Blitz hits back

Last updated : 09 January 2020 By The Chairman

Simon Blitz, the former chairman of the Latics, has hit back at allegations of wrong doing. In the 'All Things Latics Podcast' of the Oldham Evening Chronicle he came out with the following:

“We've reached out ourselves to the police. We've told them that we're willing to answer any questions. We've reached out to Oldham Council who have also said that right now they don't have any more questions for us. We actually went to meet Oldham Council, we sat with them. Again, they said to us we understand the position and we don't have any issues. Any money or grants that they gave were used to build a stand, as they were meant to be.”

The club had earlier released the following statement:

“The Chairman and Board of Oldham Athletic Football Club 2004 Limited are issuing the following statement. After a lengthy and detailed investigation regarding the financial conduct of the owners of the club before the acquisition by Mr Abdallah Lemsagam, it has been found necessary to make an official complaint to the Greater Manchester Police. The allegations are mainly against those who had dealings with Oldham Council when grant money was allocated to the club towards the building of the North Stand. We must make it clear that Oldham Council along with other agencies have fully co-operated with the club. The FA and the EFL will be advised accordingly.”