It’s all go at Posh at the moment. In a week that saw Grant McCann’s sacking and the appointment of Steve Evans, today news broke of another key event in Peterborough United’s recent history. Chairman Darragh MacAnthony has sold a 50% stake in the club to the intriguingly named “Kelgary Sports and Entertainment.” The investment group, headed by Dr. Jason Neale and R. Stewart Thompson, are co-owners of Posh with immediate effect, and the duo will have “shared operational control.”
The move surprised many Posh fans, as MacAnthony has repeatedly said in the past that he would refuse to work in a partnership at the club. But, after Neale and Thompson flew Darragh over to Canada for a meeting over some chips, cheese, and gravy, washed down with a pint of maple syrup, the latter came away convinced that their investment would be a good thing for Posh.
What does this mean for Peterborough United? Back to back Bryan Adams songs over the PA? Oversized kits with baffling numbers on the back? Elk roaming free on the pitch? As yet, no-one knows. Neale and Thompson are venture capitalists, so it’s probably fair to say that they will be looking for a return on their investment. The obvious first step towards this is promotion to the Championship, so I would be very surprised if they didn’t have a say in McCann’s sacking, and the appointment of Evans.
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