The Red Knights are getting serious. They have appointed Dawson from Nomura to advise them.
“Dawson has been one of London’s most prominent corporate advisers for 25 years. And Nomura is Japan’s leading investment bank, by a margin. So what will Dawson actually do? Well his first priority is to interview the 50 odd wealthy individuals who’ve indicated to the Knights that they’d provide funds for a bid – to see if money really will follow mouth,” Preston from BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/robertpeston/2010/03/man_utd_the_takeover_maths.html
The fact that someone of Dawson’s standing is willing to advise the Red Knights adds more credibility to the bid.
Now if only someone would start a campaign to boycott attending MU games until the Glazers sell out. But that might be construed as blackmail.