the following recolections may throw some light on a possible source ?
back in 1991 whilst traveling to swindon away was on the coach with an elderly latics fan who regaled us all with tales of the good & bad old days of the 1960s one thing he told us that in the season we applied for re election the club was in a parlous financial state the chairman turned to this gentleman and several of his latics supporting associates for a loan to help the club in return they were all offered vip ( comp tickets corporate pre and post match access etc) treatment bye the club untill said moneys were refunded which to that point had not happen and he had rather enjoyed the bonus of the last couple of seasons . i next saw the same gentleman when he traveled to Wolves away for our FA cup tie in 2007 i asked was he still receiving the vip treatment and he stated that chris moore had converted the remaining entitlement into a shareholding for those that still survived as a way of respecting that they had not tried to reclaim the loans and he would pass them on to his sons in his will . could the shares being offered be some of these shares ? the gentleman concerned was adamant that the shares had been transfered to the new club in 2004 ?