cooper, Forrest and Wright have all won it before.
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Town 2-1 Stevenage - Match Report
at 22:19:54

I thought Kenlock was excellent, every bit as promising as when Mings first played. Pittman and McGoldrick were conducting something of a masterclass in the second half. The way we are moving the ball about on the ground is a complete contrast to the way we have played the last few seasons.
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Teams Wanted for Academy Six-a-Side Tournament
at 21:55:13

That's a bit on the steep side!
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Taylor's Contract Terminated
at 15:20:59

Great!
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Leeds Owner Disqualified By Football League
at 16:29:40

According to the BBC the ban is only until March 2015 after which point his conviction is regarded as spent. He only needs to step down, go on holiday for 4 months and then take control again in March.
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McCarthy Looking Forward to Open Day
at 09:18:26

The "everything you need to know about the open day" page on the club site doesn't mention what time the training sessions will be, does anyone know as I might pop down?
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Teams Wanted for Cancer Campaign in Suffolk Six-a-Side Tournament
at 18:22:44

Team TWTD anyone? Still several spaces left, ideal way to ease everyone back into pre-season training too!
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Debenture Holders Get Another 10 Years
at 14:55:13

My Dad had one last time around and is going for another, on the basis that in a year's time he will be 60 and eligible for a concession. However it's reasonably likely that the age for concessions will rise to 65 in the not too distant future so by buying a debenture this time around he insures himself against that risk.
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Hospitality Offer at March Fixtures
at 15:34:53

If you say a programme a pie and a cuppa accounts for around £8 you're paying £22 for the benefit of a place to hang out before the match for quite some time, half time and after the match. With no queues, your own fridge, TV and waiter service (assuming we are talking abour boxes in the Brittannia stand).

That's actually pretty reasonable value. One day I can see myself getting a box there for family and friends I think.
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Hospitality Offer at March Fixtures
at 15:34:53

If you say a programme a pie and a cuppa accounts for around £8 you're paying £22 for the benefit of a place to hang out before the match for quite some time, half time and after the match. With no queues, your own fridge, TV and waiter service (assuming we are talking abour boxes in the Brittannia stand).

That's actually pretty reasonable value. One day I can see myself getting a box there for family and friends I think.
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