By Malcolm Nugent - CUOSC

Fans hoping for news on the Blues takeover should not have much longer to wait.

The American Piatak family, who are keen to become the new owners, have let it be known that ‘progress is being made on the transaction.’

The debt to Purepay remains a big concern and manager Paul Simpson has appealed to the company ‘to just have a little bit of understanding to try and take this club forward.’

From CUOSC’s point of view all we can say is that the legal documents we will be required to sign as shareholders are currently being scanned by our solicitors. We do not foresee any problems.

American logistics businessman Tom Piatak and his wife Patty have been on holiday but are expected back in England this week and are planning to attend Saturday’s match at Portsmouth.

Let’s hope they bring the Blues some luck against a Pompey team riding high at the top of the table.

It is certain to be a tough test and we will need to find the spirit and enthusiasm we showed in the win at Bolton two weeks ago if we are to take anything from the match.

The Bolton performance, the best of the season, will live long in the memory. That’s why it was particularly depressing to see the Blues spoil the good work with a lacklustre display as they slipped to a narrow home defeat against Leyton Orient at the weekend.

If that wasn’t bad enough, fans were just getting over the disappointment when they learned that we had drawn Leyton Orient away in the first round of the FA Cup. The match will be played the first weekend in November.

On the plus side we are certain to have a good following. A trip to Brisbane Road is always a good day out and we have had some fine results there over the years.

Don’t forget CUOSC’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 3. There will be at least two vacancies for new board members. If anyone is interested and would like to know more email

Our membership continues to rise on the back of the proposed takeover and we believe we will have a big influence in the boardroom.

It costs £10 for adults for one year and £5 for senior citizens and under-18s. Benefits include priority for in demand tickets games and 10% discount in the club shop.

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