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Local businessman digs deep to help Forest Green Rovers FC

Wed 11th Aug 2010 | Money & Finance

Cash-strapped football club Forest Green Rovers have announced that local businessman Dale Vince is to invest a "sizeable sum" to help the club.

Vince told BBC Radio Gloucestershire "I'm a big football fan and saw that they'd been having some trouble".

The Blue Square Bet Premier side have been in financial trouble for some time and were successful in staving off a winding up petition from HMRC.

Vince, who owns local green energy company Ecotricity, was quick to point out it was not a takeover but that we would become the major shareholder.

"I found we had a lot in common and that we could do things together."

"I'm just joining the with the people there - the fans, the directors and everyone else that's been making the club what it is today," he said.

"I feel like I'm joining them to make things right and hopefully move on and take them to the next level.

"I think there's a great possibility here - super ground, great club and great fans. They just need a bit of help and that's what I'm here to do."

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