mkhammer wrote:A lot of stuff,well a bit of stuff going round praising our Owners....don't really agree with that..
They're just Spending Their Businesses/OUR Clubs money...it's not their personal money,
it's all come from Tkt sales/TV companies...Commercial side of things etc....
Their still doing very nicely out of us.
I've criticised the owners as much as anyone but credit where it's due. They have appointed, imo, a proven manager who has won the PL title and also taken two relatively small clubs, Villarreal and malaga to the semi finals and quarter finals respectively of the CL. They have allowed the appointment of a D of F which can only be positive.
Of course there are still a shedload of things that need addressing with regard to the overall running of the club and the ongoing issues of the stadium itself so I'm a long way from saying they are even half decent owners. The fact it isn't their money is neither here nor there. It is a business FFS and they own the bloody thing, which they have paid for with their own money. I would be very happy if they took even more out of the club because it would mean the policy of speculating to accumulate is proving succesful.
Let's be brutally frank only a complete fucking idiot would spend 40 million of their own money on a Brazilian international, no matter how good he is. And I wouldn't want my club run by a complete fucking idiot. The dwarf may be many things but an idiot he is not.
Thing is whiskey if....I know if..if it hadn't been for a "perfect storm" of events at the Burnley
game.....and a couple of refereeing decisions,and a bad decision by Micky,we would have finished
an easy 9th.....very fine lines forced them to do what they should have done been doing in
the first place.....
They Put Themselves first and foremost...fair enough in your personal life/the business world.
But taking over a football club is more than that...especially us,your custodians as opposed
to outright Owners IMO,and are answerable.
They've had their time in the Business world...They've made their Bucks, we all thought it was
Semi retirement for these guys,a time to sit back and enjoy your money,happy days win/win.
But no, their priority was to make some more money, with us second...will never forgive that,
If they Weren't "West Ham" could have shrugged it off...oh well that's life..but the pretence
of "We see it very much as a break even project" and "doing it as fans"
Makes it tough for me personally to give any praise at all.
If they got us where I want us to be.....Take a Mill a month out guys,good luck to them
I'd even by em a pint.
Agree totally....you don't come into the football ownership as a business venture, be
the last thing you'd choose,only the Spuds out of all teams have made a success of that.
Money in footie F**cks me off....in fact it it wasn't for my love of us,I could easily not
bother with the PL,and go and support MK.....