Very, very interesting!
Yet to take it all in, but Irek is being very Bolshoi (big) in setting out his stall. Bintley, as Englishman with job already, is much more guarded. And not interested in a joint deal. Quite right - they would have 'hit it off' long before now if it was meant to be. There is a joint bid that I think might work (Sansom and Bull) but thats for another post.
It's interesting that they both (back to Irek and David) see it as worthwhile talking to the press. I'm encouraged - in days past it would have been settled with a puff of white smoke and no more open debate.
I'm also encouaged that our Mini-poll is mentioned! As this goes on I think we will sample again from time to time.
Here is the quote about us...
"Among the faded, sagging sofas in the company green room at the top of the ballet school's oak staircase there is a growing feeling that Mukhamedov is the man to breathe new life into a moribund company - an opinion reflected on the fans' ballet website yesterday, where the voting page on the Royal Ballet directorship is accessed by 55 countries.
Mukhamedov had 32.9 per cent of the vote, Bintley 25 per cent, Sylvie Guillem 9.2 per cent and the others, including Derek Deane, Wayne Eagling and Maina Gielgud, barely registered on the scale."
Shame he did not mention our URL!
Its looks like Evening Standard are changing their URL's but hopfully this will work for you: