Ambitious businessman and current Barnsley co-chairman Paul Conway has hit out at the SFA after his attempts to buy Partick Thistle.

Conway is involved with an international consortium which owns a large portion of Barnsley FC and recently sold French club Nice.

Conway owns Barnsley and wants to buy Partick Thistle too. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Speaking about his Thistle hurdles, Conway says the SFA haven’t been helpful.

He told the Scottish Daily Mail (page 88, 06/11/19): “The SFA asked us to send a presentation asking what we were doing with Partick Thistle and said they would come back with a structure that would work for everybody. We did that and then we were asked to write a letter with details of our group and our plans.


“We sent a four-page letter and got no response. Then the club hired a lawyer to try to advance our discussions and we were asked to fill out more forms. What we have basically been met with is a non-answer from the SFA. We came into this very friendly.

Partick problems. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“The reality is we’ve been at this for four months and we have nothing. ‘It’s kind of a joke because what we are saying is that we are willing to work with the authorities in Scotland to find a structure that can work. But we got nothing back.”

Conway has big plans for Partick Thistle

Tykes owner Conway has seemingly big plans for Thistle if he does manage to get his takeover done and dusted.

Alongside billionaire Chien Lee, the prospective Jags buyer wants to gain a 55% stake in the Firhill club so that he can focus his efforts on turning them into Scotland’s third force.

Partick are struggling in the Championship. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Thistle were Premiership stalwarts for a few seasons but have now found themselves back in the second tier. They are bottom of the league after just two wins in 12.

Regardless of that, Conway still seems like he has plans to bankroll the Jags. But it’s all dependent on the SFA whether that happens if his quotes are anything to go by.

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