Whiskyman wrote:Brookbonds73 wrote:
The thing with Dagenham though mate, was the investor pulled out over a disagreement with the fans over some joke flags/banners. It's bizarre I know, but that from what I can gather was the problem. He'd already pumped money in, but pulled out again and now they're in the shite. They've already had to offload quite a few players just to keep afloat.
That said, I do get you're stance on living within a clubs means, and indeed most of the smaller clubs should go part time if needs must. But there are times when a investor will come along, use a club as a rich mans plaything, find out that there's no money to be made and piss off. That's when the club who were desperate in the first place for some financial backing, invariably go down the tubes.
I think the bloke at billericay is beginning to find that out, that football in the lower leagues doesn't make you money.
You make a very good point about owners/investors. And I guess that's the problem. If a bloke comes along, loans a club money and then pulls out taking his money with him, it's going to cause problems.
Wasn't there once a joke that said
Question} "How do you make a small fortune from running a football club ?
Answer} Start off with a large one.
And as I said before good luck to D & R with their fundraising. Like you I take an interest in my nearest league club, Stevenage. They seem to be a decently run little outfit with no debts and are currently building a new North Stand. But I do sometimes wonder what would happen to them if Phil Wallace, their owner, was to poull out suddenly.
Nice little ground that one Whiskey, I take it the stand in question is the one behind the goal with the road at the back of it.
Do they still have the fair at the back, that they use for a car park?