Timeline: How Tony Larvin's 'Robins Revolution' became the talk of Hull
Hull KR have announced an end to talks with potential investor Tony Larvin.
Sports editor Paul Baxter looks back on three months of uncertainty at Craven Park ...
September 11, 2012
HULL KR chairman Neil Hudgell admits he and vice-chairman Rob Crossland are 'reviewing the long term viability' of the club after recording losses of more than £500,000.
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October 30, 2012
THE Mail reveals KR have opened talks with a local businessman who has pledged to make a 'major investment' into the club.
We reveal both investment and a potential handover of control is being discussed.
December 13, 2012
TONY Larvin meets the Mail to be interviewed about his potential investment into Hull KR and says he will be ploughing an 'eight figure' sum into the Robins. He says he expects the first instalment to be paid in the next few days.
December 14, 2012
LARVIN poses for pictures at MS3 Craven Park ahead of his investment into the club. The Mail decides not to publish details of the interview until his investment is confirmed by the club.
December 24, 2012
THE Mail publishes a story confirming Larvin is the man Hull KR have been talking to over a potential multi-million pound investment after he starts hinting at a 'robins revolution' on Twitter.
January 6, 2013
LARVIN attends the Robins' pre-season clash at Gateshead but keeps a low profile in the stands. He continues to talk to fans on Twitter and reveals he will be at the next game against Wigan to speak to fans.
January 9, 2013
AHEAD of the Wigan friendly, the Mail asks Larvin for an update on his investment. He says the first instalment is 'imminent' and poses for pictures at East Park to accompany the article, and full original interview.
January 11, 2013
KR make their first statement on the matter following the Mail's coverage confirming talks, but add: "At this stage there will be no further comment until such time as the necessary proof of funds has been delivered to the club."
January 23, 2013
ON the day of their fans forum, KR say talks with Larvin are ongoing, but add that 'both parties accept a conclusion needs to be reached' adding 'a resolution is expected by January 31'.
January 31, 2013
DEADLINE day passes without the funds materialising. Neither club nor Larvin make comment.
February 4, 2013
HULL KR release a statement confirming talks have ended as the 'promised funds have not materialised'. Larvin tells the Mail he is 'bitterly disappointed' and still wishes to invest.