Dialogue has begun with the council, a discussion over the phone has take place with city mayor Ian Stewart and a meeting is in place for mid-December.
It was explained to Ian that should the Trust takeover the running of the club that it wishes to play within the city boundaries in the short term and within Swinton and Pendlebury in the long term. This is also the view of Ian Stewart and temporary measures may be put in place.
The club have confirmed that talks have been held with a party concerning a takeover of the club. All we can do is await the outcome, however the Trust will continue to work on the premise that no investor will come on board.
Our meeting this week with Mark Wynn chair of Rochdale Hornets, a supporters run club, was very productive and more than anything given us an idea of what it takes in terms of time and budget to run a semi-pro rugby league club.
Next week another meeting with Paul Kidd is planned plus we will be seeing Blake Solly from the RFL at Media City on Friday. At this moment we are also requesting meetings with a view to securing a matchday venue for next year.